May 13, 2017

Refitting our MGYT front grille

With the newly re-chromed and rebuilt front grille now complete we have been able to loosely refit to the car. This will be tightened once the bonnet section are fitted and secured.

It’s all in the finer detail

A unique feature on our 1949 MGYT is the invisible cooling blind that is operated by a pulley system beside the radiator.

When pulled a blind lifts up in front of the radiator but behind the front grille. It can not be easily seen but it acts as a temperature control feature.

The blind itself was in desperate need of repair so as part of the stripping process we removed the blind mechanism too. This has now been fully rebuilt, using the original parts but with brand new textile fitted.

This has now been refitted and will once again be fully functioning.