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  • R Taras19 April 2015

    Good day Cliff. The wheel bearing should not have any grease. The bearing is lubricated by the diff oil. Check the surface that the seal rides on (the spacer)this surface needs to be perfectly smooth no scratches or burrs. Also when the new seal is pushed on it needs to be lubricated with the diff oil, otherwise the lip of the seal will burn and be ruined.

  • Christopher Couper19 April 2015

    Thanks Dave. The MSC still looked too round but the McMaster one looks promising and you can get them in nickel plated too.

    I will add this to the TD site for those wanting to be more original than what you can get at the big box stores.

  • Dave O'Neill 219 April 2015

    Confused? You will be.

    In the garage this afternoon, I found a couple of sets of 1098 pressed rockers. The nuts are 7/16" AF.

    I also have an MGB head. The rocker nuts on that are 1/2" AF.

    Moss list 51K1178 for the MGA and MGB.

    As Nigel often says, you need to cross-reference.

    I haven't had time to look at any printed parts books that I have, unfortunately.

  • Dave O'Neill 219 April 2015

    The main battery cable and all the browns should go to the near terminal.

    The far terminal becomes live when the solenoid energises and operates the motor.

    The white/red is the feed from the starter switch and does go to a separate 1/4" terminal.

  • Cliff Harvey19 April 2015

    500 miles ago I had a leak of oil on the outside of the rear wheel, ok I thought, probably a brake cylinder, but the leak was coming from the half shaft oil seal, I duly replaced it.
    Recently I noticed a leak of oil on the outside of the rear wheel, ok I thought, this time it must be a brake cylinder but the leak seems to be coming from the half shaft oil seal again!
    The half shaft itself ha...

  • Mark Dollimore19 April 2015

    Please can someone advise which wiring goes where onto the solenoid to the starter on my 69 GT. I attach an image of the starter in situ and the wiring I have is:
    Main battery cable to go to post far (upper) post or the nearer post?
    Single thick brown wire to ring eyelet Same post as main battery cable?
    Twin brown wires to single ring eyelet which post?
    Single white with red trace 6mm ...

  • Lawrence Slater19 April 2015

    The root of the problem is that we live in a globalised televised world, in which it is possible for anyone to travel, with relative -- if dangerous -- ease.

    Add in to that mix, western powers removing dictators, who whilst being unpleasant, did at least keep far worse elements in check.

    Since the west killed sadam and gadaffi, and prevented assad from easily keeping a lid on his ani...

  • Daniel Trangmar19 April 2015

    C R B Simeon,

    Again thank you very much for your suggestions and I managed to pull off the lucar connector and shorted the connections with the starter springing into life. I then tested for a voltage to the lucar connector when twisting the ignition key. No voltage.

    Then with some assistance in looking at the circuit diagrams and thinking again about the fuses, we identified an anom...

  • David Sheward 55 TF1500 # 742719 April 2015

    Is the TC tub as wide as a TD-TF? I thought it was narrower?

  • Steve Simmons19 April 2015

    VR-1 isn't really racing oil. It's just a marketing scheme.

  • MGA ROADSTER FOR SALE $16,000.00

    I have decided to sell my 1955 mga. I know some people say that mgas start with 56 model year. Mine was sold to me as a 55 and has a florida title 1955. Car number is HDD4311019. The car has had a lot done to it. Frame stripped and painted, brakes redone, new bushings in front end.
    Body was blasted, new f columns and rockers both sides, new rear valance and trunk floor. This car also had steel ...


    Unfortunately, due to my progressive handicap, I'm looking for a loving home for my Old Lady".
    Therefor unique chance for any lover of this YB type.
    Earlier "body-off" restoration(GB), two-tone (green/black wings), in very sound condition, including fully renewed interior (green/brown piping in superb condition. Also, very recently, extensively technically overhauled and ready to go -"safe...


    I am looking for a factory MGB V8.

    I will consider anything from a restoration project to a concours example.

  • 1955 BLACK TF-1500

    Chassis No. TF7507 (HDA 46/7507)
    Engine No. 48G/65 RS30027
    Build date 15 Oct. 1954

    The previous owner did a full frame-off paint restoration in Feb 2003 and a new ash frame some years prior to that. She has also had a replacement BMC Gold Seal 1500 CC engine installed some time ago that is solid and a stainless steel exhaust system at same time.
    Since we have owned her, the follow...


    Unique opportunity to acquire an original 1969 MGB GT. Not on the road in the past 15+ years, and interior is out. Virtually everything is here to restore this former autocross car, and we can also provide technical assistance (long history of MGB restoration and ownership). The body has some minor dents, but no rust holes or panel alignment issues, and has all original sheet metal (except front v...


    Substantially restored about three years ago including full professional respray with new panels inserted. chrome bumpersFrontline Ford type 9 gearbox conversion, MX5 seats, originals available, safety roll bar,halogen lights inertia belts, towball, MOT ,good tyres,all excellent order drive it home.