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161. RE: motor mounts-eng hoist (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 00:18:26 -0400
Is it possible to replace the motor mounts without removing the engine? One of mine (driver's side, of course) is cracked, but I've got no other reason to pull the engine, so I'd like to avoid rentin
/html/mgs/2000-04/msg00574.html (6,965 bytes)

162. RE: Bubbling spark plugs (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 00:47:54 -0400
The bubbling looked like an air leak. Now I'm in trouble because it looks like the new gasket fixed the oil leak (for now), so I can't see if I've got an air leak. --Steve plugs... Bubbling as in an
/html/mgs/2000-04/msg00627.html (7,431 bytes)

163. Please help me find my short! (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 23:51:06 -0400
I was stranded today. I had been driving for about 30 minutes when the car seemed to run out of gas. It happened conveniently in front of a gas station, so I filled up (the fuel gauge had been on emp
/html/mgs/2000-04/msg01329.html (7,643 bytes)

164. MacGregor British Car Parts? (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 17:14:41 -0500
Has anyone ordered parts from MacGregor British Car Parts? They are ex-British Leyland trim engineers, and offer some weatherseals (like the ones for the rear of my hard top) that I haven't been able
/html/mgs/2000-03/msg00132.html (6,980 bytes)

165. non-LBC (Volvo) question: Why does a bad thermostat = new engine? (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 22:53:56 -0500
After spending a couple of years working on my 1980 MGB, I thought I had picked up a little knowledge about engines. However, we have a 1997 Volvo 850 GLT sedan. Every once in a while, the "low coola
/html/mgs/2000-03/msg00711.html (11,058 bytes)

166. non-LBC (Volvo) question: new engine! (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 17:32:20 -0500
Thanks to everyone who offered possible causes and suggestions about my Volvo engine. Some more Volvo regional reps got involved, and they will be replacing the engine as a warranty item and not char
/html/mgs/2000-03/msg00744.html (7,039 bytes)

167. RE: Alternator trouble? (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 22:30:59 -0500
The headlights draw a lot of current. If you have a voltmeter, check the voltage at the battery at different times to see if the alternator is working or if the battery is holding a charge. Maybe a w
/html/mgs/2000-03/msg00761.html (7,003 bytes)

168. RE: replacing wiring harness (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 01:20:58 -0500
I replaced mine a year or so ago. I removed the dash (had to replace the dash harness too) and started with the connectors at the steering wheel, unplugging the old ones and plugging in the new ones,
/html/mgs/2000-03/msg01370.html (7,544 bytes)

169. New steering wheel (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 01:11:43 -0500
I finally removed the old steering wheel from my 1980 MGB and was able to install the RV8-style wheel I picked up a few months ago. It looks great, and I was able to fix two other problems at the sam
/html/mgs/2000-03/msg01441.html (6,863 bytes)

170. RE: 1971 MGB Value (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 00:04:21 -0500
There's a NADA guide available at; it lists a 71 MGB GT value Low retail: $3450 Average retail: $5650 High retail: $9250 Kelley' Blue Book's web site ( only goes back to 1980
/html/mgs/2000-03/msg01629.html (7,291 bytes)

171. FW: Speeding in the UK (ABS) (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 01:43:05 -0500
The way it's been explained to me, if you lock up the wheels when stopping on snow/sand/gravel, a wedge of snow/sand/gravel is created in front of the tire from being pushed, which helps to stop the
/html/mgs/2000-01/msg00671.html (6,851 bytes)

172. 4 cars (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 23:34:13 -0500
In my dream garage, there would be: 1: My 1980 MGB, but with a rust-free body, all of the parts working correctly, no mice, and no moth ball aroma. 2: BMW X5 (almost an MG) 3: Jaguar XJ220 4: Empty s
/html/mgs/2000-01/msg00924.html (6,348 bytes)

173. Re: Your Cars (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 23:45:14 -0500
A fairly short list... 1970 Olds Cutlass ($200 used car, and actually owned by Mom when I was in high school) 1982 Honda Accord LX hatchback (sold after 8 years, 160,000 miles) 1990 Acura Integra GS
/html/mgs/2000-01/msg01370.html (9,056 bytes)

174. RE:Red Line (was OD transmission problems) (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 01:46:26 -0500
They have a web site at with a dealer list. I've found their Water Wetter in chain stores (Pep Boys, etc.) but I haven't looked for their oil there (I buy AMSOIL (http://ww
/html/mgs/1999-11/msg00739.html (7,199 bytes)

175. I'm selling my carbs... (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 02:38:04 -0500
Thanks to everyone who gave me advice a while ago when I asked about the value of a pair of HIF-4 carbs. I decided to keep the Weber and sell the HIF-4's back on Ebay. If anyone is looking for a pair
/html/mgs/1999-11/msg00850.html (6,811 bytes)

176. RE: 80 MGB Question - more info (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 01:10:38 -0500
I've got a couple of pictures on my web site that show a couple of Weber downdrafts. I don't know if you can see all of the lines, but it might help. On my car, t
/html/mgs/1999-11/msg01094.html (7,485 bytes)

177. RE: Stainless-Steel pipe? (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 00:10:01 -0400
A new JC Whitney catalog arrived today. They have 7 foot lengths of stainless steel tubing, but I didn't see anything longer than that. Chris, you might find it in JC Whitney, though the 8' length is
/html/mgs/1999-10/msg00257.html (7,294 bytes)

178. Any british junkyards in San Diego? (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 23:47:10 -0400
I'll be in San Diego in two weeks. Are there any good junkyards out there specializing in british cars? Any other MGB places of interest? Thanks. --Steve Shoyer (1980 MGB)
/html/mgs/1999-10/msg00931.html (6,391 bytes)

179. Long metric bolts (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 09:58:32 -0400
I have another steering wheel related question. I bought a new steering wheel for my 1980 MGB, but before putting it on I want to be sure I can get it off. It has two holes for using a puller, but th
/html/mgs/1999-10/msg01063.html (6,785 bytes)

180. RE: 'B Trunk Locks (score: 1)
Author: Steve Shoyer <>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 00:04:01 -0400
I drilled mine out, too. The easiest sounding solution I found (after, of course) is to unscrew one of the backup lights and use a fish wire to reach in and open the lock. Other people talk of drilli
/html/mgs/1999-10/msg01196.html (8,155 bytes)

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