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MG MGA - Engine Bay details
|I removed the front valence (vertical piece below the bulkhead) from the engine bay to paint it and clean up the nuts and bolts as part of my restoration. Oddly, I cannot find any exploded diagram that shows this panel piece or the proper layout of the clips for the fuel and brake lines. Does anyone have information on where I could view this? |
Also, I noticed that the steering rack is made of brass and I would like to detail that without painting it with the chassis black. Is it recommended to remove the steering rack for this purpose?
|Hey Steve, look up Todd Clarke and get one of his detailed books. ($20.00)? He has several drawings of the bulkhead and pipe layouts there on. Regards, Tom|
|Steve, fuel pipe routes over the top shelf, middle of the "car plate"|
Brake and clutch I've seen in Clausager both ways. I have them on the vertical panel, near the top. Others have routed them over the flat panel.
|Steve, I can get you a pic of mine, but it may not be entirely Kosher. I just finished the pipes.|
|See larger picture at middle of page here: |
Click for larger picture. I believe the detail here is very good and very original with correct pipe bends and all of the proper fasteners.
|The clutch pipe to m/c is a real pig. The area around the wiper terminals is crowded so mine runs high and skips the first clip. But nice if you can do it as per pic.|
For your pipes to be Kosher, the ends will have to be nipped off (LOL).
This thread was discussed between 11/05/2013 and 13/05/2013
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