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by Rob Bell
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: cup car brake discs and Abingdon wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: cup car brake discs and Abingdon wheels

You'll have something very similar then. The rears were the same size as the front IIRC, but with a racing caliper with no handbrake mechanism.
by Rob Bell
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: cup car brake discs and Abingdon wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: cup car brake discs and Abingdon wheels

Now you're asking - will have to look it up as my brain is atrophying in my old age. But they are nothing like the AP set up found on the Trophy 160 or TF160. IIRC, the diameter of the disc was something like 285mm. They are two-part discs on alloy bells - the offset I don't know. The 4-pot caliper ...
by Rob Bell
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: new repair panels - MGF
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: new repair panels - MGF

Don't be: it's mostly hollow box section. Whether there's most rot behind is another question - but hopefully nothing too extensive. :)
by Rob Bell
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: TF Race Car Build
Replies: 267
Views: 10247

Re: TF Race Car Build

It's certainly quite striking! Personally I think the upper bumper looks too bare without the intake grilles. I'd probably take a 500LE bumper and blank the upper grilles with a mesh-pattern plastic. For your purpose though, you'd not really need to do that at all. I enquired about the weight of the...
by Rob Bell
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: new repair panels - MGF
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: new repair panels - MGF

I have some great pictures of a magazine project MGF that had completely new exterior panels - which means some interesting pictures of what hides behind the panel work!

I transferred my old PC archive across to my laptop. I'll see if I can dig it out and post it :)
by Rob Bell
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: MGTF 135 from 2003 : 7 diagnostic error codes without starting engine and no solution
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: MGTF 135 from 2003 : 7 diagnostic error codes without starting engine and no solution

Hope this helps - but otherwise the problem may be in the engine loom; in my experience MEMS3 (and MEMS1.9 and 2J) are tough ECUs that rarely cause problems... (but not never cause problems!)
by Rob Bell
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: How is the MGTF as a sports car?
Replies: 30
Views: 759

Re: How is the MGTF as a sports car?

The chassis can cope with more power - and it is a good one - particularly the TF with the multi-link rear end. Contemporary road tests were always very complementary (and felt far more entertaining than an Audi TT for example). It is a higher grip chassis than the MX-5, and not so happy to slide th...
by Rob Bell
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: TF Race Car Build
Replies: 267
Views: 10247

Re: TF Race Car Build

Have you spoken to Peter at Anglia Composites? He already does MGF/TF bonnet and boot lids. He might be encouraged to do a TF bumper too; there is certainly a market for the LE500 type. I've thought of this one too: the TF bumper+lights are lighter than the MGF equivalent!
by Rob Bell
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!
Replies: 517
Views: 21119

Re: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!

I thought about a K in a Spitfire (I have a 1967 Mk3 and Tim Fenna was trying to convince me it was a good idea when I went to him for a 5-speed Type9 gearbox conversion). The K would be great in a later swing spring rather than swing axle. You might want to upgrade the rear to GT6 spec to better ha...
by Rob Bell
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: TF Race Car Build
Replies: 267
Views: 10247

Re: TF Race Car Build

That seems sensible. The grille/air intake area will increase drag, but you could reduce the size of the intake through the bumper as you need pretty easily :)
by Rob Bell
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: new repair panels - MGF
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: new repair panels - MGF

The panels are made by Motor Heritage (they who make new body shells for Midgets, MGBs and TR6s). Shop around if a whole panel is needed, otherwise fabricate a smaller repair panel - in most part, it is single curvature :)
by Rob Bell
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: How is the MGTF as a sports car?
Replies: 30
Views: 759

Re: How is the MGTF as a sports car?

TF has a good chassis with good steering feel and feedback. Like the MGF, an eminently trackable car. :) Engine swaps are possible and feasible - it's a question of what you're prepared to take on and spend. For a number of reasons, engine swaps in MGs has never really taken off - I think that is pa...
by Rob Bell
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: End of an Era, sadly Luffields Dealership has gone
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: End of an Era, sadly Luffields Dealership has gone

A massive shame - they supported the MGCC Speed Championship for many years, for which I for one am extremely grateful!
by Rob Bell
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Pektron testing and fob programming offer
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Re: Pektron testing and fob programming offer

My little ZR has served its primary purpose well! I now just need to fix it so the kids can learn to drive in it (only have 4 years to do that!)
by Rob Bell
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: TF Race Car Build
Replies: 267
Views: 10247

Re: TF Race Car Build

Will be interesting to hear how well that works in keeping brake temperatures down - I'd imagine very effective :thumbsu: I've not done anything like this on the Shed - for Hill Climbs and Sprints I've never encountered a problem. On a track day, I have encountered problems (Castle Combe) - but that...
by Rob Bell
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: MGF Trophy rebuild
Replies: 122
Views: 4930

Re: MGF Trophy rebuild

I did wonder about that - will be interested to hear how that problem is resolved. :thumbsu:
by Rob Bell
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: MGF Trophy rebuild
Replies: 122
Views: 4930

Re: MGF Trophy rebuild

Any more updates?

Also, interested in that rear caliper position - is this a B&G off the shelf adapter now? :)
by Rob Bell
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Single wiper conversion for the MGF/TF!
Replies: 27
Views: 8958

Re: Single wiper conversion for the MGF/TF!

And the Merc 190 oscillating wiper spindle is a very good idea as there are irritating areas of un-wiped screen when you sit at the standard seat height in the MGF. In the race car, with a lower seat base, this is not such a problem :)
by Rob Bell
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Single wiper conversion for the MGF/TF!
Replies: 27
Views: 8958

Re: Single wiper conversion for the MGF/TF!

^^^ as James says.

I can't remember the blade length off the top of my head, but have a recollection that it is the same as one of the ones on the ZTT :)
by Rob Bell
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: 2017 SAIC design challenge winner – it’s a roadster!
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: 2017 SAIC design challenge winner – it’s a roadster!

I like that! If SAIC were to start building MG sports cars again, I'd certainly take note :D

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