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Tell you what I've done:~

At last I've found out why my MGF's steering is so heavy at very slow speeds or when stationary. The car is not fitted with EPAS ! :rolleyes:

Needing to reprogramme a couple of two button remote fobs as one had stopped working, I soon had two working remote fobs using the T-300. With the fuse and relay box cover lowered, I was able to look for the BIG electric appendage on the steering column. Could not see any sign of it ... What I did see was this. ... Proof conclusive. No EPAS! :)



No bluddy wonder me old biceps have to work that bit harder except when on the move. The 40 low profile 215 wide Goodyears are very grippy which also means more muscle power required when stopped or moving very slowly. As when parking in a tight spot. One small bonus, I need not check to see why the EPAS check light does not work on my car.... :lol:

Whilst working in that area, another little job was completed. Replacing the bulb in the driver side footwell light. Now I can see my foot in the dark. Another bonus .. :lol:

Also tidied up some of the various dangling wires in that fuse box area. Can't have dangling wires in any car of mine. See attached images. First attached image shows the OBD Male Port located in the cabin fusebox high above the driver's right knee. Others show that BIG fuse housing located under the front bonnet.

So, I have a question, well two actually. Did my car leave the factory without EPAS or has it been removed since it did that back in 1997? Also, I just happen to have a complete MGF EPAS Steering column. Will the 1997 non-EPAS car's loom have the necessary connections to enable me to fit that?

Delighted with this car the way it's shaping up and the way it goes ... really well considering 120,000 on the clock. I recently sold the original multi-spoke alloy wheels with good Continental Tyres to a guy who will fit them to his TR7. Net result the car now owes me very little financially. How about that. I now have these more attractive and easier to keep clean six-spoke jobbies on it, previously fitted to one of my Montego Turbos.



Beautifully sunny day in Gloucestershire today. My face is still glowing from being in the sun all day. I hope to use the MGF hood down several times every month of the year... Well 'ard me ... ;)

Good looking little car and goes as well as it looks.
 

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I drove it for a bit, did some work and then drove it back home again :D

From memory, only the VVC models had EPAS fitted as standard.
 

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Got some leather hide and covered the hard top liner.

It's not the colour I want at the moment but will be by the weekend!!
 

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Got some leather hide and covered the hard top liner.

It's not the colour I want at the moment but will be by the weekend!!
Interesting : Pictures S'il vous plait.

For the less well informed, that's foreign speak for "If you please" ... ;)
 

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So, I have a question, well two actually. Did my car leave the factory without EPAS or has it been removed since it did that back in 1997? Also, I just happen to have a complete MGF EPAS Steering column. Will the 1997 non-EPAS car's loom have the necessary connections to enable me to fit that?
You have EPAS fuse in place. I would say that if you have EPAS ECU in place too, then you might have all necessary wiring loom in place too (MGF/TF EPAS):

 

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picked daughter up from school in the F.
went to sainsburys shopping with wife and kids. had to take the x-trail. 6 F's and Tf's in the car park, including 2 in nightfire red parked next to each other. how come when I am in mine I never see another one?
 

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Kept that quiet - pictures please

Sorry for the thread hijack!!!
Had to be leather Andy....
Interesting : Pictures S'il vous plait.

For the less well informed, that's foreign speak for "If you please" ... ;)
Plan is for red but it will take some covering....... patience with an airbrush!!
 

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What have you done to your MGF MGTF today?

Just drove it. With a silly smile on my face. As usual.
 

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Heater Relay......

Just put this back in....... got a repair kit for about £7, some basic soldering and now the fan positions 1 to 4 all work!

It's a pretty easy job, probably the most difficult part is having to get head first and upside down into the footwell to remove/replace the relay. I spotted a ceramic version of the relay after I had purchased the one I used........ possibly a little more robust and may be a better aternative???

Also, will do some more work on the hard top liner later, and, at some stage, I am going to use some surplus leather to make a cover for the 'parcel shelf' area. Hopefully this will cover the soft top (in the down position) when the hard top is on and tidy things up.......
 

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Painting calipers I found to be relatively easy.

Sanded them down, then stippled in the paint with a brush for a couple of coats, then sprayed them over for a couple of coats, using the brush to even out and stop runs.


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What did I do today? After about 7 or 8 months, I Fabsiled my roof. Had been stinky and mouldy inside with water everywhere, so today when it was dry poured some of the tin into a 99p spray bottle and got to work!
 

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Been chatting to my brake specialist, ordered some bespoke 304mm discs to match the rear 280mm ones and then almost ready to have a go at putting on the new AP calipers.

Oh, and I fetched my repainted quad lights, so will have to polish up the lenses and have a go at fitting.

No chance this weekend though as have loads of new flooring in the house, removal time, yuk! Would rather be working on the TF...

Steve, leather work looks good :) Will red cover the green ok?
 

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Painting calipers I found to be relatively easy.

Sanded them down, then stippled in the paint with a brush for a couple of coats, then sprayed them over for a couple of coats, using the brush to even out and stop runs.
You would have thought so!

I degreased and used the hammerite primer, which seems to rub off easily. Hopefully it's just soft rather than not stuck. Not helped by fluid leaking out (takes the colour out of leather sofas....). Got the first coat of spray hammerite on now.
 
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