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  1. MGB Re: New member trying to help a friend with his 1980 MGB LE.

    As an experiment on my '74, I tried using a long screwdriver inserted through the grill and could move the latch enough to open it - without damaging the grill. No idea if this might work on a 1980....
  2. Thread: Road trip!

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    MGB Re: Road trip!

    Well, I guess I'm what you are calling a 'Q-tip' - will be 80 in a couple months - and the biggest problem for me is those younger people that seem to have no idea about following distance, reaction...
  3. Re: Tippi Hendren drove one of these in "The Birds"

    I think I like the lines of the coupes better, but I would take either one if someone was giving them away...
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    T-Series Re: SU fuel pump fun

    Dave DuBois - on another forum - has this article posted on SU fuel pump troubleshooting:

    https://www.mgexp.com/article/fuel-tsg.html

    Not sure if he still does refurbishment of SU pumps, but...
  5. MGB Re: Are people willing to pay $31K for a 66 B?

    I agree. We did that once with a '61 Alvis convertible, and I was reluctant to drive it anywhere. Wound up selling it, and still miss it.
  6. MGB Re: Are people willing to pay $31K for a 66 B?

    Looks nice, but no thanks, it's out of my league. They also show a '67 GT, unfinished restored body with running engine, probably stock transmission for almost 19,000 US dollars. They can put in a...
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    MGB Re: the mysterious disapearing spark

    As to the order of plug wires, should it not be counterclockwise 1-3-4-2? Our '74 GT runs pretty well set up that way...

    Over 60 years ago when we rode our bikes to the 'foreign car shop', those...
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    T-Series Re: New Steering Wheel

    Very nice!
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    General MG B-Hive in S.C. - Big thumbs up!

    Yesterday, March 13, I ordered a bunch of rear-brake parts from the B-Hive in Pendleton, SC. Put the order in just before Noon, using the on-line ordering facility, and got an immediate email that...
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    MGB Re: Fixed a miss!

    Dang! I thought my mother was unusual - guess not.
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    MGB Re: Changing clutch hose - tips?

    Mine was the tough job type. Used a crow-foot wrench on a 3/8" extension, and seven or eight other wrenches. Of course, I had no idea what I was doing, and that was before I knew that I was allowed...
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    MGB Re: Fixed a miss!

    Yep, we have had a bunch of cars that cured themselves on the way to the mechanic!
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    MGB Fixed a miss!

    Our '74 MGB GT had an intermittent miss on a 2+ hour drive to The Gathering in Dobson, NC. It missed all weekend, and still had the miss on the 1 & 1/2 hour drive home. Figured I would have to either...
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    Re: Dr. Blake Mysteries

    Yep, I've been enjoying it here in NC. The Standard is quite something, and it's interesting to see the other period cars. One episode has what looks like a mid-50s Ford, driven by some military...
  15. Re: When did you buy your first LBC, and what was it?

    1956 I think, a 1948 Anglia saloon for $75. It was a decent little car, but had no oil gauge so when an oil line broke the first warning was the bearings knocking. Not a good thing.

    Later I did...
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    MGB Re: MG Watch, Anyone?

    # 85 installed to right wrist March 26. Took a minute or two to decide how to set it, but fortunately, many years ago an Uncle taught me about 24-hour time-keeping. Telling the time does take a few...
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    MGB Re: Cheap new replacement horns...

    Got mine at NAPA, but about twice as many dollars. The sound is kind of like an old Buick.
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    MGB-GT Re: Bodywork and financial woes

    Mike, thanks. We're in Huntersville, just outside Charlotte. However, the work on the car was done by Red Triangle, a company that only works on Alvis cars. They do terrific work, but they are...
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    MGB-GT Re: Bodywork and financial woes

    41704 41705

    My dear wife let me have this Big British Car done at a marque specialist in Kenilworth in 2004. Involved was strip to bare metal, much hidden rust and damage, a lot of panel...
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    General MG Re: Replacing capillary tube

    You might consider contacting one of the companies that repairs Smith gauges. If they don't sell those parts, they may steer you in the right direction. I used Nisonger to repair my MGB speedometer....
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    MGB Re: OEM Original MGB Chrome Bumpers

    Not sure, but the bumpers on our GT may be after-market units. At both ends, the edges are quite rough, like maybe the die used to stamp the metal was past its prime. I don't think the originals...
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    MGB Re: OEM Original MGB Chrome Bumpers

    eBay, Sports Car Parts, Ltd, says this bumper is "Classic Gold" ?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-MG-MGB-Front-Bumper-1963-1974-/171556248527?rmvSB=true
  23. MGB Re: Is it worth doing the Shock Conversion Kit or Rebuilding Exsisting shocks?

    I got all four lever-arm rebuilt shocks from World Wide Auto Parts in 2008, replacing rear tube shocks put on by the previous owner. One shock developed a leak in a short time, and Peter replaced it...
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    MGB Re: "Vents" on a new battery?

    Joe,
    Thanks, I do have the bins, and there should be enough air dragged through the holes for the cables. I'm thinking I will leave well-enough alone and forget about adding tubing.
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    MGB Re: MG Watch, Anyone?

    Looking forward to getting mine. Glad to hear that getting accustomed to the unusual dial is no problem.
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