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Just Got Myself A 1995 1.4 Twin Cam K3 
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We have just rebounded the rear screen in my sons K3 using this 1hour bond..... took ages to clean and prep the screen, but following the instructions fitting was quite easy and to date all previous problems of water ingress have gone. For the cost well worth the try I'd have thought.
http://www.waysideadhesives.com/Masterb ... 7_prod.php
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:23 pm
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Hello J,
The windscreen can only be bonded in. It adds strength to the structure. The white appearing in the corner of the screen I think is due to the edge of the laminated screen pressing against the frame when being driven. This then turns white. I had to have a screen replaced and they would not warranty it because there was insufficient space around the glass. I improved the clearance with a small grinder before they fitted the screen. It was better but not perfect. Good luck. Howard


Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:07 pm
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Howard

Many thanks, that’s very helpful.


I’ve been away campering in in Balloch & Luss since Thursday and when I got back late morning, a wee present awaited me and in my excitement ran outside in my Sunday best and proceeded to trial fit the MGF calipers to the K3.

They fitted first time and I was having concerns about clearance with the standard 13” wheels, but should not have worried about that, so I now have vented front brakes for much cheapness - I hope the MGF rear calipers that I’ve ordered are as easy to fit, as the standard GTM handbrake set up is useless as I found when I bought the car :lol:

All the other parts needed to get the front end back together and finished are ordered - hydragas spheres, brake hoses, various bolts and not forgetting the new Metro radiator that didn’t think that I would need, as I was going to fit a MGF one; however, it seemed to much modification to the front frame to make it work at this time.


Has anyone fitted MGF mk2 front seats into a K3 and if so, were they an easy job? I wish I could get the Rover GTI ones I’ve got modified to fit, but it’s not an easy task by the looks of it :cry:

http://www.metropower.org.uk/media/howtoguides/coupeseats/coupeseats.pdf.pdf


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Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:56 pm
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Well, another day working on the K3 and it’s two steps forward and one back.

Got more work done on finishing off fitting the front subframe, installed 2 hydragas spheres, most of the brake components were removed, checked over & refitted, checked over all electrical connections and went over the the water system only to find that the hoses are all shot and surprise, surprise, I cannot find part numbers for replacement of the ones at the radiator.

In addition to that, I tried for about two hours to refit the front clam, only to find that even more brackets need to be removed from the MGF subframe, so most of today’s endeavours will need to be undone then redone after the grinder has done its stuff :roll:

I also managed to get agood look at the back end and it looks like I’ll be replacing the subframe there too - more work that it didn’t want, need or expect.


Tomorrow, hopefully will be a better day.


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Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:21 pm
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Well, today is worse than yesterday.

After fitting all of the hydro gas spheres and associated but, it seems that I am missing 2 no spacers and springs that I obviously didn’t get with the spheres, nor were they present when I stripped the old ones, so I’ve had to order them and next weekend will be groundhog day for me.

I’ve had a closer look at the rear subframe and it should be ok after a pressure wash to get me through the MOT and after that, I’ll go down the route of a full MG TF rear end to do away with the full hydragas system and give better hub location due to the addition of proper trailing arms; however, i still need to figure out how to fit the MGF rear calipers to the Metro hubs - has anyone done this?

I’ve given up for the day, as I am totally hacked off!!!



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Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:13 pm
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hi
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i still need to figure out how to fit the MGF rear calipers to the Metro hubs - has anyone done this?


this has been done
have you seen

mgf-rear-calipers-t2160.html

handbrake-t104.html

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Paul

Many thanks, that’s a great help and it’s not as difficult as I had envisaged; though I’ll have to reverse the calipers as the Metro ones are fitted ahead of the hubs whilst the MGF ones are fitted aft.


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here is some photos of my MGF rear calipers on my car


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Well, today was rather productive, given that the weather was all over the place.

I managed to strip the front hydragas spheres and fit the spacers and springs that I didn’t know were needed, which didn’t take me as long as I envisaged. As a result, it gave me time to have a go at fitting the MGF rear calipers and carriers a smart after opening up the existing mounting holes in the hubs, managed to get everything bolted up; however, the bracket for the handbrake cable is mighty close to the subframe, so I’ll have to do a wee search on here to see if there is a simple solution.

The heavens opened and due to not being able to go outside, I sat in the garage with one of the Rover GTi seats and a Metro Seats and stripped both to see if they would be interchangable and, yes they are - the drivers seat is now both better looking and far more comfortable :D

Once the rain stopped, I managed to get a good look at all hoses that pass through the cabin, as there is very little interior left and I think that I will renew all water ones just to be on the safe side.


Finally, I got the front clam bolted onto the new subframe and adjusted for a good fit, then played about fitting the new headlights, so I’m quite pleased with my efforts today.


I have uploaded some more photos from the last few days work onto the link on the first post and will try figure out how to get them to show on each post on here.

https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ar2tD43upTMfji_OUxehQC6OUi4C


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Good stuff, jaybee.
Some days seem like 1 step forward and 2 steps backward...
But others, when all goes better than expected, give a huge positive boost to get the project finished.

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