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I have a 72B; bought a couple months ago. I have zero dash lights. Ideas on where to start troubleshooting? ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
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Minimal lighting is normal. Check the rheostat knob to be sure that they are not fully dimmed.
First thing I would do is label your wires at the fuse block, remove it from the car and sandblast it or take a good wire brush to the block, then put it back on and reattach the wires.
Check the rheostat first, some of the B's had an inline fuse for the panel lights.
Even if they work, which mine do, they barely illuminate the gauge anyway😀
I have a completely black dash at night. Has anyone seen LED's for the dash?
Do you really want to know what those gauges are reading?
Start with the wiring diagram for your car. www.advanceautowire.com/mgb.pdf Assuming someone has not tried to rewire your car, the black wires are ground wires. Clean the ground points on the car. I just bypassed the rheostat on my car, most of them don't work after a few years. Disconnect you battery if you are going to take things apart. Don't let the smoke out of the wires. Remember brown wires in the MGB are always hot.
I know this sounds weird but I think all the he electrics feed through the cigar lighter.
Disconnect the reostat, connect all wires red/white, from the reostat check instruments have a good ground.
I tried getting my meathooks up behind the dash. I could barely reach and touch the back of the dimmer with my fingertips. I know I only need to move one of the connections over to the other side of the switch, but darn could not reach it enough to disconnect. Side issue, busted a couple of the seat webbing by putting my weight on my elbows on the corner of my seat. Now there is that to deal with.
Fuse block and a wire brush
I would check the bulbs first. No point in doing all the wiring, fuses and reostats if the bulbs are all dead or even missing
New fuse block $10.00 Moss
Bypass the rheostat. Full bright is still fairly dim.
Update - Problem solved. Turns out my headlight switch decided to self destruct, pushing me to place an order for both headlight and dimmer switches and a couple of seat webbing kits as well. I had busted through a couple of straps by placing too much weight on my elbow on the corner of the driver seat attempting to reach up under the dash to try to bypass the dimmer plugs. Anyway... I now have the notoriously dim dash lights! Took a long drive at dusk to check out my handiwork. Now to make plans to buy LED's. Thanks for all the suggestions.
Our pleasure to advise help and suggestions.
Give us a week or so for our Brains to recover, lol.
David Johnson when I replace diagrahms I replace the seat cussons, Diaphrams and the straps that go on 1977 t0 1980. The straps I have to drill a few more holes but in the end I have a firmer ride.
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PSA: replace your oil pressure hose!So this afternoon I decided to finally tune the set of HIF4s I had rebuilt a while ago. Fill the dashpots. Set the tappets, pull the dizzy and set the points gap. Static time it 10 btdc, you know the drill. Car starts immediately and is idling way high, adjust the idle down and balance the airflow and... hey what's leaking? Oil, about 2 quarts of it spewing out of the flex line to the gauge. I shut it down immediately and hopefully there's no permanent damage. I'm guessing I lost 2 to 3 quarts, as the level was just under the low mark.Line looked fine from the outside; if yours is more than a few years old, replace it. Like right now. Better yet, do what I'm doing: fit a 4AN flex line from Earl's with some BSP to AN adapters. Ordering parts tonight from Jegs/Pegasus. ... See MoreSee Less
7 hours ago
On my MGA this line gave our and stranded me in southern Indiana. A couple of guys stopped to help and came up with a great temp fix. Ice maker hose. Cut the ends off the burst hose, placed them on the ice maker hose, put oil in and off I went.
The Salmon Feed yesterday hosted by Mark and Julie Gantar. Thank youYesterday at the Salmon Feed hosted by Mark and Julie Gantar. Well attended. ... See MoreSee Less
9 hours ago
Grocery getter ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
Just Chillin' at the Camarillo Wings and Classic Car Show ... See MoreSee Less
11 hours ago
a couple nice shots of my '69 this morning, taken by a buddy. ... See MoreSee Less
Looking Good !!!
That's a very pretty car Robert.
You need to come to the 50th celebration in Abingdon Virginia. Www.Mg-cars.org.uk/amgcr
How do you like the sunroof? Does it have a quality fit and finish? Does it leak in the rain? Are they still available? Thank you.
Very nice looking C !
Clutch just went out in my 1977 MGB had to pay $75 to toe it 3 miles home. And tow truck couldn't get it up my driveway so it's stuck 1/2 way up to heavy to push back I the garage any ideas? ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Go down to the neighborhood bar and round up the gang !
Sorry, wish I had ideas, but why couldn't truck back it up to it? Was it a flat bed or reg. tow truck?
If that's your pickup it should be able to pull it up
Id the clutch is stuck on then you can put it in reverse and turn the key and use the starter to move the car. Take the center wire off of the cap to make sure that you dont start the car!
The flat bed truck bottomed out in the driveway it's my truck trying to see if I can kid it ok my car dolly while is on a incline
I'd have rolled up blankets and used the truck to push it up the drive and a driver in the B to steer it into the garage.
A come along, chain and blocks.
Find a John Deere lawn and garden tractor.
That's what friends and neighbors are for.
If you have a decent sized lawn tractor to push it. I did this all the time. I have a long drive way thou not too steep.
Don't you have classic car insurance? JC Taylor will tow me up to 50 miles as many times as I need them, no restrictions.
Think Like an Egyptian
Well I got it on the dolly and started backing up and the brakes on the dolly engage because of the incline
Uh, get two friends to help push it?
If starter works take plugs out and drive in
Why didn't he tow it to your mechanic? Now you will have to have it moved twice.
Take a rope and a come-along and wench it up into the garage.
I can not start to tell you how many miles I pushed my MG. All part of the adventure. Get a couple of neighbors.
Well dolly didn't work jack knifes and broke the strap on my dented and scratched up the corner panel this day just getting better and better 🙁
got a winch on your truck
Do what Jean-Pierre Fontana says, take out plugs, put in reverse and use starter to go up drive.
There are tie down holes in the back under the bumper and along side the rear end. Tie a short strong rope or a chain to it and back the pickup truck close to the back of the car. Attach the robe or chain to the truck trailer hitch or rear frame and have someone steer the car while pulling it up the driveway. Not going to get it in tge garage but will get it closer to the door. Then ask the neighbors for help pussing. Make sure you have a hefty rock or wheel chuck to put uder the front tire as you go to hold it.
Do you have a come- a -long? Attach it to the garage and the car and crank it uphill.
Truck push your MG to garage ?
is it clutch , slave cylinder or throwout bearing /
Why be a member? Why be a Chapter? Here's why. ... See MoreSee Less
Please share with fellow owners and British Car Clubs.
Are you sharing this page with Robert for the Driver?
1964 MGB under construction.Barn find. ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
Save another one.
Another work of the masters hands...
Will you do mine! Nice work! WOW!
Love the color...very appropriate
bringatrailer.com/listing/1954-mg-tf-7/ ... See MoreSee Less
1954 MG TF
Wife and I took the MGB to Bristol Harbor on Canandaigua lake yesterday for our anniversary dinner. Great ride and great company! ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
Autumn Sale! Things will be cooling off soon. (let's hope) ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
Thanks Richard. We may need to buy some NAMGBR clothing for our late October trip to Gettysburg, PA. 😎🚗️
Little fun in Leylawww.facebook.com/bryan.d.hutchinson/posts/10159271810415077 ... See MoreSee Less
"Leyla" 1973 MGB GTV8
New seats/panels from Moss in my '67B. ... See MoreSee Less
All you need now is one of these...
And I have new black door cappings if that will help complete your interior.
Like those seats and the original steering wheel
Very nice. Did you do the work?
Like the white bead, makes for a nice accent.
VERY nice Jon.
Awesome. Can't wait to drive my 66 MGB with new seat covers next summer
I bought new seats like yours from Moss for a '67 B I have since sold. There was a problem with a lower seat frame, but Kelvin at Moss went the extra mile to get it resolved. Some Moss parts are not always as good as one would want, but their seats are very nice, and their customer relations are first-rate.
Looking for an automatic choke for Zenith Stromberg carborater. Privious owner made an manual choke out of the automatic choke , which is not working right. I have a 76 MGB. ... See MoreSee Less
I think Moss has one.
Great day fundraising in Langley BC ... See MoreSee Less
Where was that Rob?
Church in Langley, came up in the meeting
Mr yellow TR3 attended also
www.facebook.com/classicbritishmotorcars/posts/1575262515881182 ... See MoreSee Less
Crystal-Classics, vintage MG motorcars captured in crystal
6 days ago
No TF ☹️
Eventually TF, XKE and Mini Coopers.
Anyone know what year this engine is ? ... See MoreSee Less
Clausager says 18V-891-AEL ran from engine #101 in June 1976 to engine #4584 in December 1979, These were USA California emissions spec, with overdrive. Yours looks like engine #00164, which would almost certainly be June or July 1976.
Thanks. I bought for the Xmission. That is now in Mr.F.Red
Going to air it out for a while. ... See MoreSee Less
Love that composite look dash
It's supposed to be carbon fiber I paid $45 extra for it
I like the carbon fiber look on the dash panel and center console. How was that done ?
Show off! Looks beautiful!
Very nice James.
Gonna take the top off for the rest of the summer. ... See MoreSee Less
I drive mine top down year round 😊
How long is the rest of the summer
When it's too cold ride. I'm not into ascots and wool hats
My top hasn't been up in 15 years...
How in the world do the wire headlight stone guards go on! I have had them for years and just found them again. Tried again today and still can't figure it out. I pulled the beauty ring off, put the clips on the screws, tried to put the ring back it wouldn't go back on and then just tried to put the guard in and it wouldn't fit on the clips. I know they are useless but I like the look on my MGB. ... See MoreSee Less
That would make a good article!
I really need photo or video.
I hate, hate, hate those things!!! I have a friend/customer that has them on his car. EVERY time the car is in the shop, I rip a pair of pants on them!😳🙁😡
Please don't get me wrong. If you like them and can get them on, by all means do it.
These are the little devils. They are seven inches across and 4 of them the clips are two inches and 2 are 1.5 inches.
I had no problem putting them on my 79, but like John says as you walk by your pants get hooked on them. haha
I'm planning to take mine off, and I'll take some photos.
Had an awesome time at Ceres Motorsports' Cars and Caffeine event. Pretty good turn out with a variety of cars. Plenty of MGB's! www.facebook.com/ceresmotorsports/We had a great turnout at our event yesterday! Thanks to everyone who stopped by. If you'd like to participate in future events with us, you can find a detailed list with information on our website- www.ceresmotorsports.com/events.html ... See MoreSee Less
Brian Collins...I know it's a bit of a distance but you might consider adding the all-British car show in Safety Harbor to your list of events. (Tbahc.com)
1964 MGB - Correctly restored - Disc wheels and 3" whitewalls! Looks like it just rolled in from an original promotional photo shoot - Hat tip: Don Scott ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
That is a very nice MGB. Back in 2012, for the 50th anniversary of the MGB, our club conducted a "1st Off The Line" re-enactment, with an Abingdon banner, some line workers, a 1962 Iris Blue MGB (not exactly as it would have been at the factory but pretty close) and a Final Inspection document. We made a movie of it rolling out and on its way to the customer. Here is a link to more photos of our event: www.omgc.info/wordpress/index.php/nggallery/2012-photos/mgb-50th-anniversary?page_id=4947
Magnificent early B! Defines beauty.
Love those dog dish hubcaps on an early B.
Incredible, much respect!
I'm just picky, no stainless steel grill slates, very wrickled top ( hood), but my best MGB colour, I bought Tartan Red with a pack away hood.
Wood steering wheels on both these cars...Pretty sure those are not factory. Pretty cars though.
Love the color
Beautiful car, but I'm pretty sure that they weren't using 3 inch whitewalls in 1964
Those white walls set it off!....More pictures of the interior.
Ad photo for MGB showing whitewall tyres dated 1962
Unless you want to be cleaning them once a day (or more) whitewalls are best with steel wheels or drum brakes. I'll keep blackwalls on the MG 🙂 (Rick, that's just sweet.)
Has anyone fitted the Hella headlights that Moss sells? How is the light output? ... See MoreSee Less
I have them on my 68 B and they are excellent
One thing you might consider would be LED headlights. Lot lower current draw and the light output is as good as if not better.
You may want to look at headlight relays to help the lights and reduce the load going through the switch.
I've run H4s for years in all my LBCs with no issues and no extraneous wiring & relays. Back in the day, we called them European headlights......you know, like what they came with everywhere except the US. Plug 'em in and go.
I've had sealed beam halogens for 14 years. Standard switch no relay no problem. Knock on wood😀
FYI.... Not that I don't love Moss Motors, I do, but.... The Hellas on Amazon are pretty much the same money for a pair as what one costs from Moss. And if you're a prime member....no shipping cost. www.amazon.com/HELLA-002395801-Halogen-Conversion-Headlamp/dp/B001G72SKQ/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_263_tr_i...
I have them good output hooked them up via relays
A great day for a drive in the Mountain Bike Capital of Georgia. ... See MoreSee Less