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141. Re: mga water temp gauge prob. (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 09:07:34 -0000
Did the engine feel at normal temperature? Or significantly cooler? If normal then probably the gauge has failed, this is their normal mode of failure - to start reading low then not at all. If notic
/html/mgs/2005-11/msg00294.html (8,027 bytes)

142. Re: more wiper switch (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 09:22:39 -0000
Yellow is for OD, which is always present on the wiper stalk even when OD is not installed. The switch connects unfused 12v (from white) to this when the wiper stalk is pulled towards you. By contras
/html/mgs/2005-11/msg00295.html (7,611 bytes)

143. Re: MGB Roadster rear seats (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 13:19:47 -0000
Not uncommon for a GT to have a child seat added, but personally in a roadster I feel that even little people in the back would be very exposed if the worst should happen and the car flipped over, un
/html/mgs/2005-11/msg00297.html (6,773 bytes)

144. Re: MGB Wobbles (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 15:20:42 +0100
What wobbles? The steering wheel? The gear lever? Or the whole car? That much free rotation (1/12th of a turn???) indicates a huge amount of weak in the thrust washers and what bears upon them, so mu
/html/mgs/2005-10/msg00009.html (7,415 bytes)

145. Re: trying a new method (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 15:25:10 +0100
Whilst the air pump etc. *did* result in poorer performance the charcoal canister and its plumbing won't affect performance at all if it is in good order, and there is no good reason to remove it. In
/html/mgs/2005-10/msg00010.html (7,434 bytes)

146. Re: Rear Axle asymmetry (MGB) (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 15:22:41 +0100
Higher? Or lower to give an increased ride-height? All V8s have the same rear hangers and front cross-member as rubber bumper cars (both GT and roadster), but harder springs. PaulH. -- Original Messa
/html/mgs/2005-10/msg00011.html (6,774 bytes)

147. Re: Detail Questions; 66 MGB (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 09:48:16 +0100
1. I reckon all body colour originally, even though Clausager shows some restored examples with plated items. 2. Cup definitely body colour, again can't see why they would have faffed about fitting t
/html/mgs/2005-10/msg00037.html (7,151 bytes)

148. Re: Fuel Pump Problem (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 09:54:12 +0100
No, definitely noise suppression as previously indicated. Arc suppression components are built in to the pump, not all cars had these blue capacitors, which were also fitted to the coil and voltage r
/html/mgs/2005-10/msg00038.html (7,807 bytes)

149. Re: Electrical Question (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 19:32:47 +0100
Factory wiring design error, not noticed for many years until the anti-runon system fails. The error allows the ignition to remain powered after the key has been turned off, but the anti-runon valve
/html/mgs/2005-10/msg00115.html (7,348 bytes)

150. Re: Damper fluid (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 18:04:55 +0100
Workshop Manual specifies (paraphrasing) "Armstrong Super (Thin) Shock Absorber Fluid No. 624. If not available use any good-quality mineral oil to specification S.A.E 20, but this is not suitable fo
/html/mgs/2005-10/msg00131.html (7,371 bytes)

151. Re: Damper fluid (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 14:21:28 +0100
You can get that with any rebuilder, it will only be as good as the returned unit. But buying two exchange rebuilt units in quick succession to get a good one is still much cheaper than buying a new
/html/mgs/2005-10/msg00134.html (7,044 bytes)

152. Re: OT F1 trivia question (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 10:14:42 +0100
Have you tried Google? Ted Tolman rings a bell. -- Original Message --
/html/mgs/2005-10/msg00145.html (6,867 bytes)

153. Re: Rear Axle Rebuild Help please (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 10:24:57 +0100
No gasket shown in either the Parts Catalogue or Workshop Manual. AFAIK the bearing cap bolts up tight against the outer face of the bearing which pushes it in to tight contact with the bottom of the
/html/mgs/2005-10/msg00146.html (7,727 bytes)

154. Re: Clutch Cylinder Problem (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 09:26:44 +0100
Others have mentioned wear, but when my release bearing broke it required two full pumps of the clutch pedal before it pushed the piston out of the bore, I can't see wear giving anything like this am
/html/mgs/2005-10/msg00178.html (7,321 bytes)

155. Re: Ignition Advice (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 19:13:57 +0100
I would say it is more likely to be the lock that is causing the problem than the switch, stiffness or jamming in the lock part possibly being enough to prevent the spring in the switch from returnin
/html/mgs/2005-10/msg00193.html (7,159 bytes)

156. Re: Engine side covers (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 09:28:02 -0000
Crankcase ventilation. It is suction from the inlet manifold that lifts the carb pistons, and it is a portion of that vacuum that acts on the crankcase to ventilate it. As such the amount of vacuum a
/html/mgs/2005-10/msg00234.html (8,264 bytes)

157. Re: Windscreen (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 18:32:03 +0100
Ooo now, I'm not so sure about that. When I removed mine for painting the seal was still in very good condition so I left it on the frame and it went back in very easily. When I had new glass the fit
/html/mgs/2005-09/msg00001.html (6,542 bytes)

158. Re: Convertible Top Seal (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2005 10:20:00 +0100
I put my replacement with the sticky-out bit of the lip towards the front and the recess towards the rear. This is despite the old one being the other way round (which could have been on and off seve
/html/mgs/2005-09/msg00029.html (7,139 bytes)

159. Re: '79 B Emissions (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2005 10:16:27 +0100
The anti-runon valve, charcoal canister, tank venting, and their associated plumbing to the rocker cover, carb and inlet manifold have no negative impact on performance, prevent running-on which is m
/html/mgs/2005-09/msg00030.html (6,913 bytes)

160. Re: '79 grille removal (score: 1)
Author: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 11:38:32 +0100
With all screws removed you may have to push the grill back a little, then tilt the top forward to clear the body, then lift it out. Mine won't lift straight up or pull straight forward without fouli
/html/mgs/2005-09/msg00055.html (8,334 bytes)

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