I would drain the gas from the tank and the lines and replace with fresh gas
as well as install a new fuel filter.
Prior to startup I would remove the plugs and squirt some 20/50 in each
cylinder and spin the engine without the plugs in.
Reinstall the plugs (cleaned and gapped)
then basic stuff, check fluids, test brakes, make sure there are no critters
sleeping in the exhaust system!
The good folks on the list will fill in whatever I missed.
69 B - hers
55 - TF 1500 all mine
> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 10:46:39 -0400
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> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [Mgs] MGB maintenance after 3+ years not driving?
> As I mentioned in a previous post, I am going to try to get my 1980 MGB
> back on the road after a long hiatus. Due to changes in family, work,
> etc. the poor car has only been driven once in the past several years.
> Now my two young boys ask me daily when they'll get to "ride in the
> green car". Sadly, neither have ever seen it on the road.
> In two weeks, my Dad will be flying out to help me work on the car. We
> will be installing a Crane XR700 ignition, as the first step. The
> ignition was always a problem with that car. Assuming that the new
> ignition will actually get the car running, does anyone have suggestions
> for some other maintenance to-do's that I should plan on doing with the
> car before I take it on the road? We'll definitely be changing the oil
> and filter. Anything else?
> Thanks for you help!
> Mark Wise
> Raleigh, NC
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