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

To: Max Heim <>
Subject: Re: Missing another part, how bad do I need it?
From: James Nazarian Jr <James.Nazarian@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 15:54:56 -0600 (MDT)
Not that it makes it any better but on the twenty some Bs that my dad and
I have owned I have never actually seen the stayrod assembly on one of our
cars.  I don't know where they are all going, but they don't seem to be
ending up on the cars.

James Nazarian
'71 B roadster
'74 BGT bastardization with big alluminum heart :)

On Mon, 9 Aug 1999, Max Heim wrote:

> For what it's worth, I don't have a stayrod assembly in my car, either. 
> Didn't have it when I bought it, and now that I have a "generic" (BHM) 
> engine and a 77 transmission, I don't know if I could fit one anyway. As 
> I understand it, the purpose is to keep the fan blades out of the 
> radiator if (1) you stop short and the motor mounts fail; or (2) you run 
> into something at a low-to-moderate speed (at which point you have other 
> things to worry about). As long as your motor mounts are in good shape, I 
> wouldn't sweat it. But maybe I'm missing something?
> Andrew B. Lundgren had this to say:
> >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
> >
> >
> >
> >
> --
> Max Heim
> '66 MGB GHN3L76149
> If you're near Mountain View, CA,
> it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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