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by Dave Wheatley
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Battery cut off switch
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: Battery cut off switch

That looks interesting Ian, thanks.
by Dave Wheatley
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Battery cut off switch
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: Battery cut off switch

Got it now Ian - wasn't thinking straight. And thanks for Dzus - I call them something else!
by Dave Wheatley
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Battery cut off switch
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: Battery cut off switch

Ta for the tip B Faiers! Thanks Ian, it was how you got the cable through the bulkhead that I was wondering. Thought there might have been an existing hole! While we are on about batteries, does anybody else have trouble undoing the lid "screws"? As I undo say the third screw, I find that at least 1...
by Dave Wheatley
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Battery cut off switch
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: Battery cut off switch

Thanks Ian and Tom.
I think fitting the key type switch should solve the accidental switch off problem.
Ian how did you route the negative cable to your cutoff switch? On my car, single 12v type, the negative terminal is towards the rear of the battery "box".
by Dave Wheatley
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Battery cut off switch
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: Battery cut off switch

Well done. I've had trouble for a few months now with battery going flat after a few days standing. I would want my cut off switch to be more accessible though. Blooming daft place to site a battery when there is plenty of room under the bonnet! Isuspect my flat battery problem could be my cheap and...
by Dave Wheatley
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Draining fuel
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: Draining fuel

Some people will say that modern petrol is no good after it has stood for 2 months. My Austin 7 started easily enough recently after a year standing, so it's anybody's guess, but a few years is too long! I would have thought that the easiest way to drain the tank would be to disconnect the fuel pip...
by Dave Wheatley
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Draining fuel
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: Draining fuel

Some people will say that modern petrol is no good after it has stood for 2 months. My Austin 7 started easily enough recently after a year standing, so it's anybody's guess, but a few years is too long! I would have thought that the easiest way to drain the tank would be to disconnect the fuel pipe...
by Dave Wheatley
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 39
Views: 11303

Re: Overheating

"the gauge starts to rise, and the fan cuts in," I may have missed more details on the thread, but can I just say that the above statement is not overheating. It is the cooling system operating as intended. Provided the fan then keeps the situation under control there is no problem. The point I was...
by Dave Wheatley
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 39
Views: 11303

Re: Overheating

WP_20190426_002.jpg Vic's resurrection of this thread prompted me to reply to this radiator question from Dave (long since resolved I suspect) . The division in the rad core is typical of a Serck Marston recored radiator - looks exactly like mine! I guess if they didn't have a core to fit exactly t...
by Dave Wheatley
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: mgbgt fuel starvation after driving for approx 30 mind.
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: mgbgt fuel starvation after driving for approx 30 mind.

A dud coil can behave like the OP describes.