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  • Bruce Cunha18 March 2019

    You folks are some great detectives. I bet we find that is where the fan's changed.

  • Bruce Cunha18 March 2019

    Thanks. I think the ones on Chris's page are what I was thinking of. I know Gordon found a reasonably low mileage unrestored TD.

    If you want a trip down memory lane and a way to remember those that are motoring in heaven, read through the archives.

    I do feel it really would be a great idea that when we have members that pass and have web pages, that we try to recover as much ...

  • O K18 March 2019

    Id say keep the 286, my 1380 feels a bit boring since going back to a 276.
    I might even go wilder next time the engine is out.

    But that is not what you asked.
    Check the bearings
    Change the oil pump
    Renew the clutch plate
    Check the timing chain/gears
    Change the timing cover oil seal

  • S18 March 2019

    Where are you located?

  • Bruce Cunha18 March 2019

    Have whitworth head/metric thread bolts for the lowers and the correct whitworth head/thread for the adjuster. Also have the spacer.

    There are not many pictures that include the lower bolts to show what washers they used. I did find a picture from Dave Braun's build that show the way he did it.

    All the suppliers catalogues do not show a flat washer for these, but I agree that it ...

  • Nigel Atkins18 March 2019

    These photos Lawrence sent me today illustrate what Guy has wrote. -

  • Gary J Callea18 March 2019

    I have a 1980 mgb and I'm having problems with my starter. It starts fine but after l drive it for 15 minutes or so and the car is warm the starter engages . After that happens when I turn key to the start position the starter will disengage as long as I hold it there, as soon as I let it go the starter will engage again. Can someone help me?

    Gary

  • J Scragg18 March 2019

    Jim,

    The correct way to fit the adjusting bracket is to have the offset towards the front, you have it back to front. If you reverse it you won't need the spacer.

    John

  • Nigel Atkins18 March 2019

    In the interest of further accuracy (and more importantly to get this fwb thread to a more appropriate post count) I've just noticed the bearings I have are marked 'R&M' not 'RHP'.

    (I can be a little forgetful at times.)

  • GuyW18 March 2019

    Some don't have the word thrust on them. The easy way is to look at the outer race of each bearing and the broader faced rims go back to back into the hub, or towards the spacer. Conversely, the broader faced of the inner race Face away from each other
    You can also verify this by feel as the balls nestle into the races as the bearing turns.

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  • MG TD 15881

    1952 MG TD 15881 For sale, full restored by previous owner who owned for 50 years. Ivory with red interior and tan hood. Engine was rebuilt by Dave Raymond in Connecticut. New radial tires, Wilwood disc brakes, Weber carb and pierce manifold. Always garaged, never driven in rain, or snow. Comes with a workshop manual, restoration receipts, The Sacred Octagon magazines, all of the original parts a...

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