Search found 75 matches

by Tom Brearley
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: best workshop manual
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: best workshop manual

Idlewild, While not a workshop manual, I'd recommend "MGB & MGB GT: Your Expert Guide to Problems & How to Fix Them" by Roger Williams. It's well illustrated and written, containing lots of know-how. If you're new to old cars, an early 2nd hand edition of the AA's "Car Care: How it works; how to loo...
by Tom Brearley
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Spot welding sills
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Spot welding sills

I've done some sill repairs but not complete replacement. Like Ian, I used puddle welds with a MIG to replicate spot welds. But the flanges at the top and bottom of the sill structure were spot welded at the Factory, and p. 72/73 of Lindsay Porter's 'Restoration Manual' says a handheld spot welder i...
by Tom Brearley
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: gap between window and seal
Replies: 24
Views: 1201

Re: gap between window and seal

I suppose you could check the seal is all the way on? When I changed mine I had to tap it down all round the door frame with a mallet
by Tom Brearley
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: gap between window and seal
Replies: 24
Views: 1201

Re: gap between window and seal

The window slides up and down two channels, one at the front of the door (forming the back of the quarter light) and one at the rear (which only extends up as far as the door top). The rear one can be adjusted 'in and out' at its base where there is a slotted fixing. (Part 33 at https://www.moss-eur...
by Tom Brearley
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Factory record copy Personal Export Delivery
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Factory record copy Personal Export Delivery

Mine was PED to Bavaria originally. There's some info in the BL Passport to Service which came with the car.
by Tom Brearley
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Homemade Fog / Spot Light Rocker Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: Homemade Fog / Spot Light Rocker Switch

I added a 'stationary' blade connector to the protruding part of the screw, and then sawed if off flush. The 3 unmasked positions on the slider are gently centre-punched to compensate for the thickness of the tape. Finally, I took a pic of the switch in the 1973 brochure, photoshopped it a bit and p...
by Tom Brearley
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Homemade Fog / Spot Light Rocker Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: Homemade Fog / Spot Light Rocker Switch

Having looked and failed to find a 3 position, 2 circuits rocker switch in the original style, I needed to make my own. I started with an old light switch. It has 3 positions but is cumulative in operation. In other words position 2 is side-lights and position 3 is side-lights plus headlights. This ...
by Tom Brearley
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Homemade Fog / Spot Light Rocker Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Homemade Fog / Spot Light Rocker Switch

Whilst we are mostly confined to our garages again, I thought I'd share my lockdown project. I've had a fog light and a spot light fitted for some time, but the original style rocker switches seem practically impossible to find. None of the usual suspects, like Moss, make a reproduction and I have n...
by Tom Brearley
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: New to the Forum

Welcome Steve.

Out of curiosity, what's actually involved in a 'fast road' set up? Are you able to share any pictures of the car?

Tom
by Tom Brearley
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Happy New Year

Happy new year. It's snowy on the moors again...
IMG_2221 new year.jpg