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by David Witham
Mon May 25, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Largest Engine Capacity.
Replies: 12
Views: 1253

Re: Largest Engine Capacity.

I have also driven a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow with a 6750cc engine. We hired one back in 2011 to celebrate my 50th birthday. Recently, I suggested I buy one next year! That didn't go down too well. A few months before my 50th my wife and I were sitting in a bar in Leamington Spa when she asked me w...
by David Witham
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Cover over Bendix
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Cover over Bendix

I used to have a 1966 B with that type of starter and there was no cover. If I remember correctly there is a roll pin that holds the Bendix onto the shaft. The roll pin is a weak point.
by David Witham
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Estoril Classic
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Re: Estoril Classic

John, I had spotted that. It could be a reason not to go this year but my navigator has a carting race that clashes with Angouleme in September which struck me as an alternative. I am, of course, assuming the current crisis will be over by then. I have considered the European events of the year in t...
by David Witham
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Estoril Classic
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Estoril Classic

I have been looking to see what old car events there are later in the year. On I came across was the Estoril classic in Portugal in October. Has anyone been to it before? If so I would be interested in your comments. I would probably take the ferry from Portsmouth to northern Spain but might conside...
by David Witham
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Tappet Adjuster
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: Tappet Adjuster

I like your alloy thermostat elbow that is in the picture. What years were those fitted to?
by David Witham
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Decoke soak
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Decoke soak

Some years ago I used to compete in sprints and hill climb. After rebuilding my cylinder head using the improved valve stem seals I had problems with exhaust valves sticking. Peter Burgess suggested that I ran the car with no exhaust valve stem seals at all. I took his advice. This winter I have rem...
by David Witham
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Tow rope anchoring points?
Replies: 6
Views: 1702

Re: Tow rope anchoring points?

I have those on the front of my B and I have put them to the test. They work. I have also tested the rear ones with success.
by David Witham
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: MGB GT DOOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN YEARS
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Re: MGB GT DOOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN YEARS

Hello Gary. The main changes to the doors predate the change to rubber bumpers. A chrome bumper door from a BGT that had the larger internal handle come arm rest will be the same as on a rubber bumper car. Before those handles and the corporate inside latch/lock handle there were a number of changes...
by David Witham
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Oil burning off bringing smoke in through the footwells
Replies: 5
Views: 1501

Re: Oil burning off bringing smoke in through the footwells

In addition to what people have said about where the oil smoke might come from you could also look at where it is getting into the footwells. Over the years people may have removed some of the bungs and grommets that block the holes between the cabin and the engine bay. By closing up such holes you ...
by David Witham
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Rubber Bumper Or Not?
Replies: 16
Views: 4063

Re: Rubber Bumper Or Not?

As the link in the post above confirms, rubber bumper production started in September 1974. So registering a chrome bumper car in October is quite reasonable. There are some web resources that give quite a bit of information about ride height and how to measure it. It is generally measured from the ...