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Old 20th June 2019, 03:24   #10461
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How can ’genuine MG Rover’ parts still be available so long after they have gone bottom’s up?? It is about time this caper was called out for wha it is:- not genuine parts. The parts that were produced for MGRover have long gone. Now, if they by chance say:- these are of the same design and are the same specification as MGRover parts,then that would be a true statement of fact that could be tested in a court of law. If people want to believe all the guff surrounding the spare parts for our cars, then let them. Perhaps I am more of a suspecting nature than other people.
I think you will like this picture. Read the origin on the label on the bag then check out the label on the switch inside.

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Old 20th June 2019, 13:47   #10462
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Thumbs down Not surprised by that at all. Been there, seen that many times.

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I think you will like this picture. Read the origin on the label on the bag then check out the label on the switch inside.

Not surprised by that at all. Been there, seen that many times.

Over the past two decades plus at least, the Country of Manufacture on the Alloy Wheels of my Rovers and MGs shows a wide range of origin.

Made in Poland ( ZS 17" Straights ) Made in Hungary, Made in Italy ( MGF VVC Wheels ) and wait for it, the oldest wheels ... MADE IN BRITAIN ... ABINGDON Alloy Wheels :~



Other major components made in Spain, France, Germany and ... CHINA. There have been others I cannot remember.

We as a Nation used to make all this stuff in house providing employment, both jobs and careers, for many not the few. Where did it all go right?
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It has to be made to make sense... with emphasis on MADE in GB
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Old 20th June 2019, 15:58   #10463
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I think you will like this picture. Read the origin on the label on the bag then check out the label on the switch inside.

I bet the label on the bag was made in the UK lol

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Old 20th June 2019, 15:58   #10464
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Not surprised by that at all. Been there, seen that many times.

Over the past two decades plus at least, the Country of Manufacture on the Alloy Wheels of my Rovers and MGs shows a wide range of origin.

Made in Poland ( ZS 17" Straights ) Made in Hungary, Made in Italy ( MGF VVC Wheels ) and wait for it, the oldest wheels ... MADE IN BRITAIN ... ABINGDON Alloy Wheels :~



Other major components made in Spain, France, Germany and ... CHINA. There have been others I cannot remember.

We as a Nation used to make all this stuff in house providing employment, both jobs and careers, for many not the few. Where did it all go right?
Just to add one for your list John, mine were made in Turkey.

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Old 20th June 2019, 15:59   #10465
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Hi,my Gridspokes were made in Turkey!Regards Ry.....
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Old 20th June 2019, 16:09   #10466
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Oh yes Folks. Got three sets of 18" Gridspokes... Yes, I remember now ... TURKEY.

The old memory is not what it was. My excuse old age and I'm sticking to it .. Talking about memory, some years ago, a Guy working in South Wales involved making alloy wheels posted his job was lost and the process moved out of UK.

All my Gridspokes needed refurbishing. Not from kerbing damage, but, simply because of lifting of the protective paint exposing bare metal to all the road filth, salt and rain.



Worse on the unseen inner side of the wheels. Look much nicer now they've been refurbished.

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Old 20th June 2019, 21:04   #10467
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Hi Richard. Yes,there were lots of things eventually made for our cars abroad. The point is, if you want say a nut and bolt, you get them coming in from all over the world,mostly China, because they can throw them out by the million. Not that they are really anywhere near as good as ones that you can get made in this country. Problem being, the quality is about 10% of the quality of those made here. Price wise they are about one quarter of the price of those made here. The old saying ‘you pays your money and take your choice still applies’
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It's that time of year for the battery maintainer to come off, give her a damn good snowfoaming & drive around the service road out back.


Starts first time & runs perfick. Blimey! is she low down to the ground when you haven't sat in it for a while.





















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Changed the lower engine mounting again.
At the 3rd attempt , all is well.
1st attempt was fitting a poly bush with the original insert and it was terrible, lots of vibes , rattles and clunking on gear changes.
2nd attempt was poly bush with metal insert , same result as 1st attempt.
3rd attempt , fitted one from mat and pleased to report no more rattles , no vibes and gear changes are nice and smooth.

There is no damage on the poly bush and the only difference I can find is the width of the poly bush is 1.5mm wider and sits slightly proud of the insert

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Old 21st June 2019, 15:56   #10470
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Oh yes Folks. Got three sets of 18" Gridspokes... Yes, I remember now ... TURKEY.

The old memory is not what it was. My excuse old age and I'm sticking to it .. Talking about memory, some years ago, a Guy working in South Wales involved making alloy wheels posted his job was lost and the process moved out of UK.

All my Gridspokes needed refurbishing. Not from kerbing damage, but, simply because of lifting of the protective paint exposing bare metal to all the road filth, salt and rain.



Worse on the unseen inner side of the wheels. Look much nicer now they've been refurbished.

Might be of interest....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...lands-47143459
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