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Expertise

MG Sports Cars from 1949 to 1980 - Including MGB, MGBGT V8, TF1500, TF, TD and modern Midgets. I also specialise in SU carburettors, Lucas wiring, suspension, steering & brakes.

Experience in the area

I have owned my 1955 TF1500 since 1966. Technical specialist for the TD and TF with the MG Car Club T Register. Also owned 20 MGBs and currently own an MGBGT V8. Written 3 books on MGs and produced a DVD on how to strip and rebuild the TD/TF gearbox.

Organizations

MG Car Club.

Publications

Barrie's Notes on the 1953-55 MG TF (author). /=====/ Barrie's Notes on the MGB (author). /=====/ Barrie's Notes on the MGB GT V8 (author). /=====/ The Essential Buyer's Guide to the MG TD, TF and TF1500. (author)

Education/Credentials

M Phil, C Eng, BSc (Eng).

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Recent Reviews from Users

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Bill11/26/16101010Always great advice & encouragement from Barrie .....
Don Mills11/09/16101010Barrie Jones nailed it. I did what .....
Robert11/08/16101010Quick, clear and knowledgeable response. A great .....
phil09/01/16101010thank you for your response .while i .....
Pierre De Rijck08/28/16101010 

Recent Answers from Barrie Jones

2016-11-23 MG-TF Shift Sporadic Problem:

Hi Bill    Yes, it is perfectly feasible to get your old 3rd/4th fork built up with weld and ground down to the correct width.  I am not familiar with "mil".  You only need a clearance of 5 thousandths

2016-11-21 MG-TF Shift Sporadic Problem:

Hi Bill  Sounds like fork wear to me too.    My gearbox rebuild video is available via the T Register website in PAL and/or NTSC format.    See: http://www.tregister.org/regalia/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=46

2016-10-15 Electrical:

Hi Don    Everything that is not working shares the same fuse, so I think you have either disturbed fuse #5 or one has blown.    There is a fuse box on the side of the engine compartment with 4 fuses.

2016-09-28 1978 brake issues:

Hi Steve    If you examine the brake fluid reservoir I think you will see that it has a plastic baffle in the middle.  It is designed so that a leak from one half of the system will not cause a loss of

2016-09-24 1978 brake issues:

Just in case anybody else is reading this reply, this advice only applies to the last MGBs built AFTER 1976.  The process for earlier cars is more complicated, requiring the shuttle to be centralised using

 

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