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  • Christopher Couper27 July 2021

    George: My bonnet center hinge is definitely chrome and if it's stainless, it was plated. Cannot tell.

    As far as the gas cap. This is one I was suspect about. It does sort of have a stainless patina vs chrome but I always attributed that to the fact it gets rubbed up against the body when its open.

    Looking for hard proof from others. BTW you just cannot use a magnet to detect or reje...

  • Bill Bretherton27 July 2021

    Nigel

    I'm not as familiar with an RVC but sounds like either it has a circuit dry joint, needle is sticking or connections to it are loose. Does the internal light (illumination) work?

  • Tim Lynam27 July 2021

    Another vote for Uniroyal Rain Experts, been excellent in all weathers during the last few years and come at a competitive price.

  • J K Chapin27 July 2021

    I couldn't find a direct replacement green LED from any of the usual suppliers so I bought an 11mm green panel 12v LED from Amazon. The bezel around the LED just fits inside the aluminum bulb socket holder so I was able to keep the original green jewel and ring in the dashboard. The green LED lights up the green jewel wonderfully. I found a plastic cap that fits tightly in the aluminum bulb hol...

  • Bruce Cunha27 July 2021

    Hi George. Interesting catch. I know the hood hing on the early TD was chromed brass. As for the gas cap. That is a possibility.

    I have also seen stainless hubcaps, but cant say they were original.

  • anamnesis27 July 2021

    Thanks chaps.

    What's the view on Hankook?


    2 x 165/70R13 79T BARUM BRILLANTIS2 fully fitted for 112.40 by se tyres.

    2 x Uniroyal RainExpert 3 165/70 R13 T (79) fully fitted for 108.58 by halfords/blackcircles.

    Demontweeks uniroyal rain experts delivered only for 75.14. 30 quid for fully fit by local company crazy tyres.


    The uniroyals seem a good deal by b...

  • Nigel Atkins27 July 2021

    O/T

    Bill,
    what's the cause of the RVC initially needing a tap to get it going?

    For a while mine didn't need the tap then later it did again and still does, I can't remember when it stopped and restarted so I can't look up what changes might have happened at those times.

  • Greybeard 27 July 2021

    Uniroyal for me too. Rain Experts.
    I got them from Demon Tweeks who had them heavily discounted. Quick look at the website suggests they still do.
    The date code on mine was only about 6 weeks old when I got them.
    Can't comment on the wear rate but they are nice and grippy.

  • Bill Bretherton27 July 2021

    The RVI is dependent on a coil current pulse, normally about 4A which drops to zero, producing the pulse, as the points open. With electronic ignition, the coil current pulse will depend on how the solid state sensor (replacing the points) is configured as Paul alludes to Some ignition/ coil combinations might not pulse the RVI tach enough but others will be OK.

  • G Lazarus27 July 2021

    Has anyone had dealings with Skiptune? I'm thinking of using them for my engine rebuild.
    Ta. Gary

  • MG-YT FOR SALE

    for sale MG-YT, one of the 749 ever produced in 1947/8. Due to my health status I cannot longer maintain the car so after 30 years I have to let it go. Complete honest car , with all the original parts ( everything is working, even the Jackall system). P.O.A.
    For further inquiries and more pictures contact me via mail : abaas@xs4all.nl

  • ACCEPTING BIDS ENTIRE LOT - L TYPE AND SA MID-RESTORATION

    Lew Reader was a charming guy, MG enthusiast, and
    talented builder who passed away peacefully in May 2020. His family is accepting serious bids for Lew's collection of three pre-war MGs as an entire lot located in Watsonville, California, U.S.A. This includes a mid-restoration
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    Please visit our website http...

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