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by David Witham
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Rubber Bumper Or Not?
Replies: 12
Views: 81

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: 627

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: 235

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: 235

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: 556

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.
by David Witham
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Hood windows
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Hood windows

The windows in my car's hood are looking rather scuffed and hence difficult to see through clearly. Has anyone been successful in improving their hood windows? What did you use?
by David Witham
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: MGB Seats
Replies: 10
Views: 1095

Re: MGB Seats

I can confirm what Grumpy2 has said that it is a difficult job fitting MGF seats in a B. That is why people say they fit in a Midget but not a B I removed the MGF mounting brackets from the bottom of the runners. Then I welded 20mm x 5mm steel strip across between the runners so that I could use the...
by David Witham
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Resistor plugs with suppression leads
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Resistor plugs with suppression leads

I have 8mm suppression leads from Accuspark on my B. The spark plugs I was using were NGK BP6ES. Unfortunately, I have now managed to buy the resistor model BPR6ES.

Clearly, the resistor function in the plug is unnecessary as I have the suppression leads but will it be a problem? Eg weaker spark.
by David Witham
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: 2 litre engine and 5 speed mazda gear box
Replies: 17
Views: 1636

Re: 2 litre engine and 5 speed mazda gear box

My B has a 2709 head with the standard valves. I always use super unleaded. Tesco 99 octane if I can get it. When I get around to it I will take the head off again to double check for sharp edges. I thought I had done them all. On the dizzy front, my mechanical one is a 41288 which I use with 10 deg...
by David Witham
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Wipac headlights
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Re: Wipac headlights

I fitted Wipac halogen headlamps to my B a number of years ago. While I did not have the problem you have had (Could it just be damp), I was disappointed until I added relays to the circuit and took the full load away from the light switch and the main loom. The relays were fed from one of the alter...