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Mgb Restoration Manual (Restoration Manuals)

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  • Barcode: 9781859606070

This best-selling book, with nearly 1,400 illustrations, outlines the history of Britain's favourite sports car, tells the prospective buyer how to find a good example of an MGB, MGC or MGB V8, then gets down to the restoration, detailing how to renovate bodywork and chassis; renovate interiors, including the recovering of seats and renewal of carpets and hood; and give new life to mechanical and electrical components. There is also information on building an MGB for today, with modern comfort, handling, performance and sound systems; and how to build a Heritage MGB. 1) History In the Beginning -- MGB Parentage -- First Born -- Put to the Test -- Adolescence -- The Final Facelift -- Ten Years On 2) Buying Take Your Pick -- Where to Look -- 'B-ing Sure -- Safety -- Using the Checklist -- Stage A - First Impressions -- Stage B - Clean Hands -- Bodywork - Checklist -- Interior -- Mechanical -- Road Test -- Boot/Trunk Inspection -- Stage C - Dirty Hands -- Notes for American Purchasers by John Twist -- Buying an MGC by Pearl McGlen -- University Motors Specials: How to Spot One -- Buying an MGB GT V8 by Peter Laidler -- The Bodywork -- The Interior -- The Engine -- The Running Gear -- The Exhaust Manifolds -- The Wheels -- Summing Up -- Buying - In Conclusion 3) Bodywork 1—Restoration Body shell - Restore or Replace? -- Tools and Equipment -- Chrome Bumper Removal -- Rubber Bumper Removal -- Roadster Screen Removal -- GT Screen Removal and Replacement -- Door Strip down -- Door Repairs -- GT Tailgate and Mechanism -- GT Rear Quarter light -- Boot and Tailgate Locks -- Front Wing Removal -- Front Inner Wing Repair -- Front Valance Replacement -- Radiator Duct Panel -- Rear Wing Repair and Replacement -- Sill Replacement -- Floor Repair -- Boot Floor Repair -- Chassis Member Repairs 4) Bodywork 2—The Heritage Shell Building-up the Body shell -- Donor Car Strip down -- Putting on the Paint -- Rust Prevention -- Roadster Screen: Rebuilding and Refitting -- Quarter lights: Repair and Refit -- Door Locks, Latches and Alignment -- Door Glass Channels and Window Winder -- Fitting Electric Windows -- Front and Rear Bumpers -- Bonnet and Boot: Fixtures and Fittings -- Radiator and Ventilator Grilles -- Chrome Trims and Badges -- Door Mirrors -- Number Plates 5) Interior and Trim Introduction -- Dash Top Trim and Vents -- Dashboard - Standard -- Glove Box Fitting -- Dashboard - Wooden Trim -- Heater Components -- Footwell Vents -- Steering Wheel - Removal and Replacement -- Sound-Proofing -- Carpets -- Center Console -- Door Trims and Seals -- Seat Removal and Replacement -- Seat Re-covering -- Seat Webbing Replacement -- Soft-Top Replacement and Tonneaux -- Boot Carpet -- Seat Belts 6) Mechanical Introduction -- Fitting the Cross member -- Kingpin and Front Suspension -- Steering Rack and Column -- Front Suspension Conversion -- Anti-Roll Bar -- Front Hub, Disc and Back plate -- Half shafts and Rear Hubs -- Differential Mini-Overhaul -- Prop shaft and Gearbox Drive Flange -- Wire Wheel Conversion -- Rear Springs, Shock Absorbers and Bump Stops -- Telescopic Front Shock Absorber Conversion -- Telescopic Rear Shock Absorber Conversion -- Front Brakes -- Rear Brakes and Back plate -- Handbrake Mechanism -- Brake Lines and Hoses -- Master Cylinders, Pedals and Servo -- Engine Removal -- Engine Strip -- Cylinder Head Removal -- Engine Block Strip down -- Engine Faults -- Reconditioning and Big Bore Work -- Engine Reassembly -- Cylinder Head Rebuild and Improvement -- SU Carburetor Overhaul -- Distributor Overhaul -- Engine Bay Detailing -- Gearbox and Clutch - Preparing for Installation -- Wheels and Tires -- Exhaust System -- Fitting SU Carburetors and Associated Components -- Fuel Pump Replacement -- Fuel Tank Replacement -- Oil Cooler and Pipework -- Cooling System -- Electric Cooling Fan Conversion 7) Electrical Electrical Components and Loom -- Dashboard and Switch Layouts -- Instruments and Gauges -- Indicator Switch -- Windscreen Wiper Mechanism -- Windscreen Washers -- Light Units -- Alarm Unit -- Sound System 8) Modifications Introduction -- Unleaded Conversion -- Unleaded Fuel -- Engine Tuning -- Standard Performance Figures -- Stage 1 -- Stage 2 -- Stage 3 -- Appetizers -- Building a 2-litre 'B -- V8 Engine Conversion - Overview -- 'De-Toxin' US Cars -- Converting to Negative Ground -- Procedure -- Conclusion -- Fitting Contact less Electronic Ignition Appendices Workshop Procedures and Safety First -- Tools and Working Facilities -- MGB's Specification -- Production Modifications and Totals -- The MG RV8 -- Performance Figures -- Color Schemes -- British and American Thread Systems -- British and American Technical Terms -- Specialists and Clubs

Condition: This is a NEW BOOK

Author: Lindsay Porter

ISBN: 9781859606070

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

Illustrations: 1,390 ill.

Pages: 352 pgs

Weight: 2.12

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