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Re: '66 B won't roll

To: "Robert Hill" <>,
Subject: Re: '66 B won't roll
From: "Robert Hill" <>
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 01:16:24 -0600
When I stated "froze" I was meaning in a mechanical sense - not literally
from water, etc.  The wheel cylinder have probably stuck because of sitting
and the deterioration that had already taken place.  Jack the car up, take
the wheels off and pull the hubs, etc and see what you have there.  This
will probably be your probably.  If that isn't it, check the clutch
(although I made that suggestion 2 because I would think with the engine
out, it would be free; however, depends on many circumstances and I have
seen stranger things in my 25 years in the hobby


Robert Hill
God's Promise to YOU - Romans 10:9-13

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Hill <>
To: Chris Rogers <>;
Date: Saturday, January 02, 1999 10:28 PM
Subject: Re: '66 B won't roll

>I would suspect one of two things
>1) wheel cylinders froze
>2) clutch/pressure plate froze
>my 71 would not roll and neither would my 63 at one time and on both cases
>it was the clutch so I would consider that.  I don't recall if you said the
>engine was out or not (I think you did) but what about the transmission?
>it is the clutch, loosen the transmission and try to pry it loose using a
>prying tool - be careful not to damage housing.
>Hope this helps
>Robert Hill
>God's Promise to YOU - Romans 10:9-13
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Chris Rogers <>
>To: <>
>Date: Saturday, January 02, 1999 4:04 PM
>Subject: '66 B won't roll
>>Have been disassembling a '66B, named Treasure by a member of this list,
>>since October or so, and between it and the '64B, my garage has been
>>full. Well, SO has had to brush snow off of the windows twice this week
>>and threatened to have an MG sale while I am in San Diego next week.
>>Thought I'd be a nice guy and get the '66 out of the garage and push it
>>onto the patio behind the house and cover it up with a tarp until
>>spring. Went to push it and not a budge. Got the tow cable and thought I
>>might pull it out a bit to maybe break anything free that might be
>>sticking. Pulled it halfway out and found that rear wheels were locked
>>up tight. Front wheels roll freely. Managed to get a floor jack under
>>the rear end and with lots of tugging and straining, got it back into
>>the garage.
>>Where does one begin on this problem? Car has no engine, emergency brake
>>cable is loose and hanging on the ground, (handbrake handle is in the
>>down position and was not able to be moved when I got the car). The car
>>rolled freely as recently as Thanksgiving weekend. Been cold here, in
>>the low teens F during the day and near zero or below at night. This car
>>has been through a flood (completely immersed). Would it be a stretch to
>>think the differential was full of water and has now frozen? Any other
>>suggestions? Thanks in advance.
>>Chris Rogers
>>'64B and a firmly planted '66B

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