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post #201 of 327 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 17:52
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Reshaped the battery negative clamp so that it can be tightened up onto the terminal and not just pushed on as before!
I then removed boot carpet and tutted at the failed seam sealer.
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post #202 of 327 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 19:26
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Fitted puddle lights to my TF today. While the door cards were off I grabbed the chance to re-grease the window mechanisms, replace a couple of busted door card clips and remove any blockages and dirt that accumulated in the drain channels.


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Fitted puddle lights to my TF today. While the door cards were off I grabbed the chance to re-grease the window mechanisms, replace a couple of busted door card clips and remove any blockages and dirt that accumulated in the drain channels.


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I did similar yesterday, greasing up the window mechanism. However, being stupid, I decided to pull the bottom of the cards off rather than walk ten yards for the correct tool. All went well until the last two clips. The card came off, but left the clips and a bit of the card on the door. Not the end of the world, but what is the best way of replacing them?
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Cam cover gasket changed today

With blue gasket silicon. Everything s fine now with my Royal blue TF 135. Can't wait summer
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I did similar yesterday, greasing up the window mechanism. However, being stupid, I decided to pull the bottom of the cards off rather than walk ten yards for the correct tool. All went well until the last two clips. The card came off, but left the clips and a bit of the card on the door. Not the end of the world, but what is the best way of replacing them?

I picked about ten up (originals) from our sponsor when I was there a while back just to keep in for use when needed. Cheap as chips and they just slot into the door card.


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Rectifiers are solid state and work until they blow, so if its still charging I am pretty sure that they are ok, maybe rotten connections or corrosion would hamper the alternators ability. Maybe the bearings are on the way out.
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I did not know that about rectifiers. I thought maybe one diode could pop.
I am getting a very very high pitched whine. My battery is charging but not as much as it should. My alt is 14 years old.
Its going to be sunny, so investigation to track down the noise is on.
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I did not know that about rectifiers. I thought maybe one diode could pop.
I am getting a very very high pitched whine. My battery is charging but not as much as it should. My alt is 14 years old.
Its going to be sunny, so investigation to track down the noise is on.
Diodes can pop, then of course they will not work. Maybe your battery has seen better days or has developed a fault.
Some electronics can produce a high pitched whistle, mainly thyristors when they are firing, and more so when they are regenerating (dissipating load or stored energy from a braking motor). Not sure if the alternator has thyristors or SCR's for rectification as they can rectify but I would doubt it diodes make more sense.


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an impromptu photoshoot.
Not often you see two Celestials together. Although I'm hoping that there will be a few at POL.

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I picked my MGF up from the garage after having the O/S driveshift replaced. cheap fix with a second hand one from the auction site.

Only problem is now the immobiliser doesn't function and is beeping constantly!?!

car starts without immobiliser, any ideas?
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On Saturday:
  • Changed Oil funnel and oil cap
  • Changed and bleeded N/S front caliper
  • Changed to SS horn brackets


On Saturday night
  • Strange noise and clearly some piece of metal detaching from car

On Sunday:
  • Found the culprit: lost one of the bolts fixing the rear anti-roll bar.
  • Fixed it
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Fitted new (second hand) fuel pump to my red TF 115 (1.6 model)....was an interesting experience as the one in it was a white top so fleabay ordered another white top....It would appear the one in it wasn't the original as was the top was damaged, also the locating lug wasn't there and the power feed cables had been spliced onto it. Found out the metal retaining ring also wouldn't fit onto the "new" unit I had purchased due to the lug. After sawing (botching) off the lug it fitted ok and started up

Now I've had a quick scan of google but can't find any info on the pump units for the TF 115....I know the MGF's had a different unit, different connector and a red retaining ring so can only assume that:

a) the older unit was fitted to the 115's (as with door mirrors, etc.) and would explain the spliced new style power block
b) Someone has swapped the tanks over

If anyone has any info I'd be interested to know.....it may also be useful for others with a TF 115
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Walked past it at the weekend about 25 times, thinking I really should drive that again soon.

Then dropped a folding chair on the bonnet and dented it - is that Karma?

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I picked my MGF up from the garage after having the O/S driveshift replaced. cheap fix with a second hand one from the auction site.

Only problem is now the immobiliser doesn't function and is beeping constantly!?!

car starts without immobiliser, any ideas?
post a separate thread, you wont get replies here
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More painting of the replacement front subframe.
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More painting of the replacement front subframe.
Pictures please if you get chance.
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Taxed and insured my MGF 75th Anniversary, also took the hard top off it and placed onto one of my TF's and took it out for a spin ?)
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More painting of the replacement front subframe.
Pictures please if you get chance.
Of anything in particular?
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Of anything in particular?
Work in progress? or finished sframe. It might spur me on to do a bit on my subframes if shown the bench mark. Mine are not bad but I am still experimenting with 'corroless' reinforced chassis paint. epoxy mastic and fe-123.
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While your waiting for Talkingcars pics, here's a few of mine which I did around 18 months ago...feel inspired and spurred on









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While your waiting for Talkingcars pics, here's a few of mine which I did around 18 months ago...feel inspired and spurred on
Feeling inspired? 'I am... I say I am'.

Nice job. Snazzy bit of seam welding there.
For 13 years old my subs are in pretty good condition. I ran out of time last year as the weather became too damp for epoxy.

How is the paint job holding up after 18 months?
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