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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - 1500 Wiper wheel box

I have just been trying to fitting the wiper boxes on a 1500 with round wiper motor i have new bezels etc but the shaft out of the wiper box seems too short i have never had them fitted before the boxes etc were supplied by the PO i was wondering if i have the correct wheel box see pic

mark (1977 1500 Midget) Preston Lancs

forgot to add part no lucas 72919a 2wb
mark (1977 1500 Midget) Preston Lancs

Mark: I hope the wheelboxes you put in are decent quality. One of mine is a repro part and it gave way in the torrential rain on the way home from midget 50. On close inspection it was confirmed that it was indeed manufactured from material resembling over ripe Brie. So soft that it proved as good as useless...
David Cox

they would appear to be off a MGBGT has anyone got a used pair they want to sell i am a bit worried about the quality of new ones
mark (1977 1500 Midget) Preston Lancs

<< i am a bit worried about the quality of new ones >>

be afraid!

I am growing more frustrated generally by shoddy repro parts
David Cox

got wheel boxes need to know is the drive cable at the bottom or top of wheel box
mark (1977 1500 Midget) Preston Lancs

on the 1275 the cable is on the top

almost certain that the 1500 is the same


Norm
Norm Kerr

what year did they start fitting self park on midgets as mine is a 1977 and only has four wires to motor 4 live 1 earth1 5 1st speed 3 2nd speed and nothing to self park no 2 contact is that right haynes seem to only show self park on 79 wiring diagram
mark (1977 1500 Midget) Preston Lancs

There was a previous thread on 'self-parking motors'.

See if this link works: http://www.british-cars.org/mg-midget-sprite-technical-bbs/newbiewith-unstopable-wipers-20090722092836305.htm

My 1500 is a '76 model. Single speed windscreen wipers - and they are self-parking.
Andy Hock

i have worked out that the po has opted to make it twin speed with out parking by fitting twin speed switch and using the parking wire instead of fitting a new wire so will have to add parking wire
mark (1977 1500 Midget) Preston Lancs

This thread was discussed between 14/06/2011 and 18/06/2011

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