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Deluxe1622 Pat GO
Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium   BEL
Hello
does anybody know the thickness of the spacer washer ?
this washer sits between the caliper adapter and the dustshield itself

it is not mentioned on barney's website


thanks for info

Patrick

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dominic-ch Dominic Clancy
zurich, zurich, Switzerland   CHE
It is about 3mm

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JohnTyg John Tygart
Syracuse, USA   USA
1959 MG MGA
I'm thinking they are closer to 3/16" but 3mm would work, too tick and the covers can't be fitted.

I converted my late GD engined 1500 to disks during the restoration (justified this as disks would be hidden behind steel wheels).

I found dust covers with several original (?) washers attached, but only 4. I bought the Todd Clark set, but found they were far too thick to fit the dust covers with.

I decided to copy the existing originals and I'm pretty sureI used a 3/16 mild steel bar.

The picture shows the too thick Todd Clark washers at the top. 4 originals and then the 4 I reproduced.

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ghnl Silver Member Eric Russell
Mebane, NC, USA   USA
1961 MG MGA "Calvin"
Having installed MGB front suspension into my MGA, I found the box with the original parts. Here's the dust shield spacer & bolt.

The Horrible Frighttm Digital Caliper seems to measure slightly under - so 3/16" ( 0.1875" ) would likely be fine



Eric Russell ~ Mebane, NC
1961 MGA #61, 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6, 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider, 1991 Honda ST1100



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MuskokaMKII Lance Boyce
Bala, ON, Canada   CAN
I used Todd's spacers when refreshing my MKII brakes and found them to be exact replacements for the originals on my car. Result was a perfect fit of the dust shields.

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JohnTyg John Tygart
Syracuse, USA   USA
1959 MG MGA
Lance,

I generally have been very pleased with nearly all fasteners and other products by Todd, including chassis frame floorboard rails, orignal style seat belt harware, seat slides, and other hard to find items, etc. etc.. I'm glad we have his services as a supplier. I was however unable to fit the dust shields with the supplied washers as they were simply too thick and not as original.

Perhaps he is currently offering a different product, but the spacers I recieved about 6 years ago (item M122) were not as original. What were the height of your Clark Spares washer?

Regardless, everything original we can document helps everyone here.

John T


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bills Bill Spohn
W. Vancouver, , BC, Canada   CAN
Why bother with the shields?

They impede brake cooling, and although they will reduce wear due to dust, no one currently an owner of an MGA will live long enough to wear out their front discs. MG didn't bother with them until part way through the Mk 2 run, so leave them in the garage parts box if it is easier.



Bill Spohn www.rhodo.citymax.com/carstuff.html
Current: 1958 MGA Twincam (race car (170 bhp)),1962 MGA Deluxe Coupe (98 bhp)
1957 Jamaican MGA (200 bhp)1965 1971 Jensen Interceptor (350 bhp)
2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe (350 bhp)
2007 BMW Z4M coupe (340 bhp)
Recent: 1969 MGC roadster (175 bhp),Jensen CV8 (375 bhp),
1969 Lamborghini Islero S (350 bhp), 1988 Fiero GT turbo (300 bhp)
North Vancouver BC

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JohnTyg John Tygart
Syracuse, USA   USA
1959 MG MGA
Bill,

Actually totally agree with you!

Did these years ago because I thought they were cool. Also were not offered on first run of disk brake cars.
I remember thinking at the time they may just get in the way with future work on the front end as they were a PIA to install.

John T

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Brit iron Tony C
Forster, NSW, Australia   AUS
1961 MG MGA 1600 "Curvaceous"
1962 MG MGA MkII "Curvaceous 2"
OK John PIA is a new one on me? POC - piece of cake



'61 MGA 1600 - 37yrs garaged
'62 MGA 1622mk2 - 33yrs garaged

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JohnTyg John Tygart
Syracuse, USA   USA
1959 MG MGA
I guess that's short for PITA.

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