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P.DAVID David Weyandt
Laureldale, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
1958 MG Magnette ZB "Alfred"
1965 MG MGB MkI "Running Bear"
1979 MG MGB MkIII "Lil' White Dove"
1986 Honda MC Rebel
Just got the parts to rebuild the front and rear suspensions on the “65 MGB. I have to take the knock offs off and this is the first time. I know they are handed but which way do they turn and what thread?

Right side?

Left side?



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Steve S Avatar
On The Road, Lost in So Cal, USA   USA
There is an arrow showing which way to turn to remove. You strike the flat side of the ear. Assuming they are correctly installed. Left side is right hand thread and right side is left hand thread.

tdmoe Gold Member Ted M
Hayesville, NC, USA   USA
1968 MG MGB
The way mine come off on my 68.



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mowog1 Gold Member Rick Ingram
Saint Joseph, Illinois, USA   USA
1969 MG MGC "Vicky"
1972 MG MGB "Mallard"
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Turn the knock-off to the front of the car to remove them, no matter which side of the car you are working on.

( OFf to Front....Rear to Replace )



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ozieagle Gold Member Herb Adler
Geelong Victoria, Australia   AUS
1958 Wolseley 1500 "Wooly"
1966 MG MGB "Bl**dy B"
Use anti seize on the splines and threads. Make sure that the cones are clean, without grease or oil, they do the "driving", not the splines.

Herb



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RAY 67 TOURER Ray Marloff
Fort Bragg, CA, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB "My Girl"
Herb, when the knockoffs are tightened, any excess oil or grease that has found its way onto the cones, will be displaced by force. In 45 years, I've never had a problem with lubricants left on the cone surfaces. Have you? RAY

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princetn1 Gold Member Mike Ruckman
Tampa, Florida, USA   USA
1971 MG MGB "Lil' Car"
Since this is a knock-off thread and the question to loosen and tighten has been resolved, let me take this in a different but related direction.

How many would like the "MG" logo in the middle of their knockoff, winged or not? I'm having clear octagonal decals to easily apply. And I'm thinking $3 for a set of 4 with free shipping. Think I'll have any takers? If so, I'll "advertise" on BST.


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Speedracer Platinum Member Hap Waldrop
Greenville, SC, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB Racecar "The Biscuit"
LOL, yep let's find one more place to put a MG logo smiling smiley



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Steve S Avatar
On The Road, Lost in So Cal, USA   USA
On an MGB, I like the more simple look. Earlier cars had the logo already engraved.

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P.DAVID David Weyandt
Laureldale, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
1958 MG Magnette ZB "Alfred"
1965 MG MGB MkI "Running Bear"
1979 MG MGB MkIII "Lil' White Dove"
1986 Honda MC Rebel
Thanks



"Behind every silver lining there is a dark cloud"
"Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once"
“The difference between genius and stupidly is that genius has its limits” Albert Einstein
You don’t get smarter as you get older. There is just less stupid stuff left that you haven’t already done.
I’m at the age where “Should I” turns into “Let’s try it and see what happens”
I am pretty sure my last words are going to be “What does this thing do?”

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