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by Tom Brearley
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Seat belt mount finisher
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Seat belt mount finisher

I am more grateful for the replies above than my tardy response might imply! Really, thanks for checking parts numbers and old equipment. That's great. Some better pictures are attached. IMG_1474.jpg IMG_1471.jpg Happily, I chanced upon one on Ebay advertised as "Window winder washer?" [The seller's...
by Tom Brearley
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Front wing removal MGB GT
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Front wing removal MGB GT

I fitted new wings last year. The best piece of advice I found was to run a tap through all the bolt holes before starting. That really helps with the awkward ones under the dash. Using pointed bolts also simplifies things. As do double-jointed hands ;)
by Tom Brearley
Fri May 15, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Gearstick Hiss
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Gearstick Hiss

Having not driven from June 2016 - Feb 2020, I find the hiss of the gearstick much more intrusive than I used to! When refitting it I installed the correct damper (which was missing) but that doesn't seem to have made any difference. Today (during a lovely run over the Blackdown Hills - the B3170 do...
by Tom Brearley
Sun May 10, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Fuel Pump Inertia Switch
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: Fuel Pump Inertia Switch

Conviently(?) one also gets a warning when the switch has tripped as the indicators don't work! This could perhaps be useful in the event of a very minor shunt or a bad pothole causing the float bowls to empty a few minutes further down the road. (The white wire going to the fuse box is a spur off t...
by Tom Brearley
Sun May 10, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Fuel Pump Inertia Switch
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: Fuel Pump Inertia Switch

The pump circuit is interupted just behind the ignition switch.
by Tom Brearley
Sun May 10, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Fuel Pump Inertia Switch
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Fuel Pump Inertia Switch

I have been meaning to fit a fuel pump inertia switch for some time. The purpose of the switch is to break the circuit to the electric pump in the event of an accident. Such switches were fitted to late North American Bs. There's a good Moss video that explains inertia switches here https://www.yout...
by Tom Brearley
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Seat belt mount finisher
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Seat belt mount finisher

Thanks for the replies.

I have asked Moss but have not yet got a sensible response.

A better picture is attached (found on the net - from a rubber bumper GT).
by Tom Brearley
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: leak from the rear drum
Replies: 34
Views: 4042

Re: leak from the rear drum

The C clip can be made less formidable if a gradual approach is taken: - Locate one of the 'ears' on the side of the cylinder (not in the groove) - Keeping a thumb on the first ear, lever the 2nd ear into the same position using a screwdriver, copper grease and eye protection (in case it pings off) ...
by Tom Brearley
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Seat belt mount finisher
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Seat belt mount finisher

Can anyone tell me the part number (or name!) of the black plastic ring that surrounds the seat belt mounts on GTs?

Many thanks