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MG MGA - Timing chain cover

Calling Steve Giles. Way back in October last year I read a thread in which you mentioned that you had two spare late MGA used timing chain covers with the rubbber oil seal as opposed to the felt type. Can I ask you if you might still have one of them left which is surplus to your requirements. If not would you know where I can source one out. Tks Steve.
F Camilleri

Unfortunately they have gone. Cam took the last one.

I am sure they are readily available from MGB spares suppliers and/or Ebay. I will contact the MGB spares shop that I know and come back to you.

If you are going down that route it's worth looking out for the one with the timing marks on top of the cover, rather than underneath. Makes timing so much easier.

Cheers

Steve.
Steve Gyles

Yes - thanks Steve.
F - I am going to the Tatton Park show this weekend which has a large autojumble - will look out for another - cheers Cam
PS - have you got a moving date yet Steve?
Cam Cunningham

The big move south is 24 June. Taking a rented apartment while we look for a double garage and workshop with an attached house. Everything I think I need for the MGA during the next 6 months is packed in the car, although I am struggling to find room for the original engine and gearbox! However, got the trolley jack and toolbox in the passenger well. Plenty of room behind the seats as I have no hood.

Now where will the engine hoist go?

Hope Neil is okay in the Lake District. 12 dead and 25 injured in the shootings.

Sorry, off topic. Will also be looking out for a cover tomorrow.

Steve
Steve Gyles

Tks very much Steve. You were quick to reply to my query. Tks also to Cam Cunningham. I shall be grateful for all your efforts. I'm no so keen on a cover with the timing marks at the top as I would like to keep everything on the car as original as can be. The late MGA cover, as I,m sure you both know, is identical to mine except for the rubber oil seal instead of the felt.
By any chance, does Ken Clay from the forum live near one of you. He is coming over to Malta next week and if you do find a cover I will ask him to contact you to collect it for me.

Frank
F Camilleri

Frank

There are a number on UK Ebay at the moment. This guy has about 10 and wants 15 plus postage, worldwide.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MG-MGB-and-MGB-GT-Timing-Cover-Good-Used-/120334465157?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item1c047e3885

Steve
Steve Gyles

Steve Giles, thank you very much for your info re the timing chain cover with the rubber oil seal for my mga. I bought a used early mgb cover from the guy you indicated on ebay. At the moment I am waiting for it to arrive. Should be here in the next 4 or 5 days. Total cost for the cover 25.

Frank
F Camilleri

Frank

You will have to use the MGB oil thrower on the front of the crankshaft. I understand from others that the saucer shaped MGA version gets chewed up with the MGB cover.

Steve
Steve Gyles

Well done Frank - there were none at the Tatton Park autojumble suprisingly
Cam Cunningham

Yes Steve, you are perfectly right about the oil thrower. I already have an mgb oil thrower ready to install with this cover. Thanks again Steve, and thanks Cam for your trouble.

Frank

F Camilleri


Steve--if there were no women in the world, we'd all have a 1 room apartment over a 40 car garage!
JM Morris

Steve Giles
I have recently bought an MGB timing cover and MGA rubber oil seal to replace the old felt one and wondered why I need to replace the MGA oil thrower with the MGB one.Having looked on the Moss site, the part numbers look the same.What's different?

Steve A.
S Ash

Steve

Have a look at Barney's page on the subject, especially the final 6 paragraphs beginning 'Addendum March 2009': http://www.mgaguru.com/mgtech/engine/cs201.htm

Steve
Steve Gyles

Steve G.

Thanks for that info,I wondered why the part numbers were the same.Barney's site sure is a mine of information.

Steve A.
S Ash

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