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by mgbv8
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Magazine Features Of Members Car's
Topic: photoshoot for fueltopia website
Replies: 4
Views: 3381

My arms still ache from the polishing :)
by mgbv8
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Edelbrock Vara-Jection Water Injection System, any experienc
Replies: 3
Views: 787

My initial thinking is WHY? I know its great to experiment, but why do you think water or meth injection may be required for your road car? I assume that this IS a road car? If your 4.5 big valve TVR engine is set up with the right carb it should do just fine in your MGB. If you want to push that en...
by mgbv8
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: head studs question
Replies: 6
Views: 1203

Re: head studs question

hello all, finally some nice cometic head gaskets turned up from America....long 5 weeks wait..... next question though is head studs. theres been a lot of posts about thread length and depth in the block and mine is the older 4.6 block. looking at the arp studs I have they are the older buick 124-...
by mgbv8
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Too much oil in rocker covers!
Replies: 23
Views: 3532

I bought a set of brand new rockers from a well known uk engine builder several years back. They were looser on the shafts than the 100,000 mile ones I took off. Cheap Chinese copies I guess.

He took them back and stopped selling them.
by mgbv8
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: cometic head gasket & sealant
Replies: 4
Views: 946

I have only ever used my cometics dry. I have removed and re used these gaskets 14 times on two different Rover V8's with no leakage issues :)
by mgbv8
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Too much oil in rocker covers!
Replies: 23
Views: 3532

Why use old cork gaskets - horrid things - use the much newer rubber ones that are slotted sit down on the edge of the head - use a bit of sealant ans the metal col-lets prevent overtightening and the ribber squishing out like cork can do. Use the new rubber ones with the collets then Garry. The Co...
by mgbv8
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Too much oil in rocker covers!
Replies: 23
Views: 3532

You're right when you say there are two L shaped drain holes but they're on the upper edge of the heads and so do not come into play when g force builds up and the oil pools along the lower edge. I'm getting oil leaks along the outer edge of the rocker cover gaskets which then drip onto the headers...
by mgbv8
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Too much oil in rocker covers!
Replies: 23
Views: 3532

You need to fit new rockers and shafts mate!!
by mgbv8
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Too much oil in rocker covers!
Replies: 23
Views: 3532

Are you sure that the underlying cause is not excessive crankcase pressure? Chris. Excessive crankcase pressure can cause all sorts of unusual problems as you know Chris. (Long time no speak mate. I hope you are well ? ) But what excess crankcase pressure cannot do is prevent build up of oil in the...
by mgbv8
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Too much oil in rocker covers!
Replies: 23
Views: 3532

Yes - having just had my manifold, rocker covers and valley cover gasket off I cannot see how oil can stay up in the rockers - each head has two large elongated L shaped holes that are about 2" long and about 1" wide - in addition to the 1cm dia holes at either end of the head. The L shaped holes d...
by mgbv8
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Too much oil in rocker covers!
Replies: 23
Views: 3532

unstable load wrote:What is the maximum limit for oil in the rocker covers?

Can the 4 holes for the pushrods not drain it fast enough?
The limit is when the oil level floods enough to reach the valve stem seals. This is when blue smoke often happens on deceleration.
by mgbv8
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Too much oil in rocker covers!
Replies: 23
Views: 3532

Re: Too much oil in rocker covers!

I know this topic has been around for a long time but I need advice. My 4.6 is great for the club level circuit racing I'm doing but the faster I go the more oil is collecting in the rocker covers. I've seen and heard of a number of "fixes". Grub screws in the cylinder head oil passages - what diam...
by mgbv8
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: General Chat Area
Topic: Time to make the MG look good again!
Replies: 25
Views: 1676

Perry I did not take any pictures as there was really not much to see of interest as far as I thought It turned out to be more like a village fete and not a car show as I had been led to believe Was very pissed of after returning to my car ( had to have a coffee hit) and two blokes where crawling a...
by mgbv8
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: General Chat Area
Topic: Time to make the MG look good again!
Replies: 25
Views: 1676

Perry I did not take any pictures as there was really not much to see of interest as far as I thought It turned out to be more like a village fete and not a car show as I had been led to believe Was very pissed of after returning to my car ( had to have a coffee hit) and two blokes where crawling a...
by mgbv8
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat Area
Topic: Time to make the MG look good again!
Replies: 25
Views: 1676

Hello john The boss is a really hard taskmaster and will not allow second best on pretty much anything I know him extremely well and all his foibles I've known him all my life from day one because my boss is me As for working so hard and the long hours I do well that's my choice and there are loads...

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