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cunhab Bruce Cunha
Placerville, CA, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
1967 MG MGB GT
It appears the original engine to oil pipe hose for the TD was a rubber hose covered with a coiled wire. Does anyone have an original in their spares? I think I have found a reasonable replacement, but need a picture and dimensions of the original.

Does anyone know if they are available?



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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
I am pretty sure you are correct about the hose being inside of a coil of wire. I have every reason to believe this was the original hose on this TF I had at my place.

This hose failed while I was doing some investigation...fortunatley while trying to start the car. No damage done other than a giant oil slick. Should you find an original I would encourage you not to use it for that reason.


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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
I don't know if you can make out all of the stamping Bruce... SUPERFLEXIT



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Kaklemmer Kenneth Klemmer
Farmington Hills, MI, USA   USA
1948 MG TC "Gigi"
1957 MG MGA 1500 Coupe "Ginger"
2005 Lotus Elise "Stirling"
2012 Mazda MX-5 NC "Joanie"    & more
FTFU sells the original style with wire wrap, $69

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Paul J Avatar
Locust Grove, OK, USA   USA
Are we saying that this was the original style on the TFs as well as TDs? PJ


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Frank C MGTF Frank C
Chelmsford, MA, USA   USA
1953 MG TF "Ashleigh"
PJ,

Same hose for TF as well.



Frank Cronin
TF 1414

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cunhab Bruce Cunha
Placerville, CA, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
1967 MG MGB GT
Have not called them, but FTFU lists it as NA.

LaVerne. Of note in the FTFU catalogue they listed original hoses and had a warning For Show Only.

The Triumph spitfire has a similar hose on their front brakes and are available new.

I would have to have it recoupled to the female couplings used on the T, but that is fairly easy to have done.

Do you have length and diameter?


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Kaklemmer Kenneth Klemmer
Farmington Hills, MI, USA   USA
1948 MG TC "Gigi"
1957 MG MGA 1500 Coupe "Ginger"
2005 Lotus Elise "Stirling"
2012 Mazda MX-5 NC "Joanie"    & more
Maybe check the online catalog... note it says NA from Moss in their catalog, but they appear to have it.

and yes they have orginal ones too.



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Paul J Avatar
Locust Grove, OK, USA   USA
I would use caution buying one from the Moss catalog, I bought a supposedly original type from them and it came with a braided cover. I would call them to make sure they have the original wire wound type. Let us know if they have an original type. PJ

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cunhab Bruce Cunha
Placerville, CA, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
1967 MG MGB GT
I will Check with both on Monday.

I did find that NTG has it for around $40 plus shipping.

https://www.mgbits.com/contents/en-uk/p2606_Flexible-Pipe-Oil-Gauge.html


Does anyone know what the thread is for this fitting?

Still a lot less to get the Triumph brake line and have the fittings put on. I will follow up on this also and if it is as inexpensive as I think, I may have some made up.

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Franz Tenbrock Avatar
Waltrop, D, Germany   DEU
1937 MG TA "Fritzi"
Hallo
if you have the old one, isn t it possible to take off the wire wrap and take it for the new one ??

is it for the oil pressure gauge or the brake line?



School is 40 years ago, and in my job i don t speek english, with the TA english getting better every day

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cunhab Bruce Cunha
Placerville, CA, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
1967 MG MGB GT
I don't have one of the original ones. On the TD it was the oil line from the block to the oil pipe fitting on the firewall. Going for originality in this restoration, so trying to get parts that are at least close to what the factory would have put on the car.

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cunhab Bruce Cunha
Placerville, CA, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
1967 MG MGB GT
Got the hose in the mail today. Beck Arnley made in Italy (that was a surprise). Took the ends off my braided line and will have them made up at a local parts shop

LaVerne. Can you tell if the wire goes under the Ferril?

Also. My bad. When I looked at FTFU, I saw NA next to the part. Communicated with Doug and they do have them. The NA is the Moss part number.

Still going to make the one I bought up. $18 and the cost of having the ends crimped on, is a bit better than $69,

I will post a picture of the finished product.

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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
Sorry Bruce, both the car and the hose are long gone, so all I have to go with are the pictures I posted.

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cunhab Bruce Cunha
Placerville, CA, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
1967 MG MGB GT
Not a problem. From your picture, it looks like the wire is under the cap. On the new one, it is just wrapped to the edge of the cap.

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