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by Ian Fozzard
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 7
Views: 260

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: 260

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: 7201

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: 7201

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: 4047

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: 4868

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: 4868

Re: Rev counter

Different ignition system fitted? Tachometers work on ignition pulses.

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Which Black Paint code?
Replies: 4
Views: 4042

Re: Which Black Paint code?

Jonesey - for the record: Clausager lists the following for "Black" as a body colour: BMC/BL codes - BK 1, BLVC 90 ICI code - KE47 Other codes listed are for US companies. I would favour asking for BLVC 90 as this seems to be the common format for paint codes (British Leyland Vehicle Colou...
by Ian Fozzard
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Which Black Paint code?
Replies: 4
Views: 4042

Re: Which Black Paint code?

I suspect these may be paint manufacturers codes?

Get hold of Clausager's book "Original MGB" . That should answer all of your questions.

Ian F
by Ian Fozzard
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Smoking
Replies: 7
Views: 5238

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...