Our friend Chris has brought his Iris Blue 1963 MG B Roadster in for the workshop team to have a look at a running issue
Classic car technician Jonn has been working on our 1963 MGB Roadster by fitting a new starter to try and resolve the starting issues the car has been experiencing.
When Jonn was trying to remove the old starter, he was unable to remove it from the engine bay as it was too big to come out without first grinding through the starter shaft. After Jonn had done this, the old starter was removed and a new one was fitted. The new starter was much smaller than the original and fitted with ease into our classic MGB.
Classic car technician Jonn has been busy installing seatbelts into our returning 1963 MGB Roadster.
During the installation, Jonn found that the hole in the seatbelt mount needed enlarging so it would fit the spacers that he had made. Once this had been done, the spacer fit perfectly and was ready to be put into the car.
Jonn fitted the offside seatbelt first and secured it in place. Once he was happy it was functioning properly, he repeated the process on the nearside of the vehicle.
Back in 2021, our 1963 MGB Roadster was won through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.
It has now come back to us to investigate some issues that the owner has been experiencing. The main issue involved the car not starting properly. To resolve this, Workshop Manager John replaced the solenoid but found the car still wasn’t quite right.
The starter is now being looked at while some interior work is also being completed in the form of new seatbelts being installed.
We always love seeing competition cars again and this one is still as beautiful and as cool as ever.
Our friend Chris has brought his Iris Blue 1963 MG B Roadster in for the workshop team to have a look at a running issue on the classic convertible.
When out for a drive and trying to pull away from a junction, the car stalled and wouldn’t restart until the car had cooled down enough. At the moment, we’re experiencing very warm weather here in Suffolk so the team wanted to get the beautiful MGB back to Chris as quickly as possible for him to enjoy in the amazing Summer weather.
Jon, our workshop technician, test drove the car and confirmed the issue with the car near our workshop. From there, he began to inspect the car and found a cracked fuel hose which was replaced with a new piece and then began to look at the carburettors.
Jon removed the units from the car in order to strip them down on the bench after noticing an idle speed issue with the car and adjusting it while running. This helped the pulling away problem but didn’t resolve it. So, a thorough clean-up of the body and ports inside. He also cleaned up the carburettor piston and jets to make sure that no sediment or debris was blocking the fuel flow.
Then, the carburettors were fitted back onto the manifold of the classic MG B before Jon took it back out on a road test to check for the issue. All was ok on the road test while pulling away from a junction after the car was up to temperature and started multiple times while hot.
After that, the car was signed off and delivered back to Chris to enjoy the amazing weather!