I drove the MGB to the monthly MG club meeting tonight and didn't check the forecast. It was snowing on my way to the meeting and I haven't had the B in the snow in years, decades really. Anyway it snowed lightly during the meeting and was clear all the way home. Unfortunately I don't want to use the heat since the heater valve leaks so it made for a frosty ride home. At least the windshield wipers and washers work and melted the ice on the windshield!
Reverse light update- Along with the common 1157 front turn signal bulbs I was able to find a cheap replacement for the reverse light bulb locally. Although the Wagner 211-2 bulbs NAPA had on hand were a near exact fit they did not have pointed ends, instead had a hoop of wire on each end that I was able to bend into a "V" that fit into the bulb holder snugly and so far is working fine.
I drove the B to work today and thanks to Daylight saving time it was dark when I went home. As I turned on the headlights I was facing my building and saw the front right marker/ turn signal light and then blow. The turn signal works so I only blew half the element. I'll get a new bulb tomorrow. I've also got a back up bulb blown and that's one of the "festoon" bulbs I can't seem to find locally, so I'll likely order that online with my next parts order. Other than that it was a beautiful warm sunny day so I put the top down and enjoyed global warming!
I drove the B to church today, another beautiful day here. After church the starter clicked but thats all. So I push started her with the help of a couple of friends and was on my way. Once home I found the green/white wire (I'm guessing the colors as its mostly grease covered) came off the selonoid and after I reattached it it was all back to normal. This happens every few years so I know what to look for. I probably loosened the wire doing the oil change yesterday!
I changed the Oil in the MGB today. Beautiful sunny Indian Summer day with temps in the 50's. I used an STP blue filter (PF 53?)and three and one half quarts of Quaker State 10w30 oil. I only change the oil once a year in the B because I rarely put more than 2000 miles on it in a year and I use about four quarts of oil during the driving season anyway!