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by Ian Fozzard
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 39
Views: 11365

Re: Overheating

WP_20190426_002.jpg Vic's resurrection of this thread prompted me to reply to this radiator question from Dave (long since resolved I suspect). The division in the rad core is typical of a Serck Marston recored radiator - looks exactly like mine! I guess if they didn't have a core to fit exactly th...
by Ian Fozzard
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Horn malfunction
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: Horn malfunction

Richard, this sounds as if you have checked most things! My experience is based on my '72 so I am assuming your earlier car is similar. Have you removed the covers over the top of the steering column whilst removing the horn push? Underneath there is the grounding mechanism for the horn push. I susp...
by Ian Fozzard
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: B LE Paint codes
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: B LE Paint codes

Absolutely right Peter! My BGT is "Blaze", and even in the 1970's the cellulose I bought could be obtained in two shades - "clean" and "dirty" (from Ault and Wiborg, Blaze No 1 and Blaze No 2). Presumably because this orange shade changes very quickly as it weathers. The shades available now in cell...
by Ian Fozzard
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Gear box mounting bushes
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: Gear box mounting bushes

Hi David. I think you are correct, for reasons unknown to me, many black rubber components available now are extremely hard and inflexible. This makes fitting a bit of a problem. I would mention engine mountings and the black rubber seal in the heater system you mention. Could be a forced change in ...
by Ian Fozzard
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: B LE Paint codes
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: B LE Paint codes

Nigel, have a look at this site, from the US MG Experience forum:

http://www.teglerizer.com/mgcolors/index.html

It may or may not provide the information you require!!

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: mgb let petrol starvation.
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Re: mgb let petrol starvation.

Good luck with it! They are essentially simple vehicles, so you should get to the right conclusion with a methodical approach.
Keep us informed please!

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: heat effect on ignition system mgb.
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: heat effect on ignition system mgb.

Peter, see my other reply to try replacement ignition parts. One important question - when the engine stops and will not start, does the fuel pump tick right up to that point? If it has stopped ticking some time previously then that could be causing fuel starvation. When the engine stops (ideally in...
by Ian Fozzard
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: mgbgt fuel starvation after driving for approx 30 mind.
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: mgbgt fuel starvation after driving for approx 30 mind.

Thanks Peter for the response. Are you certain that it is a fuel starvation issue? If you are certain, then we can rule out ignition issues. As Dave mentions, the coil, the condenser, and the rotor arm can all fail as the engine heats up. Would be good to rule them out.

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: mgbgt fuel starvation after driving for approx 30 mind.
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: mgbgt fuel starvation after driving for approx 30 mind.

Is your fuel tank venting properly? When you stop or run out of fuel in your garage, open the fuel filler and see if you can discern an inrush of air.

Alternatively, if not fuel related, there are some things which can break down with heat in the ignition system. Perhaps need to check that?

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Gasket twixt back brake backplate and axle case flange
Replies: 17
Views: 5172

Re: Gasket twixt back brake backplate and axle case flange

I would recommend Namrick or Westfield fasteners. Measure what you have an note the strength code on the bolt head. You should be able to find them from these suppliers.

Ian F