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81. Re: British Car Industry (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 06 May 1997 17:20:48 -0500
I believe that intensive historical research has proven unequivocally that trade unions and Lucas were both involved in the British car industry before the war, hence your hypothesis is invalid. A. B
/html/mgs/1997-05/msg00322.html (8,388 bytes)

82. Re: TD engine stabilizer (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 19 May 1997 14:04:59 -0500
According to the manual (natch) loosen the outer nut on the stabilizer and turn the central turnbuckle until the engine is free to move sideways in both directions. Shake the engine real good and let
/html/mgs/1997-05/msg01037.html (7,350 bytes)

83. RE: MG Songs and now books. (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 21 May 1997 09:31:44 -0500
Not quite. It was called "The Red Car", and involved a young feller named Hap and the Crusty Old Mechanic (stock character) was Frenchy Le Becque (or something like that), a Grand Prix champion who q
/html/mgs/1997-05/msg01154.html (8,312 bytes)

84. Re: I can name that MG TD part in one guess! (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 23 May 1997 09:38:04 -0500
My bid is that it is one of the two reinforcing plates that sits on the underside of the sloping part of the firewall. The horn brackets bolt onto them (I think) and on the right side the starter swi
/html/mgs/1997-05/msg01324.html (8,079 bytes)

85. Re: Gas -> Varnish (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 26 May 1997 15:30:25 -0500
It can happen in less than a year. Depends. An awful situation when it does happen. A. B. Bonds
/html/mgs/1997-05/msg01554.html (6,553 bytes)

86. Re: All locked up!! (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 28 May 1997 13:59:01 -0500
It may well be the tranny. You don't report how the state of the clutch figures into all of this. There is a little moving fork kind of thingie in the tranny that allegedly prevents the 1/2 gear clus
/html/mgs/1997-05/msg01698.html (8,532 bytes)

87. RE: All locked up!! (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 28 May 1997 15:10:36 -0500
Sounds like the starter/pinion/ring gear is getting stuck. Yank your starter and check the bearings etc. A. B. Bonds
/html/mgs/1997-05/msg01710.html (8,071 bytes)

88. Re: coils (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 04 Apr 1997 12:06:14 -0600
Usual symptom (been there, done that) of a coil on its way out is that it works OK when cold, but starts punking out after a few minutes of driving. A. B. Bonds
/html/mgs/1997-04/msg00138.html (6,915 bytes)

89. Re: repost: testing coils (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 04 Apr 1997 13:58:23 -0600
You need specialized equipment to test it hot. Most common approach is to use an oscilloscope. Ohmmeter won't tell you anything (other than whether the coil is continuous). The problem is that under
/html/mgs/1997-04/msg00150.html (7,268 bytes)

90. Re: Colortune (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 15 Apr 1997 14:37:18 -0500
Even so, with a color tune it is often difficult to nail the mixture exactly, in that it may be too rich at idle but too lean at speed. In general I find that, at least on a TD and an A, one needs to
/html/mgs/1997-04/msg00681.html (8,406 bytes)

91. Re: 007 (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 13 Mar 1997 13:23:08 -0600
In The Man with the Golden Gun, one of his (female) sidekicks drives a B. I believe it was colored Limeflower, which is why I remember it. My car is cursed with that affliction (but hides it well....
/html/mgs/1997-03/msg00579.html (7,492 bytes)

92. Re: [ OK, how do I do THIS???!!] (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 18 Mar 1997 08:41:02 -0600
Ah, the old engine-is-out-of-the-car-and-the-front-end-is-too-light problem. Are you in a garage? Does it have a ceiling? Do you have a nice long 2 x 4 handy? That's how I did it.... A. B. Bonds
/html/mgs/1997-03/msg00874.html (7,764 bytes)

93. Re: Fuel leak on MGTD (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 24 Mar 1997 10:52:02 -0600
where it mounts >> on the fuel tank. When I replace the gasket should I use some type of Well, the folks at Loctite/Permatex don't know anything about their own products. I have sealed many a sending
/html/mgs/1997-03/msg01223.html (9,275 bytes)

94. Re: Electrical field effects (score: 1)
Author: "A.B. Bonds" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 1997 20:56:06 -0600
She knows? By what authority?? This past year, not only the IEEE but also Consumer's Union agreed that the available data on the impact of electrical fields showed no discernible impact on health. B
/html/mgs/1997-03/msg01520.html (8,101 bytes)

95. Re: Electrical field effects (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 31 Mar 1997 14:21:27 -0600
With great apologies to the list. I didn't start this. The issue here is that (unlike the shoe X-ray machines, which were designed with wonderful ignorance) the impact of electric fields has been stu
/html/mgs/1997-03/msg01545.html (9,963 bytes)

96. Re: Pulling my hair out! (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 11 Feb 1997 13:12:48 -0600
Using what sort of tool, Uncle Ray? Pestilentially yours, A. B. Bonds
/html/mgs/1997-02/msg00499.html (8,293 bytes)

97. Re: overdrive speedometer (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 12 Feb 1997 10:27:51 -0600
to be identical for both non-OD and OD cars. Parts rationalization--I love it! And it only took 11 years! A. B. Bonds
/html/mgs/1997-02/msg00586.html (7,151 bytes)

98. Re: Weber DGV 32/36 (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 18 Feb 1997 16:02:07 -0600
You probably don't need to mess with the jets unless you have other symptoms. Bottom line: If the car runs well when it's warm, leave the jets alone. The DGV does not have an adjustable choke linkage
/html/mgs/1997-02/msg00911.html (7,779 bytes)

99. Steering wheel for '54 Magnette? (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 20 Feb 1997 17:18:16 -0600
My brother just got a '54 Magnette (currently his best guess at the date) and it is pretty clean and straight. The only really irritating feature is that it has a Pep Boys SoCal steering wheel. What
/html/mgs/1997-02/msg01004.html (6,859 bytes)

100. Re: Am I in the right place? (score: 1)
Author: "A. B. Bonds" <>
Date: 21 Feb 1997 11:14:38 -0600
Re your enquiry--(1) Trailering is a generic kinda thing. Seems to me the process is the same whether it be a T, an A or a panzerwagen. (2) I don't recall your specific inquiry, but either you do it
/html/mgs/1997-02/msg01034.html (8,831 bytes)

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