MG LE50 New Shell Part 3
Third episode of our exclusive first world interview with Ed Braclik from
Frontline Developments. Ed talks about the ethos behind the work on the new
LE50 shell and announces when and where the first finished car will be seen
in public in November 2011.
Fitting a Revotec cooling fan
Fitting an electric fan upgrade to a 1959 Peerless Phase 1. This will
replace the mechanical fan fitted to the car's original TR3 engine. The fan
has considerably more suction, drawing a higher volume of air through the
radiator core -- and improving the cooling system's efficiency
considerably. Read the full step-by-step fitting guide in issue 204.
Cylinder head crack test
From our cylinder head Masterclass feature in issue 219. The cylinder head
is a cast iron head for Triumph TR4. These heads are prone to heat stress
cracks but they can be repaired as proven in our feature. Here, the head is
pressurised to 20psi or more and submerged in a heated tank of water at
75C. All engineering done by Hurley Engine Services, Bath, Somerset.
MGB engine bay refurb. Part 2
Location: CM workshop.
The finished MGB engine bay following blasting by Michael from Millar Soda
Blasting. Interview with Michael.
Classic MG Cars
In this programme we explore many of the historic MG vehicles which have
been in production for over 50 years and are some of the most iconic and
well-loved sports cars in motoring history. We also get up close and
personal with the personalities and car enthusiasts who make up the MG
Frontline MG LE50
We've been big fans of Frontline for a long time - for both the amazing
parts they produce to make MGs go, handle and stop better, and the awesome
cars they build for their customers. With the launch of MG LE50, their
awesome Mazda engined new project, it was a golden opportunity to go along
and chat to Tim and Ed about this groundbreaking new project.
British Motor Corporation Story
BMC was the largest British car company of its day, with (in 1952) 39
percent of British output, producing a wide range of cars under brand names
including Austin, Morris, MG, Austin-Healey and Wolseley as well as
commercial vehicles and agricultural tractors. The first chairman was Lord
Nuffield (William Morris) but he was replaced in August 1952 by Austin's
Leonard Lord who continued in that role until his 65th birthday in 1961 but
handing over, in theory at least, the managing director responsibilities to
his deputy George Harriman in 1956.
BMC's headquarters were at the Austin plant at Longbridge, near Birmingham
and Austin was the dominant partner in the group mainly because of the
chairman. The use of Morris engine designs was dropped within 3 years and
all new car designs were coded ADO from "Amalgamated Drawing Office". The
Longbridge plant was up to date, having been thoroughly modernised in 1951,
and compared very favourably with Nuffield's 16 different and often old
fashioned factories scattered over the English Midlands. Austin's
management systems however, especially cost control and marketing, were not
as good as Nuffield's and as the market changed from a shortage of cars to
competition this was to tell. The biggest-selling car, the Mini, was
famously analysed by Ford Motor Company who concluded that BMC must be
losing £30 on every one sold. The result was that although volumes held up
well throughout the BMC era, market share fell as did profitability and
hence investment in new models, triggering the 1966 merger with Jaguar Cars
to form British Motor Holdings (BMH), and three years later leading to the
government sponsored merger of BMH with Leyland Motor Corporation.
MGB | Buyer's Guide
MG expert and author of "British Cars in America" Jonathan Stein tells you
what to look for when buying an MGB. For more visit http://www.hagerty.com
1968 MGB Roadster Test Drive in Sonoma Wine Country
Visit http://www.leftcoastclassics.com/1968-mgb-roadster/ to see this 1968
MGB Roadster for sale from Left Coast Classics in Sonoma California.
Solid 1968 MGB Roadster for sale, just one owner until a year ago. Owned
from new by a couple in the Bay area until purchased by my client earlier
this year. The original owner worked at an MG dealership. It was his
wife's car and only used for local drives in their home town. The car
starts; runs and drives beautifully with smooth shifting, tight suspension,
excellent brakes and clean running quiet motor with plenty of oil pressure.
Truly amazing to find such an original gem.
Incredibly original and unaltered, right down to the emissions equipment on
the engine. Lovingly cared for. The only modifications are period speakers
installed in the rear bulkhead and an electric cooling fan added to the
radiator. Drives with a tightness and originality that you don't find on
restored cars. Has had one repaint of it's original primrose on a razor
straight, absolute rust-free body. The wheels still bear the factory paint
and car has a vintage Amco convertible top. Frame bag is included. Nice
chrome, trim, glass and even the original leather in beautiful condition.
Also includes both original issue black license plates.
Take a look at all the details as well as full photo gallery at the link
above and then give me a call with your best offer.
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