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  This topic is about my 1961 MG Midget MkI
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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, Michigan, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Okay, asking for a little advise on what type of hose I should be using for the blower air intake on my "61 Midget. I see there are a few to chose from but looking for your input here. Thanks.

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ice Gold Member Larry Ice
Lawrenceville, GA, USA   USA
Moss has the OEM type for $55. Not cheap but it is like the OEM. You can go cheap with a 4" plastic dryer hose that will work just as well. Some home repair stores sell an alum 4" hose that looks better. You need two 4" hose clamps to mount it. Moss has the clamps too.



Iceman

Atlanta GA

60 AH MK1
62 AH MKII
67 Midget
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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, Michigan, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Thanks Larry. How does the VB hose compare to the Moss? It's on sale this month. $30.95.

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ice Gold Member Larry Ice
Lawrenceville, GA, USA   USA
Chuck, VB has it cheaper to start with but with the sales price it would be esp. hard to beat price wise. I have had good luck with VB parts so I would opt for their hose.
Be careful working with the hose as it's a bit fragile and will tend to unwind if not treated carefully.



Iceman

Atlanta GA

60 AH MK1
62 AH MKII
67 Midget
71 Midget

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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA   USA
VB is Moss Motors biggest customer. Many of VB's parts come from Moss.

In reply to # 3472411 by ice Chuck, VB has it cheaper to start with but with the sales price it would be esp. hard to beat price wise. I have had good luck with VB parts so I would opt for their hose.
Be careful working with the hose as it's a bit fragile and will tend to unwind if not treated carefully.

S1 Elan Kurt. Appley
Akron, Ia., USA   USA
Dryer hose will work but will restrict air flow a little. The correct hose is better though I have not tried the aluminum hose that folks fit occasionally.

Kurt.

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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, Michigan, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Think I'll go with the hose VB has on sale this month. I have several other related items to get as well. Thanks for your input Kurt.

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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, Michigan, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Rick. I got the heater vent doors all painted up and ready to install tomorrow. See pic attached. As luck would have it, I had the correct self tapping screws in house. Thanks again!


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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA   USA
They look great!

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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, Michigan, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Thanks Bud!

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smokey1971 Les Boardman
St. Petersburg, FL, USA   USA
I am using the aluminum hose on my Sprite. I painted it with truck bed liner and it looks good.

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ice Gold Member Larry Ice
Lawrenceville, GA, USA   USA
Les, yes the alum tubing does look good painted black. I believe it is a bit more flexible than the OEM hose as well.



Iceman

Atlanta GA

60 AH MK1
62 AH MKII
67 Midget
71 Midget

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Midgies Dad Ben M
York, Maine, USA   USA
I used dust collection system hose (for woodworking). Less than $20.


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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, Michigan, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Hey Ben. What's the little red cap for that's on the outlet hose? I don't see that on the earlier cars.

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Midgies Dad Ben M
York, Maine, USA   USA
It's an in-line filler that comes in a Prestone Flush-and-Fill kit. You cut about an inch out of your hose and replace it with this, and you can hook a water hose to it and run it through your engine.

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