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by David Witham
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Tappet Adjuster
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Tappet Adjuster

I like your alloy thermostat elbow that is in the picture. What years were those fitted to?
by David Witham
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Decoke soak
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Decoke soak

Some years ago I used to compete in sprints and hill climb. After rebuilding my cylinder head using the improved valve stem seals I had problems with exhaust valves sticking. Peter Burgess suggested that I ran the car with no exhaust valve stem seals at all. I took his advice. This winter I have rem...
by David Witham
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Tow rope anchoring points?
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: Tow rope anchoring points?

I have those on the front of my B and I have put them to the test. They work. I have also tested the rear ones with success.
by David Witham
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: MGB GT DOOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN YEARS
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: MGB GT DOOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN YEARS

Hello Gary. The main changes to the doors predate the change to rubber bumpers. A chrome bumper door from a BGT that had the larger internal handle come arm rest will be the same as on a rubber bumper car. Before those handles and the corporate inside latch/lock handle there were a number of changes...
by David Witham
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Oil burning off bringing smoke in through the footwells
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: Oil burning off bringing smoke in through the footwells

In addition to what people have said about where the oil smoke might come from you could also look at where it is getting into the footwells. Over the years people may have removed some of the bungs and grommets that block the holes between the cabin and the engine bay. By closing up such holes you ...
by David Witham
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Rubber Bumper Or Not?
Replies: 16
Views: 2243

Re: Rubber Bumper Or Not?

As the link in the post above confirms, rubber bumper production started in September 1974. So registering a chrome bumper car in October is quite reasonable. There are some web resources that give quite a bit of information about ride height and how to measure it. It is generally measured from the ...
by David Witham
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: 1967 MGB Brake uprate
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

Re: 1967 MGB Brake uprate

I thought about doing this change as the direct acting late servo is much safer than the earlier indirect servo. Not only the twin circuits but a servo failure with the old type will lead to the fluid being sucked into the engine. As the late servo acts between the pedal and the master cylinder it h...
by David Witham
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Lucas distributor thrust washers
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: Lucas distributor thrust washers

I looked on their website where they have other distributor parts but not thrust washers. I give them a call.
by David Witham
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Lucas distributor thrust washers
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Lucas distributor thrust washers

Earlier today I stripped down a distributor that I was planning to use. The trust washers in it are worn and as there is vertical shaft movement I would like to replace them. I have had a look at the websites of the normal suspects and I can't find such parts for sale. Can anyone point me towards a ...
by David Witham
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Hood windows
Replies: 6
Views: 1368

Re: Hood windows

Thanks for the ideas. As I have some T-Cut equivalent on the shelf already I will try that first but then Plast RX if I need to.