I'm afraid to ask, but I have not noticed Keith in any posts for a while. I don't know if it's because of the new format, or that he isn't posting. How is he doing?
Hey Nick, how are you? The MGF handles like a dream to be honest. It corners flat and is very stable at all attitudes. Due to the mid engine location and 50/50 weight distribution, if it breaks away, you are going to have to be Superman to catch it and it will want to keep on spinning. I do not understand why Hydrolastic suspension was not utilised by other manufacturers because it is, in effect, 'active' suspension (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrolastic). You can still get all parts for the Rover 'K' motors and general mechanical parts but what is almost imporssible to find are Hydrolastic parts. You can easily get Hyrolastic fluid because in essence it is just antifreeze and there are many garages with the necessary pump, but if the rubber diaphragm fails and the nitrogen leaks then it's goodnight suspension. You cannot safely regas them because a welded valve would be like a loaded gun and if it failed under load, the valve would in essence become as dangerous as a bullet. You can either acquire the later MG TF subframes and fit conventional suspension, source very hard to find Hydrolastic units from a scrapper or fit an aftermarket system made by Suplex for just under a grand and which people say "doesn't work". I'm not going to worry about it as my mileage will beHi Keith, lovely car always liked them, very underrated and undervalued, few specialists around on the tinternet now supplying parts.