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#1 ONLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 11:33 PM

I acquired this MGF in a slightly convoluted deal with a mate which involved a swap with the Alfa 156 and another (slightly broken) MGF which I had in turn swapped for the Perodua.  And some money.

 

I've been bombing around in it this weekend and it's great fun - been taking advantage of the OMGHEATWAVE today and indulging in some topless motoring.  This, like most of my fleet now, is a car that I would keep in an ideal world, but an imminent change in the direction of my career (and potentially other aspects of my life) means that I really need to have fewer cars and more money in the bank, so this is one of several vehicles that are likely to go up for sale in the near future.

 

It's a 1998 car with a 1.8-litre non-VVC Kettle, and according to the milometer it's done about 84,000 miles - I would tend to believe this as it doesn't feel particularly worn and looking at the MOT history it seems to have been covering a relatively low annual mileage - one year it only did 11 miles between tests.  It has a cloth interior so not as posh as the tan leather as my last F, but it does have a fancy boot spoiler. 

 

I'll start with the bad bits first:

 

-Fuel gauge is currently stuck on half - it had a replacement in-tank pump / sender unit fitted a month or two ago and I think the float may have got stuck as it was working fine before that.  I've just been keeping it topped up, but second-hand units are 20 quid on eBay and a 30-minute job to fit so hardly the end of the world.

 

-The hood squeaks a bit on bumpy roads - it's a canvas-rubbing-against-metal sort of noise, and might be cured with some judiciously-aimed silicon spray or similar.

 

-There's currently no tunes - the stereo that is in there is one I just shoved in to fill the hole - it's an old unit with pre-ISO connectors and I haven't been arsed to attempt to wire it up.

 

-There are a couple of small paint stains on the driver's seat.

 

-The front spotlights aren't wired up.

 

-Someone has cut the gear lever short at some point, and there was a fancy gear knob fitted which has been retained by the previous owner.  The knob that is on there now isn't a perfect fit and could do with sleeving somehow to get rid of the play, although it's perfectly usable.

 

 

Good bits:

 

-It's MOT'd until March next year.

 

-It has some service history, which is plenty.

 

-Tyres are all good.

 

-It drives fine, temp gauge holds steady, no untoward noises.

 

-All electrics work apart from the aforementioned.  Heater is good.

 

-Hood is getting slightly scruffy in a couple of areas but is watertight - in fact I've both driven and been a passenger in the car in the pissing rain and as far as I can tell the interior stays bone dry.

 

-It's actually in pretty good nick for its age, and the paint shines up well.

 

 

Here's some pictures.  The interior pic is a bit rubbish because lighting.  The white bits on the hood are those annoying fluffy pollen / seed things rather than actual marks.

 

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Car is, as always, in NE Norfolk.  £500 please.


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#2 OFFLINE   overrun

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 12:48 AM

That is cheap/expensive/fairly priced DELETE AS APPLICABLE
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Posted 12 September 2016 - 05:58 AM

Fluffy pollen is a bitch.



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Posted 12 September 2016 - 06:00 AM

I can confirm that a good one of these is a dream to drive, good handling, nippy as fk and a complete hoot.

 

This looks like a sorted one.

 

If I wasn't so knackered in the back and leg dept (oh, and fat), I'd have another in a heartbeat.



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Posted 12 September 2016 - 06:19 AM

'ow much?
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Posted 12 September 2016 - 07:22 AM

Original post edited because twat.



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Posted 12 September 2016 - 10:38 AM

Can second fuel sensors are easy to change, it's an unbolt and pull out job under the parcel shelf carpet.

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 11:42 AM

That looks good! Front wings, rear screen both seem intact which is a plus on a budget MGF.

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 02:00 PM

11, 32 & 42 if you roffle!

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 05:12 PM

Yes roffle please, had a bit of spare cash to buy one of these but spent it on bike leathers instead, I reckon a roffle would generate much interest and sell out quickly :)


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 05:23 PM

24 on the roffle please :-)

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 06:04 PM

i would be interested in a roffle, looks great


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 06:18 PM

Oh yeah roffle

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 06:45 PM

Hey, if wuv doesn't want to raffle, I've got one here I'll bung up!
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Posted 12 September 2016 - 10:48 PM

Roffles are a bit awkward for me as I don't have (or wish to have) a Paypal account



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Posted 12 September 2016 - 11:01 PM

Roffles are a bit awkward for me as I don't have (or wish to have) a Paypal account


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 09:13 AM

Hey, if wuv doesn't want to raffle, I've got one here I'll bung up!

Do it!
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Posted 17 September 2016 - 09:35 PM

Bumping this up for anyone who fancies a slice of hot convertible kettle action now that Dave_Chiffres has won the roffle F and the seller of the floppytop R8 has vanished into the ether.


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Posted 17 September 2016 - 09:39 PM

These are excellent cars, they handle well and with a 52mm throttle body they go pretty well too.

 

Before leg became shit, I found these comfy. Not so great if you are taller than about 6' 2" though.

 

Get in there!



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Posted 09 October 2016 - 11:01 AM

Bumping this up now it's all mended.


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Posted 09 October 2016 - 03:50 PM

Nice cars - everyone should try one if they can.

Mine looks a bit scruffier than yours, but I'm dead chuffed with it.


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 11:33 PM

Would there be any interest in a roffle for this?  I know I don't have Paypal but I do have a spare bank account sat doing nowt that people could pay moneyz into - if doing an online bank transfer isn't too much hassle?  I suppose tickets would have to be about 8 quid each.


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 06:44 AM

Id have a ticket or two. Thats for sure.
Im sure some kind sort would take the payments via pp and forward you the € by bank transfer if it comes to it.

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 03:03 PM

Would there be any interest in a roffle for this?  I know I don't have Paypal but I do have a spare bank account sat doing nowt that people could pay moneyz into - if doing an online bank transfer isn't too much hassle?  I suppose tickets would have to be about 8 quid each.

I'd be in for a couple at least.



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 05:10 PM

two tickets please


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 05:18 PM

More than any prior case this is one ROFL that I am truly foaming at.

 

However, I shall refrain as, within the parameters of my living relationship, I am currently overstretched on the maximum number of cars allowed by 100%. Were I to go up to three cars my wife would put one of them up my bottom.

 

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 07:28 PM

I'd be interested in a number

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 08:01 PM

Id go for a Roffel what's better than 1 MGF!! 2!! Imagine all the cups of tea I could make

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 10:00 PM

OK then, let's give this a whirl.  We'll sort out payment logistics later, if there's sufficient interest.

 

 

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