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by Ian Fozzard
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Smoking
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: Smoking

I would say it is a very poorly executed attempt at an oil catch tank system, why it has been installed is a matter of conjecture. The fittings look poorly executed and the tank looks way too small. For racing: "MSA regulations state that up to 2 litre cars require a 2 litre oil catch tank, and...
by Ian Fozzard
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Smoking
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: Smoking

That looks like a very poor attempt at an oil catch tank - required for tarmac Motorsport regulations. Generally for Motorsport the crankcase requires to be well vented and filters for fumes are often fitted, but it's important not to allow oil to escape onto the track. If the catch tank set-up is f...
by Ian Fozzard
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: unleaded petrol, 95 or 99
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: unleaded petrol, 95 or 99

Just to add to Peter's comprehensive explanations, my understanding is that detonation is the condition to really be concerned about. Fuel is meant to burn in an engine, but detonation is exactly what it sounds like - an explosion! This sends a shock wave through the moving engine components and can...
by Ian Fozzard
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Interior restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 202

Re: Interior restoration

Hi Remy,. with all that lovely cream leather you clearly have a taste for luxury! It will be quite a GT when you have it completed.

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Interior restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 202

Re: Interior restoration

I think perhaps you should have bought a Bentley!😂😂!

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: unleaded petrol, 95 or 99
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: unleaded petrol, 95 or 99

Remy, these cars were originally tuned to Ron on 5 star leaded petrol (circa 99 octane) but most engines will have had several changes affecting fuel requirements since then. My BGT has a 9:1 compression ratio (requiring a high octane fuel), but has hardened exhaust valve seats fitted to allow it to...
by Ian Fozzard
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: apologies in advance, too many questions - spax shocks
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: apologies in advance, too many questions - spax shocks

Those bushes look serviceable to me. Can't recall if they are yellow on my BGT, perhaps they've been painted??

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: apologies in advance, too many questions - spax shocks
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: apologies in advance, too many questions - spax shocks

Steve, images can be attached using the attachments tab below the text box(only visible when you are in "reply" mode!!) Difficult to say about the bushes, although I've never had to replace mine (except when renewing the whole shock absorber). They will get a bit cracked around the exposed...
by Ian Fozzard
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: apologies in advance, too many questions - spax shocks
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: apologies in advance, too many questions - spax shocks

Steve, I've had these on my BGT for several decades🤔 As far as I can recall, the initial "clicks" are extremely faint to discerne, and get more easy to notice as you progress to stiffer settings. For general road use I have them set up very soft. With newish leaf springs that works for me....
by Ian Fozzard
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: More newbie questions: Crankcase breather and oil pressure gauge flickering
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: More newbie questions: Crankcase breather and oil pressure gauge flickering

Steve, a couple of points from me: There should be on your car ( same year as mine) a couple of black rubber pipes leading into each carb. They come from a "Y" piece which in turn comes from a cover on the tappet side of the engine. This is the crankcase breathing system. No maintenance re...