Member Page: Owen Frankland
Member ID: oily-handsStatus: Free Member
Stockton on Tees, Cleveland, UK
Member Since: 2009-06-12
Home Site: The MG Experience
Last Login: 2018-03-24 00:39
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I've had my TA since round about 1970 (I can't read the date stamp) When I bought it I used it as a daily driver. It was the only car I had. It's been on & off the road since then, more off than on as it wasn't suitable when the children grew up. In that time I had a number of MGs, 3 Y types, 3 Z Magnettes and an MGA. It's been back on the road about 7 years now and is regularly used and abused all year round. My philosophy is that cars are meant to be used, and if it drives, drive it. Time spent with the car in bits is time when it can't be driven so mine just has done to it what needs to be done. My posts on this forum may reflect that philosophy.
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Posted on: Sunday February 13, 2011
Quite often the handbrake is much ignored and neglected and doesn't work as well as it should. Also it's not uncommon for people to try to improve the handbrake by adjusting the cable. This is the wrong way to go about it. To get things back to where they should be - 1. Support the car with the weight off the rear wheels and remove the wheels. 2. Have somebody operate the handbrake while you see if the cable is moving freely and that the compensator which is attached to the axle is als...
Posted on: Sunday June 6, 2010
Ignition testing made easy. The only tools you will need is a plug spanner and a 12v test light. A helper is useful too. This is written primarily for cars which were running but now refuse to start. The information will apply to cars which have no history of running but there may be other factors involved in those cases. As with all things, I find a methodical approach works best when fault finding and if you follow these steps you should find the answer to your problem. 1. Remove a spar...
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