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by Peter Cresswell
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Original vehicle from an engine number
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Original vehicle from an engine number

Thank you to all responders to date. To be more specific in answer to Ian. I have an MG BGT 1972. Original engine number as per the Heritage Cert I have was 18V-582-F-H/11205. ( fitted with twin HS4 carbs). I understand 582-F-H to be type 582 to UK spec (F) , High Compression (H). In 1997 a replace...
by Peter Cresswell
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Water pump size
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Water pump size

Having just looked them up in the B&G catalogue on line and they thoughtfully provide pictures with a vernier measurement. The distances are GWP 115 is for 3 bearing engines 18G and 18GA and is 105.55mm; GWP 114 is 5 bearing engines 18GB to 18GG and is 106.01; GWP 130 is for 18V engines and is 83.06...
by Peter Cresswell
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Water pump size
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Water pump size

I must admit I thought there were only two type - for chrome bumper cars and rubber bumper. The dimension shown is shorter on CB cars than RB cars because of the location of the radiator. I have found that this distance is somewhat variable and the face for the pulley needs to be adjusted to make th...
by Peter Cresswell
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: best workshop manual
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: best workshop manual

I would also add the MGB Restoration Manual by Lindsey Porter into the mix, as this tells you how to dismantle, check for wear and recondition components. I got the info for the tube rear axle mini overhaul from here.
by Peter Cresswell
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Original vehicle from an engine number
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Original vehicle from an engine number

The chances of tracking down a specific vehicle from an engine number are no better than zero in reality. Engines have often been changed as a result of wear and another either bought or the original has been returned for a deposit to get the reconditioned one. As Ian says above, the type of car can...
by Peter Cresswell
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Jubilee wheels ?
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Jubilee wheels ?

If they are the Ebay ones for sale in Wrexham, it the Welsh MG Centre who are reputable seller of good MG parts. I suggest you ring them and ask about the wheels and any corrosion between the rims and the centres. I have had a rear axle and a gearbox from them and both were in excellent condition. T...
by Peter Cresswell
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Jubilee wheels ?
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Jubilee wheels ?

I always thought the V8 and Jubilee used the same wheels and Clausager's book seems to confirm this. In both cases they are 5J x 14 but the V8 had chrome rims with black and polished alloy centres, whereas the Jubilee had gold rims with black and gold centres. You have to be extremely cautious buyin...
by Peter Cresswell
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: gap between window and seal
Replies: 24
Views: 1225

Re: gap between window and seal

Hi Remy This is a common problem with the seals provided for British classic cars these days. It seems the profile of the rubber seal is slightly different and the rubber (or whatever they are made of now!) is slightly harder. You can try adjusting the door catch on the B pillar to see if it helps m...
by Peter Cresswell
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Re-shell and DVLA
Replies: 35
Views: 3364

Re: Re-shell and DVLA

Hi Richard, I am happy for us to agree to disagree as after further investigation, I still don't believe your experience is what happens in the vast majority of cases - even recent ones - with any of the bodyshells that Heritage supplies, for Minis, AH Sprite, MG Midget as well as the MGBs. Even the...
by Peter Cresswell
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Re-shell and DVLA
Replies: 35
Views: 3364

Re: Re-shell and DVLA

Hi Richard Did the DVLA request the car be inspected? If so it could have been on the Insurers Register as a severely damaged car and this triggered all the problems you have incurred. The DVLA have access to this register and use it prevent 'ringers' coming to market. I assume Piper Specialist Vehi...