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Old 19-07-2018, 07:47 PM   #46
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Looking good mate. Great colour scheme. All looks good.

Question. How do you plan to run the Speedo? You have the ZR gearbox which the Speedo sensor has been blanked off. It would normally use the ABS rings for the Speedo. You can swap this for a MG F cable drive to run Mini clocks or a early Rover 200 has an electronic Speedo and sensor in box.
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Old 19-07-2018, 08:02 PM   #47
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Cheers Andy, going to run a cable as I've bought an MGF instrument cluster as you have suggested, but I think I will need to get one specially made
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Old 19-07-2018, 08:12 PM   #48
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Do yourself a favour and get rid of that plastic throttle body and replace it for either a regular 48mm alloy one or upgrade to a 52mm alloy one, itíll only start sticking, theyíre pineapple.


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Old 19-07-2018, 08:14 PM   #49
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But I have Dan...Honest! It's black because I painted it
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Old 20-07-2018, 07:30 AM   #50
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Old 20-07-2018, 11:35 AM   #51
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Not certain of this but either Dan or Garv should be able to confirm, the Rover Metro Speedo cable should fit both the MG F Speedo drive and MG F clocks.
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Old 20-07-2018, 07:43 PM   #52
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That would be great if it does, cheers Andy
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Old 20-07-2018, 09:20 PM   #53
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I seem to amassed a garage full of the black plastic ones if every you feel the need to downsize
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Old 21-07-2018, 06:44 PM   #54
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Old 21-07-2018, 06:54 PM   #55
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I can't believe I have done the most stupidest thing now put right in the next picture



Sorted out the throttle cable today. Bought an Mpi cable but couldn't get any adjustment so made the bracket about an inch and quarter longer and shaped it to clear the inlet.





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Old 24-08-2018, 06:12 PM   #56
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Been sorting out a few things like the huge movement on the gear lever, so extended the space between the ball and bottom link in the hope of achieving a quickshift movement, but needs to be longer to be anything like the Kad quickshift on my old Mini linkage.







Also sorted the clutch cable and added a form of adjustment. Had to cut a slot in the brass fitting to allow the end the cable to move up and over the hook on the pedal.





And made up my own speedo cable to mate up to an MGF mk1 vvc cluster and a PG1 box.



Started out with a Maestro cable and bought a m18x1.5 knurled nut, but had to drill the hole out to 14mm, and filed down the bottom fitting to fit the nut. That sorted the bottom end.





For the top end I bought a crimp on adaptor with a 2.6mm square end. Unfortunately the plastic fixing on the Maestro is designed for a speedo with the slot at the bottom for the cable to hook on, and the MGF's at the top, so I cut two slots each side of the plastic fitting with my trusty angle grinder and a thin cutting disc. Then made a crude clip from a bit of wire, looks naff but does the job









Just a heads up if you're thinking doing this, make sure the gear on the speedo drive is butt up against the housing when fitted to the speedo.



The lengths for this one is: Outer cable including fittings at each end is 49 3/4 and 50 3/4" total for the inner cable.

That's another 2 steps closer
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Old 30-08-2018, 09:49 AM   #57
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I like that clutch cable adjuster!
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Old 31-08-2018, 01:17 AM   #58
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I like this build. Some good work. The cable adjuster is a clever idea but not really needed as the cable is self adjusting already.
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I like this build. Some good work. The cable adjuster is a clever idea but not really needed as the cable is self adjusting already.


I used some washers to remove the slack and move the bite point to somewhere I wanted it, my bite point used to be really low.


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Old 31-08-2018, 07:02 PM   #60
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Cheers harrison541, I used a 3/4" BSP fitting, I think it measures something like an inch...never did understand plumbing sizes

Andy, the main reason for making it adjustable was to make it easier to fit the cable, also as Dan pointed out, it takes up a bit of slack giving a higher biting point.
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