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Re: New MGB (fairly long)

Subject: Re: New MGB (fairly long)
From: Leckstein <>
Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 07:27:26 -0400
At 05:37 PM 5/16/99 EDT, wrote:
>Hello List- I have been an on again-off again subscriber to the list for a 
>few years now- I was here for the original Dan Hughes Day a couple of years 
>ago. I see some old faces here as well as some new ones. I had a 69 MGB 
>Roadster that was diagnosed with terminal cancer by the local MG guru last 
>summer, and it was his opinion that the car was just not worth restoring. So 
>I cut my losses, sold the car for parts, and started looking for a B with a 
>good body (not an easy task here in New England) I re-subscribed to the 
>digest several months back and have been in lurk mode ever since, just to
>what's going on (not owning an MG anymore, I didn't have much to write
>Recently, I purchased the MG of my dreams. It is a 1963 MGB Roadster that is 
>about 98% restored. I still have a few finishing touches to give it, but it 
>is running and drivable. The car was delivered to me from St Louis to NH on 
>Tuesday. I have changed the oil, etc.  so I could start on a clean slate,
>I do still have a few things I have to scope out on it, so I am turning to 
>the list for help. First, I have a front brake caliper that is sticking. My 
>thought is that the hose to the caliper needs replacing. I figure that I
>try the low-cost item before I go and get a rebuilt caliper. Second, I think 
>I may have a charging problem. I got a brand new battery on Wed. and by 
>Friday the car wouldn't turn over. After 1 hour on the charger the car fired 
>right up.  I may have inadvertently left something on after the initial ride 
>on Wednesday. I disconnected the battery for the weekend so we could use the 
>car on the weekend. I will leave it connected for the next few days and see 
>how it goes. The car has been changed to neg. ground and has a new wiring 
>harness, but something may have been hooked up wrong by the DPO. Any
>and ideas on these subjects are much appreciated!!
>Thanks in advance,
>Steve Bartley
>Portsmouth NH
>1963 MGB Roadster
Don't know if 63's had trunk lights, but B's are famous for the trunk light
switch being bent. If you have one, remove the bulb, and see if the drain
is cured.


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