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Daves roffle MGF thread. emissions pass. Finally.


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#121 ONLINE   loserone

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:15 PM

I suspect that given Dave bought an actual MGF rack rather than modifying something else, it's likely to be the best option

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:54 PM

Dave did indeed get a secondhand rack from Germany, moved the existing steering column over, reshaped the pedals, extended the wires and rebuilt the dashboard.

 

http://autoshite.com...ally/?p=1084872 onwards

By then it was presumably nearly lunchtime so he stopped, and then rebuilt a castle in the afternoon.

 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:00 PM

Funny that this is back up because it came up in conversation today. Does anyone know what happened to Dave's cars?

Tayne will know for sure as he works with Dave's sister.

Iirc the French plated Ranger would never have been able to be sold due to issues with French paperwork. MGF was rusty and knackered - Dave was going to scrap it once the test was up. I think the Panda the family were going to bring it back to the UK. Metro was unfortunately what he met his demise in.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:34 PM

Tayne will know for sure as he works with Dave's sister.
Iirc the French plated Ranger would never have been able to be sold due to issues with French paperwork. MGF was rusty and knackered - Dave was going to scrap it once the test was up. I think the Panda the family were going to bring it back to the UK. Metro was unfortunately what he met his demise in.


That’s a fair assessment of the situation.
The Panda isn’t coming up here as the niece who wanted it has realised that she’s ill equipped to deal with a re-engined foreign market car with an uncertain engine parts, especially as it’s started dropping oil in spectacular fashion.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:44 PM

That’s a fair assessment of the situation.
The Panda isn’t coming up here as the niece who wanted it has realised that she’s ill equipped to deal with a re-engined foreign market car with an uncertain engine parts, especially as it’s started dropping oil in spectacular fashion.


Dave would have called that running well!
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:23 AM

Oh FFS, I'd finally got used to his passing but didn't realise how much I missed his posts until now. :-(
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:28 AM

What a great story. Hope to meet you sometime on your way south. I just been given an F  which I will be converting. Sadly a '96 model but the previous owner had passed the CT.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:35 AM

What a great story. Hope to meet you sometime on your way south. I just been given an F  which I will be converting. Sadly a '96 model but the previous owner had passed the CT.

 

Unfortunately Dave is no longer with us, he passed away last year. 
I'm sure he'll be happy (and/or a little bit bemused!) that someone else is finding his intricate instructions on how to convert an MGF to LHD useful.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:16 PM

What a shame.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:38 PM

Tbh their probably one of the more comprehensive how to guides! Find an Mg fan club guide for the process, then read daves in tandem for the actual job!
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