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  • Alan Anstead22 November 2019

    I had a Shorrocks on my Frogeye when I bought it fifty years ago.
    Having blown the first one I picked up a second hand one, for 25, from Adlards of Putney.
    After a long run oil would collect in the bottom of the cylinder. One day two ladies walked past the rear of the car just as I fired up. They suddenly disappeared in a cloud of smoke that would have made a destroyer Captain proud!

  • Dave O'Neill 222 November 2019

    I probably have some, but not sure where. I will have a look.

    A-series and B-series use the same key.

  • paulh422 November 2019

    Thanks Colin, that's hugely different at the 'empty' end compared to the others, and I'd expect that to show a couple of gallons when you ran out!

    But if there is no fuel in yet have you turned on the ignition to see where the gauge points? Or was there some left in?

  • R Cohen22 November 2019

    Hi Everyone

    Does anyone have an old sprocket or woodruf key that they can measure for me (my only one is buried in my engine!).

    I have a 1932 Armstrong Siddeley and I'm hoping that I can use an offset Midget (or B if anyone has one of those) woodruf key to bring the cam timing to where it needs to be. A long shot but worth a try! Any help appreciated.

  • Bob Beaumont22 November 2019

    The 12g 295 head has a 28.2cc capacity compared with the standard 948 one of 24.5cc. if the head is not skimmed flat top pistons will give a CR around the same as a standard 1275 engine of about 8.8.

  • Colyn Firth22 November 2019

    I noticed this topic on the MGE forum (PERFORMANCE section)last week and I posted this.

    Re: Latest trailer of movie "Ford v Ferrari"#8

    "This story has just reminded me about the fantastic book I have just been re-reading about the Le Mans Class Winning Twin-Cam, SRX 210, driven by Ted Lund and Colin Escott in 1960.

    The book is called "Pay-it Yourself" edited by George ...

  • Colin Parkinson22 November 2019

    Paul for your info, I took the sender out and checked resistance. It goes from 18 - 185 ohms.

    And it will be a while before it gets petrol in, but I will fill in 5litre increments and check gauge at that time.

    Colin

  • Jasper Nederhoed TD396622 November 2019

    David,

    Thanks!

    Jasper

  • David k Brenchley22 November 2019

    Well the only firm that bothered to quote came in at 160.00 Plus VAT Delivered, so looks like the MGOC ones.

  • Art Pearse22 November 2019

    Obvious question Maurice - was the screen there before the paint job?

  • MG YA SPECIAL ROLLING CHASSIS PROJECT

    A chance to acquire a 1949 YA near complete rolling chassis with enough parts to start building a special.

    Chassis is painted and very sound.

    Supplied with:
    V5C in my name and old 3 letter 2 digit number. Plus chassis & body plates.
    XPJM engine for overhaul,
    800 of new brake parts from NTG
    YA gearbox, good
    St column and wheel
    Rear dampers which cost me o...

  • 1951 YA FOR SALE

    UMG-315. Imported to Canada in 2006. Right hand drive. Halogen headlights. New braking system. Heater. Boyce Motometer. Original owner & technical manuals. 11,200 miles since 1996 restoration (possibly less than 22,000 miles in total). Valued at $18,000 US but asking $12,000 US. Very good condition overall.
    Many photos & other info here: https://sites.google.com/view/1951mg-ya/
    Gilles B...

  • MGF MGF MGF

    URGENTLY WANTED, URGENTLY WANTED
    MGF MGF MGF
    Low mileage/fine examples please.
    WILL VIEW/COLLECT ANYWHERE UK

  • ANY MG ANY MG ANY MG

    URGENTLY WANTED URGENTLY WANTED URGENTLY WANTED
    ANY MG ANY YEAR ANY CONDITION
    WILL VIEW/COLLECT ANYWHERE UK

  • ICE BLUE SAMPLE

    Have original MGA tonneau cover in Ice Blue that I can get some good non faded sample peices from the underside for anyone interested. Aprox 1" X 2" peice for $17US including mailing cost domestic, or international.

  • Y TYPE SPARES FOR SALE

    I have recently had a garage tidy-up and found a number of new and used Y Type parts that I no longer need as I sold my YB last year after 9 years of ownership. I am open to offers for any or all of the following parts:
    Headlamp switch, original, good used
    2 dashboard switches with octagonal knobs, good used
    Lucas contact set 407050, new old stock
    Starter motor brush set Commercial...

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