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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.

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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.


MG Car Club.


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)


M Phil, C Eng, BSc (Eng).

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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

2016-09-24 1978 brake issues:

Hi Steve.    In order to bleed your brakes a pressure differential switch must be screwed fully in to the new master cylinder so that it locates in a groove in the middle of the shuttle.  The switch must

2016-09-12 TD heat shield:

Hi Ray    The reason it won't fit is because it fouls the TD intake trumpet.  So long as you fit it complete with TC spacers it should be OK with pancake filters.    I attach a photo of a TD fitted with


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