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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - Any advice from Paul Hunt
I noticed in archieves that your exhaust manifolds tried to escape.
I've noticed that my left hand side has taken a chunk out of inner wing down to bare metal. The engine mounts are new and I have a steady bar on front of left side.
Any advice re preventing a hole appearing?
|Hmmm, it was the right-side that I had to repair on mine. I have a thicker spacer on the right-side, plus I was very careful to balance up the engine mounts on both sides. Look at the clearance on both sides and if your right has significantly more than the left slacken both mount-to-chassis nuts (you will need a slim spanner to get past the rack shaft) and with a long screwdriver and light hammer tap the metal parts of the mounts where they contact the chassis to slide them up and down until you get a more even gap at the manifolds. You may have to jack under the sump a bit to aid this, with a board 'tween jack and sump, of course.|
Even so I found it impossible to stop the paint burning of the inner wings, even though the manifolds are silver. I have fabricated a piece of stainless steel to the contours of the inner wing which reflects most of the heat and so protects the inner wing, but reduces the clearance that bit further, of course. I'm thinking in terms of a steady bar as well.
I always descibe locations from drivers seat, so I think we are on same side.
Next step to look at clearances.
|"I always descibe locations from drivers seat"|
So do I, so I think we are on opposite sides!
If it's the right would the rack shaft not take a battering.
Or have you gone European in Solihul.
|Don't know what the relative clearances are but the RH inner wing gets clobbered whatever happens to the (RH) rack shaft.|
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