If you haven't learned it thus far, patience is required to own an MG.
Sometimes more than that of Job (biblical reference). Prayer is useful. Do
not, however, pray for patience (you probably know someone who can explain
why.) In your case, however, a full blown exorcism may be in order
British tenacity is good. Reference Winston Churchill's statement about NEVER,
NEVER, NEVER giving up.
Masochistic tendancies are also helpful. As in "I like the pain."
I find the first of the three most important.
R. Johnson - Dallas
'73 MGB daily driver for 12 years