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
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
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 ...
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.
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.
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!
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.