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#1
Other items for sale / Assorted late model parts
Last post by BillPaul - December 03, 2022, 06:05:57 AM
I have an assortment of used late model MGB/GT parts. Everything from a 5 main short block to a dual chamber master cylinder. Too much to list here but contact me at wdpaul44@gmail.com and I will try to help you. After the first of the year I am selling what's left for scrap.
Merry Christmas to all.
Bill Paul
#2
Upcoming Show Announcements / Sept. 10, 2022 - 36th Chicagol...
Last post by amgba - November 27, 2022, 01:35:46 PM
36th Chicagoland British Car Festival, Harper College, Palatine, IL, www.britishcarunion.com .
#3
Upcoming Show Announcements / July 9-10, 2023 - British Auto...
Last post by amgba - November 27, 2022, 01:34:03 PM
British Auto Faire, Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI. www.maddogsandenglishmen.org .
#4
Upcoming Show Announcements / June 25, 2023 - 35th Annual Br...
Last post by amgba - November 27, 2022, 01:32:19 PM
35th Annual British Car Show, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN. www.michianabrits.com .
#5
Upcoming Show Announcements / April 30, 2023 - 25th Britain ...
Last post by amgba - November 27, 2022, 01:28:10 PM
25th Britain on the Green, Gunston Hall, Lorton, VA. www.britainonthegreen.org or www.capitaltriumphregister.org .
#6
Upcoming Show Announcements / March 19, 2023 - 27th Annual A...
Last post by amgba - November 27, 2022, 01:26:23 PM
27th Annual All British Swap Meet & Autojumble, Wheaton, IL. Jim 630-858-9192, www.britishcarswap.info.
#7
Transmission Related Discussion / Re: Gearbox Oil Again
Last post by JohnTwist - November 01, 2022, 04:13:39 PM
The factory required oil for the gearbox is 20W/50.  John Esposito of Quantum Mechanics, who rebuilds a great number of gearboxes, suggests straight 30 non-detergent.  There is no need to use high zinc oil in this application.  Drain out the old oil and refill the engine, gearbox, differential to ensure fresh and correct oil.  Differential takes GL4 or GL5 80/90 gear oil. 
    Glad the videos have helped.  Hope this helps, too.
    SAFETY FAST!
    John H Twist
#8
Transmission Related Discussion / Gearbox Oil Again
Last post by 2023 - November 01, 2022, 04:13:04 PM
Q:      I feel like I know you after watching so many of your videos (which are a god-send!).  I'm reaching out with a potential minor question, that has major implications. I recently acquired a 1978 rubber bumper MGB that has sat for over 7 years. After working through a lot of different things, I now have it running smoothly. I am building up to a road test, but know that the gearbox oil is low. I've been looking all over online and went through my whole Owner's Workshop Manual & Driver's Handbook, but can't find any reference to the grade of oil to use in the gearbox. The only reference I can find is in the lubrication section of the Driver's Handbook, "Use the same oil selected for the engine" which I had selected a conventional Castrol 20w50. Having worked mostly on vintage motorcycles, I have limited car maintenance knowledge (hence my dependence on your videos!). All my more knowledgeable friends (although not with MGB's) say that can't be right. They say that gear oil is much thicker than 20w50. 
    I'm sorry for such a trivial inquiry... and I know you're never supposed to ask the "what kind of oil" question, but I didn't want to just trust my gut & use the Castrol to only find out I'm wrong on the road.
    Be well,
    Timm
#9
General Discussion / Re: Gearbox Oil Again
Last post by JohnTwist - November 01, 2022, 04:11:53 PM
The factory required oil for the gearbox is 20W/50.  John Esposito of Quantum Mechanics, who rebuilds a great number of gearboxes, suggests straight 30 non-detergent.  There is no need to use high zinc oil in this application.  Drain out the old oil and refill the engine, gearbox, differential to ensure fresh and correct oil.  Differential takes GL4 or GL5 80/90 gear oil. 
    Glad the videos have helped.  Hope this helps, too.
    SAFETY FAST!
    John H Twist
#10
General Discussion / Gearbox Oil Again
Last post by 2023 - November 01, 2022, 04:11:23 PM
I feel like I know you after watching so many of your videos (which are a god-send!).  I'm reaching out with a potential minor question, that has major implications. I recently acquired a 1978 rubber bumper MGB that has sat for over 7 years. After working through a lot of different things, I now have it running smoothly. I am building up to a road test, but know that the gearbox oil is low. I've been looking all over online and went through my whole Owner's Workshop Manual & Driver's Handbook, but can't find any reference to the grade of oil to use in the gearbox. The only reference I can find is in the lubrication section of the Driver's Handbook,

"Use the same oil selected for the engine" which I had selected a conventional Castrol 20w50. Having worked mostly on vintage motorcycles, I have limited car maintenance knowledge (hence my dependence on your videos!).

All my more knowledgeable friends (although not with MGB's) say that can't be right. They say that gear oil is much thicker than 20w50. 
   
I'm sorry for such a trivial inquiry... and I know you're never supposed to ask the "what kind of oil" question, but I didn't want to just trust my gut & use the Castrol to only find out I'm wrong on the road.
    Be well,
    Timm

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