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  • SpottyCat replied to the topic MG TF 160 in For Sale
    That's lovely, almost a shame I've just bought one anyway otherwise I'd have had this is a heartbeat.
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  • Thank you for the clarification. Yes, the damage on mine is almost certainly from a jack being used on the underside of the sill skin as opposed to the actual jacking point. It is pretty isolated and is just at the rear of the sill itself. I have someone coming to address it in a week or two along with some other little areas. Hoping to get them dealt with now so I don't have sill sections and arch replacements later.

    I had seen cheaper versions of these lifts, the Hawk tools one is a fair bit cheaper and was probably one I'd go for. When it comes to the Chinese ones, I am always a bit wary of the quality, although I suspect most of these are made there anyway and rebadged locally.

    That looks like a really useful way of elevating these however, dropping the entire frame out just seems to make so much sense given the space restrictions when in situ. I'm hopefully nowhere near having to do jobs this big yet but I do intend keeping mine for many, many years so it will happen at some point I'm sure.
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  • SpottyCat thanked the user trevtherev in the forum post, Jacking up your MGF or MGTF - 'How to' guide.
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  • My recent acquisition has some sill skin damage due to it probably being incorrectly jacked in the past. I have been considering getting one of the tilting scissor type lifts for work in the future. The question I have is are the sill flanges up to the task of using something like I've linked below, given the load is spread?

    https://cjautosheywood.co.uk/product/3in1-tilting-adjustable-car-lift-1-5-ton-cl01/
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  • So after a year and a bit of lurking, I finally went and bit the bullet last month and have become the very pleased owner of a nice '04 TF 160 in Nocturne blue. It has a fair old list of extras fitted by the previous owners but does need a bit of tidying up. Compared to my other car, the fuel economy of this thing is a revelation with more than double the range on a tank. Add to that it uses regular unleaded and my other one is mapped for 99 RON and I'm sure you can tell, the TF is going to be my daily for a while to come.

    I have acquired a hard top and some other items that will allow me to tweak it to my liking but the thing I have noticed overwhelmingly is the friendliness and sheer helpfulness of people in this community. I did have a Maestro Efi (which ended up 16v) many years ago but they seemed to be a bit looked down upon back then.

    Looking forward to getting involved in the future as I slowly renovate and restore this little thing to its best.
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  • SpottyCat thanked the user talkingcars in the forum post, Hello from Cambridgeshire
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