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Under bonnet sherlock required! 2 weeks 3 days ago #196899

hello all. I am trying to identify the name and purpose of a bar attached to the front bulkhead of my MGF (1998). It's the bar sat below the washer bottle in the picture. Fully prepared for a "duh" moment, but I can't see reference to it in the workshop manual.
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Under bonnet sherlock required! 2 weeks 3 days ago #196901

I believe the photo is showing the brake pedal cross shaft to the brake servo .
John .

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Under bonnet sherlock required! 2 weeks 2 days ago #196902

Brilliant, that makes sense. Cheers John. It has a fair bit of play in it side to side and had wondered if it was the cause of one of (the many) clonks in the front compartment. Most of which are likely suspension related but I'm crossing those off the list one by one ;)
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Under bonnet sherlock required! 1 week 5 days ago #196942

Yeah, for some reason MG decided to put the brake servo on the opposite side to the driver and this rod links between the two.
Left hand drive models have the reverse with the servo on the left as you look at it.

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Under bonnet sherlock required! 1 week 5 days ago #196943

P.S. hi and welcome to the forum Try anything

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Under bonnet sherlock required! 1 week 5 days ago #196944

Good to know...maybe the engineers disappeared down a cul de sac with that one. Don't have enough experience to know if it's a common solution.

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Under bonnet sherlock required! 1 week 4 days ago #196946

Good to know...maybe the engineers disappeared down a cul de sac with that one. Don't have enough experience to know if it's a common solution.


It does seem odd. I'd assumed that it was the usual bodge for RHD cars only with LHD pedals feeding direct to the servo.....
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Under bonnet sherlock required! 1 week 4 days ago #196948

Hi,
Interestingly, the MGF Cup race cars had the brake servo mounted directly above the brake pedals and deleted the need for the cross bar. So it could be done and if used in racing I expect an improvement.
No idea why both LH and RH models should both have it. It looks so much likes a LH/RH conversion. Makes no sense to a simpleton like me since it could be mounted above. A company called Tech-Speed picked MGF off production line and converted them into Cup Race Cars, including remounting the servo into the "correct" place.

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Under bonnet sherlock required! 1 week 4 days ago #196950

My guess is it was more to do with packaging, it might have given them more room for equipment not required on the race cars.
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