Member ID: lewisrnMember Status: Gold Member
Danville, IN, USA
Member Since: 2010-08-17
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I am a double retiree - 22 years in the Air Force (CMSgt) and then 22 years in manufacturing management with Alcoa. As others have said, I bought my current MGB in June 2010 because of pleasant memories of an MGBGT that I owned in the 70's. I bought an American spec LHD black tulip 73 MGBGT in 1974 when stationed in England and brought it back to the states. I sold it soon after because I was stationed in Florida and the B, which was my only vehicle, didn't have air conditioning, and I had a wife and small child.
1 Vehicles -- Total mileage: 50,950 mi (81,996 km) -- Average age: 1980
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Posted on: Friday May 3, 2013
Because of another MGE member (John Gerding) I now have a clutch disengagement switch installed on my cruise control system. Before he asked me if I had installed one, I didn't know they existed. I found one at Summit for $50 so I ordered it. During the initial installation of my CC system, I found I was unable to use the preferred method of over rev protection, which is a wire from the CC servo hooked to the distributor. When I did that, it caused my CC to surge badly. The Rostra tech servic...
Posted on: Wednesday December 12, 2012
I bought the oil cooler thermostat kit with braided hoses from Moss, UK. It said it was for 74 and later MGB's so I assumed it would be a straightforward installation. I was wrong. First, the only instructions with the kit only told how to hook up hoses to the thermostat. There was nothing that told me where to mount the thermostat bracket or which of the 4 hoses to use where. I finally figured out that it would only fit one way, but that meant the thermostat had to be mounted just below...
Posted on: Wednesday November 28, 2012
I have been having trouble with the exhaust system on my car. I was constantly dragging the front muffler. I tried removing the front muffler and installing a straight pipe, but I didn't like the sound - too harsh and too loud. After looking at different systems, I settled on the Tourist Trophy system from Moss. Since I have the iron, 2-pipe exhaust manifold, the Tourist Trophy down pipe bolted right up. And this system has no front muffler so I knew it was the right one for me. As the ins...
Posted on: Monday August 27, 2012
I recently replaced the finishers, pads and nuts on the windshield wipers. I also stripped and repainted the wiper arms with self-etching primer and Rustoleum flat black enamel. The wipers just pull off so this was an easy job. I needed to replace the windshield washer jets, but I have avoided that until now, assuming that I would have to get under the dash to get them out. When I received the new ones from Moss, I saw that they weren't threaded, so I just used a small putty knife and gently ...
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