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1. Re: Valve Tick Tick / Valve Recession (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 00:39:13 -0500
Should an XPAG engine tick louder than a B-series? Also, will hardened valve seats and stellite valves reduce valve recession to a negligible level? It seems to me that if you take valve recession ou
/html/mgs/2002-02/msg00072.html (7,419 bytes)

2. Re: New Fuel Pump (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 22:13:39 -0500
There's also the solid state fuel pump (Moss 377-420). I've been running one of these for years with no problems. I also keep a spare in the trunk with some spare fuel hose and clamps. I figure the
/html/mgs/2002-02/msg00488.html (9,429 bytes)

3. Re: Removing Smog Controles-An Ethical Question (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 23:05:21 -0500
I have to wonder how much our little engines are affecting the environment, considering that a million acres of forest burn down every year in this country alone. (Yes, and these forest fires are com
/html/mgs/2002-01/msg00687.html (9,470 bytes)

4. Re: tonneau zipper and Aftermarket Wish List (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 16:06:01 -0500
Speaking of tonneau zippers, is there a full tonneau available without a zipper? I always cover both sides anyway and a truly waterproof tonneau would be so practical. (I know....British sport cars a
/html/mgs/2002-01/msg01086.html (7,650 bytes)

5. Re: MG TF (long) (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 20:54:48 -0500
Why did Rover call the new car "TF"? Don't they realize MG already had a TF Same thing with Saab, a friend of mine was telling me all about his new Saab 95. I told him my Dad had a Saab 95 back in th
/html/mgs/2002-01/msg01107.html (6,761 bytes)

6. only a test (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 23:53:23 -0500
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/html/mgs/2001-12/msg00174.html (6,090 bytes)

7. Re: batteries (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001 22:46:06 -0500
Group 26 is the size you need. And it would be hard to find a 12V battery that had less ommph than a pair of 6V batteries. The12 volters have all the latest battery technology. Bob Donahue (Still st
/html/mgs/2001-11/msg00392.html (7,476 bytes)

8. TEST, no content (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 22:02:13 -0500
Just a test. . /// /// mailing list /// or try ///
/html/mgs/2001-10/msg00061.html (6,152 bytes)

9. Re: Report: Ignitor Ignition System (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 22:37:08 -0500
I got the Ignitor out on the highway for the first time today. I take back what I said about making no difference. The engine definitely has more power above 3K. I found myself shifting at 4K instead
/html/mgs/2001-10/msg00092.html (7,664 bytes)

10. Re: Report: Ignitor Ignition System (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 11:00:07 -0500
agree--you downside I've been stranded due to the sudden and total failure of points and condensers back in the good old days. I don't think the Ignitor could possibly be less reliable, unless it's a
/html/mgs/2001-10/msg00103.html (8,882 bytes)

11. Re: Report: Ignitor Ignition System (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 16:55:46 -0500
The company I work for supplies electrical parts for the automotive industry. I'm not directly involved with ignitions, but I've picked up a little bit of information here and there. Stock OEM igniti
/html/mgs/2001-10/msg00120.html (8,805 bytes)

12. Re: Charging System Woes (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 21:26:11 -0500
The electrical connections at the starter are famous for causing symptoms like yours. The + battery cable runs to a terminal on the starter, and this terminal feeds all the electricals on the car. I
/html/mgs/2001-10/msg00183.html (8,898 bytes)

13. Re: winter storage (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 00:08:17 -0500
On our old cars, turning the ignition off should be the same as disconnecting the battery, unless one has added a clock or a modern radio. (Or the wiring has developed a high resistance short somewhe
/html/mgs/2001-10/msg00209.html (7,350 bytes)

14. Re: Stuck Starter / Lube (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 15:19:50 -0500
I've always wondered about lubing the starter. I never heard of anyone their starter, but there's plenty of mechanism there to wear and rust. Would it be a good idea to hose it down with WD40, follow
/html/mgs/2001-10/msg00274.html (7,567 bytes)

15. Re: Update generator to alternator?/ Halogens (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 22:07:26 -0500
Yes, that voltage reading sounds like the generator is not keeping up. You should get 13.5 to 14 volts running down the road. But, generators never did do a good job keeping up with headlights especi
/html/mgs/2001-09/msg00292.html (8,121 bytes)

16. Re: MGB alternator (Sorry!) (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 22:09:48 -0500
I had the same experience with a replacement alternator on my 'B. The small brown wire on the original alternator was probably a voltage sense line for the regulator. The heavy brown wire, as big as
/html/mgs/2001-09/msg00293.html (8,363 bytes)

17. Re: watch you air filters! (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 22:43:24 -0500
Here's another thing to watch with the pancake filters. The foam filter element will deterioate over time, crumble and be inhaled by the engine. CHECK BOTH FRONT AND REARS. For some reason the front
/html/mgs/2001-09/msg00426.html (6,735 bytes)

18. Ignitor Ignition System Question (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 09:50:58 -0500
I just bought the Pertronix Ignitor for my '71 B. The instructions are a little skimpy. I'm concerned about where the timing is going to wind up after it's installed. Will it be close enough to start
/html/mgs/2001-09/msg00466.html (7,142 bytes)

19. Report: Ignitor Ignition System (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 21:47:27 -0500
Well, I put the Ignitor in this afternoon. It went in as easily as a new set of points. Actually easier considering there was no dwell adjustment to make. The engine started right up, but the timing
/html/mgs/2001-09/msg00478.html (7,255 bytes)

20. Re: Is the 1965 MGB the best year made? (score: 1)
Author: "Bob D." <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 22:13:54 -0500
Are the 3 main engines peppier than the early (non-smog) 5 main ones? Somewhere I heard that the extra main bearings actually add enough friction to make a noticeable reduction in power. Bob Donahue
/html/mgs/2001-09/msg00562.html (8,099 bytes)

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