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MG TD TF 1500 - Vokes Air Cleaners
|I just received a set of Vokes air cleaners from Moss. A birthday gift from my wife. They are not chrome faced. My question is, were the originals chrome or black? These are finished in a gloss black, looking almost like a porcelain finish with "Vokes" in raised letters on the front top and the word "Guildford" on the front bottom. Is this correct? PJ|
There's a thread and discussion from 2002, with close-up pics which might be useful. See: http://www.british-cars.net/mgtd-mgtf1500-bbs/tf-air-filters-2009120517234410134.htm
|Tom, Their exactly like the ones I just got from Moss! She was going to buy me a set of Whitworth tools, but being I have so many tools, I opted for the air cleaners, now glad I did. PJ|
Mine look like these;
|Paul ..look like the real deal (at least what I can see in the pic.) |
A few years ago these were getting pretty hard to find, before they came out with the repros they were featching fairly silly prices if you could find them. Wanna take a quess how I know this? I paid way too much for my orginals, but wanted to have them.
I still run the little chrome ones (K&H filters) that came with my car because they are much easier to get on and off.
Doubt there are too many people that could tell the differance between the repros & orginals!
|Meant to ask ...new repros :|
diamond or round holes in the mesh?
Gawd I hope ou say diamond so I can somewhat justify what I paid for mine! LOL
|You mean they were not octagonal...???|
I'm happy you got a set of Vokes from Moss. What a nice birthday gift! I was into that thread Tom B. brought up, a few months ago. I ended up finding a very nice original (round hole, part number) set, from the LaGrange Tx guy (before prices went up).
I was "this close" to buying from Moss, ready to return if not up to snuff. Thanks for buying and posting, so we TF owners know what they look like.
|I bought a "Vokes"wagen, I mean VW dune buggy chrome aircleaner for a TD, $10.95.|
Nice part about a single carb on Marshall blower, only need 1 aircleaner. I did spend about half a day machining aluminum block for an adapter, but that was fun and gratifying. Wife loves it, and that's what counts.
|Round holes on the original mesh, and a part number lightly stamped under the "VOKES". All in a black finish, probably gloss.|
|The Moss repos have the diamond mesh and no part number. But unless your a concourse judge, no one will ever notice the difference. They look very nice. These were $221.95 for the set, I'd hate to see what someones asking for a set of originals. But if you think about it, with the new trend in asking %50 of the new stuffs price for used parts, then a 110 bucks should get an original pair, right? Joke Joke!|
You know, My first restored car was 45 years ago, a 1932 Chevy rumble seat coupe. Show winner. Since that time there have been other antique cars I've restored and I never heard of asking %50 of the parts price when new for a used piece that needs total restoration, until I got this TF. Personally, I think some of these parts prices are blown way out of proportion for personal gain. What a shame, as it hurts the hobby. Don't take offense, Just my honest opinion. PJ
|PJ, I know what you are saying. But....by being patient and watchful, a guy can get some bargains on the ebay. I paid 200 bucks for my original pair of filters this year, and they were in great shape. Got a NOS chrome fuel tank side panel for 15 and a very nice radiator nose piece with dummy rad cap for 40. My wife teases me mercilessly as I watch auctions, but I enjoy the occasional true bargain. |
I would never be the guy who paid 120 for the pedal extenders! I'm too cheap.
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