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by Ian Fozzard
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Dragging disc brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 62

Re: Dragging disc brakes

Tom, perhaps if the pads are a different shape to the ones you have been using, could they be not seating properly on the disc? I'm thinking of the raised edge around the disc caused by corrosion. This often adds a little thickness to the disc (all that oxygen combined with the iron I guess😁).

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Dragging disc brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 62

Re: Dragging disc brakes

Sounds like the non standard pads might be too thick?

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Dragging disc brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 62

Re: Dragging disc brakes

Tom, I think it depends on how old those calipers are? If they have been on the car for a few years the pistons may be corroded and may be best replaced. If the pistons are good then I would take the pads out on one side at a time and gently depress the brake pedal - just enough to get the pistons m...
by Ian Fozzard
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Bonnet options ?
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: Bonnet options ?

As Tom says, use several small pieces to build up the repair. Easy to do with a MIG welder. I did start with a basically sound bonnet of course, with just a few holes and rust in the corners. If it had been significantly worse I might have taken a different course. Aluminium bonnets in good conditio...
by Ian Fozzard
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Bonnet options ?
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: Bonnet options ?

The bonnet is tricky to repair, mainly due to the double skin construction. But if you have it detached on a trestle and take your time it is quite feasible. Admittedly I used filler to get the final shape after cutting out all the rust, but definitely worth it I think
Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: new to forum
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: new to forum

P.s. a sill is the rocker panel in USA speak!!

https://www.adrianflux.co.uk/uk-us-car- ... ker-panel/

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: new to forum
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: new to forum

Hi Erich, welcome to the forum, car looks great and should be able to give you lots of enjoyment. I was about to say the same as Mike in the post above. I think you will have to do some work on the sills and rear wing.at some point soon. The BGT is exceptionally strong and the corrosion we spotted i...
by Ian Fozzard
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Inexistent horn bullet terminal
Replies: 24
Views: 1070

Re: Inexistent horn bullet terminal

Easily missed Peter! The steering column/horn combinations do not seem to be particularly well documented, and who would have expected MG to have reverted back to a previous configuration so quickly?
Have a good Easter!
Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Inexistent horn bullet terminal
Replies: 24
Views: 1070

Re: Inexistent horn bullet terminal

Peter,

see Clausager - top of page 146 - "1971 model year Changes to all cars. horn push returned to steering wheel centre"

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Inexistent horn bullet terminal
Replies: 24
Views: 1070

Re: Inexistent horn bullet terminal

Thanks Peter. I've always been pretty certain my BGT was as it left the factory (1972) when I got it in 1978. It really had just been driven and serviced. Certainly the sills needed replacement in 1978 as I discovered after I bought it and tried jacking it up!

Ian F