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by Paul Hollingworth
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Owners or Car Club?
Replies: 6
Views: 725

Re: Owners or Car Club?

I thought at one time Manners said 15% but apparently not. They don't specify now but are reasonable anyhow. Their website is being reconstructed and didn't work that well last time I used it. Just give them a phone call, they will answer quickly. They do have a good B spares brochure and they gener...
by Paul Hollingworth
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Owners or Car Club?
Replies: 6
Views: 725

Re: Owners or Car Club?

Ditto the above. There's nothing wrong with the Owners club, I'm sure they have many satisfied customers, but it is a business. There's no doubt that the Car Club is the oldest, but which is the biggest. The MGOC make that claim, but for some strange reason the Car Club only count joint members as b...
by Paul Hollingworth
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Gearbox Oil Additive
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Gearbox Oil Additive

Some people refer automatic transmission fluid to 20/50 but I have never bothered. The oil is for cooling more than lubrication. All the bearings have rolling elements and all the forward gears have involute teeth, so no sliding contact.
by Paul Hollingworth
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Overdrive cutting off
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Overdrive cutting off

Does it come in if you pull the gear stick towards you ? If so then its the inhibitor switch on the gearbox which stops you engaging when in 1st and 2nd. You might have to take out a fibre washer from underneath it. Difficult but do-able. You might have to drop the cross member. Most problems with t...
by Paul Hollingworth
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: best workshop manual
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: best workshop manual

I too have Haynes and a factory workshop manual. I find the Haynes easier to find stuff in and more detailed in text for the DIY bloke but sometimes the bit of your car you want to renovate isn't covered if its peculiar to your model year. Also find the exploded diagrams in the Moss catalogue useful...
by Paul Hollingworth
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Brakes continually need re-bleeding / reservoir needs topping up
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: Brakes continually need re-bleeding / reservoir needs topping up

I don't agree, having driven B's with and without servos I consider they are a welcome addition. The brake feel with a servo is very good, it just requires less effort. I probably have a strong enough right leg to be able to lock all four without one but why make it harder than it needs to be. Just ...
by Paul Hollingworth
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Fitting inertia real seat belts to a roadster
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: Fitting inertia real seat belts to a roadster

I fitted Securon inertia reel seatbelts to my B. You have to drill a hole in the wheekarch and they supply a substantial strengthening plate for the inside (wheel side). The single large fixing secures them both this and the seatbelt unit. Its never going to rip out. I've run 185 tyres and they didn...
by Paul Hollingworth
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Christmas Greetings
Replies: 13
Views: 2333

Re: Christmas Greetings

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I recall thats where it was
by Paul Hollingworth
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: V8 Oil Leak
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: V8 Oil Leak

First let me say that I've never owned a car with a Rover V8 but are you sure its not leaking from the rocker covers or the Valley cover in the vee (known fault with the engine). Have you been on the V8 register website ? https://www.v8register.net/ I couldn't see anything specifically on oil leaks ...
by Paul Hollingworth
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: 123 ignition
Replies: 17
Views: 5214

Re: 123 ignition

The resistor is in series with the coil so drops the voltage the coil sees to a nominal 6V. When cranking 12V is fed from the starter motor so in effect you are running a 6V coil at 12 V which is supposed to give a better spark. I think it just ensures a good spark if your battery is on the flat side.