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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: 5271

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
by Ian Fozzard
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Electrics: replugging and routing the loom
Replies: 36
Views: 4457

Re: Electrics: replugging and routing the loom

Well, that's the most comprehensive contribution ever I believe! Above and beyond the call of duty - well done Charles!!
I am just so glad I have an earlier, much simpler, BGT😊

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Gearbox oil change
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Gearbox oil change

Hi Mario, that does indeed look like a filler/level plug. On your car (a 72 like mine) the filler should be on top of the gearbox, behind the radio, under the carpet and under a rubber bung. The level is checked with a dipstick on the filler cap, the cap has a handle to enable it to be pulled out. I...
by Ian Fozzard
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: bleeding brakes
Replies: 53
Views: 7262

Re: bleeding brakes

That's pretty well what I experienced with my BGT brakes. I did suggest a new master cylinder in my initial reply, but I will try not to be too smug about it😇😬😇!

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: upper fulcrum pin shearing ?
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: upper fulcrum pin shearing ?

Thanks for that Peter, interesting and entertaining!!

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Engine mud shield / radiator cowl ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2638

Re: Engine mud shield / radiator cowl ?

Apologies Charles - we may have been talking at cross purposes due to my imprecise language.
When I referred to the "big gap" between engine and radiator I was referring to the later RB cars. There certainly isn't any such gap on my '72 !

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: upper fulcrum pin shearing ?
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: upper fulcrum pin shearing ?

Just another thought on this: if the MG is being used for racing or other Motorsport, and has stiffer dampers etc. then some failures of suspension components may occur due to the excessive forces applied. I used a TR2 in speed events some years ago with generally beefed up suspension. I had a failu...
by Ian Fozzard
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Engine mud shield / radiator cowl ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2638

Re: Engine mud shield / radiator cowl ?

Thanks Charles. Looking at my BGT I can see the plate would fill quite a big gap between engine and radiator. I could envisage that such a gap could generate some turbulent vortices/eddie's which might interfere with air flow through the radiator, hence covering the base of the gap could be advantag...
by Ian Fozzard
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: upper fulcrum pin shearing ?
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: upper fulcrum pin shearing ?

Never experienced that, or ever heard of it previously. I am still using the original upper fulcrum pins, and I am sure they are very robust - I can't really see them shearing? Of course, if these original pins have been replaced by aftermarket items, then the material used may be of poor quality, u...
by Ian Fozzard
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Engine mud shield / radiator cowl ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2638

Re: Engine mud shield / radiator cowl ?

Ah! Austin 1100s and wet weather☹️ !

My better half had one in the early '70's. We sprayed the exposed distributor with all sorts of stuff, and eventually wrapped it in a plastic bag!!

Ian F