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MG TD TF 1500 - Aftermarket Valve Cover?

Can anyone tell me anything about this valve cover? Period accessory? Dealer supplied? Maker? Thanks.....

Bill Reid

There were several after market suppliers of these alloy covers. I have a different one made by Doretti. Contemporary magazines / journals will be the best source of information, unless someone out there happens to recognise it.
Dave H
Dave Hill

It's an Arnolt product

Rod Brayshaw

I have that one. The recess in the crest has red paint that looks original. The breather is supposed to have a hose that runs up to an oil bath air filter.

I just have an ugly hose running down past the block.'s on the list of stuff to clean up.

Bill it is a after market.

You will need to hunt around to find it on the site.

JWP Policastro

I had one here at one time. It looks the same as yours Bill. I added the red. I'd say Rod's is different. Notice the raised bosses for the studs.

MG LaVerne


I've got the matching side cover.



Thanks...found it in one of the magazines, but it was identified only as aftermarket, no manufacturer indicated.
Bill Reid

Years ago, Moss used to sell repros of these.
J K Barter

Coffin cover

They do repro the side cover
W. A. Chasser Jr

I have one of these, and the matching side cover, on my car since I acquired it in 1977. Never knew it was an Arnolt item. Thanks for the insight.

John Quilter (TD8986)

Peter Edney still offers a new one. Has no breather and is expensive (₤150).

Gord Clark
Rockburn, Qué.
Gord Clark

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