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1. Brits on the Bridge (score: 1)
Author: Phil Bates <>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 23:40:13 -0700
Anyone from the list go to this one?? I used to get to the event when they ran it (2001, 2003), but didn't see the listing until just today - it was last weekend. A fun event typically. It has been a
/html/mgs/2006-03/msg00108.html (6,543 bytes)

2. RE: rebuild or part out? (score: 1)
Author: "Phil Bates" <>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 10:10:05 -0700 (MST)
I agree with Dan - trying to restore and come out ahead is typically a losing battle. Look for a better example. I did keep track of my receipts on my '67 MGB - which I bought in 1995 or so. Includin
/html/mgs/2006-03/msg00113.html (11,283 bytes)

3. Re: MGB EFI system from Moss [MGA vs MGB] (score: 1)
Author: "Phil Bates" <>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 14:49:05 -0700 (MST)
I gotta chime in. I have an A with a B motor (i.e. 1800) and I have a chrome bumper B with overdrive. I enjoy driving the A more, and with the B motor, it feels faster (whether it really is or not).
/html/mgs/2006-02/msg00034.html (7,153 bytes)

4. Re: And, I make S curves as I drive down the road (score: 1)
Author: "Phil Bates" <>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 10:48:57 -0700 (MST)
Don't know the problem for sure, butone thing I would do is make sure that your U bolts (the ones that bolt the rear axle to the leaf springs) are tight. It is fairly well documented that loose U bol
/html/mgs/2006-02/msg00229.html (9,927 bytes)

5. Re: And, I make S curves as I drive down the road (score: 1)
Author: "Phil Bates" <>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 11:09:39 -0700 (MST)
That's a good point too.
/html/mgs/2006-02/msg00231.html (9,525 bytes)

6. Re: No S-turns, no no-good hand brake (score: 1)
Author: "Phil Bates" <>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 17:01:09 -0700 (MST)
The shock job is a fairly large job. That said, I'd take it on myself (and I have. Depending on your springs, you may very well need a spring compressor to do it (but I didn't need one - my shock cam
/html/mgs/2006-02/msg00261.html (9,090 bytes)

7. Re: spring fever approaches - now lotus (score: 1)
Author: "Phil Bates" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 14:00:20 -0700 (MST)
I don't remember how much it was, but I was that the new Lotus Elise and Exige are an extra charge to not have air conditioning (i.e. for lightness). I think it was around $700 bucks for the priveleg
/html/mgs/2006-02/msg00284.html (7,325 bytes)

8. Re: MGA RAG TOP air leak (score: 1)
Author: "Phil Bates" <>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 16:33:39 -0700 (MST)
I tried the foam, didn't help. The best thing you can do is have the flap that goes in front of the windsheld frame be a really snug seal. At this point I'm considering putting on an aftermarket lock
/html/mgs/2006-01/msg00015.html (7,718 bytes)

9. PCV system - MGB (score: 1)
Author: Phil Bates <>
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2006 03:08:30 -0700
Ok, I have an odd PCV question. I know the ultimate answer - my rings must be worn, and I shouldn't have positive crankcase pressure - but I'm looking for some interim measures. Here goes. Back a cou
/html/mgs/2006-01/msg00056.html (7,820 bytes)

10. Moss order form - help (score: 1)
Author: "Phil Bates" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 15:21:00 -0700 (MST)
Ok, this will sound like quite the question. I have a Moss Motors gift certificate. Orders with it must be mailed in. Back before toll free numbers and the net, this was easy....just go to the back o
/html/mgs/2006-01/msg00093.html (6,801 bytes)

11. Intermittant losses in power (score: 1)
Author: "Phil Bates" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 16:27:28 -0700 (MST)
This morning as I drove to work, I had odd losses of power (again, I wrote into the list about it a couple weeks ago thinking it could be PCV related). Anyhow, I now have an MGA-like PCV system, have
/html/mgs/2006-01/msg00227.html (8,169 bytes)

12. Re: Cooling related to water flow (score: 1)
Author: Phil Bates <>
Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2005 21:45:12 -0700
I can't answer that question, but I can tell you this. If you still drive your MG in the winter, you need to double check the anti-freeze concentration - which I found out today. Mine didn't freeze,
/html/mgs/2005-12/msg00048.html (9,111 bytes)

13. Re: [Fwd: Re: Freeze/core plug replacement] - Part III (score: 1)
Author: Phil Bates <>
Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2005 01:24:50 -0600
This came up about a month ago. The general question was - how can I get a freeze plug in my MGA engine without taking out the engine. The answer was to use a mechanical type compressible (4 or 5 par
/html/mgs/2005-10/msg00082.html (7,628 bytes)

14. Re: Leather Seats / Connolly Leather (score: 1)
Author: "Phil Bates" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 13:44:16 -0600 (MDT)
Can't say on Moss, as I haven't ordered leather from them. I did order leather seats from Prestige - they are leather on just the seating faces. I'm not going to say I highly recommend Prestige, but
/html/mgs/2005-10/msg00153.html (8,459 bytes)

15. seen in local paper (score: 1)
Author: "Phil Bates" <>
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 17:58:21 -0600 (MDT)
1960 MGA coupe (i.e. hardtop). Asking $7500. Car is in Pocatello, Idaho. I'm out of town right now, but can get phone number for anyone interested on Monday - or you can check it out on a thrifty nic
/html/mgs/2005-10/msg00173.html (6,499 bytes)

16. Re: Overdrive Woes (score: 1)
Author: "Phil Bates" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 13:35:55 -0600 (MDT)
I don't think we need to open up the overdrive oil discussion yet again. It's enough to say that gear oil (a.k.a. 80 wt or heavier) is inappropriate for an overdrive gearbox. Other than that, pretty
/html/mgs/2005-09/msg00070.html (8,707 bytes)

17. Freeze/core plug replacement (score: 1)
Author: Phil Bates <>
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2005 17:50:24 -0600
I had a leaking core plug. I've since removed it, and have a replacement plug available for it. What is the best way to expand these plugs. This in in an MGA, and the engine is in the car - so I have
/html/mgs/2005-09/msg00149.html (6,911 bytes)

18. [Fwd: Re: Freeze/core plug replacement] (score: 1)
Author: "Phil Bates" <>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 09:11:36 -0600 (MDT)
I've appreciated the comments on this. As it turns out, I decided that the multi piece plug with the screw system was worth trying (as outlined on Barney's website - and referenced by
/html/mgs/2005-09/msg00188.html (7,355 bytes)

19. Re: Overeating (score: 1)
Author: "Phil Bates" <>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 09:14:37 -0600 (MDT)
Rick's right. Cars overeating will cost plenty in the long run. Make sure it gets a balanced diet of oil, coolant, and fuel. At the prices of those three lately, you want the balance just right. Oh,
/html/mgs/2005-09/msg00189.html (7,415 bytes)

20. Re: From: "Phil Bates" <> (score: 1)
Author: "Phil Bates" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 13:32:00 -0600 (MDT)
I wouldn't think you have a head gasket or worn ring issue. Most MGB's run compression from 145 to 160. I'm surprised to see 175 on any of them - but it's not outside of what a high compression MG en
/html/mgs/2005-09/msg00222.html (7,072 bytes)

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