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Old 4th October 2019, 13:46   #1
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Question MG ZT 260 Front Subframe Query.

Simple question, is the front subframe on the ZT V8s a similar/identical design to those fitted to the ZT 1.8Ts?

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Hello John unfortunately not an answer but it would seem unlikely as one is front wheel drive whilst the other is rear.
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The 260 subframe is a modified 75 one.

When I say modified, I mean hacked through with a sthil saw to allow the track rods to join the steering without catching on the subframe.

You would have thought MGR would have at least cleaned the rough edges and plated the open ends!!
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Default Painted ZT-T 1.8T Sub-frame.

Having given the sub-frame a good seeing to when I replaced the clutch and slave on my ZT-T, I was pleased with the result. It was never mentioned on any MoT despite closing on fifteen years old. Only some surface corrosion.

However whilst off the car, and with some Smooth Gloss Black in the bottom of an old Tin of Hammerite, wire brushed the corrosion away and painted the frame paying attention to key areas.

That treatment should help it last a few more years.
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