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161. Re: TD door fit (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 18 Sep 1996 10:26:54 -0500
What do T-series cars have in common with the Titanic? The usual reason the doors don't close is that they have warped. There is a brace inside the door that runs diagonally across the structure. It
/html/mgs/1996-09/msg00639.html (7,043 bytes)

162. Re: Freeze plug for MG TC (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 20 Sep 1996 13:26:00 -0500
Are you measuring the actual diameter of the old plug to get 48 mm? It may well be that a 1 7/8" plug is correct. When they are installed, you whack the dome with a hammer, which expands the edge sli
/html/mgs/1996-09/msg00709.html (9,043 bytes)

163. Re: Freeze plug for MG TC (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 23 Sep 1996 08:38:08 -0500
You are still missing the corrosion inhibitors and water pump lube. I maintain that this is not a good idea. I believe that you are misinformed with regard to the lowering of boiling points by coolan
/html/mgs/1996-09/msg00765.html (9,002 bytes)

164. Re: Cleaning Spark Plugs (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 23 Sep 1996 14:53:40 -0500
..Brings to mind the summer when I worked on a tree farm in an anonymous Southern state clearing brush. We had a '49 Harvester pickemup truck that used more oil than gas. Got the oil free from Skeet
/html/mgs/1996-09/msg00780.html (7,984 bytes)

165. Eliminating TD shifter rattle (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 23 Sep 1996 18:00:41 -0500
The MG engineers very thoughtfully provided a damper spring so that the shifter rod (in the aluminum extension housing) would not rattle with engine vibration. The cumulative impact of the constant d
/html/mgs/1996-09/msg00789.html (9,880 bytes)

166. Re: British Car Quality (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 24 Sep 1996 16:09:48 -0500
I thought I'd be boring and take this query a little seriously. I think that the weak spots (that can be both frustrating and endearing) stem from three primary factors. (1) Materials. For some reaso
/html/mgs/1996-09/msg00839.html (11,302 bytes)

167. Re: No more rebuilt shocks for my Bs (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 26 Sep 1996 09:56:29 -0500
As a point of information, I just got a flyer from Northwest Import Parts (they have a web site). Their 3/4" sway bar is on sale for $50.00. I installed one last spring and it helps handling immensel
/html/mgs/1996-09/msg00895.html (8,056 bytes)

168. Re: Transmission oil Seal Main Shaft nut Size? (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 05 Aug 1996 17:02:19 -0500
You also may need to emulate a "special tool" and make a kind of lever to keep the flange from rotating. I used a piece of angle iron (from Home Depot) about 3 feet long. Drill two 5/16" holes at dis
/html/mgs/1996-08/msg00165.html (7,808 bytes)

169. Re: Anybody ever bought from... (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 14 Aug 1996 10:16:40 -0500
I got excited by Scarborough Faire's prices, too, much to my regret. I sent them an order one October totalling about $700. They immediately charged it to my card, including the core costs for the ex
/html/mgs/1996-08/msg00453.html (8,138 bytes)

170. Re: French Riviera (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 14 Aug 1996 11:06:36 -0500
This seemingly innocent exchange gets to the core of You see, Manfred is a very bright fellow, I am sure, and really doesn't need advice on what kind of things to pack along on a
/html/mgs/1996-08/msg00457.html (9,038 bytes)

171. Re: MG Mitten, car covers (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 14 Aug 1996 18:12:48 -0500
I have had fairly good luck with the premium cover available from J C Whitney. Fits well, very good fabric, waterproof but permits evaporation. Costs about $180. I have a friend who has the next qual
/html/mgs/1996-08/msg00488.html (6,827 bytes)

172. Re: freeze plugs or core plugs (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 15 Aug 1996 09:50:50 -0500
In <>, Put a bead of Permatex gasket goo (I prefer #2 to RTV, but here it is of less consequence) around the rim of the plug. Make sure that
/html/mgs/1996-08/msg00527.html (7,869 bytes)

173. Re: Rebuilding an MGA 1500 (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 15 Aug 1996 09:59:37 -0500
If this is your first time, I'd strongly recommend insuring that you have access to someone who is a reliable source of engine lore. There are a lot of little fiddles that are not in the manual. BMC
/html/mgs/1996-08/msg00528.html (8,447 bytes)

174. Re: Clutch rusted shut!! (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 20 Aug 1996 10:46:00 -0500
In <>, Anthony Rayner Common problem. (This presumes that the clutch hydraulics are working properly and the problem is really stuck clutch.)
/html/mgs/1996-08/msg00733.html (7,492 bytes)

175. RE: Smog and Engine Size Question (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 21 Aug 1996 09:14:39 -0500
Actually, no. The notion of the air pump is that the fresh air injected in the hot exhaust flow helps to support post-combustion of incompletely burned hydrocarbons. It does more than simply dilute t
/html/mgs/1996-08/msg00787.html (8,098 bytes)

176. Re: Rostyle wheel mask...and rustoleum (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 22 Aug 1996 13:38:06 -0500
Too true. Rustoleum is quite good for small jobs that are exposed to weather, but it goes on thick and takes days to cure. I keep a plastic 35 mm film canister (ya know, the ones with the grey top) a
/html/mgs/1996-08/msg00852.html (7,314 bytes)

177. Re: Mechanical advance springs, distributor (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 26 Aug 1996 12:51:16 -0500
I believe that you give the previous owner a bit too much credit for the ability to screw things up. It is common to have unmatched advance springs. Has something to do with shaping the advance curve
/html/mgs/1996-08/msg00948.html (7,599 bytes)

178. RE: 59 MGA (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 26 Aug 1996 17:14:49 -0500
Carbies are easy to tell. A carbs will have a float bowl that is attached to the carb body with a fairly thick arm. This is because the fuel flow goes through the arm. B carbs have either a visible
/html/mgs/1996-08/msg00960.html (7,674 bytes)

179. Re: TD Gear Box Insulation (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 29 Aug 1996 08:53:33 -0500
I just removed the original insulation from mine in the course of refinishing it. Apparently these stampings were not painted originally--the blackish "finish" on mine came off entirely in the parts
/html/mgs/1996-08/msg01082.html (7,191 bytes)

180. Re: Insulation (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 29 Aug 1996 09:28:44 -0500
The insulation that I found on my TD was on the top. Nothing underneath but a 40-year accumulation of grit, sludge, asphalt, leaves, rocks, cowflop and roadkill. A. B. Bonds
/html/mgs/1996-08/msg01085.html (6,933 bytes)

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