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by Peter Cresswell
Thu May 16, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Private Messages
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Private Messages

Hi Paul
The exchange of PMs between shows them to works just as described! Sit in the 'Outbox' until the recipient opens it then it goes into the 'Sent messages' box. I was assuming it would work like emails!
Thanks for your help,
Pete
by Peter Cresswell
Wed May 15, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Private Messages
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Private Messages

I've recently tried sending a PM to another member and tried twice with much the same information. At the end of the message I have clicked on submit, but I find both messages are in the 'Outbox' still rather than being in the 'Sent mail' box. Why?
by Peter Cresswell
Wed May 15, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Aldon 1950 race engine
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Aldon 1950 race engine

Hi Harry, The problem you have is not knowing the state of tune of the engine, the cam it is fitted with, or indeed any idea of the overall condition or spec. of the internals. At 1950cc it will have very different pistons to a normal B engine probably Lotus Twin cam forged pistons if it is indeed a...
by Peter Cresswell
Mon May 13, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Low speed misfire.
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Low speed misfire.

Hi Vic On a different tack entirely, have you checked that the carb piston in the dashpot is falling freely and completely onto the bridge in the venturi? I had this happen on my Mini Cooper, which had a new pair of carbs, but one didn't drop freely resulting in a misfire at low revs. Things to chec...
by Peter Cresswell
Sat May 11, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Hidden Music Source
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Hidden Music Source

I know it well! In fact here is a picture of my MGB taken at the top of Bwlch-y-Groes on the MG CC Midland Centre Welsh Rallye in 2017. Weather was not too good at the time. The picture was taken by Martin Price Midland Centre Chairman. It is actually quite a way from where I live, but well worth a ...
by Peter Cresswell
Tue May 07, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Competition Mods
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Competition Mods

Hi Martin As the only pictures on this thread are of TAP 769G I take it this is the car you father had? Do you have any history of the car during your father's ownership or old photos? I bought the car from Brown and Gammons in Baldock in early 2011, it was a standard MGB then so the mods in the pic...
by Peter Cresswell
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Steering Wheel Removal
Replies: 16
Views: 307

Re: Steering Wheel Removal

Hi Dave - If it is the early non collapsible column, not a lot holds it in place. If you take of the column shrouds and undo the screws that hold the stalk in place and let hang down out of the way. The under the bonnet, mark the relative position of the column shaft to the universal joint (a white ...
by Peter Cresswell
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: MGB Roadster 1971 CCG 518 K
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: MGB Roadster 1971 CCG 518 K

It's nice to see you kept the recessed grille. Many people have replaced them with the earlier chrome grille, making cars with the recessed grille something of a rarity now. I wonder if the owners between when you sold the car and now still kept it.
by Peter Cresswell
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: valve seat inserts
Replies: 18
Views: 258

Re: valve seat inserts

In Peter Burgess' book he does mention that Valve seat inserts can be fitted to the inlets if the seats have been recut too many times, resulting in the valve sitting too far into the throat of the inlet port. This will give problems with the valve gear geometry as rocker arms will be at a greater a...
by Peter Cresswell
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: valve seat inserts
Replies: 18
Views: 258

Re: valve seat inserts

Fingers crossed it's ok now. I think the head will have done remarkably well to have valve seats that look like they do in your pictures and not have been converted to unleaded at least some 20 years ago. How many miles it has done? If you are unsure if it is unleaded, you should used a lead substit...