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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - steering vibration
|This is my first contribution to this site...|
i have had several MGB's and following John Bourkes advice (thanks john) i purchased a factory V8 about i month ago ..needless to say i enjoy the car very much...i have now sorted out a few minor faults but would like some advice on the following ...under medium to heavy acceleration there is vibration and some noise from the steering column...how is this cured ..???
i would also like to join the V8 register and details would be appreciated
The car no. is 2522 in Glacier white, 69,000 miles
The V8 registrar is:-
e-mail him with details of your car.
Good luck, I have had a factory V8 since new in 1973 - great car.
|Sounds like the engine is touching the steering column shaft under the torque reaction of acceleration. Can be caused by soggy (worn) or broken engine mounts. |
Mine is 2122 Bracken.
|Kyri - even with new rubber mounts, the right hand mounting requires two spacers. (OE).|
|thanks i will check the mountings ...but i have been told it is a fiddly job to replace them ..is it best to replace them with standard mountings or is there something better ...|
|Use the standard V8 rubber mount - it's harder than the the 1800 version although it looks the same.|
It is a fiddly job and would be a good time to refit the starter motor unless you know it is in first class order.
|It is a fiddle - but gets easier with practice!|
|..except with big hands! V8 spec mounts usually have a small red spot for identification.|
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