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  1. Re: Thinking of clearing out all Midget / Datsun stuff

    I still drive an MG, it's just a bigger MG...
    Would like to build an Arkley but don't have enough room or money to keep going.
    Maybe I'll feel differently after getting rid of some of the stuff.
  2. Thinking of clearing out all Midget / Datsun stuff

    I'm going to try and get rid of as much in bulk as possible, at this time I have little interest in any nickel & dime tiny part out sort of operation.

    I still have 3 or 4 Datsun A15's, two 5...
  3. MGB Re: 80 MGB ran great Friday - yesterday sounds like helicopter

    Drove it to work this morning, nice uneventful drive in.
    Like it should be.
    Might be a top down day here in western Washington!
  4. MGB Re: 80 MGB ran great Friday - yesterday sounds like helicopter

    Ok, made it to the gas station, filled up.
    Added seafoam first then filled up.
    Running great!
  5. MGB Re: 80 MGB ran great Friday - yesterday sounds like helicopter

    It's running!

    After my last post I went out and pulled the 25D out of the Midget.
    Been a while since I looked at the old girl, had a Pertronix in there.
    Ok I thought, I'll see if it works....
  6. MGB Re: 80 MGB ran great Friday - yesterday sounds like helicopter

    Got my old fuel pump hooked up and pumped some fresh gas from a 2 gallon can into the carbs.
    Put in new plugs.
    It ran for a few seconds on all 4!!
    Then it started missing and chugging and...
  7. MGB Re: 80 MGB ran great Friday - yesterday sounds like helicopter

    As a last thing on my list of things to check before performing any major surgery I decided to call the place where I got the gas.
    I asked if they have had any reports of problems after people...
  8. MGB Re: 80 MGB ran great Friday - yesterday sounds like helicopter

    I've got a 73 Midget with a 1275 sitting right behind the B.
    Tomorrow I'll see if it's a 25D in there and if it is I'll swap it in and see what changes.
  9. MGB Re: 80 MGB ran great Friday - yesterday sounds like helicopter

    I'm going to check my shed for a 25D distributor.
    The one in my 80 MGB came from the factory as electronic so there's no switching it to points.
  10. MGB Re: 80 MGB ran great Friday - yesterday sounds like helicopter

    Mickey - needles & seats.
    JP - yes I've been looking for anything like that - so far not finding.
    You know from my years with Midgets & Sprites I'm used to things falling apart like that, it's been...
  11. MGB Re: 80 MGB ran great Friday - yesterday sounds like helicopter

    Getting spark on each cylinder, verified with a timing light.
    Once I did get it to idle long enough to look at the timing and it's right on.
    Traded cap, rotor and plugs with new and back again due...
  12. MGB Re: 80 MGB ran great Friday - yesterday sounds like helicopter

    Thanks JP, it's a dry soot on the plugs btw.
    Strange stuff.
  13. MGB 80 MGB ran great Friday - yesterday sounds like helicopter

    I filled with gas at the place I always do, only one with pure gas near here.
    Drove 15 miles, stopped to buy dinner and then drove 4 miles home.
    Running perfectly - that was Friday afternoon.
    ...
  14. MGB Re: Taking a run north this weekend, Bellingham & Blaine

    Here's the car on the Semiahmoo spit.

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  15. MGB Re: Taking a run north this weekend, Bellingham & Blaine

    We have had a lot of fun, only one automobile related issue so far.
    The accelerator cable snapped on the way back to the resort last night.
    I brought no tools and no spares.
    I did have a tie wrap,...
  16. MGB Taking a run north this weekend, Bellingham & Blaine

    In the past month I've replaced:

    Coil (blue Bosch)
    Ignition wires (NGK set)
    Plugs (Bosch WR7DC+)
    Brake Master
    Brake servo

    Also found my choke had been sticking, which (of course) led me to...
  17. MGB Re: 1980 MGB No rear brakes after replacing MC & booster

    None of the above, but thanks for trying. :wink-new:

    I bought a vacuum bleeder from HF and this morning got out there and used it.
    Now my brakes are awesome!!
  18. MGB 1980 MGB No rear brakes after replacing MC & booster

    I replaced the Master and the booster last weekend on my '80 MGB.
    The front brakes bleeding went great, no trouble at all.
    The rears - nothing. No fluid comes out when the bleeder is opened.
    I'm...
  19. MGB Re: Vacuum advance and Electronic ignition conversion

    Thank you, that's an interesting article and I've only just started reading.
    I'd rather find a good vacuum unit to buy but like you don't want to get burned.
  20. MGB Re: Vacuum advance and Electronic ignition conversion

    Mine is bad as well, never replaced the vacuum unit on a distributor but it's probably not too difficult right?
    Jeff S. says they go bad pretty quick with manifold vacuum being used, that's what...
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    Re: Daughter made a video

    Very nice JP, I really like it!
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    MGB Re: March 20 - 26 vacation time to work on MGB

    Yeah you are most likely right and knowing these things seldom just pull straight off without any trouble also makes me think taking the time to do it the conventional way is best.
    I'm going to have...
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    MGB Re: March 20 - 26 vacation time to work on MGB

    Question: Is there an elegant way to remove cylinder head with intake and exhaust manifolds all at once?
    Just wondering if I can simplify, always have carefully removed everything from the head...
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    MGB Re: March 20 - 26 vacation time to work on MGB

    I also have a brand new Robbins top I'd like to install.
    :wink-new:
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    MGB March 20 - 26 vacation time to work on MGB

    I'll be pulling the head, intake & exhaust next week to replace them all.
    I have a rebuilt head, a pair of HIF4's and intake manifold as well as the earlier exhaust manifold, down pipe and...
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