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Re: Crank pulley

Subject: Re: Crank pulley
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 1996 04:34:34 -0500
In a message dated 96-12-04 13:27:12 EST,

<< My crankshaft pully disintegrated yesterday.  Two people I talked to last
night suggest replacing it with a balancer pully from a B and say it will run
smoother and let me use a B front seal (and B timing cover).  Good idea?  If
it would be better on my bearings I'd be willing to do it.  Would this be
considered stock and/or will my A now be a "bastard". >>

Verrrrrry interesting!

For starters, it's not necessary to change the pulley to use a B timing cover
and seal.  I've had a B timing cover and seal on my MGA 1500 engine for
years.  The timing cover from th 18G through 18GF engines is the same part
number as the timing cover for the MGA MK-II 1622 engine, rubber oil seal and
all.  And all MGA engines used the same crank pulley, so the early B cover
fits right up, same as on the 1622 engine.

I wouldn't call it a bastard.  I wouldn't even call the MGA 1800s that.  It
is however the responsibility of the owner to keep detailed accounts of all
such non-standard equipment changes so that future parts procurement and
servicing is not a problem.  It is also the duty of the owner to pass on all
such information to the next owner so that the current owner can gratiously
become the PO and not the DPO.

I've been hearing about so many minor modifications to MGAs recently that I'm
led to believe that the majority of them have probably been modified to some
extent by now.  It's likely that the few left that are totally original could
be the strange ones.

Barney Gaylord
1958 MGA

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