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221. Re: Quality (was: Re: Lowering) (score: 1)
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 1999 13:27:40 EST
I used to run a parts house so let me take a stab here. Unfortunately in America, at least, the focus of most mechanics has gone from fixing cars to making money. I used to get call from shops asking
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg00032.html (8,675 bytes)

222. Re: Foul Calumnies re: Stereo (score: 1)
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 1999 13:31:57 EST
converts it to HEAT? This is great, I gotta get me some of this stuff, cause now my MG could have bun warmers just like my Volvo! Might be a bitch in the summer though. <VBG> Rick Ewald 67 MGB 99 Vol
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg00033.html (6,845 bytes)

223. Re: Quality (score: 1)
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 1999 23:07:02 EST
My point exactly, if Moss paid $20 for their cushion (a fair assumption, maybe not exactly right, but fair) Then VB may have paid $? 18? 15? 10? Yet the part sells for the same. This is just a furthe
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg00071.html (9,746 bytes)

224. Re: MGs & old fartdom in Blighty (score: 1)
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 1999 23:14:49 EST
Some people tiptoe through life hoping nothing will disturb them, and death will sneak up and take them quietly. Others go out and live life each day to it's fullest. When death shows up he will have
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg00072.html (8,244 bytes)

225. Re: more on the Thanksgiving debacle (score: 1)
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 1999 23:22:41 EST
I've used that method, but am not real happy about it. I have seen things bend doing it that way. The last couple of times I've pulled a B motor I wrapped the chain around the rocker shaft itself. Th
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg00075.html (7,404 bytes)

226. Re: Handling (score: 1)
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 1999 23:35:13 EST
Amen! Although wining the runnoffs does sound good. For most people the answer is not nearly as much as they thing they know (Before you go flame on, I include myself in this group. Perhaps I should
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg00131.html (14,958 bytes)

227. Re: towing an 80 mgb (score: 1)
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 1999 23:39:54 EST
NO! OH GOD NO! NOT THIS AGAIN! You may fire when ready Gridley Rick
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg00132.html (7,774 bytes)

228. Re: Points Gap and Timing (2Q) (score: 1)
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 00:00:26 EST
Answers to your questions 1. Assuming that your dwell meter is a) accurate, b) you have it set correctly (4 cyl scale), and c) you are reading it correctly (this only applies to analog meters) the dw
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg00136.html (9,061 bytes)

229. Re: Points Gap and Timing (2Q) (score: 1)
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 17:16:54 EST
BTDC stands for Before Top Dead Center. Therefore 10 degrees BTDC is 5 degrees more advanced than 5 degrees BTDC (further away so to speak). The term advance here is with respect to TDC 10 degrees b
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg00173.html (10,551 bytes)

230. Re: 5 speed question (score: 1)
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 1999 22:28:20 EST
In every 5 speed rear wheel drive manual transmission that I have ever looked at 4th is a direct drive, and 5th is an overdrive usualy somewhere around .71 to 1. I suspose you could build a 5 speed t
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg00380.html (8,117 bytes)

231. Re: 5 speed question (score: 1)
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 01:31:27 EST
Barney, Come on the friction loss would be greater than the advantage of a .71 to 1 ratio? I would have to think that the friction loss in a Laycock overdrive would be greater than the friction loss
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg00391.html (8,067 bytes)

232. Re: Alternator or battery problem or what? (score: 1)
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 11:25:54 EST
Where did you measure this voltage drop at? The battery? At the back of the alternator? Inside the car? If you are talking about one of the little testers that plug into a cig lighter and have three
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg00591.html (8,620 bytes)

233. Re: loc-tite (score: 1)
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 06:28:22 EST
You are correct that clean new threads will allow for more clamping force to be transmitted due to less friction in the fastener, but IMHO you drew the wrong conclusion here. Torque specs are always
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg00881.html (10,071 bytes)

234. Re: loc-tite (score: 1)
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 12:41:54 EST
No Loc-tite is a glue. It has to have a clean surface to adhere to. This is another common mistake.
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg00937.html (7,357 bytes)

235. re torque... (score: 1)
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 13:15:43 EST
the so Unless other wise stated torque spec are always given for clean lubed threads. In all the years I have been in the automotive industry (30+) I have NEVER seen a torque spec listed any other wa
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg00939.html (9,442 bytes)

236. Re: loc-tite (score: 1)
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 13:28:32 EST
Personally, and I do emphasize the word personally, If the engine has mechanical locking tabs I use new ones of those if available. I reuse the old ones if new are not available. I usually use 242 (b
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg00940.html (8,407 bytes)

237. Re: Was cylinder heads unleaded fuel (score: 1)
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 13:42:53 EST
OK, let me put my flame suit on here. If an engine pre ignites (pings) the flame front in the cylinder is not happening at the correct time, or it is not happening smoothly. Both of these conditions
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg00941.html (8,336 bytes)

238. Re: Unusual topic for January (in the northern hemisphere) (score: 1)
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 21:12:29 EST
possible or Funny, you should bring this topic up today of all days. In 68 a girl friend and I discovered a few things about my sister's 67 MGB roadster. 1. The area over the battery box provides a c
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg00998.html (9,794 bytes)

239. Re: K&N Oil (score: 1)
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 21:06:45 EST
K&N oil is basicly a light red oil. The reason for the red is so that you can see what part of the filter got oil and what part did not. When I used to off road race, we never used the K&N stuff, we
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg01244.html (7,119 bytes)

240. Re: FESTIVA OT long (score: 1)
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 00:46:33 EST
I got this from a friend on another list, maybe you will enjoy. I borrowed my wife's Geo Metro last night. One liter of raw power, 3 cylinders of asphalt-tearing terror on thirteen-inch rims. It's st
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg01392.html (10,554 bytes)

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