Tech Info...
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Attached you'll find a copy of the Standard-Triumph Hardware Catalog. If you know a Triumph part number for any piece of hardware (like a bolt or screw), then with the hardware catalog you can find out exactly what kind of hardware it is the exact type of bolt, the diameter, the length and the type of threads so you can find the perfect replacement. Part numbers are listed for every piece of hardware in the car. Thank to member Jeff Meredith for providing this valuable document!

What do you do if your car won't start? Here's a troubleshooting flow chart from member Jeff Meredith that'll take you through the steps...

Want to find a location to purchase ethanol-free gasoline for your British classic - or anything else you own with a gasoline engine? Click here!

Here's some MGB tips from John Twist of University Motors (via Steve Wayne's notes from MG2015):

  • If you need to manually position the timing marks, put the car in 4th gear and push to position the timing.

  • To set engine timing...
    disconnect vacuum to distributor and block off port to engine. use dial back timing light and set to 32 degrees. run engine up to 3,000 rpm and adjust the distributor position to achieve alignment with the first mark of the timing teeth.

  • Use NAPA 1068 Gold filter for MGB (Webmaster's note: Check the threads on the baseplate! There have been a number of instances where malformed threads on the NAPA Gold 1068 filter's baseplate has damaged the soft aluminum standpipe on the filter housing)

  • Dont use platinum plugs, they will foul. Better to use NGK or Champions.

  • For some new (modern) thermostats, drill 1/8 hole in thermostat to prevent airlock, some dont come with a vent hole these days.

  • For speedometer cable, always choose the overdrive cable to have sufficient length.

  • Use 3M 08088 General Trim Adhesive to secure the hood liner.

  • MGB heater valves are notorious for leaking onto the distributor. Better choice is the 1960s Ford Bronco heater valve.


Want a colorized wiring diagram for your late model MGB in pdf format that can be enlarged and printed for your garage wall? Click here to download...