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Re: Monthly PMGC GT - Tue, 08/11/2020 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Steve Perlman
 

Is anyone bringing food?
I will donate 2 Sicilian Pizzas.  One plain, One Everything.
If it is a go,  who is bringing sodas and who is bringing ice.

Stevie P Yellow B

On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM PhillyMGClub@groups.io Calendar <PhillyMGClub@groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Monthly PMGC GT

When: Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-04:00) America/New York

Where:Abington Baptist Church

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Organizer: kliebel@...

Description: Philadelphia MG Club Monthly GT
Abington Baptist Church

1501 Huntingdon Road
Abington, PA 19001
 
There is plenty of room to park. Bring a lawn chair, your own food/snack and drink. PLEASE note that no alcohol is allowed on church property.



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Monthly PMGC GT - Tue, 08/11/2020 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

PhillyMGClub@groups.io Calendar <PhillyMGClub@...>
 

Reminder: Monthly PMGC GT

When: Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-04:00) America/New York

Where:Abington Baptist Church

View Event

Organizer: kliebel@...

Description: Philadelphia MG Club Monthly GT
Abington Baptist Church

1501 Huntingdon Road
Abington, PA 19001
 
There is plenty of room to park. Bring a lawn chair, your own food/snack and drink. PLEASE note that no alcohol is allowed on church property.


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Monthly PMGC GT - Tue, 08/11/2020 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

PhillyMGClub@groups.io Calendar <PhillyMGClub@...>
 

Reminder: Monthly PMGC GT

When: Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-04:00) America/New York

Where:Abington Baptist Church

View Event

Organizer: kliebel@...

Description: Philadelphia MG Club Monthly GT
Abington Baptist Church

1501 Huntingdon Road
Abington, PA 19001
 
There is plenty of room to park. Bring a lawn chair, your own food/snack and drink. PLEASE note that no alcohol is allowed on church property.


August GT Information

Kristi Liebel
 

August GT Information:

There will be an in-person GT meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

We will be meeting on the grounds of
Abington Baptist Church
1501 Huntingdon Road
Abington, PA 19001

Starting at 7pm.

There is plenty of room to park. Bring a lawn chair, your own food/snack and drink.

PLEASE note that no alcohol is allowed on church property. There will also be two bathrooms available to be used and a Carriage house that could be used in the event of rain.

Any questions, contact club president or Rev. McDowell.


Safety Fast,

Kristi


Kristi
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Re: Transmission Mounted Speedo Drive Gear For '76 MGB (not right angle)

Chip Krout <chip19474@...>
 

thanks...hopefully the small bin of assorted o-rings I've collected for a zillion years will have what I want


-----Original Message-----
From: Ira Spector <spectors4@...>
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 2, 2020 3:42 pm
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] Transmission Mounted Speedo Drive Gear For '76 MGB (not right angle)

Harbor Freight sells a metric O-ring kit that has come in handy in situations like this in the past.

Ira

On Aug 2, 2020, at 3:37 PM, Ed Emery via groups.io <john.emery5@...> wrote:


Make sure you get the correct gear for the turns per mile.  Your speedo gauge should have it at the bottom of the face.
 
From: PhillyMGClub@groups.io [mailto:PhillyMGClub@groups.io] On Behalf Of Kevin McLemore
Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2020 1:13 PM
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] Transmission Mounted Speedo Drive Gear For '76 MGB (not right angle)
 
Yeah, usually there’s an o-ring that’s replaceable - certainly that’s an inexpensive and pretty quick fix.
Cheers,
Kevin

On Aug 2, 2020, at 12:01 PM, Chip Krout via groups.io <chip19474@...> wrote:
Does anyone know where I can find a new speedo drive gear for my '76 MGB?  It's the speedo gear on the pass side of the transmission....mine is leaking - not a big deal but, what the heck, I have the time.  If there's an O RIng in the gear housing that is replaceable, please let me know - I'll do that.
 
Thanks,
 
Chip Krout


Re: Transmission Mounted Speedo Drive Gear For '76 MGB (not right angle)

Chip Krout <chip19474@...>
 

thanks....I'm aware of the gear teeth issue...hoping to do an o-ring replacement and keep what I have...fingers crossed


-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Emery via groups.io <john.emery5@...>
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io
Sent: Sun, Aug 2, 2020 3:36 pm
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] Transmission Mounted Speedo Drive Gear For '76 MGB (not right angle)

Make sure you get the correct gear for the turns per mile.  Your speedo gauge should have it at the bottom of the face.
 
From: PhillyMGClub@groups.io [mailto:PhillyMGClub@groups.io] On Behalf Of Kevin McLemore
Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2020 1:13 PM
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] Transmission Mounted Speedo Drive Gear For '76 MGB (not right angle)
 
Yeah, usually there’s an o-ring that’s replaceable - certainly that’s an inexpensive and pretty quick fix.
Cheers,
Kevin

On Aug 2, 2020, at 12:01 PM, Chip Krout via groups.io <chip19474@...> wrote:
Does anyone know where I can find a new speedo drive gear for my '76 MGB?  It's the speedo gear on the pass side of the transmission....mine is leaking - not a big deal but, what the heck, I have the time.  If there's an O RIng in the gear housing that is replaceable, please let me know - I'll do that.
 
Thanks,
 
Chip Krout


Re: Transmission Mounted Speedo Drive Gear For '76 MGB (not right angle)

Ira Spector
 

Harbor Freight sells a metric O-ring kit that has come in handy in situations like this in the past.

Ira

On Aug 2, 2020, at 3:37 PM, Ed Emery via groups.io <john.emery5@...> wrote:



Make sure you get the correct gear for the turns per mile.  Your speedo gauge should have it at the bottom of the face.

 

From: PhillyMGClub@groups.io [mailto:PhillyMGClub@groups.io] On Behalf Of Kevin McLemore
Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2020 1:13 PM
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] Transmission Mounted Speedo Drive Gear For '76 MGB (not right angle)

 

Yeah, usually there’s an o-ring that’s replaceable - certainly that’s an inexpensive and pretty quick fix.

Cheers,

Kevin


On Aug 2, 2020, at 12:01 PM, Chip Krout via groups.io <chip19474@...> wrote:

Does anyone know where I can find a new speedo drive gear for my '76 MGB?  It's the speedo gear on the pass side of the transmission....mine is leaking - not a big deal but, what the heck, I have the time.  If there's an O RIng in the gear housing that is replaceable, please let me know - I'll do that.

 

Thanks,

 

Chip Krout


Re: Transmission Mounted Speedo Drive Gear For '76 MGB (not right angle)

Ed Emery
 

Make sure you get the correct gear for the turns per mile.  Your speedo gauge should have it at the bottom of the face.

 

From: PhillyMGClub@groups.io [mailto:PhillyMGClub@groups.io] On Behalf Of Kevin McLemore
Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2020 1:13 PM
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] Transmission Mounted Speedo Drive Gear For '76 MGB (not right angle)

 

Yeah, usually there’s an o-ring that’s replaceable - certainly that’s an inexpensive and pretty quick fix.

Cheers,

Kevin


On Aug 2, 2020, at 12:01 PM, Chip Krout via groups.io <chip19474@...> wrote:

Does anyone know where I can find a new speedo drive gear for my '76 MGB?  It's the speedo gear on the pass side of the transmission....mine is leaking - not a big deal but, what the heck, I have the time.  If there's an O RIng in the gear housing that is replaceable, please let me know - I'll do that.

 

Thanks,

 

Chip Krout


Re: Transmission Mounted Speedo Drive Gear For '76 MGB (not right angle)

Kevin McLemore
 

Yeah, usually there’s an o-ring that’s replaceable - certainly that’s an inexpensive and pretty quick fix.

Cheers,
Kevin

On Aug 2, 2020, at 12:01 PM, Chip Krout via groups.io <chip19474@...> wrote:

Does anyone know where I can find a new speedo drive gear for my '76 MGB?  It's the speedo gear on the pass side of the transmission....mine is leaking - not a big deal but, what the heck, I have the time.  If there's an O RIng in the gear housing that is replaceable, please let me know - I'll do that.

Thanks,

Chip Krout


Transmission Mounted Speedo Drive Gear For '76 MGB (not right angle)

Chip Krout <chip19474@...>
 

Does anyone know where I can find a new speedo drive gear for my '76 MGB?  It's the speedo gear on the pass side of the transmission....mine is leaking - not a big deal but, what the heck, I have the time.  If there's an O RIng in the gear housing that is replaceable, please let me know - I'll do that.

Thanks,

Chip Krout


Saturday August 1 Skippack Meetup 9am

Noel Torchio
 

I'm planning an early morning drive to Skippack this Saturday morning August 1 from up here in Blandon to meet with a few non member LBC (and other) guys for our own small cars and coffee.  If you are interested in joining us, we are meeting at the Wawa in Skippack at 9am then driving to one of the parking lots to catch up on life and talk cars for an hour or so.  I need to be home around noon so the adventure for me will be driving to Skippack and back.

If you don't have any plans for Saturday morning consider taking your MG out for a cup of coffee.

Noel


Re: The MG Car Club Newsletter

Chip Krout <chip19474@...>
 

this was a lot of fun reading...thanks for forwarding


-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Williams <rogerotto@...>
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jul 26, 2020 8:55 pm
Subject: [PhillyMGClub] The MG Car Club Newsletter

Hi All

Sorry about not including the newsletter.

Here it is

Roger


Begin forwarded message:

From: The MG Car Club <office@...>
Date: July 26, 2020 at 4:14:44 PM EDT
To: <rogerotto@...>
Subject: The MG Car Club Newsletter
Reply-To: The MG Car Club <office@...>

NEWSLETTER

Announcing new partnership with Motorsport UK to offer membership discounts

The MG Car Club are pleased to announce a new partnership that adds even more value to your annual membership of the world's oldest MG Club.

Motorsport UK is the not-for-profit governing body of 4 - wheel motorsport in the UK. Their 'Trackside Membership' offers fans of motorsport and motoring a unique opportunity to get closer to motorsport.

In partnership with Motorsport UK, MG Car Club members can join Trackside for just £19.99, representing a 20% discount from the £24.99 RRP. Trackside membership offers fans the opportunity to access sought-after behind-the-scenes tours, exclusive motorsport experiences and discounts on the costs of motoring, travel and at High Street stores.
Find out more

New Podcast - Episode 16:
The history of the Abingdon Works with Graham Robson and large MG saloons

On this episode of the MG Car Club Podcast , renowned motoring historian, Graham Robson joins Wayne Scott to explore the story of the Abingdon Works Competition Department, where so many successful MG race and rally cars were developed. This year marks the anniversary of its closure so offers an ideal chance to explore the contribution made to the British Motor Industry from within the MG factory in Abingdon. 

Wayne and Adam also discuss the history of Kimber House, which was opened as the club's HQ thirty years ago this month, plus chat about the long history of great MG saloons stretching back to 1936.


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Listen now

MGB Register and Midget Register cancel further events due to pandemic

The MGB Register have taken then difficult decision to cancel their Summer picnic that was due to be held on 9th August at Millets Farm. Although some professional events organisations and venues are being given special exemptions to organise events, private and informal gatherings are still limited to thirty people. 

Read more.

The Midget Register has also confirmed that their Road Run, due to take place at Timothy’s Restaurant, Fosseway Garden Centre, Moreton-in-Marsh has been also been cancelled for this year.
See all updates

Beech Hill Garage founder passes away. 

It is with sadness we have to report the passing of a staunch MGCC supporter and founder of the well respected Beech Hill Garage, Ted de la Rivière.
Read our tribute

MG Motor Middle East prepare to open branches in Iraq

MG Motor is continuing its rapid expansion across the Middle East with the announcement that GB Auto has been appointed as the brand’s exclusive distributor in Iraq with their first dealership preparing to open in early August.

The new partnership will eventually see six MG showrooms opened across the country: in Erbil, Baghdad (on 62 St and at Baghdad Mall), Duhok, Sulaymaniyah and Basrah. The Erbil showroom will be the first to open, with sales starting in the first week of August 2020.
Read more

Pick of the auctions

First privateer MG Metro 6R4 goes under the hammer

This MG Metro 6R4 was purchased directly from Austin Rover Motorsport Abingdon by the directors of ARTIX Ltd. and was the very first “Works Specification” 'Group B' Metro to be sold to a Privateer Team in the UK. The car goes under the hammer in the Silverstone Auctions sale next Friday, 31st July. 
  • Purchased directly from Austin Rover Motorsport by the directors of ARTiX Ltd Driven by John Brown in the British Rally Championship
  • Wyedean Forest Rally 1st place,
  • Hadrian Centurion Rally 1st place
  • Full bare-metal restoration over the past four years
  • Goodman 2.8-litre, short-stroke engine.
  • Works Xtrac gearbox with split bell housing
  • MSA Engine Certification. MSA Logbook.
  • Chassis #168. 
Read more

The latest from the club shop 

Some essential clothing, some anniversary clothing and a nice gift you cheer your garage walls up! 
Buy here
Buy here
Buy here

From the Safety Fast archives...

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing!


Mel Jones has owned his MG Montego D980 since 1989, which is just about long enough to get to know a car! Mel had recently arrived by motor yacht from Gibraltar and needed a larger family car than his Mini.This is his story of living with one of MG's most fondly remembered saloons.
Read article

FBHVC launch National Historic Vehicle survey and need YOU to participate

This is a critical survey for the historic vehicle movement.
The survey is being conducted on behalf of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs and aims to generate important insights on the sector. The answers you give, will help shape the future for historic vehicles in Great Britain.
The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete depending on the answers you give. Please complete the survey in one sitting and includes an automatic entry into a prize draw, details of which are below. 
Take part now

MGB rear brake overhaul tutorial video

Rimmer Bros talk us through one of the common jobs on a 1981 MGB - renewing the rear brake shoes and wheel cylinders! In this really easy to follow guide, you can learn all you need to do this job at home. 
The entries keep coming! So much so, that we have included special areas for owners in Australia and now India! The virtual car show just gets bigger and better and is viewable now on the button below. 

It seems the MG Car Club family is really coming together over this and sharing some fantastic images - so keep them coming! 

2020 marks the 90th anniversary of the MG Car Club. As part of our celebrations, we would like to create a gallery of photographs, submitted by you the members, that truly captures our passion for MGs and the best elements of club life. So, enter yours now! 
Visit our Virtual Show
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The MG Car Club Newsletter

Roger Williams
 

Hi All

Sorry about not including the newsletter.

Here it is

Roger


Begin forwarded message:

From: The MG Car Club <office@...>
Date: July 26, 2020 at 4:14:44 PM EDT
To: <rogerotto@...>
Subject: The MG Car Club Newsletter
Reply-To: The MG Car Club <office@...>

NEWSLETTER

Announcing new partnership with Motorsport UK to offer membership discounts

The MG Car Club are pleased to announce a new partnership that adds even more value to your annual membership of the world's oldest MG Club.

Motorsport UK is the not-for-profit governing body of 4 - wheel motorsport in the UK. Their 'Trackside Membership' offers fans of motorsport and motoring a unique opportunity to get closer to motorsport.

In partnership with Motorsport UK, MG Car Club members can join Trackside for just £19.99, representing a 20% discount from the £24.99 RRP. Trackside membership offers fans the opportunity to access sought-after behind-the-scenes tours, exclusive motorsport experiences and discounts on the costs of motoring, travel and at High Street stores.
Find out more

New Podcast - Episode 16:
The history of the Abingdon Works with Graham Robson and large MG saloons

On this episode of the MG Car Club Podcast , renowned motoring historian, Graham Robson joins Wayne Scott to explore the story of the Abingdon Works Competition Department, where so many successful MG race and rally cars were developed. This year marks the anniversary of its closure so offers an ideal chance to explore the contribution made to the British Motor Industry from within the MG factory in Abingdon. 

Wayne and Adam also discuss the history of Kimber House, which was opened as the club's HQ thirty years ago this month, plus chat about the long history of great MG saloons stretching back to 1936.


Subscribe in:
ITUNES | SPOTIFY | GOOGLE PODCASTS

Listen now

MGB Register and Midget Register cancel further events due to pandemic

The MGB Register have taken then difficult decision to cancel their Summer picnic that was due to be held on 9th August at Millets Farm. Although some professional events organisations and venues are being given special exemptions to organise events, private and informal gatherings are still limited to thirty people. 

Read more.

The Midget Register has also confirmed that their Road Run, due to take place at Timothy’s Restaurant, Fosseway Garden Centre, Moreton-in-Marsh has been also been cancelled for this year.
See all updates

Beech Hill Garage founder passes away. 

It is with sadness we have to report the passing of a staunch MGCC supporter and founder of the well respected Beech Hill Garage, Ted de la Rivière.
Read our tribute

MG Motor Middle East prepare to open branches in Iraq

MG Motor is continuing its rapid expansion across the Middle East with the announcement that GB Auto has been appointed as the brand’s exclusive distributor in Iraq with their first dealership preparing to open in early August.

The new partnership will eventually see six MG showrooms opened across the country: in Erbil, Baghdad (on 62 St and at Baghdad Mall), Duhok, Sulaymaniyah and Basrah. The Erbil showroom will be the first to open, with sales starting in the first week of August 2020.
Read more

Pick of the auctions

First privateer MG Metro 6R4 goes under the hammer

This MG Metro 6R4 was purchased directly from Austin Rover Motorsport Abingdon by the directors of ARTIX Ltd. and was the very first “Works Specification” 'Group B' Metro to be sold to a Privateer Team in the UK. The car goes under the hammer in the Silverstone Auctions sale next Friday, 31st July. 

  • Purchased directly from Austin Rover Motorsport by the directors of ARTiX Ltd Driven by John Brown in the British Rally Championship
  • Wyedean Forest Rally 1st place,
  • Hadrian Centurion Rally 1st place
  • Full bare-metal restoration over the past four years
  • Goodman 2.8-litre, short-stroke engine.
  • Works Xtrac gearbox with split bell housing
  • MSA Engine Certification. MSA Logbook.
  • Chassis #168. 
Read more

The latest from the club shop 

Some essential clothing, some anniversary clothing and a nice gift you cheer your garage walls up! 
Buy here
Buy here
Buy here

From the Safety Fast archives...

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing!


Mel Jones has owned his MG Montego D980 since 1989, which is just about long enough to get to know a car! Mel had recently arrived by motor yacht from Gibraltar and needed a larger family car than his Mini.This is his story of living with one of MG's most fondly remembered saloons.
Read article

FBHVC launch National Historic Vehicle survey and need YOU to participate

This is a critical survey for the historic vehicle movement.

The survey is being conducted on behalf of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs and aims to generate important insights on the sector. The answers you give, will help shape the future for historic vehicles in Great Britain.

The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete depending on the answers you give. Please complete the survey in one sitting and includes an automatic entry into a prize draw, details of which are below. 

Take part now

MGB rear brake overhaul tutorial video

Rimmer Bros talk us through one of the common jobs on a 1981 MGB - renewing the rear brake shoes and wheel cylinders! In this really easy to follow guide, you can learn all you need to do this job at home. 
The entries keep coming! So much so, that we have included special areas for owners in Australia and now India! The virtual car show just gets bigger and better and is viewable now on the button below. 

It seems the MG Car Club family is really coming together over this and sharing some fantastic images - so keep them coming! 

2020 marks the 90th anniversary of the MG Car Club. As part of our celebrations, we would like to create a gallery of photographs, submitted by you the members, that truly captures our passion for MGs and the best elements of club life. So, enter yours now! 
Visit our Virtual Show
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MG Car Club Newsletter

Roger Williams
 

Hi All

Just received my first newsletter.

It has lots of interesting stuff ... BUT ... it is all about MGs and not MINIs (go figure)!

There is podcast about history and a video about changing rear brake shoes on an MGB.

On their main site you can subscribe to this newsletter as well.

Roger Williams


Re: The Story of the A Series Engine - MG Car Club

Harry Hurst
 

Interesting discussion here on the advantages of low-end torque , especially with the addition of the Ford v Ferrari aspect. this reminds me of what Jim Hall told me about how the idea of the "automatic" transmission in the Chaparral came up when I was doing my book on the 1965 Sebring:

"We had introduced the automatic in the first part of 1964, at Laguna Seca in the USRRC. The story of the automatic is really interesting. My first Chaparral 2 had a 300 cid Chevy with a Colotti transmission and Hap’s had a lightweight 215 cid Olds aluminum V-8. When Hap drove mine, he said, 'Why do you even need a transmission? It’ll spin the wheels in whatever gear you’re in.'

So we got to messing around to make some type of an automatic transmission. About that time we started a testing agreement with Chevy R&D. The guy that ran it, Frank Winchell, was a transmission engineer and when he saw what we were doing, he said, 'Let me take a look at that.'

Later, he brought down a car for us to test that had a transaxle with a torque converter in it. We tested that car a good deal and found it to be quite acceptable. Initially it was a single-speed, and I didn’t feel it had quite enough torque on the bottom end. So it evolved from a single- to a two-speed and eventually to a three-speed with a torque converter. We then added a lockup clutch to the torque converter so it didn’t lose any efficiency. It worked great, just like Hap said it would."

The reality was that the "automatic" was really  manual gearbox without a clutch because it had the torque converter. Shifting was done manually by matching revs.


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On 7/26/20 9:52 AM, Gregory Simms wrote:
289 vs 427,and wind drag. Ie. GT 40 was 40 inch height. Too high among other wind issues

On Sun, Jul 26, 2020, 8:43 AM Steve Perlman <sperlman63@...> wrote:
Wasn't long stroke versus big bore essentially the battle of Ford versus Ferrari? 

On Sat, Jul 25, 2020, 12:03 PM Kevin McLemore <kmclemore@...> wrote:
Yep, it's the battle between low-end torque and top-end power. Long stroke (under-square) engines are good at delivering low-end torque, which the average driver appreciates for daily driving - it gives good performance off the line and plenty of pulling power for hills without downshifting, hence why they were used a lot on consumer vehicles (and tractors, too, for that matter!).  

The Brits have a long history of doing unnatural acts to avoid taxes.  Three-wheeled cars like the Reliant, Morgan and Bond are a good example - they were made so that the 'car' could be taxed as a motorcycle. Similarly, cars were delivered as 'kits', like Lotus, Turner, Fairthorpe, etc., because they were taxed differently than a fully assembled car.  This even extended to houses, since taxation at one time was based on how many square feet of roof you had... so folks would remove the roof if they weren't going to use a house for a long period of time!

-KBM


From: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io> on behalf of Roger Searle via groups.io <searlerb=aol.com@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:55 AM
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] The Story of the A Series Engine - MG Car Club
 
Engine Fun Facts.

I've noticed that engines often have bores and strokes that are almost equal "square" to achieve the desired displacement.  Reading this article I saw that the A engine had a bore of 57.92mm and a stroke of 76.20mm and is "under square" (i.e. long-stroke).  This reminded me that the British Govt. sometimes taxed cars on the engine bore.  So it is said some manufacturers increased the stroke to avoid some tax.

Doing a little research I learned:  "Under-square" (long-stroke engines) are used a lot today because it increases efficiency .  "Over-square" (short-stroke) engines are used in racing because it increases power.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroke_ratio)

Roger Searle
1978 MGB Roadster - original owner
1971 MGB GT - really cool with new AC system - see article in upcoming Nuffield News


-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Williams <rogerotto@...>
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io
Sent: Fri, Jul 24, 2020 10:55 pm
Subject: [PhillyMGClub] The Story of the A Series Engine - MG Car Club

Hello All!

Here is an interesting article which my Mini and your MGs have in common.

The site is the MG Car Club in England which is also interesting.

Happy reading and exploring.

Roger Williams
‘66 Austin Cooper S




Re: The Story of the A Series Engine - MG Car Club

Gregory Simms
 

289 vs 427,and wind drag. Ie. GT 40 was 40 inch height. Too high among other wind issues


On Sun, Jul 26, 2020, 8:43 AM Steve Perlman <sperlman63@...> wrote:
Wasn't long stroke versus big bore essentially the battle of Ford versus Ferrari? 

On Sat, Jul 25, 2020, 12:03 PM Kevin McLemore <kmclemore@...> wrote:
Yep, it's the battle between low-end torque and top-end power. Long stroke (under-square) engines are good at delivering low-end torque, which the average driver appreciates for daily driving - it gives good performance off the line and plenty of pulling power for hills without downshifting, hence why they were used a lot on consumer vehicles (and tractors, too, for that matter!).  

The Brits have a long history of doing unnatural acts to avoid taxes.  Three-wheeled cars like the Reliant, Morgan and Bond are a good example - they were made so that the 'car' could be taxed as a motorcycle. Similarly, cars were delivered as 'kits', like Lotus, Turner, Fairthorpe, etc., because they were taxed differently than a fully assembled car.  This even extended to houses, since taxation at one time was based on how many square feet of roof you had... so folks would remove the roof if they weren't going to use a house for a long period of time!

-KBM


From: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io> on behalf of Roger Searle via groups.io <searlerb=aol.com@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:55 AM
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] The Story of the A Series Engine - MG Car Club
 
Engine Fun Facts.

I've noticed that engines often have bores and strokes that are almost equal "square" to achieve the desired displacement.  Reading this article I saw that the A engine had a bore of 57.92mm and a stroke of 76.20mm and is "under square" (i.e. long-stroke).  This reminded me that the British Govt. sometimes taxed cars on the engine bore.  So it is said some manufacturers increased the stroke to avoid some tax.

Doing a little research I learned:  "Under-square" (long-stroke engines) are used a lot today because it increases efficiency .  "Over-square" (short-stroke) engines are used in racing because it increases power.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroke_ratio)

Roger Searle
1978 MGB Roadster - original owner
1971 MGB GT - really cool with new AC system - see article in upcoming Nuffield News


-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Williams <rogerotto@...>
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io
Sent: Fri, Jul 24, 2020 10:55 pm
Subject: [PhillyMGClub] The Story of the A Series Engine - MG Car Club

Hello All!

Here is an interesting article which my Mini and your MGs have in common.

The site is the MG Car Club in England which is also interesting.

Happy reading and exploring.

Roger Williams
‘66 Austin Cooper S




Re: Aftermarket caliper clearance

Allen Hanford
 

After I wrote the post I measured the old caliper vs new and found that the replacements were 1/8" thicker than the old ones.

After lots of fretting I machined 100 thou off of the faces of the new calipers


Re: The Story of the A Series Engine - MG Car Club

Steve Perlman
 

Wasn't long stroke versus big bore essentially the battle of Ford versus Ferrari? 


On Sat, Jul 25, 2020, 12:03 PM Kevin McLemore <kmclemore@...> wrote:
Yep, it's the battle between low-end torque and top-end power. Long stroke (under-square) engines are good at delivering low-end torque, which the average driver appreciates for daily driving - it gives good performance off the line and plenty of pulling power for hills without downshifting, hence why they were used a lot on consumer vehicles (and tractors, too, for that matter!).  

The Brits have a long history of doing unnatural acts to avoid taxes.  Three-wheeled cars like the Reliant, Morgan and Bond are a good example - they were made so that the 'car' could be taxed as a motorcycle. Similarly, cars were delivered as 'kits', like Lotus, Turner, Fairthorpe, etc., because they were taxed differently than a fully assembled car.  This even extended to houses, since taxation at one time was based on how many square feet of roof you had... so folks would remove the roof if they weren't going to use a house for a long period of time!

-KBM


From: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io> on behalf of Roger Searle via groups.io <searlerb=aol.com@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:55 AM
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] The Story of the A Series Engine - MG Car Club
 
Engine Fun Facts.

I've noticed that engines often have bores and strokes that are almost equal "square" to achieve the desired displacement.  Reading this article I saw that the A engine had a bore of 57.92mm and a stroke of 76.20mm and is "under square" (i.e. long-stroke).  This reminded me that the British Govt. sometimes taxed cars on the engine bore.  So it is said some manufacturers increased the stroke to avoid some tax.

Doing a little research I learned:  "Under-square" (long-stroke engines) are used a lot today because it increases efficiency .  "Over-square" (short-stroke) engines are used in racing because it increases power.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroke_ratio)

Roger Searle
1978 MGB Roadster - original owner
1971 MGB GT - really cool with new AC system - see article in upcoming Nuffield News


-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Williams <rogerotto@...>
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io
Sent: Fri, Jul 24, 2020 10:55 pm
Subject: [PhillyMGClub] The Story of the A Series Engine - MG Car Club

Hello All!

Here is an interesting article which my Mini and your MGs have in common.

The site is the MG Car Club in England which is also interesting.

Happy reading and exploring.

Roger Williams
‘66 Austin Cooper S




Re: Aftermarket caliper clearance

Ira Spector
 

Do you have the old ones to compare them with? I had aftermarket shoes that were 1/4” too wide and had to be ground down to work properly.

Ira

On Jul 25, 2020, at 1:29 PM, Allen Hanford <allenhanford@...> wrote:


I installed aftermarket calipers and rotors on the front of my wire-wheel 68 midget. Now the wheels are rubbing on the calipers.

Us this a problem anyone else has had? I can think of a couple of ways to modify what I have to make it work but I'd rather have it work with no funny business.

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