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1. Re: Caliper Rebuild (score: 1)
Author: David Ambrose <>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 17:22:55 -0700
Press it into place with piece of wood and a C clamp. I found I still bent a couple so order some spares. Cheers, Dave Ambrose -- -- Sure, "Scrum" is a weird name, but "Assault and Battery" was alrea
/html/mgs/2005-08/msg00117.html (7,050 bytes)

2. Re: Wire Wheel Rubber Band (score: 1)
Author: David Ambrose <>
Date: Sun, 01 May 2005 07:54:30 -0700
Don't use duct tape! The adhesive in duct tape turns to powder after a while. 2 wraps of PVC plumber's tape works just fine, and lasts a long time. That's what I'm using. Best Regards, Dave Ambrose -
/html/mgs/2005-05/msg00006.html (7,920 bytes)

3. Re: Still battling clutch (score: 1)
Author: David Ambrose <>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 21:54:55 -0700
What does the hose look like? I didn't see that you'd replaced it. The rubber hoses can really expand when they get old., which would reduce the slave cylinder travel. You can take a look at the hose
/html/mgs/2005-04/msg00155.html (8,009 bytes)

4. Need some brake rebuilding advice (score: 1)
Author: David Ambrose <>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 09:44:50 -0800
I tore into the wheel end of my 69 BGT yesterday and came up with a couple of questions: 1) The pistons in one caliper have a satin finish as opposed to the usual shiny finish. Can I reuse these pist
/html/mgs/2005-01/msg00436.html (6,917 bytes)

5. Re: Rubber hoses to metal hoses (score: 1)
Author: Dave Ambrose <>
Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2004 19:49:51 -0700
If the pipe is the right diameter, you can solder a ring from a compression fitting to the pipe and get a very suitable bulge. Check out the new British Cars Forum:
/html/mgs/2004-09/msg00047.html (7,365 bytes)

6. Question about the clutch master cylinder (score: 1)
Author: David Ambrose <>
Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2004 18:28:39 -0700
I'm spending this 4th of July working on my thoroughly British '68 MGB-GT. I got the clutch master cylinder apart in preparation for rebuilding because it was leaking fluid. The inner bore looks grea
/html/mgs/2004-07/msg00048.html (6,898 bytes)

7. Re: Your OTHER cars (score: 1)
Author: Dave Ambrose <>
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2004 16:19:58 -0700
'69 GT, currently under major refitment. Waiting in the wings, I have a '62 Austin Healy Sprite and a '62 Morris Traveller. Morris is next up for some attention. Besides an original Ford GT40 or a Ch
/html/mgs/2004-07/msg00195.html (8,540 bytes)

8. Re: steering rack alignment (score: 1)
Author: David Ambrose <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 08:27:57 -0700
You can actually make small adjustments to the camber by fitting shims under the lever shocks. Cheers, Dave Ambrose
/html/mgs/2004-05/msg00509.html (7,849 bytes)

9. Re: steering rack alignment (score: 1)
Author: David Ambrose <>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 07:19:19 -0700
I'm going on a 30 year old memory here. . . They had "the old guy" do the alignment on my car. He was kind enough to let me watch what he was doing. I think he made a 1/2 degree camber change by fitt
/html/mgs/2004-05/msg00517.html (8,295 bytes)

10. Re: Cam Recommendation for MGB (score: 1)
Author: David Ambrose <>
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 18:33:16 -0700
I have this cam in my MGB with exactly the same overbore. I'm running stock cylinder head (with hardened valve seats), SU's, and stock exaust system. Overall, it's been a very satisfactory mod. Freew
/html/mgs/2004-04/msg00481.html (8,373 bytes)

11. Re: Cam and idle problems (score: 1)
Author: David Ambrose <>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 10:26:50 -0800
I have a "Kent Fast Road Cam" in my 69 BGT. It idles just fine on dual SU's. The idle is just a little bit rougher than the stock cam and the boost in midrange power is well worth the tradeoff. I sus
/html/mgs/2004-03/msg00420.html (7,955 bytes)

12. MGB in a film (score: 1)
Author: David Ambrose <>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 09:00:18 -0700
Picked up a copy of "Coma" on DVD. This movie stars Geniveve Bujold, and a very young Michael Douglas. Throughout the movie, Ms. Bujold drives a BRG MGB. This is a very good movie. I'd seen it back i
/html/mgs/2003-04/msg00887.html (6,651 bytes)

13. Re: Window Winder handlesNew (score: 1)
Author: David Ambrose <>
Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2003 22:22:59 -0800
NAPA carries some generic handles that seem to be identical to the OEM handles. I think they also fit the original VW bugs. /// or try /// Archives at http://www
/html/mgs/2003-01/msg00052.html (6,906 bytes)

14. Re: winter in Oz (was "garage heater advice") (score: 1)
Author: David Ambrose <>
Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2002 22:35:17 -0800
Wait a minute - We do that here in San Diego, California. Water's not nearly as warm though, we need a wetsuit. Cheers, Dave /// or try /// Archives at http://ww
/html/mgs/2002-12/msg00014.html (7,705 bytes)

15. Re: Ethanol in the Gas (score: 1)
Author: David Ambrose <>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 18:49:08 -0700
That's very true. It makes them hard and brittle. We had that problem with boats in the early 80's. Later fuel lines are formulated to withstand the ethanol. Cheers, Dave -- -- Sure, "Scrum" is a wei
/html/mgs/2006-04/msg00259.html (7,505 bytes)

16. Re: wire wheel prep (score: 1)
Author: David Ambrose <>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 18:31:51 -0700
After many problems with duct tape, British Wire Wheel in Santa Cruz told me to use 10 mil PVC plumber's tape. It's lasted at least as long as the tires. I just hand a roll to the guys mounting the t
/html/mgs/2006-08/msg00246.html (8,744 bytes)

17. Re: [Mgs] Rebuilding a brake caliper (score: 1)
Author: David Ambrose <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 16:12:30 -0700
I've done these rebuilds several times. They can be tricky, but I don't think it's beyond the reach of a good home mechanic. Remove one piston at a time with air pressure. A C-clamp will hold the opp
/html/mgs/2007-09/msg00199.html (8,928 bytes)

18. Re: [Mgs] anemic running B (score: 1)
Author: David Ambrose <>
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2007 23:23:41 -0800
I would also make sure the linkages are tight so both throttle butterflies are opening. It's an easy thing to forget. (please don't ask :-) Cheers, Dave Ambrose ______________________________________
/html/mgs/2007-11/msg00068.html (7,900 bytes)

19. Re: [Mgs] MGC GT interiors (score: 1)
Author: David Ambrose <>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 07:46:01 -0800
We bought the interior kit for our '69 BGT from Brittek(sp?) and it's very good quality. Cheers, Dave Ambrose _______________________________________________ Edit your replies http
/html/mgs/2007-11/msg00098.html (6,682 bytes)

20. Re: [Mgs] Brake failure warning switch (score: 1)
Author: David Ambrose <>
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 12:03:14 -0800
Moss supplies an inexpensive rebuild kit that contains the piston seals and, IIRC, a couple of springs. Probably worth doing if you have everything else apart, but I wouldn't muck around with it unl
/html/mgs/2007-12/msg00232.html (7,744 bytes)

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