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by Vic Butler
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: No vin plate no log book just a build and engine number .
Replies: 12
Views: 11945

Re: No vin plate no log book just a build and engine number

That should read date of build not date of registration regarding emissions.
. Vic Butler
by Vic Butler
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: No vin plate no log book just a build and engine number .
Replies: 12
Views: 11945

Re: No vin plate no log book just a build and engine number

I think you'll find that the emission rates apply to the dare of registration of the vehicle irrespective of the engine. I have a 1986 engine in my 1975 Land Rover and the emissions are a maximum of 4.5 but if the engine was in its original vehicle it would be about 2.6.
. Vic Butler
by Vic Butler
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Petrol quality
Replies: 5
Views: 5873

Re: Petrol quality

I have to use Shell V Power in my Downton Stage 2 tuned BGT and even then it pinks sometimes.
I wouldn't use supermarket fuel as the engine is a bit fussy.
Oh for Cleveland Discol with alcohol or Esso Golden!!!!!
. Vic Butler
by Vic Butler
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Advice on roadside jack sought please.
Replies: 6
Views: 6147

Re: Advice on roadside jack sought please.

Evening Pete.
There is enough room in the spare wheel compartment of my 1977 BGT for a small trolley jack. I have LE wheels on the car and have fitted the spare with the dish upwards so I can store things in it.
. Vic Butler
by Vic Butler
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Advice on roadside jack sought please.
Replies: 6
Views: 6147

Re: Advice on roadside jack sought please.

I never trust the built in jacking points as the car has to be raised very high to get the wheel off the ground. Far better to buy a small trolley jack that goes under the suspension then the wheel is raised without the body going up. I've got a small trolley jack that will go under the front suspen...
by Vic Butler
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: oil filter seal
Replies: 7
Views: 7181

Re: oil filter seal

What happens to the collar from which the oil cooler pipe runs? On my previous BGT this would drop down when the filter bowl was removed so its sealing ring had to be replaced, hence the several rings with the filter. I grew fed up of this so I converted it to spin on. My current 77 BGT has it fitte...
by Vic Butler
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Anybody using sigle piece rear springs?
Replies: 9
Views: 8471

Re: Anybody using sigle piece rear springs?

Further to my previous posting I forgot to mention that parabolic springs have a longer travel which lever arms are unable to cope with. I had to fit longer telescopics to my Land Rover which has telescopics as standard.
. Vic Butler.
by Vic Butler
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: MGB Adjustable Rear Lever Arm Shock Absorbers
Replies: 2
Views: 3454

Re: MGB Adjustable Rear Lever Arm Shock Absorbers

Thanks Pete I'll contact them.
. Vic
by Vic Butler
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Anybody using sigle piece rear springs?
Replies: 9
Views: 8471

Re: Anybody using sigle piece rear springs?

Telescopic shock absorbers must be used with parabolic springs. If the springs are known to be of a good quality then there should be no problem. I fitted 4 to my Land Rover many years ago and have had no problems with them at all. The ride is softer than standard springs but not excessively so and ...
by Vic Butler
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: MGB Adjustable Rear Lever Arm Shock Absorbers
Replies: 2
Views: 3454

MGB Adjustable Rear Lever Arm Shock Absorbers

I have a pair of Armstrong adjustable rear lever arm shock absorbers for an MGB.
Does anyone know where I can get them reconditioned?
. Vic Butler