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R40MGF replied to the topic 'Classic car ins.' in the forum. 52 minutes ago

I didn't think that a modern TF or even a F would be considered as a classic, not just yet anyway.1.png
 

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Notanumber replied to the topic 'Classic car ins.' in the forum. 1 hour 18 minutes ago

I didnt realise comparison sites included classic policies. They didn't when I tried a few years ago. Which did you go to ?

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generous_dad replied to the topic 'New Owner' in the forum. 1 hour 52 minutes ago

From one 135 newish owner to another, welcome.
Tell us what you think of the car when you are ready.

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R40MGF replied to the topic 'Classic car ins.' in the forum. 2 hours 6 minutes ago

Hi Len, I used a comparison site when I was looking for insurance after my rebuild. 
It maybe worth a look because I got 12 months fully comprehensive for less than £100. That was based on a 58 year old doing 4K miles per year with a clean  license.
 

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digcot65 created a new topic ' Classic car ins.' in the forum. 4 hours 42 minutes ago

Hello I havent finished restoring the TF as yet ,but Im looking at classic car insurance which is scary .I realise that a 86 years old premiums are going to be higher (for some reason ) Is there an insurance company anyone car recommend .I f the policies are going to be unreasonable ,when I finish the car then sadly I will have to sell it even after all the work I will have done I did buy the TF to have something to do with the hope I could have some pleasure out of it before selling on but not at any cost Len

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Notanumber replied to the topic 'New Owner' in the forum. 5 hours 46 minutes ago

Welcome Shog and well done for buying a TF. Had you looked at a few before buying or did this one leap out straight away. /

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digcot65 replied to the topic 'SPRAYING' in the forum. 6 hours 43 minutes ago

Should be flat it down with 2000 /,200 would strip it off again Len

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digcot65 replied to the topic 'SPRAYING' in the forum. 6 hours 57 minutes ago

Ive just resprayed the N/s  of the TF after the last time was a bit of a mess .I realised after I finished spraying r ,I`d left it a couple of days after spraying the base coat until I sprayed the lacquer coats .This allowed the base coat to harden off losing any "KEYING"  with more paint causing lacker to run .Now Iv sprayed base and lacquer coats within an hour and the result is how I hoped for .When its completely cured ( a couple of days) I can flat it down with 200 and then polish it with my electric mop Hopefully then move onto the front end of the car ,which I may as well respray as Ive done the rest Len



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judiths handyman replied to the topic 'New Owner' in the forum. 10 hours 24 minutes ago

welcome from one apprentice to another, its a steep learning curve but the answers are all here.

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No, that's just my poor photography skills, it should just sit nicely above. I will post a photo when it is complete.

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David Aiketgate replied to the topic 'New Owner' in the forum. 11 hours 19 minutes ago

Welcome to the T Bar.

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Shog69 created a new topic ' New Owner' in the forum. 13 hours 22 minutes ago

Morning 

Picking up a MG TF 135 later today, so thought it would be a good idea to join and say hello. Will post up pictures when I collect. Going to have lots of questions.....

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Airportable replied to the topic 'Servicing?' in the forum. 21 hours 6 minutes ago

Little used cars can be heavy on brakes!
WHAT!
Rust build up, if not regularly scrubbed away, can devastate pads & disc pitting is a problem.
The tf I had a while ago had horribly pitted discs & after only a short time, shredded pads.
It was fitted with four pot callipers & thus the 304mm discs, an expensive change for a spare sports car.
The f was always going to be No1 car & as there was bags of meat on the discs I had a skim taken of them & the set up was fine whilst it remained.
Worth keeping an eye on that & do a spot of heavy braking in the first half mile when your out.
Tyres take on flat spots & bearings brinell (speak to Ellisojo for future information).
M

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Cobber replied to the topic 'MG conversions do work!' in the forum. yesterday

There is a member of the T-bar " markymark" based in Geelong here in Oz that has done an electric conversion.
I don't think he has been active for a while.
https://www.the-t-bar.com/forum/ev-conversions/97320-aussie-electric-mgf-conversion#195038

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Notanumber replied to the topic 'New look & thanks.' in the forum. yesterday

In Library, clicking on the Model Evolution section links to the EPC instead.

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Notanumber replied to the topic 'MG conversions do work!' in the forum. yesterday

Yes please. It will be a really good read.

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mowog73 replied to the topic 'MG conversions do work!' in the forum. yesterday


The project was very well written up at the time by Practical Classics Magazine - if there is interest, I'll try and put it on this forum. Also, no cutting/welding was involved, just holes and bolts.
 
Yes, please do post the article if you can.

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Airportable replied to the topic 'Rear LEDs' in the forum. yesterday

Thank you, it’s not as easy for those who are past their optimum to keep up with new trends. I usually start by trawling up old ides & then massaging them into something that fulfils the modern Idiom.
I grew up with with cars with crank handles & had I been faced with the first transverse engine to adapt, I would have worked a hole for the handle in the side of the car.
And if you believe that . . . . . .
Back to the flasher unit. A bit of searching turned up a device which was listed at just over £4 with offers invited. I never miss these offers & ended up with one the slow boat from China, for £3-50. I recon that’ll do as a start.
The relay is on the fuse board, under the steering wheel, at the top left hand corner, at least on my f
There is a diagram out there which shows the cigarette lighter relay as the flasher. This dumb sod ordered that relay in error after an indicator fail in the early days of ownership.
M

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Notanumber replied to the topic 'Rear LEDs' in the forum. yesterday

Those are the exact 3 wire flasher relays ive used on my MGB Mike. That car had separate old flasher units for indicators and hazards, one rated for 2 bulbs and the other for 4. As one had failed and the other was getting unreliable I replaced both with these new types.  They just needed an earth wire to the 3rd terminal then were plug and play. They have the advantage I can now use any combination of LED and incandescent bulbs at all for the indicators on that car.. 

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