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Our 1978 MGB $2,500 barn find after the first washing
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The MGB Clutch Experience

After languishing through the long and especially cold winter of  ’14, we were ready for spring and the stimulating thought of summertime cruises through the beautiful Maryland countryside. The ‘78 MGB barn find had more than a few issues, and many winter days were spent lovingly restoring our little red convertible in our somewhat heated…

Assortment of clutch disks
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Restomod Tech: In the Clutch of Things

By Ken Russell, photography by the author After spending more than thirty years in the repair and restoration of all sorts of British cars, the word has always been, “Keep it Original.” Today, this is still true. However, I invite you to consider changes that can be made, to the betterment, in areas unseen. For…

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TR6 Clutch Replacement

Fixing the friction, upgrading the flywheel By Rob Mullner The days of learning something via the “trial and error” method are rapidly disappearing now that the Internet can connect you with a person or a blog that’s done exactly what you are contemplating (no matter how strange or scintillating). Applying this phenomenon to the TR6,…

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Tech Q&A: Summer 2003

By Kelvin Dodd SU Fuel Pump Retrofit I want to re-install the original SU electric fuel pump in my car, but the original steel lines have been cut. Is there any easy way of doing this? —John Campbell The original SU fuel pump is a very reliable unit, so refitting it is a good idea….

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Tech Tips: Winter 2000

Stoplights Yes, those things at the back of our cars that we rely on to warn other motorists behind us that we are applying our brakes. Without these lights, there would be many more rear-end collisions. Since we have little or no protection at the back of our little cars, and the T-series cars have…

How to Free a Seized Clutch Disc

When a manual transmission vehicle is placed in storage, the fiber of the clutch disc is held captive, under considerable force, between the flywheel face and the pressure plate. From just normal operation, the friction surfaces of both the flywheel and the pressure plate are highly polished, and are prone to rusting out when out…

Cures Worth Considering: Triumph Tech

Triumphs have been getting me from here to there for 40 years! Nobody does anything to my TR if there’s any way I can do it myself. That’s how I learned the following things the hard way. A Positive Change Your TR2/3 is positive ground. After installing new battery cables, with negative going to ground and…

Clutch Parts Identification

Do you know what kind of clutch set-up you have in your Big Healey? Do you know what are the correct replacement pans to order to overhaul your clutch? Well, a good friend of mine recently needed a “sanity check” to help identify the clutch parts found in his 3000 MK II BT7 center shifter so…

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