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by David Witham
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Front suspension and brake rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Front suspension and brake rebuild

I have taken the front cross member off my B and stripped down the brakes and suspension. The last time I had the callipers apart is over 20 years ago. I had forgotten you should remove the pads and pump the brakes while the callipers are still fitted so as to bring the pistons out. Interestingly, I...
by David Witham
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Homemade Fog / Spot Light Rocker Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Homemade Fog / Spot Light Rocker Switch

Fascinating project. I guess it would not matter too much if the fog light stayed on when the spot light came on.
by David Witham
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Exhaust manifold nuts
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: Exhaust manifold nuts

It is the one sold by Moss but I have the one that comes with a matching tubular manifold. I like the flange joints. They make taking it apart for other jobs very easy. The system feels very strong and the modern style mountings are probably an improvement. It was a bit noisier than I expected. Howe...
by David Witham
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 39
Views: 13012

Re: Overheating

"the gauge starts to rise, and the fan cuts in,"

I may have missed more details on the thread, but can I just say that the above statement is not overheating. It is the cooling system operating as intended. Provided the fan then keeps the situation under control there is no problem.
by David Witham
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Exhaust manifold nuts
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: Exhaust manifold nuts

Since my post yesterday I have found that Spalding Fasteners have just what I was looking for. Theirs are 3/4 inch thick.
by David Witham
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Exhaust manifold nuts
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Exhaust manifold nuts

When taking the engine and gearbox out to change the speedo drive worm gear in the back of the overdrive, I found there was an exhaust manifold gasket leak. My car has a Tourist Trophy tubular stainless manifold and system. I am careful not to tighten brass nuts too tight in case they strip and this...
by David Witham
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Gear box mounting bushes
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Gear box mounting bushes

I had forgotten about the plate on the left engine mount. When I used to compete in sprint and hill climb I removed that lump of metal to save weight!

It must be under the bench somewhere and it would fit in my powder coating oven.
by David Witham
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Gear box mounting bushes
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Gear box mounting bushes

I currently have the engine and gearbox out of the car to deal with the speedo worm drive gear replacement. While I am at it I have stripped down the gearbox cross member to paint it. My car was made in Feb'74 and has to metalastic type mountings, which do most of the work, plus a pair of top hat br...
by David Witham
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Speedo drive worm gear and pinion
Replies: 8
Views: 1826

Re: Speedo drive worm gear and pinion

The engine and box are now out of the car. I have removed the overdrive and pulled off its rear casing. The worm gear's teeth are badly worn so I will have to change it. It is green but I will replace it with a blue one as per the parts book. Been identifying all the "while I am at it" parts. The li...
by David Witham
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: MG Car Club 90th Anniversary gathering
Replies: 1
Views: 945

Re: MG Car Club 90th Anniversary gathering

It was a good event. Plenty of space to distance.

Interesting to see that GTs noticeably outnumbered roadsters. Don't remember having seen this before. Perhaps it was a result of the well forecast cold weather.