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by Neil MG
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Rear Lights
Replies: 17
Views: 2768

Re: Rear Lights

Have a look on here, there's a few different style thay could be mounted on the bumper valence and look 'period'. http://fiftysixdelux.com/hotrod.htm Hmmm hand grenade shifters :lol: I'm guessing they took the explosives out first...................... What a great idea for an anti theft device.......
by Neil MG
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front fog/spot lamp brackets
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Re: Front fog/spot lamp brackets

Thanks Matt,

How do they fit?
by Neil MG
Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front fog/spot lamp brackets
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Front fog/spot lamp brackets

Does anyone know if there are any purpose made brackets for fitting front spot/fog lights. I have a pair of bottom mounting Lucas Fograngers (although the fitting would be the same for the Lucas 576 type) and I cannot just bolt to the Bumper valence because it's GRP (fibreglass) and isn't strong eno...
by Neil MG
Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Polyurethane trunion bushes
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: Polyurethane trunion bushes

by Neil MG
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: will it fit?
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: will it fit?

I believe it's the same shape except for the gear lever position, unless you have a later remote shift, in which case it should fit straight in!
by Neil MG
Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: got the rust off.. now how to make the damage vanish?
Replies: 6
Views: 1026

Re: got the rust off.. now how to make the damage vanish?

Yes you got it!

No problem for blending into the existing paint, just make sure that any polish is thoroughly removed and the area is lightly keyed with 1200 wet and dry. A blending or fade out spray may help as can a machine polisher!
by Neil MG
Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: got the rust off.. now how to make the damage vanish?
Replies: 6
Views: 1026

Re: got the rust off.. now how to make the damage vanish?

Note that you may have a paint reaction with the Hammerite! I think they say it takes six weeks to cure? Better grinding off again and using an etch primer before priming, flatting etc.
by Neil MG
Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: chassis leg replacement, suspension dismantling
Replies: 52
Views: 8612

Re: chassis leg replacement, suspension dismantling

So good to see someone doing a proper job!

Looks great and will last....Well done!
by Neil MG
Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Other
Topic: windscreen wipers - are they supposed to be ineffective?
Replies: 20
Views: 3731

Re: windscreen wipers - are they supposed to be ineffective?

"Rain X" is a water repellent that can be applied to the glass, windscreen and other windows. Available in Halfords and other auto accessory shops. You can also buy a "Rain X" additive for your washer fluid. Not everyone is convinced it seems ( :wink: ) but I have had great results and have used on ...
by Neil MG
Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Correct Radiator Cap
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: Correct Radiator Cap

If you have the standard radiator, I would use the standard 4 lb cap.

Before moving to a higher pressure system I would consider an expansion tank (pressurised with an un-pressurised rad cap) or a coolant recovery tank (same idea but vice versa on the caps)
by Neil MG
Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Collective Noun
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Re: Collective Noun

A corrosion of minors sounds a bit cruel, perhaps an old skool of minors, or my favourite a nostalgia of minors
by Neil MG
Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Fuel Pump

I have just replaced a pump on a traveller that would stop without warning and then run normally again without any external influence (tapping). The poor chap had the AA out three times and each time the car was working perfectly again by the time they arrived and they could do or find nothing. I to...
by Neil MG
Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split sceen
Replies: 11
Views: 1773

Re: Split sceen

Self adhesive chrome strip!
http://is.gd/H6bGWI
by Neil MG
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: NOS Fuel tank
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Re: NOS Fuel tank

Or ARA22 for the early cars
by Neil MG
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Seat Belt Fitting
Replies: 17
Views: 3252

Re: Seat Belt Fitting

I did exactly that, as Taupe describes for a customer after his "captive" nut "escaped". Probably the strongest bit on the car! and a nice straightforward and quick solution for anyone who can weld (properly!)
by Neil MG
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Malta Pick Up Restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 4560

Re: Malta Pick Up Restoration

Sounds like a great project!

Best of luck and keep us posted!
by Neil MG
Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split sceen
Replies: 11
Views: 1773

Re: Split sceen

OK maybe I'm not the only one, but I thought it sounded pretty awful.

BUT, actually the result is not bad at all. I wondered what the point would be, but I have to say, seeing the picture, I totally get it!
by Neil MG
Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what other hobbies do minor members have ????
Replies: 120
Views: 11963

Re: what other hobbies do minor members have ????

.. I've just started skateboarding again. ..... I'm now 46. Now that has to end in tears.... :roll: Well I'm into cars and, well cars really. Classic British cars, but then I probably can't afford these Italian or German machines! And if I could I'd probably buy an Aston Martin or another Jag..... ...
by Neil MG
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: rear light plinth
Replies: 1
Views: 1037

Re: rear light plinth

No they are definitely not! I have both MGA 1500 and Minor plinths loose in the workshop. Both sets going back on my respective cars I hasten to add!
by Neil MG
Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it worth spraying original colour?
Replies: 20
Views: 3057

Re: Is it worth spraying original colour?

I think it has far more to do with the quality and finish of the paintwork than the colour!

All of the period colours look great when polished up!

That said, I love original cars, but it's your car so do it how you want, but do it well!