Search String: Display: Description: Sort:


References: [ 156 ]

Total 156 documents matching your query.

121. Modern detergent oil in an old engine (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 96 22:11 EST
Back in the early 70's when I bought my TD, I was advised by several people not to put detergent oil in an old engine that had not used detergent before. Well non-deterent 40W was readily avaliable b
/html/mgs/1996-03/msg00881.html (6,867 bytes)

122. Re: Sill Replacement Costs (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 96 21:13 EST
I bought an MGB with the same problem. I found a specialist (his shop was full of MGs) in Indianapolis IN. He came highly recommended and the shells he had worked on looked like new. This is a rathe
/html/mgs/1996-02/msg00038.html (8,769 bytes)

123. TD SU Carb Overflow Pipes (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 96 00:06 EST
The DPO removed the carb overflow pipes on my TD. I ordered a new set from Abingdon Spares. My question is how are these pipes connected to the carbs? Are they soldered? I assume the pipes are copper
/html/mgs/1996-02/msg00105.html (6,978 bytes)

124. Gas tank pressure on MG TD (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 96 00:44 EST
The gas tank on my TD develops positive pressure. I get quite a whoosh when I open the cap. Is this normal? Is there a vent hole clogged somewhere? I don't understand why the pressure doesn't vent ou
/html/mgs/1996-02/msg00133.html (7,677 bytes)

125. ODs on MGBs (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 96 01:01 EST
I hear a lot about overdrives on the list here. Are ODs for racing? Better mileage? High speed crusing? Would an OD be worth while to a rather sedate driver who never exceeds the speed limit? Bob Don
/html/mgs/1996-02/msg00135.html (6,430 bytes)

126. Canned Spray Paint (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 96 23:55 EST
I have most of the mechanical work done on my TD, soon I will be tackling the cosmetic end. She needed new tires so I took the opportunity to paint the rims. I used the canned spray paint from the Mo
/html/mgs/1996-02/msg00294.html (7,697 bytes)

127. MG TD Fuse Box (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 96 22:43 EST
Can someone tell me which fuse goes on top, the 35A or the 50A. I was rather surprised after studying the wiring diagram in the shop manual. I looks like most of the "hot" wires in the car are unfuse
/html/mgs/1996-02/msg00352.html (6,470 bytes)

128. Alternator for TD (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 96 16:01 EST
Does anyone know of an alternator kit for an MG-TD? My generator needs rebuilding and I would rather upgrade to an alternator rather than mess with it. Of course the kit would need to couple up to th
/html/mgs/1996-02/msg00434.html (6,438 bytes)

129. TD does not like choke (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 96 22:30 EST
I have been restoring an old TD. I have rebuilt the carbs, set the valve lash, set the timing, new plugs, new coil, new points, compression checks ok, etc. As far as I can tell the engine is running
/html/mgs/1996-02/msg00512.html (6,986 bytes)

130. MG '96 at Indy, what is it? (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 96 23:04 EST
I've never been to any car shows or conventions (whatever they're called). Do you need to register to get in? I don't plan to show my car, are there any other activities? I would like bring my camera
/html/mgs/1996-01/msg00075.html (6,973 bytes)

131. FYI: Rusty nuts & bolts (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 96 23:04 EST
Just found a product that frees rusted nuts & bolts better than anything I've tried from the auto and hardware stores. It's called "RUST REPELLENT" sold by the rust proofing outfit "RUST CHECK". It c
/html/mgs/1996-01/msg00076.html (6,936 bytes)

132. TD tires (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Sun, 10 Dec 95 23:38 EST
Can someone recommend a specific Michelin model and size for the MG-TD? I know the TD is supposed to take the same tire as a VW Beetle, but the tire dealer's book only lists the Super Beetle (whateve
/html/mgs/1995-12/msg00191.html (6,610 bytes)

133. Why both MGBs and Midgets? (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 95 22:20 EST
Why did MG make two different sports cars? The MGB is bigger than the Midget but it is not exactly a land yacht. I own an MGB but know little about the Midget. Bob Donahue " 50s FOREVER " rdonahue@ho
/html/mgs/1995-11/msg00048.html (7,072 bytes)

134. New MGB: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Sun, 1 Oct 95 15:12 EST
Finally bought an MGB. It's a 1971 with 96,000 on the odometer. This is my first so any advice will be greatly appreciated. The Good: The engine runs strong and smooth. The PO had the fast idle adjus
/html/mgs/1995-10/msg00004.html (8,246 bytes)

135. MGB Body Repair Price Advice Needed (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 95 18:07 EST
I recently bought a 71 MGB for 2.5K. It runs good and looks good, but to my chargrin I have found it needs 4K of structural repair (thats what the body shop man claims). I can see that the sill on th
/html/mgs/1995-10/msg00235.html (7,640 bytes)

136. Re: Gas Tank Rust (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 95 20:28 EST
I also have a 53 TD that has rust in the gas tank (even though it was stored in a heated garage for the last 25 years). I'm concerned that the rust might be harmful to the engine, assuming it can ge
/html/mgs/1995-10/msg00294.html (7,418 bytes)

137. MG-TD Distributor Question (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 95 00:37 EST
Turning the rotor by hand, there appears to be about 5 to 10 degrees of dead play in the centrifugal advance mechanism. This is from fully clockwise (when the weights are closed together) to the poin
/html/mgs/1995-09/msg00250.html (6,894 bytes)

138. Re: What am I in for? (longish reply) (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 95 20:46 EST
Bob, I have a TD in almost the identical situation. So far the two biggest problems have been the gas tank and the brakes. The gas turned into varnish and tar. I was able to clean out the fuel line
/html/mgs/1995-09/msg00290.html (9,805 bytes)

139. Re: Re: 80 MGB horsepower? (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 95 13:00 EST
Are these low horsepower figures for California models or all the U.S. imports? I'm in the market for an MGB. I'm not looking for a muscle car, but I want something that will travel through the mount
/html/mgs/1995-09/msg00362.html (8,047 bytes)

140. MG-TD Rear Axle Gear Ratio (score: 1)
Author: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 95 19:58 EST
I am very much confused about the highway capability of the old TD. I am currently restoring one and would like to take it on short 50 mi trips where the speed limit reaches 65 mph. I hear that the h
/html/mgs/1995-09/msg00586.html (8,247 bytes)

This search system is powered by Namazu