How to... Fit Rover 800 stalks to your MGF/TF - Page 2 - MG-Rover.org Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 5 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
post #21 of 55 (permalink) Old 12-09-2006, 08:50
Richard Moss
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by cjmillsnun View Post
Odd. My old metty did, as did my OH's 100
I suspect that it will depend upon the spec of the car.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 55 (permalink) Old 14-09-2006, 15:52
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: North Norfolk
Car: MG TF 160 in Trophy Yellow
Posts: 47,846
my stalks arrived today , bit mucky, but nothing that won't clean up, they appear to operate OK.......so thats a little something for the weekend sir



.........and I've just bagged me a wiper control unit of Ebay

Last edited by Petevick; 14-09-2006 at 17:47.
Petevick is offline  
post #23 of 55 (permalink) Old 18-09-2006, 18:51
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: North Norfolk
Car: MG TF 160 in Trophy Yellow
Posts: 47,846
CJ, had to remove my steering wheel tonight as I was 1 spline out of central, and happened to notice the indicator cancelling ring. I assume the F is the same. This needs lining up with the slots on the steering wheel boss when the wheel is replaced. I just thought it needed adding to your instructions

the 800 stalks feel more substantial than the oe ones, do you find that ?
Petevick is offline  
 
post #24 of 55 (permalink) Old 18-09-2006, 19:16 Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Petersfield
Car: MGF Trophy 160 in Trophy Yellow
Posts: 17,824
Send a message via MSN to cjmillsnun
Quote:
Originally Posted by petevick View Post
CJ, had to remove my steering wheel tonight as I was 1 spline out of central, and happened to notice the indicator cancelling ring. I assume the F is the same. This needs lining up with the slots on the steering wheel boss when the wheel is replaced. I just thought it needed adding to your instructions

the 800 stalks feel more substantial than the oe ones, do you find that ?
Good point Pete.

And yes, the 800 stalks do feel more substantial. Something I like!
cjmillsnun is offline  
post #25 of 55 (permalink) Old 18-09-2006, 19:18
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: London
Car: MGF and MG ZT-T (also Mk3 Triumph Spitfire and Mk1 Austin Mini)
Posts: 3,805
I've missed a thread somewhere I think - but why fit R800 stalks? What does the end result look like? I am intrigued!
Rob Bell is offline  
post #26 of 55 (permalink) Old 18-09-2006, 19:23 Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Petersfield
Car: MGF Trophy 160 in Trophy Yellow
Posts: 17,824
Send a message via MSN to cjmillsnun
I'll find you a linky...

I fitted 800 stalks as I had a spare set, liked the look of em, saw a thread from a newbie asking if there were alternatives and decided to see if they fitted. The results are here



cjmillsnun is offline  
post #27 of 55 (permalink) Old 18-09-2006, 19:23
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: North Norfolk
Car: MG TF 160 in Trophy Yellow
Posts: 47,846
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob Bell View Post
I've missed a thread somewhere I think - but why fit R800 stalks? What does the end result look like? I am intrigued!
the end result Rob, when CJ and Chris T sort a resistor out, will be proper intermittant wipers and classier looking stalks imo
Petevick is offline  
post #28 of 55 (permalink) Old 19-09-2006, 07:55
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: London
Car: MGF and MG ZT-T (also Mk3 Triumph Spitfire and Mk1 Austin Mini)
Posts: 3,805
CJ, Pete, it all makes complete sense now!

Having read through both threads, I can see the logic and sense behind this modification - and like you chaps, am left wondering why we got the cheapo stalks rather than these clearly far nicer ones. In fact, why didn't MG Rover go other to these for the face lift rather than make the glossy cheap stalks cheaper by using a matt finish???

Variable intermittent function - brilliant! Been missing this from my car for over 10 years!!!

Next task: sourcing the necessary parts

Great work CJ!
Rob Bell is offline  
post #29 of 55 (permalink) Old 19-09-2006, 09:22
Richard Moss
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob Bell View Post
like you chaps, am left wondering why we got the cheapo stalks rather than these clearly far nicer ones. !
Because 800s are special and a cut above the ordinary cars that you lot drive! LOL!

Quote:
Originally Posted by petevick View Post
the 800 stalks feel more substantial than the oe ones, do you find that ?
As I said, 800s are special!

Last edited by Richard Moss; 19-09-2006 at 09:36.
post #30 of 55 (permalink) Old 19-09-2006, 18:42 Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Petersfield
Car: MGF Trophy 160 in Trophy Yellow
Posts: 17,824
Send a message via MSN to cjmillsnun
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard Moss View Post
Because 800s are special and a cut above the ordinary cars that you lot drive! LOL!



As I said, 800s are special!
And that's why there is tin above your head
cjmillsnun is offline  
post #31 of 55 (permalink) Old 02-10-2006, 10:37
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Beccles
Car: Ford Focus
Posts: 217
Send a message via MSN to Dave400
Been following this for a while and have also aquired a set of stalks to see if it's as easy to fit to the 400 saloon as it is the F/TF

edit, just fitted them and found i didn't have to remove the exploding wonder or steering wheel.. still ducked out the way just in case.

What i have found is that i the rest position, both stalks slightly foul the shroud, not so much an issue for the indicator stalk, but the one time wipe on the wiper stalk refuses to spring back when let go.

Nothing that a spot of dremel action won't cure but did you guys have that problem or is there more free room on the F/TF shroud?

next job, variable wipers...

Last edited by Dave400; 02-10-2006 at 12:00.
Dave400 is offline  
post #32 of 55 (permalink) Old 02-10-2006, 15:35 Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Petersfield
Car: MGF Trophy 160 in Trophy Yellow
Posts: 17,824
Send a message via MSN to cjmillsnun
The stalks don't foul the F/TF shroud at all.
cjmillsnun is offline  
post #33 of 55 (permalink) Old 09-02-2007, 23:10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Herts
Car: MG TF160, Ford Escort Cosworth
Posts: 225
Ahh class find!

My biggest gripe with the TF is the shockingly SHONKY stalks!

Are the 800 stalks easy to find??
Cossie Killer is offline  
post #34 of 55 (permalink) Old 09-02-2007, 23:13
Administrator
 
Chris T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Leicestershire
Car: MG TF 135 Platinum Silver, Skoda Roomster
Posts: 32,606
Garages
Ebay is a good bet or local breaker or bran new from a Land Rover dealer

Last edited by Chris T; 09-02-2007 at 23:19.
Chris T is offline  
post #35 of 55 (permalink) Old 09-02-2007, 23:24
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Herts
Car: MG TF160, Ford Escort Cosworth
Posts: 225
One of my mates has just started as a salesman for Land Rover!! Do them reference numbers still match LR ref's?

Last edited by Cossie Killer; 09-02-2007 at 23:32.
Cossie Killer is offline  
post #36 of 55 (permalink) Old 10-02-2007, 17:01
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: London
Car: MGF and MG ZT-T (also Mk3 Triumph Spitfire and Mk1 Austin Mini)
Posts: 3,805
What's the latest on the variable intermittent wiper function chaps?
Rob Bell is offline  
post #37 of 55 (permalink) Old 10-02-2007, 19:40
Administrator
 
Chris T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Leicestershire
Car: MG TF 135 Platinum Silver, Skoda Roomster
Posts: 32,606
Garages
The new controller is still under construction as I haven't had as much time as I was hoping to dedicate to it but hopefully next week should see some progress.
Chris T is offline  
post #38 of 55 (permalink) Old 10-02-2007, 20:28 Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Petersfield
Car: MGF Trophy 160 in Trophy Yellow
Posts: 17,824
Send a message via MSN to cjmillsnun
Excellent.

cjmillsnun is offline  
post #39 of 55 (permalink) Old 16-02-2007, 22:20
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Herts
Car: MG TF160, Ford Escort Cosworth
Posts: 225
Quote:
Originally Posted by cjmillsnun View Post
7. Remove the steering wheel and stick some sticky tape over the rotary coupler so that it cannot move.

8. Undo the 3 philips screws underneath the steering column that hold the plastic steering column trim on. and remove the trim.

9. Undo the 4 philips screws that hold the rotary coupling to the column. remove the multi plug from the back of the rotary coupler and remove the coupler.
Right hoping to do this over the weekend (stalks turned up this week!!) and the only bit thats bugging me is this rotary coupler.... Is it obvious once the steering wheels been removed why it has to be taped secure?

Also in the thumbnails, is the coupler the part the yellow airbag wire comes out of?

Thanks

Jason
Cossie Killer is offline  
post #40 of 55 (permalink) Old 17-02-2007, 10:04 Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Petersfield
Car: MGF Trophy 160 in Trophy Yellow
Posts: 17,824
Send a message via MSN to cjmillsnun
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cossie Killer View Post
Right hoping to do this over the weekend (stalks turned up this week!!) and the only bit thats bugging me is this rotary coupler.... Is it obvious once the steering wheels been removed why it has to be taped secure?

Also in the thumbnails, is the coupler the part the yellow airbag wire comes out of?

Thanks

Jason
Yes, the rotary coupler is the part the yellow airbag wire comes out of.

It has to be taped secure because inside is a ribbon cable which if the coupler moves has been known to snap, resulting in the SRS light coming on (cos the airbag isn't connected) and the horn not working. Also with them costing stupid amounts of money (about 150) It's best not to risk damage. A piece of masking tape does the job.
cjmillsnun is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
variable intermitant wipe

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MG-Rover.org Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MG TF parts to fit MGF? Dean Carr MGF and MGTF (Sponsored by MGFnTFBITZ) 15 07-08-2008 09:14
Will MGF/TF wheels fit an R25? rangerman77 MG ZR / Rover 25, 200 & Streetwise 6 14-03-2008 17:03
MGF Polybushes - do they fit TF as well? ChrisTromans MGF and MGTF (Sponsored by MGFnTFBITZ) 6 17-04-2007 11:41
would tf exhaust fit mgf ?? fg550 MGF and MGTF (Sponsored by MGFnTFBITZ) 4 12-03-2005 20:24
MGF - Retro fit TF EPAS mr_baz MGF and MGTF (Sponsored by MGFnTFBITZ) 4 16-11-2004 22:20

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome