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A hassle free MOT will do for me.
Well, this can be an acronym for LOADS of "must do"
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post #22 of 44 (permalink) Old 31-01-2017, 13:16
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MUST:
Get a grip on my brand new coolant leak (dribble under the car sometimes).
Align windows better.
Fix two little holes in fabric roof.
Replace wiper linkage.
Get under there and make sure rust is under control.
SHOULD:
Tidy up battle scars from inconsiderate parking.
Get front bumper off and refit straight.
WOULD LIKE TO:
Refurb or replace scruffy wheels.
Get leather seats (drivers seat holey)


On reflection, buy another one, so I can have one to drive while the other gets stuff done. Maybe not quite as many as Dert though.
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MUST:
Get a grip on my brand new coolant leak (dribble under the car sometimes).
Align windows better.
Fix two little holes in fabric roof.
Replace wiper linkage.
Get under there and make sure rust is under control.
SHOULD:
Tidy up battle scars from inconsiderate parking.
Get front bumper off and refit straight.
WOULD LIKE TO:
Refurb or replace scruffy wheels.
Get leather seats (drivers seat holey)


On reflection, buy another one, so I can have one to drive while the other gets stuff done. Maybe not quite as many as Dert though.
You have a fair bit to do.
Dribbling under a car is never good. (Make of that whatever you will).
I am still looking for a good anti uv thread to sew up the holes in my roof. I can not match the green though. When I first weave new thread in it looks great but after a year it fades.
Regarding rust: I want to epoxy mastic, but if you are short on time 'Corroless' do a nice anti rust chassis black.
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Finish backlit cluster.
Get rust spots sorted.
New carpets.
Refurbish wheels.
Fit the fog lights that have been in the shed for 3 years.
Repair front bumper after hitting a deer.
Replace splitter (deer).
Fit dashcam.
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Finish backlit cluster.
Get rust spots sorted.
New carpets.
Refurbish wheels.
Fit the fog lights that have been in the shed for 3 years.
Repair front bumper after hitting a deer.
Replace splitter (deer).
Fit dashcam.
I have a few bits in the shed. Well more than a few bits.
Fogs - they look so good on. Erm ... if you don't get around to fitting them, I know someone not to far away that has a shed he can put them in.
Hope the bumper is not too bad. Those deer just come out of nowhere.

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Ordered a few bits and bobs from Rimmers to keep me busy but the main jobs are 4 new tyres, Oil/filter change and maybe a respray on the rear bumper.

First job out the way was getting the hydrogas pumped up last week and finding the spheres were okay.
All this on my 95 F which we have now owned for over 17 years.

She starts first time, still gets comments and I still love to drive her ( note to self, must drive her more)
And on that last note, take her to the Isle of Mann and North Wales this summer which I have promised to do for years....
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Fit roll hoops on My TF.
Remove normal seats,make brackets for bucket seats and fit those.
Buy 5 point harnesses and fit those.
Refurb spare set of wheels and get Toyos fitted on rears.
Bite the bullet and buy some adjustable suspension and fit that.
Get a remap done at Z and F.
Rob a bank to pay for all the above....
Then trash it round a few track-day venues.........
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Upgrade the roof to a blue one.
Fit new expansion tank. The current one is discoloured, after a HGF before I bought the car, and I have a new one which is rolling round in my boot where t's been since last summer.
The new one has the space for fittings for a low coolant alarm, and I MAY purchase one to fit, if I can find one without a coolant tank.
Wire up heated seats.
Fit Servo brace.
Repaint AP's
Wheel refurbishment. Just one initially as it's lost it's paint and looks horrible,
MGF Register stand at MG Era by Jim Pritchard, on Flickr
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Ordered a few bits and bobs from Rimmers to keep me busy but the main jobs are 4 new tyres, Oil/filter change and maybe a respray on the rear bumper.

First job out the way was getting the hydrogas pumped up last week and finding the spheres were okay.
All this on my 95 F which we have now owned for over 17 years.

She starts first time, still gets comments and I still love to drive her ( note to self, must drive her more)
And on that last note, take her to the Isle of Mann and North Wales this summer which I have promised to do for years....
Like the idea of the IOM. Whilst you are there look up the 'Moddey dhoo' or black dog motorcycle club. Very friendly bunch. My sister was hit by a car whilst on her Norton. They looked after her.
The Steam Packet goes from Lpool if I remember. If you take the MG it would be an ideal photo op.
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Super photo. A nice looking motor. Celestial
I fitted a servo brace. It would be easier to fit if you round off the 90 degree corners a bit more. Mine would not slip in and caught on the back of the servo. Not a big job but saves a bit of a niggle and having to loosen everything.
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Super photo. A nice looking motor. Celestial
I fitted a servo brace. It would be easier to fit if you round off the 90 degree corners a bit more. Mine would not slip in and caught on the back of the servo. Not a big job but saves a bit of a niggle and having to loosen everything.
Thanks mate. She really is my pride and joy. The brace was home made by a fellow MG'er, and he was quite the engineering guru, so he may have considered that, I need to check, that's a job for warmer weather though
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Top of my list is the cambelts and water pump, a remap maybe and a new cat.
I have still to fit my remote boot release mech and I have to sort out a low coolant alarm.
Car wise that's about it, the rest is just driving and enjoying!
Runs planned, I am off to FRL and also Topless around the peaks, and a Yorkshire roadtrip too.


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Add some Viper style stripes to the list too....I feel a visit to Northamptonshire coming on!


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Like the idea of the IOM. Whilst you are there look up the 'Moddey dhoo' or black dog motorcycle club. Very friendly bunch. My sister was hit by a car whilst on her Norton. They looked after her.
The Steam Packet goes from Lpool if I remember. If you take the MG it would be an ideal photo op.
Yes, the Steam Packet Company is next door to my office so the plan is to jump on the SeaCat right after work on the Friday evening, stay the full weekend so hopefully see most of the island in the F. Will certainly try and look that group up too.
I will be avoiding TT season though...
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Celestial, stop posting pictures like this- Makes my car look like a bag of nails!
Very good looking car. You treat her well. Good luck finding a blue roof.
Cheers!
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All I want to do in 2017 is fit new tyres - spent far too much in 2016! But I suspect something will come up.....
Got the tyres but having said this I had a sort out of the parts box and found
  • a wash wipe modification to fit
  • two luggage nets to fit behind each seat
  • modified side indicators to fit
Also need to recondition the hood. And keep looking at rose jointed drop links and 280 rear disc conversions.
Its a disease! I think I need therapy!
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Re-fit the head that's been in the shed for a year. And reattach all the other bits! And fix the alternator, and change all the belts. Once I've done that, I can then find out what else needs fixed after not moving for 5 years!
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So, I've removed a couple of items from the list:

Hydragas pumping
Oil/filter change

but added...

Full Speaker upgrade (already underway)
MS Slickshift
Door window seal refurbish
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Re-fit the head that's been in the shed for a year. And reattach all the other bits! And fix the alternator, and change all the belts. Once I've done that, I can then find out what else needs fixed after not moving for 5 years!
Quite a bit to do then. My alt is probably in need of a new rectifier. Unless your bearings have gone it could be just this. I did say could be.


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So, I've removed a couple of items from the list:

Hydragas pumping
Oil/filter change

but added...

Full Speaker upgrade (already underway)
MS Slickshift
Door window seal refurbish
So as you tick things off the list, you find that the list is getting longer? Ah well, at least your busy.
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Quite a bit to do then. My alt is probably in need of a new rectifier. Unless your bearings have gone it could be just this. I did say could be.

https://youtu.be/QtyP7AyZxwg
My bearings have gone, probably the rectifier too. Might be better to get a replacement. Need to cost up parts! Magnetti so better get looking.
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