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41. RE: '75 B License plate (score: 1)
Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 17:47:42 -0400
The PO of my 1980 MGB used lag screws into the rubber to attach the front license plate. Ugly but secure (so far). --Steve ... Thinking of using sheet metal screws unless someone has a better idea...
/html/mgs/2004-04/msg00544.html (7,149 bytes)

42. Vented oil filler cap for 18V engine (score: 1)
Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 14:08:43 -0500
We finally moved into a house with a garage, so I'm hoping I can fix my car and get it running again. The last time I tried to get it inspected, there was oil being propelled out of the dipstick tube
/html/mgs/2004-03/msg00141.html (6,912 bytes)

Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 01:03:50 -0500
On my 1980 MGB, I've got the retaining clip with a metal twist tie wrapped through the sides of the clip to hold the sensor in. The PO had set it up that way, and it was one modification that I left
/html/mgs/2004-03/msg00399.html (7,408 bytes)

44. Re: MGB - How to put it back together (score: 1)
Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 12:14:05 -0500
Two thoughts: Britbooks shows two parts catalogs, for Sept. 1966 on, and for cars up to Sept. 1966. They're published
/html/mgs/2003-11/msg00411.html (9,365 bytes)

45. Last attempt to give away parts cars (score: 1)
Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003 00:23:55 -0400
I need to get rid of both the 1978 and 1979 MGB parts cars in my yard. The 1978 is pretty rough (mostly rusted), but the 1979 is actually in decent shape, with some rust and dents, but worth saving.
/html/mgs/2003-10/msg00147.html (7,038 bytes)

46. RE: yahoo photos (score: 1)
Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 00:45:39 -0500
I'd suggest looking at the Chicagoland MG Club website in the "Tech Session" area; they have some great photo essays of various repairs: --Stev
/html/mgs/2003-10/msg00577.html (7,425 bytes)

47. RE: Changing front springs (score: 1)
Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2003 22:36:06 -0400
Where do you get the shims? Is there a kit with a typical selection? I'm planning on working on my car's front suspension in a couple of months, and I'd like to have all the parts handy before starti
/html/mgs/2003-09/msg00108.html (7,735 bytes)

48. RE: electric door locks- MGB (score: 1)
Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 11:29:38 -0400
I just got a flyer from Parts Express, and they have a few power door lock components on sale. I've never tried installing one, but they're pretty inexpensive if you want to give it a try. Go to http
/html/mgs/2003-09/msg00514.html (6,936 bytes)

49. Free parts car - 1978 MGB (score: 1)
Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 15:56:06 -0400
Please make my wife happy and take my 1978 MGB parts car. I could put it on eBay, but I'd like to offer it up to anyone on the list first. It's located outside Boston in Wayland, MA. It's mostly stri
/html/mgs/2003-07/msg00063.html (7,214 bytes)

50. RE: alternate alternators (1978 MGB) (score: 1)
Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 08:14:29 -0400
I ran into the same thing rebuilding my car. My wiring harness had the style #1 plug, and the replacement alternator had style #2 terminals. I wound up filing down the terminals on the alternator wit
/html/mgs/2003-06/msg00543.html (7,723 bytes)

51. Clogged vapor pipe on 1980 MGB (score: 1)
Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 02:46:11 -0400
I'm still trying to clear the vapor pipe on my MGB. I used a compressor with a blow gun, but it didn't have much effect. I was thinking of squirting some carb cleaner into the pipe to try to break ap
/html/mgs/2003-05/msg00615.html (7,423 bytes)

52. RE: Clogged vapor pipe on 1980 MGB (score: 1)
Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 11:24:16 -0400
The electrician's snake didn't work for me; the pipe was too narrow and had too many bends. I'm hoping to not have to replace the pipe, as I'm certain to break a few corroded retaining screws in the
/html/mgs/2003-05/msg00620.html (7,786 bytes)

53. RE: Clogged vapor pipe on 1980 MGB (score: 1)
Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 11:26:07 -0400
It goes between the adsorbtion cannister in the engine compartment and the vapor separator in the trunk. --Steve (1980 MGB) /// or try /// Archives at http://www
/html/mgs/2003-05/msg00621.html (7,656 bytes)

54. RE: British Motoring (score: 1)
Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 16:51:09 -0400
Any comparison to a RBB with the SU conversion? Also, how does this compare with the supercharger from Hi Flow? I'm always looking for more street power without needing to do more than bolt-on stuff.
/html/mgs/2003-05/msg00866.html (7,892 bytes)

55. RE: Failed MA inspection (score: 1)
Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 02:10:01 -0500
Sorry if my original note wasn't clear. I'm not complaining that my car failed inspection (disappointed, sure). I'm looking for help to understand what I need to fix. I had never seen this oil leak u
/html/mgs/2003-04/msg00001.html (8,457 bytes)

56. RE: How to coat a new fuel tank (score: 1)
Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 15:56:44 -0400
When I replaced the tank on my 1980 MGB, I sprayed the top (and bottom) with a black rubber undercoating. I think the right method would have been to strip the tank to bare metal and use the zinc coa
/html/mgs/2003-04/msg00684.html (8,937 bytes)

57. RE: brakes (score: 1)
Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 20:32:14 -0500
I think the celophane trick is supposed to stop the brake fluid from draining when you don't want it to, such as when you're changing a flexible brake hose. The celophane goes on top of the opening a
/html/mgs/2003-03/msg00127.html (7,814 bytes)

58. RE: Rubber Bumper B owners unite! (score: 1)
Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 01:43:23 -0500
It depends. I don't have a lot of spare cash right now, and for $3K I think I'd rather have a four post lift in the garage so I could park indoors. I'd like my 1980 MGB to be a little quicker, but th
/html/mgs/2003-03/msg00273.html (9,244 bytes)

59. Re: [VN] Pep boys (score: 1)
Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 13:25:39 -0500
Pep Boys started in Philadelphia in 1921. They have a history page on their website ( --Steve (who also started in Philadelphia, but much later
/html/mgs/2003-03/msg00516.html (7,120 bytes)

60. Failed MA inspection (score: 1)
Author: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 12:25:54 -0500
I finally took my car to the inspection station, and I was dissappointed when it failed. In MA, the car (1980 MGB) is not required to pass emission inspection, just a safety check, which usually cons
/html/mgs/2003-03/msg00822.html (9,372 bytes)

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