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Mexico: Travelling from Tijuana to San Salvador, google searches, sea of cortez
google searches, sea of cortez, mainland city: James, You want to check this website out for bus info down Baja: http://www.baja-web.com/schedule.htm For the ferry from La Paz to either Mazatlan or Topolobampo, go to www.bajaferries.com. That will get you started. http://www.pacificcoasttravelinfo.com/mazatlan.asp...

Mexico: Travelling from Tucson/Nogales to Guadalajara then to Cuernavaca, estrella blanca, guadalahara
estrella blanca, guadalahara, buslines: Hi Clay, For buses we have only used Estrella de Oro or Estrella Blanca. Both were great. Different regions have different bus lines though, so I think you would just go to the bus station & select where you want to go. They will put you on the right bus....

Mexico: Trip info, sgt usmc, trip package
sgt usmc, trip package, night bus: Hi Justin If you only have 4 or 5 days, you might want to go direct to Puerto Escondido. A direct bus will be 8 - 12 hours for Mexico City ( I would say closer to 12). If you stop in Aca, it will be about 4 - 7 hours to Aca (depending on # stops) then...

Mexico: Trip to Mexico with granddaughter, everyday life culture, mexico city area
everyday life culture, mexico city area, elder hostel: Hi again, Thanks for writing back. Yes we are settled in & once again awed at how busy our lives are! We do manage to get a couple of hours on the beach most afternoons, so life is good. Have you considered Zihuatanejo at all? It isn t really a tourist...

Mexico: Truss factory, patron saint of mexico, floor trusses
patron saint of mexico, floor trusses, indigenous religion: Hello Brad, 1. Mexico does NOT have an abundance of wood. It has similar or worse environmental problems as many places around the world, fewer forests than the US, more indigenous people that depend on the resources of those forests, and fewer government...

Mexico: From Tucson to Los Cabos, friend kevin, los cabos
friend kevin, los cabos, nogales: Hi Tony, We have crossed at Nogales & driven to the west coast & past where you would get the ferry for the Baha, and have continued down the coast to Zihuatanejo- as well as many other places & routes; however, we have not visited the Baja yet. My friend...

Mexico: US tags in Mexico, canadian plates, pavement markings
canadian plates, pavement markings, valve caps: Hi again, certainly you must be cautious where ever you drive. I would not park my car on an unlit street anywhere. Never drive at night due to animals on the road and poor pavement markings. We drive extensively in Mexico, except to Mexico City. We have...

Mexico: US tags in Mexico, mexican car insurance, ann hazard
mexican car insurance, ann hazard, target: Fred, I would certainly not worry about being a target with valid US tags. You cannot register a car in Mexico unless it is over 5 years old and you are a legal resident of the country. You do need to get Mexican car insurance, however. I would recommend...

Mexico: tel nor, sharron tate, christopher tate
sharron tate, christopher tate, consumers affairs: I am in Mexico City and a little distant from Rosarito, though I know the area quite well. Despite this, please take note: BAJA WIRELESS CONTACTS Tracy Blackett General Director tb@bajawireless.com Sharron Tate Executive Director Operations...

Mexico: things to do in pv, tip taxi drivers, city busses
tip taxi drivers, city busses, adventurous tourists: The city busses recently increased their fare to an astounding 5 pesos :) and some adventurous tourists use them with no problem. We don t tip taxi drivers unless they carry your bags in, or something like that. No areas to stay away from, we have a very...

Mexico: thinking of living in cozumel., island happenings, wonderful dreams
island happenings, wonderful dreams, money in the bank: Hi Jasmine, I moved to Cozumel from Austin 8 years ago. I cannot stress enough that you should NOT move down unless you have a good network of friends here, a lot of money in the bank (enough to live on for at least 6 months), a place to live, and preferably...

Mexico: tile/glass factory, cabo san lucas, tile factories
cabo san lucas, tile factories, tile factory: Hi Joelene I don t know of any glass or tile factory in the Playa del Carmen area. Cancun is not known for these types of handicrafts. I understand there is a jewelry factory called LAPIS in the area, but have heard that the prices are quite high. If...

Mexico: time difference between cities, mountain time zone, time difference between cities
mountain time zone, time difference between cities, central time zone: Jocelyne... This is an issue that many people are not aware of. Many vacationers miss their flights because of this. Puerto Vallarta is right on the edge of what is referred to, NOTB as the Central Time Zone. This is Chicago time. Leaving Puerto...

Mexico: transporation from puerto vallarta to acapulco, melaque, nice ride
melaque, nice ride, tepic: Manzanillo is closest. The Primera Plus line services PV to Manzanillo, stopping in Melaque on the way south. It leaves the PV bus station at 7:00am and at 12:00noon mas o menos. Costs around $13+ and is a nice ride, about 4 hours. The PV bus station in north...

Mexico: transportation, chichen itza, chicken itza
chichen itza, chicken itza, playa del carmen: Liz, There are nice buses that you can take, or rent a car. Both places are easy to get to on your own. The bus will be cheaper, but the car will give you freedom to explore other places along the way at your leisure. Buses leave frequently from...

Mexico: transportation, differentworld, magic bus
differentworld, magic bus, best bet: Yes , it s possible, no problem. These site should help, not too much information for the northern portion, the best bet for that is Norte de Sonora or Elite http://www.differentworld.com/mexico/common/pages/bus_info.htm http://www.magic-bus.com/buslinks.shtml...

Mexico: transportation, alaska air, bilingual staff
alaska air, bilingual staff, meeting friends: Hello Barbara, C and C Ground Services has a professional bilingual staff, and are the preferred transfer company for Alaska Air, so I am sure they can be trusted. Please contact them at: 011-52-613-135-0525 and see what they can arrange for you. Good...

Mexico: transportation from Los Cabos to La Paz and back, los cabos, shuttle services
los cabos, shuttle services, bajainsider: You can take a taxi to the bus terminal in downtown La Paz and from there take a bus to the airport. But you re right; you aren t giving yourselves a very good margin on the timetable. It s half an hour from Tecolote to the bus station then you have to connect...

Mexico: transportation from mazatlan to puerto vallarta, mazatlan, ferries
mazatlan, ferries, puerto vallarta: Hi Connie, Well, definitely there are no boats to bring you. We haven t had ferries in years. The drive is about 10 hours, and really the only way would be either to rent a car or take the bus. Flights go via Guadalajara and are quite expensive! You are welcome...

Mexico: transportation/real estate, san miguel de allende, colonial buildings
san miguel de allende, colonial buildings, mexico city: Yes, you can take a bus from San Miguel to Merida. You probably have to go through Mexico City. Check the ADO website...you can find the link on www.yucatantoday.com under Transportation. The real estate market is hot and getting hotter in Merida. Its one...

Mexico: transportation to Sayulita, airport taxi, thanks in advance
airport taxi, thanks in advance, phpbb2: Last I heard the airport taxi was 600 pesos to Sayulita, but that info. is a bit dated. It s 22 miles. That is probably the way to go with the least hassle, remember on your way back to the airport, it will be a lot cheaper. Saludos JR The Insider s Guide...

Mexico: transportation, los cabos, going to mexico
los cabos, going to mexico, mexican travel: Hello May - You will love Acapulco, Cabo, etc... the people are great and the areas beautiful! There are bus services whose prices vary all over the place. Price however is usually along the lines of quality and there is a huge difference in Mexico between...

Mexico: travel, amigo amiga, number dial
amigo amiga, number dial, pin number: Hi Susan, There are many places right downtown where you can buy a cellphone. I would suggest buying a Telcel phone that uses Amigo (Amiga?) cards. When you buy the phone it will most likely come with some amount of minutes. Then you can continue to add...

Mexico: travel, buena suerte, ponzo
buena suerte, ponzo, cartwheels: Hola Dean, I have a website with tons of information on traveling in Baja plus a lot of great links. It is http://bajamagic.com. Click on Other Stories by Ann. Also click on links. I wrote a novel/travel guide about 4 women who travel the length of Baja...

Mexico: travel to Acapulco, third world country, best route
third world country, best route, great trip: I am not really aware of the best route, but will tell you that there are two classes of buses in Mexico. One kind is upper scale and definitely good to take, while the other is what you would think about in a third world country. Be extremely careful...

Mexico: travel to Acapulco, estrella de oro, national budget
estrella de oro, national budget, trip fare: Hi Laurie, Cheapest and easiest is by bus. You d have to go into Zihuatanejo to the main bus station (only about 15 minutes from the airport) or to the Estrella de Oro bus station which is only about a block from the main station. There are regular buses...

Mexico: travel between airport and hotel, riviera maya, mayan riviera
riviera maya, mayan riviera, playa del carmen: Taxis are extremely safe. The only thing you have to worry about is getting ripped off for more money than you ought to pay. You do not say where on the Riviera Maya you are going but I assume you re coming into Cancun. If this is the case, you cannot...

Mexico: travel by bus LA to Acapulco, san luis potos, estrella blanca
san luis potos, estrella blanca, central de autobuses: Hello Ani, I really have little information on buses from LA to the border except what I find on the Greyhound website.. there are buses travelling to downtown Tijuana for $28 USD leaving regularly between about 5am and 7pm. There you d probably have to...

Mexico: travel by bus to manzanillo, information on mexico, tourism forum
information on mexico, tourism forum, travel by bus: There should be a lot of buses that can get you to Manzanillo from Guadalajara. Just go to the bus station and look around. If the web site is shut down, I can t access it either... You might ask this question on the tourism forum at www.mexconnect.com....

Mexico: travel by bus, recommended route, coastal route
recommended route, coastal route, travel by bus: It s about 920 miles from PV to Acapulco, that s road miles on the coast, not a recommended route. The luxury busses will all go through Mexico city, which is about a 5 hour bus trip from Acapulco, but it s 13 hours to Mexico City on ETN, from Vallarta = total...

Mexico: to travel bye bus to baja, abc buses, google search
abc buses, google search, cabo san lucas: Aguila Bus and ABC Buses service Baja. They travel from Tijuana all the way down to Cabo San Lucas, and all points between. I am not sure of the fares, but I suggest you do a google search on it. I just did and lots of good info comes up. Have a great trip!...

Mexico: travel from Cuernavaca to Acapulco, happy travels, rental charges
happy travels, rental charges, cab fare: Hi Sue If there are four of you, you might want to drive to Acapulco. It will probably still be a little more expensive than the bus, but then you would have a car to drive around in and the freedom to explore. The tolls are about US$50 or so I believe...

Mexico: travel to cancun, cosy restaurants, taxi drive
cosy restaurants, taxi drive, athens greece: Hello Tassos, In my experience, it is not easy to find non-touristy places in Cancun. But just a short 45 minutes south of Cancun on the main highway (a taxi drive away) is Playa Del Carmen. There are lots of nice small restaurants there, smaller beaches,...

Mexico: travel from guadalajara to la paz, ann hazard, bajaferries
ann hazard, bajaferries, bus service: Beth, www.bajaferries.com will give you the info on getting from Mazatlan to La Paz. Once in La Paz, you can get to the main bus station and take an ABC or Aguila Bus to Loreto. I don t know about bus service from PV to Mazatlan but you might check this...

Mexico: travel from guadalajara to san miguel, lake chapala, washington dulles
lake chapala, washington dulles, mile trip: The roads are easy- we usually take the toll roads- but only because they are easier on the 30ft. RV- if we are out & about with only the truck, we use the libre s. Bus would also be an option for you. What exactly would you like to know? oh- I m assuming...

Mexico: How can I travel from L.A. to Puerto Vallarta, northern mexico, public bus
northern mexico, public bus, bus trip: I wonder why you would not fly, it s about the same price, even cheaper if you shop around. The bus trip would take over 24 hrs. and the scenery of northern Mexico isn t that wonderful. Mexicali is not the best crossing for a bus to PV, Nogales in Arizona...

Mexico: travel to La Paz, aero california, ann hazard
aero california, ann hazard, los cabos: Norm, You didn t say where you are flying from. Mexicana and/or Aeromemxico flies into La Paz from Los Angeles, but that is it from the US. Aerocalifornia also. Their big sale was right before Christmas, so you missed that. It was half price fares. We bought...

Mexico: travel from lax to tijuana, greyhound terminal, metro blue line
greyhound terminal, metro blue line, line metro: Greyhound bus takes you from Los Angeles to TJ. Search the web for Greyhound. http://www.greyhound.com/ They leave almost every hour from the downtown LA terminal 1716 E 7TH ST Los Angeles CA 90021 Telephone Number(213) 629-8401 and arrive four hours later...

Mexico: travel from lax to tijuana, greyhound terminal, metro blue line
greyhound terminal, metro blue line, line metro: Greyhound bus takes you from Los Angeles to TJ. Search the web for Greyhound. http://www.greyhound.com/ They leave almost every hour from the downtown LA terminal 1716 E 7TH ST Los Angeles CA 90021 Telephone Number(213) 629-8401 and arrive four hours later...

Mexico: how do you travel from Mazatlan to Acapulco by bus? Thanks, going to mexico, direct flights
going to mexico, direct flights, mazatlan: Hey there Diane - sorry that I can be of much help, but the following webpages might help. Have a great trip and hope this helps a bit. Adios, Jay http://www.epinions.com/content_3030425732 http://www.surf-mexico.com/Visiting/routes.htm http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/dtbuses.html...

Mexico: travel from Mexico City to Oaxaca, san juan chamula, oaxaca coast
san juan chamula, oaxaca coast, mexicana airlines: Hi Juan Carlos The Yucatan is very beautiful, but quite far away from Mexico City. It is a long bus ride - about 22 hours. If that sounds like too much, you can fly there. Mexicana Airlines and Aeromexico sometimes have internet only fares for pretty...

Mexico: travel from mexico city to acapulco, domestic flights, renting a car
domestic flights, renting a car, mexico city: Jill, Renting a car is fine, albeit a lot more expensive than in the US. Whenever I ve rented one, when everything is factored in, it can cost up to $100 a day. Plus I believe it s about a 10 hour drive to Acapulco, once you get out of the city. My advice...

Mexico: travel from mexico city, buena suerte, transportation eng
buena suerte, transportation eng, yucatantoday: Hi Alex, The cost to take a bus first class from Merida to Cancun (a 3.5 hour trip) is about $190 pesos or $18 USD. Are you sure you won t quoted a price in Pesos? They use the same $ sign to indicate pesos. But often, the number will be followed either...

Mexico: travel to mexico, mexico city airport, tourist city
mexico city airport, tourist city, airport in mexico city: You will find Mexico City Airport to be, modern well organized and safer than most airports in The Modern World . There is absolutely no safety concern. First time visitors to Mexico are often alarmed by the sight of policemen walking around with rifles....

Mexico: travel in northeastern Mexico, puerto aventuras, buena suerte
puerto aventuras, buena suerte, mayan riviera: Hola Ray, First, a confession. We live in the Yucatan and don t stay at all-inclusive resorts, so we don t know much about them. However, the most modern area on the Mayan Riviera is called Puerto Aventuras, just south of Playa del Carmen. The most...

Mexico: travel from puerto vallarta to manzanillo, bus line, mexico city
bus line, mexico city, bus station: Hi, Everyone takes the bus from PV to Manzanillo. Not much more than 1 1-2 hours - depart about every 1 to 2 hours or so. When you get to Vallarta, you can go to the bus station (called CENTRAL) which is just north of the airport a bit and check out the schedule....

Mexico: travel thru Mexico, woodworking tools, nice trip
woodworking tools, nice trip, electronic equipment: I cannot say for sure but as long as you have documents to show your domicile and reason for the trip you should not have any problem. If you take electronic equipment, computers etc, you must show proof of purchase, where and how much. It should be a nice...

Mexico: travel time, taluca mexico, ptcruiser
taluca mexico, ptcruiser, mexico city: Hi, I do not live in this area of Mexico, but Toluca is about 60 km from Mexico City. So about 1 1/2 hours++ depending where you are going in Mexico City. The PTCruiser is assembled at DaimlerChrysler s plant in Taluca, Mexico, which results in the automaker...

Mexico: travel time san miguel to PV, dolores hidalgo, native crafts
dolores hidalgo, native crafts, melaque: It could be done in 1 day, but it would be a full day s drive & you wouldn t see much. Guadalahara is a huge city worth stopping at. Near there, is Tonala- an amazing shopping experience for native crafts, etc. & the prices are very cheap. Also, nearer...

Mexico: travel time, left turn signal, approximate travel time
left turn signal, approximate travel time, bucerias: I have travelled this route many times. It takes 4-4.5 hours to make the trip. The last 60 miles takes about 90 minutes depending on the traffic. The road is a two lane mountain road with few places to pass. Trucks and busses will turn on the left turn...

Mexico: travel (without tourgroup) with kids, rv lots, copper canyon
rv lots, copper canyon, all the web: HI Linda, I m sorry you have read such negative things! I can only say that we have been to Mexico over 10 times, have rented a car every time and are about to spend the winter there in our RV- lots of driving! We have never had any problems, nor have...

Mexico: travel, guadalajara, puerto vallarta
guadalajara, puerto vallarta, pv: There s no flight from PV to Mazatlan, except through Guadalajara, very, very expensive and no quicker than the bus. The bus would take about 6.5 hours (2 1/2 hours to Tepic. Just over 4 hours Tepic to MZ.) Or, rent a car and drive yourself, about 5 hours...

Mexico: traveling around mexico - help!, quiet beaches, visiting mexico
quiet beaches, visiting mexico, complicated questions: Well these are complicated questions. I guess it depends on what you want to do. Do you want ruins, cities, resorts, or quiet beaches- these are just a few options. Mexico is a huge and diverse country and different folk enjoy different areas and activities....

Mexico: traveling in Baja California, mexican bus, american tourists
mexican bus, american tourists, target: George, Wow. Have you ever heard anything GOOD about Mexico? With all the negativity I am surprised you would even consider crossing the border. OK, I have traveled in Mexico my entire life. I have driven from San Diego to Ensenada alone more times than...

Mexico: traveling in Baja California, fellow rvers, mainland mexico
fellow rvers, mainland mexico, mexican bus: Hello George, I will begin by saying that we have not been to Baja. We have been travelling in mainland Mexico for 15 years- the last 5 in our RV- so obviously, lots of driving. We have been down both coastlines & throughout central Mexico extensively....

Mexico: traveling in Baja California, time tourists, american tourists
time tourists, american tourists, mexican bus: Oh my. You can set aside your fears. Those things are not true in my experience. In fact, Baja should be the best place to go. People in Baja (southern Baja, for sure) speak English and are really used to tourists. Americans drive down Baja all the time so...

Mexico: traveling in Baja California, mexican bus, american tourists
mexican bus, american tourists, american visitors: I cross the border 20-30 times per year for each of the last 20 years and I am still waiting to witness or experience any of the alleged atrocities that ignorant Gringos love to spread around. Normally, the ones who spread these rumors are people who don...

Mexico: traveling to Cancun from Laredo, Tx, freeway systems, gravel roads
freeway systems, gravel roads, laredo tx: I don t think baetween Brownsville or Laredo that one is better than the other- both are fine. For us, it would just depend on where we were coming from. You can t take tolls ALL the way to Cancun, but most of the way for sure. From Vera Cruz to Cancun...

Mexico: traveling fro pv to san miguel by bus, san miguel de allende, scheudle
san miguel de allende, scheudle, etn: www.vallarta-info.com/puerto-vallarta-transport.html Hi, this would be a good link. ETN is the best line. You can purchase your tickets ahead of time at the bus station (CENTRO)just a bit north of the airport here in PV. You will need to change in Guadalajara...

Mexico: traveling imports, villa montana, checkout www
villa montana, checkout www, la manzanilla: We have brought in our own mini bar on a number of occasions flying into PV and La Manzanilla (LM)which is south 4 hours. The folks at PV are more alert than if you fly into LM but you should not have any problems bringing in 2 bottles per person. But...

Mexico: traveling to Melaque, class bus, cost effective alternative
class bus, cost effective alternative, renting a car: Hello Patricia, Flying to PV and busing down to Melaque is a very cost effective alternative to flying to Manzanillo. The only disavantage is you loose 2 mornings bus traveling. Most of what you asked is on my web site here: http://www.costalegre.ca/Busing_PV.htm...

Mexico: traveling through Mexcio, honduras bay islands, rving in mexico
honduras bay islands, rving in mexico, rabies certificate: Hi Marty, I don t have a dog, but I know lots of folks take their pets into Mexico with no major problems. I also know that you will need a current Rabies certificate to prove shots were given. I don t know the exact details, but you must have some health...

Mexico: traveling to Mexican rural areas, women dress, rural areas
women dress, rural areas, customs: Sorry I can t help with your questions- for one thing there are too many of them- I would have to write a book for you, and there are many already available. Please try the People s Guide to Mexico it s really great! I have not been to Toluca, sorry./...

Mexico: traveling in Mexico, wheel drive car, zihuatanejo area
wheel drive car, zihuatanejo area, traveling in mexico: since I am currently on the road in Mexico, I don t have unlimited internet time. If I were you I would head down the Pacific coast- we have just come back from the Zihuatanejo area- the drive from Puerto Vallarta to there is magnificent. I hope this helps-...

Mexico: traveling to Riveria Maya, bottled drinking water, brushing your teeth
bottled drinking water, brushing your teeth, riviera maya: Taking a shower or brushing your teeth is not the same as drinking the water. Everywhere in Mexico you can buy purified bottled drinking water. It s safe to take a shower, but you might want to use bottled water to brush your teeth. If you are in the...

Mexico: traveling to San Jose del Cabo, jose del cabo, san jose del cabo
jose del cabo, san jose del cabo, atm machine: Hi again Barry, I have never been to Cabo, but in Mexico there are a lot of drug stores (large & small) where you can get just about anything quite cheap even without a prescription. If you are taking a special medication at home, I would have your doctor...

Mexico: travelling to cancun from LA, cheap trips, aeromexico
cheap trips, aeromexico, mexico city: Janine, With airfares, you just have to keep on checking. Have you tried Orbitz or cheaptickets.com? There is a new one I just heard of today ... cheap-trips.org. Have you checked Aeromexico, Mexicana, Alaska, Delta and American? There may be no such...

Mexico: travelling to Lake Chapala, national bus lines, acapolco
national bus lines, acapolco, easiest thing: Hi Debbie, I don t think you can get a direct bus to Chapala. You will probably have to take a bus to Guadalajara (the Centro Autobus in Tonala, a suburb). From there the easiest thing is to take a taxi to Lakeside. I usually take the ETN buses, but there...

Mexico: travelling from nogales to mazatlan by bus, differentworld, bus line
differentworld, bus line, nogales: Good morning Solange - you ll love Mazatlan, it is really a nice town with plenty to do. I have not taken buses in Mexico, except for tours. However, I have talked to some people that have and the one thing that they all have mentioned is to make sure...

Mexico: travelling to Puerto vallarta on July 8th,2007, kelowna bc canada, dear diana
kelowna bc canada, dear diana, snorkel gear: Dear Diana, Hola from Puerto Vallarta! I would be happy to answer your questions. 1. Unfortunately, there is not really any good snorkeling from the shores here in the Puerto Vallarta area. You couldn t see anything but probably a bunch of people s behinds....

Mexico: travellling with 6 month old, fine cuisine, carseat
fine cuisine, carseat, car seat: Hi Hayley, If you can email me at pmt15@hotmail.com I can send you my guide to the area that includes a small list of my favorite restaurants. You will need to bring your own carseat. Unfortunately, they are rarely used here. Many taxis don t have seatbelts...

Mexico: troncones, troncones beach, hand fishing
troncones beach, hand fishing, mexican tourism: Troncones beach is about 30 minutes north of Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. It s a great spot but it consists more of an older group/bed & breakfast/retirement community and also a place that attracts surfers, although a lot of families spend vacations there as well....

Mexico: truck import to Mexico, gardnerville nevada, how to move to mexico
gardnerville nevada, how to move to mexico, mexican friend: Several problems. When importing, the title and current registration must be in the name of the driver (or relative), plus a credit card (or cash deposit) A mexican national can not drive a US registered vehicle, unless the owner is in it. See extra details...

Mexico: A United States Phone Number in Mexico City, yahoo email account, choice phone
yahoo email account, choice phone, first glance: Liz: You can do this thru Vonage. Friends of ours in Mexico use Vonage. You need high speed DSL line. You can get the DSL thru Telmex in Mexico City. With Vonage you can set up a US number in any area code you wish. You can also have an additional...

Mexico: usa-Cancun mexico, travelling in mexico, cancun mexico
travelling in mexico, cancun mexico, drug lords: Hi Dristina, I m not really sure what you are concerned about. Mexico is no different than anywhere else in the world. Common sense is the key- just like anywhere else. Re: highways- you often have a choice between cuotas (tolls) & libres (free highways)....

Mexico: anything useful to know?, female friend, 1st september
female friend, 1st september, fodors: Use the buses and taxi s..also get a copy of Fodors or Frommers Yucatan Pennisula ..it is full of accurate and great info on places to stay and most everywhere is great to eat! The people are very nice and you shouldn t have any problems..just use common...

Mexico: VACATION IN GUADALAJARA, ballet folklorico, chocolate croissants
ballet folklorico, chocolate croissants, alfredos: Hola Fran, sorry I do not know the price of the bus tickets. From the local bus depot in Guad there are many trips daily to Chapala. From there you can take a local bus along the Lakeside to Ajijic. The Ballet Folkloric performances are Sunday mornings...

Mexico: Vacation in Los Ayala, jaltemba bay, endless beach
jaltemba bay, endless beach, deer lodge: Howdy Carl... Your question about entertainment is a bit vague. Self entertainment is the mode around here. If your rental provider does not provide bikes, I suggest you think about renting enough for at least the teens. You can go on endless beach walks,...

Mexico: Vacation to Mexico, beautiful scenery, intimate resort
beautiful scenery, intimate resort, secluded beach: Hello and thank you for writing. I would love to give you some ideas, but first I would need to know a little more about what you are desiring in a vacation. Do you want adult only? Do you want an intimate resort (under 100 rooms)? Are you looking for budget,...

Mexico: Vacation rental in Chicxulub, chicxulub, telchac puerto
chicxulub, telchac puerto, answers to questions: Hola, Emily... Do you have to worry about not speaking Spanish? No, not really. You won t be able to communicate as well as you ll want to, but the local people are very patient with foreigners and if you try, they will meet you more than halfway. More and...

Mexico: Visa, thai girlfriend, mexican immigration
thai girlfriend, mexican immigration, time in thailand: Hola, Claude, I d suggest you contact the airline that would bring you and your friend into Mexico. They will know how to get a visa and might possibly help you with the paper work. As a last resort you could call Mexican Immigration in Mexico City. Vaya con...

Mexico: Visit to Puerto Vallarta 5/14/05, continental airlines flight, soft adventure tours
continental airlines flight, soft adventure tours, dolphins in captivity: Dear Mr. Ellis, I would be happy to assist! First, be aware that I mainly like to recommend the smaller operators (if you are going to ask my opinion!). I find them much more personable, people-nature oriented. I would highly recommend that you contact Alfredo...

Mexico: Visiting Tulum & Chitcin Itza, renting a car, local guides
renting a car, local guides, day trip: Hi Arnie, Yes, you should make a reservation for a car prior to arrival. Since it sounds like its your first visit, you should probably go with Avis or Hertz or a company you are familiar with. It will be more expensive, but they will have maps, etc. You...

Mexico: Volunteer for 1/2 day in Cozumel?, cruise ship docks, hurricane wilma
cruise ship docks, hurricane wilma, term volunteer: Karin, I can get you in touch with the humane society here, but I m not sure what you can do for just a few hours. Depending on what ship you are on, chances are you will have to tender to shore, which can take a while. Our piers were heavily damaged...

Mexico: vacation, tequila tour, south louisiana
tequila tour, south louisiana, summer weather: Hola Becky, The rains do not normally start until July so June is not bad at all! There might be a few rains but scattered. During the rainy season, normally the rains come in late afternoon and go off and on through the night with clear and very hot days...

Mexico: vacation destination, deep sea fishing, melia azul
deep sea fishing, melia azul, hotel row: Hola, Susan, Some of the All/Inc hotels would be, the Melia Azul, the Presidente. HOWEVER, that said, I don t advise All/Inc at most Mexican resorts unless you are cursed(GRIN)with those bottomless pits called kids(Who would nickle and dime you to death) or...

Mexico: vacation plans, jelly fish, food allergies
jelly fish, food allergies, american brands: Linda, You have picked a great place for a vacation and the best time of year! March is wonderful here, that s the best time of the entire year. The weather is almost always warm and sunny during the day (about 85) and cool at night (high 60 s). We hardly...

Mexico: vacation rental, san blas, mira mar
san blas, mira mar, internet exploration: Howdy Andy... Hey dude... I found you FIRST! I have come across your site several times in the last few years and I did write to you and you wrote back a year or so ago.... maybe two or three years ago. Anywho, good to hear that things are going well...

Mexico: vacation, sea of cortez, google
sea of cortez, google, cartwheels: Hola! Check these out www.your-baja-info.com your-baja-info.blogspot.com Katie put this together recently as she is coming down here from Oregon. It will tell you everything you need to know. You might want to email her too.... Check my website also....

Mexico: vacationing in July, geena davis, hotel and spa
geena davis, hotel and spa, insurance price: I can tell you from experience that time of the year is typically HOT and SUNNY. Of course, I can t guarantee it or I would be a rich woman ;-) I typically travel to that area of Mexico around the end of July and I have never had rain. Even when I have...

Mexico: getting visa, major cities in mexico, cities in mexico
major cities in mexico, cities in mexico, mexican consulate: You get visas in three ways. If you are travelling with an airline or cruise line, they get them for you as an FMT (temporary), those are also issued at any border crossing for about $25 and last for 6 months. The other way is to formally apply for an...

Mexico: visiting Chapala with an idea of retirement, course mexicans, immigration visas
course mexicans, immigration visas, chapala: Hola Martin, this area is VERY popular with Americans, Canadians, Europeans and of course Mexicans. Housing construction means there is next to no unemployment. Last year we saw a big influx of license plates from Florida as a result of all the hurricanes....

Mexico: visiting Puerto Escondido, shoestring budget, internal fares
shoestring budget, internal fares, tomzap: Please tell me which page you were on when the FAQ didn t come up. I don t want to disappoint anyone else. The obvious answer is, fly Miami / Mex City / Puerto Escondido. It will probably be about as cheap as any other plane route, but of course not very...

Mexico: volunteer opportunities, english tutor, s message board
english tutor, s message board, de potosi: Hi Heddie, Small world- we will be in Zihua Nov-April! Maybe we can meet! I would suggest you look into Project Zihua or Ninos Adelante or check Rob s message board at Zihuatanejo.net for info on the school at Bara de Potosi & Laura s library there....

Mexico: volunteer, soft corals and sea fans, reef cleanup
soft corals and sea fans, reef cleanup, volunteer cleanup: Hi Heather, We thank you for wanting to help with the reef cleanup, but it s pretty much all cleaned up now. The volunteer cleanup dives are over. Right after the hurricane the dive boats went out with divers all day for weeks cleaning up the reefs, and...

Mexico: vw camper vans, vw camper vans, vw campers
vw camper vans, vw campers, vw garage: Hello Paul, VW combis are still the most popular form of transport in Central America, there are very few campers, almost all of them having been converted to bus configeration. Not that there arent any. If you decide to go you will find Mexico a wonderful...

Mexico: vw camper vans, vw camper vans, vw campers
vw camper vans, vw campers, e bay: Hi Paul, I m originally from Blighty, London actually. There are probably a few old ones around, but they stopped making them a while ago. If you have good Spanish, or can find someone who has, check: http://vehiculos.mercadolibre.com.mx/ this is Mexican...

Mexico: vw camper vans, vw camper vans, vw campers
vw camper vans, vw campers, costalegre: Hi Paul, Great idea! Buy a economical RV in Mexico, use it to tour around the country, then ship it home. My wife and I do tours on the West coast but are unfamiliar with VW campers. I am sure that any large city like Guadalajara, Manzanillo or Mexico...

Mexico: vw camper vans, vw camper vans, vw campers
vw camper vans, vw campers, hoilday: Hi Paul, We have travelled extensively in Mexico- all coasts & a lot of the interior. We also have come to know many Mexican people who are now friends. We have NEVER seen or found ANY campers/rv s in Mexico. The Mexicans that we know that have units have...

Mexico: Wedding Info, deep sea fishing, cabo san lucas
deep sea fishing, cabo san lucas, great equalizer: Melissa and Tony - first of all, congratulations on your marriage. All the best in your life together. Of all the more touristy locals, I would say that Cabo San Lucas is the most beautiful. It is a wonderful spot that is on the Sea of Cortez and the...

Mexico: Wedding in Mexico - Pacific Coast, cabos san lucas, mexico pacific coast
cabos san lucas, mexico pacific coast, puerto vallara: Thank you for writting. I will be glad to help you anyway I can. First, I am not real familiar with La Paz. I know it is a great destination for those looking to live in Mexico, but it isn t a great destination for resorts. If you are looking for an...

Mexico: Wedding in PV, mexican buffet, mexican food
mexican buffet, mexican food, bakeries: Hi Kristine! I am so glad that you wrote! My son actually does weddings and works with two different caterers. They handle everything from the flowers to the photographers. Please email me at pmt15@hotmail.com and we can discuss things further. Thanks and...

Mexico: Weddings in Cabo @ Melia Cabo Real, melia cabo real, cabo san lucas
melia cabo real, cabo san lucas, ann hazard: Suzanne, You need to call the hotel or email them. You can also visit www.Weddingsparadise.com. They are a very reputable, experienced firm out of Cabo San Lucas that do weddings all over the area. That might your best bet actually. The ocean there is not...

Mexico: Winter retreat, great pyranees, claustraphobia
great pyranees, claustraphobia, big dogs: Hi Don, That extended explanation does help. I think you will find what you are looking for on the beach in and around Progreso. Look at www.yucatantoday.com maps and you can find the beach cities. Then go to www.yucatandealdirect.com and click on rentals....

Mexico: want 3 or 4 bdrm house for Jan and Feb 08, mexican culture and traditions, cat poisoning
mexican culture and traditions, cat poisoning, problem dogs: Hola Andrew... I am not yet in Mexico. In fact, today is my first day as a retiree. When I finish a slew of chores and projects here, we will head down, probably in the fall. So I am unable to do any ground work for you, much as I would like to take...

Mexico: I want to travel by bus from..., best route, great trip
best route, great trip, bus system: Hey there Glen - the bus system in Mexico is very well established. The best route that you can go is to contact a travel agent that does a lot of mexican trips and get some contact information/prior experience information/etc... The difference between...

Mexico: one way rental advise, buena suerte, ecomomy
buena suerte, ecomomy, top notch: Maurice, I have never heard of anyone offering that service, which is probably why it is so expensive! Mid August is brutally hot down here too, until you get to San Quintin. You can take a bus ... ABC or Aguila Bus lines leave from Tijuana, and also going...

Mexico: weather in LaPaz, sea lion colony, whale encounters
sea lion colony, whale encounters, sea lion: Ann, I would say October, April or May would be the optimum months for your adventure. There is a sea lion colony off Isla Partida which is at the top of Isla Espiritú Santo, just northeast of La Paz. You can hang out with them any time of year. The whales...

Mexico: weather Rosarito, hotel calafia, weather
hotel calafia, weather: The weather can be nice as it can be in LA. If there is a storm, it can be a problem. That month is particularly prone to rain. If sunny, it will be windy at Calafia, especially in the afternoon. It is windy every afternoon there and it can get a bit nippier...

Mexico: me and my wife and child, certified birth certificate, photo id card
certified birth certificate, photo id card, government issued photo id: If you are traveling in 2006, no one needs a passport. However, in 2007 you will need a passport. Currently you only need a certified birth certificate, and a government issued photo id card (such as a drivers license). If the child is under 16 no photo...

Mexico: winter rental, exact distances, windy weather
exact distances, windy weather, mapquest: Hola! Progreso is indeed the largest town of the ones you mention, and the largest along the beach. But all the ones you mention (with the possible exception of San Bruno) have walkable restaurants and beaches. They are all popular rental communities. Progreso...

Mexico: At my wits end!, going back to mexico, wits end
going back to mexico, wits end, civil ceremony: Hi Jamie, Gosh, a long way from me, here in Puerto Vallarta, but I don t think you would have any problems finding somewhere for this in Mexicali. A civil ceremony is the only legal way to get married in Mexico, you may want to get your blood tests in the...

Mexico: working and living in cabo, time shares, gringos
time shares, gringos, mexican government: 1. It is very difficult to get work in Baja. The Mexican government is very serious about not leting gringos take jobs from mexicans. 2. It is easy to find a place to live. Figure US$750 to US$1500. 3. Everybody sells time shares. Post this same question...

Mexico: what can i take>, happy travels, digital still camera
happy travels, digital still camera, valuables: Hi Toni As long as you are not taking more than one of each item you should be fine. Please note that you should avoid leaving valuables in checked luggage as things often get stolen out of the checked bags. Try to keep the laptop, camcorder and camera...

Mexico: Yucatan or anywhere in rural Mexico, vw vans, road transportation
vw vans, road transportation, alchohol: On rural routes buses stop wherever there are people. There are designated stops in towns & cities, but drivers get to know the passengers and drop them at more convenient spots. Road transportation is the main means of movement for the vast majority of Mexicans...

Mexico: Yucatan in general, interesting real estate, buena suerte
interesting real estate, buena suerte, yucatantoday: Hi Lee, I think what most of us like about living in Merida and the Yucatan is: -inexpensive living -cheap but interesting real estate -all the conveniences of a city (Walmart, Costco, etc) -culture, culture and Mayan ruins -easy access to the Caribbean...

Mexico: ZIH-MEX, eldest sister, travelocity
eldest sister, travelocity, expedia: I wish I knew a way to find inexpensive air, as I would be very popular :-) Honestly, what I do is just check with Travelocity and Expedia and see what the best prices are that they offer, and then I book the air directly with that particular airline. ...

Mexico: Zihauteneo, zihua, rv park
zihua, rv park, chilpancingo: Hi again, We have driven 200 from Mazatlan to Acapulco (pulling our 30 ft RV) 4 times. From PV to Zihuatanejo is a wonderfully scenic drive. I don t know where you are getting you bus bandits thing from. As I said, we have met thousands of other RV people...

Mexico: Zihua to Taxco, lake patzcuaro, las grutas
lake patzcuaro, las grutas, traffic signals: First, why two vehicles? It might be easier to rent a passenger van! All of these places are very interesting and so you should allow sufficient time to see them. It is a pleasant four hour drive to Uruopan/Patzcuaro you could visit both then head to Morelia...

Mexico: Zihua/Troncones, visiting mexico, local realtors
visiting mexico, local realtors, aol addresses: Hi Kymberley, It just so happens that my husband is a realtor in this area, dealing mainly with raw, beachfront land but he also has a few condos and such listed. His website is http://www.mexicobeachproperty.com; you can write him at mexicobeach@prodigy.net.mx...

Mexico: Zihuatanejo, patzcuaro, driving time
patzcuaro, driving time, mexico city: Kristy, I thought I had answered this question for you but I see it s still pending... Mexico City to Zihua is about 8 hours or so, the other route is 1/2 to 1 hour longer, although I ve heard there s repairs being done on the Mexico-Acapulco route which...

Mexico: Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa to Morelia, highway buses, banditos
highway buses, banditos, rvers: We took this road just last April. It is an easy 3-3 1/2 hour drive. There are highway buses that take this route also. I can look up the toll when I get home- I am on a trip right now. Will be home on Thursday. Could you email me again at that time?...

Mexico: Zihuatanejo, villas miramar, ropa beach
villas miramar, ropa beach, lodging possibilities: Hi Leti, There are several lodging possibilities, many of which are within your budget, on our local Zihuatanejo website at http://www.zihua-ixtapa.com/lodging.shtml. Take a look at some of them and see if they re of interest to you. Most of them listed...

Mexico: zih, lake chapala, search lake
lake chapala, search lake, ajijic: Jay: We are currently stay at ajijic on Lake chapala. the weather is wonderful and there is a large group of english speaking people living here year around. I have not seen any trailers for sale. You can rent a house or an apartment here for 250-$1,000...

MG Car Repair: 1966 mgb won't turn over., starter solenoid, rubber button
starter solenoid, rubber button, volt meter: Hi Fabian, The 66 B has an external starter solenoid with a rubber button on it so you can do a simple test by just making sure the shift lever in in neutral and push the rubber button. This manually activates the starter motor. The engine should spin....

MG Car Repair: 1967 mg b gt Special edition, wd 40, mg b gt
wd 40, mg b gt, upper cylinder: The only thing I can tell you is to try what I said, Put the starter back on, and connect up a good battery. The starter can produce more torque than you will be able to do. If that don t brake it loose, remove the crankshaft. You will probably find that all...

MG Car Repair: 1968 MG, alternator problem, wd 40
alternator problem, wd 40, timing light: Charge the battery and remove the charger and start the car on the battery. Don t condemn the alternator until you have a good charged battery in the car. Then put a volt meter across the posts of the battery and read battery voltage and start the car. The...

MG Car Repair: 1969 midget window mechanism, glass slides, rubber strip
glass slides, rubber strip, tight fit: First confirm that the glass slides up and down easily in the channels by hand. Then when you install the glass in the rubber strip and force it into the mechanism rail, it should go in very tight and some do use a glue. I have seen mechanics use yellow 3-M...

MG Car Repair: 1970 MGB, starter solenoid, brown wires
starter solenoid, brown wires, fuse box: Hi Charles, I worked for many years as a mechanic and mechanic s instructor. I never found it useful to try to think What is Wrong? I never found a car with an electrical problem that I didn t fix. (some quicker than others) I use a method of dividing...

MG Car Repair: 1970 mgb, tracer wire, tach
tracer wire, tach, whit: The white w/ black tracer wire does not make contact with the tach. It only makes a loop and goes on to the coil. If the ignition cuts off then you have a loose connector or a short. Look with a light and see if you have the type that uses a male and a female...

MG Car Repair: 1973 MG Midget, mg midget, fuses
mg midget, fuses, replacements: David, look at the end of the cylinder where the wires connect and tell me what the ID is of each connector (should be three) It is imprinted on the end plate and the plate is usually fiber. The fuses are 35 amp and you can use the glass American replacements...

MG Car Repair: 1973 mg midget, fuse block, fuse box
fuse block, fuse box, lower bottom: Only talk battery post ID not wire color. (+ Post) or (- Post) To test the brown wire to see if it shorted to any other wire or to ground, Leave the positive post cable connected to the body (frame) of the car and disconnect the negative post cable from the...

MG Car Repair: 1973 mg midget, fluid resistance, plastic cap
fluid resistance, plastic cap, mg midget: Hi David, That is the piston and it should slide up and down. First unscrew the plastic cap in the top of the pot (cylinder) With the engine off lift the piston with your finger and let it fall. It should fall so freely that it makes a Clunk noise when...

MG Car Repair: 1973 mg midget, fuse block, fuse box
fuse block, fuse box, numbers work: Yes, turn the shaft until a high point of the cam has the points open and set the gap at EXACTLY .015 in. with a feeler gauge. If you got one bolt out of the mounting plate install it now but leave both bolts loose enough to be able to move the plate around....

MG Car Repair: 1975 MGB Wont Start, ground circuits, starter solenoid
ground circuits, starter solenoid, power circuits: The Army green was called Tundra , Factory code was BLVC 94, (RM# BM178) (DITZ# 44978) (DUP# 43278) This color was used from 74 to 76 British Racing Green was a dark green and had no resemblance to Army green. There were two British Racing greens but...

MG Car Repair: 1975 mg midget eletrical problem?, windshield wipers, gas gauge
windshield wipers, gas gauge, horn button: You need a wiring diagram for the car to correct all those problems but do look at the fuses first. The horn button can not do that because if the horn button were shorted out it would just make the horn blow all of the time. If you need a diagram let me...

MG Car Repair: 1976 MG won't start, fuel pressure gauge, piston engines
fuel pressure gauge, piston engines, wd 40: Hi Karen, Mechanics have a saying that goes; The easiest car in the world to fix is one that won t run and the hardest one in the world to fix is one that won t run occasionally . You are lucky in that yours won t run, so you fall into the first category....

MG Car Repair: 1977 BGB roadster- rubber bumper, high beams, brown wires
high beams, brown wires, wire colors: Hi Bob, I think you are on the right track. check for power on the wires in the harness (car side) when you plug it back in. According to my 77 B diagram, the wires going to the high and low beams should be blue with a white tracer and blue with a red tracer....

MG Car Repair: 1977 MGB 4 speed - 2nd gear crunches, gear oil, transmission oil
gear oil, transmission oil, engine oil: In the dealership, we just drained the gear oil out and put the engine oil in but it did take a few miles of driving with the engine oil to clean out and dilute what little gear oil was left for the syncros to start working again. Keep in mind this only...

MG Car Repair: 1977 MGB Front Brake Problem, front brake caliper, mgb roadster
front brake caliper, mgb roadster, wheel bearings: Hi Robert, You need to separate weather the binding is mechanical or hydraulic. This is easy to determine. Just jack up the front of the car when it is dragging and try to rotate both wheels. Then open the bleeder valve on binding caliper. If the wheel frees...

MG Car Repair: 1977 MGB Repair, fuel pressure gauge, british car clubs
fuel pressure gauge, british car clubs, steel head: I don t have any contacts in Chicago but I am sure there are many shops in the area that can work on MGs. A good method to find a good MG mechanic is to locate one of the local British car clubs in the area and they usually have a newsletter and website so...

MG Car Repair: 1977 mgb 1800, logic probe, secondary ignition
logic probe, secondary ignition, weber 32: Paul, a loss of your timing light flash could mean a coil but it could also be anything in the ignition system so tests are needed to tell what was the cause. I doubt you still have the original Opus Lucas system so you need to monitor the primary circuit....

MG Car Repair: 1977 mgb no start, correct compression, combustion chamber
correct compression, combustion chamber, combustible fuel: Hi James, Physics dictate that if you have fuel, fire and compression it has to run. However, there are provisions on each, You must have the correct compression on all cylinders. What did you have? Fire (spark) must be a thick blue in color and be...

MG Car Repair: 1979 MG Midget 1500, electric fuel pump, electric pumps
electric fuel pump, electric pumps, vapor lock: Some do install electric pumps in the rear near the tank. This puts a positive pressure on the fuel all the way to the carb which helps to eliminate vapor lock by raising the boiling point of the fuel. If you are sure it is a vapor lock problem and not a failing...

MG Car Repair: 1979 MGB LIMTED, free flow exhaust, carpet colors
free flow exhaust, carpet colors, moss motors: Hi Mike, I never seen an MG with two color carpets (front/back). Moss Motors is pretty much the Guru on paint and carpet colors so you might ask them also. Other than what ever your local emission laws are and the cost of that change over, I can t think...

MG Car Repair: 1980 MGB Backfire, compression test results, foot on the gas
compression test results, foot on the gas, oil leak: Hi Wayne, The #2 & #3 are ok but there is too much difference between #1,4 and the other two. Be careful that you don t condemn an engine unless the compression test was done with the throttle wide open and many revolutions were run on each cylinder. In a...

MG Car Repair: 1980 mgb le in storage, british car club, ase certification
british car club, ase certification, jaguar dealer: Hi Rick, you need an experienced MG mechanic, and preferably with an ASE certification. Any good mechanic with a good ASE certification could do much of the work necessary but would be in trouble with the fuel system on this car as it is very different than...

MG Car Repair: 1972, 1275 midget question, pig tail, test bench
pig tail, test bench, car harness: Hi Nick, The tach operates by reading a magnetic field built up each time the coil is grounded. This would be difficult to duplicate outside of the car. I once considered making a test bench to test tachs but it is far easier to use the car. You don t have...

MG Car Repair: 1980 MGB, roadster factory, moss motors
roadster factory, moss motors, competition exhaust: Hi Debbie, I wish you well on your restoration project. I don t have any preference on exhaust systems. I do recommend that you look at all available before purchasing any system. There are several options available. Some aftermarket competition exhaust make...

MG Car Repair: 64 MG midget transmission problem, forward gears, oblong piece
forward gears, oblong piece, shift mechanism: If that is true you have no options because there is nothing you can do outside the trans. You can try one thing before removing the engine and trans to find the problem. Remove the tunnel carpet and remove the large cover. Forward and to the left is a sheet...

MG Car Repair: 72 MGB rear end locked up, rear brakes, wheel cylinders
rear brakes, wheel cylinders, bleeder valves: Hi Kirsten, It could be either the differential or the brakes so you need to jack the rear up and check. Most likely it is the brakes. If it is still locked up after it cools off just open one of the bleeder valves on the rear brakes, if the wheels free...

MG Car Repair: 73 MGB no key, bolt head, box key
bolt head, box key, glove box: Hi Meg, As I remember the glove box key is not the ignition key on a 73 B , so it will be necessary to remove the steering lock assembly and take it to a locksmith. It is held in by two shear off bolts. They can be unscrewed with a small chisel and a hammer...

MG Car Repair: 74 MG Midget won't start, starter solenoid, mg midget
starter solenoid, mg midget, friend tomorrow: Checking available voltage at the coil while cranking is a test to see if the load of starting is starving the coil of voltage thus causing a weak spark. The low threshold is 9v. If the coil is correct 10.5 to 11v should fire the coil ok. Even without a scope...

MG Car Repair: 74 MG midget won't start, clutch slave cylinder, dual point distributor
clutch slave cylinder, dual point distributor, ballast resistor: Wetting the plugs is an indication there is not fire or it is weak. Dry the the plugs and spin the engine a while with the plugs out to dry the combustion chambers and replace the plugs and with the choke off spray starter fluid in the intake to see if it...

MG Car Repair: 74 mg midget 1275, wheel wells, shift problem
wheel wells, shift problem, shift lever: Ok John, If the shift problem only happened after you removed and replaced the shift lever then you need to remove the console carpet and remove the shift lever hump and the shift lever. If you had removed the shift tower when you had it out there is a good...

MG Car Repair: 74 midget distributor, timing light, stampings
timing light, stampings, acceleration: Hi Rob, The difference in degrees of advance will make a difference in performance but not what you are talking about. You have something else wrong. First connect a timing light to the ignition to see if you are loosing ignition on acceleration. Howar...

MG Car Repair: Clutch Replacement on '74 Midget, clutch replacement, clutch assembly
clutch replacement, clutch assembly, straight highway: Hi Ray, While it is true that all MG Midgets require that you remove the engine to access any part of the clutch. The reason is that the car is so compact that it is impossible to get the clutch out by removing the transmission. However, if the clutch was...

MG Car Repair: Clutch slipping, mgb roadster, clutch pack
mgb roadster, clutch pack, clutch plate: Hi Allen, First thing to do is purchase a compression gauge, their not expensive.(You can even find them at Wall Mart) As long as you have any gas engines it will be needed. All piston engines only require 3 items to run. (including each cylinder) 1. Compression--(in...

MG Car Repair: clutch hydralics, clutch slave cylinder, clutch pedal
clutch slave cylinder, clutch pedal, time howard: Hi Matt, That is a clear cut one. There is a clear and open path between the slave and the reservoir when the clutch pedal is released. So if no fluid will run out of the slave line, or bleeder then either the pedal is stuck down a little, the master cylinder...

MG Car Repair: crankcase pressure, crankcase pressure, stromburg
crankcase pressure, stromburg, filter connection: Hi Doug, Either one will burn crankcase vapors, the air filter connection would be the easiest. However, unless you blocked off the case vent when you changed carb you should not have that much case pressure. You may have other problems. Do a Dry and a...

MG Car Repair: Fuel Gague, fuel gauge, good shape
fuel gauge, good shape, fuel tank: Hi Chad, The gauge sending unit is in the right side of the fuel tank and has two wires. Leave the black wire connected to it s spade connector and remove the other wire. Turn on the ignition and have someone watch the gauge. Touch the wire to ground and...

MG Car Repair: Fuel sending unit, rectangle shape, screw holes
rectangle shape, screw holes, fuel sending unit: Chad, the mounting surface should be flat with threaded holes to mount the new unit. If the screw holes match up then it is correct, if the screw holes don t match up then it is the wrong unit. The original unit was rectangle unit on a round mounting plate...

MG Car Repair: 64 MG midget transmission problem, lhd car, palm of your hand
MG Car Repair: 64 MG midget transmission problem, lhd car, palm of your hand, mgb

MG Car Repair: MG Midget no turn signals or hazard, mg midget, rocker assembly
MG Car Repair: MG Midget no turn signals or hazard, mg midget, rocker assembly, plastic cylinders

MG Car Repair: MGB fuel tank, mark iv, clue
MG Car Repair: MGB fuel tank, mark iv, clue, tad

MG Car Repair: MGB Wirering Problems, fuse block, path of resistance
MG Car Repair: MGB Wirering Problems, fuse block, path of resistance, dumby

MG Car Repair: Ignition Coil, ballast resistor, electronic ignition systems
ballast resistor, electronic ignition systems, car frame: Hi Bob, The coil number does not do me any good to ID the coil. However, I can tell you how to ID a Lucas coil for Resistor or Non-Resistor coil. (some times it is just written on the coil, either it will say 12 volts (use without a resistor) or it...

MG Car Repair: MG Generator Test, dc voltmeter, spade terminal
dc voltmeter, spade terminal, generator test: I agree, it is either rebuild time or new. Before that I would take it apart and do a few things. First clean the armature with Emory cloth and check with an ohm meter to see if the commutator has any connection to the shaft and check to see if the armature...

MG Car Repair: MG Midget no turn signals or hazard, turn signal switch, mg experience
turn signal switch, mg experience, high beams: Hi Chris, First thing is to get a service manual with a wiring diagram in it. You are correct not to spend any money on parts until you do some testing. The most common fault with turn signals is the flasher unit. The flasher unit works on resistance so to...

MG Car Repair: MGB fuel tank, fuel tank, fuel line
fuel tank, fuel line, drain plug: Hi Michael, The earlier Bs had a drain plug but I don t remember what year they stopped putting it in but I am sure the 76 didn t have one. The safest way is to siphon the fuel out as much as you can get out. A final siphon with the left side jacked up...

MG Car Repair: MGB Wirering Problems, e mail address, starter solenoid
e mail address, starter solenoid, spade connectors: Hi Jerry, The starter solenoid can only activate if the starter relay is triggered or current is applied to the starter solenoid by some other source. First look at the starter solenoid to see if it has two small flat spade connectors. If so try switching...

MG Car Repair: Speedometer Cable, speedometer cable, knurled nut
speedometer cable, knurled nut, input shaft: Hi Allen, Yes, the knurled nut should be tight. However you should check the dept of the hole that the short piece of cable or pin goes into and measure so that the pin does not bottom out when the nut is tightened. Most that I found that brakes the short...

MG Car Repair: starting problems., start ups, test light
start ups, test light, light test: Hi Andrew, The starter solenoid has two functions. One is to connect the battery to the starter motor and to connect the small gear on the starter to the flywheel ringgear. This is done by two electro magnets inside the solenoid. The first magnet is to make...

MG Car Repair: 1967 MGB - ticking sound from back of car, electric fuel pump, jet red
electric fuel pump, jet red, traditional features: Hi Jean-Marie This is one of the traditional features of an old MG. You are starting to tune in to the sounds of the car, which is one of the skills needed to drive an older car. I think what you can hear is the SU electric fuel pump, which lives...

MG Car Repair: 1973 mg midget, brake light switch, test light
brake light switch, test light, mg midget: Hi David, I always start at the load (light bulb) on a light failure, but on a brake light failure you can much easier trace the problem by starting at the brake light switch to see if it has power. Then apply the brakes and see if the power is transferred...

MG Car Repair: 1973 mg midget, charcoal canister, vent port
charcoal canister, vent port, manifold vacuum: David, that may get the engine started but that is NOT going to solve all of the problems that will come from NOT connecting up other hoses. All you have to do is connect the fuel hose and start the engine and check any lower ports on the carb for vacuum...

MG Car Repair: 1973MGB, rear wheel arch, fuel gauge
rear wheel arch, fuel gauge, ring terminal: Not sure if you are a fool or an adventure seeker, but by the time you get her home you should be able to answer that question for yourself. I think you will be proud of yourself, and driving her will put a smile on your face. It works every time for me....

MG Car Repair: 1975 mg midget, volt meter, tracer wire
volt meter, tracer wire, screw driver: If the key was on and you had no power to the coil on the (+) post, it has nothing to do with the coil. It has to do with the wiring or ignition switch. You need a wiring diagram to test the circuits up to the coil (+) post. A coil can t operate if it is...

MG Car Repair: 1976 MGB, automatic transmission fluid, clutch system
automatic transmission fluid, clutch system, shifting gears: Hi Stephanie, For a long time we used engine oil in the earlier MGBs and it worked well, When BLM took over MG they notified us at the MG dealership that we should change to gear oil. As soon as we did we were covered up with customer complaints about gear...

MG Car Repair: 1976 mg midget that won't start, coolant leak, mg midget
coolant leak, mg midget, flat battery: Hi Jill The coolant may have gone everywhere, but one thing is for sure, it will not have damaged the coil. It will probably have got inside the distributor. You need to take the cover off, dry the distributor and the inside of the cover with an absorbent...

MG Car Repair: 1976 mgb directional, connection tests, blinkers
connection tests, blinkers, new ground: Hi Tom, Even though they do not share anything on the power side, they do share a ground and that makes it possible that a bad ground could have them back tracking by way of a bad ground, trying to seek a new ground. Do your connection tests at the bulb sockets...

MG Car Repair: 1977 MG Midget, brake master cylinder, piston seal
brake master cylinder, piston seal, mg midget: Hi Janet Nice to see an owner take an interest in their car. When you say the brakes don t work, do you mean the pedal drops to the floor, or does the pedal feel normal but the car doesn t stop? If the pedal drops to the floor, then it could be a lack...

MG Car Repair: 1977 midget 1500 oil Filter, line thanks, bypass valve
line thanks, bypass valve, oil filter: Hi Bill, The filter is a spin on filter and use the recommended filter in the store s application data. But be sure it has a anti drain-back valve and a bypass valve and change it every 3000 miles or less. If you change it yourself be careful if the screw...

MG Car Repair: 1979 MGB, vacuum gauge, couple degrees
vacuum gauge, couple degrees, british cars: Hi Howie, I think you need to test exhaust back pressure. No more than 1.5 PSI is allowable. If you have a Weber carb then I take it you have a different exhaust manifold. I usually drill a hole forward of any CAT or muffler just a little smaller than the...

MG Car Repair: 1979 mg, bright sun light, combustion chambers
bright sun light, combustion chambers, engine cranks: Hi Carl, All piston engines only require three items to run with conditions on each of the three. The three are, Compression, Fire and Fuel. The conditions are, Compression -- Enough compression, 125 to 180 PSI on a compression test. Fire --- A good spark...

MG Car Repair: 1979 mg midget carb problem, combustion chambers, stop screw
combustion chambers, stop screw, fuel mixture: Hi Jimmy, An engine that does not idle well can have hundreds of possible problems. When I get a car brought in to me with that complaint I have to start from scratch. Compression test first to confirm that the combustion chambers are ok. Then I have...

MG Car Repair: 1980 mgb no turn signals or flashers, turn signals, test light
turn signals, test light, electrical problem: Hi Douglas, You need a wiring diagram to diagnose an electrical problem when any item does not work. With the diagram and a 12v test light you can trace down failed lights. If you don t have a diagram let me know and I will put one on my web site for you...

MG Car Repair: 72 midget negative tire camber, negative camber, mg midget
negative camber, mg midget, king pin: Hi Mark, Did you actually measure negative camber? Or are you basing the tire ware on negative camber? There is no adjustment to camber on an MG Midget. If you actually have negative camber it could be any of several things, loose shock mounting bolts, king...

MG Car Repair: 78 MGB GT, amp fuse, battery ignition
amp fuse, battery ignition, main beam: Hi Nigel, If you are getting 14.5 v at the battery at a fast idle then the charging system is working. We had a rule of thumb test that served us well in the dealerships I worked in, If a battery ran down over night or in a day or two we would remove a battery...

MG Car Repair: Brake fluid., mg midget, bleeder valve
mg midget, bleeder valve, bad shape: Instead of opening the bleeder valve at the caliper try opening the line fitting at the master cylinder when he pumps the pedal. If you get fluid then move down to the wheel and try bleeding more. If you get no fluid then most likely the master cylinder is...

MG Car Repair: Brake lights, haynes manuel, brake light switch
haynes manuel, brake light switch, turn signals: Hi Murray, It is not enough to check a fuse. You need to test the wires on each end of a fuse. The fuse with several green wires feeds the brake lights so you need to test the green wires for power with the key on then move to the brake light switch to see...

MG Car Repair: battery, spark plug wires, rubber bumpers
spark plug wires, rubber bumpers, wiring loom: That sounds very dangerous. Please don t spray gas around when you are using jump leads. One spark and you will have an explosion. I am not familiar with the single carburetter setup on a USA Midget, so I really can t help you much more with this...

MG Car Repair: bleeding clutch slave cylinder, clutch slave cylinder, bleeder valve
clutch slave cylinder, bleeder valve, clutch pedal: Hi Thomas, Place a pan under the slave cylinder and open the bleeder. You don t need a hose if it is difficult to manipulate. Open the reservoir filler cap. Just let the fluid drip out of the bleeder valve, don t touch the clutch pedal. When the reservoir...

MG Car Repair: brake pressure switch, differential pressure switch, brake light switch
differential pressure switch, brake light switch, mg midget: Hi Steve, If the brake differential pressure switch is leaking you either need to rebuild it or purchase a new one. Most of the parts suppliers have either the kit or a new unit. Yes there was suppose to be wires (green and green w/orange tracer wires) connected...

MG Car Repair: carb, charcoal canister, vacuum advance
charcoal canister, vacuum advance, vacuum hose: Hi David, That depends on what the function of any ports on the Weber. You need to know what each port on the Weber does. If you purchased the Weber new, that company should have supplied you with directions. If you can t get that info give me the numbers...

MG Car Repair: carbon release baring probs, clutch packs, loose bolt
clutch packs, loose bolt, clutch slave: Hi Oliver, I have installed so many clutch packs and carbon bearings that I have lost count when working in dealerships. About half of them were due to the carbon bearing ware. I don t have a picture in my head from what you said. it was installed with the...

MG Car Repair: clutch, clutch slave cylinder, clutch pedal
clutch slave cylinder, clutch pedal, drive shaft: A clutch arm will not bend itself over night so I would look at the clutch hydraulic system especially when the pedal goes to the floor. look at the rod in the clutch slave cylinder and have some one pumps the pedal. You should see the rod and clutch arm move...

MG Car Repair: coil, air gap, electric ignition
air gap, electric ignition, draw backs: Turn the engine by hand until the points are open and check the gap. Should be .015 , then turn the key on and check for power on both sides of the coil. Both should have 12 volts +. Turn the engine until the points are closed and recheck the coil. The (+)...

MG Car Repair: the diagram you sent me, mgmidget, electronic distributor
mgmidget, electronic distributor, second test: Not at all if you wire it correctly. All you need on a pointed system (Kettering System) is a power supply to the coil and a wire from the (-) side of the coil to the points. The Lucas points require a condenser in the dist. and require that the points gap...

MG Car Repair: Evaporative Loss - Liquid Loss, charcoal canister, vent hose
charcoal canister, vent hose, vacuum lines: Hi Jason, Fuel in the canister can only come from two places, the vent for the fuel tank and the vent from the carburetor float chambers. About the only way it could come from the tank is for the tank to be overfilled. The most likely is that one or both...

MG Car Repair: 1980 mgb no turn signals or flashers, turn indicators, hazard switch
MG Car Repair: 1980 mgb no turn signals or flashers, turn indicators, hazard switch, turn signals

MG Car Repair: Brake lights, hazard switch, weak point
MG Car Repair: Brake lights, hazard switch, weak point, fusebox

MG Car Repair: brake pressure switch, differential switch, brake light switch
MG Car Repair: brake pressure switch, differential switch, brake light switch, critical components

MG Car Repair: Key will not turn engine over, seat belt
MG Car Repair: Key will not turn engine over, seat belt

MG Car Repair: Steering Shaking, tyre dealer, wire wheels
MG Car Repair: Steering Shaking, tyre dealer, wire wheels, grammes

MG Car Repair: Strange clutch issue, clutch slave cylinder, clutch pedal
MG Car Repair: Strange clutch issue, clutch slave cylinder, clutch pedal, return spring

MG Car Repair: Ignition, cei system, speedy reply
cei system, speedy reply, best bet: Tom, I told you to look on the net for this aftermarket system. I looked and the first one that popped up was this page. Contact them (bottom of their page) with any numbers or a discretion of the system that has been put on your car. http://www.leanburnignition.com/cei_lbi.htm...

MG Car Repair: jump start, dzus fasteners, car electrics
dzus fasteners, car electrics, mg roadster: 1967 was a changeover year. Cars built up to GHN3 138800 were positive earth. Cars from GHN4 138801 were negative earth. If your car is positive earth, then the procedure is a bit more complicated, and it is essential that you do not allow the bodywork...

MG Car Repair: Key will not turn engine over, tracer wire, purple wire
tracer wire, purple wire, starter relay: Hi Tom, On the starter relay is a yellow w/pink tracer wire on W-1 pin. This is the trigger for the relay to operate. Apply power to that wire for the starter to operate. It comes from the sequential seat belt control unit. The seat belt and the seat switch...

MG Car Repair: MG MIDGET 1973, quarter glass, rubber seal
quarter glass, rubber seal, outer frame: Mark, if you installed the new rubber seal in the outer frame so that it sits in place into its grove then put the quarter glass with it s frame into place and lube the rubber and force the glass into place and just leave it there, the rubber will conform...

MG Car Repair: MGB Engine, spark plug wires, distributer cap
spark plug wires, distributer cap, beebe arkansas: Hi Jonathan, Sorry, I don t know anyone in AR. Your symptoms do not in any way indicate what is wrong. There is however a standard procedure to diagnose a problem engine. I learned a long time ago not to try to imagine what is wrong but to just test and find...

MG Car Repair: MGB Patrs Availability, roadster factory, moss motors
roadster factory, moss motors, toll free numbers: Hi Paul, There are many available parts including a whole body. The ones I have dealt with and can recommend are, Engel Imports, The Roadster Factory, Moss Motors, Victoria British and British Parts North West. All have web sites and toll free numbers. There...

MG Car Repair: MGB valve spring questions, cotters, spring questions
cotters, spring questions, informative answers: Hi Dan, To see which is wrong do this, Install the valve in the head and the two cotters in the collar on the valve without the spring. Then accurately measure the distance between the head and the collar part that the spring seats against. It should be...

MG Car Repair: MGBGT Kickdown cable replacement, cable replacement, transmission tunnel
cable replacement, transmission tunnel, gearbox: Hi Andre, The B with an automatic was rare here in the US too. I worked in several MG dealerships back then and I only seen one and didn t work on it. My manual shows the cable going into the top of the lip of the trans so that means you must pull the pan...

MG Car Repair: Missing timing marks, coat hanger, pulley
coat hanger, pulley, notches: Hi Keith, There is just a notch in both edges of the pulley. The timing marks are the pointers on the timing cover. Sometimes people paint the front pulley and paint or dirt fill in the notches so they are hard to see. Pull #1 spark plug and put a piece...

MG Car Repair: New alternator, time howard, heater fan
time howard, heater fan, amperage: Hi Bill, The higher amp alternator will not hurt at all. Amperage is 100% dependent on load meaning that the higher amperage will only be used when the demand dictates. If you have a car and turn on enough items like a stereo, the head lights, heater fan...

MG Car Repair: need to know, good mileage, fuel mileage
good mileage, fuel mileage, mg midget: Hi Daina, While a Midget is good on fuel mileage, it is not a highway cruiser meaning it would not be a car that you would want to drive on US expressways. The car is a fun car to drive but it is 33 years old and was designed to run on winding country roads...

MG Car Repair: Oil pressure relief valve, pressure relief valve, lhd car
pressure relief valve, lhd car, reconditioned engine: The oil pressure relief valve on an MGB is designed to operate at 40psi. The gauge is calibrated to 100psi, but only to protect the gauge, because cold oil is so thick that it can overwhelm the relief valve. I would expect a newly reconditioned engine to...

MG Car Repair: proper hookup of allison 700xr and what wires connect to which terminal on the coil, resistance ballast, ballast resistor
resistance ballast, ballast resistor, mg midgets: Hi Jim, I can tell you about MGs but I have no experience with Allison so you would need to contact Allison about that. A Ballast resistor is used with a coil that is not a 12 volt coil. Usually a 6v or 9v coil is used because when a starter is engaged,...

MG Car Repair: Red Charge light, alternator belt, volt meter
alternator belt, volt meter, hot wire: Hi Bill, When the light is on put a volt meter across the battery posts and read the voltage with the idle set high (1500 RPM) If it is not 13.8 to 14.5 v check the alternator belt and then check all cable connections, battery positive and negative including...

MG Car Repair: rough running mg midget at high speeds, fuel pressure gauge, fuel compression
fuel pressure gauge, fuel compression, mg midget: Hi Mitch, Running rough at high speeds narrows the problem down to only a thousand possible things. You will need to do some testing to get it down a little closer. All engines require three items to run and each item has conditions. 1. Compression 2....

MG Car Repair: ever running fuel pump, fuel gauge, air leak
fuel gauge, air leak, wiper arm: If it were flooding it would be running very rough at low RPM and blowing a lot of black smoke out the tail pipe. As for the gauge, you need to purchase a hydraulic fuel pressure gauge at most any auto parts store. (they are not expensive and some vacuum...

MG Car Repair: NO SPARK!, mg midget, screw driver
mg midget, screw driver, blue spark: Put the blade of the screwdriver in contact with both contacts of the points. That shorts out the points, meaning it grounds the points thus charging the coil and as you do so the screwdriver will not maintain a good short so the coil will then fire at...

MG Car Repair: Steering Shaking, mgb roadster, steering wheel
mgb roadster, steering wheel, straight line: Hi Adrian, Generally, if the wheel shakes in a circle motion, it is an out of balance front wheel/s, Unless it only shakes at 60+ when you hit a bump, then it is most likely loose play somewhere in the front steering and/or suspension. If the shaking in...

MG Car Repair: Strange clutch issue, crank shaft, diaphragm spring
crank shaft, diaphragm spring, clutch pedal: Hi Dana, You need to look at several things. Confirm that the pedal itself is not sticking, then the master cylinder or slave cylinder pistons can be in a bind enough to give you those symptoms. If non of these are binding up you need to check for end play...

MG Car Repair: spark, external amplifier, voltage amplifier
external amplifier, voltage amplifier, air gap: If you have some kind of aftermarket ignition system that has an external amplifier then you need to test the pick-up in the distributor. If it is a coil type with a reluctor you can usually test it by checking the two wires with a ohm meter. Even though you...

MG Car Repair: 1971 Turn Signal - Head Light Problem, turn signal switch, amp fuse
turn signal switch, amp fuse, inline fuse: John, there is a turn signal flasher and a 4 way flasher too. But not two turn signal flashers. The wiring diagram is just like a road map. You don t have to be an electrical engineer to read it. Just a magnifying glass sometimes and a colored pen. Most...

MG Car Repair: 1972 MG, electronic ignition systems, roadster factory
electronic ignition systems, roadster factory, moss motors: If you have the original Opus/Lucas igniter it is a wonder it still works as they were sometimes replaced several times back when the car was new. You need to move one wire at a time to see if a wire is broken inside it s insulation. Thus track down where...

MG Car Repair: 1972 MGB, speedometer gear, speedometer cable
speedometer gear, speedometer cable, overdrive transmission: Hi James, Check the the angle drive on the overdrive to see if it is rotating. This is a common failed item. There is usually never a problem with the drive gear in the overdrive itself. It is either the driven gear (available from outside of the overdrive)...

MG Car Repair: 1973 MG Midget, roadster factory, shock systems
roadster factory, shock systems, oil shocks: Hi Greg, There are other carbs and shock systems available from some of the parts distributors like Moss Motors, The Roadster Factory, Victoria British, Engel Imports and British Parts North West. They each have web sites and toll free numbers. Howar...

MG Car Repair: 1973 MG Midget-1275, panasport rims, brake master cylinder
panasport rims, brake master cylinder, clutch pedal: Hi Tom, That puzzles me too. I have not run into that before but I can tell you how I would go about locating the problem. As with any odd problem that either makes noise of does something unwanted you need to do all your testing in the condition that makes...

MG Car Repair: 1974 MGB GT Fuel/AIr Mixture at Higher RPM, fuel pressure gauge, air fuel mixture
fuel pressure gauge, air fuel mixture, fuel air mixture: Hi Rob, If the butterflies are in sync at idle, they are in sync at all RPM. If you adjusted the jets like you are suppose to by lifting the spring loaded pin under the edge of the top pot and got the correct response then the jets are set at all RPM unless...

MG Car Repair: 1974 mg, broken bolts, mg midgets
broken bolts, mg midgets, nuts and bolts: Hi John, That is a humorous question. I was able to put an engine and trans on the floor in 30 min in a dealership I worked in. (in 1967) In the early 90s I did one in my home garage (same tools) and it took me almost 3 hours. Putting one back in, usually...

MG Car Repair: 1975 Midget fuel pump, cam lobe, short arm
cam lobe, short arm, question thanks: David, think of this as you are in the Army and I am your drill instructor. When installing any cam driven pump the arm can slip off of the lobe to the front or back and if the pump is bolted up that way the arm may not climb onto the cam lobe. If you will...

MG Car Repair: 1976 mgb speedometer cable noise, loose thumb, thumb nut
loose thumb, thumb nut, speedometer cable: Hi Fran, Remove the thumb nut at the back of the speedometer and you can just pull the inner cable out all the way and you can just wipe the inner cable off with a cloth wet with any oil solvent like Mineral Spirits, kerosene, Diesel fuel or even a spray...

MG Car Repair: 1979 MG Midget, secondary windings, coil wire
secondary windings, coil wire, blue spark: Leo, the ign. light in the car has nothing to do with ignition, it is a charge light. The coil will have power on both sides of the coil if the points are open or if the points are closed then you either have dirty points or the points plate is not grounded....

MG Car Repair: 65 MGB Clutch, clutch pedal, stop signs
clutch pedal, stop signs, straight road: Hi Chris, When you say the clutch does not work, I am guessing you mean it will not release. The pedal should have only about one inch free play then feel firm and feel about the same all the way to the floor. But knowing that it has been stored for 20 years...

MG Car Repair: 73 MGB dies at idle, filter air filters, stop screws
filter air filters, stop screws, stop screw: Hi David, Each time an MG came to me in the dealership with a running problem I had to not assume anything so the first and most important thing is to check the combustion chamber by running a compression test. Be sure you hold the throttle open and turn...

MG Car Repair: 78 MGB wiring for od switch, switch wiring, fuel pump
switch wiring, fuel pump, solenoid: Hi Tammy, The manual on/off switch got it s power from the fuel pump circuit but you can power it from any Ignition-on circuit. Then from the on/off switch to the transmission 3rd/4th only switch to the OD solenoid. That s all there was to it. The OD was...

MG Car Repair: brake bleeding, bleeder valve, brake bleeder
bleeder valve, brake bleeder, master cylinder: Hi Allen, You don t want to buy anything until you find out what is wrong. I take it that the brake pedal goes to the floor. First you should confirm that the brake pedal is retracting all the way back by reaching under the pedal and pull. It should not...

MG Car Repair: Clutch, borg beck, thrust bearing
borg beck, thrust bearing, clutch pedal: Hi Frank, Unlikely installed wrong as if it were installed wrong it would not have went 400 miles, but anything is possible. Unfortunately there is not much can be done from the outside so I would first take it back to who ever installed it and get an opinion....

MG Car Repair: Co emission, air flow meter, digital volt meter
air flow meter, digital volt meter, propane torch: Hi Valle, Yes, it is possible but there has to be an over rich mixture to start with because the 0 2 sensor is just a trimmer to put a final correction on the emissions. It does not have a lot of influence like a temp sensor or air flow meter does. You can...

MG Car Repair: carbs or timing?, test light, timing light
test light, timing light, coil wire: Mike, if the jets are only two flats down I would say there is a problem either with the jets or possibly the needles are either out of position in the pistons or maybe the wrong needles or as you say, the jets and /or the needles worn badly. Something is...

MG Car Repair: FLASHERS, turn signals and break lights kaput, turn signal switch, turn signals
turn signal switch, turn signals, 4way: Hi Harvey, You can start from either end but first you need a wiring diagram. Most Lucas turn signals operate the same. The turn signal switch is powered by the flasher unit and the switch sends the power out to either the right or left turn lights. The bulbs...

MG Car Repair: Flaky MGB ignition, volt ohm meter, starter solenoid
volt ohm meter, starter solenoid, feeler gauge: Hi Billy, The coil or condenser are the most suspect with your symptoms. First test the coil to see that it is the correct coil. It should be a low ohm (6v coil) and it should be powered by the resistor wire with the key on and powered by the starter solenoid...

MG Car Repair: 1973 MG Midget-1275, clutch, mechanic
MG Car Repair: 1973 MG Midget-1275, clutch, mechanic

MG Car Repair: Where can I find a repair shop?, british car repair, import car repair
british car repair, import car repair, british car club: Hi Susan, I don t know anyone in the CT area but you should be able to locate a shop in your area by first looking in the Yellow pages under Repair garages for British car repair shops or Import Car repair shops. There are no MG dealers in the US anymore...

MG Car Repair: gear reduction starter, brown wires, battery cable
brown wires, battery cable, solenoid: Hi Jim, Your car is wired as a 76 not a 75 and the extra wire is a bypass of a resistor that powers the 6v coil for starting. You have a wiring problem because if the extra wire were not in use (as it would not be on a solenoid that was different)then the...

MG Car Repair: headlights 69 mgb, high beams, light bulbs
high beams, light bulbs, test light: Hi Peter, Use your test light to check for output power with the lights turned on at the blue w/white and the blue w/red tracer wires coming out of the dimmer switch. If you have power one each when flipping the high/low switch then check at the head light...

MG Car Repair: heater assembly, british car club, heater control valve
british car club, heater control valve, heater assembly: Hi Joe, I know what you are up against, however it has been 30 years since I worked on the 1500 Midget and that is probably longer than you seen the heater hoses connected. I dug through all my books and paper and can t find a good layout of the heater hoses....

MG Car Repair: Lucas C40 generator, hacksaw blade, scotch brite
hacksaw blade, scotch brite, bronze bushing: Hi Brian, It would pay you to have the armature tested on a growler at a generator / alternator repair shop before you put a lot of work into repairing it with bearings and cleaning up the comutator and new brushes. They can test the field coils too. They...

MG Car Repair: Master Cylindre repair, brake master cylinder, flat blade
brake master cylinder, flat blade, mg midget: Hi Hadi, If you are referring to a white plastic ring just under the retaining clip that will not come out you need to take a small flat blade screwdriver and sharpen the blade and use a hammer to chisel it into small pieces to remove it. A new one comes...

MG Car Repair: MG Midget 1500 intermittent spark at low revs, electronic ignition system, distributor caps
electronic ignition system, distributor caps, pertronix electronic ignition: Hi Mark, I learned the hard way working in dealerships that you can not assume anything. So if your car had come to me I would first run a compression test even though it has just had engine work. I would want to see at least 135 to 180 PSI and very little...

MG Car Repair: MG Midget Transmission, clutch master cylinder, clutch disk
clutch master cylinder, clutch disk, clutch system: The clutch master cylinder pumps the fluid and pressure to make the slave cylinder move the clutch release arm. If the master cylinder is not producing pressure then the clutch will not release. First check to see that there is no more than about one inch...

MG Car Repair: MGB GT Power Loss & interior steam, manifold vacuum, gt power
manifold vacuum, gt power, ok check: Hi Travis, The steam out of the defroster vents is coming from a leaking heater core. The heater core is in the black can in front of the firewall in the center. As far as the engine not pulling you need to determine if the RPM goes up and the car don t...

MG Car Repair: How to manually turn motor on 1976 MG Midget 1500cc, mg midget, question thanks
mg midget, question thanks, crankshaft: Another method of turning the engine over manually is to put the car in 4th gear with the brake off and just push on the top of the front tire. If the motor is stuck from being stored for 15 years, get two people to rock the car back and forth in gear, plugs...

MG Car Repair: mg no spark, chassis number, electronic ignition
chassis number, electronic ignition, chassis: Hi Nathan. I need more information. Please tell me the exact year and model of MG, and if possible the chassis number. The box is either a USA-only fitting or an aftermarket electronic ignition unit. Does the box look like a genuine original Lucas item?...

MG Car Repair: mgb dash wiring, model car, tc
model car, tc, wiring diagram: Hi Tony, If you are going as far as to replace a main harness it would pay you to put a dash harness in too and providing you get the correct one for the model car you have it is not hard as each wire will reach to it s position. Be sure to get a wiring diagram...

MG Car Repair: mgb transmission, starter solenoid, bendex
starter solenoid, bendex, floor pans: Hi Ray, All my info shows that the early style starter and body style (floor area and tunnel) were up to and including # 138400. The bell housing had a hole for the starter bendex to go through like an MGA did. The 138401-on were 1968 model cars that had...

MG Car Repair: Positive side of the coil, useless info, voltage sources
useless info, voltage sources, voltage wire: Corey, you are wasting your time trying to ID wires by their voltage. It takes only a minute to scratch off the paint on a wire. The 74 Midget only had one wire on the (+) side of the coil and it is colored white with no tracer color. There are two White w/black...

MG Car Repair: pcv system, crankcase pressure, outlet tube
crankcase pressure, outlet tube, pressure and volume: Hi Doug, I could not even guess at what PCV valve to use as that is dependent on the amount of crankcase pressure and volume your engine is producing. The few times I installed a PCV valve in a aftermarket manifold I used the old style MG valve used on the...

MG Car Repair: Removing Bonnet, man job, time howard
man job, time howard, delicate matter: Hi Bill, It is best to mark around the washers with a fine point marking pen, this way you don t have so much trouble adjusting the hood for alignment when you put it back on. Yes, it is best to make it a two man job as it is a hassle to do by yourself. ...

MG Car Repair: Spark plug gap theory questions, spark plug gaps, spark plug gap
spark plug gaps, spark plug gap, gap theory: Hi Dan, Some of what you say is true. As the gap becomes wider and wider it is, it does take more voltage to jump the gap. However, the firing of a coil works strange. If you have a standard coil and you have it on a scope so you can monitor the voltage that...

MG Car Repair: SU HIF 4 carburettor, mg owners club, british leyland
mg owners club, british leyland, cold start: Hi Anthony Looking at the side of the carb, the cutout in the flange of the outer part goes at about 11 O clock, which places the hole in the outer at about 4 O clock. The hole in the inner goes at about 5 O clock when shut and at 4 O clock when fully open....

MG Car Repair: solenoid, replacement solenoids, spade connectors
replacement solenoids, spade connectors, jumper wire: David, different solenoids place the spades in different locations so Top, Bottom, Right or left means nothing. If you will just do what I told you to do, you will know which terminal gets which wire. AFTER you do that you will know which terminal has power...

MG Car Repair: timing., 1975 mg midget, timing specs
1975 mg midget, timing specs, timing light: Hi Cylis, You need either a timing light or you can set the timing static using a 12v test light. First look under the hood for the timing specs as the specs under the hood over ride any quotes in the manuals. With a timing light you just clip the pick up...

MG Car Repair: vacum hose- power brake booster, power brake booster, coolant hose
power brake booster, coolant hose, vacuum hose: The one-way valve is usually screwed into the back of the booster and has about a half inch hose on it. If your new manifold does not have a large hose connection for a booster you may need to drill and tap a hole for a large fitting or find a local shop that...

MG Car Repair: Wiper motor, wiper assembly, wiper arms
wiper assembly, wiper arms, wiper motor: There are 5 wires from the car to the wiper assembly so I would guess you are inside the wiper trying to rewire the motor itself. I don t have a diagram of the internal wiring but probably do have several wiper motors. I will dig one out and look at the internal...

MG Car Repair: wiring/ no spark, spark plug wires, wiring loom
spark plug wires, wiring loom, minimum tools: Hi Cicil, Not at this point as you don t have enough info to condemn the wiring yet. The minimum tools you need is a wiring diagram and a test light. If you don t have a diagram let me know and I will put one on my web site for you to copy. Did you disconnect...

MG Car Repair: 2005- mg tf, mg sports cars, seal replacement
mg sports cars, seal replacement, oil seal: Hi Craig The gearbox should not make a grinding noise under deceleration. These gearboxes are extremely reliable and I have never come across a noisy one. I would go to a different garage (preferably an MG specialist) and ask for a second opinion....

MG Car Repair: 74 MG midgit 4 speed, thrust bearing, plate clutch
thrust bearing, plate clutch, clutch assembly: Before you start removing anything, can you get underneath and have a look at the slave cylinder? It is bolted to the side of the bell-housing between the engine and the gearbox. It is just possible that the clevis pin that holds the pushrod has sheared....

MG Car Repair: 74 midget rear brakes, rear brakes, foot brake
rear brakes, foot brake, avail: Hi Ken, You must have done something different on that side so to see just take the drums off both sides and compare the shoes and the hand brake link between the two shoes to see if the right one is different. Double check the adjustment on the left side...

MG Car Repair: My 76 Midget's Ignition problem...It's killing me!, crane cams, electronic ignition system
crane cams, electronic ignition system, amp plug: Hi Matthew, The Amp plug is most likely the Amplifier plug (three wire) that connected the wiring to the distributor. If you have an aftermarket ignition system this plug was probably removed. As far as the drive resistor , it was also used to power...

MG Car Repair: alternator problems, mgb roadster, alternator problems
mgb roadster, alternator problems, charge voltage: Hi Bob, 14.8 is a little high but it may be ok as long as it does not boil all the water out of the battery or start burning bulbs. 13.8 to 14.5 is a norm but that some times depends on the battery and the load. If it don t get any higher at RPM you may...

MG Car Repair: Coil testing/FOLLOW UP/STILL WON'T START, rubber cup, timing light
rubber cup, timing light, distributor cap: I guessed right. You have 7 gallons of bad fuel mixed with 3 gallons of new. Unfortunately, the whole lot is now ruined. You need to drain the tank by syphon. Also, you need to clear the stale fuel from the carburetter float chambers, or else it won t...

MG Car Repair: clutch bleeding, austin healy sprite, clutch cylinder
austin healy sprite, clutch cylinder, clutch pedal: Given that extra information, either the problem lies within the master cylinder, or the metal pipe has a restriction inside it, such as a piece of rubber that shouldn t be there. The slave cylinder is so simple that it should not be a problem. I can...

MG Car Repair: Dead battery/alternator, volt range, poor earth
volt range, poor earth, negative cable: Hi Dan You say your car is a 68 and has an alternator. That helps. Up to 67 they had a dynamo. As a test, switch the headlamps on and then operate the starter. Do the lights just dim a bit, or do they go out completely? If they go out, I would suspect...

MG Car Repair: engine not turning, mg midget, throttle cable
mg midget, throttle cable, plug wires: You need to confirm that the engine is not locked up by turning it over manually. If it turns over by hand and when you try to start it you get a kick back at the starter then you don t have it timed correctly or you have the plug wires crossed. Howar...

MG Car Repair: Running rough & backfiring, clamps, clamp
MG Car Repair: Running rough & backfiring, clamps, clamp

MG Car Repair: firing order, piston movement, coat hanger
piston movement, coat hanger, mg midget: Hi TJ, The firing order is 1342 as it is on all inline four cylinder car engines. As far as where #1 is in the cap, that depended on who ever was either in the engine or if someone had replaced the distributor drive gear so you can t count on it being where...

MG Car Repair: flashers, dashboard light, watt bulbs
dashboard light, watt bulbs, many cars: Hi Robert The flasher unit on an MGB is rated in Watts. It operates 2 x 21 Watt bulbs, plus a 3 Watt dashboard light. Therefore it is rated at 45 Watts. To get the Amps, just divide the watts by the voltage. 45 Watts divided by 12 volts gives you...

MG Car Repair: fuel gauge, fuel gauge, temp gauge
fuel gauge, temp gauge, tracer wire: Hi Ronnie, A rough preliminary test is to remove the power wire (Green w/black stripe)off of the sending unit with the key on and watch the gauge. It should deflect all the way (don t remember which way but that is not important). Then ground the wire and...

MG Car Repair: gear stick in the way, nosed pliers, set screws
nosed pliers, set screws, gear lever: Hi Chris Yes, you must remove the gear lever before you can extract the engine & gearbox & overdrive from the car. There is a chrome ring holding the rubber gaiter around the gear lever. This is held by 4 chromed set screws. Remove them all. Now you...

MG Car Repair: hot coil, ballast resistor, starter solenoid
ballast resistor, starter solenoid, electrical problem: Hi Joe, If you have a capacitor it was put on the car either by a previous owner or a dealer, probably as a radio suppressor and is not required. If the coil gets too hot it is either the wrong coil or it is connected up wrong or the resistor wire has been...

MG Car Repair: IGNITION / RUNNING LIGHTS, head lamps, time howard
head lamps, time howard, electrical problem: That s good as it is easier to find when the problem is consistent. Since the lights are on when they are not suppose to be on, I would trace that circuit first. Look on your wiring diagram for the dash lights circuit and trace that from any one of the bulbs...

MG Car Repair: Ignition, coil wire, battery voltage
coil wire, battery voltage, volt meter: However, you had said that the charge rate was at 14.5 v which is correct. Something is wrong if it charges ok but there is no Ign light on when the key is on but not started. It sounds like you either have a wiring problem (which I told you how to check)...

MG Car Repair: MG Problem, jumper cables, jumper wire
jumper cables, jumper wire, gauge wire: Hi Marcus, That is possible or you just damaged some wiring. You can test the generator to see if it was polarized in the wrong direction by removing the belt and make a jumper wire from a heavy gauge wire (16 ga.) with a pig tail to connect the field (small...

MG Car Repair: MGB No Spark, distributer cap, thin cardboard
distributer cap, thin cardboard, air gap: Marcello, Most electric ignition systems tell you to use a non metallic feeler gauge. If you have any feeler gauges you can just get a piece of plastic or even thin cardboard like a match book cover is about the right thickness and insert it in between the...

MG Car Repair: MGB temp gauge malfunction, barrie jones, temperature gauge
barrie jones, temperature gauge, fuel gauge: Hi Kathleen You have two separate problems here. Let s look at the gauge first. Get a helper to turn the ignition on. No need to start the engine. Unplug the green wire with a blue trace from the temperature sender and touch the wire to earth (e.g....

MG Car Repair: Midget 1500 rough running & starting when cold, compression gauge, combustion chamber
compression gauge, combustion chamber, exhaust noise: Hi Martin, Your symptoms only narrow the problem down to several hundred possible things so you must do some testing to narrow the problem to a smaller area. Any time I received a car with those type of symptoms I had to follow a procedure of tests. Even...

MG Car Repair: motor noises, crankshaft pulley, barrie jones
crankshaft pulley, barrie jones, rotor arm: Hi Jos, I can see from the video that you have removed the fanbelt, so the alternator and water pump are not turning. I have two suggestions: 1) The front crankshaft oil seal may be dry. Try putting a few drops of oil between the crankshaft pulley and...

MG Car Repair: New engine, roadster factory, moss motors
roadster factory, moss motors, plug holes: Do you mean that the starter doesn t work or the engine is locked up? Put it in 4th gear, brake off, spark plugs out and rock the car forward and back to see if the engine moves. If not spray WD-40 in the plug holes and rock the car back and forth to see...

MG Car Repair: Running rough & backfiring, bar magnets, combustion chamber
bar magnets, combustion chamber, pin test: Hi Mike, That all sounds good except it is responding backwards. A rich conditions usually gives you a increase in idle speed and a lean condition will drop the idle to a point that the engine dies. Just as an experiment, you should note where the needle...

MG Car Repair: Strange MGB Ignition Timing, weber carburetter, vacuum unit
weber carburetter, vacuum unit, alloy plate: Thanks, Bob I guess we pretty much got to the bottom of it. Sounds like you have a nice engine, with a half-race cam and raised compression. You say you have a Pertronix distributor, but your earlier question referred to a Lucas Opus distributor. ...

MG Car Repair: Strange MGB Ignition Timing?, power transistor, valve clearances
power transistor, valve clearances, original power: The UK distributor for a 1979 car with 2 SUs and no catalyst was set at 10 degrees at 1,000 rpm increasing by another 22 degrees at 5,400, totalling 32 degrees. The USA spec for a 1979 car with one Stromberg and a catalyst was 10 degrees @ 1,500 increasing...

MG Car Repair: slave cylinder and hydraulic lines, clutch pedal, slave cylinder
clutch pedal, slave cylinder, flex line: Hi Corey, It does sound like it is time to purchase a slave cylinder. As for the flex line stuck in the old slave cylinder, you may be able to use vicegrips to just loosen the line and then remove the cylinder and unscrew the cylinder off of the line then....

MG Car Repair: timing, spark plug wires, firing order
spark plug wires, firing order, rotor direction: Hi Jeff You have an MGB made in Abingdon, England sometime between September 1973 and August 1974. It was made specifically for the North American market. I really need to know the engine number in order to answer this question. It should be stamped...

MG Car Repair: wont start, wd 40, cylinder test
wd 40, cylinder test, starter fluid: Hi James, The 1275 Austin engine can have either the front cylinder called #1 but I always call the front cylinder #1. Most mechanics will tell you that the easiest engine to fix is one that won t run and the hardest one to fix is one that won t run occasionally....

MG Car Repair: 1976 midget, coil windings, air gap
coil windings, air gap, coil wire: Hi Greg, Most ignition systems like that can be tested by just confirming power to the coil and confirm no pulse at the (-) side of the coil with a test light when the engine is turned. Then disconnect the + & - wires on the coil and check the ohms across...

MG Car Repair: 1979 MGB - Starts with difficulty when engine is cold, zenith stromberg, stromberg carb
zenith stromberg, stromberg carb, russet brown: Hi Andy, Yes, the auto choke system on the Stromberg is short lived and that is why many have put the manual choke kit on or converted to some other carb. On your choke system is a wax filled bulb that pushes on a pin and the wax filled bulb is what fails...

MG Car Repair: 73 Midget, tail shaft, shift forks
tail shaft, shift forks, metal oil: That is why I asked about the lever not moving or moving and not doing anything. There are three rails, one for 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th and one for reverse. All of the rails must be in neutral for any one to be moved into any gear. That is why I wanted to know if...

MG Car Repair: '74 MG midgit, mg midgit, fm radio
mg midgit, fm radio, mgs: Hi Ryan, You don t have to do anything special. Just install it and connect it up. Only older MGs that had positive ground systems had to reverse the polarity of their systems. Your car is negative ground like all cars today so you don t have to do anything...

MG Car Repair: 74 midgit side light removal, side marker, rear lens
side marker, rear lens, midgit: Ryan, the lights on the sides are not turn indicator lights, they are only side marker lights. The front lens is obvious and held in with one screw in the front of the lens. The rear lens is held in by the rubber flange which holds the chrome bezel. Carefully...

MG Car Repair: 79 MGB battery draw, fuse one, starter solenoid
fuse one, starter solenoid, test light: Hi Tim, You could not do anything to a speaker wire to cause all that. You first need a wiring diagram for the car to start any diagnostic procedure. First disconnect one cable of the battery and charge it. Then put a 12v test light between the cable and...

MG Car Repair: Bad engine, oil filler cap, coolant level
oil filler cap, coolant level, tool trucks: The lower pressure readings cold are normal as the oil pressure can t seem to get through that little metal pipe to the gauge and I found that cold thick oil seemed to open the pressure regulator valve easier thus lowering the pressure a little. Sounds...

MG Car Repair: Clutch in Reverse (Not working), forward gears, slave cylinder
forward gears, slave cylinder, shift lever: Yes, an overdrive that is not working correctly can cause reverse not to work. If it sticks solid in OD when you try to back up it acts like the brake is on solid and it will try to stall the engine but if the OD is partially engaged it can just spin like...

MG Car Repair: Fuel pressure, fuel pressure gauge, fuel pressure regulator
fuel pressure gauge, fuel pressure regulator, electric fuel pump: Hi John, I have nothing in writing that would tell me what a downdraft Weber should use for pressure but I have checked many MGBs with several different kinds of Webers and other carbs over the years and found that all performed well with a low of 1.5 PSI...

MG Car Repair: Fuel pump, mgb roadster, vent tubes
mgb roadster, vent tubes, air vent: Hi Bob, The SU pump has the ground spade on the body of the pump and power connection is the spade connector on the plastic cap end. The two tubes are just air vent tubes and were designed to have plastic hoses attached and run into the trunk to cut down...

MG Car Repair: 79 MGB battery draw, hazard switch, positive cable
MG Car Repair: 79 MGB battery draw, hazard switch, positive cable, test light

MG Car Repair: MGB electrical (Hazard?) question, thanks for your help
MG Car Repair: MGB electrical (Hazard?) question, thanks for your help

MG Car Repair: follow-up, fuse box, light test
fuse box, light test, power drain: Andrew, How did you determine you had a power drain? Battery cable off and a test light between cable and post? (with everything turned off) If you have not tried to correct starting/charging system problem be sure to unplug the alternator when doing the...

MG Car Repair: Gauge lamp rheostat, instrument bulbs, resistance range
instrument bulbs, resistance range, radio shack: Hi Billy, I have several manuals on the B but couldn t find any quote on the resistance range. I probably have several resistors but they are packed away in boxes in a safe place. (safe from me) I did however find a quote in an OEM manual of the Wattage...

MG Car Repair: Gauges, fuel gauge, minor collision
fuel gauge, minor collision, volt meter: Hi Billy, Pick one gauge like the fuel gauge. You need to check to see if the the gauge you are going to test first has power with a volt meter. It should have about 10v key on. If not check the fusses and if all have power on both sides (Key on) then check...

MG Car Repair: Gearbox removal, tail shaft, mid 60s
tail shaft, mid 60s, rear seal: I seen it tried two times in different dealerships I worked in and they did do it, but both said they would never do it again as it took both of them much longer and with much hassle to do it. I do however think I have changed the rear seal once without removing...

MG Car Repair: HARD STARTS, stromberg carburetor, lean condition
stromberg carburetor, lean condition, compression test: Hi Jim, You have one Stromberg carburetor on this car, correct? Is the air filter in place? Your symptoms indicate a very lean condition and /or a low compression. Did you do a compression test? If so what were the readings? Do you have engine oil in the...

MG Car Repair: Heater fan, heater fan, position switch
heater fan, position switch, rocker switches: Hi Billy, The Booster blower switch is a three position rocker switch. Up for off, center for low speed and down for high speed. If you have a two position switch it is the wrong switch for the US version MGB. All of the rocker switches look alike so if you...

MG Car Repair: MG Midget Tacho calibration, double pulse, alternator belt
double pulse, alternator belt, electrical problem: Hi John, Unless you have a double ignition pulse the problem has to be in the tach itself. Find a shop with a scope to test the ignition primary circuit for a double pulse and if that is ok all I know to do is to get another tach. I have reversed polarity...

MG Car Repair: MGB battery draw, fuse box, battery cables
fuse box, battery cables, test light: Hi Aaron, I quick and simple test to see if there is a battery drain is to just remove one of the battery cables and put a 12v test light in between the cable and the post of the battery with everything turned off in the car. If it lights the light, there...

MG Car Repair: MGB electrical (Hazard?) question, starter solenoid, hazard light
starter solenoid, hazard light, electrical hazard: If your car still has the original SU fuel pump it should click not buzz. Electric pumps on just about all cars run all the time that the ignition is on. The SU pump would slow it s rate of click when the float chamber/s were full and it would finally quit...

MG Car Repair: MGB electrical relay, ballast resistor, flasher relay
ballast resistor, flasher relay, roadster factory: Hi John, A flasher relay can in no way be used as an ignition relay. It would just connect and disconnect as the bimetal strip inside heated up. The ignition relay is a four pin relay. But it is a conventional four pin relay where two pins are an electro...

MG Car Repair: Midget RVI 1433/01 tachometer, moss motors, black leads
moss motors, black leads, rvi: Hi Jim, Do you mean you put it in as a positive ground then changed it back to negative ground and the tach now does not work? I don t have nor have I run across a diagram of the tach itself. We often changed the polarity of MGs with positive ground to negative...

MG Car Repair: mg, coolant level, mgb gt
coolant level, mgb gt, coolant: Hi Bryan, You should check coolant level at least once a month. Some people check their coolant level once a week. If it is low fill it up and if it still overheats, you have a problem. It can overheat for many reasons so tests need to be run on it to determine...

MG Car Repair: mg midget, throttle shaft, vacuum leak
throttle shaft, vacuum leak, loose screws: Hi Daryll, First disconnect the throttle cable and see if it still does it to isolate the problem between the cable and pedal from the carb itself. The Stromberg carb has a decell valve on the right side close to the throttle shaft that can be a cause of...

MG Car Repair: No spark, air gap, test light
air gap, test light, blue spark: Richard, the coil does not do the switching, it is just as it s name. It is a coil, actually it is two coils close to each other. The primary windings (+ to -) posts is the primary and you should either have about 1.5 ohms (if it uses a external resistor)...

MG Car Repair: speed-& odometer, mg midget, speedometer
mg midget, speedometer, odometer: Hi Ted, If Canada does not require the box, you should be able to install the older cable which I believe had the correct ends on it. However, most of the boxes froze up that I worked on and that broke either the lower cable of the 90 degree drive on the...

MG Car Repair: starter problem midget 1500, voltage drop test, starter problem
voltage drop test, starter problem, voltage test: Hi Frank, Unless the compression has been jacked up extremely high the lower amp hour batteries should have worked. You need to do a voltage drop test on the power cable and the grounds to see what is wrong. Also do a voltage test on the battery and see...

MG Car Repair: 1966 MGB vented gas cap, weight oil, gas cap
weight oil, gas cap, carbs: Hi Janet, Straight 30 is ok for the gearbox and 3 in 1 in the carb pots is also ok unless you get a hesitation on a quick throttle opening. If so you should switch to a thicker oil than 3 in 1. The oil in the top of the carbs is a shock oil to prevent the...

MG Car Repair: 1966 MGB vented gas cap, gas cap, gas fumes
gas cap, gas fumes, valve train: Hi Janet, If he put on a non vented cap it can effect the way the engine runs by making it difficult for the fuel pump to supply fuel to the carburetors. The 66 B did not have a vented tank so it needed a vented cap. Easy test is to remove the cap (when the...

MG Car Repair: 1970 MGB GT Overheat., hydraulic gauge, low oil pressure
hydraulic gauge, low oil pressure, coolant level: Hi Ted, I thought i answered this one but it is showing up as still pending so here it is again. Low oil pressure is an indication of a bearing problem but to be sure you should connect a known good hydraulic gauge to the engine. connection is at the right...

MG Car Repair: 1973 mg midget, release bearings, slave unit
release bearings, slave unit, cylinder rod: Bob, if someone has been welding on the slave cylinder rod then you must find a new rod. You MUST not have to force the arm to get the clevis pin in. The rod was lengthened at one time as I told you people did to correct for worn out release bearings. ...

MG Car Repair: 1976 Spitfire, point type distributor, moss motors
point type distributor, moss motors, electronic ignitions: Hi Terry, The Spitfire never had an MG engine. (Austin engine) The MG Midget did however have the Spitfire engine (Standard engine)from 1975 on to 79, and it could be put in a Spitfire with no problems. Yes, a pointed distributor could be put in any of the...

MG Car Repair: 74 midgit rear spring replacement, polyurethane bushings, bolts and nuts
polyurethane bushings, bolts and nuts, rear shackles: Hi Ryan, They told you that because many times the U bolt threads are rusted and the U bolts have been strained and subject to breakage. The rear shackles are also subject to rust and ware. You should inspect all the mounting bolts for ware and rust as...

MG Car Repair: Backfire through front carb on 1965 MGB, float chamber, small spring
float chamber, small spring, compression test: Hi Jim, First thing to do is a compression test. Throttle wide open and at least 4 or 5 revolutions on each cylinder. 135 to 180 PSI on each cylinder with little difference between each. If that is OK check the ignition timing and clean all the spark plugs....

MG Car Repair: Bugeye transmission, smooth case, shift lever
smooth case, shift lever, syncros: Hi Gary, First gear didn t have a syncro in those old gearboxes but second did and if you are getting a lot of grinding going into first and the idle is down below 1000 RPM then you don t have a clutch that is properly set up as you call it. Even if the syncros...

MG Car Repair: converting 2 mg batteries to one?, many cars, mgb
many cars, mgb, power cable: Hi Carol, Yes it is a common modification. I have seen many different versions. The easiest probably is to just modify the back of one of the boxes so a 12v will fit. Other options are to run the power cable into the trunk and put the battery in the trunk...

MG Car Repair: Early D overdrive wiring, overdrive units, vacuum switch
overdrive units, vacuum switch, british cars: Hi Robert, I have seen many cars bypassing the vacuum switch. Also many even bypass the 3/4 trans switch. However, the 3/4 switch is very important because without it you can engage reverse and I have put new overdrives in several Healeys when they backed...

MG Car Repair: 1973 mg midget, friction disc, friction material
MG Car Repair: 1973 mg midget, friction disc, friction material, disc clutch

MG Car Repair: Gas Guage Not Working, tank guage, sensor side
tank guage, sensor side, wd 40: Hi Bradley, That is possible but the problem is most likely a rusted sending unit. It is a common fault on these cars. I have found that I was able to save about 50% of them by removing them and spray the arm and unit with WD-40 and slowly work the arm back...

MG Car Repair: Hazard warning fuse, amp fuse, amp fuses
amp fuse, amp fuses, brown wires: James, the fuse was to protect the wiring harness not the flasher so a 35 amp will work fine because any short in any wire on an MG (other than radio) will blow a 35 amp fuse before melting any wire. The large brown wires should have 50 amp fuses so as not...

MG Car Repair: MG Midget ignition timing, fan blade, test light
fan blade, test light, mg midget: Hi Charles, There are wrenches that fit the front bolt on the crank but while working in MG dealerships we just removed the spark plugs. (we usually had them out anyway doing a tune-up) Put the car in 4th gear w/ hand brake off and you can easily rotate...

MG Car Repair: MGB RADIATOR REPLACEMENT, radiator replacement, jaguar owners
radiator replacement, jaguar owners, mgb roadster: Hi John, To fill it quicker just remove the upper hose from the head and fill it into the radiator until you can t get any more in and attach the hose and finish by filling the expansion tank. Total capacity should be 14.4 US pints. So you can figure how...

MG Car Repair: Midget Brakes, frozen handbrake, rear drums
frozen handbrake, rear drums, rear brakes: Hi Paul, Address the brake light first. Turn the key on and look at the brake lights to see if they are still on with the key on. If not, pump the brake pedal hard then check again. If they are on, loosen a brake line at the master cylinder to relieve any...

MG Car Repair: mgb, stromberg carburetor, letter designations
stromberg carburetor, letter designations, stale gas: You need a wiring diagram to trace out circuits as rewiring a whole car on this program would take a life time. If you don t have one let me know and give me an e-mail address and I will e-mail one to you. Then as you proceed if you get into trouble on a specific...

MG Car Repair: mgb, weber carbs, infinite lack
weber carbs, infinite lack, vacuum advance: It depends on what Weber you have. Some Weber carbs had an external plug in the lower part of the float chamber that held the jet. If it is one of these you can just remove the plug and drain the float chamber. If not, you would have to either remove the top...

MG Car Repair: mgb coil spark, ballast resistor, pig tail
ballast resistor, pig tail, point gap: Hi Jim, Do you mean you have points in the distributor? If so you need to do a couple of tests. Remove the dist. cap and rotor and look at the points and rotate the engine until the cam opens the points. Check the point gap (.015 ) Now, turn the ignition...

MG Car Repair: Non MG, holden vr, oil service
holden vr, oil service, limited slip: Hi Ben, You can not ware oil out, all you can do is contaminate it. So if you have run through deep water or have never changed it, or you don t know the true history of the vehicle, it would not hurt to change it. But rear end differential oil does not...

MG Car Repair: removal of rear half axles, air impact wrench, cotter pin
air impact wrench, cotter pin, nuts and bolts: You can remove the axle and hub out of the differential by removing the four nuts and bolts holding the brake backing plate on. This will allow your to extract the axle hub and all from the housing. However, if you want to remove the large nut on the end of...

MG Car Repair: SD1 gearbox, triumph tr 7, mgb gt
triumph tr 7, mgb gt, speed gearbox: Hi Billy, I have some experience with the Triumph TR-7 5-speed box (as I understand it is the same as the Rover 5-speed box) As far as needed modification to the tunnel, it depends on what engine you plan to use and the engine location. Also what bellhousing...

MG Car Repair: Starter, brown wires, metal cans
brown wires, metal cans, starter relay: The starter relay should be on the right fender valance and it should have four pins labeled C-1 , C-2 , W-1 & W-2 There will be a double brown wire connected to C-1 , A white w/brown tracer on C-2 , a double white w/red tracer on W-1 and a black...

MG Car Repair: Starter, electronic fuel injection, starter solenoid
electronic fuel injection, starter solenoid, line mechanic: Hi Bob, The intermittent electrical problem to any mechanic has always been a problem because you have to have it in the failed mode to test and track down the problem. You have three main areas in the starter system to look at first are, the starter,...

MG Car Repair: starter solenoid MGB, starter solenoid, starter shaft
starter solenoid, starter shaft, brown wires: Hi Greg, The starter solenoid mounted on the starter where one post of the solenoid is attached to a short tab coming out of the starter motor and the other post is for the battery cable and several brown wires. If you engaged the piston of the solenoid...

MG Car Repair: third gear noise when accelerating, transmission gearbox, pitched whine
transmission gearbox, pitched whine, gear noise: Hi Fred, If you have oil in the box there is nothing you can do outside of the gearbox and the only way you will know exactly what is wrong is to take the gearbox apart to see. Just before you remove the box check the mainshaft nut (if it is not an overdrive...

MG Car Repair: turn signals/brake lights, voltage drop test, turn signals
voltage drop test, turn signals, light assembly: Since you are familiar with the voltage drop test you should look at the wiring diagram and see if both share the same power supply. I am sure they share the same ground so check it too as a voltage drop test must include the ground circuit also. Do a voltage...

MG Car Repair: Wonky power, gasket leaks, light flickers
gasket leaks, light flickers, vacuum leak: Hi Ted, The ignition light has nothing to do with ignition, it is a charge light so you should put a volt meter across the battery for that. Engine off read battery voltage then start the engine and set the idle at a fast idle and read voltage. It should...

MG Car Repair: 1965 MGB Brakes stick, flex hoses, mechanical faults
flex hoses, mechanical faults, cylinder problem: Hi Jim, Brakes can stick either by hydraulics or by mechanical faults so you need to do a simple test. Jack up the front and have someone pump up the brakes hard and you try to rotate the wheel and have them release the brake by sliding their foot off of...

MG Car Repair: 1972 MG Migit, mg migit, battery cables
mg migit, battery cables, test light: First rough test to see if something is draining battery is to remove one of the battery cables and connect a 12v test light between the cable and the battery post with everything turned off. If the test lights lights brightly you have a drain. If it don t...

MG Car Repair: 1977 MGB starting circuit trouble shooting, solenoid switch, starter solenoid
solenoid switch, starter solenoid, screw driver: Hi Chris, The shorting with the screwdriver had nothing to do with your problem other than damage your screwdriver and the battery cable that contacted the screwdriver. All electrical problems need to be diagnosed like a road map. Start at the battery...

MG Car Repair: 1978 MGB ignition wiring, mgb gt, fuse box
mgb gt, fuse box, electrical malfunction: Hi Gregg, That fuse is powered by the ignition switch relay. To confirm that is the problem, run a temporary jumper in the fuse box to the dead fuse to see if everything operates. If so disconnect the the jumper and put a 12v test light on the white wire...

MG Car Repair: 1979 MGB, compression gauge, hazard flashers
compression gauge, hazard flashers, auto parts store: Hi Howie, One thing at a time as each may not be short quick fixes. Any time an MG or any car came to me with a starting and idle problem I had to follow a test procedure. First do a compression test to confirm that the engine is ok. Be sure to hold the...

MG Car Repair: 71 MGB temperature sending unit, temp gauge, temperature sending unit
temp gauge, temperature sending unit, voltage stabilizer: Hi Rob, The temp sending unit is in the head at the front of the engine on the right hand side. Also be aware that there is a voltage stabilizer that powers the gauge and it is either located on the back of the instruments or on the fire wall behind the instruments....

MG Car Repair: 75 mg midget wont start, piston engines, combustion chamber
piston engines, combustion chamber, combustible fuel: You can do a rough check for spark by removing a spark plug and place the plug on the wire and lay it on a metal part of the engine. Then put your thumb over the plug hole and have someone spin the starter. The compression will cause your thumb to make a...

MG Car Repair: 76 MG Midget no spark, ballast resistor, air gap
ballast resistor, air gap, single spark: Hi Scott, If you have a ballast resistor then you must have a coil to match and it must be wired in series with the resistor. The igniter (no matter what brand) has to connect the coil to ground and then break the circuit to make the field in the coil collapse...

MG Car Repair: Brake lights and turn signals, fuse panel, test light
fuse panel, test light, little car: Hi David, The stop lights, turn signals and other items are powered off of a fuse in the fuse panel. Use a test light and see that the fuse with all the green wires on one end is Hot with the key on. (Check the wire ends on both ends of the fuse not just...

MG Car Repair: Coil weak spark stops running, knuckle heads, coil wire
knuckle heads, coil wire, ohm meter: Robert, you lost me. what was the question? If it was about the starter relay, if you have to jiggle the wires on the relay to get it to work you need to check to see that the connections are tight and clean. If they are you must have a bad relay. Howar...

MG Car Repair: Coil weak spark stops running, starter relay, hot wire
starter relay, hot wire, running one: Robert, you can t skip important things and think you are going to diagnosis a problem. The chances of finding three coils that all have dead shorts between the two posts is out of sight. Your ohm meter is either no good or you have it set on the wrong scale....

MG Car Repair: Damper oil, lean side, engine oil
lean side, engine oil, damper: Hi Colin, Yes, you can use engine oil, which I like to use. Some mechanics use transmission fluid. It is, as it s name implies, a damper or shock. The oil serves three purposes. It lubes the slider, dampens the short pulses the vacuum provided at idle and...

MG Car Repair: Electrical, e mail address, gas gauge
e mail address, gas gauge, fuel gauge: Hi Sean, There were a lot of different kinds and year model MGs so you will have to narrow it down a little for me. However, none of them powered the wipers with the voltage stabilizer and most MGs powered two gauges with the stabilizer so if you only have...

MG Car Repair: electrical, e mail address, gas gauge
e mail address, gas gauge, fuse box: Hi Sean, You need to take a test light and start testing the green wires from the fuse box as that is the power wire for several accessories. You need a wiring diagram to work with so you can see what circuits you are testing. If you don t have one let me...

MG Car Repair: electronic distributor installation, stock distributor, electronic distributor
stock distributor, electronic distributor, mg midget: Hi Mitch, I don t know anything about what ever kind of ignition system you have purchased, however, most aftermarket ignition systems that I have looked at, when they have only two wires they connect the two wires to each side of the coil and the only wire...

MG Car Repair: 71 MGB temperature sending unit, guages, mgb
MG Car Repair: 71 MGB temperature sending unit, guages, mgb, glitch

MG Car Repair: Brake lights and turn signals, brake light switch, clutch cylinder
MG Car Repair: Brake lights and turn signals, brake light switch, clutch cylinder, master cylinder

MG Car Repair: Electrical, voltage stabilizer, fuel gauge
MG Car Repair: Electrical, voltage stabilizer, fuel gauge, fuse box

MG Car Repair: Gas milage verses damper oil weight, best fuel mileage, better mileage
best fuel mileage, better mileage, test tanks: Hi Stephen, The damper oil weight only effects a quick throttle movement so if you are on and off the throttle a lot a thicker oil will give you a richer mixture. At a steady speed the damper is not in use and has no effect at all. As far as mixture goes...

MG Car Repair: MG bogging down at high rpms, sheet metal screw, vacuum gauge
sheet metal screw, vacuum gauge, pressure gauge: The test is the only sure way to know. If you want to by pass that test you can test Ignition by connecting a timing light to the coil wire and put the timing light under a wiper arm and tape it in place and tape a piece of card board over the light end so...

MG Car Repair: MG Midget rear springs, u bolts, light car
u bolts, light car, mg midget: Hi Randy, Yes, it could be the front springs. If you don t have available a set of race car scales to test with you can just switch right to left on the front springs to see if that is the problem. keep in mind that the Midget is a light car so driver weight...

MG Car Repair: MGB Fuel gauge won't operate, voltage stabilizer, gauge needle
voltage stabilizer, gauge needle, fuel gauge: Hi Gene, If the other gauge works normal the voltage stabilizer is probably ok as you have indicated. A rough but effective test of a gauge we used in the dealerships was to just turn on the ignition switch then remove the wire from the sending unit and the...

MG Car Repair: mgb clutch, tight bind, clutch master
tight bind, clutch master, clutch pedal: Have someone pump up the clutch pedal and release it. Then feel the slave cylinder rod and the clutch arm to see if it is free or in a tight bind. You should be able to force the arm and rod into the slave cylinder with only a little effort. If it can t be...

MG Car Repair: misfire and backfiring, vacuum gauge, vacuum test
vacuum gauge, vacuum test, manifold vacuum: Hi Cale, You need to do a manifold vacuum test. Put a vacuum gauge on the intake and run a long hose out from under the hood and put the gauge under a wiper arm so you can read the gauge. Then drive the car again up to it s speed that it levels off at and...

MG Car Repair: Replacing door seal 1969 MGB, door latch, rear fender
door latch, rear fender, striker plate: Hi Tony, Yes, a new seal will make it harder to close the door until the seal gets compressed for a while. But, you can look at the surface of the door as it matches the surface of the rear fender. If it is in further than the fender you can adjust the striker...

MG Car Repair: no spark, spring tension, 12 volts
spring tension, 12 volts, midget: Hi Peter, Turn the engine until the points are closed and check for voltage on both sides of the coil. At that point you should have voltage on the power side and none on the points side. If you do have voltage at the points side and the points when the points...

MG Car Repair: turn signal and gas gauge u/s, gas gauge, turn signals
gas gauge, turn signals, turn signal: Hi Bruce, You need to look at your wiring diagram of what ever kind of MG you have and see if both items share a fuse. However most kinds of MGs power two gauges from one source and if it were a common fuse you would have lost two gauges. If you will tell...

MG Car Repair: 1965 MGB no lights, turn signal, left turn signal, aluminum valve
left turn signal, aluminum valve, windshield wipers: Hi Jim, I will have to write a book to cover all of your questions so we need to just cover one at a time. Even though the 65 B has a case vent on the side of the engine, it is not enough so if it were mine I would drill and tap a threaded hole in the...

MG Car Repair: 1965 MK1 MGB Roadster Indicator Switch, turn signal switch, roadster factory
turn signal switch, roadster factory, moss motors: Hi Allen, If you are talking about the turn signal switch? As I remember, all are the same from 63 to 67 and I doubt you will find any components for the switch. You should be able to locate a new switch from one of the parts suppliers like, The Roadster...

MG Car Repair: 1966 MGB GT loss of oil, oil pressure gauge, pressure relief valve
oil pressure gauge, pressure relief valve, oil leaks: Ok Barry, let me know what you find. In the dealerships I learned to not try to guess what was wrong and run tests to either show what was wrong or run tests that isolated the problem into a small area. This was true in mechanical, electrical or hydraulic...

MG Car Repair: 1969 MGB, brake light switch, jumper wire
brake light switch, jumper wire, fuse box: Hi Jonathan, You need a test light to follow the circuits as the horn and the brake lights have nothing to do with each other and are on different circuits. First check for power at the fuse box on the green wires and on the purple wires with the key on....

MG Car Repair: 1971 MG Miget, light rust, wd 40
light rust, wd 40, mg miget: Hi Mark, Yes, rust on the cylinder walls is the most likely cause. Get a can (not spray can) of something like WD-40 from any auto parts store and put about a quarter to a half of a cup in each spark plug hole and just let it sit for a few days. Then lay...

MG Car Repair: 1974 MGB, battery changeout, backyard mechanic
battery changeout, backyard mechanic, blown fuse: The little light is the exciter wire for the alternator and when the key is on, power is supplied to the light and the light is grounded in the alternator when there is no charge. With the key off there should not be any power supplied to the light from the...

MG Car Repair: 1974 MGB - clutch problem?, clutch fluid, clutch pedal
clutch fluid, clutch pedal, hydraulic problem: Hi Mark, It is most likely a clutch hydraulic problem. First check the clutch fluid (DOT 4) and check the clutch pedal for free play and feel. It should only have about one inch of free play and feel firm as soon as the one inch of free play is passed. There...

MG Car Repair: 1975 mgb Distributor vacum advance, vacuum advance, manifold vacuum
vacuum advance, manifold vacuum, bentley service: Hi Mike, According to the manual, the 75 MGB had a vacuum advance unit fitted but it was not connected. They depended completely on the initial advance setting and the centrifugal advance. I don t remember it that way but the Bentley service manual clearly...

MG Car Repair: 1976 MGB wiring issues, replacement solenoids, spade terminals
replacement solenoids, spade terminals, spade connectors: Yes Paul, I think all of that has combined to make up your electrical problems. You need a wiring diagram and start at the battery and correct everything from there out. Remove all the fuses and correct the battery leads then install one fuse at a...

MG Car Repair: 1976 Midget (1500), bright sun light, coil wire
bright sun light, coil wire, blue spark: With no spark you first need to look in the distributor to see what kind of ignition system you have. The original system most likely has been replaced with either an aftermarket electronic ignition or even a contact pointed system. Let me know. Also you...

MG Car Repair: 1978 MGB, inertia switch, charcoal canister
inertia switch, charcoal canister, gas gauge: Donna, the only cut off for the fuel pump is the inertia switch and it just cuts off power to the pump in the case of a hard bump on the front or rear of the car. The only other cut off valve is connected to the charcoal canister to apply vacuum to the float...

MG Car Repair: 1978 MGB not starting, sun light, mgb
sun light, mgb, rotor: If you don t have access to a scope, the only test you can do is a rough test of connecting a plug wire to a plug and lay the plug on a metal part of the engine and spin the engine with the starter and watch the spark (not in the sun light) The spark should...

MG Car Repair: 1978 mgb zenith/stromberg gas mileage, zenith stromberg, vacuum test
zenith stromberg, vacuum test, vacuum advance: Dan, the easiest way to tell if it is a retard unit on the dist is to look where the vacuum port is located on the vacuum unit. If it is out on the end of the diaphragm pointed away from the dist it is a vacuum advance unit, but if the port is pointed back...

MG Car Repair: 1980 MGB Transmission Oil Leak, heater control valve, loose nut
heater control valve, loose nut, weep hole: Unfortunately there is not much that can be done to a gearbox without removing the engine. The heater control valves are not noted for going bad compared to other cars but I guess they are short lived compared to some parts of the car. I don t know of any...

MG Car Repair: 1980 MGB Transmission Oil Leak, weep hole, transmission shop
weep hole, transmission shop, bottom plate: If you opened the fill plug after you had the engine installed and let any excess drain, you are ok on the possible overfill . Proceed with washing the trans down with any detergent or a spray can of Gunk works well. Then hose it down with water and let...

MG Car Repair: 69 mg midget clutch problem, clutch components, release bearings
clutch components, release bearings, plate clutch: Hi Max, The early Midgets & Sprites used three different release bearings depending on which transmission was in the car and many had mismatched transmissions. The difference between each release bearing was the position of the side pegs. The oldest one had...

MG Car Repair: 75 mgb misfiring, compression test, mgb
compression test, mgb, revolutions: Hi Dermot, On any misfire you need to confirm that the engine is good first with a compression test. be sure the throttle is wide open an at least 4 or 5 revolutions on each cylinder. Let me know the results. Then we will precede to the next test. Howar...

MG Car Repair: 78 MGB wiring harness, service interval, door buzzer
service interval, door buzzer, question thanks: I believe the Service Interval unit was just a warning light as I remember. As long as you don t let the wires short out You should be ok with them as is. I have looked through everything I have and I can t find the location of the diode either and I don t...

MG Car Repair: 78 MGB, spark plug wire, piston engines
spark plug wire, piston engines, loose plug: Hi Donna, All piston engines only require three things to run, Compression, Fire and Fuel. However, they have conditions on each. Compression ---- Enough compression, 125 to 170 PSI on each cylinder. Fire ------ Good spark (A thick blue spark) at...

MG Car Repair: 79 Midget, zenith stromberg, vacuum gauge
zenith stromberg, vacuum gauge, manifold vacuum: Run the vacuum hose out from under the hood and put it under a wiper blade so you can see it when driving and having the problem. It useless info after you stop and raise the hood. It is also possible that you have a fuel starvation problem so you may need...

MG Car Repair: Awakening from a long sleep, front wheel bearings, grease fittings
front wheel bearings, grease fittings, rear shoes: Hi Billy, Generally you should do as follows if the car has been stored for 10 years. Inspect all belts and hoses for cracks etc and repair as necessary. Change all fluids, gas, coolant, engine oil, transmission oil, differential oil and brake fluid....

MG Car Repair: alternators, roadster factory, moss motors
roadster factory, moss motors, belt tension: Hi Aaron, You should test the alternator before condemning it. Just first check belt tension and if that is tight put a volt meter across the battery posts and read the battery voltage then start the engine and set the idle at a fast idle (1500 RPM) and read...

MG Car Repair: Car Stalls Overheating Coil, spring fever, car stalls
spring fever, car stalls, mgb: If the coil is a 1.5 ohm, it should not be bad so you need to replace the resistor wire that powers the coil. If you have a coil that is failing, test the ohms at the time of failure to see if the ohms have changed and tell me what the reading is. Howar...

MG Car Repair: Cleaning brakes, flap type, rear drums
flap type, rear drums, coat hanger: Hi Billy, On the disks just remove the caliper and hang it by a coat hanger or such so as not to put a strain on the flex hose and use a flat sanding disk in a drill. This will automatically spin the disk so you will get a even clean off of all the rust on...

MG Car Repair: Coil weak spark stops running, resistor circuit, starter solenoid
resistor circuit, starter solenoid, hot run: The regulator is inside the alternator and the Full Field is a test also to isolate a charging system failure between an alternator or regulator failure. If you run the test and you get 15 volts at 2000 RPM it indicates a failed regulator. However an alternator...

MG Car Repair: Coil weak spark stops running, external resistor, ohm meter
external resistor, ohm meter, volt meter: No power in the crank position and no power in the Ign. position either, correct? You need a wiring diagram to work on the electrical system. However the power comes from a small flat spade connector on the starter solenoid. There should be two flat spade...

MG Car Repair: Coil weak spark stops running, golden anniversary, shoregroup
golden anniversary, shoregroup, starter relay: A coil should get warm when in use but not too hot to keep your hand on it. The starter relay only operates the starter solenoid and has nothing to do with the ignition. The solenoid is suppose to connect the battery to the starter motor and connect a direct...

MG Car Repair: coolant leak?, cylinder head gasket, coolant leak
cylinder head gasket, coolant leak, car specialist: Hi Steve, I can t comment on what he did or didn t do but any time I put a head gasket on any car I made it a practice to replace the thermostat regardless weather the thermostat was attached to the head as most are. The thermostat housing leak should be...

MG Car Repair: Fuel pump or fuel tank?, charcoal canister, infinite lack
charcoal canister, infinite lack, vent line: Sometimes you can use an old speedometer cable in a drill motor to clean out lines. However, there may be something in the fuel tank too. In a dealership we have had to have tanks cleaned out. Some radiator shops do it. You can inspect a part of the tank by...

MG Car Repair: Fuel tank sending unit, fuel tank sending unit, voltage stabilizer
fuel tank sending unit, voltage stabilizer, fuel gauge: Hi Bob, First take the colored wire off the sending unit and with the key on note that the needle deflects all the way in one direction and then ground the wire and the needle should deflect all the way in the other direction. This is a rough test of the...

MG Car Repair: 1974 MGB - clutch problem?, clutch components, bell housing
MG Car Repair: 1974 MGB - clutch problem?, clutch components, bell housing, good shape

MG Car Repair: 1978 mgb zenith/stromberg gas mileage, vacuum advance, mgb
MG Car Repair: 1978 mgb zenith/stromberg gas mileage, vacuum advance, mgb

MG Car Repair: Lights make car quit running, fuel guage, volt meter
fuel guage, volt meter, meter test: Hi Rick, Since you don t have a history on the car you need to start from scratch. You should be able to make the repairs yourself but you need a few tools. A volt meter, test light, wiring diagram of the car and standard hand tools. The volt meter and test...

MG Car Repair: MGB Clutch not working, clutch master cylinder, dot 4 brake fluid
clutch master cylinder, dot 4 brake fluid, clutch disk: Hi Michael, The clutch release system has a clutch master cylinder and a slave cylinder. First check the clutch master cylinder reservoir for fluid and if it is low add DOT 4 brake fluid and pump the clutch with long slow strokes. If it was low look at the...

MG Car Repair: mgb poorly, inexpensive options, hi aaron
inexpensive options, hi aaron, drivers seat: Hi Aaron, The best is to cut out the old floor and replace it with one from one of the MG parts suppliers but you said inexpensive options so I take it that is not an option. The most inexpensive way to fix the problem would be to unbolt the seat and get...

MG Car Repair: oil cooler lin remval, c spanner, filter canister
c spanner, filter canister, oil line: Hi Carl, You are not making yourself clear. Do you mean you can t find a wrench to fit it or you can t seem to get to the hose fitting or do you mean the adapter that connects the hose to the block? The only dangerous part to remove is the hose from the cooler...

MG Car Repair: Shut off problem, oil pressure switch, charcoal canister
oil pressure switch, charcoal canister, emmission control: Hi Randy, The 76 Midget like most of the emmission control cars has leaned out the mixture and over heated the combustion chamber in attempts to clean up exhaust emmissions. This produces the dieseling you are experiencing. This is preignition/detonation...

MG Car Repair: Starter motor won't disengage, brake master cylinder, starter solenoid
brake master cylinder, starter solenoid, starter relay: Brad, unplug the brake pressure warning switch from the bottom of the brake master cylinder. Then unplug the white W/red tracer double wire from the starter relay. Turn the key on and with a test light or volt meter test the double white w/Red wire you pulled...

MG Car Repair: Starting issue, electronic fuel pump, issue question
electronic fuel pump, issue question, style replacement: It all boils down to the fact that if the carb is flooding, the fuel comes out the overflow. I have seen needle and seats that looked good but would still flood. With the float top off I would draw the air out of the fuel port by mouth and move the needle...

MG Car Repair: Starting MGB after setting up for a while, starter fluid, fuel hose
starter fluid, fuel hose, compression test: Hi Lynn, The oil in the top of the carb is a shock to stop the piston from jumping up and down at idle and to restrict it s lifting too quick on a quick throttle opening, thus acting like an accelerator pump on a conventional carb and to lube the shaft the...

MG Car Repair: transmission/clutch problem, clutch pedal, car idling
clutch pedal, car idling, gear oil: One other problem we noted in the dealerships is that BLM told everyone to use gear oil in the trans and we noted that the syncros didn t work well with gear oil so we went back to engine oil in the trans which made the syncros work much better. Howar...

MG Car Repair: water pump, clutch fan, fan clutch
clutch fan, fan clutch, mg midget: Hi Kevin, The fan clutch is pressed on a crushable sleeve. If you don t have the special tool to remove it and it is bad You can drive a wedge in behind it to force it off. The crushable sleeve can not be reused but one is usually supplied with a new fan...

MG Car Repair: 1968 MGB turn signals, turn signal switch, voltage stabilizer
turn signal switch, voltage stabilizer, fuel gauge: Hi Steven, Go to the flasher unit and with a test light or volt meter, test the green wire for power with the key on. This will confirm that you have power from the instrument voltage stabilizer. If you didn t than your fuel gauge would not work. Next...

MG Car Repair: 1973 mgb, manifold vacuum, vacuum advance
manifold vacuum, vacuum advance, initial timing: Andre, it sounds like your timing is set wrong (if you do have a vacuum retard unit on the distributor) Only vacuum retard units are connected to manifold vacuum and the fact that it speeded up to 1000 RPM with the vacuum removed is a conformation that...

MG Car Repair: 1976 MGB will not start, inertia switch, stale gas
inertia switch, stale gas, tank lines: Hi Harry, If the car sat for a year you will need to drain the stale gas out of the tank, lines and carburetor and put fresh gas in. The fuel pump is electric and when it is operating it makes a clicking noise. The pump is mounted in the right rear just behind...

MG Car Repair: 1976 MGBGT Engine will not start, air gap, lucas unit
air gap, lucas unit, vacuum unit: John, the power comes direct to the coil when in the start position and it comes by way of a resistor wire when in the run position so what you see is normal. The ignitor is the large box on the distributor that supports the vacuum advance unit. This...

MG Car Repair: 1976 mgb running rough, fuel pressure gauge, vacuum gauge
fuel pressure gauge, vacuum gauge, manifold vacuum: HI Harold, When an engine has a problem at speed and not at low RPM, you need to look at two items. When you are at speed, the fuel use is high and the exhaust flow is very high so a problem in either will cause problems. To know for sure if it is a fuel...

MG Car Repair: 1976 Won't turn over, spark plug leads, starter solenoid
spark plug leads, starter solenoid, engine cranks: When the points are open and the key on you should have full battery voltage on the negative post (white w/black tracer wires) The fact that you don t indicates you have a dead short to ground and since you just installed points, this is the most likely place...

MG Car Repair: 1977 MGB cluch pedal problem, clutch master cylinder, bleeder valve
clutch master cylinder, bleeder valve, clutch system: Hi Doug, It is sometimes difficult to bleed the air out of a clutch system because the line from the master to the slave is large and you are trying to bleed downward. Each time you pump up the master and open the bleeder on the slave the air moves partway...

MG Car Repair: 1977 MGB Wont start after jumping battery, voltage drop test, ground cables
voltage drop test, ground cables, battery question: Anthony, you didn t answer my questions. Did you check all power and ground cables with a voltage drop test? And did you check the charge rate? Load test of the battery was only one of the tests necessary to isolate the problem. Now it brings up another...

MG Car Repair: 1979 MG Midget 1500 with Z-S Carb, clutch slave cylinder, mg midget
clutch slave cylinder, mg midget, combustion chamber: Hi Ryan, EGR Returns some exhaust gas into the intake to dilute the mixture mainly to cut down on NOX. Due to emission control the combustion chamber is over heated which tries to clean up the hydrocarbons and CO (Carbon Monoxide) However, this overheated...

MG Car Repair: 69 MGB running rough, cam lobes, point gap
cam lobes, point gap, coil wire: Hi Ian, The problem may or may not had anything to do with the previous work done but you need to start from scratch and test. Compression test first to confirm the engine is not the cause. (be sure to hold the throttles open during the test) Check...

MG Car Repair: 75 Midget Carb connector, british car club, roadster factory
british car club, roadster factory, gas strut: Hi Jeff, You need to contact the parts suppliers and ask for a catalog for your car. Most of them have good detailed drawings of each piece they have. I know Moss Motors, Victoria British and The Roadster Factory have good break down drawings in their catalogs....

MG Car Repair: 76 Midget starting, distributer cap, plug gap
distributer cap, plug gap, point gap: Jon, if you have done all that and it does not start you need to start from scratch, Run a compression test (throttle open and at least 4 or 5 revolutions) You should see 135 to 170 PSI. Pull a spark plug and attach it to it s wire and lay it on a metal...

MG Car Repair: 77 mg midget ignition woes, roadster factory, moss motors
roadster factory, moss motors, toll free numbers: Hi Ed, I thought I sent this to you but may not have, so here is what you need to do. You need a 12v test light and/or a volt meter and a wiring diagram to trace circuits. If you don t have a diagram go to my web site and down load one and it s index. http://mg-tri-jag.net/77Midget11x1.jpg...

MG Car Repair: 77 mg midget ignition woes, starter button, key switch
starter button, key switch, mg midget: Hi Ed, All of that tells me nothing other than you need to take a wiring diagram and start testing circuits to and from the ignition switch although it does sound like your ignition switch itself may be a problem. If you don t have a wiring diagram go to...

MG Car Repair: 78 MGB Clutch, clutch master cylinder, clutch plate
clutch master cylinder, clutch plate, clutch system: Hi Fergus, It would be difficult to install the disk backwards as the hub would hit the flywheel and bolting it up would destroy the disk and make the clutch not release at all. It would be obvious that something is wrong when you try to bolt the pressure...

MG Car Repair: Backfiring, spark plug wires, backyard mechanic
spark plug wires, backyard mechanic, pipe connection: Hi Bradford, Your compression is low, are you sure you held the throttle open when you did the test and did you let the engine spin over at least 4 or 5 times? If the timing is correct and it seems to run ok, I would look for an exhaust leak either at the...

MG Car Repair: carb tuning, coolant line, coolant system
coolant line, coolant system, air locks: Jon, you don t drill it in the cover. Only in the thermostat plate. This prevents an air lock at the thermostat and allows you to completely fill a radiator without removing hoses etc. It also allows a small amount of coolant to bypass the thermostat as the...

MG Car Repair: How do I correctly wire in a replacement solenoid?, inertia switch, fuse box
inertia switch, fuse box, brown wires: Ted, the failure switch is activated when a difference in pressure between the two sections of the master cylinder forces a plunger (piston)toward the lower pressure side and thus operating the switch which in turn turns on the brake failure light. When fluid...

MG Car Repair: Fuel Gauge vs Sending unit, gauge system, fuel gauge
gauge system, fuel gauge, second bundle: Hi Luis, I the dealership we worked out a quick rough test to check the gauge system. Go to the sending unit and you will see two connectors, one ground and the other to a insulated flat spade connector. Turn the key on and unplug the insulated wire and the...

MG Car Repair: Fuel Tank, mg midget, fuel leak
mg midget, fuel leak, fuel tank: Hi Malcolm, You need to look at the evaporative loss system because they do run vapor lines out of the top of the tank to a separator tank and if the vapor line/s have gotten dryrotted or cracked it could be a fuel leak when the tank is full or even mostly...

MG Car Repair: speedometer, speedo, ratios
MG Car Repair: speedometer, speedo, ratios, sn

MG Car Repair: fuel and temp, temp gauge, fire wall
temp gauge, fire wall, speedometer: Hi Bob, Those gauges are both powered by a voltage stabilizer mounted either on the back of the speedometer or on the fire wall just behind the Speedometer and tach. It is a small rectangle metal box with two connectors with two green wires on one terminal...

MG Car Repair: gas leaking from evap. loss canister, mg midget, stuck in one
mg midget, stuck in one, distributor cap: Hi Lisa, Most likely it is the float is stuck in one or both carburetors. The vents for the carburetor float chambers are vented to the canister. The fuel tank may also be vented to the canister on that year model so if the tank were over filled that could...

MG Car Repair: Headlight, flat blade, mgb
flat blade, mgb, screwdriver: Hi Bob, They just snap on and off but are hard to pry off so I usually put a piece of cardboard between the chrome and the body so when I use a large flat blade screwdriver and twist the screwdriver to pry it off, I don t mar the paint of the body. Howar...

MG Car Repair: Headlight Issues, poor storage, fixing cars
poor storage, fixing cars, heater valve: Hi Bob, Since you have lost both beams you need to take a 12v test light ground the clip and use the probe to test the brown wire on the light switch to see if it is powered. Turn the light switch on and test the blue wire to see if the switch works and if...

MG Car Repair: High Idle, stop screw, vacuum leak
stop screw, vacuum leak, hi doug: Hi Doug, Several things can make an engine idle fast. Idle stop screw set to high, Choke fast idle set too high, Choke not turning off when warmed up, Vacuum leak somewhere in hoses or intake manifold, timing set to far advanced. throttle cable or throttle...

MG Car Repair: Iginition light staying on, battery voltage test, alligator clip
battery voltage test, alligator clip, mg midget: If the generator is good and you have no charge rate, then all you can do is trace each of the other wires on the regulator to see that they all do what they are suppose to do. E should be black wires that are a good ground. F should be the small field...

MG Car Repair: MG axle and transmission problem, u bolts, rubber pieces
u bolts, rubber pieces, spring support: Theo, air up all of the tires and measure from the floor to the edge of the arch front and back. This will give you a true picture of the stance of the car. If it is lower on the left side front and rear, it may be the springs are sagging because most cars...

MG Car Repair: MG B, facet fuel pump, wiring loom
facet fuel pump, wiring loom, vacuum leak: Hi Jake, Any time I have an engine that hunts , I try to make changes to isolate the problem into a smaller area. Like try to richen up and lean out the mixture to see what changes you get. Then try to change timing back and forward and note any changes....

MG Car Repair: MG midget timing marks, crank pulley, coat hanger wire
crank pulley, coat hanger wire, plug gaps: Eddie, Ignition timing should be set static. (not running) You said you found the fixed pointers on the cover and all you need to do is what I told you to do. Find Top Dead Center (TDC) as I outlined and put a dab of white paint on the pulley as I told you...

MG Car Repair: MGB Engine Serial Number, mgb cars, moss motors
mgb cars, moss motors, hotmail: Hi Victor, The only info I have on the dates of cars to # is a Moss Motors catalog. They have a chart that says the engine number 18GH-22209 started the 1970 MGB. The only (WE) engines were in 1969. I worked in an MG dealership in those years but never paid...

MG Car Repair: MGB flywheel, fuel compression, combustion chamber
fuel compression, combustion chamber, cylinder fuel: Hi Mike, The MG flywheel does need to be installed with the mark on the outer edge of the wheel lined up with #1 and #4 throw of the crank. The mark is (1/4). However, this has nothing to do with an engine not starting. It only is for balance. When an...

MG Car Repair: MGB GT 1974 Relay fault, tracer wire, starter motor
tracer wire, starter motor, solenoid: Hi Matt, You need to first remove the wires on the relay when it does it to see if the relay keeps it going. If it is the relay then you need to remove the wire on the relay that comes from the ignition switch to see if the ignition switch is at fault. Then...

MG Car Repair: MGB GT GEAR BOX REMOVAL, drive assembly, gearbox
drive assembly, gearbox, overdrive: Hi Ken, All MGB, GT and Midgets must have the engine removed to get the gearbox out. Even if you can take the OD off and can get it out, you will not be able to get the OD back on while the trans is in the car. So just pull the engine, it is not that hard...

MG Car Repair: MGB rpm, fuel, and temp gauge, fuse box, spedometer
fuse box, spedometer, temp guage: Hi Jonathan, You need a 12v test light or a volt meter to run some tests. But first check to see if your brake lights and back-up lights are out too. If so, you need to look at the fuse box and check for power (with the key on) on the side of the fuse that...

MG Car Repair: Midget Tach, turn signal switch, fuse box
turn signal switch, fuse box, turn signals: Don, go to my web site and download the diagram and the index at, http://mg-tri-jag.net/77Midget11x1.jpg http://mg-tri-jag.net/77Midget21x1.jpg You can see that item # 19 is the flasher unit which is powered by a Green wire in and a light green wire out...

MG Car Repair: mg midget brake master cyl., flat blade, forward line
flat blade, forward line, mg midget: Usually the other piston can be removed by banging the cylinder down hard on a wooden block. If that don t get it out use compressed air in the forward line hole but put a rag over the open end of the cylinder because sometimes they stick and break loose hard...

MG Car Repair: mgb, wheel cars, splines
wheel cars, splines, alternator: Gary, it depends if it is a wire wheel or disk wheel. It is common on wire wheel cars when the spinner is not kept tight or has not had the splines cleaned and regreesed every few months. Also on wire wheel cars and some disk wheel cars the axle is a separate...

MG Car Repair: mgb fuse, radiator fans, ohm meter
radiator fans, ohm meter, test light: Hi Gary, It is not likely the large wire on the alt had anything to do with it as the large alt wire is direct to a main battery feed and has nothing to do with the rest of the wiring of the car. Most likely the fan and/or the fan wiring was at fault. You...

MG Car Repair: mgb high oil pressure, pressure relief valve, change oil
pressure relief valve, change oil, flow filter: Hi Dermot, When you change oil and filter it is normal for the oil pressure to be higher until the oil heats up which takes a little longer than the coolant in the engine. However, the pressure should not be too much higher for example, If you normally had...

MG Car Repair: Non Starting 1976, black leads, votage
black leads, votage, negative posts: MG never used a solid black wire to run from the coil to the points on any MG. Someone has replaced the original wire (white w/black tracer) that went to the points. With it connected and the cap off so you can see the points, rotate the engine until the...

MG Car Repair: Overheating, meat thermometer, temp gauge
meat thermometer, temp gauge, temperature gauge: Hi Steve, Yes, the first thing you should do is check the coolant to see if it is really hot. An inexpensive meat thermometer works well to confirm a temp gauge reading. If it is really hot, let me know and I will outline the procedure for testing the...

MG Car Repair: Rebuilding MGB carb, stromberg carburetor, zenith stromberg
stromberg carburetor, zenith stromberg, roadster factory: Hi Lynn, No special tools needed, however you should purchase a shop manual for the car so you can read up on the procedure. The 1980 MGB had a Stromberg carburetor for the US not an SU. Even though the Stromberg and the SU were both constant velocity carburetors,...

MG Car Repair: Rubber vapor hoses in the trunk, oil pressure switch, charcoal canister
oil pressure switch, charcoal canister, manifold vacuum: Hi Ed, One hose comes from the top of the fuel tank which is the tank vent pipe and it goes to the round can (vapor separator)and from the separator it goes all the way by a steel line under the car to the charcoal canister under the hood. If your car...

MG Car Repair: relay starter, mg enthusiast, battery voltage
mg enthusiast, battery voltage, jag: Hi Ron, I have no way to tell what made your relay quit. A relay receives full battery voltage on the coil and on the contact points so no short can cause a relay to fail. I put a wiring diagram up on my web site for you plus the index for the diagram. ...

MG Car Repair: rod & main bearings, main bearings, rod bearing
main bearings, rod bearing, oil pressure: Hi Ken, That depends on the cause. If a rod bearing went out the mains would not normally be harmed. It is very rare to see a oil pump on a MGB go bad so I have to believe something else was the cause. You can pull a couple of main caps to see if the mains...

MG Car Repair: running hot, head gasket leak, radiator shop
head gasket leak, radiator shop, meat thermometer: Hi Rick, You did a lot but none of what you were suppose to do when checking for over heating. This is what we had to do if a customer came to us with this problem. First, confirm that it is really over heating. A meat thermometer into the coolant...

MG Car Repair: Starter Relay, starter relay, ohm meter
starter relay, ohm meter, electromagnet: Jeff, if the car starts and runs as long as you have the key in the start position, the starter relay has done everything it should. Running after the key is released to run position has nothing to do with the relay any more. Power to the coil comes direct...

MG Car Repair: Starting, vacuum gauge, manifold vacuum
vacuum gauge, manifold vacuum, valve clearance: Hi Billy, At the MG dealerships I worked at, we would at times receive cars that had sat for some time and to get one to run we had to follow a procedure. First drain all the old gas out of the tank and lines, Then confirm fuel pressure at the carb. (1.5...

MG Car Repair: No spark, point gap, coil wire
point gap, coil wire, distrubutor: Hi Jim, When you test for spark you first need to test the coil by removing the coil wire from the cap and place a spark plug on the coil wire and lay it on a metal part of the engine and spin the engine over. If you do not have a spark you need to check...

MG Car Repair: speedometer, roadster factory, moss motors
roadster factory, moss motors, stupid changes: Hi Rick, Your best chance of finding the correct speedo is to go on line and get the toll free numbers of a couple of the MG parts suppliers. I know Moss Motors has good tech people for things like that. Also, The Roadster Factory, Victoria British, Engel...

MG Car Repair: Turn Signals on 1980 MGB, turn signal flasher, turn signal switch
turn signal flasher, turn signal switch, tracer wire: Hi Terry, You first need a wiring diagram and a test light, then check for power on the turn signal flasher with the key on (green wire). It gets it s power from pin #7 on the hazard switch. Then test the output to the turn signal switch (Light green w/brown...

MG Car Repair: vacuum diagtam, roadster factory, vacuum diagram
roadster factory, vacuum diagram, moss motors: Joe, I don t sell parts, just an individual. You need to look up on the net, Moss Motors, Engel Imports, The Roadster Factory, Victoria British or British Parts North West to name a few. They all have toll free numbers and ship out in a few days. Howar...

MG Car Repair: Weak brakes, rear brakes, sanding disk
rear brakes, sanding disk, dirt road: Billy, if the hand brake does not even hold, you need to hand sand the lining and the drum to get a clean surface on both. I was able to get the disks clean by first removing the pads and rubbing them on concrete floor and sand the disks with a rotary sanding...

MG Car Repair: Wipers, test light, wiper switch
test light, wiper switch, good shape: Mike, just remove the cover and inside you will see a link (connecting rod) the connects the end of the cable to the large gear. The link is attached to the gear by a E clip. Remove the E clip and the thin washers. (don t loose the washers as they are...

MG Car Repair: wiring diagram and fuses, inner fender, fuse box
inner fender, fuse box, sorce: Hi Bruce, Go to http://mg-tri-jag.net/76MGB1x1.jpg , and /76MGB21x1.jpg and 77MGBsup1x1.jpg The diagram of the 76 MGB is the same as the 77 except for two items which are on the 77 supplement diagram. The fuses are located under the hood on the right hand...

MG Car Repair: 1961 mga, jaguar dealership, float bowl
jaguar dealership, float bowl, fuel tank: Hi Gary, I have not seen the Moss rebuild book but Moss has a lot of experience and I would not be afraid to purchase a rebuild book from them. The reason you need a book even though there are very few parts in an SU, is that there are many things that are...

MG Car Repair: 1961 mga, bp gas, fuel mileage
bp gas, fuel mileage, combustion chamber: Hi Gary, No, you don t need any lead substitute. Just use high test unleaded gas. Lead was put in a less than ideal gas to raise octane rating. As a side benefit it tended to lube the valve face and seat but most fuels today already have better substitute...

MG Car Repair: 1961 starter, mga
mga: Hi Vicki, Tell me exactly what you mean is not working properly at all times It makes a noise but won t turn the engine? No noise at all and nothing happens? It sounds like it is turning the engine but very slowly? Each is a different problem and has...

MG Car Repair: 1966 Midget Fuel Pump, electric fuel pumps, electronic fuel pump
electric fuel pumps, electronic fuel pump, negative earth: Hi David, You need to get a different brand pump or a better warranty. I converted hundreds of MGs to negative ground at the dealerships I worked in and we never had that much trouble with fuel pumps. Also all 66 Midgets came with electric fuel pumps. Howar...

MG Car Repair: 1967 MGB GT oil cooler, combustion chambers, compression gauge
combustion chambers, compression gauge, wet tests: Hi Kevin, Blue white smoke is oil burning. Oil pressure has nothing to do with oil burning. Oil is getting into the combustion chambers and the only way for that is by the rings or down the valve guides. If it is noticeable when you first start up and it...

MG Car Repair: 1968 MGB follow up, rust streaks, head gasket
rust streaks, head gasket, head nut: Dan, it sounds like you did everything correctly. No, you could not warp the head with the procedure you used. I would note the area that leaks and when you get the head off use your straight edge on that section on the head and block and look for accidental...

MG Car Repair: 1968 MGB leaking head gasket, compression test results, coolant leak
compression test results, coolant leak, head gasket: Good Question Dan, what did you torque the head to and what sequence did you use? Did you inspect closely for a crack in the head? If it showed up leaking at 80 PSI you have a bad leak. When you get it off recheck that area (block & head) with your straight...

MG Car Repair: 1972 Midget, hose clamp, mallot
hose clamp, mallot, plunger: Hi Guy, There is a special tool to reload the balls and springs but we didn t have one even at the dealerships I worked at so the best thing is a large hose clamp from any auto parts store. Insert the springs and balls and tighten the clamp and bump the hub...

MG Car Repair: 1972 mg midget, oil pressure gauge, throttle linkage
oil pressure gauge, throttle linkage, oil gauge: Dewayne, I can t tell you what to buy, that is your decision. As for a sticking throttle you need to disconnect the cable from the throttle linkage and check to see you don t have a pedal sticking or no return spring on the throttle linkage, then check...

MG Car Repair: 1973 MGB-GT starter problem, starter solenoid, jumper wire
starter solenoid, jumper wire, starter problem: Kevin, that is why it is important to test the circuit from the ignition switch to the relay and from the relay to the solenoid. You did not make it clear where you connected your jumper. If you connected your hot jumper to the white w/red wire on the relay...

MG Car Repair: 1975 MG Midget losing power on highway., cursory check, coil wire
cursory check, coil wire, highway speed: Hi Will, I learned working in dealerships that you should never look for what is wrong. Because that item is numbered in the hundreds or even thousands. Instead, run tests to isolate the problem into a smaller and smaller area. I am always surprised what...

MG Car Repair: 1976 MG Midget, engine problems, fuel pressure gauge, fuel gauge
fuel pressure gauge, fuel gauge, valve clearance: Jeffrey, your symptoms narrow the problem to about a thousand possible things so you need to do some testing to narrow the problem to a smaller area. The first tests you need to do is to monitor fuel pressure at the time it is misfiring and trying to quit....

MG Car Repair: 1977 MGB will not start, guinness record, air vent
guinness record, air vent, battery drain: Jim, disconnect the throttle linkage to see if that is holding the throttle open any. Then check to see that the choke is off and the fast idle is off. If all that is ok slowly restrict the air going into the engine with your hand and if you keep restricting...

MG Car Repair: 1977 mgb, starter solenoid, volt meter
starter solenoid, volt meter, tracer wire: Hi Gary, Easy one, when it is in it s failed mode just take a test light or volt meter and check for power to the starter relay (white w/red tracer wire) and if the relay clicks, go to the starter solenoid and test the small white w/brown wire when the relay...

MG Car Repair: 1978 MG Midget, shift lever, mg midget
shift lever, mg midget, colby: Hi Colby, You need to remove the small tower cover and look at the shift lever collar to see if the set screws in the sides are still in. They fit into a groove in the side of the ball hub of the shift lever to stop it from rotating. These have either come...

MG Car Repair: 1979 MGB, coolant level, o reilly parts
coolant level, o reilly parts, radiator cap: Roger, why do you want to put in a hotter thermostat when you say it is too hot now??? You said it does not boil over so did you check the actual temperature of the coolant with a meat thermometor? Did you do any of the things I told you to do? Howar...

MG Car Repair: 74 MG Midget, chamber lid, float chamber
chamber lid, float chamber, metal arm: Hi Rob, First you need to measure what the fuel pressure is. The float and needle can only hold back just so much pressure, so if that unknown pump has too much pressure it will open a good needle and seat and flood a carburetor. Put a T in the fuel...

MG Car Repair: 74 MGB Brake Master Cylinder Bebuild, brake master cylinder, nylon washer
brake master cylinder, nylon washer, flat blade: Hi Michael, If you are talking about the white plastic ring under the washer and clip, You need to take a small thin sharp screwdriver and a hammer and break up the plastic ring. I use a small flat blade screwdriver that I have sharpened just for doing those...

MG Car Repair: 74 MGB GT Clutch, clutch springs, clutch system
clutch springs, clutch system, haynes manual: Hi Jim, Yes, Teflon tape may help stop your trans drain plug leak. Yes, any excess free play will lesson the amount of release travel. I have worked on many MGs and Triumphs that have had the clutch slave cylinder rod lengthened. Also have noted problems...

MG Car Repair: '75 mgb, air fuel ratio, mgb car
air fuel ratio, mgb car, combustion chamber: Hi Steve, Hard starting and misfires at high RPM may or may not have anything to do with each other so you must concentrate on one item at a time. Instead of tossing money at the problem you need to run tests that isolate the problem into a smaller area....

MG Car Repair: 77 mg midget alt. problem and oil pressure problem, high crankcase pressure, compression gauge
high crankcase pressure, compression gauge, piston ring: Hi John, You can check the wiring easy enough, there should be just two wires going to the alternator. A large brown wire that is hot all the time and a smaller wire that goes to the Ignition light. Also check to be sure the polarity of the battery is correct....