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by Ian Fozzard
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: New steering rack fitted but column touches chassis
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: New steering rack fitted but column touches chassis

One thing you need to be aware of: there are different methods for alignment in the various manual editions.
One of these involves the use of pointers attached to the meeting ends of rack and column. I have never used this method - seemed designed for later Bs - and it seems quite impractical.

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: New steering rack fitted but column touches chassis
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: New steering rack fitted but column touches chassis

I've just had a look at my 72 BGT. The column passes the side chassis with a clearance of circa 2-3 mm. There is a stage of mounting the rack which involves shims under the rack mounts. This is to ensure that everything aligns with no sideways forces. You must follow this and insert the shims as req...
by Ian Fozzard
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: New steering rack fitted but column touches chassis
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: New steering rack fitted but column touches chassis

Very difficult to say anything about this without more precise information. It sounds like you have a whole raft of non-standard parts fitted, so I would guess that's where the problem lies. I can post a photo of the rack position on my '72 BGT tomorrow if that might help? Otherwise I think you need...
by Ian Fozzard
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 36
Views: 9654

Re: Overheating

WP_20190426_002.jpg Vic's resurrection of this thread prompted me to reply to this radiator question from Dave (long since resolved I suspect). The division in the rad core is typical of a Serck Marston recored radiator - looks exactly like mine! I guess if they didn't have a core to fit exactly th...
by Ian Fozzard
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Horn malfunction
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: Horn malfunction

Richard, this sounds as if you have checked most things! My experience is based on my '72 so I am assuming your earlier car is similar. Have you removed the covers over the top of the steering column whilst removing the horn push? Underneath there is the grounding mechanism for the horn push. I susp...
by Ian Fozzard
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: B LE Paint codes
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: B LE Paint codes

Absolutely right Peter! My BGT is "Blaze", and even in the 1970's the cellulose I bought could be obtained in two shades - "clean" and "dirty" (from Ault and Wiborg, Blaze No 1 and Blaze No 2). Presumably because this orange shade changes very quickly as it weathers. The shades available now in cell...
by Ian Fozzard
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Gear box mounting bushes
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Gear box mounting bushes

Hi David. I think you are correct, for reasons unknown to me, many black rubber components available now are extremely hard and inflexible. This makes fitting a bit of a problem. I would mention engine mountings and the black rubber seal in the heater system you mention. Could be a forced change in ...
by Ian Fozzard
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: B LE Paint codes
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: B LE Paint codes

Nigel, have a look at this site, from the US MG Experience forum:

http://www.teglerizer.com/mgcolors/index.html

It may or may not provide the information you require!!

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: mgb let petrol starvation.
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: mgb let petrol starvation.

Good luck with it! They are essentially simple vehicles, so you should get to the right conclusion with a methodical approach.
Keep us informed please!

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: heat effect on ignition system mgb.
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: heat effect on ignition system mgb.

Peter, see my other reply to try replacement ignition parts. One important question - when the engine stops and will not start, does the fuel pump tick right up to that point? If it has stopped ticking some time previously then that could be causing fuel starvation. When the engine stops (ideally in...