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Re: Emission system

To: "Tim Richardson" <>, <mgs@Autox.Team.Net>
Subject: Re: Emission system
From: "Lawrie Alexander" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 07:05:57 -0700
Tim.....test the vacuum unit on your distributor. Maybe the diaphragm is
shot and you're not getting the advance you need. Also make sure the 4th
gear-only advance switch is hooked up and working correctly (that's the
little black box on the top edge of your master cylinder cover).

British Sportscar Center
-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Richardson <>
To: '' <>
Date: Friday, April 24, 1998 6:54 AM
Subject: Emission system

>Thanks to all that responded to my last question.  My 78B is getting closer
to reliable each week as I discover and un-do the "modifications" that the
PO left for me.  Today I found that the breather hose from the oil
separator/flame trap has been disconnected from the carb and a cap was put
on the pipe.  Can anyone tell me what this line does?  I have ordered a new
hose to replace the rotted out old one, but I'm wondering what connecting
this back up might do to my tuning.
>I live in Fresno, CA and it gets pretty hot here in the summer.  I have
been having some problems with the car running hotter than I think it
should, even when the temperature outside is only 80 degrees.  I'm going to
have real problems when it gets to 100.  I have installed a thermostat (the
PO had removed it and didn't put in a sleeve) and that has helped quite a
bit, but after I run the car on the freeway at 65-70 for 10 minutes or so,
the temp gauge starts getting up towards the red zone.  I think it might be
a timing problem, but I would like suggestions from you more experienced MG
drivers out there.
>Thanks for your help,
>78B, beautiful, but under construction

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