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MG MGA - Cut down windscreen ..radius of corners..

Steve Gyles...about to get a laminated windscreen cut down to the 10.75in height you mentioned...can you advise the radius of the top corners . I guessed about 70mm but would appreciate your advice before the irreversible happens .
Neiil
Neil Ferguson

Hi Neil

I am afraid I am away from home and the MGA for another 10 days, so cannot help you in the immediate future.

Steve
Steve Gyles

Steve..thanks for getting back to me. Bob West is putting together the side and bottom frame pieces for me and I will ask him the same question .
How can you live without the car for such an enormous amount of time? I imagined you had a bed in the garage..
Neil Ferguson

Neil

Family duties called, unfortunately. Looking after my daughter's 13 week old field spaniel while she, her partner and triplets take a 2 week break in California! Alright for some.

Steve
Steve Gyles

Neil

The main benefit of being parted from my MGA is that my daughter's partner put me on the insurance for his Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic and told me to enjoy it. The only thing he did not do was to leave me his credit card for petrol! At 12 mpg I am not going far in it, but had a quick spin this morning. Amazing. acceleration reminded me of putting the burners in on my fighter. I had a quick burn up the M1 for 10 miles. Nothing stayed with me when I put my foot down. The sound from the exhaust was to be believed.

Oh well, I guess I can dream.

Steve
Steve Gyles

Steve....You are being unfaithfull! You have left a middle aged but lovely petite and low maintenance midlands girl back home and are out gallivanting with a young big breasted and expensive Italian.
Neil
Neil Ferguson

Neil

I wish........................

Just been looking at some of my photos. I don't appear to have much of a radius on the windscreen. I think the choice is yours. I think I would prefer bit more of a cutaway round the edge.

http://www.mgaroadster.co.uk/mga_sports_windscreen.htm

Steve

Steve Gyles

Steve.....Thanks for advice. I am going to use 70mm radius ( approx 3in ). I did a paper cutout and it looks balanced.
....and has the tide in the Irish Sea totally gone out ....I can see Ireland!!
Neil
PS I was born and raised in Liverpool and also lived back in NWest ( home in Chester) for 2 years late 90s..recognise those views and the huge tide!
Neil Ferguson

Neil

Ah, a Pom. The secret is out!

Granny's Bay near the White Church in Lytham looking south towards Southport. In my 19 years up here I can count the number of times I have seen the tide in on 2 hands.

Steve

Steve Gyles

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