Ever wondered what was in the MGA Twincam kit?

MGA twincam

Check here for some original Nuffield data reproduced with acknowledgement to copyright owners of the MG trademark.


Our team has finally been successful in producing a perfect copy of the original toolkit that was supplied by Nuffield with the MGA in the late 50's and early 60's. Using a combination of original blueprints and castings owned by a local foundry (MGA were assembled in the suburb of Enfield in Sydney) and a huge amount of research and comparison, the kit finally became a reality (see this fantastic site on MGA history in Australia for more information on MGA manufacture down under).

For years, the only source of original tools was the auto jumble or 'swap meet' and this source has now dried up almost entirely. It is also difficult to tell if the original item is correct or not. The enthusiasts spent much time talking and comparing notes with British Heritage to ensuring the accuracy of every item.

The hardest thing to reproduce was the material used for the toolroll and jack bag. The original was made from a latex covered hessian/jute material and this has now been faithfully reproduced using the original method. The kit includes the 'bent wire' screwdriver and the spanners have the correct size markings on them. It does not contain the grease gun as these are virtually impossible to reproduce in a cost effective way.

The castings for the simplest of tools are unbelievably expensive. The tube spanners look simple to make but actually turned out to be the one of the hardest. The art of 'flaring' the ends into a nut shape is a 'forgotten' art and it was only through the chance meeting of an elderly gentleman toolmaker in Melbourne that it was possible to manufacture these items.

Like the T-Series kit, the MGA toolkit is as per original parts inventory (less the grease gun) and is exactly what was in the toolroll.   Our kits travel far and wide,  the first MGA kit sold recently to a gentleman in far north Norway!  He said:  "Thanks a lot,  it is completely to my satisfaction!"  (Jan Tore Jare:  Tonsberg Norway).

The team have completed a reproduction of the original MGA/ZA 'Sutty' tyre pump as well as a T-Series one which is a perfect copy.

Always ask us for more info on inpoint@optushome.com.au

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.

MGA original tool kit toolroll

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.

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enots mg grease gun

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!

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