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by Allan T
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: LED Headlight Bulbs
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: LED Headlight Bulbs

Nice to be an in-law again, though my LED headlights have passed two MOTs already.
by Allan T
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Header rail question
Replies: 6
Views: 1648

Re: Header rail question

I've bodged a workaround, by the way.

Since rain was running down the short strap fastening the roof to the top of the windscreen frame, I've unfastened the press-stud from the frame, and folded the strap up out of the way, behind the frame.
by Allan T
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Header rail question
Replies: 6
Views: 1648

Re: Header rail question

Thanks Charles.

Sounds as though I've had almost forty three years of consistent above average luck with two MGs and several replacement soft tops, and at last the law of averages has caught up with me!

Any other insights, anyone?
by Allan T
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Header rail question
Replies: 6
Views: 1648

Re: Header rail question

Thanks Charles, that looks very like mine - even down to the colour! - but does yours leak? I can't remember how previous header rails have 'sat', but I've never had a roof let in as much water as this one does, especially not pouring down the side straps so I need to have a towel over my leg. Allan
by Allan T
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Header rail question
Replies: 6
Views: 1648

Header rail question

This ought to be one of the easier questions ever asked - my header rail has two black plastic blocks, one fitted close to each end, measuring about 10 x 5 x 20 mm. They look as though they ought to fit either inside or outside the windscreen pillars, thereby centering the roof. But they don't fit i...
by Allan T
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Relays
Replies: 20
Views: 8380

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: 20
Views: 8380

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: 20
Views: 8380

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: 7614

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: 7614

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 ...