barkingdog· Super Moderator
Get it replaced ASAP, its a safety related item - it cuts the fuel off in the event of a smash.Car didn't start up (since July or August). Finally had some spare time to read, browse, and test.
Disconnected the inertia switch and with a piece of copper wire, bypassed it.
The question is: should I get a new inertia switch, or just ignore it and keep the bypass?
I left the bolts facing upwards. So not as tidy as yours. I would have liked the corners to be more rounded as well to make it slot in a bit more easily. There was not enough clearance when I fitted mine. This wouldn't take much to do on the pattern for the laser cutter. (I'm presuming it was cut with a laser?) I did notice a difference, but my servo did move quite a bit.Fitted a servo bracing bracket. Gave it a coat of black paint first to make it look like original equipment.
Simple job by MG standards just a few basic tools and a working knowledge of Magnetic Anti Gravity Induction Components, I used the Black version to match the bracket.
It would have been so much easier if the bolts through the air intake / bulkhead had been retained by captive nuts. I could get a spanner underneath to undo them but with the bracket in place it blocks access to the nuts. I thought about inserting the bolts from underneath but I didn't think that looked tidy or OE. Much head scratching and colourful language later it finally went together. Only lost a small amount of blood from the back of my hand catching on the edge of the paper thin cover in the front.
Does it work? Well yes a bit, the pedal is a touch firmer, it's not a huge improvement but I suppose any improvement to the brakes is a good thing.
Worth it? Probably, for the job satisfaction more than anything else.
Would I recommend it. Oh yes, but only if you enjoy a challenge. (I suppose that's a given if you own a TF anyway).
The finished job.
That car site contains the highest proportion of "All MGs and Rovers are Crap" mindsets in the known Universe. I kid you not. Some real hateful nasty pieces of work over there. Very few there who do not have that negative mindset. However, most of those few are all members of this car enthusiasts' site and other MG and Rover ones.Found this post from the illustrious MG John, good to see he's preaching the virtues of the K series beyond the MG forums!
The £90 MGF ! - Page 5 - Readers' Cars - PistonHeads
I got one of these* last winter, I found its been great for keeping the inside of the car dry, none of the normal condensation under the roof. Its still doing its job a year on so it might be worth getting a couple if you are planning to leave the car standing for long periods. Just a thought.Just back in the country after been abroad for quite a few months. Couldn't wait to get back in the TF.
Hooked up the battery. Keys in .... turn ..... and .... started first time and after the water had run out of the sills and the brakes had cleared the surface rust of them off we went round the block. Luckily there is no mold inside. When I get a dry day I've got to have a good look round.
I do not like leaving the TF for so long but I had no choice.