Checking Fuel Pump Flow

I recently suspected that the fuel pump was not working correctly as there was high speed clicking – guess about…

Old vs New Octane Ratings

Fuel System & Octane Ratings I have started using the premium fuel since re-timing my engine and finding out it…

Compression Testers

Over the years i have used many compression testers. My first tester looked like a large tyre pressure gauge but…

Gunsons Gastester

I bought a Gunsons Gastester years ago and it’s been sitting on a garage shelf since then so i decided…

CO / MOT regs Older Cars

I found this info that relates to the mot emissions testing. Looks like pre 1975 motors are exempt after that…

Modified Boot Carpet

The boot carpet that came with the car was just draped over the fuel pump cover and never laid neat…

Battery Isolater

Apart from an additional small piece of security (as keys are readily available to all) the main purpose is as…

Gunsons Compression Tester

Checked the compression in the cylinders. Took plugs out and checked each cylinder in line and wrote down the readings…

Vacuum / Ignition Timing

I have been reading articles and discussions on forums that setting timing to 40+ year old manufacturers guidelines has no…

Gearstick Mod!

British Automotive say if you are looking for a slicker gear change then perhaps you need to shorten the gear…

Signs of a leak!!

I have been watching this white patch in the corner of the radiator carefully as it is seepage and a…

MGB Specifications 1962-80

MGB Specifications MGB technical specifications. Throughout the years of production from May 1962 to Oct 1980 the MGB went through…

Distributor Advance Curves

It’s interesting to see the big difference in the advance curves in the early 25D4 and later 45D4 distributors. Looking…

MGCCWDCC / Tech-Tips

MGCCWDCC / Tech-Tips The homepage of the MG Car Club, Washington, DC Centre A list of some interesting and useful…

Tech Tips from the LBC

The Little British Car Company Little British Car Company, Ltd. is an American supplier of quality classic British (and other)…

Pride of Longbridge 2019

Think i might be going to this event – don’t think there will be many MGB’s which were made at…

Engine Lifting Kit

This is the equipment that i bought to take the MGB engine and gearbox out. 1 ton folding crane 500kg…

Which way to advance?

Was checking the timing which was slightly out on the MGB. Should be 10deg for strobe timing but based on…

Timing cover oil leak

Think i may have found another oil leak that i hadn’t spotted whilst the engine was out. Oil was dripping…

Poor quality gaskets

Unfortunately from a so called reputable supplier! Look at the hole locations…..none of them would line up together no matter…

MGOC Spare parts for MGs

MGOC Spare parts for MGs Browse and Buy MG Spare Parts and Accessories for MGB Midget MGA MGC V8 TD…

Folding the soft top

When folding the soft top i give the plastic windows a bit more protection against being damaged by rolling the…

Remote Boot Opener

Been playing around with this for a while. Removed the latch from the car. Drilled a 4mm hole in the…

Dating glass markings

Pre 1972/3 the main supplier of glass was Triplex after which mainly Sicursiv. Apparently the first digit under the name…

MGB Restoration Workshop Notes

MGB Restoration Workshop Notes Classic car restoration is a growing hobby. In these days where modern cars are becoming more…

More racing heritage

Looks like the hard top i bought recently has had some racing heritage. I found the top on eBay and…

DVLA and previous owners

At one time you could request names and addresses of previous owners of your car. Since changes in privacy laws…

Oil pressure at tickover

Went for a run in the car after engine out job and checked oil pressure at tickover. 40+psi oil pressure…