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MG MGA - coupe door pillars

Hi agian, does anyone have a photo of an original coupe front door pillar showing the additional rubber sealing strips mentioned in the book Original MGA


thanks Gordon
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g c pugh

http://www.macgregorukcarparts.com/ The parts are listed on his website CALL HIM do not e-mail him.
Jones

Hi Cliff thanks for that I had seen the parts there, and have ordered them , it was the photo I need to see where they should go



Gordon
g c pugh

I also would like to know the exact position as my coupe was letting water in and making the carpets along the inside sill wet.
I have temporally bought some seals from Seals Direct www.sealsdirect.co.uk (self adehsive sold by the metre) which I have fitted in the positions as believed correct but would like to make sure they are in the right position.
Paul
1961 Mk2 Coupe (New to me this year)
Snowy Hertfordshire
P D Camp

Hi Paul , I think mine has at least one of original seals still in place , this is where it is currently placed

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Gordon

Just a thought, Terry Drinkwater recently totally rebuilt a Twin Cam Coupe. He can't be a million miles from you in Somerset. His email may be in the archives; he posts occasionally.

Steve
Steve Gyles

Hi Steve, didn't think of terry will give him a fing thanks


Gordon
g c pugh

Gordon this is what I did.
Cliff(SC)

Jones

Hi thanks for pic Cliff hadn't thought of that , and Terry if you read this I don't want to give a "fing" I'll probably give a "ring" instead which I'm sure you would prefer


Gordon
g c pugh

Thanks Gordon
Thats where I have put my replacement seals I also did a thinner one where cliff put his-- Belt & Braces !!
Just love the new Coupe which replaced my 1947 supercharged TC have so far done 3500 miles since march including a trip to the Le Mans Historic in July have just had a 5 speed gearbox installed such a difference at cruising speeds
Paul

P D Camp

Gordon.

I did look up fing in the dictionary but could not fink of a witty response.

Water getting in my doors is the least of my problems. The 4ft x 3ft permanently topless cockpit area gets me wet enough!

When you speak with Terry ask him if he has sorted his brakes out yet.

Steve



Steve Gyles

Hi Steve, now what was that floppy thing with windows in for again? oh yes it was probably the hood which someone spent hours designing just to keep you dry and what do you do ?? lol


ps thet actualy put hoods on planes in the end please tell me you didn't do that with your lightning lol


Gordon


g c pugh

Gordon - just had a look at your photo, alas your seal isn't an original part. As discussed, there was one fitted vertically on the lower part of the screen pillar and sealed the gap between the door and pillar (I have only seen one coupe with one fitted) They are a squashed diamond shape and made of a closed cell soft rubber/neoprene type material. Most UK coupes suffered with corrosion in this area and the seals probably fell off early in the cars life. I think it is shown in the parts catalogue.

Terry
Terry Drinkwater

Hi Terry thanks for looking, will check in my parts book


gordon
g c pugh

Hi Terry, I looked in my parts book but could not see it. Can you point us at a page and number? Thanks, Mark
M Wellard

Hi Mark , a couple of places seem to supply these parts this page is from Moss of the USA the other is Anglo Parts

http://www.mossmotors.com/Shop/ViewProducts.aspx?PlateIndexID=29237

items 12 and 13


gordon
g c pugh

This is the coupe door seal I got from McGregor a couple of years ago. It has a hollow bulb.

His instructions for installing it can be found in the archive at
http://www2.mgcars.org.uk/cgi-bin/gen5?runprog=mgbbs&access=&mode=archiveth&subject=6&subjectar=6&thread=200404021604173640

There is also a block that goes near the top.


John DeWolf

Thanks for the info everyone, most helpful.
M Wellard

Hi here of some photos supplied by John Barrett they are of an original twin cam coupe showing the missing pieces

g c pugh

No 2

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and no 3

g c pugh

Looking at inage #3 I see the same seal up in back of the weather seal that I am using. Do you have a close up of the seal on the door in the same image
Thanks: Cliff(SC)
Jones

Hi Cliff, John said it was the same as the vertical one on the door pillar but I don't think there was anything there originaly



Gordon
g c pugh

Gordon,
The position of these two particular seals has vexed me for a number of years & I thank you for raising the subject. Regretfully I'm none the wiser.
Does the triangular seal fit on the door pillar as in picture 1&2 or on the door as it appears in picture 3?
Nice to see that you are finally back on track. I think a lot of us thought that the Froggie had got you.
Rod.
R Fisher

Hi Rod, been back in the fold for a while now, just watching and learning mostly, as I understand all the seals were on the pillar and not on the door



Gordon
g c pugh

Anglo parts show this small seal as shown. In my coupe I've run the door seal all the way around the opening without the special seal and don't seem to have any water ingress onto carpet areas. I'm not sure how the water can cross the rubber seal onto the carpet.

J H Cole

Thanks for the images Gordon I have fitted the seal (similar from Seals Direct)as per pic 3 and a small semi horizontal seal across the a pillar as per gordons first image. Seems to work
Paul
P D Camp

Hi Paul that's okay, my car never gets wet so I wouldn't know if it leaks or not lol


gordon
g c pugh

This thread was discussed between 29/10/2008 and 04/11/2008

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