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by amgrave
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MGB-GT question?
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: MGB-GT question?

Thank you for everyone's replys, sorry I am a bit late responding but I changed my email address last week and it seems to have upset the running of the forum and I got knocked off of it so was not able to reply to posts. However the answers to my question has assisted in finding out the purpose of ...
by amgrave
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MGB-GT question?
Replies: 8
Views: 581

MGB-GT question?

I know some of our knowledgable folk also run or have run a MGB. I have just acquired one and I can't work out what a relay is for and can't find it in the manual without knowing what it's for. It's in the engine bay bolted to the inner wing offside. There seems to be from the bulk head end three in...
by amgrave
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cooked alternator
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Cooked alternator

Probably just cooked the diode pack. They can be changed. Google the alternator type and the pack might come up.
by amgrave
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rheostat not functioning?
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: Rheostat not functioning?

No, the connection is made by the wiper to supply the output connection. If I remember the rheostat is providing the negative supply, this might affect your readings when testing earlier.
by amgrave
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 10209

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Check to see if the head is not sitting on the top edge of the water pump and stopping it seating fully on the block top face, it does happen with some water pumps apparently.
by amgrave
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Silicone brake fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: Silicone brake fluid

It won't cause any rust problems Les, it is used to protect metal from corrosion it is often found in spray on lubricants. The only problem I know of with it is if you get it on the paint work it can cause silicon spots when painting over, you often have to sand the paint down to the metal to get ri...
by amgrave
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brake fluid theory
Replies: 13
Views: 990

Re: Brake fluid theory

Hear hear from me, been using it for five years with the car standing for months in the winter and the brakes work every time.
by amgrave
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phasing out petrol and diesel vehicles
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: Phasing out petrol and diesel vehicles

You can get something for that :oops:
by amgrave
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chicken, Fox, Bag of Grain...
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: Chicken, Fox, Bag of Grain...

Cor, what a palarva :D
by amgrave
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: High speed pinking
Replies: 26
Views: 1875

Re: High speed pinking

Sounds like it could be a big end or main bearing on its way out if the noise sounds like a clanging.
by amgrave
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Total Loss Salvage Value process
Replies: 14
Views: 1275

Re: Total Loss Salvage Value process

It looks a bit twisted to me, could end up being a big job. The fact it is a convertible does not help as the lack of roof may have allowed the base to twist beyond the engine bulkhead. I hope it is not the case though and it's the pictures telling porkies especially the first one.
by amgrave
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Other
Topic: 155 Nankang or 145 Bridgestone
Replies: 30
Views: 3653

Re: 155 Nankang or 145 Bridgestone

Out of interest MollyOwner what pressure do you run your Bridgestone tyres at.
by amgrave
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Just won't start
Replies: 23
Views: 2572

Re: Just won't start

Sounds like you need to replace the rotor arm, it might be tracking to earth via the shaft it's mounted on.
by amgrave
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2109
Views: 316023

Re: Spotted today.

All I can say is my 4 door is a 1963 and has clap hand wipers and front indicators are single lens white.
by amgrave
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Just won't start
Replies: 23
Views: 2572

Re: Just won't start

Seconded
by amgrave
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MM overheating.
Replies: 14
Views: 962

Re: MM overheating.

iirr if you remove the thermostat you have to fit something in its place otherwise the water only circulates round the front of the engine and does not reach the back and so causes over heating. I think it is some sort of baffle that you fit in place.
by amgrave
Wed May 23, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photobucket test
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Photobucket test

Yes, I see it OK. Is it one on Photobucket that had been taken down latterly by them.
by amgrave
Wed May 23, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearlever, selection
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Re: Gearlever, selection

You might find using the palm to push the gearstick in changing gear helps. Use an upward or downward movement and at the same time a slight sideways push works well. Good for racing changes too.
by amgrave
Sun May 20, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New MOT - implications for Minors?
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: New MOT - implications for Minors?

You live in a dream world Panky :lol:
by amgrave
Fri May 18, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Stolen from Kent.
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Stolen from Kent.

Just read about a Minor Van has been stolen :evil: , thought I would put it up here. Hope the link works but if not let me know and I will try and correct it.
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/weald/news/ ... en-183240/