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by Vic Butler
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Draining fuel
Replies: 9
Views: 1033

Re: Draining fuel

Some people will say that modern petrol is no good after it has stood for 2 months. My Austin 7 started easily enough recently after a year standing, so it's anybody's guess, but a few years is too long! I would have thought that the easiest way to drain the tank would be to disconnect the fuel pip...
by Vic Butler
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Exhaust manifold nuts
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Exhaust manifold nuts

I've got MGOC brass barrel nuts on the manifold to head on my BGT. They will fit the downpipe studs on the standard cast iron manifold and interestingly the manifold to downpipe studs on my 1975 Series 3 Land Rover. Being longer than the studs, they stop corrosion on the studs and I can remove the c...
by Vic Butler
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 39
Views: 12947

Re: Overheating

I've had a reply from Peter Burgess and he reckons it's a cooling issue as, like I thought, coolant would be expelled if the system was being pressurized. Years ago I had overheating with no water loss. It turned out to be the impeller drive on the water pump had sheared. When I've got the Land Rove...
by Vic Butler
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 39
Views: 12947

Re: Overheating

An update. I've drained the coolant and disconnected the hoses and linkages but with a new puppy arriving, things have been put on hold. This morning I rang Peter Burgess and spoke to Simon. He thought it was puzzling situation and suggested I do a compression test. I said I had and told him the res...
by Vic Butler
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: heat effect on ignition system mgb.
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: heat effect on ignition system mgb.

Am I right in thinking you've replaced the fuel pump? If so have you connected the fuel lines the right way round to the pump?
by Vic Butler
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Webber DCOE-45 + 123 ignition/vacuum advance
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Re: Webber DCOE-45 + 123 ignition/vacuum advance

Don't take the vacuum advance pick up from the inlet manifold as rubber bumper B's had. It needs to be on the air filter side of the throttle disc close to the disc.
by Vic Butler
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Drilled and slotted brake disks
Replies: 7
Views: 1305

Re: Drilled and slotted brake disks

The original discs on my 1977 BGT were worn and grooved so I fitted drilled discs and new standard pads recently. The brakes were a lot better but was it solely down to the fact that the old ones were worn or not?
by Vic Butler
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: bleeding brakes
Replies: 53
Views: 9017

Re: bleeding brakes

That's the sequence to bleed the brakes Not Anumber but don't forget the correct pedal action, a rapid push down, let it return unassisted and a short pause before another rapid push down until all the air bubbles are gone. I agree with Charles about screwing in the pressure warning switch before fi...
by Vic Butler
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: bleeding brakes
Replies: 53
Views: 9017

Re: bleeding brakes

Agree Charles. That thought hadn't struck me. The brakes would then have to be bled by the traditional method otherwise the piston won't centralize. Thanks.
by Vic Butler
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: bleeding brakes
Replies: 53
Views: 9017

Re: bleeding brakes

Front offside, front nearside , then the rears. No order bleeding the rears in the manual. The brake pedal must be pushed rapidly right down .allowing it to return unassisted. This procedure is repeated until no air bubbles are present. The same procedure with the other brakes. Then, if the electric...