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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:46 am 
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ABS?

How much power output do they claim?

NB. My Mk1's rear lights point backwards, not sideways

With a bit of work, they could well be worth about £45k when they're finished


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:55 am 
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Peter Laidler wrote:
Frontline MGB........ nope, never seen one either. And you'd think that living in the ancestral home of MG, where hundreds, from all(?) over the world gather every Summer, including from Oz and the USA, that you'd see one of the 86grand Frontlines. Nope, not around these parts!


Funnily enough, I saw one yesterday. Not on the road being used and enjoyed however but locked up in a dealer's showroom, for sale with a very low mileage - presumably because the owner had got bored with it? I wonder what the market is for such a car. I have an original 1960s MGB which I love and would drive anywhere. Its age and obvious limitations are part of its appeal to me. It is authentic AND only worth about one tenth the price of the Frontline offering.

What I really don't understand is that people buy such "upgraded" cars on the basis that the modern mechanicals make them better suited to modern driving - and then hardly ever drive them while I'd covered 60 miles or so perfectly happily running about in my slightly shabby and rattly original during the day....


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:29 am 
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Shabby no-no thats Patina. ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:15 am 
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Nick W wrote:
They look very poor....
Head bolts uneven
Engine paint rough
Wobbly metal work ( where front wings spot welded)
Front panel ( too many spare holes)
Boot lid cover big gaps
Boot seal poor fit
Halford rear lights.....etc etc

Well at that sort of money its all a bit laughable in my opinion



What a let down, possibly decent enough marketing campaign, but the product doesnt back it up

Quite surprised to see no sound insulation underside of bonnet or on the bulkhead, such a simple omission tells me the the people behind the scenes have no idea what a luxury mini should be like.

ALL FUR COAT AND NO NICKERS !!! :lol:

ps the row of head studs are all over the place far right in particular

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:33 am 
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Polarsilver wrote:
Shabby no-no thats Patina. ;)


I think that depends on whether you're buying or selling!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:41 am 
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nick@dunsdale wrote:

ps the row of head studs are all over the place far right in particular


that stud is longer on an a plus engine so that you can fit a coil bracket on top of the head nut and another nut on top to hold the bracket

they are actually a very handy thing to fit to both ends of the head on tuned (or unreliable!) engines as it means you can fit a sykes pickavent engine lifter on without distubing any head nut torques

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:24 pm 
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rich@minispares.com wrote:
that stud is longer on an a plus engine so that you can fit a coil bracket on top of the head nut and another nut on top to hold the bracket

they are actually a very handy thing to fit to both ends of the head on tuned (or unreliable!) engines as it means you can fit a sykes pickavent engine lifter on without distubing any head nut torques


Agreed! Although I go with one installed at the front centre and use one of the L shaped eyes.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:32 am 
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The LED rear lights do smack of Halfords Vauxhall Corsa customization, not classy at all :o

How are these being registered, as new cars with an IVA?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:14 am 
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I guess like the Frontline MGs, they use a donor ID from an original car.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:22 pm 
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rich@minispares.com wrote:
nick@dunsdale wrote:

ps the row of head studs are all over the place far right in particular


that stud is longer on an a plus engine so that you can fit a coil bracket on top of the head nut and another nut on top to hold the bracket

they are actually a very handy thing to fit to both ends of the head on tuned (or unreliable!) engines as it means you can fit a sykes pickavent engine lifter on without distubing any head nut torques



Ah ha I see I stand corrected lol, just looked a little odd.

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