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by Bumpa
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Front wing difference
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: Front wing difference

Ah, therein lies the problem. I am in SW Scotland, not too far from Glasgow. Sending the bumper in a suitable large cardboard box would be quite pricey.
by Bumpa
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Front wing difference
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: Front wing difference

Stu, whereabouts in the UK are you? Transport of wings is tricky!
by Bumpa
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Front wing difference
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: Front wing difference

I have an unused right hand wing for a roadster HZA3842. It is a pattern part, not a Heritage wing, but it has never been fitted to a car so is rust free. Interested?
by Bumpa
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: Fuel Pump

It will probably be fine - make sure you get the low pressure model. The only slight concern for me would be the plastic body. Screwing fuel lines into plastic can be tricky. Overtighten and you crack it. I went for one the Hardi ones from MGBHive. https://mgbhive.co.uk/product/7a-mgb-pointless-elec...
by Bumpa
Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Clutch pedal
Replies: 4
Views: 5075

Re: Clutch pedal

It sounds like a failure in the hydraulic system giving you clutch drag. The clutch is disengaging part of the way, but not completely. You can engage forward gears because the synchromesh cones in the gearbox allow it, but reverse gear has no synchromesh so the straight cut teeth won't mesh if ther...
by Bumpa
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Engine rebuild options
Replies: 4
Views: 3568

Re: Engine rebuild options

That's the problem with being the best. I did all the spannering myself so he only needed to supply the head and set aside time on the rolling road.
by Bumpa
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Engine rebuild options
Replies: 4
Views: 3568

Re: Engine rebuild options

"THE" MGB engine expert isn't too far from you - Peter Burgess at Alfreton ( https://www.mg-cars.org.uk/peterburgess/indexstart.html ) 01773 520021. He is the bloke to talk to and will offer you good advice. My understanding is that the biggest gains on the B engine are to made from modify...
by Bumpa
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: More newbie questions: Crankcase breather and oil pressure gauge flickering
Replies: 6
Views: 2190

Re: More newbie questions: Crankcase breather and oil pressure gauge flickering

It's no great hassle to drain the radiator buy pulling off the bottom hose (unless you nhave a rad drain tap), flush with a hose until it runs clear and refill with a fresh mix of glycol antifreeze. Make sure the heater is on HOT so that can be flushed too. Be aware that if you have the radiator wit...
by Bumpa
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: More newbie questions: Crankcase breather and oil pressure gauge flickering
Replies: 6
Views: 2190

Re: More newbie questions: Crankcase breather and oil pressure gauge flickering

Oh, you can spend many a happy hour researching oils for your MGB. The crucial thing, it seems, is to have some ZDDP (a sort of zinc phosphate) in the oil. The MGB's old fashioned engine has a couple of sliding components, mainly the flat topped tappets and the rocker pads that shove the valves down...
by Bumpa
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Wheel and tyre size question
Replies: 2
Views: 1586

Re: Wheel and tyre size question

On the MGB Hive website they also offer the 15" x 5.5" wheel with tyres fitted and they are using 185/65 x 15. That size should give you the same speedo readings as the standard 165/80 x 14 fitted at the factory. Ian is right about arch clearance being assymetric side to side. Most MGBs I ...