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lgorg Larry Gorg
Renton, WA, USA   USA
1966 MG MGB "Robbie"
Chris,

Your picture is of a later 4 syncro transmission. The earlier 3 syncro does not have a remote. The shifter bolts directly on the transmission. And yes, some folks do heat up the shifter to mimic an earlier 3 syncro.

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sweep Gold Member Chris W
Gosford, NSW, Australia   AUS
1966 MG MGB "Basil"
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
2015 Audi A3
Nope! Wrong.

In reply to # 3908395 by lgorg Chris,

Your picture is of a later 4 syncro transmission. The earlier 3 syncro does not have a remote. The shifter bolts directly on the transmission. And yes, some folks do heat up the shifter to mimic an earlier 3 syncro.





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albeegreen1 Gold Member bob tresch
bordentown, NJ, USA   USA
1972 MG MGB MkIII "ALBERT"
How do the rear spring perches look? And the bulkhead? Pulling the fenders is a must. Its a Snowbelt car. That would be the decision maker. Looks worthy. thumbs up



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Noble66 Gold Member Noble Bradford
Orlando, FL, USA   USA
1964 MG MGB "Black Betty"
1969 MG MGC GT
1974 MG MGB "Whitey"
In reply to # 3908389 by sweep Not always!

In reply to # 3908384 by cunhab No OD. Look at the shift lever.


It’s not just that the shift lever is bent it’s that it is at the forward end of the trim ring.

Also on the bent shifter the part below the ball is slightly longer. It will work on an OD transmission but you’ll keep losing those little plastic bushings that go on the end.

What I’ve seen done to account for this is pushing the bushing above the little ball on the end. It helps but still leaves a sloppy shifter.

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sweep Gold Member Chris W
Gosford, NSW, Australia   AUS
1966 MG MGB "Basil"
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
2015 Audi A3
Nope! Wrong too. grinning smiley

In reply to # 3908442 by Noble66
In reply to # 3908389 by sweep Not always!

In reply to # 3908384 by cunhab No OD. Look at the shift lever.


It’s not just that the shift lever is bent it’s that it is at the forward end of the trim ring.

Also on the bent shifter the part below the ball is slightly longer. It will work on an OD transmission but you’ll keep losing those little plastic bushings that go on the end.

What I’ve seen done to account for this is pushing the bushing above the little ball on the end. It helps but still leaves a sloppy shifter.



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NOHOME P P
O, ON, Canada   CAN
1967 MG MGB GT "Maggie (GT From Hell)"
3 sync OD under this lever.
I like the elegant look of the curved shifter
I own a welderdrinking smiley




But back on topic. IF I wanted to restore an MGB that was in rough shape, I would consider this one. It looks complete and unmolested; just real worn out.

The object would be much like why I restored the worst Bugeye on the planet: I wanted to learn EVERYTHING that was involved in restoring a car. I also wanted to accrue the tool arsenal required to play this game. What I was paying for in effect was an education. That I got. It was well worth the money spent. Never even drove the finished car because that was never the point.

Pete

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V8MGBV8 Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN, USA   USA
But Peter, you have the bend turned the wrong way. smiling smiley

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albeegreen1 Gold Member bob tresch
bordentown, NJ, USA   USA
1972 MG MGB MkIII "ALBERT"
This ones goin to the moon Alice.



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NOHOME P P
O, ON, Canada   CAN
1967 MG MGB GT "Maggie (GT From Hell)"
Sprinkle a bag of dry manure over the car. List on BAT with the words "BARN FIND" in the add description.




Pete

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V8MGBV8 Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN, USA   USA
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NOHOME P P
O, ON, Canada   CAN
1967 MG MGB GT "Maggie (GT From Hell)"
Love how we debate about what can or can not be restored...Meanwhile, the Porch guys are all like "Halte meinen Bierkrug und schau dir das an..."





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stone4140 Daniel Schuler
Caledonia, NY, USA   USA
1978 MG MGB
I don't want to get too excited. But isn't that an overdrive? I'll get pics of the other side later today.



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dickmoritz Platinum Member Dick Moritz
Philly 'burbs, PA, USA   USA
Clearer photo needed...

Dick



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stone4140 Daniel Schuler
Caledonia, NY, USA   USA
1978 MG MGB
Well from the additional pics I grabbed I don’t think it’s OD. However I’m impressed with what I can see of the underside. Bringing it home Monday.


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melbaver Gold Member Chris Howells
Carrington, NSW, Australia   AUS
1968 MG MGB "Moneypit"
2012 Dodge Journey "Another Shopping Trolley"
In reply to # 3908859 by stone4140 Well from the additional pics I grabbed I don’t think it’s OD. However I’m impressed with what I can see of the underside. Bringing it home Monday.

Leaking oil serves a purpose.



Chris Howells

1968 MGB Purchased already dis-assembled but which is largely back together so I'm a lot less ignorant.

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