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1. Top 5 dreaded tasks... (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Hower" <>
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 10:33:13 -0500
My votes: On a roadster: the dreaded windscreen triumvirate: - bottom seal replacement - glazing surround replacement - re-install of windscreen On a GT; installing the trim around the hatch glass. /
/html/mgs/2002-11/msg00058.html (7,094 bytes)

2. Nice pair and the $25k MGB (score: 1)
Author: "Scott and Lynn Hower" <>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 20:53:42 -0500
Someone obviously has good taste in cars. I spent two weeks in London recently and stumbled across this unlikely pair in a South Kensington neighborhood. The tax disc on the MG was way out of date, b
/html/mgs/2002-11/msg00642.html (7,353 bytes)

3. Re: Nice pair and the $25k MGB (score: 1)
Author: "Scott and Lynn Hower" <>
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 11:22:11 -0500
I'm not absolutely positive, but I remember checking it and commenting to my wife that I found it surprising (she was more interested in the Ferrari - go figure). I think 2000 was the date. If you w
/html/mgs/2002-11/msg00674.html (8,569 bytes)

4. Freebie fuel pump switch... (score: 1)
Author: "Scott and Lynn Hower" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 21:26:45 -0500
Monte, With all due respect to John Twist, here's how to add a cutoff switch to the 68-76 MGB without overdrive. It uses the overdrive switch on the RH stalk. The switch and wiring were factory inst
/html/mgs/2002-11/msg00724.html (7,822 bytes)

5. MGB Rostyle wheels for sale... (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Hower" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 23:44:12 -0400
Hi All, I just converted my B to wire wheels. As a result, I have an extra set of set of near perfect Rostyle wheels and tires. Before they go to eBay, I'll offer them to the list. Here are some phot
/html/mgs/2002-09/msg00670.html (7,584 bytes)

6. Non-smog thermo housing. (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Hower" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 22:43:00 -0400
You have three choices: 1. Hacksaw off the bracket, grind to shape with a die grinder. 2. Buy a Moss alloy repro; I've heard they occasionally leak. 3. Buy a UK-spec cast iron housing. Several few m
/html/mgs/2002-08/msg00535.html (7,039 bytes)

7. RE: Aluminum wheel fixers (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Hower" <>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 21:31:47 -0400
<> asks: <Has anyone had experience with the companies that fix <aluminum wheels? Autoweek has several in their ads. BTDT; Wheel Collision Center in Bath, PA. Cost depends on how badly
/html/mgs/2002-08/msg00873.html (8,062 bytes)

8. 6x9 cutout solution (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Hower" <>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 22:48:58 -0400
Sorry if I'm a bit late with this, but with the the digest delay, work, midnight feedings and diaper changes... Anyway, a PO of my B also cut up the rear bulkhead to fit a pair of 6x9s. I added a CD
/html/mgs/2002-05/msg00386.html (7,732 bytes)

9. RE: High Idle (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Hower" <>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 20:40:50 -0400
Not sure if this is your problem, but I had a similar situation: 73 B with HIF4's; the throttle discs were centered and closing completely - even with the linkages uncoupled and the idle screws backe
/html/mgs/2002-05/msg00446.html (8,120 bytes)

10. RE: Vacuum hose routing (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Hower" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 22:34:22 -0500
least the induction system from a B of this vintage. The hoses you describe route the partially burned crankcase vapors (aka blowby) into the carb so they can be recycled and burned. In order to do
/html/mgs/2002-04/msg00020.html (8,368 bytes)

11. RE: Fixing Problems with MGB switches (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Hower" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 22:19:29 -0500
Indeed they are. My B's headlights draw too much current to safely carry throught the stock wiring and switch (Cibie H4 80/100 watt with integral 10 watt sidelights). The solution is as you suggest:
/html/mgs/2002-04/msg00068.html (7,816 bytes)

12. Re: Carlisle (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Hower" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 19:52:36 -0500
Hey Alan, Count me in too. Can't wait to see that hair dryer! I believe the Friday night tradition is dinner at Rod's Roadhouse... No place on earth quite like it; which might be a good thing. Club,
/html/mgs/2002-03/msg00825.html (7,043 bytes)

13. Re: MG die cast miniatures...... (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Hower" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 19:35:20 -0500
.. I have been searching in vain for a 1/16 or 1/18 scale MG-TC or TD at a reasonable price... Try: St Martins Model Cars 95 St Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4AS, England Tel: + 44 (0) 171 836 9742 Fax
/html/mgs/2002-03/msg00826.html (7,531 bytes)

14. Re: was 74 engine fit, now C or BGTV8 (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Hower" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 20:45:49 -0500
Not to add fuel to the fire, but... I've read that the reason the B engine bay is so wide, was to accomodate a V4 engine being developed in Australia by a BMC subsidiary. Believe it.. or not. Seems
/html/mgs/2002-03/msg00834.html (7,335 bytes)

15. re: car color? (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Hower" <>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 20:27:13 -0500
I haven't heard of Guardian red either, but to my eye, the color looks very similar to Damask red. It was original from 73-77. Not the best photo, but my B is this color:
/html/mgs/2002-03/msg00898.html (8,354 bytes)

16. Re: Head Gasket trick... (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Hower" <>
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 09:53:12 -0500
Ron, I believe this was a suggestion from John Twist. As I recall, the exact quote is: "all B series heads weep between (cylinders) 2 and 3; some actually piss." This wire trick was his suggested fi
/html/mgs/2002-03/msg00943.html (7,337 bytes)

17. Subject: Re: Interesting BC on ebay (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Hower" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 21:53:22 -0500
Max, et al, Regarding the interesting Healey thing for sale on eBay.... I knew I'd seen a photo of this car recently, but couldn't remember where. Then I remembered: the April 02 edition of Practical
/html/mgs/2002-03/msg01050.html (6,672 bytes)

18. RE: Float Level Checking on HIF4 (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Hower" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 21:39:10 -0500
Herr Dorsch, As fate would have it, I just set the float level on my HIF4's last night. Do this: First, unscrew and remove the damper/rod. Unscrew the three screws from the suction chamber and remove
/html/mgs/2002-03/msg01105.html (7,704 bytes)

19. Weeping MGB caliper? (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Hower" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 23:15:56 -0500
I recently rebuilt a pair of MGB calipers. After installing them and bleeding the system, one of them appears to be leaking ( same caliper was also leaking prior to the rebuild.) I used new Lockheed
/html/mgs/2002-02/msg00409.html (7,959 bytes)

20. Re: Weeping MGB caliper? (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Hower" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 21:25:23 -0500
Hmmm, I'll bet you're probably right... I glassbeaded the caliper, and although I blew it out with compressed air and cleaned it pretty thoroughly with brake cleaner, there's probably some residue i
/html/mgs/2002-02/msg00468.html (7,591 bytes)

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