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by Ian Fozzard
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Flexible pipe between engine &oil pressure gauge.
Replies: 11
Views: 208

Re: Flexible pipe between engine &oil pressure gauge.

Regarding Lucas branded parts I should draw attention to this from the Lucas website: 2000s The noughties was an eventful decade for Lucas. In 2003 the decision was made by TRW to license the Lucas brand to specialist licensees who could continue the development and investment of the Lucas programs....
by Ian Fozzard
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Flexible pipe between engine &oil pressure gauge.
Replies: 11
Views: 208

Re: Flexible pipe between engine &oil pressure gauge.

Michael,. I agree completely. I too have suggested that the option of having good quality parts is something that should be considered. The number of items I have purchased and which eventually had to be binned is too large to list here. Parts for the BGT and the Midget, from various sources. As you...
by Ian Fozzard
Sun May 31, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Flexible pipe between engine &oil pressure gauge.
Replies: 11
Views: 208

Re: Flexible pipe between engine &oil pressure gauge.

The flexible oil pressure pipe on my 72 BGT is braided, and it's the original one fitted in Abingdon all those years ago😊. Never given me any trouble and therefore never given it a great deal of attention (until now). Just checked it and looks as good as it always has been, hopefully will go on for ...
by Ian Fozzard
Wed May 27, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Spitting through HS4 carb
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: Spitting through HS4 carb

Paul, thanks for that measurement - 60 thou. I did run my engine at that setting for a while and found it worked equally well. Does that equate to 12 flats down from the bridge? (At least in theory anyway - didn't seem to tally for me)

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Wed May 27, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Spitting through HS4 carb
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: Spitting through HS4 carb

I am usually concerned most about running lean at high speed/loads. This is potentially damaging. I check this by a high speed/ full load run and switching off before idling. Then check the plugs. The important thing to remember (in my opinion) is that setting the mixture correct at idle (and agonis...
by Ian Fozzard
Wed May 27, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Spitting through HS4 carb
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: Spitting through HS4 carb

Steven, here is my current set up: Jets down about 66 thou each BUT needles are AAA. This is a slightly richer needle than standard I have tried several needle profiles and these seem to be best for my engine, although I have not had it set up on a rolling road The engine has an overbore to +20 thou...
by Ian Fozzard
Wed May 27, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Spitting through HS4 carb
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: Spitting through HS4 carb

I will check the measurement this morning and report back

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Wed May 27, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Spitting through HS4 carb
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: Spitting through HS4 carb

Steven, using a digital Vernier is what I always do when setting the SU jets. Firstly I find that both jets do not sit equally on the bridge when fully screwed up, so I check then. Secondly after doing the 12 flats initial set up and then adjusting until I am happy with the running, I check again an...
by Ian Fozzard
Mon May 25, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Tin Pellets.
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Tin Pellets.

https://fbhvc.co.uk/fuels

Try this link Dave, should be all you need to know!

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Mon May 25, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Tin Pellets.
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Tin Pellets.

Dave, I think the Federation (FBHV?) has tested these additives some years ago but their report should be available somewhere. Perhaps someone on this forum or try a search on the interweb?
I used the Castrol one before converting my car's and as far as I could tell it worked fine.

Ian F