|The MGA With An Attitude
WIPER ARM SPLINES Not As Original -- FT-085
Replacement for BMC part numbers:
Used on all MGA 1955-1962
|AHH5419 ||RHD |
|17H5513 ||RHD Com.(c) 13612 |
|14B5596 ||RHD Com.(MGA 1600) |
|AHH5421 ||LHD |
|17H5514 ||LHD Com.(c) 12800 |
|14B5597 ||LHD Com.(MGA 1600) |
On 17 November 2016, T Aczel in New South Wales, Australia wrote:
"I replaced both my MGA and MGB arms with "top quality" TEX items only to find they gripped the drive splines poorly. I lost three in the rain, and caught two more just before they flew off. I bitterly regret throwing away my original arms before I realized the issues with the shiny new replacements! My MGB has now been fitted with original used arms I was lucky enough to buy. They fit snugly, with no issues.
"The center arm is an original, the top and bottom, replacement Tex items. The diameter of the replacement arms' hubs are clearly larger than the original, and the 'splines' don't even come close to the drive spline's configuration".
"I asked my supplier to forward my photos, measurements and sketches on to Tex on my behalf. I received a breathtakingly dismissive arrogant reply from Tex essentially saying that there was nothing wrong with their arms and if I wanted to see poor quality that I should buy from their Chinese competitors. A fantastic example of public relations and interest in quality control, not"!
On 17 November 2016, Dominic Clancy in Switzerland wrote:
"I agree that the TEX ones are rubbish, but so too are the repro wiper boxes. I improved the fit and stopped losing wipers when I found a set of original wheel boxes and fitted arms with a screw-wedge clamp to the spindles".
On 17 November 2016, Colyn Firth in South Yorkshire, UK wrote:
"I have a picture of the 'later MG Midget' wiper arms that I have fitted. The screw on the top of the arms operates a clamp which grips the splines.