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  • Made a boot popper for Gortour and fitted it to his car, at the same time fixing the broken bootlid wiring. His hood is a bit of a rag and my better one is scheduled to be fitted when I have time to re cover the frame on his and fit it to mine so we fitted my hardtop to his car and made plans to change what seems to be a duff front sphere on it sometime soon.
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  • minimax replied to the topic The dreaded MOT. in MGF/TF Pitstop
    I had warmed the car up fairly hard, getting the oil temperature up to about 130 but It was the burn and coast running that gets the cat hot. Belt it up to the rev limit and then lift right off for ten seconds for ten miles gets it sorted. I was surprised as a check of the plugs recently showed good combustion and both the lambda and HC figures were very good, as is the rear view mirror which does a good job of shrinking the scenery behind the car when required .
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  • minimax replied to the topic The dreaded MOT. in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Little chance of that. I haven't had one of those yet but thirteen months' ticket is always worth having and as it only cost the price of the test, I'll settle for that. Next I have a TF rack to fit, a set of stainless underpipes and a hood to completely recover as well as a new set of seals. Busy times ahead.
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  • minimax thanked the user deepfat in the forum post, The dreaded MOT.
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  • minimax created a new forum post in MGF/TF Pitstop
    A naughty taillight bulb connection was easy enough but the CO being 500 put paid to a pass. I am not accustomed to my cars failing the MOT so I was a bit dischuffed but philosophical. The good people at Willis Way Motors had to fail it so I could drive it but told me to take it up the bypass bounce it off the rev limiter and coast it for a bit a few times while they rebooted the test machine and it sailed through! Phew!

    Nobody at work is going to believe I don't thrash it enough though. I must be getting old!
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  • minimax created a new forum post in The T Bar
    Nothing to do with Ukraine, the economy, the weather or even the F, but people who come on here, ask for help, get it and then disappear without trace, having neither the manners to thank people for their assistance nor the intelligence to report the results so that the community may learn from their experience. Rant mode off.
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  • Found a couple of half inch radio knobs. A couple of drops of super glue and I now have a tool-free fuse box lid.
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  • Heretic! The hydragas suspension is one of the best bits of an MGF. Set up properly, the car corners flat and nimbly while at the same time being comfortable to drive all day long- Think Dieppe to Bordeaux on Routes Nationales. There aren't many sports cars that can do that without beating you up in the process. Now. Remove each wheel in turn on the saggy side and find the rod that connects the upper link to the sphere. You will find a plastic dust excluder that simply pulls free from the bottom of the sphere.pull it free and look at it with a decent torch. The likelihood is that there will be moisture there at one end.(Hint: do the back one first!)
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  • Just keep pumping. You will soon find the leak. Really, this is not the right answer. If the car is constantlly dropping, there is a leak either into the sphere or out of the sphere. Try dislodging the plastic cover on the knuckle strut and see if there is any moisture. Is one corner hard when you bounce it? If it is then the sphere is flat and continually pumping it up will only do further damage.
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  • minimax thanked the user David Aiketgate in the forum post, How to Fit a remote bonnet release
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