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MG TF 80th Anniversary - Pics

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Sneaky Peaky, 11 Apr 2010.

  1. Sneaky Peaky

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jan 2003

    Posts: 2,499

    Location: Farnborough, Hants

    Couldn't resist the opportunity to take advantage of a bit of nice weather for a change so gave the car a good clean and popped out to take some new photies :)

    The car has just had it's cambelt service and has now done just over 17k since new and is running really nicely, great fun in this weather with the roof down. Am still considering changing it soon but may keep it for the rest of the summer and get something else for the winter..

    I recently changed the heater control unit over to the later type (a real pig of a job) and changed the HU to an Alpine Ipod one but other than that it is still all standard, a bit of a record for me tbh.. :o

    Hope you like the pics :)

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  2. grudas

    Capodecina

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    Location: West sussex

    that is a nice car dude.. love the interior.. and colour :) probably one of the nicest TF's i've seen
     
  3. alex24

    Capodecina

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    Yeah, that interior is great, nice wheels!
     
  4. ScarySquirrel

    Capodecina

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    Location: South East

    Interior looks lovely.
     
  5. Bluelion

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Jan 2008

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    Location: Southampton

    For all the stick which MG have received in recent years, that's one great looking 2-seater open-top, with a great looking interior. You've looked after it well :)
     
  6. Janesy B

    Caporegime

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    You should have taken that to Brooklands today ;)
     
  7. tom_nieto

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 11,234

    Location: Birmingham

    Gave mine a good clean inside and out this weekend. Looking good, although mine has done over 50k now :eek: Didn't do any driving with the roof up all week :D

    A very tidy example, unless you're really yearning for something right now, keep it for a few months, sell it while there is a bit of sun left and buy something in the winter while prices are lower.
     
  8. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 157,388

    God damn, had I known picture threads were acceptable again I'd have made one rather than hidden mine away in show us your motors :p
     
  9. Akira

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Love that interior but I'd have to do something about the gaps around the front bumper panel, they're all over the place! Looks lovely otherwise though.
     
  10. Sneaky Peaky

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jan 2003

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    Location: Farnborough, Hants

    Yeah I noticed that in the pics, will have to check that out !

    Oh bugger, didn't know pics where supposed to go in show us your motors now. Can someone move it please :)
     
  11. dalin80

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Apr 2007

    Posts: 3,467

    Well looked after ones actually drive very well too, iam not saying they dont have issues but as a whole the TF's (and F's to a degree) get a lot more hate then they deserve off folk who have never driven one thats been looked after.
     
  12. mast3r

    Mobster

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    Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire

    Very nice mate!
     
  13. Matt82

    Capodecina

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    looks like a nicely looked after MGF. still on its original head gasket?
     
  14. Nor

    Wise Guy

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    Lovely looking car. What engine?
     
  15. Sneaky Peaky

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jan 2003

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    Location: Farnborough, Hants

    TF, please ;) Still on orginal HG although has only done 17k so plenty of opportunity still. Have stuck some money away for the inevitable although the later cars do seem to be a bit more reliable on that front.

    Mines a TF160, so that's a theoretical sub 7 secs 0-60 and a true 33 MPG

    It also has the luxury of AC which is a rarity and suprisingly very useful even in a rag top :)
     
  16. Matt82

    Capodecina

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    is there a big difference between an F and TF? still the same rover underneith isnt it?
     
  17. Janesy B

    Caporegime

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    The suspension.
     
  18. Matt82

    Capodecina

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    ah so they finally got rid of hydragas
     
  19. Janesy B

    Caporegime

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    Yep.

    From wiki:

     
  20. Dogbreath

    Capodecina

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    Location: Devon

    There are a few important differences. The TF has coil springs vs the MGF's hydragas system, and the body was considerably stiffened up by the addition of some braces. The TF also has a quicker steering rack
     
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