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Re: MGB Jack Color - Now pretty much a trivial thread...:)

To: "Paul Hunt" <>
Subject: Re: MGB Jack Color - Now pretty much a trivial thread...:)
From: "Dan Ray" <>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 18:19:15 -0500
Thanks for the quote! I guess I need to buy Clausager's book next. I just
finally shelled out for the Bentley Manual (and a Chilton's for the wife's
Mazda Mx-3).
There are a lot of other things I could be worried about on this car, of
My car is a "4/73", but the jack is blue. Of course, that really doesn't
mean anything. Maybe I'll look for a picture of the King Dick (chuckle) red,
and paint it that way, but the blue does look nice against the Blaze Red in
the trunk.
Again, this may be "pole-vaulting over mouse turds" (rather than anal), but
anyone have a B (or Midget) with an April '73 date of manufacture? What
color is your jack?
I still think that in '73, they had a pile of red, black and blue jacks at
Abingdon, and just tossed whichever one came to the top of the pile.
'73 B

>Clausager doesn't seem to consider it anal to discuss colour, although he
>stops short of paint codes for them.
>He says that "The original red-painted King Dick jack (AHH 6538) was
>in May 1973 by a stronger alternative (BHH 1264) from the same maker.  A
>black Metallifacture jack (BHH 5329), introduced in February 1974 and
common to
>four-cylinder and V8 models ...).  However on the previous page he says
>V8s "... initially (had) a different jack (BHH 5178) which was blue and
made by
>Metallifacture, although this was supplied with some four-cylinder cars as
>well".  The book has pictures of all three jacks but unfortunately car
>are not in the same shots.

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