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MOT day, another year another pass.

Did get an advisory though on the wheel arch liner catching the wheel when on full lock
 

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MOT day, another year another pass.

Did get an advisory though on the wheel arch liner catching the wheel when on full lock
I have had this before, but it’s an easy one to fix.

Get a hair drier or heat gun on the area and then using something like a piece of wood or the handle of a hammer, push it back and secure with a self tapper (if necessary).

Good luck.
 
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Decided to finally replace the badly cracked plastic rear screen on my TF 160 which I should have done a year ago as I've had a MGF Mania glass rear screen panel hanging around the house for around 4 years doing nothing! Too dark to take picture of shiny new glass screen in so you have to make do with the manky old one I took out :p
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It’s MOT day today so fingers crossed, car is washed and waxed as I always like to present a clean car for inspection.
She is first in at 8am so should be done and dusted by 9 🤞🤞🤞
 

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It’s MOT day today so fingers crossed, car is washed and waxed as I always like to present a clean car for inspection.
She is first in at 8am so should be done and dusted by 9 🤞🤞🤞
How did you get on?
 

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Took the F in for its MOT and I am pleased to say she passed with flying colours, no advisories and the inspector couldn’t believe the condition of the car for 25 years old.

I am more than happy with this and the car will now be treated to the new cam belt, tensioner and water pump next week.

Cheers all, Kenny
 

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Not actually my car but my brothers...swapped over the bonnet on his TF with him for one which did not have serious lacquer peel and rust spots
 

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Finally had some time to do some work on my 2006 TF (bought with engine dismantled) got everything back together on the engine, filled with water and it begun draining out....looks like either the metal engine coolant pipes or thermostat housing may be the culprit. Anyway, with the coolant filled turned engine over, fired once then died, used some easy start and it fired up but again died, checked for fuel, looks like fuel pump may be dead!......back to drawing board, will check fuel pump when my brother brings his pipe release pliers over, I have a spare so if its dead not really an issue....pipes are a pain though :(
 

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Finally had some time to do some work on my 2006 TF (bought with engine dismantled) got everything back together on the engine, filled with water and it begun draining out....looks like either the metal engine coolant pipes or thermostat housing may be the culprit. Anyway, with the coolant filled turned engine over, fired once then died, used some easy start and it fired up but again died, checked for fuel, looks like fuel pump may be dead!......back to drawing board, will check fuel pump when my brother brings his pipe release pliers over, I have a spare so if its dead not really an issue....pipes are a pain though :(
I appreciate that is a pain, but the fact it started and ran after a major engine rebuild should be hugely encouraging to you matey - good work!
 
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Fuel pump on 2006 TF was dead, changed for one I had spare(bought in 2018) and car started no problem :) water leak still on it but has slowed considerably, will wait until I can get car in the air before looking to sort it! Found out clutch arm has seized so that's the next job as will need to get the clutch working to get it on my ramps. Stopped for the day now as its become very warm outside
 

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Not today, but forgot to post this when it happened.
Came out of work.
Put laptop in boot.
Took out shopping bags.
Threw jacket in boot
Closed boot.

Unfortunately, somewhere prior to step 4 I also "put car keys in jacket pocket". After looking at the car stupidly for a couple of minutes I called home to ask the Mrs to come get me.
And bring a Hammer.

The (sort of) good news was that I had a spare tail light cluster at home, so no messing about with trying to remove the boot lid.
 

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Incomplete list of things I have fixed since I bought my MGF 75th Anniversary (with brand new MOT 🤬) some 5 weeks ago:
  1. Replaced coolant pipe assembly and the "snake pit" hose.
  2. Fixed loose gearstick gaiter holder and loose bolts on gearchange mechanism
  3. Replaced the totally fcuked spheres w/ some refurbed ones, replaced the missing spring and washer on one. Fixed the bodged knuckle gaiter.
  4. Derusted hood linkages and washed and preserved leather seats (with leather soap and dubbin)
  5. Fitted a new regulator to the alternator
  6. Fastened all loose front stabilser nuts and bolts - refitted dislodged bush.
  7. Bled the brakes, which were previously not bled correctly and hence had a scary brake behaviour.
  8. Yesterday, I bled the hardly disengaging clutch, which led to a massive free travel with no disengagement at all.
    Finally, by cleaning the master cylinder, applying some magic and a vacuum pump for bleeding I managed to get decent pressure and disengagement again. Perfect pressure point now and I can now get it into 1st gear without stopping the engine first, which is really convenient :rolleyes:
  9. Found the engine bay fan not working.....
To be cont'd.
 

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Glad to provide some entertainment Gents!! I've even warned a couple of new members NEVER to put their keys down in the boot. Must be getting feeble minded.The other bits of good news were:
1. It wasn't raining
2. Original TF light clusters are actually quite robust. They need a fair bit of bashing in.

Next time ( :cry: ) I'll ask her to bring a couple of sharp chisels as well to speed the process up.
 
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