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Accessories for your MG
  • Accessories for all occasions
  • Accessories with Factory Part Numbers
  • Air conditioning brackets for MG
  • Air conditioning for MGA #1
  • Air conditioning for MGA #2
  • Alloy valve cover
  • Anti-static grounding strap
    -- Amp meter - in car (electric)
  • Arm rest storage console
  • Ashtray, aftermarket
  • Ashtray, factory issue
    -- Automatic gearbox (gearbox)
  • Backup lamp, newer style
  • Backup lamp, period style
  • Badge bar attached to front frame extension
  • Badge bracket attached to grille
  • Banana lamps for rear number plate
  • Battery covers (individual)
    -- Battery covers (csm)
  • Bilge blower
  • Blue dot tail lights
  • Bonnet straps
  • Boot lid, raised for spare tire
  • Boot mat for your MGA
  • Car alarm, vintage Lucas kit
  • Cheap air conditioning for your MG
  • Cigar lighter
  • Cockpit Cover
  • Continental spare tire kit
  • Competition sports screen small glass
    -- Cruise Control installation (electric)
    -- Cruise Control installation instr. (pdf)(electric)
  • Cup holder
  • Curb feelers
  • Custom luggage for MGA
  • Dickey seat for the MGA
  • Doggie tie down
    -- Door panels, alternate parts (interior)
    -- Electric power steering for MGA (steering)
  • ENEVER tonneau cover bag
  • Exhaust deflector with MG logo
  • Eyebrows for headlights (Eyelids, Shields)
  • Fire extinguisher, BMC Jet
  • Flash to pass (headlight flasher) switch
  • Flash to pass alternate switch
  • Flash to pass and headlight dipper
  • Floor mats, off the shelf
  • Floor mats, custom ordered
  • Foglamp mounting bracket, clamp-on no drill
  • Foglamps, Lucas 4FT and 4LR
  • Foglamps, Lucas FT6 and FT14
  • Foglamps, Lucas FT6 repro from Moss
  • Foglamps, rear with red lens
  • Foglamps, WIPAC 675
  • Fox tail on the antenna
  • Fuzzy dice on the rear view mirror
  • Go-kart rack
    -- GPS mounting in the MGA
  • Grab handle on the dash
  • Grille guard and badge bar, Arnolt
  • Grille guard, odd aftermarket type
  • Headrest fairing
  • Hide a key in plain sight
  • Hooters (horns) for all occasions
  • Imitation Twin Cam wheels
  • Installing a badge bar
  • Key fob, original
  • Lebron Snorkle and side curtains for MGA
    os Lockable boot, cheap with a little fiddling
  • Lucas 700 Flamethrower spotlamp
  • Lucas Dipping Mirror
  • Lucas Le Mans 24 headlamps
  • Lucas PL700 Tripod headlamps
  • Lucas PL700's, how they work (pdf)
  • Lucas reserve (back up) lighting system
  • Lucas spare bulb and fuse holder
  • Luggage rack, aftermarket style
  • Luggage rack, AMCO strap-on
  • Luggage rack mounting
    os Luggage rack suitcase belts
  • Luggage rack, tire mount style
  • Luggage rack, unknown manufacture
  • Luggage rack, with tire carrier addition
  • Luggage rack with wood slats
  • Mirror, clamp on overtaking mirror
  • Mirror, Desmo overtaking mirror
  • Mirror, location for wing mirrors
  • Mirror, Lucas overtaking mirror bracket
  • Mirror, Lucas single point mount
  • Mirror, Raydot wing mirror
  • Mirror, Talbot suction cup mount
  • Mirror, Talbot wing mirror
  • Mirror, Talbot wing mirror #2
  • Mirror, unknown hanging
  • Mirror, Vitaloni overtaking mirror bracket
  • Mirror, Walpres wing mirror
  • Mirror, Wingard universal pedestal mount
  • Navigator's Desk for the MGA
  • Navigator's Desk front bar and bottom brackets
  • Navigator's Desk left bracket
  • Navigator's Desk right bracket
  • Navigator's Desk weldment, first
  • Navigator's Desk weldment, second
  • Oil filler caps
  • Open latch for 1500 type side curtains
    -- Power booster for MGA brakes (brakes)
    -- Racing and competition equipment (comp)
  • Racing screen, Auster bubble
  • Racing screen, Brooklands (tiny glass)
    -- Racing screen, competition sports, small glass
  • Racing screen, wrap-around
  • Radiator Blind, factory option
  • Radiator Muffette, Fabram
  • Radiator Muffette, Kingsbury
  • Radio antenna mirror, ferrite loop type
  • Radio antenna, locking security type
  • Radio speaker and mounting, original #1
  • Radio speaker and mounting, original #2
  • Radio speaker mounting bracket
  • Radio speaker mount, center 2x 4-inch
  • Radio speaker mount, front kick panels
  • Radio speaker mount, rear bulkhead
  • Radio speaker mount, within door pockets
  • Radiomobile installation instructions
  • Radio, modern with vintage appearance
  • Radios, Period type brands
  •   Radios, Al Davis custom
  •   Radios, Australian no-name
  •   Radios, Becker
  •   Radios, Bendix
  •   Radios, Blaupunkt
  •   Radios, B.M.C.D.
  •   Radios, Dynatronic
  •   Radios, MG
  •   Radios, Motorola
  •   Radios, Motorola 406
  •   Radios, Motorola 600X
  •   Radios, Playmate
  •   Radios, Radiomobile
  •   Radios, Sylvania
  • Rear badge bar
  • Rear fog lamp with red lens
  • Roof vent for Coupe or hardtop
  • Saddlebag for MGA
    -- Scooter carrier with power lift (trailers)
  • Scuff plates, body threshold covers
  • Scuff plates, door inner panel
  • Scuff plates, frame rail covers
  • Ski rack, AMCO
  • Seat belts, dealer accessories
  • Seat belts, factory original
  • "Sonic Shield" bump alarm
  • Spare key, original for MGA
  • Speaker from the drive in theater
  • Spotlight Covers
  • Square umbrella for MGA
  • Steering wheel wrap, Kamei original
  • Steering wheel wrap, leather or vinyl
  • Storage console, center armrest
  • Storage space under battery cover
  • Straps for luggage carrier
  • Sun roof for the MGA coupe
  • Sun roof, Webatso
  • Surfboard rack
  • Tax discs and holders
  • Tire carrier, modified standard rack #1
  • Tire carrier, modified standard rack #2
  • Tire carrier, unknown
  • Tire carrier, Woodhouse
  • Touring kit, spares for emergencies
  • Under bonnet insulation
  • Valance panel, Sebring style
  • Valve cover vents
  • Ventilation for the MGA cockpit
    -- Volt meter - in car (electric)
  • Wheel static supression kit
  • Wheel trim, Ace Mercury wheel disc
  • Wheel trim, Ace Turbo-trim
  • Wheel trim, Rimbellisher
  • White letter show tires
  • Whitewall Flaps
  • Wind blocker
  • Wind wings and sun visors (roadster)
  • Windscreen washer installation
  • Windscreen washer jets
  • Windscreen washer kit(s) parts list
    -- Windscreen washer loss of fliud (csm)
  • Windscreen washer pump
  • Windscreen washer pump 2
  • Windscreen washer pump 3
  • Windscreen washer reservoir
  • Windscreen washer reservoir decal (pdf)
  • Windscreen washer tricks
  • Wire-wheel wheel covers
    -- Wood dash panel installation in MGA
    -- Wood grain steel dash panel
  • Wood rim steering wheel, make one
  • Wood rim steering wheel, Moto-Lita
  • Wood rim steering wheel, original style
    Body assembly
    os Aligning headlamps
  • Aluminum bumpers for the MGA
    -- nut spanner (csm)
  • Body iternal brace packing
  • Body removal or installation as assembly
    -- Body weight, bolts body to frame (restoration)
  • Bolts in the body assembly
  • Bonnet design change
  • Bonnet insulation
  • Bonnet latch platform replacement
  • Bonnet latch return assist spring
    -- Bonnet latch/release lubrication (csm)
  • Bonnet safety catch drawing errors
  • Bonnet skin repair
  • Boot floor to rear valance joint seal
  • Boot lid and bonnet alignment
  • Boot lid and bonnet hinge captive nuts
  • Boot lid and bonnet hinges orientation
    os Boot lid and bonnet pneumatic lift
  • Boot lid and bonnet quick change
  • Boot lid seal installation
  • Boot lid seal magic
  • Boot lid seal Moss Motors #2
  • Bracket, body side mount, rear
  • Bracket, body side mount, rear drawing - (pdf)
  • Bulkhead and heater shelf layout
    -- Bumper bar protection (csm)
  • Collision repair estimator guide
  • Cowl vents broken legs
  • Cowl vents change of style
  • Dealing with a stuck door latch
  • Door alignment adjustment
  • Door alignment during reassembly
  • Door bottom drain holes
  • Door hinge pin repair #1
  • Door hinge pin repair #2
    -- Door hinge shims, MGA Coupe (care)
  • Door hinge variations
  • Door latch pin drawing
  • Door latch pin drawing (pdf)
  • Door latch repair
  • Door latch repair kit
    -- Door lock cable attachment (csm)
  • Door shell to body flange spacing
  • Door striker repair for the MGA
  • Emblems on the boot lid
  • Felt pads for spare tire
  • Fender (front) conversion from 1500 to 1600
  • Fender piping installation
  • Fender piping installation #2
  • Fender piping installation #3
  • Fender piping installation #4
    -- Fender piping painting (paint)
  • Fiberglass fenders, 2-ea front and rear
  • Fiberglass panels - Honeybourne
  • Fighting fog lamp brackets
  • Fighting fog lamp brackets, cheating
  • Front body shroud alignment
  • Front cowl vents, Sebring style
  • Grille badge for MGA
  • Grille installation, 1
  • Grille installation, 2
  • Grille installation, 3
  • Grille nose piece
  • Grille, original, MGA 1500 early
  • Grille, original, MGA 1600-MK-II
  • Grille, plastic surround reproduction
  • Grille screen mesh modificaton
  • Grille tag for MGA
    os Lockable MGA boot
  • Louvered bonnet
  • Mounting a badge bar
  • Mounting for lights and driving lights
  • Mounting the front bumper
  • Mounting the rear bumper
  • Number plate mounting, front
  • Number plate mounting, rear
  • Panel, radiator duct
  • Plumbing layout in the engine bay
  • Prop rod socket for boot lid
  • Pull rod, front, for boot lock release
  • Rear valence and bumper shape
  • Reproduction bumpers
  • Retaining plate for pedal excluder
  • Rubber buffers locations for MGA bonnet
  • Rubber grommets, bumper to body
  • Rusted screws for top frame attachment
  • Sealing the bulkheads
  • Shut face plates, 1600-MK-II
  • Sill molding installation
  • Spare tire clamp
  • Spare tire clamp, fabrication
  • Splash panels ahead of the rear wheels
  • Splash panels behind the rear wheels
  •   Splash panel templates, rear- (pdf)
  • Splash seal split rivets
  • Splash seals for rear fender
  • Stuck bonnet latch
  • Stuck bonnet safety catch
  • Stuck boot latch
  • Tail lamp location, 1500-1600
  • Tail lamp location, 1600-MK-II
  • Tail lamp plinth gaskets
  • Tapping plate, door buffer, MGA
  • Tapping plate for shut-face panel
  • Valance panel, Sebring style 1
  • Valance panel, Sebring style 2
  • Valance panel, Sebring style 3
  • Windscreen post slot in front fenders
  • Wiper arms and blades, alternate parts
  • Wood spacer for bonnet, early
  • Wood spacer for bonnet, late
  • Wood spacer for boot lid
    Books, tapes, DVDs for your MGA
  • The Short List (mandatory reading)
  •   Operation Manual,MGA 1500 (1st) (pdf)
  •   Operation Manual,MGA 1500 (2nd) (pdf)
  •   Driver's handbook,MGA 1500 (8th) (pdf)
  •   Driver's Handbook,MGA 1600 (pdf)
  •   Driver's H.B.supplement,MGA 1600 (pdf)
  •   Driver's Handbook,MGA 1600mk2 (pdf)
  •   Driver's Handbook,MGA Twin Cam (pdf)
    -- "Getting The Best from your MGA Twin Cam"
  •   Maintenance Service booklet (pdf)
  •   Workshop Manual for MGA
  •   Workshop Manual for MGA Twin Cam
  • Other service & tech manuals
  •   Collision estimator guide for MGA (pdf)
  •   Fastiner decode booklet for BMC (pdf)
  •   Handbook for the MGA (pdf)
  •   Lucas Bulb Specifications (pdf)
  •   Lucas Generator+Control Box Tests (pdf)
  •   Lucas Gen + CB Tests suppliment (pdf)
  •   Lucas Starting Motors (Section N) (pdf)
  •   Lucas Technical Correspondence Course
  •   Schedule of Repair Times, Twin Cam (pdf)
  •   Service Data - MGA Twin Cam - (pdf)
  •   Technical Data Book, MGA Twin Cam
  •   Tuning SU Carburetors, + needle charts (pdf)
  • More catalogs & parts lists
  •   Lucas Equipment For 1948-1962 Cars (pdf)
  •   Lucas Master Parts List 400E 1945-1960 (22f)
  •   Service Parts List 1500 1st edition June 1956
  •   SPL early ed 3p w/early heater controls (pdf)
  •   Service Parts List for MGA 1500
  •   Service Parts List for MGA 1500, Supplement
  •   Service Parts List 1500, Supplement (pdf)
  •   Service Parts List for MGA 1600 (24 files)
  •   Service Parts List for MGA Twin Cam, v2
  •   Service Parts List for MGA Twin Cam, v3
  • Tech-ref & coffee table books
  •   MGAs at Le Mans 1955 (pdf)
  • Performance enhancement
  •   MGA 1500-1600 Special Tuning (pdf)
    Brakes (Also see Hydraulics)
  • Adjusters that slip - MGA drum brakes
  • All around disc brakes, Wilwood on MGA
  • Basic brakes sensibility
  • Basic brakes sensibility
  • Brake calipers do not work when new
    os Brake Fluid for Classic British Cars
    -- Brake fluid, mixing fluid types (hydraulics)
    -- Brake fluid types and opinions (hydraulics)
  • Brake pads and shoes, cross reference
  • Brake pads, Mintex
  • Brake pipe and hose routing, front
  • Brake squeal
  • Brake tune-up
  • Converting 1500 to front disc brakes
    os Converting to MGB front disk brakes
  • Converting MGA to MGB rear brakes
  • MG ZA/ZB Magnette to "Modern" disc brakes
    -- Disc brake pads, upgrade (csm)
    -- Disc brake thickness (csm)
  • Disc brakes vs. drum brakes
  • Dragging brakes, diagnosing
  • Dragging brakes, master cyinder fault #1
  • Dragging brakes, master cyinder fault #2
  • Dragging brakes, residual pressure
  • Drum brakes lock up at low speed
  • Dual line master cylinder on the MGA
  • Dust shields for disc brakes
  • Fitting new pistonss to MGA calipers
  • Front brake slave cylinder, aftermarket type
  • Function of a disc brake caliper
  • How disc brakes work
  • How drum brakes work
  • Installing brake shoes and springs
  • Machining brake drums and rotors
  • New brake shoes don't fit
  • Odd piston in front wheel cylinder
  • Parking brake cable drags on exhaust pipe
  • Parking brake cable equalizer function
  • Parking brake mounting bolts
  • Pedal locations adjust/modify
  • Power booster for MGA brakes #1
  • Power booster for MGA brakes #2
  • Power booster for MGA brakes #3
  • Power booster for MGA brakes #4
  • Power booster for MGA brakes #5
  • Power booster for MGA brakes #6
  • Power booster for MGA brakes #7
  • Power booster for MGA brakes #8
  • Rear axle upgrade to MGB banjo type
  • Rear brake abutment replacement
  • Rear brake slave cylinder needs modification
  • Rear drum brake seized
  • Rebuilding MG disc brake caliper
  • Removing a stuck brake drum
  • Retainer clips and pins for disc brakes
  • Security lock for hydraulic brakes
    -- Slush penetration brakes (csm)
  • To upgrade, or not to upgrade? Disc brakes
  • To upgrade, or not to upgrade? Power booster
    Buying (or selling) an MGA
    os Buyer's Guide, Hemmings S&E Car
  • Buying a project car
  • Buying the wrong "restored" MGA
    os Chassis numbers - MGAR Holland
    os Format of MGA Car No's. - MGAR-Holl.
  • How much is a project car worth?
  • Identifying numbers on MGA cars
  •   Identifying numbers - block number
  •   Identifying numbers - body number
  •   Identifying numbers - car number
  •   Identifying numbers - carburetor type
  •   Identifying numbers - chassis number
  •     Archeology - Chassis Identification (pdf)
  •   Identifying numbers - cylinder head no.
  •   Identifying numbers - differential ratio
  •   Identifying numbers - engine number
  •   Identifying numbers - gearbox number
  •   Identifying numbers - rear axle number
  •   Identifying numbers - tachometer drive
  • Insurance considerations
  • Introduction to MGA cars
  • Is it legal to buy or sell a title?
  • Is the engine original?
  • Legal cars and titles - example 1
  • Legal cars and titles - example 2
  • Non-original engine quandry
  • Read between the lines of a sale ad
  • Registering a car with no title
  • Searching for your car's history
  • Speculative market value (2004)
  • Speculative market value (2007)
  • Speculative market value (2011)
  • The "Creative Restoration"
    os Twin Cam Data - MGAR Italy
  • Used car buyer's inspection list (128K pdf)
  • What is an MGA "Deluxe"?
  • What is it like to drive an MGA?
  • What reliability issue?
  • When you want to be the D.P.O.
  • Where and how to buy an MGA
  • Why people buy an MGA
    Carburetors and Exhaust
    -- Accelerator pedal spring added (csm)
  • Accelerator pedal position
  • Accelerator pedal position, part 2
  • Accelerator pedal shaft change of design (LHD)
  • Accelerator spring bracket drawing (pdf)
  • Accelerator spring trinion drawing (pdf)
  • Air cleaner for cold air intake
  • Banjo bolt for float chamber, design
  • Bilge blower to cool carburetors
  • Bilge blower to cool carburetors, 3-inch, #2
  • Bilge blower to cool carburetors, 3-inch, #3
  • Bilge blower to cool carburetors, 3-inch, #4
  • Bilge blower to cool carburetors, 3-inch, #5
  • Bilge blower to cool carburetors, 4-inch
  • Bilge blower to cool supercharger, 3-inch #1
  • Broken exhaust manifold, welding #1
  • Broken exhaust manifold, welding #2
  • Broken throttle cable
  • Carb rebuild, Diagnostics and a short cut
  • Carb rebuild, Drilling for throttle arm pin
  • Carb rebuild, Inspecting for wear
  • Carb rebuild, Installing bushings
  • Carb rebuild, Installing oversize shafts
  • Carb rebuild, Worn throttle arm, restoring
    -- Carburetor damper piston (csm)
  • Carburetor heat shield (1)
  • Carburetor heat shield (2)
  • Carburetor heat shield (2) report
  • Carburetor heat shield (3)
  • Carburetor heat shield (4)
  • Carburetors you may find on the MGA
    os Centering the Jet (UML video)
  • Change of carburetor damper
    -- Change distance piece & gasket (csm)
    -- Carburetor icing, 18Jun59 (csm)
    -- Carburetor icing, 09Mar61 (csm)
  • Choke adjustment
  • Cold air intake assembly
  • Cold air intake box
  • Cold weather starting
  • "Colortune" (Gunson) instr. (133-KB pdf)
  • Dragging choke cable
  • Driving with only one carburetor
  • "Dustless" Carburetors
  • Exhaust heat shields
  • Exhaust manifold gasket
  • Exhaust manifold shrinkage and cracks
  • Exhaust seal (dount)
  • Exhaust system general information
  • Exhaust/floor heat shield drawing -(pdf)
  • Fixing drippy SU H-type carburetors
  • Float bowl spacers
  • Floor board fire from exhaust system
  • Fuel overflow from your SU carburetors
  • Fuel overflow, SU H-type carburetors#2
  • Fuel overflow, SU H-type carburetors#3
  • Fuel recirculation for carburetor cooling
  • Fuel vent-overflow pipes installation
  • Fuel vent-overflow pipes repair
  • Grose jets
  • How is it hanging?
  • Intake-Exhaust heat shield
  • Intake-Exhaust heat shield drawings
  • K&N air filters, installation
  • K&N air filters, cleaning and oiling
    os Matching SU Air Pistons (UML video)
  • MGB exhaust manifold on MGA
  • MGB exhaust manifold on MGA 2
  • Muffler (silencer) replacement
  • Needle Profile for SU Carburetors
  • No fuel feed - engine does not run
  • Repacking a muffler
  • Running rich, cannot adjust to lean
  • Screens for the air cleaners
    os Secrets of SU Carbs, Part 1 (UML video)
    os Secrets of SU Carbs, Part 2 (UML video)
  • Stainless steel exhaust, not forever?
  • Sticky Throttle and worn throttle shafts
    os SU H-Type Carburetters (UML video)
    os SU H4 Carburetter Threads (UML video)
  • SU needle cross to Beck Arnley numbers
  • SU needle cross to Beck Arnley numbers (pdf)
    os SU needle numbers tabulation
    os SU needle profile comparison
  • SU carburetor tool kit Instructions
  • Substitute air filters for MGA
  • Synchronizing air flow & adjusting mixture
  • Throttle cable support bracket #1
  • Throttle return springs
  • Tubular headers and big bore exhaust
  • "UNI-SYN" carburetor balancing tool
  • Vapor Lock and hot air flow
    -- Velocity stacks #1 (power)
    -- Velocity stacks #2 (power)
    -- Velocity stacks #3 (power)
    -- Velocity stacks #4 (power)
    -- Velocity stacks #5 (power)
    -- Velocity stacks #6 (power)
    -- Velocity stacks, Rimmer Bros (power)
  • Weber carb. mod. for anti-run-on and vapor
    Care and feeding of your MG
  • A comedy of errors - Do not do this
    -- Adhesives (csm)
  • Bearing and seal cross reference numbers
  • Bearing cross reference methods
  • Bright lights in your mirror at night
  • British English vs. American English
  • Choosing gear ratios for best performance
  • Clips and clamps for boots, hoses, pipes, props
  • Confidential Service Memoranda (88)
  • Drawing errors that cause assembly problems
  • Engine dies when clutch is depressed
  • Engine tune-up, the casual way
  • Factory option codes for the MGA
  • Fasteners with odd threads
  • Gaskets and sealants
  • Gaskets shrinking (shrunken)
  • High altitude driving
  • How do you organize your parts?
  • How safe is the MGA?
  • How to host a tech session
  • Improvements&Alterations MGA, Aug58 (pdf)
  • Improvements&Alterations ZAZB, Apr58 (pdf)
  • Instructions To Dealers (other than CSM's)
  •   Door hinge shims, MGA Coupe
    --   Dunlop piston (TwinCam)
  •   Girling, C.V. master cylinder changes.1
  •   Girling, C.V. master cylinder changes.2
  •   Girling, mast-cyl, T.C.& "Deluxe" clutch
  •   Girling, procedure for bleeding
  •   Nuffield sales promotion, confidential
    --   Rear hub baffle (for hub oil seal) - (rear axle)
  •   Speedo & Tach cable changes
  • Jacking points for the MGA
  • Lubrication chart for MGA (Morris)
  • Lubrication chart for MGA Twin Cam
  • Misfire and trouble shooting the engine
    -- Penetrating oil, make your own (universal)
  • Production changes for MGA
  • Registration codes in the UK (prior to Sep 2001)
  • Registration codes in the UK - Q
  • RHD accellerator pedal
  • Seasonal affective disorder (Storage)
  • Service chart for MGA (Sunoco)
  • Service log 1977-1986, purchase & restoration
  • Service log 1986-1998, 124,000 miles
  • Service log 1998-2008, 90,000 miles
  • Service log 2008-2012, 31,000+ miles
  • Significant "upgrades" for reasonable cost
  • Sources for used MG parts
  • Storing your car
  • Super economy mode - driving with no gas
  • Torque specifications for nuts and bolts
  • Tuning Information Memoranda (19)
  •   TIM#11 'M.G.A.' Special Tuning
  •   TIM#14 Current Gear Ratios, A, B, C Series
  •   TIM#17 Parts to convert to Roll Bar (T.C.)
  •   TIM#18 Hydraulic Dampers Upgrade (T.C.))
  •   TIM#21 Disc Brake Pads Upgrade (T.C.)
  •   TIM#22 Cylinder Head Improvements 1 (T.C.)
  •   TIM#23 Cylinder Head Improvements 2 (T.C.)
  •   TIM#24 Weber Carbs, Provisonal Only
  •   TIM#25 Valve Springs - (T.C.)
  •   TIM#26 Engine Vibration - (T.C.)
  •   TIM#27 Larger Carburetors, Issue 1 - (T.C.)
    --   TIM#27 Larger Carburetors, Issue 2 - (T.C.)
  •   TIM#28 Distributor and Ign. Timing - (T.C.)
  •   TIM#31 Suggested Improvements - (T.C.)
  •   TIM#33 Gen.data, tuning, rebuilding eng, suspension, getting the most - (T.C.)
  •   TIM#34 Reshaping comb.space & flywheel
  •   TIM#35 3-1/8" bore [1760 cc] - (T.C.)
  •   TIM#36 Add to S.T.Book, Stage4 (MGA 1600)
    -- Undersealing (csm)
  • Vibration troubleshooting
    - Waxoil, make your own (universal)
  • What to carry for a Long Road Trip
    Clutch & flywheel (Also see Hydraulics)
  • Adapting MGA gearbox to MGB release arm
  • Aluminum flywheel for MGA (or MGB)
    -- Bleeding that stubborn clutch (hydraulics)
    os Brake Fluid for Classic British Cars
  • Cleaning an oily clutch
  • Clutch chatter, very loud
  • Clutch disc broken
    -- Clutch driven plate changed (csm)
  • Clutch function and upgrades, think "Torque"
  • Clutch function - how it works
  • Clutch function - practical experience
  • Clutch function - torque design values
  • Clutch slow to engage or slipping
  • Clutch slave pushrod dimensions
  • Clutch springs, force and color
  • Clutch to flywneel bolt torque error
  • Competition clutch
  • Duck Clutch hand operated
    -- Flywheel dowels (csm)
  • Freeing a stuck clutch
  • Hydraulic clutch, how it works
  • Lightweight flywheel
  • Machining the MGA flywheel
  • MGB clutch & FW conversion
  • MGB clutch cover interference in MGA
  • MGB clutch cover interference, how to fix it
    -- Pedal locations adjust/modify (see Brakes)
  • Pressure plate repair
  • Pressure plate repair parts
  • Ring gear interference fit
  • Ring gear replacement
  • Ring gear replacement #2
  • Ring gear replacement #3
  • Roller release bearing
    -- Stronger springs used in clutch (csm)
  • Testing clutch action, in the car
    Competition with Cars
  • Autocross video, fast shifting 3-synchros
    -- Choosing gear ratios (care)
  • Conforming to racing rules
  • Curta calculators
    os Drag racing MGA vs. '63 Galaxy 390 (vid 1:12)
  • Homologation (vehicle documentation)
  • Homologation, FIA for MGA 10626
  • Homologation, FIA for MGA 10626 (pdf)
  • MGA record attempts at bonneville salt flats
    os Physics of Racing Series
  • Racing and competition equipment options
  • Rally computer, Halda SpeedPilot
  • - "Magic Box"
  • - "Most Accurate Average Speed Computer"
  • - "Pilot Driving"
  • - SpeedPilot MK IV - instructions
  • - SpeedPilot MK V - instructions
  • - SpeedPilot fitting instructions
  • Rally odometer, Halda TripMaster
  • Rally odometer, Halda TwinMaster
  • Rally odometer, Hemo
  • Rallycross, playing in the dirt
    os Road America 1958 (video 28:34)
  • Road rally - competition classification
  • Road rally - how to play TSD
  • Road rally instrumentation
  • Split cecond chronograph, Jaeger
    -- Spotlight Covers (accessories)
  • Tulpen Rallye 1959, MGA Entries
  • Tulpen Rallye 1960, MGA Entries
  • Tweaking the chassis
    Completely Knocked Down cars
    os BMC in Australia, 1950 to 1975
    os History of MG in Australia
  • MGA assembled around the world
  • MGA assembled Australia, 34 slides
  • MGA assembled Australia, magazine
  • MGA assembly Australia, body assembly
  • MGA assembly Australia, body leading
  • MGA assembly Australia, body welding
  • MGA assembly Australia, engine assembly
  • MGA assembly Australia, more details
  • MGA assembly Australia, tool kits
  • MGA 1600-MK-II in Australia
  • MGA assembled in Canada
  • MGA assembled in Cuba
  • MGA assembled in Denmark
  • MGA assembled in Holland
  • MGA assembled in Ireland
  • MGA assembled in Mexico
  • MGA assembled in South Africa
  • Last 20 South African Twin Cams
  • Number plates, CKD South Africa MGA
  • Painting of misc. parts on CKD cars
  • Pressed Metal Corp, Enfield, Sydney, Australia
  • Sales and distribution of MGA in Australia
    Concours Details
    -- Cross ref's to other articles on this site
    os Concours specifications
    -- Air cleaner decal, Twin Cam
    -- Ashtray
    -- Auster name plate
    -- Battery cables
    -- book: MG Series MGA Driver's Handbook
    -- book: MG Series MGA Service Parts List
    -- book: MG Series MGA Workshop Manual
    -- book: Original MGA: The Restorer's Guide
    -- Bridge pipes, Twin Cam brake calipers
    -- Car number plate
    -- Center latch for top
    -- Coupe interior appointments
    -- Cowl vents change of style
    -- Dash cover for Coupe, Twin Cam & MK-II
    -- Door seals
    -- "Dustless" carburetors
    -- Fasteners, original suppliers
    -- Fender piping
    -- Floorboard screws
    -- Floorboard T-nuts
    -- Floorboard weld nuts
    -- Fuel hoses
    -- Gearboxes, five types
    -- Generator style
    -- Grille
    -- Grille badge
    -- Grille nose piece
    -- Hardtops
    -- Heater date stamp
    -- Heater outlet door assembly
    -- I.D. numbers
    -- Key fob, original
    -- Location of instruments
    -- Master cylinder push rods
    -- Oil filter, original variations
    -- Paint codes, body & interior colors
    -- Paint codes for Australian CKD cars
    -- Paint codes, other than body colors
    -- Pedal pads
    -- Pozidriv screws
    -- Propshafts, three types
    -- Radiator, original
    -- Radiator, cell core
    -- Radios, period type brands
    -- Retaining plate for pedal excluder
    -- Routing lines for Fuel, Hydraulic, Electric
    -- Screen washer
    -- Seat types
    -- Sheet metal, original
    -- Side Curtains for roadsters
    -- Side Curtains for bolt-on hardtops
    -- Slow blow fuses
    -- Spare key, original for MGA
    -- Spare tire cover material
    -- Steering wheel center badge
    -- Thermostat, original moving sleeve type
    -- Tire types and sizes
    -- Tool kits, traveling
    -- Tool roll straps
    -- Tonneau covers
    -- Valve cover plates
    -- Wheel types
    -- Windscreen date codes
    -- Windscreen glass
    -- Windscreen grab handles
    -- Windscreen fasteners
    -- Wire colors
    -- Wiper arms and blades for MGA
    -- Wiper blades for MGA, original Rainbow type
    -- Wood rim steering wheel, original option
    Cooling system
  • Air deflector for MGA grille
  • Air inlet front body modification
  • Altitude and temperature indication
  • Aluminum radiators, the basics
  • Aluminum radiators, custom built
  • Aluminum radiators, custom built #2
  • Comparison, Moss replacement radiator
  • Coolant recovery system, pressurized
  • Coolant recovery tank, vented
  • Coolant recovery tank, vented & stainless
  • Core plug failure mode
  • Core plug for emergency
  • Core plug is not a freeze plug
  • Core plug heater
  • Core plug repair - Betson Bolt
  • Crud in the water jacket
    -- Cylinder block drain tap (csm)
  • Do not mix OAT's and EG's antifreeze
  • Do not mix OAT's and EG's antifreeze, #2
  • Drilling out the water holes
  • Drive without a fan belt ???
  • Effect of antifreeze on freezing and boiling
  • Electric cooling fan - Why?
  • Electric cooling fans (dual)
  • Electric cooling fans (dual) #2
  • Evans waterless coolant in a vintage car
  • Fan bent or out of balance
  • Fan blade plastic replacement
  • Fan shroud for MGA, make your own
  • Flushing the cooling system
  • Higher pressure is not needed
  • Hot running issues, long dissertation
  • How hot does the Coupe get? (survival)
  • How to Top Up Coolant without over-filling
  • Keeping your cool - avoid overheating
  • MGA overheating (real overheating)
  • MGB radiator in the MGA, #1
  • MGB radiator in the MGA, #2
  • Modify block for 5-main water pump
  • Original radiator for the MGA
  • Original radiator cell core
  • Original radiator top tank baffle
  • Plain water or antifreeze, coolant temperature
  • Plastic fan blade for MGA
  • Pressure test, looking for leaks
  • Radiator "Burps" When Not Hot
    -- Radiator cap, change 4 to 7 psi (csm)
  • Radiator hose alternate sources
  • Radiator pressure cap and interchange parts list
  • Removing the rear core plug in situ
  • Replacing the rear core plug in situ
  • Replacing the water pump
  • Temperature curve, cold start to expr'way
  • Theory of cooling system, part 1
  • Theory of cooling system, part 2
  • Thermostat cover, stuck
  • Thermostat, original moving sleeve
  • Thermostat blanking sleeve
  • Thermostat, modern type no sleeve
  • Thermostat, alternate moving sleeve
  • Thermostat, repro moving sleeve
  • Variable pitch fan for MGA
  • Water pump broken impeller
  • Water pump lubrication, leaks and failure
  • Water pumps MGA type
  • Water pumps MGB type
  • Water pumps, interchange MGA+early MGB
  • What happens when it boils?
  • What is "normal" operating temperature?
    Coupe specific information
    -- Air conditioning for MGA #1 (accessories)
    -- Air conditioning for MGA #2 (accessories)
  • Carpet details for MGA Coupe
  • Center armrest
    -- Coupe for the toupees (literature)
  • Dash Construction, MGA Coupe
  • Doors and side windows, MGA Coupe
  • Door and window disassembly
  • Door and window reassembly #1
  • Door and window reassembly #2
  • Door handle (outer) spring
  • Door handles, outer for the Coupe
  • Door handles, rubber "washers" (gaskets)
    -- Door hinge shims, MGA Coupe (care)
    -- Door hinges, insufficient opening (csm)
    -- Door hinges, smaller stops (csm)
  • Door latch repair for the Coupe
  • Door latches and locks for the Coupe
  • Door latches and locks, mechanisms
  • Door latches and locks, photos
  • Door latches and locks, repair
  • Door latches and striker plates for the Coupe
  • Door lock refurbishment
  • Door panels (liner assembly) for the Coupe
  • Door seal sheets for the Coupe
  • Door seal, Coupe (*.doc)
  • Door seals, MGA Coupe
  • Door shell bottom repair, MGA Coupe
  • Door skin fitting for MGA Coupe
  • Door skin for MGA Coupe, make your own
  • Drip rail rivets and sealing
  • Drip rail stamp markings for handed parts
  • Front trim roll construction
  • Front trim roll refurbishment
  • Headliner bows, drawings
  • Headliner bows, screws
  • Headliner installation, MGA Coupe
  • Headliner lower trim piece, MGA Coupe
  • Headliner material, MGA Coupe
  • Headliner templates, MGA Coupe
  • High back seats for MGA Coupe
  • Introduction to the MGA Coupe
  • Interior appointments in the Coupe
  • Map pockets for the Coupe
  • Parcel shelf for the MGA 1500 Coupe
  • Parcel shelf, MGA 1500 Coupe - fabrication
  • Parcel shelf, MGA 1500 Coupe - measurements
  • Parcel shelf for the MGA 1600 Coupe
  • Parcel shelf for the MGA Coupe
  • Quarterlite assembly and side window seals
  • Rear trim panels for MGA 1600 Coupe
  • Sill trim moldings for the Coupe
  • Spare tire clamps & tool roll straps, 1600
  • Sun visor hinges
  • Sun visors, MGA Coupe
  • Sun visors, MGA continued
  • Window channel, side glass support
  • Window crank handle removal and disassembly
  • Window frame alignment
  • Window guide bracket lower
  • Window guide bracket lower, drawing (pdf)
  • Window regulator photos, MGA Coupe
  • Window regulator repair, MGA Coupe
  • Window regulator repair #2, MGA Coupe
  • Windscreeen installation, front & rear #1
  • Windscreeen installation, front & rear #2
  • Windscreeen installation, front & rear #3
    Dash controls and instruments
  • Bleeding the oil gauge signal line
  • Bracket nuts for dash instruments
  • Bright trim strip for roadster dash panel
  • Changing to electric tachometer
  • Choke cable locking devices
  • Dash installation sequence for MGA
  • Dash instrument case refinishing
  • Dash light dimmer repair
  • Dash knob replacement
  • Dash mounting hardware
  • Dash removal sequence for MGA
  • Display Panel, 2 Instruments and Cubby
  • GPS mounting in the MGA
  • Horn button switch for MGA
  • How the speedometer works
  • Instrument face renewal
  • Instrument face renewal #2
  • Instrument face styles
    -- Instrument needle puller (tools)
  • LED strip for instrument lighting
  • Light bulb for dash illumnation lamps
  • Lighting for small dash instruments
  • Lighting shield for small dash instruments
  • Location of instruments in the dash
  • Noisey speedometer or tachometer
  • Odometer drive gear broken
  • Odometer drive turns per mile calculations
  • Rebuilding the fabric covered dash
  • Removing the safety gauge
  • Repair of the analog temperature gauge
  • Repair of the analog temperature gauge 2
    os Repair of the analog temperature gauge 3
    os Repairing Jaeger & Smiths Speedometers (pdf)
    os Repairing the NEMAG speedometer drive
  • Replacing a control cable center wire
  • Replacing a control cable center wire 2
    os Restoring Bakelite Dials, part 1 (video 6:44)
    os Restoring Bakelite Dials, part 2 (video 10:33)
  • Restoring dash knobs
  • Rubber grommet on the temperature gauge
  • Safety gauge internal mechanism
  • Speaker grille or blanking plate
    -- Speedometer & tachometer cables (care)
  • Speedometer & tachometer lubrication
  • Speedometer & tach cable part no's & lengths
  • Speedometer cable drive end dimensions
  • Speedometer cable routing
  • Speedometer calibration
  • Speedometer disassembly
  • Speedometer disassembly (#2)
  • Speedometer error & measuring
  • Speedometer gear ratio changes
  • Speedometer loss of drive
  • Speedo magnetic drive & adjustment
  • Speedometer models for MGA
  • Speedometer models, other MG not MGA (pdf)
  • Speedometer needle waving
  • Speedometer, reassembling a tension spring
    os Speedometer repairs, Jaeger & Smiths
  • Sticky speedometer indicator needle
  • Stripped ODO drive gear, repair by molding
  • Switch knobs and bezel nuts, MGA
  • Telltale Tachometer
  • Temperature gauge calibration
  • Temperature gauge function and fail
  • Temperature sender nut and flange incorrect
  • Temperature sensor line installation
  • Temperature sensor nut threads
  • Wood dash panel installation in MGA
  • Wood dash panel with reliefs
  • Wood grain steel dash panel
    Electrical - Function & Testing
  • 6-Volt battery (batteries), original style
  • Battery cables for MGA
  • Brake light switch
  • Brake light switch, construction and failure
  • Brake light switch failure, Borg Warner
  • Brake light switches, good ones
  • Brake light switches, good, Duralast RB401
  • Brake light switches, good, Intermotor 51600
  • Brake light switches, good ones or bad ones
  • Brake light switches, good or bad #2
  • Bullet connectores, living with them
  • Charging system test and repair notes
  • Color codes & Trouble-shooting
  • Control box bench testing
    -- Control box, resistance 27Jul60 (csm)
    -- Control box, resistance 04Jan61 (csm)
  • Converting wipers LHD to RHD (or vice versa)
  • Custom P-clips for larger battery cables
  • Dash cables for the MGA 1500
  • Dash cables for the MGA 1600
  • Dead starter, inertia type
  • Dead starter, pre-engaged type
  • Dipper switch assembly and service
  • Dipper switch mounting
  • Dipper switch mounting brkt, 1500 & T/C LHD
  • Dipper switch mounting bracket, 1600 LHD
  • Dipper switch mounting hardware
  • Dual filament bulb polarity connections
    -- Dynamo pulley size changed, p/r (csm)
    -- Dynamo pulley size changed, T/C (csm)
  • Electrical circuit diagrams, base page
  •   Abbreviations for electrical diagrams
  •   Charging circuit
  •   Starter circuit
  •   Spark and Fuel circuits
  •   Switch On and Fused circuits
  •   Switch On and Fused 1500 circuits
  •   Switch On and Fused 1600 circuits
  •   Non-Fused circuits (Lighting)
  •   Fused Always Hot circuit (Horn)
    -- Flash To Pass Switch (accessories)
    -- Flash To Pass and Headlight Dipper (acc)
  • Front parking lamp electrical contacts 1500 type
  • Fuel gauge function, MGA
    os Fuel gauge function, MGB
  • Fuel gauge calibration, MGA
    os Fuel gauge calibration, MGB
  • Fuel gauge troubleshooting
  • Fuel gauge wiring notes
  • Fuel pump mounting bracket drawing
  • Fuel pump mounting screws
    os Fuel pump operation
  • Fuel pump polarity
  • Fuel pump road fix
  • Fuel sender unit, general notes, MGA
  • Fuel sender unit, incorrect range
    os Fuel sender unit, notes and calibration MGB
  • Fuel sender unit sealing
  • Fuse Box, which fuse goes where?
  • Fuses, slow blow
    os Generator and Voltage Regulator func
  • Generator pulleys and fans
  • Generator supplied without fan or pulley
  • Grounding points, cleaning connectors
  • Harness routing and fasteners in the MGA
    -- Harness routing in engine bay, +fuel, hydraulic
  • Harness brackets (pdf)
  • Harness routing and fasteners (pdf)
  • Harness wiring sequence, don't burn it
  • Harness wire by wire, grounding, tools
  • Harness wire by wire, primary lighting
  • Harness wire by wire, turn signals 1500
  • Harness wire by wire, turn signals 1600
  • Harness wire by wire, all non-lighting
  • Harness wrap cloth color codes thread count
  • Headlamp cleaning
  • Headlamp terminals
  • Headlamp types and styles for MG
  • Heater motor maintenance
    os Horn adjustment and repair (pdf)
  • Horn brackets
  • Horn mounting
  • Horn operation and maintenance
  • Horn parts, optional extra
  • How to identify positive or negative earth
  • Ignition switch key types and key cutting
  • Ignition switch keying and internal parts
  • Ignition switch repairing electrical parts
  • Ignition switch terminals and wiring
  • Instrument lamp holder puzzle
  • Keep your battery (batteries) clean
  • Larger battery cables for MGA
  • Lighting gremlins & diagnostics
  • Lighting switch repair
  • Lighting switch terminals
  • Lighting switches old and new
  • Lighting switches #2, a new one falls apart
  • Lucar connectors, and why I hate them
  • Lucas electrical part numbers for MGA
  • Single pole switch anatomy
  • Sleeve terminals for wires, where and how
  • Snap connector count for MGA cars
  • Soldering small wires
  • Special number plate lamp for Switzerland
  • Special side marker lamp for Denmark
    -- Starter brush springs (csm)
  • Starter duty cycle
  • Starter motor repair #1
  • Starter motor repair #2
  • Starter slow cranking, brushes
  • Starter slow cranking, cables and timing
  • Starter switch wiring for MGA
  • Starter switches, bad and good
  • Starter switches, Original Quality
  • Tail light & Brake light bulbs
  • Tail light lenses
  • Tail light repair
  • Trickle current draining the battery
  • Turn signal flasher test & function
  • Turn signal indicator lamp assembly
  • Turn signal relay test & function
  • Turn signal switch terminal markings
  • Why positive earth?
  • Wiper arm tension adjustment
  • Wiper arms and blades for MGA
    -- Wiper arms and blades, alternate parts (body)
  • Wiper blades for MGA, original Rainbow type
  • Wiper drive splines not as original
  • Wiper motor park position adjustment
  • Wiper motor R&R the easy way
  • Wiper motor mounting bracket
  • Wiper motor mounting bracket drawing (pdf)
  • Wiper motor support bracket
  • Wiper motor support bracket drawing (pdf)
  • Wiper motor wiring notes
  • Wiper spindle rubber grommet
  • Wiper spindle seal
  • Wiper wheelbox maintenance
  • Wire colors used in the MGA
  • Wire sizes used in the MGA
  • Wiring diagrams in color for MGA cars
  • Wiring harness installation
  • Wiring harness styles
  • Wiring harness wrap for repair
    Electrical - Restoration & Mod's
  • Alternator conversion, AC Delco
  • Alternator conversion made simple
  • Alternator installation, any style
    os Alternator installation for MGA (Moss)
  • Alternator installation, Mini Denso
  • Alternator installation, Saturn 65-amp
  • Alternator that looks like a generator
    .. Banana lamps for rear number plate (acc)
  • Battery, AGM type
  • Battery, cut-off switch (Lucas)
  • Battery, dry cell
  • Battery, gel cell
  • Battery, lithium type
  • Battery, Single 12 volt vs twin 6's
    os Brake light relay
  • Bulb holder substitute plastic socket
  • Changing to negative earth
  • Changing electric tach to negative earth
  • Changing "the other" tach to neg. earth
  • Cruise control installation
  • Cruise control inst. instr. typ (1.1-MB pdf)
    -- Dash light dimmer repair (dash)
  • Electric tachometer installation, MGA
    os Electric tach calibration and repair
    os Electric tach wire connections
  • Fog light and driving light applications
  • Fog light and driving light installation
  • Four way flashers cheap way, 1500
  • Four way flashers better way, 1500
  • Four way flashers my way, 1500
  • Four way flashers 1500 or 1600, switch
  • Four way flashers 1600, relay
  • Four way flashers 1600, switch
  • Four way flashers, hazard warning kit
  • Four way flashers, hazard warning kit 2
  • Fuel gauge damping circuit
  • Fuel gauge repair
  • Fuel sender repair
  • Fuses & relays - why more?
  • Fuses, good and bad applications
  • Fuses, how big, what's on each circuit
  • Fuses, how many, where to put them
  • Generator rear plate modification
  • Headlight relays and fuses
  • Headlight upgrade for cheap
  • Headlights on warning buzzer
  • Heater motor relay installation
  • Heater motor restoration
  • HID headlamp conversion may be illegal
  • High torque starter motor
  • In-car ammeter (amp meter)
  • In-car ammeter with alternator
  • In-car volt meter
  • In-car volt meter mounting
  • Installing aftermarket horns
  • Installing high power horns
  • Interior illumination (Dome Light)
  • Intermittent windscreen wipers
  • Leather washer for the turn signal switch
  • LED headlights, 7-inch round
  • LED tail lights, brake lights, turn signals A
  • LED tail lights, brake lights, turn signals B
  • LED tail lights, brake lights, turn signals C
  • Lighting upgrade regulations
  • More uses for relays and buzzers
  • One driving lamp and one fog lamp
  • Pre-engaged Lucas starter motor for MGA
  • Pre-engaged starter motor electrical connection
    os Replacing the Lucas RB106 regulator (pdf)
    os Saving the Lucas RB106 regulator (pdf)
  • Solid state voltage regulator (1)
  • Solid state voltage regulator (2)
    os Solid state voltage regulator (3)
    os Solid state voltage regulator (4)
  • Starter motor repair
  • The illusive MGA amp meter
    os The Simple Electronic RB106 MK2c
  • Third brake light installation
    os Third brake light installation, LED bar
    os Third brake light on the trunk lid
  • Third brake light trigger, electronic
  • Third brake light trigger, relay
  • Third brake light, variety 1 for MGA
  • Third brake light, variety 2 for MGA
  • Turn signal controller, electronic & 4-way
  • Turn signal controller, electronic & 4-way #2
  • Turn signal mechanical switch (alt.)
  • Turn signal relay addition
  • Turn signal relay elimination
  • Turn signal relay repair
  • Turn signal relay replacement
  • Turn signal relay replacement, repair
  • Turn signal vacuum switch repair
  • Turn signal warning buzzer
  • Two 12-volt barreries
  • Voltage converter - Pos to Neg earth
  • Voltage converter, needing two perhaps
  • When and why relays might be a good idea
  • Wiper 2-speed DR3, as used for Sebring MGA's
  • Wiper 2-speed DR3 with relays
  • Wiper 2-speed DR3 with rotary switch
  • Wiper 2-speed DR3 with toggle switch
  • Wiper 2-speed with MGB motor, a bit tricky
  • Wiper 2-speed with relays
  • Wiper 2-speed with relays, installed #1
  • Wiper 2-speed with relays, installed #2
  • Wiper 2-speed with toggle switch
  • Wiper drive splines not as original
  • Wiper motor mounting made easier
  • Wiper motor rebuild
  • Wiper motor rebuild #2
  • Wiper motor parts source
  • Wiper motor screws for field coil
  • Wiring harness replacement
    Engine - general
  • Adding a vent to a non-vented valve cover
  • Alignment, engine to gearbox
  • Alternate valve seals
  • Another look at bad valves2
  • Anti-run-on valve, aftermarket type
  • Anti-run-on valve, MGB style
  • Blow-down test for compression leaks
  • BMC, Gold Seal Engines
  • BMC, MG and Morris engine codes
  • Broken engine considerations
  • Burnt valves (1)
  • Burnt valves (2)
  • Cam bearings
  • Cam operation
  • Cam wear
  • Cam sprocket alignment. standard
  • Cam sprocket alignment, with no marks
  • Camshaft break-in and modern engine oil
  • Camshaft R&R
  • Camshaft re-grinding
  • Casting numbers
  • Comparison of 1500 and 1600 crankshafts
  • Connecting rods and bearings, part no's
  • Cork seals for main bearing caps
  • Crankcase ventilation basics
  • Crankcase ventilation, early B-series engines
  • Crankshaft bearing dimensions
  • Crankshaft bearing materials and sizes
  • Crankshaft bearing replacement in situ
  • Crankshaft bearings, Vandervell MG parts
  • Crankshaft bearings, wear & regrinding
  • Crankshaft bolts
  • Crankshaft dog nut locktab washer
  • Crankshaft dog nut removal
  • Crankshaft dog nut thread size
  • Crankshaft pulley failed
  • Crankshaft rear oil seal dimensions
    -- Crud in the water jacket (cooling)
    -- Cylinder block side covers (csm)
    os Cylinder head replacement, Mar 01
  • Cylinder heads for the MGA
  • Cylinder head for the MGA 1600-MK-II
  • Cylinder head substitutes for the MGA
  • Cylinder head, the Weslake promontory
  • Dipstick markings
  • Drip proof draft pipe
  • Drip tray for rear of engine #1
  • Drip tray for rear of engine #2
  • Drip tray for rear of engine #3
  • Drip tray for rear of engine #4
  • Drip tray for rear of engine #5
  • Engine grounding strap
    os Engine Installation, Feb 01
  • Engine mount replacement
  • Engine overhaul-1, General and external
  • Engine overhaul-2, Cylinder head and valves
  • Engine overhaul-3, Lower engine and bearings
  • Engine overhaul-4, Pistons and con-rods
  • Engine overhaul-5, Cam, o-pump, crank, mods
  • Engine removal the easy way
  • Engine removal the "other" way
  • Engine removal lifting methods
  • Finding top dead center (TDC) casually
  • Finding top dead center (TDC) more precisely
  • Finding top dead center (TDC) spot-on accurate
  • Flywheel bolts
  • Gudgeon pin bolts
  • Harmonic balancer upgrade
  • Harmonic damper crankshaft pulley
    -- Head gasket changed (e)18418 (csm)
    -- Head gasket changed (e)20501 (csm)
    -- Heater water port enlarged (csm)
  • How the PCV valve works
  • Leaky threads in cylinder head
  • Line boring, crank bearings, rear seal
  • Line boring vs. line honing
    -- Main & connecting rod bearings (csm)
    -- Main bearings change back to L/I (csm)
  • Measuring compression ratio
  • Oil cooled pistons, MG B-series engines
    -- Oil dipper rod changed (csm)
  • Oil filler cap Installation
  • Oil restrictors, crankshaft rod journals
  • Oil seal for the dipstick
  • Oversize valve guides - rare but real
    -- Oversize valve guides, repl. engs. (csm)
    -- Oversize valve guides, follow-up (csm)
    -- Piston assemblies, gudgeon pins (csm)
  • Piston rings
  • Piston shape, size, and clearance
  • Positive crankcase ventilation
    -- Rear main bearing cap, drilling (csm)
    -- Rear main bearing oil leaks (csm)
  • Rear plates for MGA B-Series engines
  • Rear plates for MGB and other B-Series
    -- Rear seal for 3-main crankshaft
  •   Rear seal, assembly
  •   Rear seal, Can I buy it?
  •   Rear seal, machine slip ring
  •   Rear seal, modify bearing cap
  •   Rear seal, modify rear plate
  •   Rear seal, modify viton seal
  •   Rear seal, video installation
  •   Rear seal, follow-up notes
  • Rear seal for 3-main crankshaft #2
  • Removing a broken stud
  • Removing main bearing caps
  • Rocker arm broken
  • Rocker arms rebushing
  • Rocker arms refinishing output end
  • Rocker shaft pedestal shims
  • Rocker shaft pedestals broken
  • Run on - dieseling
  • Run on - electrical
  • Salvaging a seized engine
  • Saving an old cam
  • Smoking engine implications
  • Solid copper head gasket
  • Sorting out mismatched bearing caps
  • Speedi-Sleeve for timing cover seal
  • Spigot bushing replacement
  • Starting a dormant engine
  • Stellite exhaust valves
  • Sticky valves
  • Tachometer drive machining
  • Tachometer drive seal
  • Timing chain and sprocket wear
  • Timing chain quality issues
  • Timing chain tensioner failure and alternate part
  • Timing chain tensioner installation
    -- Timing chain tensioner parts (csm)
  • Timing cover seal installaion, Felt
  • Timing cover seal, rubber
  • Timing cover seals and oil throwers
  • Timing cover gasket
  • Timing cover gasket vector drawing (pdf)
  • Timing marks for crankshaft pulleys
    os Valve adjustment - John Twist Video
  • Valve adjustment - no feeler gauge
    -- Valve cover gasket changed (csm)
  • Valve cover gasket sealing
  • Valve cover plates for MGA
  • Valve guide liners
  • Valve guides, exact dimensions
  • Valve height in the cylinder head
  • Valve stems and hardware, type A & B
  • Valve stem seals, original type
  • Worn out engine considerations
    Engine - oil system
  • Cotter pin, the engineered leak point
  • Excess oil pressure in new engine
    -- Full flow oil filter seal (csm)
  • Loss of oil pressure at high speed
  • Low oil pressure, investigation and cures
    os - MGB Oil Pressure - (John Twist video)
  • No oil pressure in new engine
  • Oil cooler installation, original style
  • Oil cooler installation drawings, early (pdf)
  • Oil cooler installation drawings, late (pdf)
  • Oil cooler installation, aftermarket type
  • Oil cooler installation, competition type, 1
  • Oil cooler installation, competition type, 2
  • Oil cooler installation, competition type, 3
  • Oil cooler installation, competition type, 4
  • Oil cooler installation, competition type,5
  • Oil cooler testing and cleaning
  • Oil cooler theory and benefit
  • Oil cooler thermostatic bypass valve #1
  • Oil cooler thermostatic bypass valve #2
  • Oil and ZDDP
    -- Oil dipper rod changed (csm)
    -- Oil dipper rod away from engine (csm)
  • Oil drain down and change of oil level
  • Oil drain plug magnetic
  • Oil filter cartdriges, original type
  • Oil filter descriptions, original MGA
  • Oil filter descriptions, original variations
  • Oil filter failure
  • Oil filter failure #2
  • Oil filter FAQ's
  • Oil filter leaks
  • Oil filter media types
  • Oil filter personal preferences
  • Oil filter seal rings
  • Oil filter spin on adapters, aftermarket
  • Oil filter spin on adapters, MGB
    os Oil filter study, what's good or not
  • Oil general tech & preferences
  • Oil flow path in engine
  • Oil pan removal
  • Oil piping external lines & fittings
  • Oil pressure, flow and lubrication
  • Oil pressure relief and gallery plugs
  • Oil pressure relief valve
    -- Oil pump & strainer changed (csm)
  • Oil pump changes
  • Oil pump gasket
  • Oil pump inspection
  • Oil pump modification
  • Oil pump repair parts
  • Oil starvation, slosh, baffles, accusump
  • Priming the oil system
  • Tube for oil dipstick
    -- Washing oil fIlter elements (csm)
    Engine - performance and power
  • 101 - Where to start
  • 102 - Preparation for autocross
    os 1500cc to 1698cc conversion
  • 1800 Engine transplant
  • 18V Engine transplant
  • 1950cc crossflow +2x 45DCOE
  • 1950cc crossflow with fuel injection
  • Before spending $$$$, think
  • BMW 2002 engine and gearbox conversion
  • Cam lift and valve head clearance
  • Cam timing and valve head clearance
  • Cam timing - degree wheel & indicators
  • Cam timing - adjustable sprockets, keys
  • Cam upgrade and/or supercharger
    -- Choosing gear ratios (care)
  • Compression ratio vs pressure
    os Crossflow with fuel injection 1600
  • Cylinder pressure and detonation
    os Degreeing a Camshaft the Easy Way (pdf)
  • Diesel engine MG
    -- Drilling out water holes (cooling)
  • Engine balancing
    os Engine Tech Session, Aug 00
    -- Fuel injection for the MGA (fuel)
    -- Fuel injection for Twin Cam engine (twincam)
  • HRG Derrington cylinder head installation
    os HRG Derrington cylinder heads, data
  • HRG Derrington cylinder heads, vintage
  • Huffaker 5 liter 4-cam V8 for MGA
  • Installing larger valves in the cylinder head
    os Judson Boost Gauge, build one
    os Judson supercharger, components
    os Judson supercharger, Dominic Clancy
  • Judson supercharger installation
  • Judson supercharger installation Instructions
  • Judson supercharger installation Instr. (pdf)
    os Judson supercharger picture
    os Judson superchargers, vintage views
  • Machining 5-main bock for mechanical tach
  • Overboring and core shift
  • Porting and optimizing air flow
  • Porting the MSX cross flow head
  • Ported cylinder head - cutaway
  • Pushrod length
  • Rear seal for the 5-main bearing crankshaft
  • Rebuilding from mild to wild
    -- Road Test MG-Judson (Literature)
  • Rotary engine MGA
  • Rover 200 T-Series, M16T DOHC Turbo
  • Shorrock supercharger for the MGA
  • Superchargers for the MGA
    os Supercharger installation instr., Moss
  • Twin cam Alfa Romeo engine conversion
  • Twin cam Jaguar 6-cylinder engine conversion
  • Twin Cam Mazda engine conversion
  • Twin Cam Toyota engine conversion
  • Using a 5-Main Crankshaft in a 3-Main Block
    os V6 narrow angle conversion
    os V6 wide angle conversion (radical)
  • V8 conversion - Lyle Jacobson
    os V8 project - John Mangles
    os V8 supercharged, radical (photos only)
  • Valve interference and eyebrows
  • Valve layout in cylinder head, and eyebrows
  • Velocity stacks #1
  • Velocity stacks #2
  • Velocity stacks #3
  • Velocity stacks #4
  • Velocity stacks #5
  • Velocity stacks #6
  • Velocity stacks, Rimmer Bros
  • VTEC Honda S2000 engine in MGA (1)
  • VTEC Honda S2000 engine in MGA (2)
  • Water injection by Edelbrock
  • What is power? (engine horsepower)
    Faulty replacement parts
  • Moss Motors on Quality Assurance
  • Alloy valve spring caps
  • Bad condenser (Mallory)
  • Bad rebound straps (and leaf springs)
  • Bad rubber - boots on tie rod ball ends
  • Bad rubber - front A-arm bushings
  • Bad rubber - grommet for float bowl
  • Bad rubber - rebound buffer
  • Bad rubber - seals for swivel links
  • Bad rubber - swivel link seals
  • Bonnet buffer is too short
  • Bootlid rubber seal does not fit properly
  • Brake light switches fail with burned contacts
  • Brake shoe anti-rattle spring hook too long
  • Bulb holders for dash lamps don't hold
  • Bumper face bars and over-riders bad fit
  • Clutch pedal, insufficient travel
  • Clutch slave cylinder, aluminum piston
  • Cooling fan wrong pitch
  • Cowl vent for MGA, too much crown
  • Crankshaft bad machining, spigot bushing hole
  • Dash switch, bad mounting dimensions
  • Dash lamp rheostat wrong configuration
  • Dipper switch shorts to ground
  • Distributor cap screws, incorrect design
  • Door hinge loose hinge pin
  • Door latch parts wrong size - safety hazard
  • Door latch striker plates, incorrect form
  • Drain cocks for engine block and radiator leak
  • Exploding ignition coils (Lucas Sport Coil)
  • Felt oil filter destroys engine with failure
  • Fog lamp brackets do not fit
  • Front cockpit rail rubber strip too thin
  • Front slave cylinder early failure
  • Fuel level sending unit does not fit
  • Fuel level sending unit has incorrect range
  • Fuel pump failure
  • Fuses with no label
  • Gearbox mount doesn't fit
  • Grille badge breaks
  • Heater control, wrong geometry
  • Incorrect piping for wings (fenders)
  • Incorrect spring for shift detents
  • Layshaft bearings with small rollers
  • Layshaft undersize or too soft
  • Lighting switch fails and low quality
  • Luggage rack with incorrect fasteners
  • Manual starter switch
  • Master cylinder casting, leaks
  • Master cylinder rubber seals, too large
  • Master cylinder seal, aftermarket piston
  • Master cylinder will not release pressure
  • Not so Perfect Glass windscreen
  • Another poor fit, VELAS windscreen
  • Oil cooler, wrong port spacing
  • Oil deflector no fit with valve collar
  • Oil pipe adapter fitting does not fit
  • Parking lamps, 1500
  • Pivot pin for spare tire hold-down too short
  • Plastic cooling fans that break
  • Plinth pad, MGA 1600, too large
  • Plinth pad, MGA 1600, too small
  • Pushrods break at top end
  • Ragtop front wood bow does not fit
  • Rear cockpit rail incorrect alignment
  • Rear hub O-rings - part no's and sizes
  • Rear splined hubs do not fit
  • Rear wheel cylinder doesn't fit
  • Repair piece, inner fender, bad form
  • Repro Tripod headlamps poor quality
  • Silentbloc bushing is too short
  • Snap ring for layshaft bearings is too large
  • Soft steel washer for head bolt
  • Spark plug caps fall apart
  • Spin-on adapter - oil filter will jam
  • Spokes for wire wheels, too large
  • Spring pans too narrow
  • Steering rack seal end clamps do not fit
  • Steering U-joint - snap rings do not fit
  • Stripped manifold studs
  • Synchronizer rings out of round
  • Temperature sender nut and flange incorrect
  • Throttle pedal bracket, wrong hole size
  • Thrust washers & seal supports, front
  • Timing chain tensioner fails
  • Tubular pushrods fell apart
  • Turn signal jewel has wrong thread
  • Vacuum unit has non-original thread
  • Weak studs and bolts
  • Wiper arm splines not as original
  • Wiper drive spindle splines not as original
    Frame and attachments
  • Battery frame weldment, for 6V or 12V
  • Battery hold down for longer battery
  • Battery tray adapter for longer battery
  • Bump stop frame repair
  • Extending a battery carrier for 12 volt
  • Floorboard captive nuts repair
  • Floorboard installation
  • Floorboard screws, original
  • Floorboard T-nuts for seat mounting
  • Floorboard templates & dimensions
  • Floorboard templates (140-KB pdf 6-pgs)
  • Frame cleaning, watch out for the stuffing
  • Frame dimensions
  • Frame extension drawing
  • Frame extension modification
    os Frame mod for stock 1600 swaybar
  • Frame repair (welding)
  • Frame repair, battery trays #1
  • Frame repair, battery trays #2
  • Frame repair, forward leaf spring mounting
    os Frame repair front frame extension
  • Frame repair, round tube aft of seats
  • Frame repair, round tube under bellhousing
  • Frame repair, side rail (1)
  • Frame repair, square tube forward of seats
  • Frame straightening tech session
  • Front shock studs base plate replacement
  • Installing center tunnel
  • Optima 12V battery in extended tray
  • Plywood from Russia
  • Rear hanger bracket
  • Removing dents from round cross tube
  • Roll bar (rollover bar) for MGA
  • Roll bar installation for MGA
  • Roll bar, vintage/period style for MGA
  • Roll bar, vintage/period style #2
  • Roll bar, vintage/period style #3
  • Side closure plates
  • Side closure plates drawing (pdf)
  • Side closure plates templates (pdf)
  • Tunnel center section fabrication
  • Tunnel center section template (pdf)
  • Tunnel modification, on top of floor
  • Tunnel reinforcement bracket
  • Tunnel reinforcement bracket drawing (pdf)
  • Tunnel shifter cover that didn't fit
  • Tunnel variations
  • Wood preservative for floorboards
    Fuel system
  • Aftermarket fuel pump, cheap and quiet
  • Aftermarket fuel pump, Facet
  • Aftermarket fuel pump, Quinton Hazell
  • Alcohol in motor fuel
  • Bubbles in the fuel line
  • Cleaning a fuel tank
  • Clogged pick-up pipe
  • Copper fuel pipes
  • Dual fuel pumps for competition
  • Dual fuel pumps, in parallel or in series
  • Electrical grounding of the fuel tank
  • Flush fuel filler
  • Fuel filters
    -- Fuel gauge function (electrical)
    -- Fuel gauge repair (electrical)
    -- Fuel gauge troubleshooting (electrical)
  • Fuel injection for the MGA
    -- Fuel injection - 1950cc crossflow (power)
    -- Fuel injection - Twin Cam Engine (twincam)
  • Fuel line failure, unusual
  • Fuel line routing
  • Fuel odor and leaks
  • Fuel pressure decay
    os Fuel pressure regulator - Holly
  • Fuel pressure regulator - Purolator
  • Fuel pump, general information
    os Fuel pump mounting (pdf)
    -- Fuel pump mounting bracket (electrical)
    -- Fuel pump polarity (electrical)
    -- Fuel pump road fix (electrical)
  • Fuel pumps at high altitude
    -- Fuel sender, general notes (electrical)
    -- Fuel sender repair (electrical)
    -- Fuel sender unit, incorrect range (electrical)
    -- Fuel sender unit sealing (electrical)
  • Fuel tank hanger straps drawings
  • Fuel tank internal coating
  • Fuel Tank straps - drawing error
  • Lack of fuel flow
    os Modern Petrol and Classic Cars
    os Modern Petrol in Vintage Engines - (from BP)
  • Original fuel hoses
  • Re-Lead and other fuel additives
    os 'Red-Kote' Fuel Tank Liner - (pdf)
  • Silencing a noisy fuel pump
  • Trash in the fuel system
  • Vented filler cap
  • Venting the filler neck
    Gearbox
  • 5 Gearboxes used in the MGA
  • Anti-rattle detent for shift lever
  • Automatic gearbox for your MGA
  • Ball bearing center for MGA gearbox
  • Ball bearing front for MGA gearbox
  • Ball bearing rear for MGA gearbox
  • Bolt-in rear mount for MGB gearbox in MGA
  • Change of threads in gearbox housing
    -- Choosing gear ratios (care)
  • Close ratio gearbox
  • Cotter pin, the engineered leak point
  • Dipstick for MGA and early MGB Gearboxes
  • Dipstick Stopper Repair, MGA and early MGB
  • Drawing errors give you problems
  • Extended (welded) remote shift housing
  • Fixing broken shift lever threaded stud
  • Ford Type-9 5-speed for the MGA
  • Ford Type-9 5-speed installation MGA
  • Ford Type-9 5-speed installation MGA (2)
    os Ford Type-9 5-speed installation MGA 3)
  • Ford Type-9 5-speed side fill and drain
  • Ford Type-9 bellhousing & spigot mod
  • Ford Type-9 gearbox, which one to buy
  • Ford "Type-9" 5-speed with 18V engine
  • Front seal for MGA and MGB gearboxes
  • Gasket for remoter control tower
  • Gear ratios commonly used in the MGA
  • Gearbox lubrication (and towing)
  • Gearbox oil, general tech & preference
    os Gearbox Tech Day 10/7/00
    os Gearbox Tech Day 7/14/01
  • Gold Seal gearbox
  • Heat in the gearbox
  • How the MG gearbox works
  • How the synchronizer works
  • Installing rubber boot on clutch release lever
    --
    Jamming in gear (csm)
    -- Jumping out of gear (csm)
  • Laygear with improved bearings
  • Laygear with substitute needle bearings
  • Layshaft hardness and dimensions
  • Layshaft improvements for the MGA
    -- Layshaft too small or too soft (faulty parts)
  • Mazda MX5 5-speed gearbox for the MGA
  • MGB D-type overdrive in the MGA
    os MGB D-Type Overdrive more Details
  • MGB gearbox installation in the MGA
    os MGB gearbox to MGA - adapters
  • Modification for 3rd gear detents
  • Nissan 5-speed conversion #1
  • Nissan 5-speed conversion #2
  • Overdrive, how it works
  • Overdrive or 5-speed units
    os Overdrive Switches for MG (UML video)
  • Overdrive, trouble shooting
  • Overview on overdrive (from UML)
  • Rear seal for early 1500 gearbox
  • Rear seal for mid 1500 gearbox
  • Rear seal for mid 1500 gearbox, interchange list
    -- Rear seal modified (e)25112 (csm)
    -- Rear seal modified (e)45412 (csm)
    -- Rear seal changes summary (csm)
  • Rebuilding - A-Test Drive Inspection
  • Rebuilding - B-Open Inspection
  • Rebuilding - C-Disassembly, External
  • Rebuilding - D-Disassembly , Internal
  • Rebuilding - E-Disassembly, Gear Clusters
  • Rebuilding - F-Disassembly, Gears & Synchro's
  • Rebuilding - G-Reassembly
  • Remote shift housing rebuild
  • Replacing rear rubber mount
  • Replacing rear rubber mount #2
  • Replacing rear seal in situ
  • Reverse light switch on gearbox
  • Reverse lockout, MGB or MGA
  • Right angle adapter for speedometer cable
  • Shift knob for 5-speed gearbox, MGA style
  • Speedometer drive failure
  • Speedometer drive seal interchange list
  • Speedometer drive seal replacement
  • Split bushing for shift mechanism
  • Starter drive cover
  • Steel synchronizer ring
    -- Synchronizer modified (csm)
  • Tool for installing shift lever
  • Toyota 5-speed gearbox for the MGA
    os Type 9 Secrets - by James Mather
  • Welded rear mount for MGB gearbox in MGA
  • Will not go into gear (high resistance)
    Heater
  • Adjusting the heater control valve
  • Heater air hose bending and stretching
  • Heater air switch repair
  • Heater control attachment to dash
  • Heater control fault and repair
  • Heater control restoration
  • Heater date stamp
  • Heater description - pros and cons
    -- Heater noise (csm)
  • Heater outlet door assembly
    os Heater rebuild, MGA (broken link)
    os Heater rebuild and upgrade, MGB
  • Heater, removing
  • Heater tag numbers
    os Heater valve modification
  • Heater valve mount - bolts or struds?
  • Heater valve, repair or replace?
  • Which way do the demister vents point?
    History of the MGA
    -- 50 Years of MG - T&CC, Nov'79 (pdf) (lit)
    os Against The Clock 1955 (video)
    os A Potted History of the MGA
  • Austin MG distributors & dealers, N.A.
    -- Auster name plate and company info (ws)
    os B&TR Rivet Manufacturer
    os
    B.M.C. Does It Again (1959) (video)
    -- BMC in Australia, 1950 to 1975 (ckd)
    os BMC Ladies First, Alpine Rally (video)
    os B&TR Rivet Manufacturer (splash seal rivets)
    os British Car's Great Feat!, 254-mph (video)
  • Connolly, The Specialists -T&CC Aug'76 (pdf)
    os Engines for M.G's (pdf)
  • Experimental MGA -T&CC Jun'89 (pdf)
  •   History of the MGA (continued)
  • Factory photos and notes
  • Factory records, additional serial numbers
  • Falvey Imported Cars in Detroit
    os Fastest Car In The World (1957) (video)
  • Great Britain exports in the 50's
    -- Grille badge for MGA (body)
    -- Grille tag for MGA (body)
    -- Hardtop history, parts and fit (hardtop)
  • History around the MGA, personal look
    -- History of MG in Australia (ckd)
    os 'Hot Rods For Abingdon' - 4 TC engines
    os Le Mans 1955 - Part 1 (video)
    os Le Mans 1955 - Part 2 (video)
    os Le Mans 1955 - Part 3 (video)
    os Le Mans 1955 - Part 4 (video)
    os Le Mans 1955 - Part 5 (video)
  • Leyland N.America dealer directory 1974 -(pdf)
    os Marque Histories of BL Heritage 1895-1983
    os MG Does It Again, EX-181 1957 (video)
  • Miss MG, North America
    os More Records For Stirling (1957) (video)
  • Original prices for MGA cars
  • Original sheet metal for MGA
  • Original wood for MGA
    -- Originality and history (books)
  • Pedigree of a champion
  • Production and distribution numbers
    os Records for Stirling Moss 1955 (video)
  • Skinners Union - SU carbs & pumps
    os Sports Car of the Year 1955 (video)
    os The A,B-D of Austin Engines -(pdf)
  • The Automobile Association
    os The History of MG Cars, Part 1 of 2 (video)
    os The History of MG Cars, Part 2 of 2 (video)
  • The Man Who Made MG Cecil Kimber -(pdf)
    os The MG Car Co: History of Auto Maker (video)
    os Three Fastest MG's (video)
    -- Twin Cam press info letter 15-Jul-1958 (tcam)
    -- Twin Cam press release pk 14-Jul-1958 (tcam)
    -- Twin Cam sales promo letter, 1-Jul-58 (tcam)
    -- Twin Cam Thirtieth Anniversary -(pdf)
  • Von Dutch and pinstriping
  • Wind tunnel testing
    History - Pedigree of the MG Mark
    os - The MG Car Company: History of English Auto Maker MG -video - YouTube 23:08
    -- Pedigree of a champion
  •   M.G.s Through The Ages, Introduction
  •   MG -14/28 -- 1924-1927
  •   MG1 - Old Number One -- 1925
  •     Number One - Autocar, Mar 2, 1934 (pdf)
  •     Land's End Pilgrimage, T&CC, Mar75(pdf)
  •   MG - 14/40 Mk-4 -- 1927-1929
  •   MG Six Mk I/II 18/80 -- 1928-1932
  •     Six-Cylinder M.G., Autocar 1928 (pdf)
  •     1930 M.G. Programme, Autocar 1929 (pdf)
  •     M.G. Six Mark II Saloon, Autocar 1931 (pdf)
    os    Unsung Hero MG 18-80 - T&CC 1985 (pdf)
  •   MG Six Mk III 'Tigress' 18/100 -- 1930-1931
  •     The M.G. Mark III, Autocar 1930 (pdf)
  •   MG - 'M'-type Midget -- 1929-1932
  •     M.G.Midget (M-type) - Autocar 1929 (pdf)
  •     MG M TYPE - T&CC, Jan 1975 (pdf)
  •   MG - 'C'-type Midget -- 1931-1932
  •     Montlhery M.G.Midget - Autocar 1931 (pdf)
  •   MG - 'D'-type Midget -- 1931-1932
  •   MG - 'F'-type Magna -- 1931-1932
  •     12/70 M.G. Magna, Autocar 1931 (pdf)
  •     M.G. Magna Four-Seater, Autocar 1932 (pdf)
  •     Sweet And Low, Coupe, Autocar 1932 (pdf)
  •   MG - 'J'-type Midget -- 1932-1934
  •     M.G. Midget Two-Seater - Autocar 1932 (pdf)
  •   MG - 'K'-type Magnette -- 1932-1935
  •   MG - 'K3' Magnette -- 1933-1934
  •     Supercharged Magnette - Autocar 1933 (pdf)
  •     A Brace of K3 Magnettes, Autocar 1947 (pdf)
  •     MG K3 - T&CC, Oct 1975 (pdf)
  •   MG - 'K3' EX135 - the "Magic Magnette"
  •   MG - 'L'-type Magna -- 1933-1934
  •     Magna Two-seater - Autocar 1933 (pdf)
  •     Magna Continental Coupe - Autocar 1934
  •   MG - 'N'-type Magnette -- 1934-1936
  •     A New M.G. Magnette, Autocar 1934 (pdf)
  •     Magnette Two-Seater, Autocar 1934 (pdf)
  •   MG - Magnette KN Saloon - 1934-1935
  •     A New M.G. Magnette - Autocar 1934 (pdf)
  •   MG - 'P'-type Midget -- 1934-1936
  •     Midget P-Type 2-Seat, Autocar 1934 (pdf)
  •     Midget PB 2-Seat, Autocar 1936 (pdf)
  •   MG - 'Q'-type Midget -- 1934
  •   MG - 'R'-type Midget -- 1935
  •   MG - Two-Litre Sloon - 1935
  •     MG - Two-Litre Saloon, Autocar 1935 (pdf)
  •   MG - 'SA'/'SW' -- 1936-1939
  •   MG - 'TA'/'TB' Midget -- 1936-1939
  •     Midget T-type 2-Seat, Autocar 1936 (pdf)
  •     Still A Midget (TB), Autocar 1940 (pdf)
  •   MG - 'VA'-type -- 1937-1939
  •   MG - 'TC'-type Midget -- 1945-1949
  •     Road Test (TC) - Autocar 1947 (pdf)
  •   MG - 'Y'-type 1-1/4-Litre -- 1947-1953
  •   MG - 'TD'-type Midget -- 1949-1953
  •     Road Test (TD), Autocar 1953 (pdf)
  •   MG - 'TF'-type Midget -- 1953-1955
  •   MG - 'ZA'/"ZB" Magnette -- 1953-1958
  •   MG - Series 'MGA' -- 1955-1962
    --    New MG On The Road, Autocar 1955 (lit)
    --    M.G. MGA 1600, Autocar 1959 (pdf) (lit)
  •   MG - Series 'MGA' Twin Cam -- 1958-1960
    --    Autocar Road Tests M.G. Twin Cam (tcam)
  •   MG - Mark III/IV Magnette -- 1959-1968
  •   MG - Midget Mark I/II/III -- 1961-1974
  •     Road Test M.G. Midget, Autocar 1961 (pdf)
  •   MG - 1100/1300 -- 1962-1971
  •   MG - Series 'MGB' Mark I/II/III -- 1962-1974
  •     M.G. MGB 1800, Autocar 1962 (pdf)
  •   MG - Series 'MGC' -- 1967-1969
  •     M.G. MGC 2912 c.c., Autocar 1967 (pdf)
  •   MG - Series 'MGB' GT V8 -- 1973-1976
  •   MG - Midget Mark IV -- 1975-1979
  •     MG Midget 1500, Autocar 1975 (pdf)
  •   MG - Series 'MGB' Mark IV -- 1975-1980
  •   MG - Series 'MGB-GT' Mark IV -- 1975-1980
  •     AutoTest MGB GT, Autocar 1977 (pdf)
    Hydraulics (brakes and clutch)
  • Bleed nipples with check valves
  • Bleeding stubborn clutch (and brakes)
    os Brake Fluid for Classic British Cars
  • Brake fluid, mixing fluid types and water
  • Brake fluid types and opinions
  • Brakes lock, or clutch slips
  • Brakes lock, or slow clutch release
  • Build your own pressure bleeder
  • Changing the clutch hose on the MGA
  • Clogged hydraulic hoses
  • Clutch slave bleed nipple position
  • Clutch slave cylinder and banjo fitting
  • Clutch slave cylinder parts
  • Clutch slave cylinder parts, modern internal bits
    -- Cylinder seals and proper fluid (csm)
  • Flammable brake fluid
  • Fluid level indicator for the M/C #1
  • Fluid level indicator for the M/C #2
  • Fluid level indicator for the M/C #3
  • Hydraulics Tech Day
  • Long pedal travel, brakes or clutch
  • Master cylinder cover leaks - dual m/c
  • Master cylinder internal leakage
  • Master cylinder internal leakage #2
  • Master cylinder push rods
  • Master cylinder rebuild
  • Master cylinder rubber seal variation
  • Master cylinder sticking after rebuild
  • Non-return valve in the master cylinder
  • Pedal springs, clutch and brakes
  • Ports and threads for master cylinder
  • Pressure switch requires too much force
  • Rear brake banjo and 3-way fittings
    -- Rear brake banjo changed (csm)
  • Rebuilding hydraulic cylinders
  • Removing a siezed hydraulic piston
  • Sleeving master cylinder to different bore size
  • Sleeving or plating for cylinder bores
  • Tube flaring for hydraulic pipes
  • Worn pedal clevis pin hole repair
  • Worn pedal clevis pin hole repair #2
  • Worn pedal bushing repair
  • Wrench sices for hydraulic hoses
    Ignition
  • Autopsy of a failed rotor
  • Ballasted ignition system
  • Condensers are a fickled bunch
  • Distributor base clamp
  • Distributor bushing replacement
  • Distributor drive gear alignment
  • Distributor O-ring
  • Distributor rotors
  • Distributors original to MGA
  • Electronic distributor, 123
  • Electronic distributor, Pertronics FlameThrower
  • Electronic ignition, general
    os Electronic ignition, Aldon
  • Electronic ignition, Crane/Allison
  • Electronic ignition, Lumenition
  • Electronic ignition, MSD
  • Electronic ignition, Pertronix
  • Electronic ignition, Pertronix failure #1
  • Electronic ignition, Pertronix failure #2
  •   Electronic IgnitorII negative earth instruction
  •   Electronic Modification to Smiths Current Sensing Tach (pdf)
  •   Electronic Pertronix negative earth instruction
  •   Electronic Pertronix positive earth instruction
  •   Electronic Pertronix module test
  •   Electronic Pertronix troubleshooting
  • Electronic ignition, Winterburn CD
  •   "Electronic Ignition", by Fred Winterburn (pdf)
  •   Winterburn CD vs. Kettering Ignition (pdf)
  •   Winterburn CD vs. Racing CD Ignition (pdf)
  • HALO spark plugs, long term test report
  • High tension spark plug connectors
  • High tension spark wires
  • HT spark wire positions
  • How many clicks equals 1 degree?
  • How spark advance works, mech. & vac.
  • How to test a condenser
  • Ignition coil bracket, MGA 1600
  •   Ignition coil bracket drawing, MGA 1600 (pdf)
  • Ignition coil bracket, MGB early
  •   Ignition coil bracket drawing, MGB early (pdf)
  • Ignition coil cross reference numbers
  • Ignition coil function and testing
  • Ignition coil polarity
  • Ignition coils variety
  • Ignition trouble shooting, the long version
  • Ignition trouble shooting, diagnostic tree
  • Judson electronic magneto
  • Judson electronic magneto instructions (pdf)
  • Lucas distributor models and specifications
  • Lucas distributor models and spec's (pdf)
  • Mallory dist. cease production, continue parts
  • Mallory dual points distr., failing condensers
  • Mallory dual points distr., how it works
  • Mallory dual points distr., installation
  • Mallory dual points distributor, 160K mi
  • Mallory dual points distributor, 200K plus
  • Rev limiting rotor, Lucas
  • Removing a stuck distributor
  • Rotors that fail
  • Selecting spark plugs
    os Setting ignition timing (by the book)
  • Setting ignition timing (different distributors)
  • Setting ignition timing (more detail)
  • Setting ignition timing (practical)
  • Testing for a failed rotor
  • Tuning the Lucas distributor
  • Tuning the Lucas distributor (pdf)
  • Vacuum line clip for fuel trap
  • Vacuum line clip for fuel trap drawing (pdf)
  • Vacuum line for spark advance
  • Vacuum line routung
  • Vacuum unit anatomy
  • Vacuum unit markings
    Interior
  • A touch of luxury in a roadster
  • Armrest drawing for the MGA
  • Armrest assembly photos for the MGA
  • Battery cover 1/4-turn fasteners, 2 or 5
  • Battery cover carpet and fasteners
  • Battery cover seal
  • Carpet adhesive and techniques
  • Carpet installation (6 pages)
  • Carpet installation with magnets
  • Carpet sources
  • Carpet templates
  • Carpet templates, printable
  •   Templates, angle rails front (pdf)
  •   Template, battery cover (+ rear board) (pdf)
  •   Templates, battery cover outboard (pdf)
  •   Template, boot (trunk) floor (pdf)
  •   Templates, cross rail covers (pdf)
  •   Template, footwell left (pdf)
  •   Template, footwell right (pdf)
  •   Templates, innner fenders rear (pdf)
  •   Templates, kick triangles front (pdf)
  •   Template, floor left rear (pdf)
  •   Template, floor right rear (pdf)
    --   Templates, rear board (+ battery cover) (pdf)
  •   Templates, side rails front (pdf)
  •   Templates, side rails rear (pdf)
  •   Template, tunnel front (pdf)
  •   Template, tunnel mid (pdf)
  •   Template, tunnel rear and armrest (pdf)
  •   Template, under dash pad (pdf)
  • Carpet wrinkles
    -- Center arm rest (coupe)
  • Cockpit front rail alternate rubber pad
  • Cockpit front rail rubber pad incorrect
  • Cockpit rear rail and side curtain bag
  • Cockpit rear rail replacement
  • Cockpit trim leather covering
  • Cockpit trim rails, make your own
  • Competition De-luxe Seats
  • Competition De-luxe Seats, construction
  • C/D Seats, foam padding
  • C/D Seats, more photos 1
  • C/D Seats, more photos 2
  • C/D Seats, more photos 3
  • C/D Seats, timber templates & frame dwgs
  •   C/D, Drawing, seat back frame (gif)
  •   C/D, Drawing, seat base frame (gif)
  •   C/D, Template, seat back timbers 1 (gif)
  •   C/D, Template, seat back timbers 2 (gif)
  •   C/D, Template, seat base timbers 1 (gif)
  •   C/D, Template, seat base timbers 2 (gif)
  • Competition De-luxe Seats, rebuilding
    -- Coupe interior appointments (coupe)
  • Dash cover for Coupe, Twin Cam & MK-II
  • DIY upholstery for MGA
  • Door panel batten
  • Door panels, alternate accessory parts
  • Door panels and pockets fabricating
  • Door pockets and liner panels
  • Door seals - Bob West
  • Door seals - FurFlex, correct
  • Door seals - NTG
  • Door seals - NTG, installing
  • Door seals - space and fit
  • Door seals - tubular, incorrect
  • Door top trim rails, fitting
  • Door top trim rails, wood profile
  • Fasteners for interior panels (roadster)
  • Floating studs for cockpit trim rails
  • Gearshift boot installation
  • Headrests for the safety conscious
  • Insulation, thermal and acoustical
    -- Interior illumination (dome lamp) (electric)
  • Kick panels and door pockets templates
  •   Drawing, door pocket assembly (pdf)
  •     Template, pocket liner panel (pdf)
  •     Template, pocket rear panel (pdf)
  •   Template, door panel (pdf)
  •   Template, kick panel front (pdf)
  •   Template, kick panel rear (pdf)
    -- Lift-the-dot facteners (top)
  • Keeping the heat out & seal bulkheads
  • Matching color of leather
  • Mirror anti-vibration modification
  • Mirror restoration
  • Original Dunlopillo seat cushion
  • Panel screws, hole alignment tool
  • Panel screws, where do they go?
  • Pedal pads
  • Recovering door top trim rails
  • Recovering cockpit rear corner rails
  • Recovering cockpit front trim rail
  • Replacement seat cushion
  • Replacing front and rear kick panels
  • Screw kit for interior trim (roadster)
  • Seat base construction, drawings, templates
  •   Seat base ass'y, LH (pdf)
  •   Seat base ass'y, RH (pdf)
  •   Seat board LH (pdf)
  •   Seat board RH (pdf)
  •   Seat ramp boards LH & RH (pdf)
  •   Seat risers, wedges, blocks (pdf)
  •   Seat screeen flat (pdf)
  •   Seat screeen formed (pdf)
  •   Seat screen materials and T-nuts (pdf)
  • Seat belt kits with original part numbers
  • Seat belts, aftermarket three-point belts
  • Seat belts, Australian compliant
    -- Seat belts, Confidential Serv Mem MG385 (pdf)
  • Seat belts, factory configurations
  • Seat belts, inertia reel #1
  • Seat belts, inertia reel #2
  • Seat belts, inertia reel #3
  • Seat belts, inertia reel #4
  • Seat belts, inertia reel #5
  • Seat belts, installation instructions from CS
  •   Anchorage, frame and wheel arch (gif)
  •   Anchorage, shoulder (gif)
  •   Anchorage, tunnel (gif)
  •   Installation introductions (gif)
  •   Sources for seat belts (gif)
  • Seat belts, lap belts, retrofit
  • Seat belts, lap belts, retrofit #2
  • Seat belts, lap belts, retrofit #3
  • Seat belts, shoulder harness bracket retrofit
  • Seat belts, shoulder harness bracket retrofit #2
  • Seat cushion catch and lift
  • Seat frame dimensions for the MGA
  • Seat mounting in the MGA
  • Seat rail mounting position
    os Seat rebuilding, Coupe seats
  • Seat rebuilding, standard type
  • Seat rebuilding tech day
  • Seat types and seat frames
  • Sequence of assembly for MGA interior
  • Side curtain stowage bag installation
  • Spare tire cover
  • Spare tire cover material
  • Steering wheel center badge
  • Tack strips for cockpit corner rails
  • The pleat in the seat
  • Tool roll straps installation
  • What's inside the piping?
    Literature - Advertising, Modern
    -- Various pictures form modern advertisements
    -- Harris Bitter Ale (regalia)
    -- MGA Ale (regalia)
    os Seinfeld in a gas station, Am-Expr (video)
    Literature - Advertising, Vintage MG/BMC
    -- "Debut by Demonstration" 14-Jul-58 (tcam)
    os Earls Court Motor Show'58 Debute T.C. (pdf)
  • Fist of a new line - 16-page brochuer (pdf)
    -- Lebron Snorkle (accessories)
    os MGA ads, MGA Club Holland
    os MGA ads, Tom's Multiply Site
    os MGA and Z-Mag ads, Rutger Booy
  • Options brochure, MGA 1600 - (pdf)
    -- Plastic Dynamics hardtop (top)
  • Poetry In Motion - (pdf)
    -- Press Release Package - for Twin Cam (tcam)
    os Signs and literature - D.Breneman
  • The MG Series MGA brochure (2-sh pdf)
  • The MG Series MGA brochure (8-pg pdf)
  • The MGA 1600 MARK II - (pdf)
    -- "The New T.Cam M.G", Motor Sport (tcam)
    -- 'Top Performance' sales brochure (tcam)
    -- "Trying the Twin Cam" -Sports Cars Il (tcam)
    -- Twin Cam press info letter 15-Jul-1958 (tcam)
    -- Twin Cam press release pk 14-Jul-1958 (tcam)
    -- Twin Cam sales promo letter 1-Jul-1958 (tcam)
    -- "Twin Cams for Performance" -SC&LO (tcam)
    Literature - Advertising, Vintage MG Dealers
  • Designed to Steal Your Heart - Hambro
    Literature - Owner's Material
    os Colour Finishes - Series MGA (pdf)
    -- Driver's handbook, MGA 1500 1st (pdf)
    -- Driver's handbook, MGA 1500 2nd (pdf)
    -- Driver's handbook, MGA 1500 8th (pdf)
    -- Driver's handbook, MGA 1600 (pdf)
    -- Driver's H.B.supplement,MGA 1600 (pdf)
    -- Driver's handbook, MGA 1600mk2 (pdf)
    -- Driver's handbook, MGA Twin Cam (pdf)
    -- "Getting The Best from your MGA Twin Cam"
    -- Judson supercharger installation instr (pdf)
    -- Lubrication chart for MGA Twin Cam (care)
    -- Maintenance Service booklet (pdf)
    -- MGA 1500-1600 Special Tuning (books)
    -- Service chart for MGA (Sunoco) (care)
    -- "The MG Series MGA Workshop Manual"
    -- "The MG Series MGA T.C. Workshop Manual"
    -- "The MG Series MGA 1500 Service Parts List"
    -- "The MG Series MGA 1600 Service Parts List"
    -- "The MG Series MGA T.C. Service Parts List)"
    os Warranty Certificate (pdf)
    Literature - Road Tests and Magazine Articles
  • Bob Olthoff Twin Cam - SF, Feb-Apr'15 (pdf)
  • Classic Choice MGA - T&CC, Mar'76 (pdf)
  • Coupe for Toupees-C & S.C. Jan 2002
  • "DOHC MGA Road Test" -R&T, Nov '58 (pdf)
    -- DOHC Test Run Lime Rock (books)
  • Earls Court Motor Show -Oct22-Nov1 '58 (pdf)
    -- 'Ex-Works', T&C Cars, 3/87 (twin cam)
    -- Experimental MGA -T&CC Jan'88 (pdf)
  • Four Long Years - T&CC, Jun'84 (pdf)
  • Fun Buggy - M.I. Jun'68 - (pdf)
  • Getting Over The Shock - Safety Fast, Aug'65
  • Great British Sports Cars, MGA -T&CC, Jan95
  • GT-22 & BRTTS-97 - MG World, Oct-Nov'97
  • In the M.G. Tradition -M.Sport, Jun'57 (pdf)
  • 'Le Mans MGA' -T&CC, Jan'75 (pdf)
  • MG MGA 1600-MK-II -Autocar 21Jul'61 (pdf)
  • M.G. Introduces the T/C -Autosport, Jul'58
  • MGA 1600-MK-II -SCW 1961 (pdf)
  • MGA Comp. Hist. Proto's -T&CC, Feb'77 (pdf)
  • MGA Ex works Coupe -Enj. MG, Mar'89 (pdf)
  • MGA Supersports -Classiccars, Apr'02 (pdf)
  • MG-A Mk.II Competition -SCG May'62 (pdf)
  • MGA/EX182 -Autocar, 4feb1971 (pdf)
  • MGs You Never Saw #1 -T&CC, May'76 (pdf)
  • MGs You Never Saw #2 -T&CC, Jun'76 (pdf)
  • Motobuild MG Specialists -T&CC, O-'79 (pdf)
    -- Pick of Liter -Vin.M-sport, 2005 -(twincam)
  • Road test MG-Judson - R&T May 1958
  • Road test MGA 1500 -Autocar (pdf)
  • Road test MGA 1500 -Motor (pdf)
  • Road test MGA 1500 Coupe -Motor (pdf)
    -- Road Test - MGA Twin Cam -Autocar (tcam)
  • Road test MGA Twn Cam -Motor (pdf)
  • Road test MGA 1600 -Autocar (pdf)
  • Road Test MGA 1600 -Motor (pdf)
  • Road test MGA 1600 - S.C.I. Oct 1959
  • Road Test MGA 1600-MK-II -Choice (pdf)
  • Road Test MGA 1600-MK-II -R&T Sep'61(pdf)
  • Road Test MGA 1600-MK-II -SCW (pdf)
    -- Road Test, TC MGA -SC Illustrated (tcam)
  • Roaring Raindrop -MG World, Oct-Nov'97 (pdf)
  • Silver Machine -V8 -MG World, jun-jul'00 (pdf)
  • Sports Cars by the Thousand -Motor Apr 8,'87
  • Sports Cars of the Big Five -Motor Sport (pdf)
  • Spot The Difference -T&CC, Jan'88 -(pdf)
  • Test By Marathon -Motor, Dec'58-(pdf)
  • Test Match -T&CC, Dec'89 -(pdf)
  • The Ice Queen -T&CC, Oct'87 -(pdf)
    -- The Man Who Made MG Cecil Kimber -(pdf)
  • The MG Story, part 1 -MG World, Oct-Nov'97
  • The MG Story, part 3 -MG World, Feb-Mar'98
  • Twin Cam MG-A, R&T Sept'58 (pdf)
    -- Twin Cam Thirtieth Anniversary -(pdf)
  • Wheels takes you driving -Wheels Dec'55
    Literature - Inside Fact. Distrib. & Dealer Info
  • Accessories List, MGA1600 -(pdf)
    -- Confidential Service Memoranda (87 docs)
    -- "Engineering Technical Data, MGA Twin Cam"
    -- Improvements And Alterations, MGA -(pdf)
    -- Improvements And Alterations, ZA/ZB -(pdf)
    -- Instructions To Dealers, not CSM's (7 docs)
    -- Lucas "Overseas Tech Correspondence Course"
  • Price List, Home Retail - 22 Oct 1958 -(pdf)
  • Price List, Home Retail - 21 Oct 1959 -(pdf)
  • Price List, Home Retail - 1959 - Nuff Org -(pdf)
  • Price List, Home Retail - 19 Oct 1960 -(pdf)
  • Price List, Home Retail - 1 Jun 1960 Nuffield
  • Price List, Home Retail - 1961 BMC -(pdf)
  • Price List, Home Retail - Oct 1961 BMC -(pdf)
    os "Schedule of Repair Charges, MGA" -(pdf)
    -- Schedule of Repair Times, Twin Cam" -(pdf)
    -- Tuning Information Memoranda (17 docs)
    Paint and Undercoating
    os Auto Body Forum - paint & body work
  • But why are they all red?
  • Color scheme, original factory combinations
  • Engine fan may be black, red, or yellow
  • Engine painting
    os Factory Color Chart and Color Chips
    os Factory Colors, MGA 1500 photos
    os Factory Colors, MGA 1600 photos
  • Internal rustproofing during restoration, sills
    os Internal rustproofing during restoration, emw
  • Original cellulose paint for MGA
  • Paint codes for Australian MGA
  • Paint codes for body & interior colors
  • Paint codes other than body colors
  • Paint colors, factory issue, for MGA
  •   MGA 1500 and Twin Cam Roadster, Std Colors
  •   MGA 1500 and Twin Cam Coupe, Std Colors
  •   MGA 1600 and Twin Cam Roadster, Std Colors
  •   MGA 1600 and Twin Cam Coupe, Std Colors
  •   MGA 1600-MK-II Roadster, Std Colors
  •   MGA 1600-MK-II Coupe, Std Colors
  • Paint colors for CKD MGA in Australia
  •   Bardiman Grey
  •   Nurburg White
  • Paint colors, non-standard, for MGA
  •   British Racing Green for MGA
  •   Dark colors for MGA
  •   Feeney Green for MGA
  •   Feeney Green, comments
  •   Feeney Green, the first one!
  •   Feeney Green, the second one
  •   Light colors for MGA
  •   Metalic colors for MGA
  •   Poison colors for MGA
  •   Red (non-standard) for MGA
  •   Stripes for MGA
  •   Two-tone colors for MGA
  •   Woodlands Green for MGA
  • Paint for dash mirror, MGA
  • Paint over piping - ahrrrruuuug !
  • Paint stripping (not striping)
  • Painting brake parts
  • Painting inside the engine
  • Painting the engine bay
  • Paints for the MGA body shell
  • Parts that are brown
  • Parts that are not body color
  • Undercoating and rust-proofing
  • Undercoating removal
  • Wheel paint for the MGA
  • Wheel paint, various materials and finishes
    Propshaft
  • 3 propshafts used in the MGA
  • The bad U-joint - what it looks like inside
  • The bad U-joint - when to be scared
    os - U-Joint Rotational Alignment
    os - U-Joint Alignment Procedure (pdf)
  • U-joint cross reference list (for MGs)
  • U-joint replacement sequence
    os - U-Joint Replacement Video
    Rear Axle
  • Bearing shims, differential input shaft
  • Camber change for the rear wheels
    -- Choosing gear ratios (care)
  • Cleaning inside of the rear axle assembly
  • Differential carrier bearing cross reference list
  • Final drive gear ratio, determing
  • Final drive gear ratios available
  • Final drive rare 3.308:1 ratio
  • Final drive ratio, reasons to change
  • Half shaft splines
    -- Hub gasket, rear axle (csm)
  • Hub seal & Speedi-Sleeve
  • Hybrid rear axle for MGA or early MGB
  • Limited slip differential - Clutch type
  • Limited slip differential - Phantom Locker
  • Limited slip differential - Quaife
  • Limited slip differential - unknown
  • Loose U-bolts cause rear axle shift
    os MGA differential swap (changing ratio)
  • MGB rear axle installation in the MGA
  • New ring and pinion gears
  • Rear hub baffle (for hub oil seal)
  • Rear hub bearing cross reference list
  • Rear hub drain point
  • Rear hub, loose bearing
  • Rear hub nut torque
  • Rear hub O-ring seals
  • Rear hub orientation and assembly
  • Rear hub paper gasket (with template)
  • Rear hub wheel studs
  • Rear splined hub R & R
  • Repairing damaged threads for hub nut
  • Ring and pinion gear adjustment #1
  • Ring and pinion gear adjustment #2
  • Thrust washers for the differential
  • Wear in the differential
    Regalia
  • Regalia, miscellaneous items
  •   Bag hand-out advertising gimmink
  •   Box matches and book matches
  •   Ceramic mugs
  •   Cigarette case
  •   Cigarette lighter caddy
  •   Commemorative key caddy
  •   Grab bag rally dash plaque
  •   Match case
  • Regalia, accessories, collectible, for MGA
  •   Key chain
  • Regalia, libations & pub regalia
  •   Harris Bitter Ale
  •   MGA Ale
    os  Old Crafty Hen, MG beer
    os  Old Golden Hen, MG beer
    os  Old Speckled Hen, MG beer
  • Regalia, models of MGA cars
  •   1/16th scale MGA Twin Cam, by Tonka Toys
    os  50th Anniv. gold model from MG Car Club
  •   Asahi 1/16 scale tin litho friction drive model
  •   Electric motor MGA models
  •   Fiberglass 40% Scale Body Shell
  •   Lindberg models
    os  MG pewter models
  •   MGA Zinc Toy found in the earth
  •   Pedal Car
  •   Slot car 33 (Lund MGA)
  •   Slot car, gold plated
  •   Slot car set (MGA)
  • Regalia, printed materials, collectible, for MGA
  •   Bubble gum card with Twin Cam
  •   Father's Day card (jpg)
  •   Gift card from Target stores (jpg)
    os  MG stamps of the world
    os  MGA Christmas Cards from MG Car Club, UK
  • Regalia, wearing apparel related to MGA
  •   Cuff links
    os  MG belt buckle
  •   Racing jacket
  •   Tie tacks and lapel pins
    Restoration 0 - General
    os 1958 MGA Twin Cam Restoration
    os Auto Body Forum - body work & paint
  • Basic nuts and bolts of restoration
  • Blackening small parts
  • Body repair, front shroud to inner fender panels
  • Body sill replacement parts, commercial
  • Body weight and bolts, body to frame
    -- Bolts in the body assembly (see Body)
  • Car number plate, guarantee or warranty?
  • Car number plate original details
  • Car number plate, restoring the original
    os Concours specifications for the MGA
  • Convertible top frame mount repair
    os Eclectic Motorworks, Holland MI
  • Economics of restoration, fair value
  • Economics of restoration, real cost
  • Fasteners, BMC Standard
  • Fasteners, corrosion resistance
  • Fasteners, original suppliers
  • Fasteners, original threads
  • Fasteners, spread sheet
  • Fasteners, Stiffnut all metal lock nut
    os MGA nuts and bolts (24-pp 3.1-MB pdf)
  • Opening your first rust bucket
  • Packing between the body and frame
  • Paint stripping, chemical or mechanical
  • Panel joining, plug and spot welding
    - Penetrating oil - make your own (universal)
  • Reassembling the body sills
    os Restore an MGA in 13 mins, p1 (video)
    os Restore an MGA in 13 mins, p2 (video)
  • Rolling chassis dolly #1
  • Rolling chassis dolly #2
  • Rolling chassis dolly #3
  • Rolling chassis dolly #4
  • Rotisserie for MGA body
  • Rotisserie for MGA body, cheap
  • Rotisserie for MGA body and frame
    os Rotisserie for MGA body - (britishv8.org)
  • Rotisserie for MGA frame #1
  • Rotisserie for MGA frame #2
  • Rotisserie for MGA frame #3
  • Routing in engine bay, piping & electric
  • Routing under chasis piping & electric
  • Routing water temperature & oil pressure lines
  • Rust removal, chemical
    os Rust removal, electrolytic #1
    os Rust removal, electrolytic #2
  • Rust removal, tumbling
  • Sequence of assembly for MGA chassis
  • Sequence of restoration B, main body
  • Sequence of restoration C, chassis
  • Sequence of restoration D, outer body
  • Sequence of restoration E, reassembly
  • Sheet metal thickness
  • Various types and grades of restoration
  • Water + steel = rust?
    - Waxoil - make your own (universal)
  • Zinc plated parts
    os Zinc plating at home with common materials
  • Zinc plating small parts at home
    Restoration 1 - Attitude Adjustment
  • Body Sills - First Dis'y, doors, seats, trim
  • Body Sills - More Dis'y, shut face, rear wings
  • Body Sills - More Dis'y, front wings, rockers
  • Body Sills - The Skeleton and Garage Hangings
  •   Body Sills - Drawing, box panel front end
  • Body Sills - B-Pillar Opening and Inspection
  • Body Sills - Outer Sill Box Removal
  • Body Sills - Inner Sill Panel Removal
  • Body Sills - Sill Removal, Left Side
  • Body Sills - Sand Blasting
  • Body Sills - Inner Sheet Metal Fitting
  •   Body Sills - Drawing, Inner Sill Center Plate
  • Body Sills - Gussets and Panel Flanging
  •   Body Sills - Drawing, Inner Sill Front Gussets
  • Body Sills - Making Curved Flanges - (B-Post)
  • Body Sills - B-Post Rear Panel
  •   Template for forming block, B-post rear (pdf)
  •   Template for B-post rear plate (pdf)
  •   Fitting drawing for B-post back plate (pdf)
  • Body Sills - First Spot Welding
  • Body Sills - Box Panel Forming
  •   Body Sills - Drawing, Sill Box Front End
  •   Body Sills - Drawing, Sill Box For Left Side
  • Body Sills - Holes in Top of Sills
  • Body Sills - Box Panel Forming, Simpler
  •   Body Sills - Drawing, Sill Box Front End 2
  •   Body Sills - Drawing, Sill Box For Left Side 2
  • Body Sills - Box Panel Forming, Pictures
  • Body Sills - Box Panel Gussets and Welding
  •   Body Sills - Drawing, Gussets and End Plates
  •   Body Sills - Drawing, Welding for Sill Box
  • Body Sills - Inner Sill Panel and Box Assembly
  • Body Sills - Anatomy of a B-post Repair
  • Body Sills - Painting Inside the Sill Boxes
  • Body Sills - Sill and Pillar Welding onto Body
  • Body Sills - Closing the B-Post
  • Body Sills - Sill Plate Replacement
  • Body Sills - Old is New - Remove the Body
  •   Body Sills - Drawing, Inner Sill Front Gussets
  •   Body Sills - Drawing, Rear Gussets for B-Post
  • Body Sills - Weld Touch-up, Cleaning, Painting
  • Body Sills - Rocker Panel Installation, Red
  • Body Sills - Rocker Panel Installation, What Fits
  • Body Sills - Doglegs, Shutface, Alignment
  • Body Sills - Fiberglass Front Valance Repair
  • Body Sills - Outer Body Stripping and Priming
  • Body Sills - Holes in Lower Edge of Body Sill
  • Body Sills - Outer Body Surface Finishing
  • Body Sills - Inner Body Painting
  • Body Sills - Outer Body Painting
  • Body Sills - Final Wet Sanding and Buffing
  • Body Sills - Body Installation
  • Body Sills - Body Assembly
  • Body Sills - Body Trim and Fixtures
  • Body Sills - Final Assembly
  • Body Sills - Roll Out and Drive
  • Drawing, sill box gussets
  • Drawing, sill box left
  • Drawing, sill box left, end
  • Drawing, sill box left, simpler
  • Drawing, sill box left, end, simper
  • Drawing, sill box weldment
  • Drawing, sill plate #2 right
  • Drawing, gusset, behind B-post
  • Drawing, gusset, front inner sill
    Restoration 2 - Imporant Restorations
      Links to restorations of notable MGA.
    os 10106 - First MGA out of the factory
    os 1957 Sebring MGA #51 Restoration
    os 1959 MGA Coupe Restoration - G. Barber
  • 1961 Sebring MGA not restored
    os 1961 Sebring MGA #43 Restoration
  • A Twin Cam called Ratty
  • EX-182/38 restoration
  • EX-186 restoration (7 pages)
    os Restoration Project, David Breneman
  • The historic 100,000th MGA
    Restoration 3 - Power of Wishful Thinking
      Some cases of rust, some turning to shine.
  • A good restoration project?
  • Bob Krzywicki, Arlington, VA
  • "Deluxe" hiding inthe weeds
  • Diamond in the rough, Bent Coupe
  • Diamond in the rough, Digging out
  • Diamond in the rough, Extreme
  • Diamond in the rough, Is It Doable?
  • Pete Newton. Deerpark. TX
  • StevieG MGA rebuild
  • Waiting for 30 years
  • Would you try to save this one?
    Restoration 4 - Panels that Fit or Don't Fit
      Commercially available body panels.
  • A-pillar (hinge post), KAS
  • B-pillar (latch post), Jaguar by Jorge
  • B-pillar (latch post), Moss Motors
  • B-pillar (latch post), Peter Wood
  • B-pillar (latch post), Scarborough Faire
  • Battery tray, Clark & Clark
  • Battery tray arms, Sports Car Craftsmen
  • Body panel frustration
  • Body sill box panel, KAS
  • Body sill box panel, Moss Motors
  • Boot floor rear section, Sports Car Craftsmen
  • Dash bright trim strip for roadster, Moss Motors
  • Door Skin for Coupe, Metal Mickey
  • F-section (sill & pillar ass'y)
  • F-section (sill & pillar ass'y), Moss Motors
  • Front fender lower repair panels, KAS
  • Front shroud, Metal Micky
  • Front valance, fiberglass, Moss Motors
  • Front valance, fiberglass race style, Moss Motors
  • Front valance, aluminum race style, Metal Mickey
  • Fuel tank, Moss Motors
  • Inner rear wing, front section, Metal Micky
  • Inner rear wing, front section, Scarb-Faire
  • Nose panel (grill surround), Moss Motors
  • Nose panel (grill surround), Scarborough Faire
  • Panel suppliers, experiences In general
  • Radiator duct panel
  • Radiator grille, general comments
  • Radiator grille, Jaguar by Jorge
  • Radiator grille, Moss Motors
  • Radiator grille, Scarborough Faire
  • Radiator grille, Tasker Metal Works
  • Rear fender complete, Anglo Parts
  • Rear fender complete, Moss Motors
  • Rear fender front section, Anglo Parts
  • Rear fender dog legs, Jaguar by Jorge
  • Rear fender dog legs, KAS
  • Rear splash panels, forward, Moss Motors
  • Rear splash panels, forward, Scarborough Faire
  • Rear valance, Moss Motors
  • Rocker panels
  • Rocker panels, Classic Parts 4U
  • Rocker panels, Crate Parts
  • Rocker panels, Jaguar by Jorge
  • Rocker panels, KAS
  • Rocker panels, Moss Motors
  • Rocker panels, Sports and Classics
  • Shutface plate, KAS
    Restoration 5 - Body Panels, Repair, Welding
  • Front wings, front end repair
    Steering
  • Adjustable steering column spline joint
  • Ball joint length and cross reference list
  • Ball joint (tie rod end) removal
    -- Ball socket grease release (csm)
    -- Ball socket replaced (csm)
  • Diagnosing front end shimmy
  • Electric power steering
  • Finger grips for original steering wheel
  • Inner steering ball joint disassembly
  • Inner steering ball joint disassembly 2
  • Inner steering ball joint parts, MGA
  • Input pinion seals for the steering rack
    os Installation of new style steering rack
  • Plastic bushings for steering column, A
  • Plastic bushings for steering column, B
  • Plastic bushings for steering column, C
    -- Removing ball end from steering arm (susp)
  • Splines for steering column U-joint
  • Splines for steering wheel hub
  • Steering alignment the easy way
  • Steering column bushings adjustment
  • Steering column bushings, replacing
  • Steering column bushings revisited(csm)
  • Steering column rotational alignment
    -- Steering joint slackness (care)
    -- Steering knuckle, three different types (susp)
    -- Steering lever, four different types (susp)
  • Steering lock and key start
  • Steering lock with no electric
  • Steering rack conversion LHD/RHD
  • Steering rack end seal original style
  • Steering rack end seal replacement
  • Steering rack function
  • Steering rack grease clean out
  • Steering rack tech day and rebuild
  • Steering shaft alignment and rack shims
  • Steering wheel and column removal
  • Steering wheel construction & restoration
  • Steering wheel repair
  • Steering wheel, Moto-Lita
  • Steering wheel, wood rim factory option
  • Stiff steering and how to fix it
  • Tie rod ends non-standard, MGA
  • Tire squeal when turning (Ackerman geometry)
  • U-joint cross reference list (for MGs), Steering
    Suspension
  • Adjustable shock absorber, front #1
  • Adjustable shock absorber, front #2
  • Adjustable shock absorber, rear #1
  • Andrex friction shock absorber
  • Andrex friction shock absorbers and brackets
    -- Bearings, cross reference no's (care)
    os Castor, camber, tow-in, a good primer
  • Changing ball bearings to rollers
  • Coil over shock front suspension
  • Coil spring removal and assembly
  • Composite leaf springs
  • Converting disc wheels to wire wheels
  • Compressing front suspension springs
  • Elliptical leaf springs
    -- Frame extension modification (frame)
    os Frame mod for stock 1600 swaybar
  • Front shock absorber assembly configuration
  • Front spring sits too high
  • Front spring specifications
    -- Front suspension rebuild, MGA
  •   Front suspension rebuild, disassembly
  •   Front suspension rebuild, inspection
  •   Front suspension rebuild, swivel links
  •   Front suspension rebuild, a-arm bushings
  •   Front suspension rebuild, reassembly
    os Front suspension rebuild, MGB
  • Front sway bar introduction
  • Front sway bar, how it works
  • Front sway bar autocross video
  • Front sway bar, aftermarket type underneath #1
  • Front sway bar, aftermarket type underneath #2
  • Front sway bar, Australian
  • Front sway bar, original type on top
  • Front sway bar, MGB type on bottom
  • Front sway bar, MGB 3/4" on top
  • Front sway bar problems with MGB bar
  • Front sway bar, reforming a sway bar
  • Front wheel bearings, cross reference list
  • Front wheel bearings, design
  • Front wheel bearings, replacement
    -- Getting Over The Shock - Adj'ble Shocks (pdf)
  • Independent rear suspension conversion
  • Inner front wing clearance for changing shocks
  • Installing front bronze bushings
  • Leaf spring height dimensions
  • Leaf spring modification
  • Leaf spring original markings
  • Leaf springs, spring rate vs. height
  • Leaf springs too tall
  • MGB king pins on the MGA
  • MGB kingpins & shock absorbers
  • MGB kingpins & shock arms on MGA
  • Odd threads on swivel pins & links
  • Parabolic leaf springs
  • Rebound straps, custom made replacements
  • Rebound straps, form follows function
  • Rebound straps, good replacements #2
  • Rebound straps, length and suspension travel
  • Rebound straps, length of new ones
  • Rebuilding leaf springs
  • Rebuilding lever shock sbsorbers
  • Removing ball end from steering arm
  • Removing front shock absorber
  • Removing leaf springs
  • Removing link - rear shock absorber
  • Replacement leaf springs
  • Seal for front hub
  • Seals for shock absorbers
  • Shims under a front damper
  • Shock absorber mount, changing studs to bolts
  • Shock absorber oil
  • Shock absorber oil volume
  • Shock absorber refreshing
    -- Shock absorbers, rear, timing (csm)
  • Shortened links for sway bar
    -- Spigot, front spring (csm)
  • Steering arm and swivel pin replacement
  • Steering knuckles, three different types
  • Steering levers, four different types
  • Straightening a bent swivel pin
  • Stress cracks in suspension parts
  • Swivel link wear
  • Swivel link lubrication - a-arm wear
  • Swivel link thrust washer & seal plates
  • Swivel pins, fracture analysis
  • Swivel pins, new manufacture
  • Tube shock conversion, rear
  • Urethane bushings and lubrication
  • Valving for Armstrong shock absorbers
    Tires & Pressure
    os Alternate tires for MGA - (Video 4:46)
  • Competition tires for the MGA
  • Larger tires to fit the MGA
  • Magic shoe polish tricks
  • Maximum grip
  • Oversteer, understeer, or neutral
  • Redneck tire mounting
  • Rolling circumference of a tire
  • Temperature & pavement type
  • Test drive your tires
  • Tire life, Time and Mileage Limits
  • Tire types and sizes
  • Tire pressure for street use
    -- Tubless tires and safety rims (wheels)
  • Using tubes in tubeless tires
  • Valve stems for tubeless tires
  • Whitewall tires
    Tools - Garage
    -- Battery jump start box
  • Battery terminal cleaner
  • Battery terminal puller
  • Blow-down test connectors
  • Brake cylinder hone
  • Cam Bearing puller
  • "Clik-Adjust" (Gunson) tool
    -- "Clik-Adjust" (Gunson) Instr. - 187K pdf
    -- "Colortune" (Gunson) Instr. - 133K pdf
  • Cooling system pressure tester
  • Cotter pin remover for wire wheel splined hubs
  • Dash Knob Removal Tool
  • Dielectric tune-up grease
  • Engine carrier #1
  • Engine carrier #2
  • Engine compression tester
  • Engine cylinder bore gauge
  • Engine cylinder hone
  • Engine cylinder ridge reamer
  • Engine dolly
  • Engine pistion groove cleaner
  • Engine pistion ring compressor
  • Engine pistion ring expander
  • Engine pistion ring filer
  • Engine stands
  • Engine stands, side mount #1
  • Engine stands, side mount #2
  • Engine stands, side mount #3
  • Engine valve refacer
  • Engine valve spring compressor
  • Flare nut wrench
  • Funnels
  • Gasket, paint, and carbon remover
  • Grease ram
  • Headlight ring puller
  • Hydraulic body straightening kit
  • Impact driver
  • Instrument needle puller
  • Jumper wire
  • Lift The Dot fastener punch #1
  • Lift The Dot fastener punch #2
  • Lockwire pliers and instructions
  • Mixture adjustment tool for tight spaces
  • Multi-Meter, Analog
  • Multi-Meter, Digital
  • Nut splitter
  • Octagonal wrenchs for rear hub nut
  • Octagonal wrenchs for rear hub nut, pg-2
  • Oil drain pan and storage can
  • Oil gun, large
  • Oil gun, small
  • Oxy-acetylene torch (gas welder)
  • Panel nut wrenches
  • Pozidriv (TM) screws and driver bits
  • Pozidriv (TM) screws design
  • Pressure bleeders
  • Pressure bleeder instruction, Eezibleed
    os Pressure bleeder - build your uwn
  • Propshaft flange wrench
  • Pullers for all occasions
  • Removing drain plug, gearbox or diff.
  • Removing a hydraulic piston
    Rolling chassis dolly #1 (restoration)
    Rolling chassis dolly #2 (restoration)
    Rolling chassis dolly #3 (restoration)
    Rolling chassis dolly #4 (restoration)
    - Rotisserie for MGA body (restoration)
    os Rotisserie for MGA body - (britishV8.org)
    - Rotisserie for MGA body and frame (restoration)
    - Rotisserie for MGA frame #1 (restoration)
    - Rotisserie for MGA frame #2 (restoration)
    - Rotisserie for MGA frame #3 (restoration)
  • Sand blaster - siphon or pressure feed
  • Sand blaster - user notes
  • Screw-Out(TM) for damaged screws
  • Seal pullers
  • Slide hammer kit
  • Snap connector tools
  • Snap ring pliers, Churchill
  • Split rivet setting tool
  • Spot weld drill
  • Spot welder
  • Spring compressor for front suspension
  • Spring lubricator
  • Starter bendix assembly tool
  • Stay at home tools (nothing special)
  • Steering rack inner ball joint wrenches
  • Stethoscope (mechanic's stethoscope)
    os Stud removers (the best)
    -- S.U. carburetor tool kit instructions (carbs)
  • Tach drive gear puller
  • Test light
  • Thread chaser, universal
    -- "UNI-SYN" carburetor balancer (carbs)
  • Vacuum/fuel pressure gauge
    Tools, Shop use - Factory Issue
  • Bearing and oil seal replacer tools
  • Bevel pinion and bearing preload gauge
  • Bevel pinion and differential set. gauge
  • Bevel pinion brg. outer race remover
  • Bevel pinion flange wrench
  • Bevel pinion inner race remover & repl.
  • Bleeder screw wrench, Lockheed
  • Body jack and metal case
  • Camshaft liner reamer, cutters & pilots
  • Camshaft liner remover and replacer
  • Camshaft locking tool, Twin Cam
  • Clutch assembly gauging fixture
  • Clutch plate centralizer
  • Differential bearing remover
  • Disc brake piston reset tool, Dunlop
  • Disc brake piston reset tool, Lockheed
  • Dummy layshaft
  • Extractor (gear puller)
  • Gearbox front cover centralizer
  • Hub nut spanner, rear
  • Hub puller for disc wheel car
  • Hub puller for wire wheel car
  • Impulse extractor (main bearing cap)
  • Oil pump relief valve grinding in tool
  • Oil seal remover, gearbox rear seal
  • Panel nut wrench
  • Piston ring compressor
  • Radiator flush adapter
  • Starting dog nut spanner
  • Steering wheel remover 18G70
  • Steering wheel remover 18G310
  • Synchromesh unit assembly rings
  • Tie rod spanner Pin and C-spanners
  • Torque wrench
  • Valve rocker bush remover and replacer
  • Valve seat cutters
  • Valve spring compressor
  • Valve suction tool
  • Water pump bearing remover and repl.
    Tools, Traveling - Factory Issue
  • Adjustable spanner, King Dick
  • Adjustable spanner, small
  • Battery jump start box
    -- Blackening small parts (Restoration)
  • Brake bleeder hose
  • Crank handle
  • Flat wrenches, King Dick
  • Grease guns, small
  • Hubcap remover
  • Drain plug key
  • Knock-of hammer
  • Lucas screw driver, for contact points
  • Oil cans, vintage
  • Pliers
  • Screw drivers
  • Screw jacks
  • Straps to secure tool roll
  • Supplimental tool kit for late production MGA
    os The MGA Kit - In-Point Pty Ltd
  • Thickness gauge, King Dick
  • Tire irons, Dunlop
  • Tire pump, Shelley
  • Tire pump, Sutty
  • Tire pump, Sutty 2
  • Tire valve spanner
    os Tool kits for the MGA - British Tool
  • Tool kit from early 1959 DW 1600
  • Tool kit from late 1958 WW 1500
  • Tool kit from MGA Twin Cam
  • Tool roll
  • Tube wrenches, King Dick
  • Traveling tool kits for MGA
    os What original tool kits look like
  • Wheel brace
    Top & Tonneau & Side Curtains
  • Cleaning yellowed plastic windows
  • Difference In top frame construction
  • Erect your early model convertible top
  • Erect your late model convertible top
  • Fold and stow your convertible top
  • Front wood bow, different lengths
  • Front wood bow, three styles
    -- Hood folding linkage changed (csm)
  • Lift-The-Dot fasteners
    -- Open latch for 1500 type side curtains (acces)
  • Original center latch for front top bow
  • Repairing a torn convertible top
    -- Replacing damaged back-light (csm)
  • Restoring 1600-type side curtains
  • Restoring 1600-type side curtains - fabric pattern
  • Restoring Weathershield side curtains, aluminum
  • Restoring Weathershield side curtains, steel
  • Retainer bar for rear of convertible top
    -- Scratches on flexible back-lights (csm)
  • Scratches on flexible back-lights
    os Side curtain bottom seal trimming - (pdf)
  • Side curtains for roadsters
    -- Side curtains for hardtops (hardtop)
  • Side curtains, 1600 original
  • Side curtains, installation #1
  • Side curtains, installation #2
  • Side curtains, official model matching
  • Side curtains, panel replacement
    os Side curtain restoration-Weathershield
  • Side curtain windscreen clips
    -- Sidescreens-hood, design change (csm)
  • The illusive ice blue vinyl top
  • Three types of MGA tonneau cover
  • Tonneau cover installation
  • Tonneau cover stud locations
  • Top frame and wood bow variations
  • Top installation (fabric), Jul 98
  • Top installation, more notes
    os Top installation tech day, Feb 01
    -- Top mounting points repair (restoration)
  • Type and location of LTD studs
  • Wing bolts at top to windscreen
  • Zip-out rear window protection
  • Welds and screws in top frame
    Top, Hardtop Information
  • Aeronautical & Industrial Laminations hardtop
  • Astro hardtop
  • Australian Fiberglass Products hardtop
  • Australian manufacture hardtop
  • Custom Automotive fastback hardtop
  • Factory aluminum hardtop
  • Factory fiberglass hardtop
  • Factory fiberglass top restoration
  • GBG Detatops hardtop
  • Hardtop, general information
  • Hardtop history, parts and fit
  • Headliner material for aluminum top
  • Honeybourne Mouldings hardtop
    os Honeybourne Mouldings hardtop available new
  • Humboldt hardtop
  • J. & S. Fibre Glass hardtop
  • M.M. Fattori & Montani hardtop
  • Parish Plastics Hardtop
  • Parts sources for factory hardtops
  • Parts sources, aftermarket hardtops
  • Plastic Dynamics hardtop
  • Plasticon hardtop
  •   Plasticon Brochure - (pdf)
  •   Plasticon Letter - (pdf)
  •   Plasticon Price List - (pdf)
  • Rear brackets for hardtops
  • Rear channels for the aluminum top
  • Restoring the aluminum hardtop
  • Restoring the aluminum hardtop #2
  • Side curtains for hardtops
  • Scottops hardtop
  • Smooth Line hardtops
    os Smooth Line hardtop available new
  • Sun visors used in MGA hardtops
  • Thompson Fiberglass hardtop
  •   Thompson Brochure - (pdf)
  •   Thompson Letter - (pdf)
  • Universal Laminations hardtop, early
  • Unknown hardtop 1 & 2 & 3
  • Unknown hardtop 5
  • Unknown hardtop 6
  • Unknown hardtop 8
  • Unknown hardtop 9
  • Unknown hardtop 10
  • Unknown hardtop 11
  • Unknown hardtop 12
  • Unknown steel hardtop
    Trailers and Hitches for the MGA
  • Al's Standard 15 and 20 trailers
    os Another hitch with lighter construction
  • Box trailer to carry your MG, all aluminum
  • Brakes for trailers
  • Braking distance when towing
  • Build your own MGA trailer hitch #1
  • Build your own MGA trailer hitch #3
  • Bushtec Turbo+2 - 25 trailer
  • Chipmonk Lil Chip 22 trailer
  • CSC Escapade trailer
  • Escalade Taxi Jr. 24 trailer
  • Jaguar trailer
  • Kompact Kamp trailer
  • Light trailer chassis
  • Loading a vehicle on a trailer
  • Matrix Manufacturing trailer
  • MG TD trailer
  • MGA trailers
  • MGA trailer hitch, light duty
  • Motorcycle trailer, typical
  • RIP hand built trailer
  • Scooter carrier with power lift
  • Sport Tote 32 trailer
  • Starlight Delule 19 trailer
  • Steamer trunk trailer
  • Tow bar for your Little British Car
  • Trailer tail lights
  • Trailer to carry your MG, #1 electric brakes
  • Trailer to carry your MG, #2 surge brakes
  • Trailer to carry your MG, #3 more accessories
  • Trailer to carry your MG, #4 lighter weight
  • Trailer to carry your MG, #5 aluminum construction
  • Trailer, unknown brand #1
  • Trailer, unknown brand #2
  • Trailer, unknown brand #3
    Travel Preparation
  • Battery jump start box
    -- Space-saver spare (wheels)
  • Spare parts to carry on a long trip
  • The traveling survival kit (tools)
  • Vehicle jacks
    Twin Cam & Deluxe info pages
  • 1960 MGA Twin Cam Sebring cars
  • 1960 MGA Twin Cam Sebring car #38
  • 1960 MGA Twin Cam Sebring car #39
  • 1960 MGA Twin Cam Sebring car #40
  • 1960 MGA Twin Cam Sebring car #P
  • 1960 MGA Twin Cam (Sebring) Can. car
  • Air duct hoses for the Twin Cam
    -- AKD1628 Supplement to Driverís Handbook (books)
  • Autocar road test, first MGA Twin Cam
  • Books for Twin Cam
  • Chobham, Surrey track, 2012
  • Competition suspension option
  • Confidential Service Memoranda (38)
    - Demonstration Day - Launch Twin Cam
  • D-day- Press Release Package (14-Jul-58)
  • D-day- Press Release Package (pdf)
  • D-day- PJB 147 photos
  • D-day- "Debut by Demonstration" Team Work
  • D-day- "Demonstration Day 15Jul58
  • D-day- "The New Twin Cam M.G."
  • D-day- Magazine Photos
  • D-day- Magazine Photos
    -- D-day- "M.G. Introduces the Twin Cam" (pdf)
  • D-day- Newspaper Clippings
  • D-day- News Clippings Jul-15
  • D-day- News Clippings Jul-16
  • D-day- News Clippings Jul-20
  • D-day- News Clippings Jul-22
  • D-day- "Twin Cams for Performance."
  • D-day- "Trying the Twin Cam."
  • D-day- "Debut by Demonstration" Motoring
  • Dealer information letter, 1-Jul-1958
  • Dealer information letter, 1-Jul-1958 (pdf)
  • Demonstration day reenactment, 2008
  • Exhaust system, Twin Cam
  • EX-187 Experimental Drawings List
  •   EX-187 Experimental Drawings List - (pdf)
  • Factory option codes for the Twin Cam
  • FIA Papers from RAC for Twin Cam (Homologation papers)
  • First MGA "Deluxe" produced
  • General information - Twin Cam
  • General information - Deluxe
  • Louvered panels for inner fenders
    - Lubrication chart for MGA Twin Cam (care)
  • Notable Deluxe cars from production
    1961 Sebring #44 MK-I Deluxe (variants)
    1961 Sebring #43 MK-I Deluxe (variants)
  • GHD2/104428 - MKII Deluxe Coupe rally car
  • GHD2/104429 - MKII Deluxe Coupe rally car
  • Notable Twin Cams from production
  •   YD1.501 - First production Twin Cam
    os -   MGA Twin Cam Alpine tours - (24:51 video)
  •   YD1.502 - Factory demonstrator Twin Cam
  •   YD1.503 - Twin Cam VLP 500
  •   YD3.504 - Twin Cam, in Michigan, USA
  •   YD3.505 - Twin Cam, in Melbourne, AU
  •   YD3.515 - Twin Cam, in Australia
  •   YD1.526 - raced by Geoff Dear, now in USA
  •   YD1.527 - raced by Ted Lund, now in GB
  •   YD1.528 - Liege-Rome-Liege Rally - in GB
  •   YD1.530 - Factory Demonstrator - in UK
  •   YM1.551 - Earls Court Motor Show 1958
    --  YM1.552 - Earls Court Motor Show 1958
  •   YM1.553 - TC Coupe prototype (rally)
  •   YM1.554 - TC Coupe raced in Africa 1959/60
  •   YD3.564 - 1958 Paris Show roadster
  •   YD1.573 - Dick Jackbson race car - in GB
  •   YM3.594 - 1958 Paris Show Coupe - in France
  •   YM1.596 - John Gott/John Sprinzel rally car
  •   YD1.600 - Fitzwilliam MG Team race car
  •   YD3.620 - 1959 Detroit Auto Show
  •   YD3.622 - Dick Jacob's reserve team car
  •   YD1.627S - Renowned Lemans car - in GB
  •   YD1.652 - John Gott's race car - in GB
  •   YD3.668 - Exotic body creation after a fire
  •   YD1.676 - Shell Research test car- in GB
  •     YD1.676 - Shell Research test report (pdf)
  •   YM1.722 - Special bodied Twin Cam
  •   YDH5.929 - Bob Olthoff's race car - in USA
    --     YDH5.929 Bob Olthoff Twin Cam (literature)
  •   YD2.932 - 1959 Sebring coupe - in USA
  •   YD3.964 - "Pick of the Litter" - in USA
  •   YM3.1037 - 1959 NY Coliseum Show
  •   YD1.1085 - Dick Jacob's race car - in GB
  •   YD1.1270 - Last T.C. at Sebring - in Canada
  •   YD1.1314 - Mike Waterhouse racer - Japan
  •   YD1.1580 - Ran in 1959 Tulpen Rallye
  •   YD1.1626 - Europe rallies, So.Africa racing
  •   YM1.1701 - Stephenson project car - in GB
  •   YD3.1725 - Europe rallies, So.Africa racing
  •   YD3.1726 - Valencia Show car - in US
  •   YD1.1782 - 3rd Fitzwilliam's team Twin Cam
  •   YD1.1885 - Dick Crossfield lightened racer
  •   YM1.2064 - Coupe converted to Roadster
  •   YD1.2388 - Race at Silverstone - Denmark
  •   YD1.2487 - 1959 Scottish Show car - in GB
  •   YD1.2495 - 1959 Earls Court Show - in GB
  •   YD2.2571 - 1960 Sebring car #40 - in USA
  •   YD2.2572 - 1960 Sebring car #P - USA/Cuba
  •   YD2.2573 - 1960 Sebring car #38 - Germany
  •   YD2.2574 - 1960 Sebring reserve - Canada
  •   YD2.2575 - 1960 Sebring car #39 - in USA
  •   YD1.2611 - The last twin cam built
  • Police data sheet, MGA Twin Cam
  • Prototype Twin Cam cars
  •   Prototype Twin Cam ND?/13/498
  •   Prototype Twin Cam YDL/14/499, PJB 147
  •   Prototype Twin Cam NDL/13/500, ORX 885
  • Road Test, TC MGA, SC Illustrated, Oct'58
  • Service parts diagrams (62 pages +index)
    -- Service Data - MGA Twin Cam - (books)
  • The first production MGA Twin Cam
  • The other Twin Cam engine
    -- Tool kit for MGA Twin Cam (tools)
  • 'Top Performance' sales brochure (Apr-1958)
  • 'Top Performance' sales brochure (pdf)
  • Twin Cam press info letter (15-Jul-1958)
  • Twin Cam press info letter (pdf)
  • Twin Cam production changes
  • Twin Cam production changes (doc)
  • Twin Cam radiator construction
  • Twin Cam sales promo letter (1-Jul-1958)
  • Twin Cam sales promo letter (pdf)
  • Twin Cam Thirtieth Anniversary (pdf)
    Twin Cam & Deluxe Chassis
    os Braking notes for the MGA Twin Cam (pdf)
  • Bridge pipes - concours considerations
  • Change of knockoffs
  • Clutch slave cylinder for Twin Cam
  • Clutch slave push rod for Twin Cam
  • Dual brake master cylinder & equalizer for T.C.
  • Dunlop brake master cylinder piston update
    os Dunlop caliper upgrade
  • Dunlop disc brakes function
  • Dunlop hand brake function
  • Dunlop master cyl. mount change
  • Dunlop master cyl. mounting plates
  • Dunlop master cyl., removing the piston (#1)
  • Dunlop master cyl., removing the piston (#2)
  • Fractured bridge pipes on brake calipers
  • Frame and body variations
  • Frame engine mount, RH
  • Front wheel bearings
  • Fuel pump different for Twin Cam
  • Girling Application List, for Twin Cam
    -- Girling clutch master cylinder end seal (care)
    -- Girling master cylinder changes (1) (care)
    -- Girling master cylinder changes (2) (care)
    -- Girling master cylinder bleeding (care)
  • Girling master cylinder internal parts
  • Master cylinders stuck piston
  • Master cylinders, good and odd
  • Master cylinders, wrenching In tight places
  • Rear axle changes & substitute housing
  • Running gear differences
  • Special wheels for Twin Cam
  • Substitute wheels, Gordon Keebler wheels
  • Substitute wheels, modified Volvo wheels
  • Substitute wheels, Peter Wood alloy wheels
  • Substitute wheels, Racemettle alloy wheels
  • Substitute wheels, Realm Engineering alloy
    Twin Cam Engine
  • 1762cc Twin Cam engine
  • 1800cc - 1950cc Twin Cam engine
  • 5-main bearing 1800+ Twin Cam engine
    os - Adjusting tappet clearances - YouTube 7:55
  • Aerodynamic nuts for Intake
  • Air cleaner base cracked
  • Air cleaner changes
  • Air cleaner decal
  • Air cleaners for Weber carburetors #1
  • Air cleaners for Weber carburetors #2
  • Air filter element substitute
  • Carburetor flex mounts, problem
  • Carburetor flex mounts, solution 1
  • Carburetor flex mounts, solution 2
  • Carburetor flex mounts, solution 3
  • Carburetor flex mounts, solution 4
  • Carburetor flex mounts, solution 5
  • Cam covers, cracks and sealing
  • Camshaft exchange
  • Clutch pressure plate assembly
    -- Cold air intake assembly - (carbs).
  • Coolant remote pressure relief valve
  • Crankshaft rear seal for Twin Cam
  • Crankshaft replacement part
  • Cylinder head gasket
  • Cylinder head gasket, copper side down
  • Cylinder head welding
    os Development of an MGB Twin Cam (pdf)
  • Dowels in timing cover and engine front plate
  • Dynamo mount, fan and pulley
  • Dynamo mount, rear bracket with Weber carbs
  • Engine assembly notes
  • Engine assembly photos
  • Engine block and main bearing cap numbers
  • General description
  • Gold Seal twin cam engine
    os 'Hot Rods For Abingdon' - 4 TC engines
  • Ignition curve - mechanical distributor
  • Ignition curve - vacuum distributor
  • Installing the Twin Cam engine
  • Intake manifold change, SU carbs
  • Intake manifold for Weber carbs
  • Locktab for crank dog nut
  •   Drawing. Locktab for crank dog nut (pdf)
  • Misaligned combustion chambers
  • New cylinder head casting for MGA Twin Cam
  • Original distributor for MGA Twin Cam
  • Piston-valve clearance in Twin Cam engine
  • Pistons, high comp. for the Twin Cam
  • Pistons, how they burn, Twin Cam
  • Pistons, low comp. for the Twin Cam
  • Pistons, running clearance, Twin Cam
  • Pistons, sources for the Twin Cam
  • Running-in a rebuilt Twin Cam engine
  • Shims for tappet adjustment
    os Special tuning for the MGA Twin Cam
  • SU H6 carburetors photos and notes
  • Substitute clutch parts and MGB clutch
  • T/C 9.9 CR Piston Dwg (401-KB pdf)
  • T/C 9.9 CR Piston Skirt (121-KB pdf)
  • Tappets, short, long, sleeves, and Material
  • Tensioner for timing chain
  • Tensioner with timing chain too long
  • The MGA Twin Cam 1762cc Engine (pdf)
  • Thermostats for the Twin Cam
  • Things that are black on the Twin Cam engine
  • TIM-33, tuning information memo 33(pdf)
  • TIM-35, 3.1/8" bore TC (1760cc) (pdf)
  • Valve keepers, special
  • Valve springs, uprated
  • Water hose, radiator to water pump
  • Water pump - twin cam
  • Weber carburetors for MGA Twin Cam
    Twin Cam & Deluxe Links (Off-site)
    -- Chassis, Engine, BBS & Registers, Articles, Commercial sites, Personal pages, Restorations, Reports & Magazine Aticles, Videos
    Universal Tech (for any car)
  • Adhesices and Sealants, Hylomar
  • Air compressors, introduction
  • Air compressors, advanced
  • Air compressors, good deals
  • Air compressors, small ones
  • Air compressors working together
  • Air compressors working together, #2
  • Air tanks, protable
    -- B.M.C. Standard Fasteners (pdf)
  • Battery chargers & battery maintainers
  • Battery maintenance and testing
  • Battery total discharge is a no-no
  • Battery water - search for the truth
  • Bearing removal, ball and roller bearings
  • Bolt head markings and strength standards
  • Bolt torque specifications, unified standard
  • Bolts, nuts, threads & tap sizes (pdf)
  • Bolts - broken #1
  • Bolts - broken #2
  • Bolts - rusted
  • Bronze bushings - nature
  • Bronze bushings - replacing
  • Chrome plating
  • Common steel alloys, British specifications
  • Graphite oil (lock lubricant)
  • Halogen lamps - how they work
  • Helicoil thread repair
  • Moly lube dry film lubricant
  • Penetrating oil - make your own
  • Plastics used in MGA
    os - Removing rusted bolts with heat
  • Repairing sripped self-tapping threads
  • Rolling element bearings - nature
  • Rolling element bearings - inspecting
  • Rolling element bearings - replacing
  • Rust removal
  • Sealing washers
  • Sintered bushings, initial lubrication
  • "Stat-O-Seal" sealing o-ring washers
  • Stress cracks - nature
  • "Thackeray" double coil spring washers
  • Threaded studs - nature
  • Waxoil - make your own
    Variants, Prototypes, Specials
  • Factory prototypes
  •   EX175 - 1952
    -- Experimental MGA KMO 326 -(pdf) -(history)
  •   Factory developement "hack" 1955-1963
  •   Frua Bodied MGA
  •   MGA Coupe prototype 1956
  •   Sport coupe prototype
    --   Twin Cam Prototype -ND?/13/498 (twincam)
    --   Twin Cam Prototype -YDL/14/499 -PJB147
    --   Twin Cam Prototype -NDL/13/500 -ORX885
  • Modified MGA for racing
  •   1MTW Twin Cam replica
  •   Assortment of race car pictures
  •   Center steering
  •   Coupe on steroids
  •   Farrari MGA
  •   Hawk fastback
  •   Judson MGA 1968, Sebring style
    --   MGA at Bonneville Salt Flats (competition)
  •   Nedelko MG Special, open wheel single seat
  •   'Rotten Roberts' dragster
  •   Wagner special race car
  • Modified MGA for street use
  •   "Bandito"
  •   "Bizarro"
  •   Boat Tail MGA
  •   California Custom
  •   Drop head coupe
  •   Drop head coupe #2
  •   Drop head coupe #3
  •   Ferrari MGA
  •   Fun Buggy - build your own
    --   Fun Buggy - (literature) - (pdf)
  •   Gyro Gearloose Special
  •   Hybrid MGA Coupe Special with Twin Cam
  •   Jaguar-MGA
  •   LaSalle style
  •   MG Awan special - opinions
  •   MG Awan special - maked truth
  •   MG Awan 2 special
  •   Peel P.1000 - Porsche 356 wanna be?
  •   Roll-Up roadster
  •   Rotary MGA
  •   Superamerica clone
  •   T-Top Fastback, made from a Coupe
  •   Two MGA 2+2's
  •   V12 Jaguar MGA
  • Monster MGAs
  •   Chevelle-MGA
  •   Cobra-Jet-MGA
  •   Jeep-MGA
  •   Nissan-MGA
  •   Ranger-MGA
  •   Redneck Gokart-MGA
  •   Wheelhorse-MGA
  • Police cars
  • Police car registrations
  •   Bristol police district
  •   David Fielding
  •   David J Cooper
  •   Giovanni Delicio
  •   Glamorganshire Constabulary
  •   Kenneth Geljack
  •   Lakeland Motor Museum
  •   Lancashire police district
  •   Northhumberland police
  •   Oxford City police
  •   Selkirk police district
  •   Sgt. Heaton
  •   Simon Dwyer
  •   Steve Hodgkiss
  • Production variants, MG factory
  • Production variants, non-MG
  •   Buckler MG
  •   Datsun 1000
  •   Healey Sporstboat 55
  •   IH Metro Mite
  •   Karmann MG
  •   Leyland tractor model 154
  •   Metropolitan
  • Special bodies on MGA chassis
  •   Ambro/Dio body
  •   Ambro MGA - by Kelvin Dodd
  •   Ashley 1172
  •   Bucanan body
  •   Buyers CR90 body
  •   Devin
  •   Ferrari Testarossa kit
  •   Fiberfab Banshee or Caribee
  •   Fiberfab Jamaican body
  •   La-Dawri body
  •   Microplas Mistral body
  •   Milano
  •   Rebodied Twin Cam coupe (Autocar)
  •   Rebodied Twin Cam coupe (R&T)
  •   Rebodied Twin Cam coupe (notes)
  •   Tornado Typhoon
  •   Vantage Motorsports MGA
  •   Vantage - Modern Mimic (mag)
  •   Vantage - Perversely Wonderful (mag)
  •   Vantage - The Wanderer (mag)
  •   Victeress C-2 Coupe
  • Special notable MGAs
  •   Elvis Presley MGA
  •   First MGA out of the factory
  •   Another first MGA out of the factory?
  •   Mary Berry Coupe
  •   New MGA built from replacement parts
    --  The historic 100,000th MG
    --  The historic 100,000th MGA (restoration)
  • Works competition cars
  •   EX-179 Land speed record car
  •   EX-181 Land speed record car
  •   EX-181 Land speed record car - engine
    --    Roaring Raindrop -MG World, Oct-Nov'97
  •   EX-182 Le Mans cars 1955
  •   EX-182/38 found and restored
  •   EX182/41 time line
  •   EX-183 Concept for tubular chassis for MGA
  •   EX-186 Twin Cam race prototype
  •   MBL 104 - works rally car
  •   MJB 167 - works rally car
  •   PRX 14 - works development coupe
  •   UPO 929 - Fitswilliam race car, long history
    --  Rally Twin Cam Coupe RMO 101 (Twin Cam)
  •   Sebring MGA cars 1956
  •   Sebring MGA cars 1957
  •   Sebring MGA cars 1959
  •   Sebring MGA cars 1960
  •   Sebring MGA cars 1961
  •   Sebring MGA engine 1961
  •   Sebring MGA cars 1962
    Wheels
  • Alternate wheels
  •   Alternate wheels, 5-1/2 x 15 Steel Wheels
  •   Alternate wheels, 5-1/2 x 15 Wire Wheels
  •   Alternate wheels, Dunlop style alloy
  •   Alternate wheels, Gordon Keebler peg drive
  •   Alternate wheels, Maxxim 10-spoke alloy
  •   Alternate wheels, Minilite machined peg drive
  •   Alternate wheels, Minilite Style
  •   Alternate wheels, Shelby Ronal wheels
  •   Alternate wheels, Special order alloy wheels
  • Balancing bent wheels
  • Balancing peg drive wheels
  • Balancing wire wheels
  • Balancing wire wheels, hub adapter
  • Bolt-on wire wheel adapters
  • Bolt-on wire wheel adapters, experience
    -- Change disc to wires (suspension)
  • Deformed wire wheel hubs
  • Knock off nut variations
  • Lug nuts, alternate
  • Lug nuts, locking security
  • Original wheel types for the MGA
  • Removing rusted wire wheels
    os Replacing Spokes
  • Replacing wheel studs
    -- Road wheel and tyre balancing (csm)
  • Rubber plugs in steel disc wheels
  • Rudge-Whitworth splined hubs
  • Self tightening knockoffs
  • Selecting a knockoff hammer
  • Space-saver spares for MGA
  • Space-saver spare for TC/Deluxe
    -- Strengthened wheel center (csm)
    -- Stronger road wheel design (csm)
  • Stress cracks in steel wheels
  • Straightening wheel rims
  • The odd wire wheel - one to avoid
  • Tubless tires and safety rims
  • Tubless wire wheels
  • Tuning & truing wire wheels
  • Tuning & truing wire wheels, an experience
  • Wheel stud length is important
  • Wheel stud splines design and fit
  • Wheels (wire) -T&CC -Aug'78 (pdf)
  • Wire wheel hydrogen embrittlement
  • Wire wheel parts that no longer fit
  • Wire wheel quality issues
  • Wire wheel suppliers, current state of business
  • Wire wheels, cost to rebuild
  • Wobbly wheels or wobbly tires
  • Worn hub splines in wire wheels
    Windscreen
  • Auster name plate and company info
    --Competition Sports Screen (accessories)
    --Racing screen, Auster bubble (accessories)
    --Racing screen, Brooklands (accessories)
    --Racing screen, wrap-around (accessories)
  • Repairing a racing screen, Auster bubble screen
    os Repairing a Crack in Plexiglass
  • Sports Windscreen, cut down from standard #1
  • Sports Windscreen, cut down from standard #2
  • Sports Windscreen, different heights
  • Sports Windscreen, factory issue
  • Sports Windscreen, reproduction
  • Windscreen bottom edge packing
    -- Windscreen contamination (csm)
  • Windscreen fasteners
  • Windscreen glass and sources
  • Windscreen glass date codes
  • Windscreen glass - Fugian Glass/Lamisafety
  • Windscreen glass - FYI/Fuyao Glass
  • Windscreen glass - MG/British Motor Heritage
  • Windscreen glass - Perfect Glass
  • Windscreen glass - Royal Doulton
  • Windscreen glass - Safevue
  • Windscreen glass - Triplex/Plinkington
  • Windscreen glass - Unknown #1
  • Windscreen glass - Unknown #2
  • Windscreen glass - Uroglas/Starglass
  • Windscreen glass - Velas
  • Windscreen grab handles
    -- Windscreen pegs, material (csm)
  • Windscreen rebuild basics
  • Windscreen rebuild detailed
  • Windscreen stanchion packing
  • Windscreen top corner brackets

    Off topic but web site related
    Presented here in the interest of helping the web impaired get their own LBC web site up and running.
    Building your own MG web site:
  • Changing your web address
  • Digital cameras
  • Image file compression
  • Never do this with a web page editor
  • Preserving your web site
  • Web page basics
  • Web page design
  • Web page portability
  • Web server choice
  • What to do about SPAM
  • More about SPAM - Filtering

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