Almost anything knowable about the MGA can be found in the MGA Guru's
Tech Pages: http://www.mgaguru.com/mgtech/
Re: MGA Air Filters - yes, they should be oiled. The MGA Owner's Manual
is available here:
http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/books/pdf/Drivers_Handbook_1600.pdf The front
filter plate has a short pipe for the rocker breather. The MGA filter
easily bends around it.
Having noted the above, It should be mentioned that the MGA Air Filters
are more for keeping rocks & small birds out. Alternate filters are
shown here: http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/carbs/cb200.htm To fit these
filters you will need to carve away a bit of the filter to clear the
Not stock in appearance but I use K&N RU4410 attached to MGB SU air
entry smoothers. Much easier to R/R the filters and real filtration.
> Date: Sun, 3 May 2020 13:54:53 -0400
> From: Thomas Gunderson
> I have a 1957 MGA rst 1500.
> I have the air filters that aremetal zig zag all the way around the original
> style filter. A tuffcotton woven with the metal.should the filters be oiled
> or dry? Do I need to make a cut in the filter for the blowback air hose?
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