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by Allan T
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Relays
Replies: 12
Views: 2388

Re: Relays

Hi Brian, I think Peter has nailed it beautifully and thoroughly as usual. But just to repeat what he says in a slightly different way, Duncan Rickards of Classic Car LEDs emphasises the importance of the reflectors and lenses you use with your new LED bulbs. He sells and recommends Lucas, and I thi...
by Allan T
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Relays
Replies: 12
Views: 2388

Re: Relays

By the way, if you have LED headlamps, the power they draw is so much lower than tungstens or halogens there's unlikely to be any real advantage from using relays either in protecting the light switches or giving greater brightness, though of course they'd do no harm.
by Allan T
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Relays
Replies: 12
Views: 2388

Re: Relays

Had you considered using LED bulbs instead of the Osrams? Perhaps you already are using LEDs as you say you have relays for them. But they're a huge improvement on tungstens and a large improvement on halogens, and need vastly less power than either, so I wanted to be sure you and anyone following t...
by Allan T
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: 78 MG B GT...Running Rich?
Replies: 16
Views: 2878

Re: 78 MG B GT...Running Rich?

I should have said in my first post - confusingly, improbably, you'll be dealing with two Malcolms - Malcolm Beer, and Malcolm Gammons.

They're the only Malcolms I know, so it's a bit unlikely they'd both be MG specialists. But they are.

Let us know how you get on.
by Allan T
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: 78 MG B GT...Running Rich?
Replies: 16
Views: 2878

Re: 78 MG B GT...Running Rich?

I'd ring Beer of Houghton before actually visiting if I were you, so they're expecting you, and you don't start-off on the wrong foot. But if Malcolm doesn't pick-up, then be prepared for your first visit to only get as far as fixing a return, just in case he's busy. Malcolm doesn't do e-mail. Mill ...
by Allan T
Sat May 30, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: National Windscreens
Replies: 4
Views: 1497

Re: National Windscreens

An update on this one: I delivered the car to the National Windscreens Watford branch just after 8am on Tuesday 26 May, had a call from them around 3pm saying it was ready for collection, and collected it next day. Only driving the car in rain will give a truly useful appraisal, but the staff there ...
by Allan T
Sat May 16, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Gearstick Hiss
Replies: 10
Views: 2301

Re: Gearstick Hiss

'Great minds ...', Vic. I think it would.

Tom? Did it?
by Allan T
Wed May 13, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Roadster Windscreen replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 4364

Re: Roadster Windscreen replacement

Hi Peter, Thanks - but you've replied in the wring thread! National Windscreens is my insurer's preferred company. I mentioned in the OP that one minor advantage of using NW is the excess reduces to £75, rather than £100 using anyone else. I don't have any workshop or garage facilities so I definite...
by Allan T
Wed May 13, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: National Windscreens
Replies: 4
Views: 1497

Re: National Windscreens

Hi Peter Thanks for your very detailed and helpful reply. It's a 1978 Roadster, so it sounds to be one of the easier options. And the windscreen was last replaced about two years ago, using new rubber all-round. I remember reading about an experienced fitter from a windscreen company travelling a lo...
by Allan T
Wed May 13, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: National Windscreens
Replies: 4
Views: 1497

National Windscreens

Does anyone have any experience of National Windscreens? I've always used specialist MG garages to replace screens til now, but with those options closed I decided take advantage of the home-fitting service and reduced insurance excess and give NW a go. The first appointment was cancelled by C19. Th...