I sometimes wish I was one of those people who could document everything meticulously. You know the type – everything filed away, tasks scheduled, expenses catalogued and all that. Well I’m not that person, so I’m just going to roughly list what I bought at the fine MG & Triumph Spares Day at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. I bought the following:-
- Radiator and hoses
- Water pump
- Clutch Master Cylinder
- Electronic ignition, spark plugs, HT leads & Coil
- Oil Cooler and hoses
- Heater Control Knobs
- Heater clips
- Pair of Door Cards in Autumn leaf (second hand)
- Gearbox switches
- A bag of high tensile bolts
- A magnetic tray
I also put a deposit down on a pair of leather seats and a set of carpets in Autumn Leaf. I was a little bit organised in that I had a list but I was basically just doing a couple of laps of the stands and then buying what looked like good deals.
My partner in crime for the day was my old mate Phil who has a useful amount of knowledge of MGs accrued through owning three MGBs and a bunch of interesting classics. We’ve known each other since we were about five, so a little while and its always great to catch up, and very reassuring as I gulped about some of the larger purchases.
My take home message from the show was that its worth shopping around as the prices for parts varies quite a bit and although you have to be careful to check the quality of what you are buying, there are savings to be made.