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  • adamelphick replied to the topic 'Felt up-and I love it!' in the forum.

    Does the glue stand up to hot temperatures and the folding of the hood?

  • Bob thanks user 'PQD44' in the forum message ' AP Racing Brakes – How To Remove Seized Pins'.
  • Nubby thanks user 'David Aiketgate' in the forum message ' Felt up-and I love it!'.
  • Nubby replied to the topic 'Felt up-and I love it!' in the forum.


    I really like this idea ..........would you mind letting us know how the felt is holding up after 3 weeks of use.


  • PQD44 replied to the topic 'Roof Interior.' in the forum.

    Done just recently by David A, See this recent thread, click here.

  • tjdonc created a new topic ' Roof Interior.' in the forum.

    In view of the mainly black interior of Myfanwy am contemplating lining the roof interior with hopefully a silver grey material of some sort to lighten up the top up drives, adhesive wise have found a product designed for car carpets and interior trim.
    Question has anyone else experience of doing it ? ie type of material that will still enable hood to fold easily, difficulty in actually physically attaching material (ideally without removeing hood)

  • PQD44 created a new topic ' AP Racing Brakes – How To Remove Seized Pins' in the forum.

    The Problem:
    Changing the brake pads in AP Racing callipers should be an easy process, however, the retaining pins have a tendency to seize in the callipers making removal very difficult.

    The Tools:
    15mm socket, 12mm socket, 4mm diameter short pin punch, Flat head screw driver, hammer, large hacksaw blade.

    The Fix:
    Having a set of used AP Racing callipers I set about preparing them for painting. First job remove the old pads. The recommended method for this is to use a 4mm diameter short pin punch for maximum shock load and minimum force to tap the pins out. As the pins were seized and had obviously been struck many times by the previous owner, this method would not remove the pins.

    For removal of callipers see this other T-Bar How To by CJJ

    I cleaned around each hole then soaked both ends of each pin with penetrating oil and left for 24 hours.

    The pins would still not move! :nonod:

    I contacted AP Racing for advice on this problem.
    AP Racing sent a prompt reply stating;

    Over time the inner side of the pins involving split steel collet can seize in the alloy body.
    Usual method
    Remove the callipers from the vehicle.
    Push out the anti-rattle clip from under the pins.
    Clean the centre of the pins so that they can pass through the holes in the body.
    Soak the inner holes with penetrating spray for at least 24hrs. Using a 4mm diameter short pin punch for maximum shock load and minimum force tap the pins out.
    If it doesn’t move then don’t hammer to hard or the pin can bend. If that’s the case you will need to apply heat to the inner hole area to break the corrosion. A butane gas torch with a fine flame will do the job but only apply heat to the back of the hole so as not to burn the seals.
    When fitting new pad; smear the split collets with a film of copper slip.

    Following the advice I then used a gas torch to heat the holes at the collet end of the pins from the outside of the callipers.

    The pins would still not move! :nonod:

    I then decided to cut out the centre section out of the pins in order to ‘attack’ each end of the pins separately. I removed the anti rattle clip using a flat head screw driver to push the clip out from under the pins and then using the pad as a guide; used a new large hacksaw blade to cut through the pins, thus removing just over an inch from the middle of each pin.

    [File Attachment: APCalliper.jpg]

    I then held the calliper in a vice and used a 4mm diameter short pin punch to remove the narrow ends of the pins. This required quite some force! :bat:

    I then used a crowbar and hammer to strike the stump of the collet end of each pin to remove; this again required quite some force! :bat:

    With both ends of the pins so badly seized, as was the case, simply striking the whole pin with a 4mm diameter short pin punch did nothing but mushroom the end of the pins making extraction even more difficult.

    [File Attachment: APpins.jpg]

    Prior to fitting the new pads I applied copper slip to the face of each of the four pistons and too both ends of the pins so that, hopefully, next time I need to change the pads the pins will come out with ease.

    All's well that ends well :woohoo:

    [File Attachment: APFinished.jpg]

  • talkingcars replied to the topic 'The Triple F build spec list' in the forum.

    Diesel Destroyer wrote:

    Using 1mm perforated sheet as its stronger than mesh

    It also looks better in that area.

  • cairnsys replied to the topic 'Hello to all.' in the forum.

    :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:

  • GT MG SPARES LTD thanks user 'Diesel Destroyer' in the forum message ' Colour opinions'.
  • cairnsys replied to the topic 'My village is fighting...' in the forum.

    I'm not a massive fan of wind turbines and we have a few in this part of the world. I think offshore farms are reasonably OK - you wouldn't see them half the time in Pembrokeshire anyway because it rains so much!

    What I do not understand is why the government do not sponsor a barrage scheme in the Severn estuary. It has a huge tidal range and the impact would be fairly minimal. OK, a few (probably tens of thousands) wading birds would have to relocate but they did so very happily when the Cardiff Bay Barrage was constructed so I don't see it has a huge issue. Obviously the cost of such a venture would be HIGH but the benefits could be enormous for donkeys years to come. I'd suggest much more beneficial than High Speed Rail links (further debate, which I'll stay out of as there's no benefit to Wales)..

    I remember crossing the Rance barrage near St Malo about 30 years ago and that is a successful electricity generating project still as far as I know. Why can't we so similar things in GB?

  • GT MG SPARES LTD replied to the topic 'Colour opinions' in the forum.

    Thanks Allan been watching your own project with interest on facebook.
    David,staying with green but trying to get a bit more mica in,liked blue but my youngest daughter pictured 5 years ago wants this car when she is older and as a incentitive not to smoke i have told her she can have it providing she doesnt smoke.
    Will not let her drive it straight away the crash tests are concerning perhaps one to keep in the garage for her.
    She as overruled the blue bless her.

  • Badger replied to the topic 'Hello to all.' in the forum.

    Welcome to The-T-Bar, and enjoy the summer. When you say sunburst, is your TF a Sunstorm or is the paintwork sunburst?
    Photos please.


  • Badger replied to the topic 'Newby questions' in the forum.

    bryan young wrote:

    Badger, a TF135 should have the aluminium manifold already fitted, the 52mm TB is a good upgrade.

    Thanks for the info Bryan,
    I know the 1.6 MPI is ABS plastic but did not know that all TF 135's are aluminum, I have an 05 TF 1.8 MPI which is a stepspeed (120 BHP) but was originally fitted with a plastic manifold which I have now fitted the aluminum version from a Land Rover Freelander, plus the blue injectors that came with it.


  • Leigh Ping replied to the topic 'Hello to all.' in the forum.

    :welcome: Some pics when you can please MM. :)

  • Mowerman created a new topic ' Hello to all.' in the forum.

    Hello I am new to this so please bear with me. I've followed some of the very helpful advice found in these pages for a little while. Currently trying to sort out central locking problems. I have a Black sunburst MG TF which I acquired from my stepson. Running car with a few problems. I also have a Jensen GT sadly rotting on my driveway - a project after the MG. I will appreciate all help.

  • Diesel Destroyer replied to the topic 'Colour opinions' in the forum.

    Great work!!!!


  • David Aiketgate replied to the topic 'Colour opinions' in the forum.

    So did you decide on the colour.:shrug:

  • David Aiketgate replied to the topic 'My village is fighting...' in the forum.

    Thanks for the support guys.
    If I may I will copy your reply to our village coordinator, Brian. It expresses a lot of truths that are being conveniently glossed over.

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