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by Ian Fozzard
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Lever arm damper capacity
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Lever arm damper capacity

David, take a look at this:

https://mgaguru.com/mgtech/suspensn/fs110a.htm

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Petrol additives
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Petrol additives

I suppose what I was saying is that I had no discernable valve seat recession when using the Castrol additive - didn't have to adjust the valve clearances and the seats looked Ok when I stripped the head. Of course the damage potential of ethanol is much more difficult to assess as it could extend t...
by Ian Fozzard
Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Petrol additives
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Petrol additives

Dave, take a look at this from the fbhvc: https://fbhvc.co.uk/fuels Whether you need "lead replacement" additives depends on your specific engine and whether you have had hardened exhaust valve seats fitted. I used to use the Castrol additive and as far as I could tell it worked fine. Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: Fuel Pump

David, I would have to say that once the original type pump begins misbehaving it is probably time to overhaul or replace it. The point I was suggesting was that an original type pump was probably more likely to be fixed by the roadside and get you home than a pump dependent on electronics. Just my ...
by Ian Fozzard
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: Fuel Pump

I think Paul has a valid point. I do recall that a tap with a hammer (or a suitably sized rock if no tools available.....) was often used to persuade an original type SU fuel pump back into life if misbehaving. My original pump lasted around 40 years and never missed a beat, but I did eventually rep...
by Ian Fozzard
Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Seat slat coating
Replies: 5
Views: 13861

Re: Seat slat coating

Hello Thomas. I don't see any need to change the finish on these wood pieces - they are not visible and will not deteriorate in situ. I suspect that wood was used deliberately by MG as it provides a firm but slightly flexible joining between seat base and floor - think of a flexible washer or simila...
by Ian Fozzard
Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Seat slat coating
Replies: 5
Views: 13861

Re: Seat slat coating

Thomas, welcome to the forum. My original seat runner underslats (1972 BGT) are roughly made of wood (?) and have black paint on them, so an original factory finish. One has broken on the end but I just keep it in place and it functions fine. They present a minimal risk for corrosion or water retent...
by Ian Fozzard
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Engine rebuild options
Replies: 4
Views: 7580

Re: Engine rebuild options

I agree completely with Mike, and having got parts and advice from Peter Burgess, I highly recommend him. But, if you want to do the work yourself, Peter's book will give you all the advice you need, and you can buy the parts required from Peter (valve springs etc.). Save some money and get the sati...
by Ian Fozzard
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Rev counter
Replies: 8
Views: 9093

Re: Rev counter

Probably not provided much for you to go on Tom. Intermittent faults like this are always tricky. I suggest checking all the wiring connections. If it is just a sticky needle in the instrument you could look inside, but perhaps best left to a specialist to overhaul the unit. Speedograph Richfield ha...
by Ian Fozzard
Fri Aug 06, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Rev counter
Replies: 8
Views: 9093

Re: Rev counter

Different ignition system fitted? Tachometers work on ignition pulses.

Ian F