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1. Re:POR-15 (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph Ph.D." <>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 10:14:44 -0500
Has anyone ever used POR-15 before? I'm curious to hear what you did and how it went. Thanks Todd '69 MGC I've used POR-15 on the splash panels, gas tank and frame of my 59 MGA and on the wheel wells
/html/mgs/1999-03/msg00883.html (8,230 bytes)

2. re:Suprise guest (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph Ph.D." <>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 10:24:37 -0500
It sounds a bit more like a rodent problem ("black fuzzy stuff") than a possum infestation (mostly gray or white). Be sure to wear gloves and wash your hands after handling rodent nests or materials
/html/mgs/1999-03/msg01135.html (7,173 bytes)

3. Knucklebusters Lexicon (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph Ph.D." <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 11:27:08 -0500
Mechanic's Tool Guide Ralph Cordell '59 MGA '84 Turbo Regal '87 Grand National '96 Roadmonster
/html/mgs/1999-01/msg00787.html (12,308 bytes)

4. 59 MGA 1500 - Can I Pull Off Its Head Now Doctor? (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph Ph.D." <>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 10:16:57 -0500
The problem: My '59 MGA 1500 has been fouling sparkplugs like a bandit. The problem seems to be getting progressively worse. got about 1000 miles off my first set and have gone through 2 sets in less
/html/mgs/1998-11/msg00643.html (8,297 bytes)

5. Re: Things Southern (some LBC content) (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph Ph.D." <>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 1998 16:36:06 -0400
I loved the Iowa jokes. Trying to get back to LBCs - I grew up in downstate Illinois & learned to drive my '59 MGA (LBC content) in both snow and ice. I spent 20 years in Chicago (establishes credibi
/html/mgs/1998-10/msg00021.html (8,094 bytes)

6. Re: True or False (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph Ph.D." <>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 11:12:51 -0400
The folks on the turbo buick group get occasional posts from 14-17 yos who are considering an '87 Grand National for a first car. Now these things will do a quarter mile in 13-14 secs right out of th
/html/mgs/1998-10/msg00281.html (9,457 bytes)

7. MGA Disk Wheels (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph PhD" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 11:27:33 -0400
I've been trying to give the taxpayers their moneys worth and haven't been on the list much lately. Several people have commented that one of my wheels "wiggles". Last weekend I jacked up the rear an
/html/mgs/1998-08/msg00567.html (7,073 bytes)

8. Electrical troubles (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph PhD" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 10:07:49 -0400
I soldered all the bullet connectors on my '59 MGA. I first stripped the insulation off the wire for about 1/4". Then I used a propane torch and needle nose pliers to heat the connector and fill it w
/html/mgs/1998-08/msg01003.html (7,140 bytes)

9. Barney's Top Site (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph PhD" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 1998 09:53:10 -0400
Thanks to Barney Gaylord's website, I decided to install the ragtop on my '59 MGA myself rather than pay $150 or so to have someone else do it. I know I owe a great deal to all the list moderators an
/html/mgs/1998-08/msg01129.html (8,364 bytes)

10. MG TC Wiring (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph PhD" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 1998 10:50:33 -0400
I had a similar problem with my '59 MGA (had to use hand signals for a while). If the TC's are anything like the A's (I believe they are), I'd suggest the following - 1. Get yourself a wiring diagra
/html/mgs/1998-07/msg00009.html (8,790 bytes)

11. New MGA (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph PhD" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 1998 10:58:27 -0400
Santa Cruz Sonny - Make sure the brakes work. ;-) Once that puppy starts growling - the inevitable next step is to take it for a spin. My '59 A had sat for 15-20 years - couldn't believe the emotion
/html/mgs/1998-07/msg00010.html (6,414 bytes)

12. Why do Miata's have their tops up? (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph PhD" <>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 23:21:49 -0400
Some time ago someone mentioned on the list that Miata drivers always have their tops up. I got to watching for this and found it usually to be true. I don't know if they are air conditioned but I've
/html/mgs/1998-07/msg01390.html (8,359 bytes)

13. simple anti-theft device (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph PhD" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 09:39:13 -0400
I have one of the simpler and perhaps most effective anti-theft devices on my '59 MGA. I slide the steering wheel out and take it with me. They may figure out how to start it and even be able to get
/html/mgs/1998-06/msg00243.html (7,279 bytes)

14. RE: simple anti-theft device (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph PhD" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 17:16:37 -0400
I've had a number of comments/questions about my anti-theft device/practice of removing my steering wheel. 1. Wear is a concern though I've not had any problems yet. I keep the shaft greased and remo
/html/mgs/1998-06/msg00286.html (9,978 bytes)

15. MGA master cylinder (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph PhD" <>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 10:21:53 -0400
The bench bleeding has been described but I would caution to make sure your brakes are adjusted. If not you will be pulling your hair out for days trying to get them to work all along thinking that t
/html/mgs/1998-06/msg00773.html (7,617 bytes)

16. Budget (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph PhD" <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 10:03:16 -0400
The only advice I can give is to be very aggressive in your search in terms of looking yourself and letting people know you are interested. If there is a local car group, join and let the folks there
/html/mgs/1998-06/msg00867.html (9,222 bytes)

17. Rechroming (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph PhD" <>
Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 10:08:05 -0400
I'd suggest you take it to one or two local places & get quotes - then check out the prices in a few catalogs. If you can't find any local shops - get a copy of Hemmings and look up chrome plating un
/html/mgs/1998-05/msg00242.html (8,523 bytes)

18. Nostalgic design (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph PhD" <>
Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 10:04:48 -0400
I tell folks MG stands for "Miata's Grandpa". They are different cars from different times. Each model fills a "niche" - my GN is a real butt-kicker and will plaster you to the seat in a heartbeat, l
/html/mgs/1998-05/msg00380.html (8,592 bytes)

19. Atlanta (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph PhD" <>
Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 09:35:13 -0400
The two places I know of are "Atlanta Imported Auto Parts" - in Decatur and British Car Service in the Vinings area. The fellows at both places are really great. BCS is more of repair shop but has a
/html/mgs/1998-05/msg00644.html (7,400 bytes)

20. MGA Engine Removal (score: 1)
Author: "Cordell, Ralph PhD" <>
Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 09:39:47 -0400
While it has been 20+ years, my dad & I yanked the engine (with the trans) on my 1500 A several times. In fact, I was not sure it could be pulled without the trans and was thinking of asking y'all ab
/html/mgs/1998-05/msg01627.html (7,902 bytes)

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