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by Dave Wheatley
Fri May 01, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Not 1 but 2 problems
Replies: 10
Views: 2444

Re: Not 1 but 2 problems

I'm glad it wasn't anything more complicated!

Is the engine running?
by Dave Wheatley
Fri May 01, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Not 1 but 2 problems
Replies: 10
Views: 2444

Re: Not 1 but 2 problems

The fact that the car would turn over on the solenoid, but not on the key suggests that the battery was OK.

Let us know when you find the real reason ;) for failure to proceed.
by Dave Wheatley
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Drive it day
Replies: 10
Views: 3461

Re: Drive it day

Well, I've been using mine regularly since February for shopping and esentials, so there! She's the only running car I have at the moment. Tried to put some juice in yesterday at my nearest garage 9 miles away. Automatic/debit card petrol, nobody on duty. Did the card thing at the terminal, went bac...
by Dave Wheatley
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Bare "plug" near brake master cylinder
Replies: 32
Views: 7313

Re: Bare "plug" near brake master cylinder

Thanks Vic. I realised looking at the diagram that no brake fluid came in contact with the pressure switch, and so lack of a switch would not compromise the braking system apart from lack of a brake failure warning light. So the simplest answer was to just leave well alone. However belt and braces m...
by Dave Wheatley
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Gasket twixt back brake backplate and axle case flange
Replies: 14
Views: 2519

Re: Gasket twixt back brake backplate and axle case flange

Hi Michael. when I first noticed the leak, all I could see was a droplet of obviously hypoid oil hanging fro the bottom of the backplate, as well as a smattering on the wheel and tyre, so I assumed it was the oil seal. After fitting a new seal I noticed the droplet still there, and after a close exa...
by Dave Wheatley
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Gasket twixt back brake backplate and axle case flange
Replies: 14
Views: 2519

Re: Gasket twixt back brake backplate and axle case flange

Ta Paul and Ian.

The man in the video is a bit of hammer and chisel man, but the detail is there. Looks like a simple job to dismantle.

Very kind of MG to allow the backplate to come off without dismantling shoes and springs!

Hopefully no surface damage.
by Dave Wheatley
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Gasket twixt back brake backplate and axle case flange
Replies: 14
Views: 2519

Gasket twixt back brake backplate and axle case flange

Replaced the oil seal on the semi floating axle rear hub,incidenally a very simple job, and there is still a slight leak, but closer examination revealed that the leak looks to becoming from between the backplate and axle case flange. I tightened the 4 securing nuts a bit, they were already tight. N...
by Dave Wheatley
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Bare "plug" near brake master cylinder
Replies: 32
Views: 7313

Re: Bare "plug" near brake master cylinder

I suspect you are right Michael regarding the US regulations. Anyway, I've managed to screw (censored!)a self tapper and fibre washer into the remains of the switch left in the master cylinder as a token backup. I must say it was a relief to discover that brake fluid does not touch the workings of t...
by Dave Wheatley
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Bare "plug" near brake master cylinder
Replies: 32
Views: 7313

Re: Bare "plug" near brake master cylinder

Just had a good look at it. First, the threaded part of the switch has broken off the main part, either accidently knocked, or bust when trying to remove from underneath the master cylinder. Attempted removal possibly because of switch failure - the 2 pins on the switch have corroded away - not sure...
by Dave Wheatley
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Bare "plug" near brake master cylinder
Replies: 32
Views: 7313

Re: Bare "plug" near brake master cylinder

Couldn't wait! The threaded bit of the plastic sensor has broken off which is why the sensor was just lying there doing nothing. The threaded bit is still in the master cylinder and might be removable with an old fashioned easyout. I don't think that the hole is open to the brake fluid, and the sens...