Registry: 1961 MG MGA

Eric Russell's Silver Member 1961 MG MGA – “Calvin”
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Vehicle Information

Owner: Eric Russell Silver Member   [ghnl]
Location: Mebane, NC, USA USA
Status: Racer, Running

Model Year:1961
Build Date:1960-09-07
Original Colour:Chariot Red
Current Colour:Chariot Red
Odometer:310,000 miles
Body Code:B29798
Engine Type:4 Cyl 3 Main
Engine Code:16GAUH29222
Transmission:3 Sync
Last Updated:2016-11-16 20:00:05
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Factory: Abingdon, England
Make: MG
Engine: B-Series (1.2-2.4L) 4cyl
Body Type: 2 Seat Roadster
Series: 'L' Unknown!

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Member Comments on Registry: 1961 MG MGA   ↵
2016-11-28 15:08:58 # 38738
Comment by Brian Linley
Hi EricRegarding your post "MGA Windshield bottom seal " and the proper direction to install it. Should the seal, once installed be facing inward, in the opposite direction which it will lay once the windshield is attached to the car. If this is the case I need to remove mine as the rubber seal is not laying down flat against the car. It would be nice if some directions were provided when buying such a critical part.
2016-11-28 15:35:30 # 38739
Comment by Eric Russell
I assume you are referring to this thread:,3318968 The seal's base (that slides into the bottom of the windscreen frame) is not exactly at 90 degrees to the part that lays against the body. The right way to install the seal into the frame has the long flap angled backwards. Then, when the windscreen is installed onto the car, the flap will be more firmly pressed against the body.
2016-11-28 15:54:42 # 38740
Comment by Brian Linley
Yes that's correctUnfortunately, I believe I installed mine in the other direction with the longer flaps facing forward. I contacted Moss (who provided the part) and they could not advise on the correct installation procedure.Do you think this seal will be reusable??

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2016-11-16 20:00:05

Changes from 2016-11-16 20:00:05 to previous 2005-03-29 11:20:29
Colour Red → Chariot Red
Nickname added   Calvin
Status Restoration in progress → Running
Changes from 2005-03-29 11:20:29 to previous 1998-10-06 11:04:15
Status Running → Restoration in progress

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Nov 16, 2016 Eric Russell  USASilver Member Added to Registry (ID 340)

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