Tony, Steve Brompton from down under has a pair of salvaged front pillars, he is looking at the cost to get them to blighty. I have no idea what the cost to me is going to be yet as I think Steve is working on this for me. However, if you could send me some photos, and Steve doesn't get back to me, I will certainly consider making you an offer. Would you have any idea of what the shipping...
Spotted on YouTube, BMC crash testing Minis, 1300s and 1800s plus from 9 mins 34 secs, an MGB. The B appears to deform the least but note that rear axle movement. In any event you wouldn't want to to crash in any of them at any speed judging by the way they collapse. Sobering stuff.
I've has two plugs done - both in relatively recent driving years. Both on our family cars - not the wire wheeled 'B', so not really driven to extremes though both of reasonably high k's. The second is currently on our Mazda Tribute. Never had any issue with either. The first lasted through to eventual tyre replacement caused by normal wear.
The whole world of judging - on various different levels of professionality - is so arcane that I do not understand it. I have heard of any cars deemed "unauthentic" or with "unoriginal" features (like Mark II cars), that ARE demonstrably original, so the judge falls short in his knowledge of the specific model. Yet I see cars with wood dashes and chrome valve covers win regularly over cars with...
How about this for a 'plug'? Made for a bit of a bumpy ride.
But are you just being mischievous, hoping to start another war? Repairing tread punctures with a rubber plug, usually mushroom-headed in the UK, and with adhesive, has been going on for decades. But like most things I'm sure someone will come along and say it is dangerous.
MG MIDGET SUITABLE FOR RACE/HILL CLIMB OR SPRINTS
THIS CAR HAS BEEN BUILT ON A HERITAGE SHELL AND HAS NEVER BEEN INVOLVED IN ANY SHUNTS ETC SO ITS IN PERFECT CONDITION.
THE CAR IS FULLY ROAD LEGAL SO CAN PARTICIPATE IN A HUGE VARIETY OF EVENTS IN ADDITION TO LACKFORD ENGINEERING CLASS D OR E. CSCC (WITH THE ALTERNATIVE BONNET FITTED) ETC ETC
FULL RACE 1380 ENGINE SET UP ON ROLLING ROAD...
Following the sale of YB 0279 to facilitate the purchase of an MG VA, I have the following for sale. I will consider sensible offers:
Hard copy of ‘Let there be Ys’, signed by the author and including the supplement. Used, but in good condition with dust jacket. Some discolouration to the spine of the dust jacket due to exposure to light
Following the sale of my YB, I have a large collection of Y Type spares for sale, too many to list here. They include some hard to come by parts. These include a new old stock crown wheel and pinion and chrome 7" headlights still in their original Lucas boxes. I will be pleased to send a list by email on request. Prices are negotiable, especially for quantities of parts.