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  • Bob Beaumont18 April 2019

    Thanks Dave/Gary. Yes that's one of the reasons I am asking. Mine has always had a polished cap which is getting rather tatty and needs a refurb but to what!

  • Ray Lee18 April 2019

    Welcome to the Octagon MG Car Club. I have been a member since 1976 and like this BBS the members are very helpful when in trouble.The spares are quality and reasonable price.
    Ray

  • Graeme Melville18 April 2019

    Hi
    I am after the dimensions (ID, OD & thickness) for the spacer that is located between the engine stabilizer bracket and the shock absorber. I assume it has a painted black finish.
    Thanks for your help
    Graeme

  • Nigel Atkins18 April 2019

    Cedric,
    well done on finding the problem.

    Right, that's the encouragement over - learning for yourself by experience is great but it's better to have first researched and got guidance. The Japanese aren't the only ones with sayings, you may have heard the expression "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink". Being a person of few words I'll just put - ignition switch, p...

  • Dave O'Neill 218 April 2019

    Whilst I have limited knowledge of Frogeyes, so cant answer the original question, there are some errors in Mr Horler’s book, so I would suggest checking with more than one source, rather than taking everything as gospel.

  • Dave O'Neill 218 April 2019

    “Talking about electrical issues (and courses :) ), what exactly mean what I circled in blue and red ?”

    Those bullet connectors ‘should’ just pull apart.

    The red ones are 4-way and the wires are all connected together.

    To reassemble, you should be able to just push them back in. You may need the help of a small screwdriver for the last few millimetres, until they click into ...

  • CH Hamon18 April 2019

    To finish :), I always try to answer you Nigel, as "soon" as I know the answer : I got 12.5V without key in, and 12.3V when I turn the key till I have the ignition light on ;)
    I am kind of surprised that after playing with it (key on, off, start, stop, few miles, stop, turn key,...), I almost didn't loose anything ! If you do this with the Alfa, you can charge back the battery all night :)

  • CH Hamon18 April 2019

    Talking about electrical issues (and courses :) ), what exactly mean what I circled in blue and red ?
    - Does the red means the 4 of them are connected together ?
    - Does it mean that you are suppose to be able (they are old, what was possible in the 70's might not be anymore :P) to pull on the connectors and disassemble them ? and re-assemble again without tool ?

    I didn't try to pull o...

  • CH Hamon18 April 2019

    "Gemaba" means "Go and see" in Japanese. It is one of the Toyota Lean Manufacturing principle. In a word, it say that you should go on the production line and check what is really happening, instead of making theories and assumptions in front of your desk.

    You will never tell enough to "young/new owners" : go and see, go and check, go and try to understand...!

    Why ? Yesterday I w...

  • William Revit18 April 2019

    Gary
    She thinks it was a Belair
    --apparently it had some sort of badge on the guard and bel air in two words--?? bench seat and manual column change gearbox
    Doesn't miss a trick my mum
    better memory than me,that's for sure
    cheers

  • 1964-65 US MKII MG MIDGET

    I have a three owner MK II Midget which has been in storage since the late 1970's; its black with red interior/white piping; wire-wheels spinners (which are rough)
    Its located in zipcode 10570; always garaged...its needs help but the fundamentals are there; starts; leaks oil from main seals; Bought new at Tappan Motors in Tarrytown NY. Never been repainted; 1098; looking for at least $3,500. ...

  • MG TD 15881

    1952 MG TD 15881 For sale, full restored by previous owner who owned for 50 years. Ivory with red interior and tan hood. Engine was rebuilt by Dave Raymond in Connecticut. New radial tires, Wilwood disc brakes, Weber carb and pierce manifold. Always garaged, never driven in rain, or snow. Comes with a workshop manual, restoration receipts, The Sacred Octagon magazines, all of the original parts a...

  • URGENTLY WANTED/URGENTLY WANTED

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

  • 1954 MGTF 1500

    •$36,750 OBO
    •Red color with tan interior, top and toneau covers
    •Low miles since Frame off restoration
    •1500 XPEG engine
    •Internal engine and drive train modifications to improve highway performance and for unleaded fuel use (Hardened valve seats w/stainless steel valves)
    •MGA ring and pinion (reduced rpm at higher speeds)
    •Stainless exhaust
    •Increased capacity radiato...

  • 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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