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by Peter Cresswell
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Seat slat coating
Replies: 5
Views: 6208

Re: Seat slat coating

I hadn't thought of that Ian! Was wondering what the purpose of the wooden slats was, so I left them out when I changed the seats. Mind you my car is now so noisy inside with the hardtop on, a bit more from the seats would be undetectable! The slats are now carefully stored with the original seats.
by Peter Cresswell
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Fuel Pump

If you replace it with a new SU pump it will be ethanol compliant - they have been for some years. I would agree with the above comments that the points type is best should it fail (as with ignition points). If you buy an alternative aftermarket type you need a pump with a capacity of 7 gallons per ...
by Peter Cresswell
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Front wing difference
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: Front wing difference

The difference is at the screen end of the wing. The roadster version continues under the screen and has the rectangular hole for the screen pillars to pass through and then has a dog leg near the rear. The GT has the dog leg in front of the screen. So unfortunately you can't swap them. If you were ...
by Peter Cresswell
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: MGBs in Competition
Topic: Some details of Gerry Brown's FIA MGB
Replies: 0
Views: 97

Some details of Gerry Brown's FIA MGB

Driving Gerry Browns MGB.pdf
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by Peter Cresswell
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Smoking
Replies: 7
Views: 4683

Re: Smoking

Hi Alex, I am always a bit wary of claims an engine has been reconditioned. It is often reconditioned in eyes of the owner, so unless the claim can be supported with receipts for the work. In the list of things you mention above that the owner has done last year, there is quite a lot of cylinder hea...
by Peter Cresswell
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Smoking
Replies: 7
Views: 4683

Re: Smoking

In the picture of Gerry Brown's engine above, I wasn't sure where the centre venting hose was connected. On the cover of Peter Burgess' book on power tuning MGB engines, the picture is of Gerry's engine as well, and it shows this pipe connects to another tappet cover with an elbow pipe.
by Peter Cresswell
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Smoking
Replies: 7
Views: 4683

Re: Smoking

I've been following this on the Facebook Page and here. There is nothing wrong with the way the breathers have been connected to the catch tank, and all of that appears to me to be working fine. The catch tank is vented using the pipe that goes down the back of the radiator, and is doing its job as ...
by Peter Cresswell
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: cooling fan sensor fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 4108

Re: cooling fan sensor fitting

Hi Chris, It depends on your chassis number. Up to GHN/D 511290 there was just a sealing ring. From GHN/D 511291 onwards there was also a clip. See this extract from the Moss Catalogue Fan Sensors.jpg Parts 4 and 5 are for the earlier cars, and 2,3 and 6 are for later cars. There was also a change o...
by Peter Cresswell
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: unleaded petrol, 95 or 99
Replies: 16
Views: 7639

Re: unleaded petrol, 95 or 99

To deal with Remy's original question - My Drivers Handbook (for GHN4 and 5 or GHD4 or 5 cars) gives the recommended Octane Rating as 98 octane or above, so 4* as a minimum and 5* ideally in those days. In the 1960s most garages sold 2*, 3*, 4* and 5* fuel - mostly by the pump mixing 2* and 5* in di...
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: 2192

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...