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by Ian Fozzard
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Re-shell and DVLA
Replies: 35
Views: 1665

Re: Re-shell and DVLA

Steve,
I hope you get a good resolution. Keep us updated - we might all learn something.
Did you buy from a dealer? If so you have some leverage if it was mis-sold.

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Re-shell and DVLA
Replies: 35
Views: 1665

Re: Re-shell and DVLA

Steve, I'm afraid this sounds like bad news. I would like to hear what others think, but it seems to me that you may have a car constructed from parts of unknown provenance. Worst case scenario is a stolen car, or possibly a written off car. Before spending any more money on it I think you need to c...
by Ian Fozzard
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Soundproofing done wrong
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Soundproofing done wrong

Remy, thanks for clarifying that. I can't really offer any advice as I'm not sure of what the materials are made from.
I think I would ask MGOC, and follow what they advise?

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Soundproofing done wrong
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Soundproofing done wrong

Remy, I'm not sure what kind of material that is? There are specific kits to use under the bonnet and that's what I would recommend.
Having "sticky black lining" on the outside doesn't sound right to me?

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Battery cut off switch
Replies: 19
Views: 663

Re: Battery cut off switch

Also kills the alternator if the engine is running when the battery is disconnected!!

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Battery cut off switch
Replies: 19
Views: 663

Re: Battery cut off switch

Dave, my cutoff switch on my BGT is on the bulkhead just behind the passenger seat. Easy to reach from the driving seat. It interrupts the negative earth cable so is very easy to fit.

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: New member
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Re: New member

Keep us updated on how you get on!

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: New member
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Re: New member

Remy, I would guess that if you look under the dash or under the rear floor, or elsewhere in a hidden spot you may find the original colour. If the car has been rebodied with a new shell then obviously that will not be possible. You can pick up clues about whether the body is original by looking at ...
by Ian Fozzard
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: New member
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Re: New member

It's a very strong colour, and very similar (as far as I can tell) to BL Blaze.
Do you know what the original colour was? I suspect it may have been Blaze - a very popular colour for the BGT at that time.

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: New member
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Re: New member

Remy, that's quite unusual! I believe this is a fairly recent Land Rover colour? Have you or a previous owner had the MG painted in this colour?


Ian F