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by Rob Bell
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!
Replies: 482
Views: 17511

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

When's the next update? :D
by Rob Bell
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: bulkhead flex under braking
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: bulkhead flex under braking

It's the same - very simple to fabricate yourself and will give you a worth while improvement. Better still it is designed for the snorkel style air inlet that your TF is hopefully already fitted with? :)
by Rob Bell
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: bulkhead flex under braking
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: bulkhead flex under braking

The B&G side one? It helps - but actually the "Jaylad" style upper support is superior. Oddly I have yet to try the combination...
by Rob Bell
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: bulkhead flex under braking
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: bulkhead flex under braking

I agree, that would be interesting! My hunch would be that the fundamental problems probably still remain, but the TFs I've driven generally have had a better pedal action. There again, the TFs I've driven have generally been pretty new!
by Rob Bell
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: bulkhead flex under braking
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: bulkhead flex under braking

:oops: Well, I have some sheet alloy to cover that up, but so far it has been covered up with a different lightweight material. Gaffer tape. Will be sorted properly over the winter ;) That might be the cause of the flex, ally sheet bonded and riveted is the way forward. The hole is there in all car...
by Rob Bell
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: bulkhead flex under braking
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: bulkhead flex under braking

:oops:

Well, I have some sheet alloy to cover that up, but so far it has been covered up with a different lightweight material.

Gaffer tape.

Will be sorted properly over the winter ;)
by Rob Bell
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: bulkhead flex under braking
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: bulkhead flex under braking

Not the best picture to show you what I'm on about: will take more pictures to illustrate!
by Rob Bell
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: bulkhead flex under braking
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: bulkhead flex under braking

Here's a picture of the pedal box. Interestingly, there is a captive nut on the left side pedal support bracket. This could prove serendipitous for bracing the pedal box and master cylinder on the driver's side :)

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by Rob Bell
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: bulkhead flex under braking
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: bulkhead flex under braking

I do have a cunning plan! ;) To provide some context, I took these pictures in the same way as I did with the previous series of images: no brake pedal pressure versus a full heft on the pedal - mimicking what you or I might do for an emergency stop. The bulkhead (hopefully) doesn't move that much u...
by Rob Bell
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: bulkhead flex under braking
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: bulkhead flex under braking

Exactly. Both sides and the whole scuttle panel.

Unfortunately it appears that the whole structure is underengineered. :(

It needs some bacing adding...
by Rob Bell
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: bulkhead flex under braking
Replies: 19
Views: 458

bulkhead flex under braking

I've been doing some research for Project Shed - I am determined to try and rid the car of the slightly spongy and feel-free brake pedal that all MGF and TF suffer from - the original pictures here: http://mgf.ultimatemg.com/group2/common_problems/brake_servo.htm On the above page you'll see some of...
by Rob Bell
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!
Replies: 482
Views: 17511

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

I haven't bothered with a stereo for the Shed. I use my iPhone for the sat nav, phone and entertainment purposes. It's mounted just over the instrument pack (good for sat nav, not too far from line of sight, not in the way of line of sight), and use the earphones on an extension. Works a treat :) :t...
by Rob Bell
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!
Replies: 482
Views: 17511

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

Almost approaching the moment you need to get it sprayed Ed?
by Rob Bell
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: MGF SP Cheetah wheels on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: MGF SP Cheetah wheels on ebay

Ideal though if you're rebuilding a Cheetah (or aiming to recreate one)
by Rob Bell
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!
Replies: 482
Views: 17511

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

I know - it looks as though you could eat your dinner off it Ed! :lol:

Looking great: when is the exterior re-spray planned?
by Rob Bell
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: David Farrar Prepared
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: David Farrar Prepared

No idea whether this is the same David Farrar who owns an RV8 in Queensland, Australia? http://www.mgrv8.com/ownersdisplay.php
by Rob Bell
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: David Farrar Prepared
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: David Farrar Prepared

Not sure why this is ringing a bell for me - keeping thinking about a former MGF Register committee member, but probably just a similar name?
by Rob Bell
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!
Replies: 482
Views: 17511

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

Never tried NOS - might be fun in a FWD with a bit of torque steer! LOL ;)

ZS drive shafts would be the best bet for this sort of thing - they're equal length (with a support bearing for an intermediate shaft to the OSF IIRC...)
by Rob Bell
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Pre production MGF for sale on ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 528

Re: Pre production MGF for sale on ebay

Hi Rob and David, I spoke too the seller at length about this car. He is a really nice guy and had no idea what the car was and consequently was surprised by the level of interest. I was really interested in buying it, but when I checked out the costs involved to do it properly, it just didn't add ...
by Rob Bell
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!
Replies: 482
Views: 17511

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

Shame you're unable to use any of that "world leading" ribbon loom the car originally came with Ed ;) :)

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