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MGF VVC mk1 Breaking

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Post  Matt Parker on 14/9/2012, 11:43 pm

Bought a mk1 VVC in BRG with a friend with HGF no Tax or test and decided to break the car instead. Just about all parts are available, its basically standard other than a stainless exhaust (Longlife) with oval pipes(looks like a scrunched up sleave) Smile I'm going to do the gasket on the engine and get the thing running to make sure the engine is all ok before selling it, butif anyone needs anything let me know and I'll see what we have Smile


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Post  Nick on 15/9/2012, 4:01 am

Matt, I'm after a part but I dont know what it is! basically attached to the underbonnet fusebox theres a thing (possibly relay?) at the top right attached to the outside. I seem to have it but the cover is missing , hence I dont know what it is. If you undrstand my description you're a better man than me! photo added below

I know Ben is after a scuttle panel of the one you have is in good nick



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Post  andyhells on 15/9/2012, 6:54 am

got an original aerial?


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Post  Matt Parker on 15/9/2012, 7:36 am

Think thats called a relay jumper Nick as all it does is bridge 2 contact pins of a relay wiring plug socket.

Andy it does have the original aerial Smile

Try and keep a list of things, I was going to go down tomorrow but due to a little injury this week (120degree coolant and my skin don't mix well) its a bit pointless as I can't do much hands on.


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Post  andyhells on 15/9/2012, 6:13 pm

ouch!


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Post  Nick on 16/9/2012, 1:30 am

Jeez Matt that sounds nasty, hope you get better mate. Thanks for naming the mystery thing, should it have a cover over it?


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Post  Matt Parker on 16/9/2012, 4:16 am

No cover, as you see it in the pic thats how it is.

Its not too bad now as I took off my bandage last night so it can breathe, pealed off abit of skin in the process and today I've been pushing the skin back into possition due to movement lol Smile


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Post  Sambomonkee on 16/9/2012, 6:27 am

Starter motor, and does it have chrome door handles (yes still have not fixed it)
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Post  Rich on 16/9/2012, 5:33 pm

Matt Parker wrote:I was going to go down tomorrow but due to a little injury this week (120degree coolant and my skin don't mix well) its a bit pointless as I can't do much hands on.
Matt Parker wrote:Its not too bad now as I took off my bandage last night so it can breathe, pealed off abit of skin in the process and today I've been pushing the skin back into possition due to movement lol Smile
I reckon a picture is needed in our recently created 'Accident & Emergency' section for posterity!
Smile please!

Hope you recover soon mate... Friends

Oh, and just in case Andy forgets to ask, what's the windscreen wiper mech like?


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Post  andyhells on 16/9/2012, 6:13 pm

Strangely enough was just going to ask that very same question lol


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Post  Tony on 17/9/2012, 12:43 am

Rich wrote:I reckon a picture is needed in our recently created 'Accident & Emergency' section for posterity!
We have a nice picture that could be added there. Dawn's broken her elbow.


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Post  Nick on 17/9/2012, 1:58 am

Ouch! Poor Dawn, hope she's better soon and not in too much pain.


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Post  Matt Parker on 17/9/2012, 2:02 am

Handles are bog-o standard-o

Starter motor is on but can't test it just yet due to no battery terminals, should be fine but like to check it first. Sure I have afew starter motors in the garage anyway if you need one.

Andy wiper motor assemble, shouldbe good but need power to test first Smile

All being well I will go down next week and start to strip parts etc so I can let you all know the status


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Post  Rich on 17/9/2012, 2:59 am

Get to it then, my happy snappers! Laughing Smile please!


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Post  andyhells on 17/9/2012, 5:32 am

???? Shouldn't that comment be on the calendar thread? Smile


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Post  Rich on 17/9/2012, 7:53 am

Nope... Encouraging entries for the 'Accident & Emergency' threads... Keep up at the back!
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Post  Tony on 17/9/2012, 10:18 am

Rich wrote:Get to it then, my happy snappers! Laughing Smile please!
Oh very funny... Unfortunately Dawn's been snapping bones not pictures.

I'll try to get a couple of pics of her ZR for next years calendar and possibly one of the F.


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Re: MGF VVC mk1 Breaking

Post  RSTrophy on 23/9/2012, 8:52 am

Hi Matt, how are the rear spheres? As you may remember my suspension is a bit all over the place and I got some standard F replacements (with lowering pins) all round, but despite myself, Nick and Ben fiddling and racking our brains, the rears seem to drag their arse while the fronts are doing a good impression of a 4x4! If you know you've got a couple of decent rears let me know, unless you've got any other ideas as to what i could try? If so i will put it on another thread obviously.



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Post  Matt Parker on 24/9/2012, 6:56 am

Memory serves me right the rears look in good condition whilst still being clean with visible part numbers, failing that I found I have a full set of good F cans that I didn't know I had lol.
Added you to the list of parts anyway, I haven't done anything this weekend so it will be next week before going to the car now.


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Post  andyhells on 24/9/2012, 7:02 am

hows the hands?


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Post  RSTrophy on 25/9/2012, 4:36 am

Thanks Matt, much appreciated. I shall be trying to see what I can do over the coming week with what I've got so don't rush to sort them, get your hands fixed first!! Smile



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Post  Nick on 8/5/2013, 1:03 am

Hi Matt, I'm after a small but annoying bit of plastic. After my recent dash swap I have misplaced one of the little plastic covers that hides the bolt head by the screen demisters at the screen end of the dashboard. If you have one around and I paid for it + postage would you be ok to send it? My OCD is starting to kick in and it's very annoying Laughing


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Post  Matt Parker on 8/5/2013, 8:52 am

Shouldn't be a problem Nick, just have to make a reminder for when I go down to the car. It hasn't been touched at all due to the house taking up my time these days. Got to sort out parts off the car for kiwi Dave shortly so should make a start of dismantling Smile


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