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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #50 on: May 22, 2012, 10:36:56 PM »
Are your rebound straps in good shape?

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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #51 on: May 22, 2012, 11:00:40 PM »
I don't know. :p
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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #52 on: May 22, 2012, 11:14:22 PM »
They're cheap to replace, and easy to change. 

They look like this:

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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2012, 07:17:13 PM »
$21 for a new pair with shipping.  Not bad.
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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #54 on: May 27, 2012, 08:07:21 PM »
Where did you get them?

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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #55 on: May 27, 2012, 08:11:05 PM »
Victoria British.
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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #56 on: May 27, 2012, 08:20:09 PM »
You might want to add these to your list of go-to parts people:

The B Hive is a great place for parts, too.  Gordon is the real deal, and he knows his stuff.  I've had him call me and correct a mistake I made on an order, based on other parts I was ordering at the same time.

http://thebhive.com/ 


Also, if you ever get around to sorting out your distributor (even if you think it's working, the advance springs might be worn, or the shaft might be eating its way into your housing), you can't beat Jeff Schlemmer at Advanced Distributors.  All told, we've bought or sent in four distributors to him, and they are all absolutely top-notch.  I even had him do a specialty recurve and vacuum advance for my distributor after I installed the supercharger. 

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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #57 on: May 27, 2012, 08:21:01 PM »
Awesome.  You can't beat great customer service.
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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #58 on: May 27, 2012, 08:22:40 PM »
The only problem I've had, other than the rear suspension, is the occasional rough idle and stall.  It doesn't happen every time I drive the car, but it happens often enough to be annoying.
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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #59 on: May 27, 2012, 08:24:38 PM »
The only problem I've had, other than the rear suspension, is the occasional rough idle and stall.  It doesn't happen every time I drive the car, but it happens often enough to be annoying.

Does it do it after it's warmed up, or when the motor is cool, or when?

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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #60 on: May 27, 2012, 08:25:44 PM »
Doesn't matter.  I drove it for an hour last week and when I got to the light at my exit, it stalled.  It doesn't seem to be related to engine temperature.

Also, when I stopped to get gas once, the temperature gauge went into the H after I restarted it.  I switched the engine off and turned the heater on and it eventually cooled down to normal.
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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #61 on: May 31, 2012, 02:55:54 PM »
My rebound straps arrived.  They are heavy rubber with a red canvas core and have '051' stamped on them.  I won't be able to get them changed immediately.  I still have to call the movers next week and I have a hornet nest I need to take care of.  I'm not hanging out with those angry ****ers flying around.

I'm thinking of having my Rostyle wheels refinished.  It looks like they were painted from a spray can and look like crap.
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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #62 on: May 31, 2012, 03:30:57 PM »
My rebound straps arrived.  They are heavy rubber with a red canvas core and have '051' stamped on them.  I won't be able to get them changed immediately.  I still have to call the movers next week and I have a hornet nest I need to take care of.  I'm not hanging out with those angry ****ers flying around.

I'm thinking of having my Rostyle wheels refinished.  It looks like they were painted from a spray can and look like crap.

If they're paper wasps, it's not too bad. Wait till twilight when the damn things have quieted down for the night, then blast 'em with the spray that'll nail 'em from 20 feet away.

If they're regular wasps or hornets, that's a different animal. Now we're talking wasp suits and enclosed wrists and ankles (not to mention headgear) and there's some sort of powder to inject in the nest opening.

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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #63 on: May 31, 2012, 03:35:47 PM »
I think it was a paper wasp.  It was small and brown, not yellow.

I'm not in the mood to get stung twice.  That damn thing hurt.
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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #64 on: June 01, 2012, 10:06:02 AM »
Are your rebound straps in good shape?



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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #65 on: June 29, 2012, 07:32:29 PM »
I may need to replenish my smoke supply...

My indicator/turn/brake lights have gone out.  The goons at MG Experience recommended checking the relay and keeping some spares handy.  Have you noticed this, BH?
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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #66 on: June 29, 2012, 07:34:24 PM »
Let me look at my wiring diagram...

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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #67 on: June 29, 2012, 07:38:07 PM »
Strange. The wiring diagrams in my Bentley manual stop at 1971 or so. 

Someone said it was the green wire from the fuse box.
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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #68 on: June 29, 2012, 07:40:23 PM »
Ok first, for your turn signals, did you toggle your hazard switch back and forth a bunch of times? 

You're trying to clean the contacts that way...

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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #69 on: June 29, 2012, 07:44:28 PM »
http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/dummieland/MGB.jpg

Here is the diagram I am using.

Note how your signal flasher's power is taken through the hazard switch.

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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #70 on: June 29, 2012, 07:44:42 PM »
No, never heard of it.  I'll give it a try.
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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #71 on: June 29, 2012, 07:45:44 PM »
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Nice to meet you, Mr. Lucas.  Your reputation precedes you.
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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #72 on: June 29, 2012, 07:46:48 PM »
Did you ever get around to cleaning ALL of your grounds?  That should solve 90% of your problems.  Hopefully.  :-)

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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #73 on: June 29, 2012, 07:47:43 PM »
Nope.  I haven't done anything to this car since I bought it last month.
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Re: 1973 MG B
« Reply #74 on: June 29, 2012, 07:56:52 PM »
That would be the first place I would start, then. 

As far as your headlights and taillights not working- check your headlight switch.  If the car went through any period of disuse, you may just be experiencing switches that need to be 'cleaned' by using them. 

The guy who had my car before me was very particular about keeping the electrics clean.  I am that way, too.  Three out of four fuses in my 'big' fuse box are original.  All of the in line fuses are original.  It CAN be done.  Mr. Lucas doesn't HAVE to be inevitable.   :-)