Registry: 1979 MG MGB
Jeffrey Johnson's 1979 MG MGB – “Lucy (Lucifer)”
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Still to do: recover dashboard, repaint gage bezels and install new gage o-ring seals, bleed brakes, adjust rear brakes, install new brake failure switch, adjust timing, check valve lash, perform leakdown tests, and tune carburetor.
Car was running very well except rough idle and timing danced around a bit too much (hence the distributor rebuild, machining of the distributor mounting sleeve, and center punching of the drive dogs). Car actually passed CA smog with flying colors - @15 mph rolling road test HC = 13ppm, CO = 0.01%, NO = 454ppm (passing rates are HC= 222ppm, CO = 1.41%, and NO = 1396ppm) and on the 25mph rolling road test, HC = 20ppm, CO = 0.00%, and NO = 527ppm (passing is HC = 199ppm, CO = 1.21%, and NO = 1256ppm). I wonder how well it'll do next time with the ignition timing fixed, the carb tuning actually done right, and the vacuum leak between the master cylinder and servo eliminated (I buggered the seal a bit on the previous MC rebuild). More importantly, I'm hoping I finally achieve a smooth idle (after owning this little gem for 28 years, it's about time I get it right)! Many thanks to John Twist of University Motors for his many excellent enlightening youtube videos! Also many thanks to all the forum posters on thus site!
|Owner:||Jeffrey Johnson [course2kid]|
|Location:||Fountain Valley, CA, USA|
|Engine Type:||1.8L 4Cyl 5 Main B-Series|
|Transmission:||4 Sync Speed Overdrive|
|Last Updated:||2017-03-29 19:07:19|
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Factory: Abingdon, England
Engine: B-Series (1.2-2.4L) 4cyl
Body Type: 2 Seat Roadster
Series: MGB MkIII (1970-1979)
Market: USA, Left Drive
Model Year: 1979
Car Number: 485060
Engine Size: 1798cc
Engine Type: Vertical (inline)
Engine Code: Unknown!
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This vehicle's information was last updated on 2017-03-29 19:07:19
|May 1, 1989||Jeffrey Johnson||Added to Registry (ID 37790)|
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