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'66 B won't roll

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Subject: '66 B won't roll
From: "Fred Pixley" <>
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 08:12:18 -0500

>Date: Sat, 02 Jan 1999 16:03:16 -0600
>From: Chris Rogers <>
>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

Chris, I think you are correct in your suspicions.  If the car has been
submerged it probably has water in the differential which has now frozen. It
especially makes sense if the car rolled freely at Thanksgiving.

Fred Pixley
Napanee, Ontario, Canada

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