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Re: Today it drives!!! Of course have new problems...

To: Patton Dickson <>
Subject: Re: Today it drives!!! Of course have new problems...
From: David Councill <>
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2002 18:22:22 -0700
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 ( 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.

67 BGT
72 B in the rebuild phase

At 05:02 PM 1/6/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>Hi Paul,
>At 10:43 AM 1/6/2002, 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 
> fuel
> > > 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
>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
>1967 MGB

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