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181. Re: SU Carb adjust help (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 01 Jul 1996 15:55:08 -0500
Tightening the nuts causes the jets to rise, yielding leaner operation. The "lift-the-piston" tuning trick is generally a very good (and sensitive) way of setting SU's _providing_ all else is well. T
/html/mgs/1996-07/msg00048.html (8,694 bytes)

182. Re: Fool pumps (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 03 Jul 1996 15:50:24 -0500
When current is passed through a coil, it builds up a magnetic field around the coil. That's what makes the pump pump. When the armature has moved as far as it can go, if the points are adjusted prop
/html/mgs/1996-07/msg00184.html (9,255 bytes)

183. Re: Grinding Tappets !? (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 05 Jul 1996 10:23:08 -0500
In <>, Jim & Marilynne Mellander Tappets are hardened. This means that there is a hard "skin" but the inner metal is softer. If they are sufficiently worn t
/html/mgs/1996-07/msg00243.html (7,122 bytes)

184. Re: CLUTCH HYDRAULICS (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 18 Jul 1996 10:14:29 -0500
In <>, There has been an awful lot of mail recently regarding clutch/brake hydraulics. I thought I'd spend a moment or two to expound on the
/html/mgs/1996-07/msg00590.html (9,695 bytes)

185. Re: Passed the test (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 19 Jul 1996 09:46:55 -0500
If heat (propane torch at least, better MAP gas, best oxy-acetylene) doesn't bust it loose, then it's rotten. Cut the offending spoke out with a hacksaw and replace. When I sent the (huge!) 21" Dunlo
/html/mgs/1996-07/msg00616.html (6,800 bytes)

186. Re: MG--Clicking Noise (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 22 Jul 1996 10:58:15 -0500
Sounds like the anti-runon device, the Kluge of the Century. This consists of two components, an oil pressure switch and a solenoid. Both are mounted on the firewall on the passenger side. The way it
/html/mgs/1996-07/msg00709.html (7,809 bytes)

187. Re: Northwest Import Parts (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 24 Jul 1996 10:45:22 -0500
While I haven't been able to get to their web site, NWIP is in my experience a very upfront outfit. They have consistently had good prices, and the quality of their parts is very good. Service has be
/html/mgs/1996-07/msg00807.html (7,292 bytes)

188. Literature sale (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 25 Jul 1996 10:23:18 -0500
Dragich Auto Literature (800-328-8484) is selling out their foreign car stock. Prices are at least 40% off. They have both history/picture books and shop manuals. Stock is extremely limited, so if yo
/html/mgs/1996-07/msg00865.html (6,920 bytes)

189. Re: Q: removing chrome (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 26 Jul 1996 11:23:58 -0500
Take it to a chrome shop, if one exists in your region. What they do (and what you could do) is immerse the part in sulfuric acid and pass current through it, which etches the chrome off. Results in
/html/mgs/1996-07/msg00887.html (7,457 bytes)

190. Re: previous request for help (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 30 Jul 1996 10:11:40 -0500
You don't say what speed your "fine" idle is. The reason the engine slows down when you depress the clutch is the added load of the fine British graphite throwout bearing. One can usually lose a coup
/html/mgs/1996-07/msg01027.html (7,346 bytes)

191. Re: Carb rebuilds (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 30 Jul 1996 10:22:28 -0500
The Haynes manual is quite good, covers the whole range of SUs (H, HS and HIF) and has a needle spec chart. If you don't think that is useful, have patience, you will (as you get more LBCs). The vide
/html/mgs/1996-07/msg01028.html (8,321 bytes)

192. Re: Overdrive Wiring Questions (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 03 Jun 1996 10:59:42 -0500
The scheme varies depending on the year of production of both your car and the OD tranny. I can't speak for the older systems that had a vacuum switch etc on them. There are essentially three element
/html/mgs/1996-06/msg00040.html (10,034 bytes)

193. Eqpt review: Moss MGB wood steering wheel (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 03 Jun 1996 17:10:19 -0500
Feeling flush with my income tax refund, I ordered a Moss wooden steering wheel for my '73 MGB. (The refund covered about half the purchase price of $150). This is a new item and is different in that
/html/mgs/1996-06/msg00053.html (8,016 bytes)

194. Re: Eqpt review: Moss MGB wood steering wheel (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 04 Jun 1996 09:57:47 -0500
No problem at all. One of the weak points is that the chrome is kinda murky (shiny, but the base is not very smooth). This does not permit good specular reflection. Oh! I get it! It's a feature, not
/html/mgs/1996-06/msg00084.html (7,160 bytes)

195. Re: anyone have impossible to remove grease cups inside front (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 07 Jun 1996 09:22:46 -0500
Every MG owner should have a slide hammer. Useful for grease cup and pulling rear axles. You can get 'em from the cheapie Chinese tool outfits like Harbor Freight or JC Whitney. I got mine for $11 f
/html/mgs/1996-06/msg00228.html (7,463 bytes)

196. Re: RPM's,Trans and Other Stuff (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 10 Jun 1996 10:30:35 -0500
Just _do not_ trust it in situations involving contact with gasoline. It says that it is resistant to same. It is not. A. B. Bonds
/html/mgs/1996-06/msg00290.html (7,082 bytes)

197. Musings on tuning (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 10 Jun 1996 13:38:57 -0500
I have finally gotten some cooperation from the MGA I have been battling for several months, and it appears to be running pretty well. (Note that discussion of British iron in absolute terms is hazar
/html/mgs/1996-06/msg00294.html (9,549 bytes)

198. Re:MG T Series Handling (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 14 Jun 1996 10:05:39 -0500
...Except at slow speeds. TDs and TFs go around corners much better than one would expect from their appearances. They are pretty competitive with real traffic (=low-end Japanese econoboxes) up to ab
/html/mgs/1996-06/msg00436.html (8,308 bytes)

199. Re: Are Moss Upholstry Kits Good? (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 17 Jun 1996 16:42:34 -0500
One of the things that troubles me about the upholstery kits from Moss is that by and large the material is better than what came on the car. I took some original panels off my '52 a few years ago. T
/html/mgs/1996-06/msg00508.html (8,278 bytes)

200. Re: shortened shift arms, four row cores, batteries, etc. (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 18 Jun 1996 16:59:01 -0500
You are correct. One would get very embarassed by just dropping a big valve head onto a non-18V block. Valve cut-outs are required. It is possible to mill said cutouts into older blocks, but these he
/html/mgs/1996-06/msg00579.html (7,613 bytes)

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