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19 hours ago, gummy said:

Oh but that is the rubber bumper model - the car I mean 

The plastic bumper dress up was a mistake, but BMC (Leyland) were good at that sort of stuff. The classic look below, identical to mine except I had black interior.......

 

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2 minutes ago, Transam said:

The plastic bumper dress up was a mistake, but BMC (Leyland) were good at that sort of stuff. The classic look below, identical to mine except I had black interior.......

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Nice car and like the Spitfire the stying and fun factor were great however reliability was the problem.  Then along came the Miata and put the British brands to rest.

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1 hour ago, billywillyjones said:

Nice car and like the Spitfire the stying and fun factor were great however reliability was the problem.  Then along came the Miata and put the British brands to rest.

I have had many BMC (Leyland) cars over the years, but to be fair I don't think they had a bad reliability problem, rust yes, but so did the opposition..

BMC's problem, as someone who fiddled around with them, was the continued use of the SU carb, when Ford used a far simpler down draft system. I even stuck down draft Weber on my ol' Mini....Lucas' electrics were questionable, but easily fixed..

If we look at it another way, if you get a problem with a modern car, you really do have a problem getting it fixed, no just changing the points now....?

 

 

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1 minute ago, Transam said:

I have had many BMC (Leyland) cars over the years, but to be fair I don't think they had a bad reliability problem, rust yes, but so did the opposition..

BMC's problem, as someone who fiddled around with them, was the continued use of the SU carb, when Ford used a far simpler down draft system. I even stuck down draft Weber on my ol' Mini....Lucas' electrics were questionable, but easily fixed..

True but how many people want these probems and want to break down somewhere a few times and then have them fixed. Reliability was a big problem and this is why they are now extinct.  

It sound like you have the knowledge and patience to fix the vehicles but 99 percent of the buyers do not.

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2 hours ago, billywillyjones said:

True but how many people want these probems and want to break down somewhere a few times and then have them fixed. Reliability was a big problem and this is why they are now extinct.  

It sound like you have the knowledge and patience to fix the vehicles but 99 percent of the buyers do not.

Most rides of the BMC era had their problems, I can't think of any that were trouble free, though I suppose most of the Ford range were ahead in the reliability stakes.

Today, I would suggest that Japanese rides are more reliable than others, but as I said, if you get a problem it may not be an easy fix. 

My American car, I converted it to use a Toyota alternator which used poly-V belt.......?

 

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On 7/9/2021 at 11:14 PM, chrisblessing said:

After owning both a 1967 MGB and 1964 Land Rover I swore off ever owning a British vehicle again. Positive earthing was supposed to be a cure for frame corrosion but not only failed at that, made it impossible to add any after-market electronics, radio/tape player (I think I just dated myself), lights, horns, etc. I suspect the current iteration, Chinese origin notwithstanding, is a far superior car.

I think you dated yourself in the first sentance 555

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On 8/5/2021 at 11:53 AM, Transam said:

The plastic bumper dress up was a mistake, but BMC (Leyland) were good at that sort of stuff. The classic look below, identical to mine except I had black interior.......

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Similar looking to my Spitty.

Same wire wheels, although obviously missing the levers on the side to lift open the bonnet.

 

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On 7/23/2021 at 11:30 AM, Bluesofa said:

That was obviously the reason they bought they MG name, to lure people into thinking it was a trustworthy product.

Who is fooled into thinking they are buying a real MG ?

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42 minutes ago, Henryford said:

Who is fooled into thinking they are buying a real MG ?

They are doing this with many brands.  They are really buying the name and limited technology.  They will either cheapen the products and take the profits or actually try to build a quality product and preserve the name more like what was done with Benelli.

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1 hour ago, Henryford said:

Who is fooled into thinking they are buying a real MG ?

Not everyone might be aware of what has happened with the company name being sold off. Some might be under the impression MG has moved into a different market but not be aware it's Chinese.

Why else would a Chinese company have bought only the name? Plus it sounds better than Flying Pigeon brand.

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2 minutes ago, Bluesofa said:

Not everyone might be aware of what has happened with the company name being sold off. Some might be under the impression MG has moved into a different market but not be aware it's Chinese.

Why else would a Chinese company have bought only the name? Plus it sounds better than Flying Pigeon brand.

..........and use MG performance history to fool folk with their ad campaign...😣

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Digressing slightly about MG now being Chinese.

Yesterday my wife asked if I'd ever heard of Haval, as she was looking at an advert for a hybrid.
I hadn't, but after googling I find it's another Chinese brand (from 2013).
That put my wife off, as she too now realises to avoid any Chinese goods.

source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haval_(marque) 

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2 minutes ago, Bluesofa said:

Digressing slightly about MG now being Chinese.

Yesterday my wife asked if I'd ever heard of Haval, as she was looking at an advert for a hybrid.
I hadn't, but after googling I find it's another Chinese brand (from 2013).
That put my wife off, as she too now realises to avoid any Chinese goods.

source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haval_(marque) 

Apart from telephones and routers I guess

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4 minutes ago, Bluesofa said:

Ah yes, the all Chinese iPhone?
The Huawei router came with the AIS package, so they're probably snitching on me right now:
Now hear this - I always thought thought the Great Walls of China made ice cream.

Great strawberry flavour. What ever happened to Lyons ice cream ? did that get bought up by Gery ? Nope just checked it is even worse than the Chinese, its now French

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36 minutes ago, Bluesofa said:

Ah yes, the all Chinese iPhone?
The Huawei router came with the AIS package, so they're probably snitching on me right now:
Now hear this - I always thought thought the Great Walls of China made ice cream.

I used to go to Shenzhen twice each year and loved gadget shopping on Huaqiangbei. 

You'd see the white pristine sealed iPad boxes stacked up to the ceiling in little shops with one to test on the counter. And when you switched it on it showed:

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8 minutes ago, Lowseasonlover said:

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That is exactly how my 1964 offering looked, except no luggage rack...😊

The MGB must have been the best selling car in MG's history, even though it was under the British Motor Corporation (BMC) flag.

BMC 1800cc engine, same engine in BMC saloon cars, tweaked with twin carbs, cam and of course its light weight made it quite sporty for the era. Early models had a 3 main bearing crank, think it was upgrade to 5 in 1965.......Rust, that's another story..

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On 8/3/2021 at 3:10 PM, Daley said:

I guess the Chinese ability to copy & replicate things isn’t doing them any favours here.

Funnily enough you mention a wooden dashboard fire, I had a brand new Mini ( I know, I know, glutton for punishment) & decided to have a walnut dash fitted & one of those central Peco exhausts. The main dealer did the work & when I’d driven about 5 miles away smoke came billowing out of the vents. I took it straight back & was told not to worry, it happens ??

God invented day and Lucas invented night....

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