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by Peter Cresswell
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Relays
Replies: 15
Views: 3792

Re: Relays

You need a 30A relay for headlights using 60/55 bulbs, so a relay for LED lighting (probably 5A) won't cope with the current. One 30A relay is ok to power both headlight units. Also if you use a thicker cable to run between the relay and as close as possible to the back of the headlight units, you ...
by Peter Cresswell
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: New steering rack fitted but column touches chassis
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: New steering rack fitted but column touches chassis

Hi Karl, I can't get a decent picture showing the shims for the rack mounting, but I have managed to picture the clearance between the steering column and the side of the chassis rail, Steering Column Clearance.jpg The clearance I have is 0.5cm as shown on the picture. As you have recently removed t...
by Peter Cresswell
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: New steering rack fitted but column touches chassis
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: New steering rack fitted but column touches chassis

Hi Karl I took some pictures yesterday but they don't show clearly where the shims go or the closeness to the chassis of the rack mast. I'll try again tomorrow. When using the castor reducing kits, you have to tilt the front of the crossmember down to reduce the castor angle of the king pins. This w...
by Peter Cresswell
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Gear box mounting bushes
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Gear box mounting bushes

Hi David,
If you were sprints and hillclimbs you needed that plate to be in place even more!!!
Pete
by Peter Cresswell
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: New steering rack fitted but column touches chassis
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: New steering rack fitted but column touches chassis

This may help you: https://mgbforum.mgb-register.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=39&p=211&hilit=steering+rack#p211 The instructions that come with the Castor Reduction wedges don't tell you about the need to re-shim the rack to get the correct alignment. This is made clear in the thread above, so check you ...
by Peter Cresswell
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: V8 Oil Leak
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: V8 Oil Leak

Like others on here, I don't have experience of the Rover V8 engine and you have already been pointed to the V8 register, but generally speaking from my experience, oil leaks from the area at the back of the engine originate from either the rear crankshaft oil seal or the input shaft oil seal to the...
by Peter Cresswell
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Gear box mounting bushes
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Gear box mounting bushes

I had exactly the same problem and resorted to the same butchery to fit these rubber bushes through the holes in the upper and lower brackets! I am not convinced this pin and bush arrangement does anything really useful. The fore and aft movement is also restricted by the restraint plate fitted to t...
by Peter Cresswell
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: B LE Paint codes
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: B LE Paint codes

You have to be very careful with BMC/BL paint codes particularly if you are only painting some of the panels. There are often several shades of the same colour. Tartan Red is notorious and is known to have at least 3 shades. Reds also fade and most car sprayers almost run away if you want a wing pai...
by Peter Cresswell
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Webber DCOE-45 + 123 ignition/vacuum advance
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Webber DCOE-45 + 123 ignition/vacuum advance

Hi Harry If the distributor has vacuum advance you will need to connect this up otherwise you won't get enough advance when the engine is pulling hard. Try contacting 123 ignition systems about where to take the vacuum from. I think they are in Belgium but see here https://www.123ignitionshop.com/gb...
by Peter Cresswell
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Refurbishment
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Refurbishment

Hi Neil If it's a Mota lita wheel (they have always signed their wheels on one of the spokes) try contacting them via https://www.moto-lita.co.uk/. They might be able to help anyway! MGB were never fitted with wood rimmed steering wheels as standard so it will be an after market one. You could do it...