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Re: Miscellaneous Failings

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Subject: Re: Miscellaneous Failings
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 12:41:14 -0800
Neil Cotty had this to say:

>The MGA lives! :)

>Here's the questions. I got that UJ back together in record time, but at the
>same time I also replaced the felt pieces in the steering column. The
>originals were really thin, and the column moved around alot before. Well
>now the column hardly moves. In fact, now it doesn't self centre and is very
>stiff to move intially which makes driving a not so fun experience. Is there
>something I'm supposed to do to these felt pieces before refitting? Soak in
>oil or something?? I fitted them dry. If dry is ok, do these take time to
>wear in? I notice period testers complained a lot about stiff steering in
>MGB's but this is ridiculous. <G>
Ummm, I think early Bs used a similar felt packing, but the later ones 
used a nylon bush which can be substituted in the earlier cars. That's 
what I did, and it reduced the column shimmy, but didn't cause any 
noticeable stiffness. I wonder if this nylon bush can be substituted in 
the MGA column? 



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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