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Post by Barbs Sun 16 Feb 2020 - 10:18

Came across this Wind
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Sun 16 Feb 2020 - 18:40

That is a cool colour, and really suits it...I wonder if that was a factory option outside the UK ?
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Post by Barbs Sun 16 Feb 2020 - 21:19

No,the colours were the same worldwide. 2 shades of Blue... Gordini is slightly darker, Black, White, Red, Grey and one Brown.
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Post by pittstop Mon 17 Feb 2020 - 8:44

I had an MGBGT just a slightly lighter shade than that colour. MG called it: Chartreuse! 

Looks good on the Wind.

That said I'm into yellow.

Past yellow cars have been: Triumph TR7, MGBGT, Mercedes SLK, & MGTF.
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Mon 17 Feb 2020 - 9:03

A classy selection 👍....is the Wind the best or rarest yet ?
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Post by pittstop Mon 17 Feb 2020 - 13:47

In the UK the Wind is probably the one that sold least so is the rarest in it's day although there can't be many TR7s left as they don't have the same following as the MGBs.

As well as the yellow TR7 I had two more: a kermit green one & an orange one!

The Wind was bought 5 yrs ago as a replacement for an MGTF160 which we used for some years doing "road trips" in Europe. 

Although I preferred the way the TF drove; the K series 160 hhp engine is a gem: we decided; as we were not getting any younger; that the Wind still offered fun motoring but with more comfort in the way of aircon, softer suspension, & less noise; as well as having the great boot capacity. We are now fully converted to long distance Winding.

Over the years we also did European trips in the SLK & the MGBGT also in an MG TF 115 & a 3 litre V6 Alfa Spider.

The most fun was the 2001 Alfa Spider whose V6 engine was far too powerful for it's tyres & chassis. A real handful that; in my hands; did 19mpg!!! Aged hooligan I can hear people say!

As you see we have much sports car history having also owned a: Fairthorpe Electron Minor, an MGB roadster, & an Austin Healey Sprite.

What next I wonder?
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Post by Barbs Mon 17 Feb 2020 - 16:34

@pittstop wrote:In the UK the Wind is probably the one that sold least so is the rarest in it's day although there can't be many TR7s left as they don't have the same following as the MGBs.

As well as the yellow TR7 I had two more: a kermit green one & an orange one!

The Wind was bought 5 yrs ago as a replacement for an MGTF160 which we used for some years doing "road trips" in Europe. 

Although I preferred the way the TF drove; the K series 160 hhp engine is a gem: we decided; as we were not getting any younger; that the Wind still offered fun motoring but with more comfort in the way of aircon, softer suspension, & less noise; as well as having the great boot capacity. We are now fully converted to long distance Winding.

Over the years we also did European trips in the SLK & the MGBGT also in an MG TF 115 & a 3 litre V6 Alfa Spider.

The most fun was the 2001 Alfa Spider whose V6 engine was far too powerful for it's tyres & chassis. A real handful that; in my hands; did 19mpg!!! Aged hooligan I can hear people say!

As you see we have much sports car history having also owned a: Fairthorpe Electron Minor, an MGB roadster, & an Austin Healey Sprite.

What next I wonder?
Stick with the Wind lol
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Mon 17 Feb 2020 - 22:04

I'm very impressed pittstop....and more than a little jealous 😊
But its great to know that the Wind can hold its head up high amongst such distinguished automotive company 👍
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Post by bigjase1972 Wed 19 Feb 2020 - 11:45

Nice car collection through the years! Bet you wish you still had them in mint condition!😉👍🏻
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Post by renton beersworth Wed 19 Feb 2020 - 20:11

So the yellow wind is quite nice. I still prefer Blue then Black.  The car must be low mileage and mint for that sort of money, I make it around £5800 in our money.
Always good to hear from Pitstop and benefit from his knowledge. I also like his stories re his previous cars and experiances.
I too am now in my senior years and have owned a bundle of cars, including a few soft tops, Triumph Herald convertible,Reliant Scimitar SS1 conv., and an 'H' Reg E type convertible (long before they got quite valuable) and my wife had a TR7 convertible. All of these had their good and bad points. No longer do I want or need to get out and get under to twirl spanners I would have to get down and back up in instalments. R.B.

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Post by pittstop Thu 20 Feb 2020 - 8:19

A goodly collection there.

The SS1's a rare bird & what luck to have an E Type whilst they were still affordable.

All my cars worked for their living & preventative spanner work was the norm to keep them reliable.

My weekend hobby; some years ago; was as a support mechanic for a guy who raced a Triumpn TR3 & TR5 & I really enjoyed the tuning & tweaking necessary to keep such cars running their best.

Don't do much spanner work now; partly due to how little attention modern cars need; but did replace brake pads & coil packs recently.

As you say it's not getting under the car it's getting back out again!!!!

One small job due: The top of the dipstick came off a few days ago! New one on order.
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Post by bigjase1972 Wed 26 Feb 2020 - 10:33

Wow! That’s bright!😊
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Post by pittstop Wed 26 Feb 2020 - 11:29

My MGTF 115 was a similar colour & I also had the black grills front & rear colour coded with the rest of the body!

Driving through the paddock at Silverstone I heard someone say:


"That car is soooooo yellow!!!"

This picture was taken when we drove to Sorrento & The Amalfi Coast

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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Thu 27 Feb 2020 - 22:02

Very nice 👍
Yellow really is a colour that suits a compact fun convertible...did you get your MG resprayed, or was that a factory colour?




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Post by pittstop Fri 28 Feb 2020 - 13:47

This was my retirement present to myself back in 2004.

A new MGTF115 in Trophy Yellow.

I specified it for our holidays with Air Con (rare on a TF & very rare on a 115). I chose the smaller 1.6 engine because it had a higher final drive than the 1.8s which made it more economical & more refined for long distance cruising. 

The Wind 1.6 could do with a similar final drive in my opinion.

At the time MG Rover were in trouble & dealers were keen to make sales so a specification that should have cost £18100 was mine for £14800!!!

Kept it for 6 years until someone ran into the back of it & although it was repaired I was never happy with it; particularly the paint match; so I traded it in for the 2001 Alfa Spider V6.
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Fri 28 Feb 2020 - 20:03

That was a very nice car for a superb price....👍
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Sat 29 Feb 2020 - 10:18

I was looking at Wind prices online and came across a grey one in Germany....it was a nice looking colour, but on looking at the photos of the interior I noticed that the heater controls were all manual dials. These looked like a factory fit, and I was wondering if, when new the manual heater controls were a UK option?.....all the ones I've seen online have had the electronic climate control/heater buttons.
I would have posted pictures of the car in question....but dont know how to do it....DOH !!!
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Post by Barbs Sat 29 Feb 2020 - 21:12

I think some of the early cars had different controls.On the door panel, drivers side it shows the build number would be interesting to see what trims went with build and date of registration.
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Post by knebby Sun 1 Mar 2020 - 10:54

Yes, 1.6 needs a sixth gear. The final drive ratio on the 1.2 is much better for motorways. 

And I think the Dynamique models had manual heater controls and the Dynamique S was auto inc climate control.
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Post by bigjase1972 Sun 1 Mar 2020 - 13:10

Yes Old Sea Dog, I don’t know how to put pictures on here either!confused
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Sun 1 Mar 2020 - 22:05

HaHa, glad I'm not the only one !! 😁....anybody out there explain how to upload pictures ??
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Post by bigjase1972 Sun 1 Mar 2020 - 22:21

Again! That’s why the Facebook side of it works so well!😉👍🏻
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Post by pittstop Mon 2 Mar 2020 - 11:55

This is the process for my desktop PC.

Go into quick reply as if you are going to type a normal reply. 

Input wordage as normal.

To add picture/s:

Look at the options above the Quick Reply section & click on Host an Image.

A box will appear with options in it.

Click on the Select Files option which opens a mini screen of your computer's files.

Within this screen search your PC for the picture you want to upload into your reply & double click it.

It will appear in the box.

You can do this more than once to add more pictures.

Then click SEND ALL then INSERT ALL & the picture/s will be transferred to your reply & appear with your reply's words.

LIKE SO: Pic of our MGTF 160
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Post by bigjase1972 Mon 2 Mar 2020 - 12:24

Thanks Pittstop! I don’t suppose you know how to do it from your smart phone do you, as that’s the way I normally view the site?
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Post by pittstop Mon 2 Mar 2020 - 13:24

Smartphone?

My wife has one but but I don't.

According to my daughter; I could walk through a dodgy high street (I won't say where) after dark waving my Samsung GT-S5230 about & no one would want to steal it!!

Who wants a smartphone screen when I can have my 22 inch monitor?

Luddites rule!

This thread which started out with a yellow Wind has gone in quite a few directions since it's inception.
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Post by bigjase1972 Mon 2 Mar 2020 - 13:31

😂 No worries Pittstop!👍🏻
Some of us need our smart phones for keeping up with things at work and they double up as mini computers to save space also!
You do have a point not getting mugged though mate!😉👍🏻
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Post by bigjase1972 Mon 2 Mar 2020 - 14:03

Managed it! Not sure why it’s gone on twice though?😊👍🏻
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