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by Not_Anumber
Thu May 06, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Running on suddenly.
Replies: 15
Views: 211

Re: Running on suddenly.

Thanks. Im waiting to hear back from Accuspark that the distributor supplied is a 41610 as the type number wasnt mentioned during the sales process or on the invoice. Could the wrong advance curve really be causing the running on when the car is being run at idle though ? If the timing is set to boo...
by Not_Anumber
Wed May 05, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Running on suddenly.
Replies: 15
Views: 211

Re: Running on suddenly.

The original 45D had a damaged screw that retains the distributor cap clip on one side as this was caught in a chain whilst taking the engine out to tidy up the engine bay a couple of years ago. My rationale was just to replace like for like to ensure the distributor cap doesnt work lose and whilst ...
by Not_Anumber
Tue May 04, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Running on suddenly.
Replies: 15
Views: 211

Re: Running on suddenly.

Thanks for the help and ideas. It is an 18V engine that's original to the car. The car has covered only around 1000 miles since the previous owner had the engine rebuilt so hopefully shouldn't have had a lot of opportunity to become coked. It is though running on particularly old fuel and as the car...
by Not_Anumber
Sat May 01, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Running on suddenly.
Replies: 15
Views: 211

Running on suddenly.

I replaced my damaged 45D4 distributor on my 1979 BGT with an Accuspark one and just went to set the timing.. After getting the static timing pointed to No 1 and close enough to get th engine running I timed it at around 12 degrees using a Gunsons advanced timing light with the vacuum advance discon...
by Not_Anumber
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Bonnet options ?
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Bonnet options ?

Thanks for all the advice. I found some galvanised sheet of the right thickness and made repair sections for each side for the top, front edge and underlip as suggested. An angle grinder took care of removing the galvanised coating from the top surface and I formed the curves with a panel beating ha...
by Not_Anumber
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Bonnet options ?
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Bonnet options ?

Has anyone had experience of fibreglass bonnets ? My steel bonnet had some rust bubbles to the front corners and leading edge which I wanted to tackle. Its just about the only panel which wasnt replaced by the previous owner and is the only panel with any corrosion. I removed the bonnet and took an ...
by Not_Anumber
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Improved clutch cylinder
Replies: 0
Views: 399

Improved clutch cylinder

My Lockheed clutch master cylinder was failing and rather than rebuild it Ive changed to a new Girling type master cylinder as used on the MGC. It was very easy to bleed and works well. It just required the pushrod swapping over and the 'shoulder' needed to be ground slightly to match the flat face ...
by Not_Anumber
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Freebies. Cost of postage only
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: Freebies. Parts to be donated for cost of postage only

Updated. Clutch master cylinder added
by Not_Anumber
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Radio and speakers
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: Radio and speakers

Thanks Charles.
by Not_Anumber
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Radio and speakers
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: Radio and speakers

My speaker wires are clipped to the door hinges rather than running through a bellows type tube as on many other cars. Is this correct for a late BGT ?