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by MGB
Sun May 20, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: MG General Chat
Topic: Mgb missfire
Replies: 1
Views: 490

Re: Mgb missfire

I have had this myself and it has happened with dirt in the carb, leaking floats (which fill up more you run the car) and once I was firing on 3 cylinders due to a bad wiring connection from my electronic ignition. Checking the floats might be a good start and make sure both carbs are evenly balance...
by MGB
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: MG General Chat
Topic: mgbgt rear parcel shelf
Replies: 2
Views: 1587

Re: mgbgt rear parcel shelf

This is a great piece of kit and thanks for posting it here. I know a lot of MGB GT owners didn't even realise there was ever a parcel shelf originally as an option with the car! Feel free to add any photos etc or promote this here, best wishes with the venture. :)
by MGB
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: MG General Chat
Topic: Am I alone on here ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1463

Re: Am I alone on here ?

Hi there, you're not alone (though I know it must seem like it at times on here!). I'm the admin and don't check as often as I'd like too but I keep the site running and approve as many posts and new members that come in as often as I can. Unfortunately we're a bit slow to get going... I love MG car...
by MGB
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: MGB Roadster & MGB GT Forum
Topic: carbs
Replies: 1
Views: 1172

Re: carbs

May be worth replacing the floats. Mine did this once when the floats had a crack in one of them, it wasn't noticebale on cleaning them but enough to cause a problem! :P
by MGB
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: MGB Roadster & MGB GT Forum
Topic: Mgb roadster
Replies: 1
Views: 1467

Re: Mgb roadster

Check your wires attached to the coil. On an old Land Rover I once had this same problem which I ended up finding was a bad spade terminal on the coil. I cut the old spade connector off, stripped back the wire and put a fresh one on. This fixed the issue... It's a good idea to get a multimeter too, ...
by MGB
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: MGB Roadster & MGB GT Forum
Topic: Twin SU carb worries
Replies: 1
Views: 1267

Re: Twin SU carb worries

If stalling off choke you are either running too lean on the mixture screws, or as you say the carb set up is off or the carbs aren't balanced properly at idle. Also check your rpm tickover isn't too low. Best to start fresh and follow the tuning procedure such as in handbook/Haynes etc. Let me know...
by MGB
Mon May 23, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: MGB Roadster & MGB GT Forum
Topic: hot running misfire
Replies: 1
Views: 1423

Re: hot running misfire

I know it may be obvious, but it does sound like it's running rich. Sooty plugs and it not needing any choke to start... An MGB always needs choke to start in my experience from cold, even at a nice warm time of the year. I'd look at adjusting your carburettors and turn the mixture screw on each car...
by MGB
Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Your MGs / Specific MG Cars
Topic: Leaky Carburettor
Replies: 1
Views: 1687

Re: Leaky Carburettor

Hi it sounds like it could be your carb floats. If you take the float bowls off the carbs you have plastic floats inside, if one or both of these leaks they trap fuel inside and cause the overflow into the overflow pipes. If they look ok (you can test by putting them in a bucket of water then holdin...
by MGB
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: MG Car Shows, News & Events
Topic: WIN 2 Tickets to Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show, 5-6 March 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 4736

Re: WIN 2 Tickets to Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show, 5-6 March 2016

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by MGB
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: MG Car Shows, News & Events
Topic: WIN 2 Tickets to Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show, 5-6 March 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 4736

WIN 2 Tickets to Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show, 5-6 March 2016

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