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Re: 64 radiator support

To: "James H. Nazarian" <microdoc@APK.NET>,
Subject: Re: 64 radiator support
From: "Dan Ray" <>
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1999 20:18:28 -0600
It's Anders Ditlev Clausager. "Original MGB, with MGC and MGB GT V8, The
Restorer's Guide to all Roadster and GT models 1962-80" Published Copyright
1994 by Bay View Books, Ltd. Reprinted 1996 (twice), Reprinted 1997.
I got mine from
Hope this helps! It's really a great will read it over and over
and then refer to it when needed.

73 B

-----Original Message-----
From: James H. Nazarian <microdoc@APK.NET>
To: Max Heim <>
Cc: MG List <>
Date: Thursday, December 09, 1999 7:05 PM
Subject: Re: 64 radiator support

>Numerous references have been made to "Clausager". It seems there is a
>MG book I do not own. Would you mind telling me the complete Author, title
>publisher? TIA.
>Max Heim wrote:
>> Well, in Clausager the 62 is shown with a body-colored radiator
>> diaphragm, but the 64 (18GA), 69 and later models are black. The support
>> bars match the diaphragm where shown -- they are not visible in the 1964
>> photo. In my 66 the bars are body color, but it has been resprayed at
>> least once. The diaphragm is black.
>> This entire issue is ignored in Clausager's long list of running changes.
>> I would guess that the 63 you mention was correct, and that it changed
>> perhaps in the 64 model year, possibly with the introduction of the 18GA
>> motor (Feb 64). If you are really concerned with correctness, you could
>> try to figure out when in 64 your car was built. Just divide the total
>> number of cars built that year by 12 to roughly calculate how many were
>> built per month, then compare your vehicle number to the first one built
>> that model year. This info is in the Moss catalog, but be careful. In
>> several issues, the column headings for Model Year and Calendar Year have
>> been swapped. If you compare the data in the columns, it will be obvious
>> if this is the case. The first car number built in each Model Year should
>> be a *lower* number than the first one built in that Calendar Year, since
>> the model year begins the previous September (or July).
>> gary & traci had this to say:
>> > i was looking thru an old copy of mg magazine and saw a picture (b &
>> >what was supposed to be a factory  picture of a 63 engine bay . the
>> >support and support bars were painted body color.all the ones i've seen
>> >black were they ever a body color or was this really a newer picture of
>> >repainted car. i may have to get some more brg paint
>> >
>> >gary
>> >
>> >
>> --
>> Max Heim
>> '66 MGB GHN3L76149
>> If you're near Mountain View, CA,
>> it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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