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by Bumpa
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Request for information
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: Request for information

I assume you mean for an 1800 4-pot, not a V8.
by Bumpa
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Oil filter change
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: Oil filter change

On the Rover V8 engine as used in the factory MGB GTV8 the oil pump is external right at the front of the engine and already has pipe connections built in. I don't know how you would connect up a remote filter to a BMC B-series engine.
by Bumpa
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Owners or Car Club?
Replies: 6
Views: 1521

Re: Owners or Car Club?

I'm with Ian 100 percent, having been in both clubs. MGOC was set up by the Bentley brothers at the time of the MGB's run-down and eventual factory closure. It was then and is still, first and foremost a business. I became disillusioned with them many years ago and let my membership lapse, whereas I...
by Bumpa
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Hello and any advice welcome
Replies: 20
Views: 3361

Re: Hello and any advice welcome

Parts suppliers - for the MGB you are spoiled for choice. I have rebuilt two MGBs using almost exclusively MGB Hive parts. They are competitively priced and give very quick delivery. I see Rimmer Bros are now doing MGB parts and I have found them very efficient for my Triumph. Brown and Gammons are ...
by Bumpa
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: agreed value insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 2555

Re: agreed value insurance

My Equity Red Star policy through Peter James clearly states "Unlimited Mileage", but commuting to your place of work is excluded as is all competitive use.
by Bumpa
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: agreed value insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 2555

Re: agreed value insurance

Thanks for your reminder Ian. My classics have been insured with broker Peter James for a number of years and I have just checked the current paperwork. I definitely have agreed value and fully comprehensive, but no NCD. The insurer is Equity Red Star and the premium is very reasonable. My BGTV8 and...
by Bumpa
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Fuel Gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: Fuel Gauge

If you haven't already had a look at Paul Hunt's excellent web site you should read the long section on Fuel Gauges. Find it here
http://mgb-stuff.org.uk/electricstext1.htm#fuelgauge
by Bumpa
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Oil cooler
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: Oil cooler

I have always thought the MGB oil cooler was not essential. The MG RV8, basically an MGB with a 3.9 litre V8, doesn't have one. I have a 3.9 in my BGT and the amount of heat produced by these engines is huge but they seem fine without a cooler. Strangely the Midget never had a cooler but actually ne...
by Bumpa
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: best workshop manual
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

Re: best workshop manual

I have both the official British Leyland workshop manual and the Haynes manual. Neither is perfect. The factory manual assumes you have a garage full of special tools as it is aimed at the dealers of the day. The Haynes manual is a bit skimpy on detail, for example, "Reassembly is the reverse o...
by Bumpa
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Spark plug socket
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Re: Spark plug socket

Remy, proper spark plug sockets are longer than standard sockets and ideally have the rubber insert so you can't crack the insulator. A 21mm is what you need. I'm fairly sure the door screws will need a number 4 Pozidrive bit. They could be very tight so be careful not to damage them. An impact driv...