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  • Mike Satur has one on clearance for £86.96 here
    www.mikesatur.co.uk/MGF-and-MGTF-Stainle...Shield-by-Mike-Satur

    You'll struggle to attach anything to the existing shield which is a fibre based item. I used some ali heatshield material from a scraped mini but any modern will have something usable if you want to keep the cost down.
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  • MGmike replied to the topic Mike Satur Sills?? in MGF/TF Pitstop
    No experience with the sills but they do look a good shape.

    One thing to note is that MOT reg's require continuous welds for any repairs. Therefore using those pre drilled hoes for plug welding is a no-no (unless you have a very friendly MOT tester!!)
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  • from your pictures above it looks like the right rear ring is missing!
    That will need further investigation and possibly a new CV joint as rings are not available separately.
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  • djkeenan wrote: They are all pictures of the rear. I had a look at the front ones but they looked OK, if a little rusty. Here's a picture of the front left. I'm not 100% that the thing on the left side of the image is a reluctor ring but im pretty sure it is.


    Nope that's the disc ventilation. Reluctor rings are on the CV joint around the back of the hub assembly.

    rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID018899

    Look at item 67 in this picture on Rimmers website.
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  • Yep, I can see some catch-up profiteering coming from the unscrupulous members of the trade.
    As mine hadn't been MOT'd for 15 years it seemed sensible to get it done now :coat:

    But on the upside, it will give me a few months to get one of the french fleet up to scratch and that has a few issues I've been putting off...
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  • here she is in amongst my french fleet ...



    I've still not cleaned the interior (hope get around to it this weekend!) but have managed about a 100 miles of fun.
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  • MGmike replied to the topic Surging Steptronic in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Sounds like a torque converter problem..

    I would be looking at the oil again or possibly gearbox oil pump..
    Which oil was used/recommended by whom?

    best of luck...
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  • MOT passed... first one in fifteen years!!!!!

    Left it at the garage to have the wheel alignment done after the rear sub-frame overhaul but will be taxed on 1/6/20 and hopefully the sun will hang around for a few weeks....

    Now to make the interior a place I want to be.....
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  • talkingcars wrote:

    MGmike wrote: I......So my question is.... is it worth continuing or should I just use the engine to do a K-conversion on one of my many MGB's?


    Sounds like you've been busy, personally I'd sell the MGBs and spent the money on MGFs.

    James


    :nofight: thought it was a controversial question around these parts :lol:

    I'll keep going for now and (hopefully) enjoy a bit of fun over the summer. Then I'll think about selling to someone who want's an easy winter front sub-frame project on an early MGF with a RUST FREE shell ..... now that must be rare :whistle: :dry:
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  • MGmike created a new forum post in The Showroom
    I'm back... well for a while anyway...

    After spinning my F on the M74 one wet Monday morning the damage was sufficient for it to go to the breakers :(

    But all is not lost as I have a spare.... it's just taken me ages to make time to recommission it!
    I did have it just about sorted some years back but I wasn't confident enough in the state of the engine to press it in to service and it got pushed to the back of the very long queue...

    A benefit of lock down (and losing some storage) has meant I've been forced in to spending some time on my cars and the F managed to jump the queue with the intention of selling it when it's MOT'd (note the intention :whistle: ).

    What have I been up to...

    I've dropped the rear subframe, had it blasted and I've painted it with Raptor in a very fetching Nightfire Red to match the body!!! Well why not ;)

    It's been rebuilt using Polybushes and I'll be fitting SS solid front mounts when it goes back in (hopefully over the next few days!).

    While the subframe was away I've replaced the suspect HG (which was the right move as it still had the original plastic dowels fitted), water pump, belts, fitted SS coolant pipes under the floor and reconfigured the coolant system to fit a PRT.

    The rear Hyragas units have been re-gassed and SS braided brake hoses fitted to the rear brakes (front still to be done) with new pads. The clutch M/Cyl has had new seals and the rear bumper (damaged in storage) has been replaced with a good one picked up from eBay.
    Rear exhaust shield mounts have been upgraded to SS but I now need a heat shield before I put it all back together!

    The front sub-frame will probably get the same treatment next winter unless I decide to sell which is a strong possibility as I have far too many cars for one man to work on never mind use!

    The body is remarkably rust free but the interior is a bit of a mess! The seats are good in black leather and I'll give everything a good clean once the rear end is back together. Hopefully that's all I'll need for the MOT and then see how it runs over the summer.

    Some interesting points to note.. The exhaust still has a 97 date code on it, the brake discs are hardly used and it has the Aircon option, although I did have to cut a couple of pipes to get the subframe out doh...

    So my question is.... is it worth continuing or should I just use the engine to do a K-conversion on one of my many MGB's?
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