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  • Paul Dean 23 July 2019

    Steve

    I remember being stopped at Leucharís station, probably in the 70s, when I saw a plane appearing to climb vertically with flames coming out of its back end, presumably a Lightning. Perhaps even you! By the way the Aberdeen sleeper still stops at Leuchars. It might not have RAF now but it still has an affluent University in an affluent golf resort just down the road, and the Army at ...

  • C MADGE23 July 2019

    I filled the Midget right up to the brim the other day, and noticed a day or so later a whiff of petrol in the boot. I dont normally fill it so full, and have noticed any petrol smells before.

    There is no obvious signs of any leaks, and once the fuel level dropped a bit the smell went away.

    I had the tank out last year and pressure tested and it was ok.

    So I'm guessing ...

  • Bruce Cunha23 July 2019

    Could someone get me the head size and potential length of the bolts that hold the floor mounted Dip switch?

    Hate to have someone stick their head under their dash, but if possible, any lettering on the heads?

  • Bruce Cunha23 July 2019

    I did some additional looking. Here is a video supposedly taken by Dean at presumably a Santa Barbara race.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz7D5Djc1Nc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCsFwXvvHjs

    Dean is racing a 1955 356 Porsch
    In this article. It said dean traded the 356 for the Spyder.

    https://www.thoughtco.com/james-dean-dies-in-car-accident-1779341

    htt...

  • William Revit23 July 2019

    And , why do you need longer straps, I would have thought std. length or shorter if the car's been lowered

    These guys seem to have plenty of options-
    might be worth a call-----

    Orange----
    https://picclick.co.uk/MG-Midget-Check-Rebound-Strap-in-Poly-391877618058.html

  • Martin 23 July 2019

    Check with the MGOC. That's where I got mine a few years ago. They where the only supplier that had them new. That will give you an idea of what they cost. I don't know what used ones go for since I prefer to buy things like that new.

  • R L Schapel23 July 2019

    I would like to know what is a reasonable price to pay for a set of diff "spider gears" in good condition. (I.E. the two 10-splined sun-wheels and two small pinions.) Moss do not list them and B&G list only new pinions at 37 pounds ($65 AUD) a pair. I know that someone who has a dozen old damaged diffs lying around might give a set to a friend in need, but I am after their value on the open mark...

  • William Revit23 July 2019

    Graeme
    What length do you need--
    maybe MGB straps-
    RB strap is 9.25" between centres and the CB is 8.25"

  • William Revit23 July 2019

    Ha ha ha ha --Nigel, you've done it now, I told my son that you said (in writing) that his MX5 looks bloated---------------lol
    His response, well I couldn't possibly write that here--
    Cheers
    willy

  • RW White23 July 2019

    Many thanks for your advice Bob. Sorry my reply has been so long in coming ...but better late than never I suppose. The fifth gear is effectively an overdrive so top gear driving should be more relaxing. I noticed that the conversion first gear was even lower than that of the the standard TC so with the lower TC diff gearing it would not have been much use for normal road use. That is why I ha...

  • 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 23,500$ Canadian. Negociable. Very good condition condition.
    Photos : https://sites.google.com/view/1951mg-ya/
    Gilles Bachand, Montreal Canada,...

  • AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE MK2 ASHLEY GT

    AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE MK2. 1962.THIS IS A BODY SHELL THAT REQUIRES A SMALL AMOUNT OF WELDING,IT IS NOT A ROTTING HORROR. COMES COMPLETE WITH DISC BRAKE FRONT SUSPENSION,REAR AXLE,DASH BOARD,SCREEN,SIDE SCREENS,HEATER,SIDE SCREENS,HOOD FRAME,EXCELLENT DOORS,BOOT L
    ID,ALUMINIUM COCKPIT SURROUND,LIGHTS,RADIATOR,1098 ENGINE,RIB CAGE GEARBOX,MINILIGHT WHEELS WITH TYRES

    ASHLEY GT ROOF,WITH ...

  • 1953 YB FOR SALE

    For sale, my 1953 YB with original YMG number plate.
    Older restoration (1996)and gradually improved in my 14 years of ownership, including re-covered seats and just been re-wired.
    Maintained in my ownership by Peter Edney,Classic and Sports Car, MG Mecca (see their home page photo) and my local garage.
    Photos available. email: graham.mack14@gmail.com or phone 01359408130 (Bury St.Edmunds...

  • URGENTLY WANTED/URGENTLY WANTED

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

  • 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

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