If this is a 67B as your signature suggests then -
1. The water temperature gauge should be the combination oil pressure/water
temperature gauge. It would work regardless of the ignition being on or off
as its a bit more primitive (mechanical rather than electrical). Its
possible the needle is stuck. I had one that would barely respond. Either
way, you can have it serviced at Nisonger or Mo-Ma (Momanm@aol.com). You
have to remove the gauge plus the long cable that leads to the temp sensor
in the block (its all one unit). The oil pressure part, a small oil line,
disconnects at the gauge. Costs about $90 or $95 for complete repair and
2. I agree on the fuel cap. Its hard to believe a MGB fuel cap could seal
so good to allow pressure build up although I did see this with my son's
65B. Back in 67 there wasn't as much concern about trapping fuel vapor -
that came later (1970?) with the fuel vapor separator and the charcoal
cannister. The label on your cap sounds like it is the wrong cap to me.
72 B in the rebuild phase
At 05:02 PM 1/6/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>At 10:43 AM 1/6/2002, email@example.com wrote:
> >Could be a short-circuit sensor or a grounded wire as well as a stuck gauge.
> >Disconnecting the wire from the sensor, then from the back of the gauge,
> >will tell you which. But if it is stuck on 180 with the ignition off it is
> >the gauge.
>Looks like the gauge, I know that one isn't cheap....
> > > I'm guessing a couple of problems. First I think that there may be a
> > > starvation issue that started from more gunk coming out of the tank
> or the
> > > fuel pump is not delivering enough pressure.
> >Could be you have a non-vented cap, it should be a vented one.
>How can I tell. The cap on the car says
>WARNING! FUEL SPRAY MAY CAUSE INJURY - REMOVE SLOWLY
>If cap says the tank could built pressure, do I have the wrong cap? Can
>something as simple as that cause the car to stall?
>Patton Dickson - Richmond, TX
>1965 Corvair Monza 110/4sp 'vert
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