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by David Witham
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: 123 ignition
Replies: 17
Views: 727

Re: 123 ignition

It may not help in this case, but with starting problems it is worth checking how many volts the coil is receiving with the ignition key in the running position and then with the key in the cranking position. I don't know if it is a problem with replacement ignition switches, but I have often found ...
by David Witham
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Adding a brake servo
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: Adding a brake servo

Thanks for your comments everyone.
David
by David Witham
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Adding a brake servo
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Adding a brake servo

My 1974 chrome bumper MGB was originally built to US specification. As a result it was LHD with a twin circuit non servo braking system. When I converted it to RHD I changed the brake master cylinder to a UK type single circuit one as the UK cars never had the non servo twin circuit system, the mast...
by David Witham
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: My 'New' engine.
Replies: 28
Views: 4722

Re: My 'New' engine.

Harry if its a 1978 engine you may need to change the engine front plate to match your earlier mountings.
by David Witham
Mon May 25, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Largest Engine Capacity.
Replies: 12
Views: 4408

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: 1427

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: 2033

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: 2033

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: 1650

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: 1130

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...