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by Peter Cresswell
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Boot Racks
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Boot Racks

If you don't get a reply on here from someone who has one of the rack shown in your second picture I would suggest you contact Moss via their web site: https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/contacts Use the drop down arrow in the Subject box and select Technical Question. Then complete the form with your in...
by Peter Cresswell
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Flexible pipe between engine &oil pressure gauge.
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Flexible pipe between engine &oil pressure gauge.

There is a choice for many MGB parts. If the Part No. has a 'Z' suffix it is a cheaper aftermarket part; without the 'Z' it is (or should be!) OEM quality. For example - Clutch Slave Cylinder GSY106 about £50; GSY106Z about £16 says it all! Also beware of 'Lucas' parts being sold on Ebay. If the pic...
by Peter Cresswell
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Boot Racks
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Boot Racks

There are really only 2 types of boot racks - the clamp-on type, which can have wooden slats or metal bars and all metal bolt on type, which requires the boot lid to be drilled and the rack bolted on. This second type is really a permanent rack although of course it can be unbolted and the bolts rep...
by Peter Cresswell
Sun May 31, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Flexible pipe between engine &oil pressure gauge.
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Flexible pipe between engine &oil pressure gauge.

Hi Vic, The original oil pressure hose was braided. Yes, Stevsons in Birmingham specialise in braided hoses for many applications, so are worth considering for brakes and as in this context oil pressure pipes. They also rebuild Armstrong shock absorbers and as I have been there, an I can vouch for t...
by Peter Cresswell
Sat May 30, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Gearstick Hiss
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Gearstick Hiss

Hi Tom, Lots of BMC gearboxes seem to do this. The answer on early Mini Coopers was to put a length of rubber hose over the gearlever and this seemed to damp out the vibrations. The Competitions department did this as a standard part of preparing the cars for rallies. Since the hiss stopped when you...
by Peter Cresswell
Sat May 30, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Flexible pipe between engine &oil pressure gauge.
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Flexible pipe between engine &oil pressure gauge.

Hi Frank Some parts available today are not as good as the factory fitted parts when the car was built, and I notice that Brown and Gammons now only list a High Quality flexible pipe for the MGB, which suggests they have found the standard items to be not too durable. The part no. they list is AHH65...
by Peter Cresswell
Wed May 20, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Replacement Cylinder head
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Replacement Cylinder head

It is always a lottery buying second hand parts and as for cylinder heads, any BMC head is notorious for cracking! The one the link goes to on ebay has been modified which is why they are asking that amount of money for it. It does look like a home modified head. There are currently two 12H2709 head...
by Peter Cresswell
Wed May 20, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: oil draining back if left for a few days
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: oil draining back if left for a few days

I had this problem with the oil pressure before I built the new engine. Like Graham Dix I changed from the renewable element type to a canister type - In my case both are the upside down filters - and now I get almost instant oil pressure. You have to be careful as not all canister filters have an i...
by Peter Cresswell
Wed May 13, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: National Windscreens
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: National Windscreens

Hi Allen,
I don't know how I managed to post my last reply to the other thread, but at least you have found it!
Cheers
Pete
by Peter Cresswell
Wed May 13, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Roadster Windscreen replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 3163

Re: Roadster Windscreen replacement

Hi Allan, At least if it has been changed recently all the sccrews holding the frame together will come out without too much trouble. Even if you are not going through your insurance to get the job done, I would give them a ring to see who they recommend. If you go ahead, but have some doubts, take ...