Thank you, what a great site. It was invaluable whilst I was rebuilding my MGB Roadster and remains the place to look for help when in need.
|Message||The best site i have found. Well done!|
found your page by accident but this is the most helpful page I have ever seen to the topic MGB.
Lots of helpfuk hints and tricks and very good to read.
Keep on doing this page in this right way
|Message||Hey there, I found your web page on Lucas wiper motors inspirational. I have been trying to wire up my Lucas wipers so they park correctly on my 1970 Land Rover, and your page correctly distinguishes between the park switch 37H 2734 on the earlier A & B suffix wiper motors (which I have) from the later clip on switch. Until I found your page I had no idea that there were different park switches. But I also (eventually) came to the conclusion that these earlier motors and the earlier screw on switches were wired for +ve earthed vehicles - which is why all my earlier attempts to wire this failed... I was following the wiring diagrams of the later park switch (37H 6784) and so nothing worked. Thanks heaps for your helpful site! Cheers, W.|
|Message||It is really a great and useful piece of information. I?|
|Message||Way neat! Some extremely valid details! I we appreciate you you publishing this article plus the rest of the site is also top notch.|
|Message||I really enjoyed reading mgb-stuff.org.uk , bookmarked your page|
Glad to see you're still into MG's and still have your cars! Unfortunately I don't have the V8 anymore but I have my C still waiting for restoration. Your site is still the best MG site on the net.
All the best,
I should like to convey my thanks and appreciation of your interesting and informative site.
Your piece concerning the poor quality of some "latter day" rotor arms was most useful in helping me diagnose an indifferently running 1800 GG with a hot-fail tendency.
A root around in my box of old dizzys produced a 30-odd year old rotor arm, which has proved to be the cure. Again my thanks,
Best regards. Bob.
|Message||Liking your site very much|
|Message||Hey I'd just like to thank you for your post on indicator lights. I have been having trouble with lights back feeding through the negative side and could not find what the cause was. Your post was exactly spot on. A bad earth. cleaned up the earth connection onto the body and problem fixed. Thank you again.|
I was linked to your site from the MG Experience.
The windscreen wiper wiring was driving me nuts until I found the circuit explanation at this site.
|Message||Terrific website, Paul, many thanks for your assiduity in maintaining it. I've found it a treasure trove of information as I embark on my journey towards MGB perfection.|
Just one constructive suggestion, if I may: the Links page needs a bit of updating, some of the links are dead.
|Message||An absolute treasure trove and Alladin's cave of information and wisdom.|
Thank you for sharing!
|Message||What a useful and detailed resource, thank you! Solved my won't start issue. |
1980 MGB LE
|Message||I just wanted to say how invaluable your site is. I am restoring a rather sad 1975 MGB GT and things like torque setting for imperial vs metric, thread types and other technical info is just excellent. Also, reading your learnings, thus saving me repeating the same mistakes, or tips and tricks, is simply fantastic. Prior to owning the MG I built a Tiger Cat E1. Whilst the overriding pleasure was to be able to do things "my way" one of the draw backs was the amount of time I spent researching how to achieve what at first seemed like a simple job - because no-one had done things the same way or because I was using parts from various Ford donor cars (mainly Fors Cortina/Capri/Escort)or from kit car suppliers like CBS/Europa etc! So a huge vote of Thanks from me! Keep it up and hopefully once my MGB is roadworthy we'll meet at a show and I can thank you in person!!|
|Message||Great source of info. Thank you|
|Message||Great source of info. Thank you|
|Message||Brilliant website. I've recently bought a 1975 GT to use as a donor for the RPS body kit conversion and this site is going to prove an invaluable source of knowledge. Well done!!|
|Message||Great Website ! increaseenginepower.com|
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|Message||A excellent source of information and excellent views!.. Keep up the good work as I will be a frequent visitor!|
Owner of 1981 MGB GT in Snapdragon Yellow.
|Message||Just found your site and what a great find. So much information - far better than a Haynes Manual! Great job and thanks for your help.|
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|Message||Just wanted to say how truly excellent your site is - everything I needed to know (and had trouble finding) all in one place.|
|Message||Wish I had found your site 18 months ago - would have saved me much pain and grief in dismantling and reassembling 72 Roadster!! Excellent guide and will assist me in the various ongoing niggles and projects|
|Message||Doesn't matter how many manuals you have for your MG, this site is an indispensable work of reference.|
|Message||What a brill site. Needed some help with lights on my 'new' 1970 MGB and got it straight off. Ta|
|Message||Hi - I am definitely delighted to discover this. great job!|
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|Message||Just bought a BGT needed a bit of work and have found your site very informative.|
|Message||Great site! I own a 1979 MGB, a long time dream which I managed to fulfill a few years ago. They say, we women are not mechanically minded. Perhaps, however your site is just what we need. Occasionally I like to try to tinker and solve some of my minor MGB problems myself and I stumbled upon your site which is very well illustrated.|
So thanks for that, really appreciate the time and effort on your part.
|Message||Thank you for inviting us to sign your Guest Book.|
We own a 1977 MGB and enjoy it very much. Good to know a resource for answering questions at a later time. Thank you, Thomas
|Message||Just saying hello, hope this was the right section and that I will enjoy it here |
|Message||Hi Paul, Just a thank you for the amazing story of Terry and his BGT rebuild. I sent a link to the Austin A30/A35 Owners Club forum which has generated much interest and congratulations. Thanks for that, and, thanks for you.|
|Message||Have gained a lot from your site.Just set tappets by your RON method and OK.|
1971 MGB GT
|Message||I find myself coming to your blog more and more often to the point where my visits are almost daily now!|
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|Message||This is the best article I have read, thank you, I have learned a lot of knowledge in this area.|
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|Message||Real nice ! Many thanks !|
|Message||Great SITE! Thank you so much for such great and valued insights. We just bought/adopted a 73 MGB and have found your insight very helpful for fixing the little gremlins. Thank you again|
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|Message||This is my 3rd entry as I would like to express my thanks for the help regarding my MGB cooling fan. The site is a goldmine and a superb reference guide to everything about the B. Long may the site flourish|
|Message||Great site , just got my 1st B and have found your advise and information most helpful|
Thanks a lot
|Message||MGB V8 Roadster and Sunbeam Imp.|
|Message||Just bought my first MG, a 1978 B GT and I am still finding my way around the car. This site is absolutely superb for a beginner such as myself and I'm sure it will be a regular reference point as I work on my car.|
Thanks very much for all you hard work making this site Paul.
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|Message||This is the next best thing to having you in the garage with me.|
Thanks for your time.
|Message||Wow, plenty of very useful information. Thank you for taking the time to have all this on the web.|
|Message||I have just used your idiots guide to diagnose a faulty fuel sender. Thanks for the logical fault finding guide.|
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|Message||Your site is an absolute goldmine of practical MGB info - keep up the good work!|
Steve from mgbparts.org
|Message||Just read your piece on your father in law Harry Munn. I am always in awe of that generation and |
their courage. Very nice account of one of our
|Message||Nice site. I've included a link to it from mine, specifically from a page entitled: "Barry's Classic Cars - Expertise Sources for British Sports Cars" at effectivenessgrowth.com/id60.html.|
|Message||Suberb information and a great help for a DIY.|
|Message||A great site.|
|Message||good site a good help and found wiring diagrams a good help thanks andy|
|Message||Hi, Paul this is my first time here. just thought i would look around get a feel for the sight first. thank you for your help in the past.still trying to get that headlamp switch out of my dash. Thanks, Don|
|Message|| I have stumbled aacross your site after just becoming the proud owner of a 69MGB roadster.|
This site is great, it is easy to read( but sometimes I need help with the accronyms, what is IMHO?) Great work. I am sure over time I will have read and used most of the topics.
Phil(Welsh man in OZ)
In My Humble Opinion. Another common one, especially for new owners, is the concept of the Dumb Previous Owner when finding something nasty. :o)
|Message||What a wonderful site, an inspiration to say the least...be sure that all the effort is appreciated by all...cheers and God Bless!|
|Message||Paul, thanks for everything you do for us. I am 53, Police Chief for the City of Lexington Virginia, and a 64/65/66/67-B owner since I was 18. Just a question about yourself. Did I remember someone saying that you worked for MB in the years past? Hope your well and would be glad to send you anything about Virginia if interested.|
I think if you Search (Chief Steve Crowder) you will find my ugly mug where it references Chief Beard's retirement.
|Message||Brilliant site, just brilliant|
|Message||Paul. Many thanks for your time and effort on this wonderful site.I have owned my MGB for only ten months and found this site to be invaluable. Be Lucky, Chris. 74 1/2 Roadster.|
|Message||Thanks for the distributor data and curves , thay have been a great help sorting out 25D units. |
|Message|| Thank you, such an excellent site.|
1964 MGB roadster.
|Message||Hi: Just wanted to wish you a happy New Year and |
thank you for your great site. I finally took time to further investigate you efforts and have discovered the wealth of information you have provided. I am especially grateful for the entry on the Overdrive latching circuit which I am constructing, as per your instructions, for my current project. I have also reconfigured the loom, the old was badly burned, to properly fuse all the circuits as you advise.
Thanks again, Vern
My pleasure :o)
|Message||This is my second entry to the guest book. Many thanks for the advice in fitting yellow polyurethane bushes to my 1977 Roadster. Long may the site remain alive.|
|Message||What a fantastic site - it's proved invaluable to me during the minor restoration of my 79 mgb - keep up the good work and merry christmas.|
looking for rust free MG there are plenty in Japan
please take a look at my home page for Japanese Classic cars and damaged cars
|Message||Hey. Nice site. 77 MBG with several modifications. I'd like to establish a regurlar contact with whomever has a similar car. I also have a 66 Sunbeam Alpine - currently more therapy than car. From PaulH: Ah, the Sunbeam Alpine. I lusted after that car ... until I saw the MGB.|
|Message||Many thanks for the excellent site. I found it invaluable in overhauling the heater of my 1977 MGB Roadster.|
|Message||My wife came by owning an MGB the hard way, death of a close friend. It came with instructions for me to fix it up for her. Thank you for your web site it has helped a lot, 95% done now.|
I was searching bolts torques to complete my B-GT front suspension restoration. I discoverd this site, very informative...
|Message||hi ya, it was a pleasure visiting your site.|
please have a look at my rebuild of my mgb gt 1975:-
|Message||I need help on getting the boot latch open on 1975mgb. how can I keep this from happen again. |
From PaulH: That's a good question, I've been thinking about a hidden cable release for a while, something like for the bonnet, but it is trickier.
|Message||A great site. Nice to see Solihull getting a mention as I lived there for 35 years - before it was spoilt by development!|
|Message||A great site. I'm going to try your method for stowing the hood on my B.|
|Message||Fabulous site! Searching for Lucas information brought me here. I've restored two Sunbeam Imps and helped with some other makes. My present project is a Factory Five 1965 427 Cobra replica (with 427) for myself. Next time you're in Nantucket, give a call I'm just around the corner in Rhode Island.|
Thanks for all the info, and a truly magnificent site!!
|Message||I would like to ask a question of you if I may. I remember years ago regularly trawling through MGB sites and was always impressed with your knowledge and helpfulness. Could I email you my question as I fear I don't have enough space here! Basically, it's concerning 12v batteries and a problem I have encountered since I installed it. Many thanks. Rick|
|Message||Found your site in google, and it has a lot of usefull information. Thanks. <a href="http://www.juneauphotos.com">.</a>|
|Message||Discovered the site today as a result of a link from the BBS board. Thanks for the very clear description of the way a dynamo works and the faultfinding procedure. Hopefullly, I can now sort my Midget.|
|Message||Hope you can help|
I have a US 1976 MGB. The problem is as follows:
Windshield wipers and pump do not work
Fan to blower is good (tested) but does not work from the fan switch
Turn signals do not work
Hazard light indicator does not work when haz are on and
Last but not least the second fuse from the bottom on the fuse box blows when the second green wire (goes to wiper pump) is attached to the fuse box but not when the first green(goes to induction heater) wire is attached. I have 11.63 volts on the white side of the second fuse. Does anyone have a suggestion on what to look for or know what the problem could be?
All my lights work including when the haz are on
Hope you can help
Love the site and greetings from Manitoba Canada. I am currently researching my first MGB purchase. Likely a 1971. Keep putting up the info and pics.
|Message||Congratulations on the new layout. Keep it up to date as a celebrity|
|Message||Where are the updates? i cant seem to find them. But anyway, nice job.|
|Message||really good one, but i would stick more with updating and fresh data. this will help a lot to play.|
|Message||I loved the piece on replacing a roadster windscreen. |
I did it with only a wife for a helper. We're still married! We spent ages skidding around in a sea of washing up liquid. Like you said the bottom seal stretches and you can cut it too short. I did. Hopelessly short. I was too traumatised though so I drove around with duc tape applied to keep the rain out of the corners for several years!!!
Two years ago I bought a new seal but still didn't fancy fitting it. Finally got around to it last summer. Three hours later we gave up you could push about 50% of it into the channel and then as you tried to do more it would jump out somewhere else. Luckily there weren't any big hammers lying around.
Bought another seal next day and that went in no problem. The first one must have been wrong profile.
Will come back to see more updates.
|Message||Just stumbled on your site via MGOC.|
|Message||The site is beautifully done. Hope to see more and more in the future.|
|Message||Excellent site very informative and a pleasure to read....will think of something witty next time.|
|Message||Going to keep this site for a boat load of info. Right now just horseing around trying to figure out how to change a CB to RB ride height without going nuts doing so. Thanks Paul for your help. Victor|
|Message||The site is beautifully done. Hope to see more and more in the future.|
|Message||Love the site Paul, your wiring diagrams are wonderful! Following your instructions I have just fitted headlamp relays and cured the minor problem of only having 10V at the lights!|
As a factory V8 owner I've often seen your useful comments on the V8 register bulletin board but I'd not previously had a look at your web-site. And what a web-site it is! This really is a wealth of real hands-on valuable info. As someone who prepares the odd piece of technical literature I appreciate just how much work has gone into this site - and all for free! Perhaps you get some reward from seeing just how many people visit your site - I shall certainly be returning!
Wanted to let you know that this is a great site. I have looked at several MGB sites and find this one particularly useful.
I am interested in your Watch this space for the Boot latch safety device.
I had a funny problem where a new girlfriend had all her professional photography equipment and clothes in the boot of my MGB. I got out of the car at the airport to drop her off as she had a photoshoot to fly to and my bloody boot hatch would not disengage. There were a few minutes of panic as i thought about how i would open the boot... we actually started laughing as it was the first date we had spent together.
I cursed the thing about ten times and tried once more pushing very firmly on the boot and it disengaged.
Shortly afterwards i checked all alignment. It hasn't happened since but i want a backup plan. the girlfriend is still around so i guess the MGB has must be quite charming.
I have already done something on the front boot similar to the technique described in your site.
Interested to hear how you tackle this problem.....
Anyway, good work. There is plenty of useful stuff in this site.
|Message||Please try and find time to have a look at our damaged cars for sale..|
We also have some sample photos of how we can load containers ...
Contact : Anthony Hardie (15 years in the motor trade in Japan)
|Message||I own a '78 Ribber MGB. Found your site by accident. Great information--especially the electrical bits.|
|Message||Great site Paul. Have seen your many and useful postings on MG Enthusiasts BBS.|
I too have a Bee and a Vee although the BGT (1950cc) is up for sale as I don't have room for two cars AND my motor caravan.
|Message||Came across your beautiful site while surfing for MG info, parts, etc. I own a 1948 TC, # 6749, and a 1969 MGB GT that is in the final stages of a complete groundup restoration. The costs are quite high, and the car will not be worth the investment, but the car is for me and will provide a slightly more civilized mg to drive on longer trips than the TC.|
Thanks for the site!
|Message||I have just purchased an MGB and am exploring the world of. I really enjoyed your site and will visit again.|
|Message||very good site|
|Message||Great site. Wish I'd seen it weeks ago.|
Greetings from Canada, British Columbia to be
exact. I currently have a 1975 M.G.B., in
excellent condition, no rust and only 17223
miles. I have modified it slightly by changing
the carberation to twin S.U's, and lowering
the frame 1 7/8 inches.
I have owned over the years, a T.R.4 and 6,
and my favorite a 1962 38 Jaguar.
|Message||Thanks for your advice re the running-on problem on my MGB GT LE, I will let you know how I get on.|
Thanks also for the link to your site, really good.
Problem is I live on the Coast in mid Wales, obtaining anything here, especially classic car bits, is really hard work.
|Message||By hook or by crook I'll be first in this one too.|