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by Peter Cresswell
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: VIN Numbers: 1964 MK 1 MGB Roadster
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: VIN Numbers: 1964 MK 1 MGB Roadster

Hi Kris,
The Car Number is on plate that looks like this. It was screwwed (probably self tappers) to the inner wing, and as George says it should be on the left when viewed from the front of the car.

[attachment=0]MGB Chassis Plate.jpg[/attachment]
by Peter Cresswell
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Convertible Hood replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1938

Re: Convertible Hood replacement

When my friend with the Jensen Healey asked Don Trimming about a vinyl hood they could make one but the vinyl they could get these days was vastly inferior to the vinyl hood were originally made from. So he chose to have mohair, which was about twice as expensive (+ the bespoking!) but it really tra...
by Peter Cresswell
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Convertible Hood replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1938

Re: Convertible Hood replacement

Hi Malcolm My only experience with a mohair hood was the one fitted to a 2002 MG TF I had a few years ago. This was quite grey in colour but using Autoglym Hood Cleaner and Hood Protector fixed the problem and it looked good again. I mentioned above the friend who had a bespoke hood made (it was for...
by Peter Cresswell
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: FUEL TANK SENDER UNIT
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: FUEL TANK SENDER UNIT

Hi Martin Brown and Gammons list it at £57.96 + P&P. See https://www.ukmgparts.com/product/mgb-midcat-8-submgb12-fuel-tanks-fuel-pumps-pipes-and-fixings/tank-unit-smiths-gauge-cou-bha4471 It is the one that fits the tank held in place by straps running from the front of the tank, underneath to the b...
by Peter Cresswell
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: MGB Roadster rear shock upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: MGB Roadster rear shock upgrade

I use adjustable Spax on my roadster and like Bob I use quite a soft setting of click 3 out of the 16 available. Much harder and the car skips about too much as the set up is too hard. I do increase the settings to click 4 if the tank is full, the boot is full and I have a boot bag on the lid. I am ...
by Peter Cresswell
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: MOT Exemption.
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: MOT Exemption.

Hi Dave 'V5c says 'historic ', so no MOT required.' This is not necessarily true at VED exemption is from Date of Build and MOT exemption is Date of First Registration. Owners of very late MGBs need to watch out for this as they were obviously built before the factory closed in October 1980 but they...
by Peter Cresswell
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: MOT Exemption.
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: MOT Exemption.

Vic and Paul I think what happens now is different from the early statements given to the DVLA by the DVSA, which implied originally the MOT had simply expired, then it said 'Not Found' both of which led the Police to stop cars unnecessarily for no MOT and presumed therefore, no tax or insurance, wh...
by Peter Cresswell
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Folding hood frame
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Folding hood frame

If you look at here from the Moss catalogue https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/shop-by-model/mg/mgb-c-v8/weather-equipment/hoods-hood-frames-fittings/hood-frame-tonneau-cover-fittings-mgb.html You will see the 3 types of hood frame at the top of the page. Type 1 is the frame for the pack away hood Type 2...
by Peter Cresswell
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Overdrive HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Overdrive HELP

Hi Max, It is impossible to diagnose potential problems of this nature, so I'll offer some thoughts for you to consider Although you don't give the year of your car or the type of overdrive you have, from the fact you ordered a gauze filter I assume the Overdrive unit is the LH type with the interna...
by Peter Cresswell
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Unusual clutch wear.
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Unusual clutch wear.

Hi Harry I agree with Ian's prognosis. The car must have been driven for some time with a worn and slipping clutch to get that amount of wear. Any engine reconditioner will be able to reface the clutch side of the flywheel, but they will have to do it from the outer edge (where the ring gear sits) a...