Fact File: What
did the orginal MGA grease gun look like?
As far as we can work
out there were two types of MGA grease gun. The "Enots No. 1D". This type
had a light metal bottom filler cap (tin or nickle) and
a pull-out plunger that you removed with a small chain. The main body is 'gun-blued" steel. These are very
hard to find and usually have the bottom cap missing, dinged
in or rusted beyond recognition. This type is documented
on page 34 in Anders Ditlev Clausagers "Original MGA",
the bible for MGA restorers with a picture. The Enots is clearly seen on the right hand side.
The picture above is reproduced with full acknowledgement and thanks to Anders Ditlev Clausager and was published in his book "Original MGA", a must for any owner/restorer.
Anyhow, here is our picture of one: WE HAVE SEVERAL OF THESE FOR SALE $US65 each. Ask us about them by email.
The filler cap says"Pull out plunger
with chain before filling". "Enots No1D"
and "Made in England" plus patent numbers on it.
The other type (a Tecalamite) is documented in Todd Clarke's (USA) book on MGA restoration tips. Please note, we do not supply these and you may come across them from time to time in places like ebay, keep on looking!