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Great colour car looks superb

Agreed! So puzzling that there are far more MGs and Rovers in dull as ditchwater colours like XPGrey.

I suspect dealership stock ordering colour preference blindness.

MG and Rover had some really special colours in their range. Not just the sooper-dooper variable colour change ones but the ordinary solid and metallic vibrant ones.

I've seen Rover 25s and 45s locally in that superb blue and they really look special to my old minces...

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It's a Celestial Blue, one of the Monograms. Not a "flippy" paint, but "supertallic", which is great, as the paint is not stupidly expensive.

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I see you have a gas strut fitted there DFA - would you recommend it/them?

If so, which one did you buy and did you buy the mounting bracket also or make your own?

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I've bought them from MGManialtd, bracket were included.
They are SS... and a bit of a mixed bag...

++ They are very robust and so much better than the stick. Touch the bonnet and it fly to heaven
- You need to hammer the bonnet to make it sit flat (I did a bit of messy job... and is not completely flat anyway)
- They are rusting :/
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So... Finger crossed my new Oil Funnel fixed the oil leak. For now....

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I'm needing myself a set of those!!

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Finally got around to prepping up my nice red powder coated cam cover ready for fitting.
The mating edges all needed a proper scrape to get rid of excess paint, old gasket media and to generally square it all up again, its surprising just how uneven the face of the cover was, but a good hour with a machine bed scraper sorted it out.
Also while I was at it, decided to re-tap the threaded holes on the top where the coil packs bolt, and decided to helicoil them, as I have never liked steel pins in alloy threads anyway.
All ready to fit and hopefully will cure a very tiny oil seep between the cover and the head.
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Today I found out my MGF isn't really Nightfire Red, underneath it's Solar Red. It's been resprayed, very well but I want it original.

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In the brief period between getting home and having supper I tried getting all four corners of the front subframe transplant bolted up and have come to the conclusion that the front end is slightly twisted
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In the brief period between getting home and having supper I tried getting all four corners of the front subframe transplant bolted up and have come to the conclusion that the front end is slightly twisted
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Noooooooooooo! - nightmare.
One of the bolt holes is a fraction out and there is evidence of panel replacement when viewed from underneath and of the three windscreen surround panels one is gloss and two are matt.

But I've had her for six years with no feeling of her not driving true so I will get her tracked and we should be fine.
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All four brake calipers serviced ready for the MOT on Tuesday, glad to see the pads have about another 12 months on them, so next year will swap the calipers for my spare refurbed set and fit my new EBC Ultimax pads.
Also finished treating my rear subframe with rust killer and sparayed up with black underseal paint. Also did a bit on the front subframe where it needed it.
While the wheels were off, took the opportunity to clean the inside rims properly.
Just need to adjust my handbrake cable tomorrow and then its ready for the test!


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In the brief period between getting home and having supper I tried getting all four corners of the front subframe transplant bolted up and have come to the conclusion that the front end is slightly twisted
Managed to get all for mounts done up only to find that the F rear mounts only have 3 bolt holes while the TF ones have 4 so I'm either going to have to
1)swap to TF solid mounts
2)flip the F mounts over
3)drill the forth hole in the F mount.

All assume the forth hole is there in the chassis and so I can fit the TF subframe cross brace.

Then there was a F1 and ran stopped play.
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Oh, d I discovered I need to drill holes to allow the top shock mounts room and the front air dam is a nightmare to get back on.
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Full cambelt service and the boot wiring harness repaired by Jon and Claire of Rough Luck Racing. They did a superb job - full of praise for their work.
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MOT today, pass and no advisories, thanks mainly to all the how to's on here and elsewhere!
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