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DoreLake Tom H
Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada   CAN
I am trying to source the rounded 'top' nylon bushing under the lockdown cap on the stick shift (gear selector) of a 76 Midget. Would anyone have some suggestions on either a part source, or a fix?

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76lucas Gold Member Josh L
Floyd, VA, USA   USA
1978 MG Midget 1500
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Parts Car"
I don't think anyone makes it new nor do they make the whole thing. Your most likely going to have to find a good used one somewhere.



If you never try to do it You will never be able to do it

DoreLake Tom H
Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada   CAN
Thanks...I suspected as much!

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wgrr John B
GUELPH, Ontario, Canada   CAN
Tom
I tried using epoxy to repair the old one but that last about 2 days and then broke again. I bought a replacement shift lever from Evil Bay for about 65.00

DoreLake Tom H
Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada   CAN
Well, I made a replacement with a hockey puck...seems to be working fine.

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mgv8glen Glenn Towery
Dover, Delaware, USA   USA
Tom, if or when you fix gives up on you, I have some out of MG Midget, Triumph Spitfire and Austin Marina, all have the nylon top bush under the lockdown cap


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oleanderjoe Silver Member Joseph Baba
Fresno, Ca, USA   USA
"HOLY SHIFT LEVER BATMAN", no wonder nobody else can find one ????????

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mgv8glen Glenn Towery
Dover, Delaware, USA   USA
Have them sitting on a shelf with all the other parts MG parts I have saved over the last 47 years, I throw nothing away!!!! What is junk goes to the scrap yard & made into soda cans.

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76lucas Gold Member Josh L
Floyd, VA, USA   USA
1978 MG Midget 1500
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Parts Car"
Now we know who to call when we break one.grinning smiley I feel the same Glen, nothing that can be used by me or someone else is junk. It only becomes junk when it's broken beyond fixing or there is no longer a need for it.



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mgv8glen Glenn Towery
Dover, Delaware, USA   USA
I have to save everything to resale to support my MG & motorcycle habit!

DoreLake Tom H
Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada   CAN
Glen: Thanks for the response. It is 30 below Celsius so the Midget isn't getting much action! I'll save your info and will be in touch if my hockey puck solution craps out. Thanks again.

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77Midget Y.. Lee
western, USA   USA
1977 MG Midget 1500 "Some Friend"
1996 Mercury Cougar "My Antique"
1998 Lincoln Mark Lt "Mark VIII"
2002 Subaru Forester "Suba One"    & more
In reply to # 3653081 by DoreLake ...hockey puck solution craps out.

HI Tom,
I had the same problem a few years ago.
http://www.mgexp.com/phorum/read.php?3,2209368,2209368#msg-2209368

i though about using a 3d printer or making a new one out of aluminum, but ultimately a forum member offered my their spare.... smileys with beer

Do you have any pictures of your hockey puck mod?
Y.

DoreLake Tom H
Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada   CAN
Sure...here are a few pictures:


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GeorgeOhr Nonya Business
Yes, confused, USA   USA
In reply to # 3650905 by DoreLake Well, I made a replacement with a hockey puck...seems to be working fine.


"You might be Canadian if...." grinning smiley thumbs up

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77Midget Y.. Lee
western, USA   USA
1977 MG Midget 1500 "Some Friend"
1996 Mercury Cougar "My Antique"
1998 Lincoln Mark Lt "Mark VIII"
2002 Subaru Forester "Suba One"    & more
Nice! smileys with beer

how did you drift it into position?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-01-10 03:56 PM by 77Midget.

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