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Re: [Mgs] first drive of the year

To: Max Heim <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] first drive of the year
From: Paul Root <>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 13:27:05 -0500
But shouldn't the thermostat be closed?

I guess anything going through the heater core is going to go to the radiator
regardless. So something has to move from the radiator to the engine.

On Mar 30, 2010, at 12:08 PM, Max Heim wrote:

> If you have the heater valve wide open, I can see it having a hard time
> warming up in that weather. Try a piece of cardboard in front of the
> radiator.
> --
> Max Heim
> '66 MGB GHN3L76149
> If you're near Mountain View, CA,
> it's the primer red one with chrome wires
> \\
> on 3/30/10 8:47 AM, Paul Root at wrote:
>> I drove my 77 'B into work today. First drive of the year.
>> It was about 47 degrees, top up as I'm old and frail (46 :-) ). The car
>> fine, but the temperature gauge never climbed above the edge of the blue
>> by the C.
>> I stopped at a convinence store 13 miles in and a mile away from the
office. 3
>> minutes in for my morning drink, and the engine didn't want to start. A
>> minutes of cranking and it came to life. So I've got some diagnostic work
>> do.
>> Last week, when I pulled the car out of storage, I removed the heater
>> and put in my home made (plumbing ball valve) valve. I haven't gotten
>> to hooking up the controls, so it's wide open. Which could be a symptom of
>> temperature gauge.  I did top up the radiator fully.
>> Good to be back in the car.
>> Paul.
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