MGF/TF QI Facts

8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 1 month ago #31311 by PQD44
Here are a few QI (Quite Interesting) facts about the F & TF

1) The latest figures released show that there are 24,627 F's On the road, with an additional 5,262 SORN

(SORN, for our overseas visitors is a Statutory Off Road Notification - meaning the car is in existence but not currently being used on the road)

The breakdown by model is shown below



2) The latest figures released show that there are 24,037 TF's On the road, with an additional 1,751 SORN

The breakdown by model is shown below



For more information or to see the numbers for past years you can go to www.howmanyleft.co.uk

3) The MGF was the first Rover Group model to be fitted with the 1.8 K-series engine also the first model to receive the more powerful 1.8 V V C engine.

4) The MGF is the first two seater car I have ever owned and I love it

5) The very little used, hence very hard to find third party wheels, PCD of 95.25mm is a throw back to the old imperial 3 3/4 inch PCD used on small Triumph cars, such as the Spitfire and the Dolomite.

6) It was officially announced April 2011 that production of the TF at Longbridge had ended. The truth is that the last TF to leave the production line at Longbridge was on 20 May 2010.

7) Due to the path air takes through the front bumper and then down under the car the radiator in the F and TF is very inefficient. Only the lower quarter of the radiator is actually cooling! Air flows forwards through the top of the radiator towards the front of the car.

8) The fastest k-series powered MGF was the the 329bhp, EX-F, which reached 217.4mph, on the 20 August 1997 using a 1400cc turbocharged engine.




Well that's enough for now. Please feel free to add any MGF/TF QI facts you know of :thumbsup:

For more QI facts about the F & TF see further down the page :thumbsup:
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8 years 3 months ago #31313 by David Aiketgate
Ooh, my car is one of only 305 in existence. Woohoo!:woo2:

David
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8 years 3 months ago #31320 by PQD44

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8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 1 month ago #31322 by David Aiketgate
Flatterer!















What are you after? :P

David
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8 years 3 months ago #31324 by Tsleight
Probably a mug... ? :thumbsup: :bust:

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8 years 3 months ago #31327 by Laz1957
Crikey - my Mk1 F is as common as muck :lol:

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8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 3 months ago #31330 by PQD44

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8 years 3 months ago #31331 by Tsleight
You can never have too many mugs!

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8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 1 month ago #31350 by PQD44
Continuing the QI facts....

9) The Europe-first EPAS system. MGFs weren’t initially to have PAS, but due to a lack of time a simple solution was required. The engineers came up with electric power steering – which was originally just for the Japanese market cars, to help with parking. Speed-sensitive, it had then never before been seen in Europe.

10) BMW gave the MGF the final go ahead. German input was minimal, though: the only contribution was the adoption of the BMW roadster’s specification for windscreen frame strength. Something which I'm sure Kameleon was very thankful for.



For full story see click on this link

11) Metro rear suspension anti-dive caused the MGF’s tail to squat under power and to rise and toe-out under braking. So the engineers took the existing subframe,got rid of the bottom A-arm, replacing it with three new lower parts;

• Bottom link
• Track control arm
• Brake reaction rod

These were fixed in different places on the subframe. The result was one ‘as pure in practice as that of a uniquely designed system’.

12) New Hydragas units. The hydragas units for the MGF were more expensive, with less inbuilt ‘stiction’ than those used previously. They moved at lower loads than in the Metro. Dr Alex Moulton, friend Sir Alec Issigonis and designer of suspension for many BMC, BL and Rover cars wanted to see them on the Rover 100 – but Rover couldn’t justify the expense on a low-end car.


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8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 1 month ago #31395 by PQD44
Couldn't resist, here are a few more QI Facts taking us up to 15

13) There were 77,269 MGF's produced, which put it sixth place in the list of all time best selling MG's behind;

MGA (1955-1962) - 98,970

MG Metro 1300 (1982-1990) - 120,197

MG 1100/1300 (1962-1971) - 157,409

MG Midget (1961-1979) - 224,843

In top selling position the

MGB/GT (1962-1980) - 513,276

By contrast the MG Rover TF, racked up sales of just 39,249* prior to MG Rover's demise in April, 2005. *Supplied by Bryan Young

14) The 1.5 millionth MG car to be produced since production began in 1924 was a TF160 which rolled of the production on 16 April 2002. In celebration of H.M. Queen’s Golden Jubilee, it was fittingly painted in Monogram Supertallic paint ‘Jubilee’ Gold and finished with special Jubilee badging.

Specified around the top of the range TF 160, the celebration model was fitted with optional fog lamps and passenger air bag. The seats were uniquely fitted with Oxford leather seat bolsters and central black Alcantara cushions and seat backs, which were embroidered with the Golden Jubilee crown logo.

On the exterior, exclusive badging included official Golden Jubilee crown logos – on the four 16" alloy wheels and also incorporated into the ‘160’ ingot badge on the rear, next to the TF identity badging. Above the side-intakes were the words ‘THE 1.5 MILLIONTH MG’. The MG TF was registered MG02 OTF and is still on the road somewhere in the UK. If you know where it is let us know :thumbsup:

15) The was a concept TF Coupe made, the MG GT, which had some exciting features which included the addition of a 200bhp KV6 engine. Raising power to 200bhp, performance was predicted to give the GT a sub six second zero to 60mph acceleration and a top speed of 145mph. New door mirrors featured integral side direction indicator lamps and the switch for the electronic door opening feature, that in the process would have eliminated the external door handles for a clean exterior design profile.





More QI Facts on the next pages, keep reading


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8 years 3 months ago #31408 by bryan young
Sorry to be piccy but the figures are wrong in 13 for the MGF production.

The 77,301th and last MGF was made on January 3rd 2002 and has Vin number 2D535576

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8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 3 months ago #31414 by PQD44
Sorry to be picky, F'ers can be right ......

Oooo we are quick to point fingers :nonod:

OK the figure I quoted is for the number of MGF's produced (not including prototypes).
The figure of 77,269 MGF cars produced is the figure accepted by the MGOC & MGCC.

The fine website from which you quoted the figure of 77,301 see here also states the number produced as 77,269, however there are sales figures of 77,301.

So which do you believe, the agreed production figures or the Salesman's figures? Looks like someone got extra commission he was not entitled to.

So just to clarify, the figures given in 13) were correct, it was just this one figure you disputed.
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