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Newly-Acquired Original Jaguar and MG Parts Inventory

by | Thursday, March 24, 2016 |

Rogers Motors March, 2016 Blog Newly-Acquired Original Jaguar and MG Parts Inventory The Rogers Motors team (both of us!) have been at it again, sourcing rare original parts for British cars. XJ6 Jaguar Steering WheelIn the MG department, we acquired 1½ MGA coupes, one of them a complete car, so all parts are available from those. Rare SFT700 Yellow Fogs Examples include: 1500 Engine to rebuild, $700 Instruments, $60-275 Coupe Doors and Parts, window regulators, door latches Windscreen, $250...

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Lucas L549 and L563 Lens Color Variations in Jaguars of the 1950s and 1960s

by | Saturday, November 28, 2015 |

I can definitively state that Lucas did, in fact, make amber L549 tail lenses. As far as I can tell, they were made from late 1954 through early 1957, and XK140s and Mark VIIM and VIII cars sometimes were fitted with these. My own 140 FHC has them, as does a Mark VIII parts car we have here. An old friend purchased his MGA roadster in New York in 1956, and it came with amber L549 lenses, which is still wears today, and I spoke with a fellow who bought a TR3 new in 1956 which came with amber...

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The Rare, the Unobtainable, the Odd: New Parts Shipment from England, 2015 has Arrived!

by | Thursday, November 05, 2015 |

November, 2015 Blog Geoff and Andrea make an annual pilgrimage to the Land of British Cars to source unusual parts and accessories for our favorite cars and bicycles. As of this writing, most of the shipment has been unpacked and catalogued; here are pictures of some of what we have at the moment, with some highlights.Foglamps & Spotlamps5¾ and 7-inch Lucas 576, Ranger and 700 lamps, lenses, reflectors and parts. We have a good supply of beautifully-restored 576 and 700 lens-reflector units, in...

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Halogen Bulbs in Lucas Fog and Driving Lamps: not all they're cracked up to be!

by | Wednesday, November 05, 2014 |

Many people ask us if they can get brighter bulbs for their Lucas fog or spot lamps. In the past, we have recommended a pair of our high-output halogen BPF bulbs, which we have sold for several years. But lately we have had several complaints from customers whose spot lamps (which they purchased from us) have cracked, possibly due to the heat generated by halogen bulbs. One theory about this is that the bulb shield on Lucas accessory lamps is usually affixed to the glass by a screw, which goes...

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