Mr Midge

  1. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    Found out today when I put the new boots on, it's also a quick rack. One and three quarters lock to lock. Explains the twitchy quick cornering and handling.
     
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    norsa old school painter

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    Looks better


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  3. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    As your wife didn't see the point in you doing the work as you won't see it, you had better give her a duster to keep it clean and shiny when it's done :D
     
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    I have seen concors (sp?) Land Rovers turn up at shows where the driver has cleaned the dust off the chassis with a yellow duster.
     
  5. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Oh some car porn, nicely done...
     
  6. Paul.

    Paul. Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice job, I do like to see properly finished parts, this is how we used to send them out, probably better than factory finish
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  7. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    Nice. Whilst I don't fully subscribe to concourse ( just a bit anal for my liking), I do like clean and tidy.
     
  8. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    Now for the ingin.

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  9. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    Remove the clutch and check how long it's got left while you have it out, nothing worse then doing a job twice
     
  10. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    quite a lot of meat on it but its going to be replaced anyway. as you say, no point doing the job twice.
     
  11. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    Brace yourselves for some real automotive porn. Look as soon as you can before the mod's delete me :scared:
     
  12. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    That looks like a radiator cap on the rocker cover? :dontknow:
     
  13. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    You could be right. Don't forget a lot of these cars were parts bins. Non more so than the MGF. Ill have a look tomorrow and see if it is.
     
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    norsa old school painter

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    It does indeed match the pressure cap but with a rubber seal rather than a sprung valve.
    Photos taken. Will post shortly.
     
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  15. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    As promised. Some call it detailing, some call it OCD. I just call it attention to detail. Feel free to critique, not everyone's bag.

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  16. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Very nice.

    Are you keeping the thin pancake filters as they are quite restrictive.
     
  17. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    Looking at the sooty plugs, no ill probably get some K&N or simil
     
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    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    Looks nice, would be a shame to hide it back in the car, put it on the coffee table as a conversation piece? :D
     
  19. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Did they do an air box with a flat filter for that engine, if so that will flow nicely and a bit quieter as well.
     
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  20. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    Do you know what, i actually googled engines made into occasional tables the other day to see if it was a viable business idea. Yes i think abingdon gave it a single box and drew air from the front grille but it went through 2 filter elements.
     
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