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by Charles Farran
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Heater Control Valve
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: Heater Control Valve

Hi, The heater valve on.the engine block is a known weak point . Easy to change, but you will need to drain the coolant down to below it's level. Good opportunity to have a complete rerllush of the coolant etc. Best to get an O.E. replacement of the heater valve + a gasket. When refiiting, ( & b...
by Charles Farran
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Folding Hood Frame Screws
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Folding Hood Frame Screws

Hi, Might be worth speaking to MGB Hive as i see they have various screws under their fixings section. I don't recall seeing them listed as separate items elsewhere. If you can remove one of the remaining ones , that would enable you to determine head profile, length, diameter , thread (UNF or UNC e...
by Charles Farran
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Stainless wheel-nuts for Minators
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Stainless wheel-nuts for Minators

Allan ,
Thanks for posting these up -they look good.
I note, unless i am mistaken that you are using 15 inch & also 185/65 Toyo tyres ?
Cheers,
Charles
by Charles Farran
Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Stainless wheel-nuts for Minators
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Stainless wheel-nuts for Minators

I use a 13/16 " AF socket & wrench as per photo.
Cheers, Charles
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by Charles Farran
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Stainless wheel-nuts for Minators
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Stainless wheel-nuts for Minators

That's good news Allan. I had the chromed version with MG logos on when i had my ro-styles on the car which made a nice touch although like the originals they were not very hard wearing !
Post up a picture if you can .
Cheers,
Charles
by Charles Farran
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Ignition light comes on when there is no key in the switch
Replies: 42
Views: 1328

Re: Ignition light comes on when there is no key in the switch

Chris, It utilises a separate tag on the relay that is only used during cranking which when not being used isolates it from the coli & hence stops a full 12V being sent when not required to a ballasted coil designed for continued running at the 6V range.( Should protect the starter motor & s...
by Charles Farran
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Wishbone torques
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Wishbone torques

Hi Peter,
My ROM describe these as lower arm nuts & refer to the"torque wrench settings" - that says 38Nm or 28lbf ft & then align to next split pin hole.
Cheers,
Charles
by Charles Farran
Thu Jul 08, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Ignition light comes on when there is no key in the switch
Replies: 42
Views: 1328

Re: Ignition light comes on when there is no key in the switch

Hi Chris, I think this approach was considered a little while ago & the problem is that once the engine was running you would have a current flowing back from the coil + side which would be fed by the ballasted wire which then would be "live" as the ignition would be in the "on&qu...
by Charles Farran
Thu Jul 08, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Ignition light comes on when there is no key in the switch
Replies: 42
Views: 1328

Re: Ignition light comes on when there is no key in the switch

Hi Mike, I've never had a problem with my ballasted system! The problem seems to arise when cars have changed hands (inevitable given their age & a PO has hacked around the wiring/loom or it has been partially burnt out - see also last sentence). My post of 9.43 am of the 7 July , which some may...
by Charles Farran
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Ignition light comes on when there is no key in the switch
Replies: 42
Views: 1328

Re: Ignition light comes on when there is no key in the switch

Partial Extract from Late UK MGB Wring Diagram.jpg I thought it might be useful to post up an extract from the diagrams freely available from auto wire on the internet so credit to them for this. (The attached is their copy of the Haynes version which is in colour that assists identification. (The ...