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RE: Missing another part, how bad do I need it?

To: "Andrew B. Lundgren" <>, MG List <>
Subject: RE: Missing another part, how bad do I need it?
From: Larry Hoy <>
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 1999 22:37:34 -0600
Andrew, I think you're right.  The last time I checked the stay rod is NLA,
as well as the bracket that fastens to the engine.  The best source for this
in Denver is Paul Dierschow, or perhaps Blakes.  But even they may not have
it.  Generally DPOs feel it is an unnecessary item.  It's not.  It is
intended to keep the fan blade from drilling through your radiator.  It
seems that MG noticed that as the rubber engine mounts aged they became more
flexible.  It is possible under heavy braking for the engine to move far
enough forward to allow the fan to touch the radiator.

If you are lucky enough to find used pieces I would still suggest you buy a
*new* rubber buffer.

You might want to check the large rear rubber engine mounts (trans mounts)
too.  They seem to almost "melt" with age.

Good luck.

Larry Hoy, Denver, CO USA
1970 MGB Daily Driver ~ 1967 MGB Vintage Racer ~ 1969 MGB Undergoing V8

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On
> Behalf Of Andrew B. Lundgren
> Sent: Sunday, August 08, 1999 10:31 PM
> To:
> Subject: Missing another part, how bad do I need it?
> As I get to know my B better I continue to discover that it indeed has
> a sorted past.
> Part of the rear engine mount seems to be missing.  For those of you
> with a VB MG.37 catalog it is on page 93.  It is depicted without a
> part number (bad sign) for my year ('70).  Number 7 seems to be the
> same thing for the earlier models.  I also don't have parts
> 31,32,29,28,30, or the part of the crossmember (if that is what it is)
> that 28 mounts into, or the part that the stay rod would mount to under
> then engine.
> My main support looks more like the one depicted in the top right
> corner in that I have no part of this support other than a small hole
> in the crossmember.
> Is this a part that everyone gets rid of or was my DPO just a DPO?  How
> much should I worry about getting one of these supports installed?
> (Looks like a junk yard search for just the right car....)
> Thanks!
> Andrew Lundgren

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