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Lighten up dude
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Just thought I would share two bits on intel for anyone local to me in Wakefield, West Yorkshire (or the North)

I have found an ex Longbridge engineer and MG specialist (Bryan) working at a small garage in Tingley. He has spent 30 years on the cars and has specialist knowledge for restoration on the older models like MGB and also the turbo Mg's like the Montego. Since this work is fairly thin on the ground he is also working for Westerton Garage providing repairs and servicing. Although a general garage they do have a great deal of MG/R experience especially with engine/gasket replacements - they are old school and can strip a block, bearings etc.

Bryan's last job at Longbridge was to help catalogue all the remaining stock for X-Part and he has maintained good contacts with them for rare spares and odd items. His attitude is that no car is unrepairable which is very refreshing although he admits that the body kits can be an issue (on the ZS). Radiators, exhausts, and general engine parts he has no worries over - being a restorer he has contacts to back this up for fabricating unavailable parts although these obviously do not always come cheap if a one off.

Westerton are not a big concern but they have been very honest with me looking after my older family cars (328 BMW 1995, Ford Galaxy 1998) for the last 5 years or so. I've never felt taken advantage of.

Westerton Garage, Westerton Rd, Tingley, Wakefield, WF3 1PY
Tel: 0113-289 7736

Owner Rover Guy: Martin
MG Specialist: Bryan


Bryan has given me a decent contact for older Rover spares in the North of England. Rover City are a specialist breakers who now include the Zed range since the cars are getting thinner on the ground. If they do not have the part in stock they will try to track one down and hold it for you or put it on a wish list and call you when they get an insurance write-off in that fits. Not tried them myself yet but they have been going for some years now and are reasonably well known locally.

Ask for Michael

Rover City
Scotch Park Trading Estate
Forge Lane
LS12 2QA

Tel: 0113 279 8900 (Garage)

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Thanks for the info. Shame it's so far away from me.


R.I.P [The Red Zed] MG ZS 180
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Good info for anyone in that area:)
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