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by B Faiers
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Threaded holes under front 'chassis' legs?
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Threaded holes under front 'chassis' legs?

Doh! Obvious when you think about it. Not used to such refinements on our car. Thanks for putting my mind at rest, at least it is nothing that has fallen off.
by B Faiers
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Threaded holes under front 'chassis' legs?
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Threaded holes under front 'chassis' legs?

Decided to change the radiator hoses on our 1964 'B' after seeing a few small cracks on the hose from the bottom hose to the heater pipe. I've gone back to the original style with the metal elbow rather than the welded rubber one piece used on the later cars. Less spares to carry as the top and bott...
by B Faiers
Sat May 08, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Factory record copy Personal Export Delivery
Replies: 10
Views: 2323

Re: Factory record copy Personal Export Delivery

For anyone going for 'exact originality' any personal export car that was used on UK roads prior to export would have had a yellow border around the number plate to show tht purchase tax had not been paid. I believe this border was changed to red when the white and yellow number plates were intorduc...
by B Faiers
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Battery cut off switch
Replies: 19
Views: 4507

Re: Battery cut off switch

Just a quick warning.... If the switch is the red removable 'T' shape key type. Be aware that the plastic key is not hard wearing and after some time the end will wear/compress and not have enough length to push the contacts in the switch together. I cured the problem with a self tapping screw in th...
by B Faiers
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Ultra sonic cleaning -any tips on buying a bath?
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

Ultra sonic cleaning -any tips on buying a bath?

I have been toying with the idea of buying an ultra sonic cleaning bath for some time, but am a bit worried that the £100 ish models might not be any use. Has anyone got any experience of them, or any hints or tips please? I would like one that ideally will take items up to about 10 inches long. Tha...
by B Faiers
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: HS6 carbs -removing needles
Replies: 1
Views: 1362

HS6 carbs -removing needles

A young friend has asked me to assist with the re-build of a pair of HS6 carbs that he has. On examining the needles they seem to be held in place by something other than the locking screw, and also seem to be spring loaded. I've not come across this before as my cars are a 58 A and 64 B. Any sugges...
by B Faiers
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Gearstick Hiss
Replies: 10
Views: 6337

Re: Gearstick Hiss

Have you tried a different bush (No.69 on diagram). This I think was originally a nylon bush. Perhaps the after market part is not the same material and the usual 'if it looks right it is right' has been applied. This could transmit the buzzing instead of dampening it.
by B Faiers
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Head Removed - How do I clean coolant passages in block?
Replies: 10
Views: 6376

Re: Head Removed - How do I clean coolant passages in block?

If you are keen to go down the DIY route you could take out the core plugs and get a lot of the muck out by poking with something like a bicycle spoke and sucking with a thin tube attached to a vacuum cleaner. On an engine of this age it is good practice to replace the core plugs anyway, as they hav...
by B Faiers
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Not MGB related but just a sign of the times.....
Replies: 3
Views: 3365

Not MGB related but just a sign of the times.....

Driving up the A12 this morning I overtook an artic and trailer and in the dirt on the back of the trailer some wag has scrawled:

'No toilet rolls left in this trailer overnight'.....
by B Faiers
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Rear hood bar retainer removal
Replies: 6
Views: 5031

Re: Rear hood bar retainer removal

Perhaps the use of a cup washer made it easier to get the cross head screw balanced on the end of a screwdriver* and up through the hole in the body and started in the pear shaped fastening. *Perhaps even a special tool or adapted screwdriver to balance and hold the cup and screw. Anyone know someon...