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Golfer57 Kelly Jones
Leavenworth, KS, USA   USA
I live in Leavenworth, KS. I have a 1979 MG Midget with a fuel issue. Already paid over $700 on a local mechanic only to have it towed twice! I am willing to trailer the vehicle to location within 75 miles. Any suggestions?

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biglawndog Scott Thomas
Coconut Creek, FL, USA   USA
1979 MG MGB
Hey Kelly, welcome to the site.
If I were you I'd start a new topic describing in detail the issue you're having. There are many very knowledgeable people here, I'm sure at least one of them can help you solve your problem.

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GBGary Gold Member Gary Rand
Burbank, CA, USA   USA
1969 Alfa Romeo Spider
1972 MG MGB "Frankenstein"
1972 Rover 3500 "Bertie"
1974 Jensen Healey
X2 biglawndog.....It's possible it may not be a fuel issue. It might possibly be a problem with the electronic ignition system. My sister had a "fuel" problem with her '79 B and the dealer replaced several fuel pumps before a tech article in Road & Track identified this as a problem with a transistor (or something) inside the distributor.


1972 MGB Roadster

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trmgb todd martinez
littleton, CO, USA   USA
Give us the story, you will be amazed at what can be accomplished here

72 engine, hif carbs, black od, rest of car stock

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ohlord Gold Member Rob C
North of Seattle, N.W., USA   USA
1957 Land Rover Series I "EYEYIYI"
1971 MG MGB
1971 MG MGB "Bedouin 2"
Go to the midget forum.
700 bucks could have bought a complete engine

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It's gonna take me where I'm bound
It's a long way around"

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rntanner Silver Member Roger N. Tanner
Oxnard, CA, USA   USA
1970 MG MGB
1977 MG MGB
You will need to remove the fuel tank and have it cleaned at a radiator shop.

You will also need to purchase alloy 5/16 inch OD fuel line (enough for all the way the carburetors) at the local auto supply

Modern fuel probably has 10% alcohol and it will collect water in the fuel tank, and the fuel tubing and it will rust.

Your local auto supply will have the fuel line.

Roger N. Tanner
Professional Engineer, Retired

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