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by Dave Wheatley
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Exhaust pong in car.
Replies: 9
Views: 4419

Re: Exhaust pong in car.

Thanks for both posts Charles. I've had a quick look, and all I have found so far is that the battery lid was loose with no rubber seal. I don't like the sound of the heater box seal fix! I'll see if I can spot anything there tomorrow. I want to check why I only have slow fan speed, so I will do tha...
by Dave Wheatley
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Exhaust pong in car.
Replies: 9
Views: 4419

Exhaust pong in car.

My 1978 GT is getting exhaust fumes in the car. Are there any well known points which could cause this, or is it just a matter of checking all possibilities?
Thanks, Dave
by Dave Wheatley
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Back axle and panel light switch.
Replies: 22
Views: 10257

Re: Back axle and panel light switch.

Vic Butler wrote:
> Dave, I had that word blanked as well in one of my comments. I suppose
> we'll have to say slot headed bolt!!!

:-)
by Dave Wheatley
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Back axle and panel light switch.
Replies: 22
Views: 10257

Re: Back axle and panel light switch.

Small mishap today. Heater valve leaking, so new one ordered and old one reomoved. I thought while the heater valve was off, I would check out the vacuum advance not working, so out with the distributor. Dismantled the plates, and all seemed fine. Sucked on the vacuum pipe and loads of movement. Put...
by Dave Wheatley
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Back axle and panel light switch.
Replies: 22
Views: 10257

Re: Back axle and panel light switch.

Quick update. Car running well now after carb check out and ignition timing check out. I 'm going to get a good few miles on it before the end of the month, and then lay up to do the axle oil seals and a thorough check so that I can start driving next April. Even the running on has now ceased! Forgo...
by Dave Wheatley
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Back axle and panel light switch.
Replies: 22
Views: 10257

Re: Back axle and panel light switch.

Vic and Charles. I use the noname stuff ordinary unleaded from the villlage garage. Nearest "super" unleaded is 26 miles away. I'll take a trip up there and get a tankfull today or tomorrow and give it a whirl. I'll be laying up at the month end, so I will leave the vacuum advance alone until then. ...
by Dave Wheatley
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Back axle and panel light switch.
Replies: 22
Views: 10257

Re: Back axle and panel light switch.

Car running well this afternoon despite the vacuum advance(retard?) problem. Distributor off tomorrow for a shufty. Rheostat now out and panel lights working (very dim!).
Thanks all.
Dave
by Dave Wheatley
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Back axle and panel light switch.
Replies: 22
Views: 10257

Re: Back axle and panel light switch.

Ta for that Vic. When I've got the car running right, I'll lay the car up next month, and look into the head conversion. I've done the carbs this morning, and I'm happy that they are somewhere near. However, the acceleration is not up to scratch, so I checked the vacuum advance. When I suck hard on ...
by Dave Wheatley
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Back axle and panel light switch.
Replies: 22
Views: 10257

Re: Back axle and panel light switch.

Vic Butler wrote: > David, anti run on valves were fitted only to USA cars and maybe other > exports. > When I bought my 1977 BGT in 1979 it ran on badly but I tuned it out. > Don't have that problem with mine now, running on HS6's and a Stage 2 head. Thanks Vic, the manual that I have is a USA one,...
by Dave Wheatley
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Back axle and panel light switch.
Replies: 22
Views: 10257

Re: Back axle and panel light switch.

Charles Farran wrote: > Hi David, > There is a tiny hole on the knob of the dimmer switch just behind the > knurled rim. If i recall rightly if you use a small blunt nail you can > press a spring in on the spindle & the knob should pull off. > Cheers > Charles Ta for that Charles. I'll have another ...