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RE: Damaged MGA Engine?

To: "Mike Razor" <>,
Subject: RE: Damaged MGA Engine?
From: Barrie Robinson <>
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 16:09:26 -0400
I may have missed this point but it would be easy to make a switch 
that went open when the oil pressure dropped too low.    All it needs 
is a pressure switch put in the gauge line and connection to the 
distributor or similar.

At 01:51 PM 8/14/2006, Mike Razor wrote:
>Same here I always keep an eye on the oil pressure.  I even put a little
>paste on felt dot next to the gauge so I can peck at from time to time to
>make sure it is not stuck.
>I blew the oil pressure gauge on my MGA several years ago and I was able to
>see the pressure drop and I shut the engine off and coasted to the side of
>the road all in just a few seconds.  I lost 3 quarts of oil when the line
>gave out.  I was in southern Indiana down on the Ohio River.  This is a
>rural area but lots of traffic.  The folks there are very kind and helpful.
>I had several folks stop and offer help, parts, tools and oil.  Of course,
>an oil line for an MGA is not that readily available so I called for the
>trailer.  While it was enroute from eastern Kentucky a couple of guys
>stopped by and looked at the car, asked what happened and I told them.  They
>huddled up and one of them left while the other guy started to undo the oil
>line and said "Do you mind if I take this off?" I didn't care since it was
>already off and pretty well shot.  A few minutes later his buddy comes back
>with more oil and the line from an ice maker.  They then took the ends off
>the busted line and inserted them in the icemaker line put it back on the
>MGA, topped it off with oil and we fired the car up.  Walla oil pressure.
>In fact, the pressure was better than ever.  I thanked them profusely and
>gingerly started for the barn.  I met the trailer on the way home and we
>loaded the car up just to be safe.
>Sorry for the long post but thought you might enjoy the tidbit about the ice
>maker hose.
>Mike R


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