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by Peter Cresswell
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: More newbie questions: Crankcase breather and oil pressure gauge flickering
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: More newbie questions: Crankcase breather and oil pressure gauge flickering

I'm not sure why but many (if not all) seem to do this - mine included! It might be down to the rotor design of the oil pump causing pulsing in the oil system at low revs. If the pressure comes up as soon as the revs are raised, I don't think there is much to worry about. They seem to do it more whe...
by Peter Cresswell
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Electronic Ignition, yes or no?
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Electronic Ignition, yes or no?

For me NO! I've had several failures over the years, and seen them fail on other peoples cars as well, and they always seem to fail when you are miles from home. When they do it is instant, and you can't fix them at the roadside, unless it is something obvious like a wire fallen off. With points you...
by Peter Cresswell
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 2199

Re: Insurance

I attach a copy of a newsletter from my insurers, Heritage, which explains how the Agreed Value works. It might not be how you think it will work!!!! It is most important that you have the correct Agreed Value, and remember that this is not the value of the car as any work on the car after and accid...
by Peter Cresswell
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Threaded holes under front 'chassis' legs?
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Threaded holes under front 'chassis' legs?

I think they sound like the mounting holes for anti roll bar brackets. The anti roll bar was an optional extra on early roadsters.
by Peter Cresswell
Sat May 08, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Running on suddenly.
Replies: 19
Views: 2473

Re: Running on suddenly.

Don't forget we had to retard the ignition slightly when unleaded fuel was introduced.
by Peter Cresswell
Sat May 08, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Alloy wheel centres MG logo
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: Alloy wheel centres MG logo

Hi Martin, I think your wheels were made by GB Wheels and they were very popular for MGBs and Minis during the 1970s when there were not many affordable alloy wheels around. I have search the internet for contact details without luck, but it appears John Brown Wheels still sell GB wheels, although t...
by Peter Cresswell
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Light knocking noise in the engine.
Replies: 27
Views: 3574

Re: Light knocking noise in the engine.

I would suspect that the damage to the edge of the conrod and the camshaft was caused by the debris from the dropped valve, possibly the broken off valve head getting between the conrod and the camshaft. I take it the dropped valve happened before you bought the car but it appears not to have done t...
by Peter Cresswell
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Dragging disc brakes
Replies: 22
Views: 3063

Re: Dragging disc brakes

The V8 pads use the same backing plate as the normal B, it is just the material is a bit longer but not if I remember correctly wider. I don't fit the anti squeal shims but just coat the back of the pad plate with a smear of Copperslip in the area where the caliper piston will touch it. Also I have ...
by Peter Cresswell
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Windscreen wipers
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: Windscreen wipers

This sounds like a bad earth from the wiper motor - a bit like the strange things that happen to the lights when the light unit is not earthing properly. Try earthing the wiper motor by running a wire from the body of the motor to an unpainted bolt under the dashboard (there are quite a few. A bit o...
by Peter Cresswell
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Water pump size
Replies: 10
Views: 2418

Re: Water pump size

You can adjust the distance in question by using a puller to increase it or a press to decrease it. I had to do this with the new pump I got, to make the 3 pulleys line up for the fan belt. You have a few mm each way to play with, but not cm! I too have searched against the part number you quoted an...