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Finch661



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:25 pm    Post subject: Pancake Filters Reply with quote

last question for today (honest). are there any benifits of fitting pancake filters (those flat chrome ones) rather that standard paper ones?

cheers Evil or Very Mad
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Nic Jarman



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep your car standard. It's a lot easier to service if it is as the maker intended it to be. I found the HS4s would not richen enough to mess with the air filters.
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Finch661



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

did you try to change the needle? i was reading the midget restoration manual and it discussed that they changed the exhaust on the 1275/1500 to make it a lot quieter. i pulled up next to a MGB-GT, and the noise coming from the exhausts was amazing.... i would like a more grunty exhaust note (not in a boy racer way mind!!! Smile ) and hoped that maybe changing the filters would help
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victor 101



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Changing air filters wont effect the noise the exhaust makes, but might make the engine sound a little different.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah well. i might stick to the "if it aint broke dont fix it" idea
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 1500 has a standard exhaust on it and it gives a lovely little rasp when a bit of throttle is used. You will soon get sick of having to turn the radio up on long trips if you mess with exhaust/filters. Also while I am here, I keep hearing other people (MG owners club) whinging about the 1500 overheating but I do not have this problem even in heavy traffic (stuck for 1 hour on the M25). I think the reason is I use 10/40 semi oil and I have done away with the heater valve at the back end of the engine and put a straight through piece of hose. A double skin heat shield between the exhaust and carbs is a must.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my engine overheats as well. though i found that even with the heater in the cold position, the cab always became hot! i will pick up a new heat shield as my current one looks knackered!

it does have a nice roar when you open her up!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If some of your cooling tubes in the rad are blocked that will cause it to overheat.
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