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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
Not sure about the painted ones Bruce but for sure the chrome jobs were. Interesting about the tappet cover. All the ones I have seen are steel. THe 1250 engine should be coming back here in a few weeks, I'l have to check it out. I also assumed that the reason for all the brass was the salvage of war shell casings.


Other brass...windscreen assembly, suspension swivels, drain plugs, radiator tanks, gearbox syncros, brake cable adjustment nuts. license plate lamp, engine and radiator drain valves, Engine tag, speedometer/tach gears, wiring set screws, steering rack bushing end, gas tank release lever and pins, assorted nuts like on the starter. There are probably more I missed.

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Buckdendave David Hill
St Neots, Cambridgeshire, UK   GBR
1954 MG TF
Brass requires less expensive tooling for forming some parts, so might have been used early on until production numbers justified further investment.
Dave H

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cunhab Bruce Cunha
Placerville, CA, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
1967 MG MGB GT
You know LaVerne. I have to check it again with a magnet. Some time in the past it was chrome plated. I used a sander to rough up the surface and saw brass underneath. That could just be copper plating as the chrome sticks better to it.

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