Member Page: Rob Illingworth
Member ID: GokartStatus: Free Member
Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand
Member Since: 2014-05-12
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Last Login: 2018-01-22 21:59
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1974 MG MGB GT
Member Journal – Rob Illingworth's Journal
There are 4 total entries in this Journal.
Posted on: Monday August 14, 2017
Well it has been a while since I updated this journal in any way. I was concerned about the MPG the car was getting, usually under 20. I set about tuning and got the carbs by ear and borrowed a uni sync, set the valves and the points. I changed the points after a while as they had worn unevenly and set the timing. The MPG was on the improve but not where I wanted it to be. I put the car on a rolling road with a O2 sensor on the exhaust and the trusted old school mechanic set the tunin...
Posted on: Thursday July 16, 2015
Thank goodness for MGE. Research revealed the Betson Bolt to me. So off I went and got a bolt nut and washer. With the help of Greg and his dexterity the bolt was put in place and tightened. With some araldite around the edge of the plug and the presure of the bolt squeezing it it was time for a test. Filled with water, start up went well. Warmed up and no sign of any leaks at all. A 5-7 km trek down the road and back and still no signs of any leaks. Greg learnt something new and he is ...
Posted on: Monday July 13, 2015
It seems that with an MG you turn one corner expecting to see a nice fast straight away and you find there is yet another bend ahead. I got all the suspension together not without a few little holdups. One being the V8 bushes on the bottom inner arms. The steel inner that is supposed to slide onto the wishbone pivot ends didn't. At first I thought it must have been the bushes but when Paul, my supplier, sent some more down which he had tested before sending they didn't fit either so I reas...
Posted on: Sunday June 28, 2015
My front shocks have been leaking for a while now. Research has lead me down the path of replacement of the shocks rather than reconditioning. Weighing up the cost of new lever arms over a telescopic shock kit I decided on the later and further opted for a system using bilsein shocks rather than the more commonly used spax system. I made this decision based on the bilstein system being used and distributed by a very reputable MG entusiast and parts supplier in New Zealand. He has had bilstein ...
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