[Mgs] MGB success!

Dan DiBiase dan.dibiase at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 09:57:51 MDT 2020

That's great news, Mark!

Dan D
'76B, '65B
Central NJ USA

On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 9:18 AM Mark J Bradakis <mark at bradakis.com> wrote:

> A while back one of the folks in the British Motor Club of Utah posted
> on our Facebook page that he had some cars that needed attention.  I
> offered to assist.  I had meant to write it all down, as to when I did
> what, but of course I did not.
> The car is a '73 MGB which hadn't been running for some time. Over the
> course of the last few months I've driven the 25 miles to his place and
> messed with it.  If I still had a shop where I could have easily worked
> on it whenever convenient for me it would have gotten done a lot
> sooner.  I currently am working graveyard, from 10 pm to 6 am.  So going
> up to Nick's place in the early afternoon is like the dead of night for
> me.   ZZzzzzz.
> Anyway, we worked on getting it started.  First off, no fuel to the
> carbs.  New fuel pump installed.  Then too much fuel, needle valves not
> closing.  Carbs get taken off, I bring them home.  It goes on for a
> while, like an LBC game of Whack-A-Mole.  Fix one problem, it brings to
> light another.  New coil, $200 on carb rebuild kit, new ignition switch.
> Back and forth between ignition and carbs, always another gremlin
> popping up.
> Finally got close yesterday.
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55cmBVIF7Pk
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55cmBVIF7Pk>
> Still needs some tweaking and minor adjustments, but after at least a
> dozen trips where I've headed home shaking my head in frustration, it
> was nice to head back to Salt Lake with a smile on my face.
> mjb.
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