Not so much what I've done today as the last week;
Laid up my 54 plate 115- it felt like I was building up a backlog of things to do. Change PRT and a couple of hoses, investigate my rattle (lazy lifter, loose liner?!) Treat the subframes, deal with my shabby bodywork before the rot gets in. So she's now sorned awaiting overdue TLC.
However, being TFless for possibly quite a while felt bad, so at the weekend I bought another one
Picked up a BRG 135 with 52k miles pretty cheap as a second car. Good news? Looks like recent discs, exhaust fresh, coolant bottle clean enough to hint there's no history of HG trouble, and no suggestion of mayo on dipstick. Hood in excellent condition. Goes well and stops well.
BAD news? No history at all. A complete pig in a poke. Came filthy with a damaged front bumper, reflected in price. Drove her 400 miles home (having checked my RAC membership was still in place). So now I'm thinking I'd best service her, including the timing belt which is new for me. If the belt on this broke and I had TWO dead MGs on the drive I'd never hear the end of it.
Also thinking the 135 sounds better- throatier, deeper tone (found out the radio was bust en route, so had 9 hours to enjoy the engine note) and has a bit more 'urge'. Can that really be down to just 20 extra horses?? After a wash the metallic BRG is really pretty. These cars must have been such a pleasure to buy new- even 15 years old with battle scars Pixie (yeah, the wife has named her already) looks good.