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Frontbox and a/c 
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Beitrag Frontbox and a/c
Hi,

Recently I acquired a frontbox (obviously LHD) for my 1997 MGF VVC.
After a bit of cleaning and prepping, it doesn't seem to fit as nicely as expected .... actually I didn't got it to fit at all.
(I removed the plastic shroud panel for the test fit). It just don't go as low as it should be. It looks like part of the airco is blocking it.

Can someone confirm they have fitted the frontbox on an MGF with airco (A/C) ?

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Do 1. Sep 2016, 14:45
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Beitrag Re: Frontbox and a/c
Yes, I can confirm this for an LHD MGTF with A/C, it fits. But the box is seating on the dryer cartridge (or on its lead). You can protect the dryer assembly f.e. with a little styrofoam (I do so).

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Do 1. Sep 2016, 14:55
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Beitrag Re: Frontbox and a/c
Thank you for the confirmation.

Are there any limitations regarding spare wheels and width ?


Fr 2. Sep 2016, 19:33
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Beitrag Re: Frontbox and a/c
Erik, if you solved the problem that Peter described with the a/c ...
I've sqeezed in a 15" rim with 185/55R15 tyre (No a/c in mine). Wider tyre or 16" is impossible.

btw. take care with the wash jets... I'd recommend to glue a piece of rubber (10mm high) near the LH wash jet so it doesn't get pushed out from the frontbox cover. Heated wash jets are impossible though.

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Beitrag Re: Frontbox and a/c
FYI
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pictures and original instruction sheet
http://mgfcar.de/stau_box/index.html

wherein .. the instruction paper is not quite clear regarding the cut out section in No. 2
You need to remove much more material from the bonnet cover than shown on paper.
Also the rubber blocks on No. 4 are fine but add another on near the LH wash jet.

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What is the purpose of these rubber blocks? I recently bought a storage box that I intend to fit into my green MGF (with A/C), but those blocks didn´t come with the box.

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Beitrag Re: Frontbox and a/c
They prevent the washer jet on the drivers side from getting pushed out of the front lid and the other one holds down the box cover about in the center.

See the instruction sheet that's linked to the above web side.

Standard supplies with the box were the instruction sheet and two hard foam blocks, but the shown location where to fit them is shown poorly in that instruction sheet. So put one behind the driver side wash jet and the other one to the lid frame.

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Beitrag Re: Frontbox and a/c
Thanks for the clarification, Dieter. Unfortunately I do not have these rubber numbers because I bought a used box. Anybody out there, who can help meet out?

But I can confirm, that the box fits perfectly. Even with a/c.

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Beitrag Re: Frontbox and a/c
Matthias_S hat geschrieben:
…. Anybody out there, who can help meet out?
….

Maybe my suggestion is helpful. I would buy a piece of foam insulation like this with a suitable inner diameter. Every DIY-market should have them. Then cut off a ring of e.g. 2 cm length and glue it around the washer jet. If the jet is still pushed up, take a longer piece. You should have enough of it, since they sell them with an standard length of 1 meter. :)

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Beitrag Re: Frontbox and a/c
Sounds good. Thank you, Reinheit. I´ll have a look at it and report.

But so far I didn´t recognize the washer jet to be pushed out. Maybe I haven´t driven enough with the box in the front compartment.

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Beitrag Re: Frontbox and a/c
... at any time you'll fill the box to a very high level or woun't refit it into the right position cause of beeing in a hurry .. 8-)

Then it will happen ... :lol: :angel:

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Beitrag Re: Frontbox and a/c
So this will probably never happen to me ;) I bought the box primarily because it is quite rare and fills in the empty space under the front lid. And to avoid butter to melt when I take the F to the grocery store :mrgreen:

Nevertheless, I will fit rubber blocs in one way or another.

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MGF (120 PS), amaranth, EZ 12/96
MGB Roadster, green mallard, EZ 03/73
MGC Roadster, dark burgundy, EZ 12/68


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Beitrag Re: Frontbox and a/c
I just want to mention,

yesterday I ordered a frontbox from Cowacarparts.

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anz ... 0-223-1195

His supplier is reproducing these "rare" boxes in a rate of 3 per month.

I will give a report if I get the part. Delivery/production time 3 weeks.


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