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by Tom Ward
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Changing temperature gauge type
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Changing temperature gauge type

Thanks for the replies. I received a second quote for the repair of mine which was a bit more palatable so I’m going to get mine repaired. I wondered about a lower cost gauge but am part way into building what is going to result in a fairly expensive engine and for the sake of £100 I’d rather know I...
by Tom Ward
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Changing temperature gauge type
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Changing temperature gauge type

I've just 'removed' the temperature sender by cutting the capillary line to the gauge. I realise this is something of an error but there really didn't seem to be an alternative choice as the sender was corroded into the head and had the nut ringed off, no amount of persuasion with spanners or grips ...
by Tom Ward
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: MGBs in Competition
Topic: My Car
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: My Car

Hi Peter, Thanks for your reply and good to catch up again. I'm glad you got your engine sorted. First question. Looking through the MGCC regs in the link you sent, I think I should be able to run in standard class as my car is 1976 and it states in 3.2.1.8 cars built after 1974 may run with the rub...
by Tom Ward
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: MGBs in Competition
Topic: My Car
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

My Car

Well as there is a new section on here and I don't visit very often I thought I'd mention my car and this seems the place to put it (mods please move to MGB general if you feel it more appropriate). I will start by declaring that it is not a competition car - YET. I've always been involved in motor ...
by Tom Ward
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: bleeding brakes
Replies: 53
Views: 8723

Re: bleeding brakes

Hi, As it's a later car. I presume you have a brake servo? Some years ago my 76 car was impossible to bleed manually and I found the rubber bladder in the servo had perished so take the cover off this and have a look as well as checking the Master Cylinder. The servo adds complication into the syste...
by Tom Ward
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: MOT Exemption.
Replies: 15
Views: 8427

Re: MOT Exemption.

That’s interesting mine says no results returned. I’ll still have to get the v5 changed. Thanks for the help
by Tom Ward
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: MOT Exemption.
Replies: 15
Views: 8427

Re: MOT Exemption.

Hi, sorry to hijack this thread but it's most relevent to my current status. I have a 1976 car so it's over 40 years old but hasn't been on the road since it turned 40 (gosh three years without an MGB). I'm now almost ready to get it back on the road - there's cosmetic and paint work to do but it's ...
by Tom Ward
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Competition Mods
Replies: 6
Views: 5507

Re: Competition Mods

Hi Peter, Thanks for your help. The car is lowered already and was carried out by a local mg specialist but I don't know exactly what springs he used. Based on the weight of the steering wheel I don't think the castor was adjusted much, if at all. I'll tap him up in the pub when I see him next. I fi...
by Tom Ward
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Competition Mods
Replies: 6
Views: 5507

Re: Competition Mods

Thanks Peter.

You have a pm!
by Tom Ward
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Competition Mods
Replies: 6
Views: 5507

Competition Mods

I have a 76 bgt which has been in dads garage for a few years whilst I carried out some mechanical repairs. These are nearly finished and I'd like to use the car in some competitive manner. I'm thinking hrcr road rallies, the mg speed championship and track days so I want to make some sensible adapt...