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  • adamelphick replied to the topic 'Just picked this up for a song' in the forum.

    Well it arrived five minutes after I went shopping - so I've only just opened the box after getting back from the hell that is Christmas shopping!

    It looks pretty good - packed well etc. I'll pop it upside down against the mounts tomorrow to check the fit - fingers crossed!
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  • talkingcars replied to the topic 'Winter driving tips' in the forum.

    I knew I was going wrong somewhere.
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  • cooky replied to the topic 'Breaking MG TF 1.6 115. all parts available!!' in the forum.

    Would u have a good drivers side wing in lqw, cheers mick
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  • talkingcars thanks user 'Bob' in the forum message ' Oh Dear'.
  • talkingcars replied to the topic 'Re:Rear brakes upgrade to AP - THEORETICAL ONLY' in the forum.

    MGZT/Rover 75 use a BMW designed rear brake with discs for stopping and a mini drum inside for handbrake.
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  • Argen69 replied to the topic 'Re:TF Front Subframe Mount Bolts' in the forum.

    Hi Oliver
    Are you talking about the front subframe front mounts? If yes, then there are only 2 bolts plus the big ones. If I remember right one is smaller than the other. One goes into a captive nut and the other has a normal nut.
    When I did mine they both came undone no problems with only an over night soak in WD40, and were reuse able.
    If you do find you need a helicoil set your welcome to borrow mine.
    Al the best
    Robert


    Sent from my iPad mini using Tapatalk
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  • Bob thanks user 'adamelphick' in the forum message ' Re:TF Front Subframe Mount Bolts'.
  • helsbyman replied to the topic 'Follow Santa!' in the forum.

    How can he be a myth. He was born on the 25 December
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  • David Aiketgate replied to the topic 'Just picked this up for a song' in the forum.

    Nice! What song did you use? :P Cool for cats?
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  • Bob replied to the topic 'Just picked this up for a song' in the forum.

    Shiny :broon: I want one!
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  • Bob replied to the topic 'Proper introduction..' in the forum.

    Hello Kobold :welcome:
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  • Bob thanks user 'Kobold' in the forum message ' Proper introduction..'.
  • David Aiketgate replied to the topic 'Re:Rear brakes upgrade to AP - THEORETICAL ONLY' in the forum.

    I understand all the reservations about this leap into the unknown, but please be assured that I am not in the business of dangerous modifications. Many cars have a separate handbrake system. My Nissan has disc brakes all around with a drum handbrake for instance and as Adam points out the original MGF brakes are 240mm discs all around with the same size brake pads.

    Additionally the proportioning valve allows me to set the brake balance up to get near perfect front/rear split. I can have as little as 20% of original brake pressure going to the rear callipers. The final setup will be carefully adjusted off public roads, actually on a disused airfield with a huge area for compensating for any errors.
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  • adamelphick replied to the topic 'Re:Rear brakes upgrade to AP - THEORETICAL ONLY' in the forum.

    Grr Tapatalk gone mad! Sorry
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  • adamelphick replied to the topic 'Re:Rear brakes upgrade to AP - THEORETICAL ONLY' in the forum.

    stephenj wrote:

    Same size on front and back is wrong. i won't want a ride in it
    Non AP cars have 240 front and rear......

    Plus David has the bias valve to compensate for any potential lock up.

    As for the separate handbrake, Volvo has used a separate mini shoe arrangement for years with no issues and handbrake-less disc calipers!

    If the 304 all round arrangement can avoid the brake fade from the crappy ( Rover 800 parts bin ) rear 240 setup then it has to be a step forward.
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  • adamelphick replied to the topic 'Re:Rear brakes upgrade to AP - THEORETICAL ONLY' in the forum.

    stephenj wrote:

    Same size on front and back is wrong. i won't want a ride in it
    Non AP cars have 240 front and rear......

    Plus David has the bias valve to compensate for any potential lock up.

    As for the separate handbrake, Volvo has used a separate mini shoe arrangement for years with no issues and handbrake-less disc calipers!

    If the 304 all round arrangement can avoid the brake fade from the crappy ( Rover 800 parts bin ) rear 240 setup then it has to be a step forward.
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  • adamelphick replied to the topic 'Re:Rear brakes upgrade to AP - THEORETICAL ONLY' in the forum.

    stephenj wrote:

    Same size on front and back is wrong. i won't want a ride in it
    Non AP cars have 240 front and rear......

    Plus David has the bias valve to compensate for any potential lock up.

    As for the separate handbrake, Volvo has used a separate mini shoe arrangement for years with no issues and handbrake-less disc calipers!

    If the 304 all round arrangement can avoid the brake fade from the crappy ( Rover 800 parts bin ) rear 240 setup then it has to be a step forward.
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  • adamelphick replied to the topic 'Re:TF Front Subframe Mount Bolts' in the forum.

    When i did the ones on Felix i used Lidl Rust Dissolver on them for a few days. Sprayed it all over the joint between mount and body several times and let it soak. Then as i began undoing them did a little on one, sprayed some more and moved to next. Then went back after all out them and did bolt back up a bit. I kept repeating this procedure and not a single bolt snapped. I did find the mounting threads were not actually very good and the new bolts kept jamming. So i got a tap and die set cheap off eBay and cleaned them out. It is because MGR used self cutters and it left rubbish in the threads that had rusted due to the cut lines in the bolts.
    A few hours back and forth with lots of the amazing lidl spray was worth it to not have to helicoil new bolt holes!
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  • Blow-in thanks user 'Bob' in the forum message ' Oh Dear'.

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