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This area contains general information applicable to both the T-Series, and also the B Series.  Much of the info is also applicable to British Cars in general, and cars from around the world.

A Table of Specifications for the MG B Roadster and MG TD is here and is also available as an Excel Spreadsheet as a download  Check out specific model specifications by clicking on the buttons on the upper left.

Auxiliary Lighting covers the addition of not only fog and driving lamps, but also the addition of  conversion headlamps to replace the normal headlights.  This option in addition to improving the looks of the vehicle, also improves visibility at night, without adversely affecting other drivers.

General Mechanical Tips:

  • This lesson I learned from my friend Fifi, a professional mechanic:  He reminded me that this is the first step in any shop manual repair procedures, and usually ignored.  Prior to most work disconnect the battery prior to engaging in any work.  This is one of the lessons that I have had to learn many times (stupid me).  I usually disconnect the ground lead from the battery prior to starting work.  I know its a pain, but it is very embarrassing to almost be run over by your car because you accidentally let your screwdriver short the starter solenoid and the car being in gear rolls forward almost over your foot.
  • Another important lesson is from Sarge he would point to a bolt and ask the torque specs, if you answered without looking it up, you would get a stern lecture about how the US Government spent a lot of money to buy us technical manual so that their airplanes would be maintained properly, and not messed up by some dumb dogface who can't remember the correct torque settings.  He would finish up with a kindly "...Always look it up son, its better that way."  So get the shop manual.  I know that if you need to make a finer adjustment with these cars you get a bigger hammer, but there is no excuse for not having the Haynes or shop manual around.

Last modified: April 26, 2005

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