On 5 April 1996, SimJaysun@aol.com writes:
>On my 79 MGB: the fuel gage, tachometer, temperature gage, turn signals, and
>wipers were not operational after a head rebuild. ....snip...
On my '73, the signals, fuel and temp gauges, (and maybe the tach?) would
periodically take 5. The problem was a loose connection at the fuse box
where they all shared a common connection. A little wire wigglin' was a
temporary fix, and after replacing the fuse box the problem has disapeared.
Be careful with that temp guage. An eccentric temp gauge on my last long
trip sent my fresh (8000 miles) motor to the guillotine(sp?). Driving 800
miles in the snow, in January, with heater core bypassed, I stupidly
neglected erratic temp gauge behavior and didn't pay close enough attention
to the little miss at 3000+ RPM (blown or blowing headgasket?). Result =
_badly_ cracked head, but luckily no further damage.
Anyhoo, cummulative B withdrawl (been drivin' a SAAB) and two 70 degree days
have me really itchin for the wind in my hair. Anybody know of a good cheap
head in the SW Virginia area? Also contemplating picking up my aborted
search for that body donor car and hoping to find one with a decent head.
If it weren't for that pesky graduate work ...
have a great weekend
chris "looking for a solid body with head attached, or vise versa" lenth