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WTB : Overdrive Relay and Vacuum Switch for 3 sync Overdrive [Sydney, AUS]

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1965NorCalMGB Hannes R
San Jose, CA, USA   USA
Please let me know if someone else is having a vacuum switch too since I would need one for my conversion to OD gearbox.

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astbury Gold Member Mark Astbury
Rye, NY, USA   USA
1966 MG MGB "Megan B"
I appreciate originality is the goal, but the following is worth considering in the meantime if the genuine switch proves too hard to come by. It will at least allow the system to operate as intended on the overrun:

https://www.amazon.com/Standard-Vacuum-Operated-Electrical-Assembly/dp/B000GZISJE

I believe the original switch was intended to operate at 7" of Hg; this one operates at 6".

Good luck!

TomW Gold Member Tom W
Middlebury, CT, USA   USA
Going for a mint but there's one on Ebay, ends in 4 hours. Vaccum Switch

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miatadon Silver Member Don Scott
Calistoga, CA, USA   USA
Wow! It sold for $200.

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MRoadster Gold Member Jim Wulf
Doylestown, PA, USA   USA
1938 MG TA Tickford "The TA"
1963 Ford Thunderbird "The M Car"
1967 MG MGB MkI "The B"
In reply to # 3700856 by roadster65 Hi All,

Looking to acquire Overdrive Relay and Vacuum Switch for 3 sync overdrive gearbox. - see pics below

Prefer NOS ; although used in good condition would still be okay.

Many Thanks - GV
Wow, that's a really good looking engine compartment in your original post.... looks familiar! winking smiley

Jim W
https://www.mgexp.com/registry/GHN3L108333
https://www.mgexp.com/registry/TA2566



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-04-15 07:31 PM by MRoadster.

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roadster65 gavin vincent
Sydney, Australia   AUS
I think that might be yours' Jim; great reference pic

Think you might've made a Boo Boo painting the inlet manifold though

In reply to # 3717557 by MRoadster Wow, that's a really good looking engine compartment in your original post.... looks familiar! winking smiley

Jim W
https://www.mgexp.com/registry/GHN3L108333
https://www.mgexp.com/registry/TA2566

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MGB65B Gold Member Thomas Aczel
Sydney, Kurrajong Hts, Australia   AUS
1962 MG MGA MkII
1965 MG MGB "Dad's Little White Car"
As far as I am aware, the inlet manifold was painted MG engine red on the MGA and unpainted on the MGB.

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MRoadster Gold Member Jim Wulf
Doylestown, PA, USA   USA
1938 MG TA Tickford "The TA"
1963 Ford Thunderbird "The M Car"
1967 MG MGB MkI "The B"
In reply to # 3718497 by roadster65 I think that might be yours' Jim; great reference pic

Think you might've made a Boo Boo painting the inlet manifold though

In reply to # 3717557 by MRoadster Wow, that's a really good looking engine compartment in your original post.... looks familiar! winking smiley

Jim W
https://www.mgexp.com/registry/GHN3L108333
https://www.mgexp.com/registry/TA2566
There's been a lot of debate over this and I went with Paul Hanley's conclusion which makes logical sense, and the photos in Clausager on page 61. And I just like the red color better...

https://www.mgexp.com/phorum/read.php?1,443993

"As far as original: The engines were painted complete (sans carbs and distributor) in, as Classager's puts it, "a rather slapdash manner". So, everything else including dipstick, starter, generator, theremostat housing, and their related hardware and yes--though often the subject of some debate--the intake manifold. Also painted due to the "slapdash" factor would be some hoses, clamps and perhaps an overspray to the fanbelt and gearbox bell housing. "

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tampaguy Jack Shea
Elgin, OR, USA   USA
I have seen original early engines with red overspray on intake

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MGB65B Gold Member Thomas Aczel
Sydney, Kurrajong Hts, Australia   AUS
1962 MG MGA MkII
1965 MG MGB "Dad's Little White Car"
There's been a lot of debate over this and I went with Paul Hanley's conclusion which makes logical sense, and the photos in Clausager on page 61. And I just like the red color better...

https://www.mgexp.com/phorum/read.php?1,443993



I’ve owned my 1965 MGB since it was 4 years old. I can tell you with absolute confidence that the inlet manifold was never painted on my car.

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MRoadster Gold Member Jim Wulf
Doylestown, PA, USA   USA
1938 MG TA Tickford "The TA"
1963 Ford Thunderbird "The M Car"
1967 MG MGB MkI "The B"
In reply to # 3718960 by MGB65B There's been a lot of debate over this and I went with Paul Hanley's conclusion which makes logical sense, and the photos in Clausager on page 61. And I just like the red color better...

https://www.mgexp.com/phorum/read.php?1,443993
Quote: I’ve owned my 1965 MGB since it was 4 years old. I can tell you with absolute confidence that the inlet manifold was never painted on my car.
I understand that there are quite a few differences between MGB's assembled in England and those assembled in Australia. Perhaps the engine assembly & painting procedure is one of those?

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MGB65B Gold Member Thomas Aczel
Sydney, Kurrajong Hts, Australia   AUS
1962 MG MGA MkII
1965 MG MGB "Dad's Little White Car"
In reply to # 3718998 by MRoadster
In reply to # 3718960 by MGB65B There's been a lot of debate over this and I went with Paul Hanley's conclusion which makes logical sense, and the photos in Clausager on page 61. And I just like the red color better...

https://www.mgexp.com/phorum/read.php?1,443993
Quote: I’ve owned my 1965 MGB since it was 4 years old. I can tell you with absolute confidence that the inlet manifold was never painted on my car.
I understand that there are quite a few differences between MGB's assembled in England and those assembled in Australia. Perhaps the engine assembly & painting procedure is one of those?

This is true Jim. And for example the MGA 1500 engines were assembled here in Australia. But for the MGB the engines were imported fully assembled, complete with the gearbox bolted on. Even the dip stick was there (with the engine number tag wired to the dipstick). Perhaps the inlet manifold was bolted on here. I will try to find out when I’m back from overseas. (Flying at short notice to Europe, in about 3 hours).

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roadster65 gavin vincent
Sydney, Australia   AUS
Yes; and just to keep things interesting; you have local content rules coming into play; where a certain percentage of parts had to be sourced locally to reduce tariffs and duty.

Subsequent, some parts that formerly came in as part of the CBU Engine were now fitted locally ; a good example being the generator.

So where the generator had been fitted up as part of the CBU kit it was painted engine colour; and where the generator was fitted locally it was painted black

In reply to # 3719044 by MGB65B
In reply to # 3718998 by MRoadster
In reply to # 3718960 by MGB65B There's been a lot of debate over this and I went with Paul Hanley's conclusion which makes logical sense, and the photos in Clausager on page 61. And I just like the red color better...

https://www.mgexp.com/phorum/read.php?1,443993
Quote: I’ve owned my 1965 MGB since it was 4 years old. I can tell you with absolute confidence that the inlet manifold was never painted on my car.
I understand that there are quite a few differences between MGB's assembled in England and those assembled in Australia. Perhaps the engine assembly & painting procedure is one of those?

This is true Jim. And for example the MGA 1500 engines were assembled here in Australia. But for the MGB the engines were imported fully assembled, complete with the gearbox bolted on. Even the dip stick was there (with the engine number tag wired to the dipstick). Perhaps the inlet manifold was bolted on here. I will try to find out when I’m back from overseas. (Flying at short notice to Europe, in about 3 hours).


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