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post #61 of 327 (permalink) Old 02-11-2016, 15:49
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Gave the carpets a good brush and put the hard top on.
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New discs and pads on the front. Went easier than I expected. (So something unexpected must be looming).
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Got a genuine MGF Trophy boot spoiler as my latest addition - arrived in very good used condition, but need it respraying anyway from silver to tahiti blue to match. Booked in with the body shop on 7th Dec to sort the spoiler and some damage after a recent rear end prang.
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Over the last few days I've taken a closer look at my front wings (they're 20 yrs old) and heaved the inner liners out for access. Generally not too bad, but I'll be off to my favourite body man to get the few rust bubbles and a couple of frilly edges sorted. Probably get him to do a bit of cosmetic work along the sills while he's got the paint going.
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Not so much of a What have I done to my MGF/TF but more what my bro has done to my MGTF

Have had a hissing sound on the brake servo for a while so got another servo to fit....my bro is using my TF at the moment as his F has had the clutch go so as he finishes work early on a Friday he swapped over the servo.

Came home to find the old servo at my house....scary stuff to say the least, he's told me it brakes so much better now




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Car didn't start up (since July or August). Finally had some spare time to read, browse, and test.


Disconnected the inertia switch and with a piece of copper wire, bypassed it.


It works!


The question is: should I get a new inertia switch, or just ignore it and keep the bypass?
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Car didn't start up (since July or August). Finally had some spare time to read, browse, and test.


Disconnected the inertia switch and with a piece of copper wire, bypassed it.


It works!


The question is: should I get a new inertia switch, or just ignore it and keep the bypass?
Get it replaced ASAP, its a safety related item - it cuts the fuel off in the event of a smash.
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I will. Thank you for the advise.
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Fitted a servo bracing bracket. Gave it a coat of black paint first to make it look like original equipment.
Simple job by MG standards just a few basic tools and a working knowledge of Magnetic Anti Gravity Induction Components, I used the Black version to match the bracket.
It would have been so much easier if the bolts through the air intake / bulkhead had been retained by captive nuts. I could get a spanner underneath to undo them but with the bracket in place it blocks access to the nuts. I thought about inserting the bolts from underneath but I didn't think that looked tidy or OE. Much head scratching and colourful language later it finally went together. Only lost a small amount of blood from the back of my hand catching on the edge of the paper thin cover in the front.
Does it work? Well yes a bit, the pedal is a touch firmer, it's not a huge improvement but I suppose any improvement to the brakes is a good thing.
Worth it? Probably, for the job satisfaction more than anything else.
Would I recommend it. Oh yes, but only if you enjoy a challenge. (I suppose that's a given if you own a TF anyway).

The finished job.

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Fitted a servo bracing bracket. Gave it a coat of black paint first to make it look like original equipment.
Simple job by MG standards just a few basic tools and a working knowledge of Magnetic Anti Gravity Induction Components, I used the Black version to match the bracket.
It would have been so much easier if the bolts through the air intake / bulkhead had been retained by captive nuts. I could get a spanner underneath to undo them but with the bracket in place it blocks access to the nuts. I thought about inserting the bolts from underneath but I didn't think that looked tidy or OE. Much head scratching and colourful language later it finally went together. Only lost a small amount of blood from the back of my hand catching on the edge of the paper thin cover in the front.
Does it work? Well yes a bit, the pedal is a touch firmer, it's not a huge improvement but I suppose any improvement to the brakes is a good thing.
Worth it? Probably, for the job satisfaction more than anything else.
Would I recommend it. Oh yes, but only if you enjoy a challenge. (I suppose that's a given if you own a TF anyway).


The finished job.

I left the bolts facing upwards. So not as tidy as yours. I would have liked the corners to be more rounded as well to make it slot in a bit more easily. There was not enough clearance when I fitted mine. This wouldn't take much to do on the pattern for the laser cutter. (I'm presuming it was cut with a laser?) I did notice a difference, but my servo did move quite a bit.
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I had to "modify" the bottom of the servo lugs (as fitted) to make it fit. I agree it would not take much to alter the CNC program for the laser to cut it a bit shorter or put a larger radius on it. If anything it's a bit over engineered anyway so it won't lose any strength. Every little helps........as someone says.
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Found this post from the illustrious MG John, good to see he's preaching the virtues of the K series beyond the MG forums!

The 90 MGF ! - Page 5 - Readers' Cars - PistonHeads
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The 90 MGF ! - Page 5 - Readers' Cars - PistonHeads
That car site contains the highest proportion of "All MGs and Rovers are Crap" mindsets in the known Universe. I kid you not. Some real hateful nasty pieces of work over there. Very few there who do not have that negative mindset. However, most of those few are all members of this car enthusiasts' site and other MG and Rover ones.

One such nasty piece of work there accused me of being a liar when I posted having bought and MG Montergo Turbo out of the darkest depths of the Forest of Dean for ten quid. This one which had stood unused for four years. After some basic checks, fitting a spare Turbo carb as the original had been partly dismantled by her brother in an attempt to start it, with some fresh fuel in the tank and all other levels checked, engine fired up immediately. The rear brakes ( Handbrake fully on for all those years ) were seized solid. I nearly burnt out the clutch trying to reverse that car up the 1 in 4 slope ~ could not drive forward ~ and with lots of burning clutch smells, those rear brake shoes finally let go. :~



After a quick wipe over with an oily rag the car soon became this :~



OK I lied about the oil rag bit. Needed rather more than that. But car was a daily driver for a couple of years.

Why only a tenner? Some months previously I had driven out to view the car but, the lady wanted more than I was prepared to pay then. I left my card and if she changed her mind, give me a call.

Six months later, she phoned me asking if I was still interested. She said make me an offer. I jokingly said "A Tenner". She said done provided I removed the car by the weekend as her late father's property had been sold and the several vehicles there needed clearing away asap. The turbo with seized solid brakes on the steep slope was stopping their removal.

Here's another picture of the Turbo under those big Forest Oaks complete with Stinging Nettles growing in the leaf mulch trapped where the wipers park. You can just see the wing of a dead Land Rover in the right hand corner of the image. These were old prints and slides digitised.



I liked that car a lot. Here's another view of the engine after the oily rag treatment.


The lady who inherited it from her father last words to me when I bought it. "Be careful, it's very fast you know" ... Bless .... ...

Funny old game folks and their cars. ...
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Renewed the pedal rubbers

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Left for 3 months.

Just back in the country after been abroad for quite a few months. Couldn't wait to get back in the TF.
Hooked up the battery. Keys in .... turn ..... and .... started first time and after the water had run out of the sills and the brakes had cleared the surface rust of them off we went round the block. Luckily there is no mold inside. When I get a dry day I've got to have a good look round.
I do not like leaving the TF for so long but I had no choice.
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Just back in the country after been abroad for quite a few months. Couldn't wait to get back in the TF.
Hooked up the battery. Keys in .... turn ..... and .... started first time and after the water had run out of the sills and the brakes had cleared the surface rust of them off we went round the block. Luckily there is no mold inside. When I get a dry day I've got to have a good look round.
I do not like leaving the TF for so long but I had no choice.
I got one of these* last winter, I found its been great for keeping the inside of the car dry, none of the normal condensation under the roof. Its still doing its job a year on so it might be worth getting a couple if you are planning to leave the car standing for long periods. Just a thought.

* Yes, apparently a tray of cat litter in the car will do a similar thing but 1. I don't have a cat. and 2. It seems a kind of precarious thing to have sat in your car and for me, a small bag I can chuck in the microwave every couple of months seems a simpler solution.
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