Engine swap update

Hi All,

The 1600 has been successfully installed and actually started first time! I had cooling issues and read through numerous posts and in the end came to the conclusion it was a jammed Thermostat. This was odd though as the water pipe section came from the 1100 engine and was okay a couple of months ago. Sure enough it stayed shut when tested and the system worked fine without it.

Anyway I'll run it gently for a couple of days until I get a replacement and see what else falls off, fails or brakes in the meantime.....


Rear hub nut!

Sorry to create a new topic on something so dull, but having major snags with the rear hub nuts on the Libra- can someone confirm that they are both right hand threads each side?

I'm just passed the 'massive wrench and impact gun failed' stage and now thinking heat gun...

Many thanks, J.

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raceline wheel

Hi all

Im looking for one centre cap for a raceline GTM wheel to complete my set.

Please have a look at your pile of parts to help me out.

Regards Andrew.

MGF rear brake upgrade

Happy Sunday all,

Back again and onto the next job. Shes currently fitted with tiny Rover 200 rear calipers using a Talon adapter plate on the Metro uprights/hub with 240mm discs. Therefore, it's suffering badly from very front bias braking as I've got 4-pots upfront on 305mm disc.

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V37 in Complete Kitcar

Hi all,

as you can see fame in Complete Kitcar this month smiley

Regards Andrew

Hi, have just recently acquired this Coupe

Hi all have just bought this car - does anyone know anthing about it - it does have a hillclimb history - apparently  Steve


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Any Libras?

Hello all, following me flogging my v6 Libra last year I've regretted it ever since....

On this basis I'm seriously considering another...obviously unlikely to find another V6 but will consider anything.

Does anybody have anything they are looking to part with?

Thanks in advance.





Libra rear suspension ball joints


Loving my recent purchase of a Libra, but sadly she needs new rear suspension ball joints and so thought I'd summarise what I've found out so far and wonder if anyone can identify the ball joint required nearest the hub?

So far then, using the attached photo of the original drawing: (Please do correct me if I'm wrong!)

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Stoneleigh 2016


Anyone going this year. I hope to make for both days in good old V37



Libra refurb/upgrade

Hopefully there's still some people lurking on here! Bit gutted to see how quiet the forum has become - Anyway..

Got this a few weeks ago and quite excited to be a Libra owner again, even if there will be a bit of cash and pain before I get to drive it Smile It's Steve Garlands old car, owned by Roger for a while but luckily for me he didn't have time to start it!