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1. Testing (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 1996 17:15:23 -0500
This is a test - I have seen nothing since 3/1/96 from this list, nor any digests. The world will change only by raising humanity's consciousness. Humanity's consciousness will be raised only by a wo
/html/mgs/1996-03/msg00233.html (6,299 bytes)

2. Re: Tail Light Lenses (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Mon, 05 Feb 1996 19:09:12 -0500
Edward B. (Ted) Weiler asked: Sounds like lousy plastic or not enough plastic used in the replica part. Different plastics have different melting points, and "high-temp" plastic costs more. I would a
/html/mgs/1996-02/msg00023.html (8,047 bytes)

3. Re: Running with alternator disconnected (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 10:45:39 -0500
Andy Castellano Smith asked: Hey, it happens. Aside from the fact that you will run your battery into the ground (any excuse for a pun!), you can't hurt the alternator or anything else by spinning th
/html/mgs/1996-02/msg00230.html (9,656 bytes)

4. Re: Air Pump Belt (missing) (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 1996 10:32:51 -0500
Dave asked: The belt is most likely gone because the air pump wore out, and the bearings in the air pump started making unbearable bearing sounds. The owner removed the belt to stop the noise. Net ef
/html/mgs/1996-02/msg00278.html (10,480 bytes)

5. Brake Problems - Fix it, or don't drive!!! (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 1996 13:00:01 -0500
This is NOT "working" at all, since one can encounter situations where the first pump on the brakes is the only chance you get to avoid a collision, a ditch, whatever. This is BROKEN!!! Air. Clearly
/html/mgs/1996-02/msg00280.html (14,095 bytes)

6. Re: Try to remove fuel tank... help (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 1996 10:00:53 -0500
and Ray Gibbons, of the People's Republic of Vermont replied: Ray's observations agree with my memory of the set-up. The metal fuel line only runs to the fuel pump on every Midget that has an electr
/html/mgs/1996-02/msg00426.html (9,918 bytes)

7. Towing and Driveshafts (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 1996 11:19:01 -0500
I concurr with the above, and add: It is NOT required to REMOVE the driveshaft, but it is VERY VERY important to allow the differential to turn without turning the driveshaft (and hence the tranny/cl
/html/mgs/1996-02/msg00428.html (9,103 bytes)

8. Re: Estimate $$$ (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 1996 18:38:13 -0500
Tim Moses asked: NOT an option!!! The head must at LEAST be checked by a competent machine shop. I would estimate that the costs would be: New (Copper!) Head Gasket $60.00 New "Head Set" Gasket Kit $
/html/mgs/1996-02/msg00480.html (10,710 bytes)

9. Re: Help! Any Ideas? (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 1996 16:40:43 -0500
Allan Hovis related a tale of woe, doom, and gloom thusly: So you went and (with malice of forethought, no less!!) poured something called "Marvel Mystery Oil" into your SU Carbs? What did you expect
/html/mgs/1996-02/msg00496.html (9,128 bytes)

10. Parts Per Whatever (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Tue, 02 Jan 1996 18:40:08 -0500
5 1/2 Percent would be 5.5 parts per hundred. To convert to Parts per Million, multiply the 5.5 by 10,000, for a whopping 55,000 Parts Per Million (ppm). To cross-check the math, divide 55,000 by 1,
/html/mgs/1996-01/msg00036.html (6,816 bytes)

11. Re: differential draining and refilling (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 12:02:14 -0500
Using a standard 3/8" inch wrench with an adapter for 1/2" drive sockets works like a champ on Midgets. The adapter is a square gizmo, and it fits the square hole in the fill/drain plugs perfectly.
/html/mgs/1996-01/msg00376.html (8,084 bytes)

12. Re: Electronic Ignition (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 22:47:57 -0500
1) This is the "Allison Unit", oft mentioned. Crane bought Allison some time ago. A decent unit. Their coils are not bad either. 2) The hardware that goes in the distributor is a tad "too" universal
/html/mgs/1996-01/msg00648.html (9,264 bytes)

13. MG Hit By Volkswagon On Steroids (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 11:11:13 -0500
File a police report and a claim with your insurance company. Now. Today. Don't wait, as you have only so much time before the insurance company will refuse to accept the claim. People who drive with
/html/mgs/1996-01/msg00704.html (11,856 bytes)

14. Re: MG's and SNOW... (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 08:11:39 -0500
Snow, yes. Ice, not so hot. I may be the last man on the planet with a set of snow chains for an MG Midget, but I am a die-hard. The heater situation, mentioned by someone else, is more a function o
/html/mgs/1996-01/msg00728.html (8,960 bytes)

15. Re: need for speed (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Sat, 02 Dec 1995 21:47:37 -0500
As Frank Zappa sang: "Moving to Montana soon, Gonna be a dental floss tycoon..." Should I write a book on this subject? Would anyone pay money for such a thing? Here's another: Easy way to defeat ra
/html/mgs/1995-12/msg00029.html (9,272 bytes)

16. Re: Packing for extended touring - Midgets (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Wed, 06 Dec 1995 12:46:50 -0500
Think about trying one of the bike racks that attach to a trunk lid without bolts (often using straps). The goal would be to take a page out of the MG TD's book, and have the tire hang down behind t
/html/mgs/1995-12/msg00105.html (10,627 bytes)

17. Re: lost title (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Wed, 06 Dec 1995 12:47:53 -0500
Doug "title-less in MO" Finley pleaded: 1) The DMV will help anyone apply for a title, IF your purchase paperwork is in order. They can find the last known title from the VIN, and check with the last
/html/mgs/1995-12/msg00106.html (7,325 bytes)

18. Re: Spridget Trailer (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Wed, 06 Dec 1995 13:51:24 -0500
I live in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I want and NEED as much in the way of brakes as possible. If one wants to put the extra mass of a trailer on ANY LBC product, one is forced to wonder if the brake
/html/mgs/1995-12/msg00110.html (8,405 bytes)

19. Re: More on MG seatbelt recall (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 1995 09:34:10 -0500
George Dodson, of the MIT Bates Linear Accelerator Center Please, please PLEASE George! Don't use JUST the seatbelts if you intend to put your MGB in the linear accelerator!!! need at LEAST ai
/html/mgs/1995-12/msg00270.html (8,651 bytes)

20. Re: Windshield scratches (score: 1)
Author: (James Fischer)
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 1995 19:19:12 -0500
Denise Thorpe, who decided to NOT make up an answer herself this time, asked: I bought such a kit to repair a classic "bullet-hole" in the windshield of my Volvo, caused by a small high-velocity pebb
/html/mgs/1995-12/msg00296.html (10,688 bytes)

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