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  • George Butz III19 January 2019

    In general the handling, safety, ride and everything about bias ply is terrible compared to radials. Unless you are showing in AACA or something radials would be vastly better. Unless of course someone found or duplicated the original Dunlap molds, etc. George

  • Bud Krueger19 January 2019

    Jan, see http://www.ttalk.info/Oil_filter.htm for my approach. Bud

  • Ray Lee19 January 2019

    I had to resort to using a short bar and a windy chisel to get mine out. The TF is not an easy car to work on space wise.
    Somebody years ago on this BBS said that the factory put the TF water pump on the line and built the car around it!.
    Ray TF 2884

  • W A Chasser19 January 2019

    I presume you have the horizontal filter attached to the pump (late TD /TF). If the pump is off the car and the casting is clean, apply heat to the casting around the fitting. It may be enough to break the fitting loose(?) also the use of a piece of hard wood, or soft metal placed against the end of the fitting. Then by striking it with a heavy hammer to shock threads may also break the fitting ...

  • J Targosz19 January 2019

    Has anyone got tips about unscrewing the central boss in the oil filter prior to fitting a spin off conversion. I bent a tommy bar and then at Declan's suggestion used an allen key through the cross hole with a long tube for leverage. I still couldn't budge it and not having a ramp cannot use a longer leaver.

    Jan T

  • Dave Hill19 January 2019

    Blockley also has suitable bias ply / crossply tyres as well as radials. blockleytyre.com
    On the other forum, see "12 minutes of pure magic" - the car is running on bias ply / cross ply tyres.
    Dave H

  • J Targosz19 January 2019

    Mine were steel with surface rust. They were very simple construction so I made up new ones from stainless steel but aluminium would probably do. If you retain the original ones electro plating is the only treatment that will not scratch off. No one does cadmium any more and I had the bonnet catches zinc plated about three year ago. They are still perfect.

    Jan T

  • Peter Burgess Tuning19 January 2019

    We do it the same way Guy, slacken off the 4 rocker studs only and we do not retorque the untouched other head studs. We do this more frequently on MGBs when we are changing a cam in situ. Never lost a head gasket in 32 years!

  • Bruce Cunha19 January 2019

    I was looking on line to see if there were Original Bias ply tires still out there for the TD (trying to do my restoration as close as I can to factory).

    These came up through Summit Racing. They are Coker tires but with Summit the cost is less and the shipping is free.

    I know radial tires ride better and give better performance, but any significant negatives to running bias ply...

  • Bruce Cunha19 January 2019

    Interesting on the headlight support. From pictures, we know the grill was put on the car prior to the body being installed.

    So this indicates that small parts such as headlight supports had to be painted in the paint shop. Would they have taken the time to paint the bolt body color?

    It is possible these were included in the support and the paint shop just sprayed a batch of them...

  • MG MIDGET - RACE/HILL CLIMB/SPRINT

    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...

  • URGENTLY WANTED/URGENTLY WANTED

    MGB, MGB GT, Midgets
    Especially fully restored/clean originals.
    Will view/collect anywhere U.K.

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

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  • Y TYPE PARTS FOR SALE

    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

    MG Y Type Golden Jubilee car badge. This i...

  • Y TYPE PARTS FOR SALE

    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.

LBCarCo