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1. RE: V.B. Power Door Locks (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 10:33:48 -0000
..." Power door locks - or door locks at all are sort of superfluous on a convertible, aren't they?"... When I had my Spitfire a friend with an identical car had his roof slashed - twice - just so a
/html/mgs/2006-03/msg00075.html (9,158 bytes)

2. RE: rebuild or part out? (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 12:37:26 -0000
First instinct is this isn't worth saving (financially). I bought a BGT that needed a LOT less work than this (1 new sill, 1 replacement front wing off eBay, minor mechanical and electrical repairs,
/html/mgs/2006-03/msg00087.html (9,313 bytes)

3. RE: How do I dismantle a brake servo? (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 10:11:58 -0000
Thanks for the advice. In fact I have now bitten the bullet and gone and bought a nice new servo, but now I know how to take the old one apart I might do it anyway, just because it bugged me so much
/html/mgs/2006-02/msg00066.html (10,176 bytes)

4. RE: How do I dismantle a brake servo? (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 13:38:06 -0000
Thanks Paul. Do all remote-servo-equipped MGBs have the air valve in this apparently daft position near the top, or is it just my DPO? Looking at the Clausager "Original MGB" book the servo shown the
/html/mgs/2006-02/msg00068.html (9,612 bytes)

5. RE: MG2006 (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 13:55:28 -0000
Bundle it with something else good. Go spend a day at the car show, plus another day or two doing something else (preferably that she's into!). If she gets you coming along to do something she likes
/html/mgs/2006-02/msg00075.html (8,139 bytes)

6. I've got brakes!!! (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 16:14:06 -0000
Finally sorted my brake problem!!! As I suggested it might be earlier, it was trapped air in the servo. I know now why MG didn't fit the servo the other way up to start with - it doesn't fit! So, for
/html/mgs/2006-02/msg00092.html (8,225 bytes)

7. RE: 79B dual carb conversion -- which type of carb? (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 17:09:40 -0000
HIF is a variety of SU - it replaced the HS models. HIF stands for Horizontal Integrated Float - it means that the float chamber is built into the base of the carb rather than being separate (so it's
/html/mgs/2006-02/msg00144.html (9,671 bytes)

8. RE: No S-turns, no no-good hand brake (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 09:10:37 -0000
As all have said, replacing the shock absorber is a pretty straightforward job - 1 bolt through the trunnion, 4 bolts holding the shock absorber to the car. Did it last week between putting kids to b
/html/mgs/2006-02/msg00267.html (9,366 bytes)

9. RE: Trivia Question (not necessarily MG related) (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 14:43:44 -0000
Probably of limited use to you in the US, but the last cars in the UK to have carbs were the Lada Samara, Riva and Niva - horrific cars from Russia. They were finally withdrawn from sale because the
/html/mgs/2006-02/msg00272.html (8,525 bytes)

10. RE: spring fever approaches - now lotus [OT] (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 10:19:32 -0000
It was only to satisfy the US market that Lotus ever started fitting these heavy-weight accessories - the Elise originally had nothing, no carpet, no electric windows, no electric roof mechanism, no
/html/mgs/2006-02/msg00321.html (7,985 bytes)

11. RE: Shoe horn anyone? (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 16:01:34 -0000
Yow, that's a tight fit!!! Bet it goes like stink, but how does it handle? That engine must be almost as heavy as an MGC... Like the bonnet vents, too - very cool! (pun intended - sorry!) Richard & S
/html/mgs/2006-01/msg00135.html (7,271 bytes)

12. RE: Replacement of Brake Light Switch (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 15:07:25 -0000
I like the idea of these LED bulbs - anyone know where I can buy some in the UK? Thanks, Richard & Sammy II ________________________________________________________________________ This message (incl
/html/mgs/2006-01/msg00143.html (8,452 bytes)

13. RE: Forwarded: hub nut (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 08:52:25 -0000
I assume from your e-mail address that you are in Belgium? Forgive me if this is a very stupid question (I don't know how long you've owned / been fixing your MGB), but you are using inch size socke
/html/mgs/2006-01/msg00157.html (8,168 bytes)

14. RE: Intermittant losses in power (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 09:12:58 -0000
I have no idea if it is possible for this to be a cause for MGs, but during my Spitfire-owning years I heard of similar symptoms occurring due to inadequate venting of the fuel tank. As fuel was used
/html/mgs/2006-01/msg00229.html (8,462 bytes)

15. How do I dismantle a brake servo? (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 17:33:21 -0000
For those with long memories, I've been struggling with brakes that show symptoms of LOTS of air in the system for a while. Or rather, you all gave me good advice weeks ago and I've only just found t
/html/mgs/2006-01/msg00262.html (8,577 bytes)

16. RE: Fuel Prices (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 15:42:02 +0100
Petrol prices in the UK today (at least where I live) are 90.0p/litre, which works out at $6.16 per US gallon at todays exchange rate ($1.79/#). Maybe I should dust off my push-bike... Richard & Samm
/html/mgs/2006-04/msg00160.html (8,332 bytes)

17. RE: Speaking of oil prices... (and getting rather off-topic) (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 17:11:15 +0100
Just as a rebuff to Paul's tirade against people carriers - Families buy people carriers because they NEED the space - if we didn't have 3 children my wife would not be driving around in a Citroen Be
/html/mgs/2006-04/msg00208.html (9,648 bytes)

18. RE: I did my part (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 09:47:15 +0100
If I was going to take Sammy out for Drive It Day she had to look good(-ish), so I FINALLY finished T-Cutting and polishing her paint, which I've been doing 1/2 a panel at a time in odd moments for a
/html/mgs/2006-04/msg00236.html (8,269 bytes)

19. RE: new owner questions (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 14:00:37 +0100
By all means purchase an original-style jack if you want to have your car complete with all it's original kit. Just don't ever use it if you want to jack the car up. It is a very poor design that put
/html/mgs/2006-04/msg00246.html (7,695 bytes)

20. RE: POR 15 and polish (score: 1)
Author: "Gosling, Richard" <>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 14:49:12 +0100
One minor note on POR-15: I painted all the new bits for my sill replacement with POR-15 before they were welded. I just painted straight on top of the primer the parts came in. The guy who did my we
/html/mgs/2006-04/msg00247.html (8,038 bytes)

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