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by Peter Cresswell
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Bleeding the clutch
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Bleeding the clutch

I just use one of one man brake bleeding kits and it always works fine. Couple of points though 1.Keep an eye on the fluid level in the master cylinder. The slave cylinder is quite large diameter and the master cylinder is equally small so it empties quickly. 2.don't stop pumping the pedal when the ...
by Peter Cresswell
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Engine Oil
Replies: 20
Views: 6234

Re: Engine Oil

Hi John, great loyalty to the sticker on the car.
Pete
by Peter Cresswell
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: ignition light
Replies: 20
Views: 416

Re: ignition light

Hi Dave I think the problem lies with the fact you have found one of the brushes disconnected and as a result the rectifier bridge has been damaged. You used to be able buy these separately from Lucas and could replace just that part if the rest of the alternator is in good condition. Unfortunately,...
by Peter Cresswell
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Clutch thrust bearing "upgrade"
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Clutch thrust bearing "upgrade"

I considered using the roller bearing type when I fitted a new clutch during the engine rebuild, but decided against it on cost as the carbon type came with the AP kit, and I had never had a problem with the carbon type on any car in the past. The problems highlighted above and in the YouTube video ...
by Peter Cresswell
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Newbie - MGB Roadster on the way!
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Newbie - MGB Roadster on the way!

Zooming in on Paul's photos I don't think the Sebring valances fitted to Paul's car will be simple to reverse. The bumpers fit into a recess under the panel work above them, both at the front and rear (unlike on a Midget/Sprite) and I can see the fibreglass valances have been feathered into the wing...
by Peter Cresswell
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Newbie - MGB Roadster on the way!
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Newbie - MGB Roadster on the way!

Looks like a nice Christmas present!
Pete
by Peter Cresswell
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: trip counter
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: trip counter

Numbers are 1280 and 1000.
Pete
by Peter Cresswell
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: trip counter
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: trip counter

Hi Mario
Speedy cables or JDO instruments can repair your own speedo, and keep its current total mileage. Both have websites. Alternatively you could take a chance on a second hand one but make sure you get the correct one for the gearbox. Check the number on the face - should be 13?? or 1000.
Pete
by Peter Cresswell
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Taller suspension for a trials MGB
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Taller suspension for a trials MGB

The Exeter Trial is one of the Classic Endurance Trials, and some of these are quite rough. The cars are also quite specialised as I'm sure you will have realised from marshalling on the Exmoor Trial. See this video from Blue Hills Mine on the Lands End Trial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG5Qv-h...
by Peter Cresswell
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Peter Best
Replies: 11
Views: 1171

Re: Peter Best

Thinking about this a bit more, most insurers give the mileage allowance comes in steps - 1,500 miles, 3,000 miles, 5,000 miles or unlimited. You can always change it if you approach the maximum, but they are likely to charge a fee for this so best to think carefully when you take out the policy. Th...