Hammer and Spanner

Contents    Index    So you think you want an MGB or V8?    Body    Brakes    Clutch    Cooling    Electrics    Engine    Fuel    Gearbox    Heater    Ignition    Propshaft    Rear axle    Steering and Suspension    Wheels and Tyres    Miscellaneous    Downloadable PDFs
The sectioned MGB at the Heritage Motor Centre Museum, Gaydon

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A-arm Inner Bushes - Steering and Suspension
ABS Simply Explained - Brakes
Aerial in Front Wing - Body and Structure
Air Box - Heater
Air Cleaners - Fuel System
Air Direction Control - Heater
Alignment - Rear Axle
All by Touch - Buying advice
Alternator/Dynamo - Electrics
Ammeters and Voltmeters - Electrics
Anti - roll Bars - Steering and Suspension
Arm-rest Cubby - Body and Structure
Auto Kickdown Cable - Gearbox
Axle Length - Rear Axle
Axle Location - Rear Axle

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Balancing - Wheels and Tyres
Banjo Axle Hub Nut - Rear Axle
Batteries and Chargers - Electrics
Battery Cut-off Switch - Electrics
Be careful what you drive over - Propshaft
Bearings and Oilseals - Rear Axle
Bleeding - Brakes
Bleeding - Clutch
Body and Structure
Bonnet/Hood - Body and Structure
Boot and Hatch Seals - Body and Structure
Boot/Hatch - Body and Structure
Bore Sizes - Clutch
Brake Balance and Handbrake Warning - Brakes
Brake Hoses - Brakes
Brake Pads - Brakes
Brake Pipe Change - Brakes
Brake Squeal - Brakes
Brakes
Breather - Rear Axle
Bulbs - Electrics
Bumpers - Body and Structure
Buying a V8 - Buying advice
Buying advice
Buying an MGB - Buying advice

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Calipers & Discs - Brakes
Carpet - Body and Structure
Centre Lock Wheels and Hubs - Wheels and Tyres
Centrifugal Advance - Ignition System
Choke Control - Fuel System
Clevis Pin Wear - Clutch
Clocks - Electrics
Clutch Change - Clutch
Clutch
Cold Air Flap - Heater
Column Universal Joint - Steering and Suspension
Column/Rack Alignment - Steering and Suspension
Compression Testing - Engine
Condenser - Ignition System
Connectors and Terminals - Electrics
Converting to Wires from Rostyle/Disc - Wheels and Tyres
Coolant - Cooling System
Coolant Return Pipe - Heater
Cooling System
Crankcase Breathing - Engine

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Dash Controls - Heater
Dating the Engine - Engine
Differential - Rear Axle
Dimensions - Body and Structure
Dimensions - Steering and Suspension
Dipstick! (and sumps) - Engine
Distributor - Ignition System
Doors - Body and Structure
Drain and Refill - Cooling System
Drinks Bottle Holder - Body and Structure
Drive Flange - Gearbox
Drop-glass and Regulator - Body and Structure
Dual-line Plumbing - Brakes

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E-clip Fitting Tool - Brakes
Electric Fans - Cooling System
Electrics
Electronic Ignition - Ignition System
Emissions Limits (UK) - Fuel System
Engine Mounts - Engine
Engine
Enhancements - Heater
Ethanol - Fuel System
Exhaust Clamps - Engine

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Fan Belt - Cooling System
Fault Diagnosis - Ignition System
Flex-Hose - Clutch
Fluid - Brakes
Fluid - Clutch
Footwell Vents - Heater
Fresh Air Vents - Heater
Front Bump/rebound rubbers - Steering and Suspension
Front Hub Grease Caps - Steering and Suspension
Front Spring Replacement - Steering and Suspension
Front Wheel Bearings - Steering and Suspension
Fuel Filter - Fuel System
Fuel Hose - Fuel System
Fuel Pumps - Fuel System
Fuel System
Full-length Ramps - Miscellaneous
Fuses and Fusebox - Electrics

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Gear Lever - Gearbox
Gearbox
Gold Seal Engines - Engine
Grease Nipples - Propshaft
GT C-post Liners - Body and Structure
GT Headlining - Body and Structure
GT Load-space - Body and Structure
GT Rear Windows - Body and Structure
GT Tailgate Props - Body and Structure

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Handbrake - Brakes
Hardtop - Body and Structure
Hazard Flashers - Electrics
Head Gasket - Engine
Heat Valve - Heater
Heated Rear Window - Electrics
Heater Removal - Heater
Heater
Horns - Electrics
Hoses - Cooling System
How It Works - Clutch
How It Works - Gearbox
How Many? - Body and Structure
How Strong is my Body? - Body and Structure

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Identification Numbers - Body and Structure
Ignition Coil - Ignition System
Ignition Switch - Ignition System
Ignition System
Ignition Theory - Ignition System
Ignition Timing - Ignition System
Ignition Warning Light - Electrics
Indicators/Turn Signals - Electrics
Instruments - Electrics
Interlocking Arm Assembly - Gearbox
Internals - Gearbox

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King - pins - Steering and Suspension

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Leaf Spring Lubrication - Steering and Suspension
Length - Propshaft
Level/Drain Plugs - Rear Axle
Lever-arm Dampers - Steering and Suspension
Lighting - Electrics
Lubricants - Gearbox
Lubricants - Rear Axle

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Master Cylinder - Clutch
Master Cylinders - Brakes
Matrix - Heater
Mechanical Fans - Cooling System
Miscellaneous
MOT Preparation - Miscellaneous
MOT Test - Brakes
Motor and Fan - Heater
Mounts and Cross-member - Gearbox
Mud Flaps - Body and Structure

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North American Emissions Plumbing - Fuel System
North American 'Key in' Warning - Electrics
Nut Screws Washers and Bolts - Miscellaneous

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Octane Ratings - Fuel System
Oil Change - Gearbox
Oil Change - Rear Axle
Oil Cooler - Engine
Oil Filters - Engine
Oil Gauge - Engine
Oil Hoses - Engine
Oil Pressure Relief Valve - Engine
Oil Pressure Warning Light - Engine
Oil Thrower - Engine
Oils and ZDDP - Engine
Overdrive Electrics - Gearbox
Overdrive Fusing - Gearbox
Overdrive 'Pulsing' - Gearbox
Overdrive Replacement - Gearbox
Overdrive Sequencer Relay - Gearbox
Overdrive: D and LH Type Differences - Gearbox
Overdrive: How many were there? - Gearbox

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Passenger Foot Brace - Body and Structure
Pedal Box - Brakes
Pedal Return Spring - Clutch
Points Types - Ignition System
Polarity - Electrics
Power Torque and Consumption Curves - Engine
Propshaft
Pump Fusing - Fuel System
Pumps - Cooling System
Punctures - Wheels and Tyres

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Quarter-lights - Body and Structure
Quarter-panel Replacement - Body and Structure

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Rack Gaiters - Steering and Suspension
Radiator - Cooling System
Radiator Cap - Cooling System
Radiator Diaphragm Seals - Cooling System
Radio - Electrics
Rear Axle
Rear Bump Rubbers and Pedestals - Steering and Suspension
Rear Cylinders - Brakes
Rear Seal - Gearbox
Rear Shoes - Brakes
Rear Springs - Steering and Suspension
Rebound Straps - Rear Axle
Relays - Electrics
Release Arm Gaiter - Clutch
Release Bearing - Clutch
Removal - Propshaft
Remove and Refit - Rear Axle
Residual Pressure or Non-return Valves - Brakes
Ride Height - Steering and Suspension
Roadster Hood/Top - Body and Structure
Rocker Cover - Engine
Rotors - Ignition System
Rubber Bumper Radiator Grille - Body and Structure
Rubber Bumpers - Cooling System
Running-on - Fuel System

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Schematics - Electrics
Schematics - Ignition System
Screen Vents - Heater
Screens - Body and Structure
Sealed Wiring Junctions - Electrics
Seals - Heater
Seat Belt Warning - Electrics
Seat Belts - Body and Structure
Seats - Body and Structure
Servo/Booster - Brakes
Side Trim - Body and Structure
Sill Construction and Drainage - Body and Structure
Slave Cylinder - Clutch
Spark Plug Wires - Ignition System
Spark Plugs - Ignition System
Speedos - Miscellaneous
Spring Specs - Steering and Suspension
Starter - Electrics
Steering and Suspension
Steering Column - Steering and Suspension
Steering Lock - Steering and Suspension
Steering Wheels - Steering and Suspension
SU Carbs - Fuel System
Switches in General - Electrics

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Tachometer - Electrics
Tank - Fuel System
Tappet Chest Covers - Engine
Temp Gauge - Cooling System
Temp Gauge Oscillation - Cooling System
Temperature Relativity - Heater
The Trials and Tribulations of MG Ownership - Buying advice
Thermostats - Cooling System
Throttle Cable and Pedal - Fuel System
Timing Lights - Ignition System
Timing Marks - Engine
Timing Marks - Ignition System
Tonneau Cover - Body and Structure
Track - rod Ends - Steering and Suspension
Tracking Alignment - Steering and Suspension
Tyre Markings - Wheels and Tyres
Tyre Pressures - Wheels and Tyres
Tyre Sizes - Wheels and Tyres
Tyre Valves - Wheels and Tyres
Tyres - What to do with old ones ... - Wheels and Tyres

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U-bolts - Rear Axle
UJ Alignment - Propshaft
Unleaded - Fuel System

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V8 Bearings - Engine
V8 Exhaust Manifolds - Engine
V8 Front Cover - Engine
V8 Hot Tapping - Engine
V8 Inlet Manifold - Engine
V8 Oil Flow - Engine
V8 Oil Pump - Engine
V8 Pistons - Engine
V8 Starter - Engine
V8 Topend Rebuild - Engine
V8 Water Pump - Cooling System
V8 Wheels - Wheels and Tyres
Vacuum Advance - Carb vs Manifold - Ignition System
Vacuum Advance - Ignition System
Vacuum Gauge - Ignition System
Valve Clearances - Engine
Valve Timing - Engine
Vehicle Heights - Body and Structure
Vehicle Weights - Body and Structure

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Washers - Electrics
Washing & Polishing - Body and Structure
What Year? - Miscellaneous
Wheel Nuts - Wheels and Tyres
Wheel Sizes and Offsets - Wheels and Tyres
Wheels and Tyres
Wind-down Windows - Body and Structure
Windstop - Body and Structure
Wing/Door Mirrors - Body and Structure
Wipers - Electrics
Wire Colours, Terminal Numbering - Electrics
Wire Wheels - Wheels and Tyres
Wiring Harness Replacement - Electrics
Won't Start - Electrics
Won't Switch Off! - Electrics

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Yoke Alignment - Propshaft

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Zenith Choke - Fuel System