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1974 MGB GT - The Mustard (Mit) Mobility Scooter - Front Bushes


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#451 ONLINE   SiC

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Posted Yesterday, 07:33 PM

As for the alternator, service exchange, or carry a spare fan belt for when the front bearing seizes and then melts the belt. Then pray you are near enough home to fit the new one (any body with an old BL pile of shite always carries a decent toolbox) and get home before that melts ans it overheats.

I do actually need to put together a small toolkit. I plan to get a battery box and stuff a few bits in there. One good thing on these cars is that you don't need many sized sockets or spanners.

I'm really trying to resist buying a replacement. They're dirt cheap:
https://rover.ebay.c...tm/192339416166

Won't be as good quality I suspect, but should get the job done. Given a rebuild kit is £30 for the standard Lucas, it doesn't make too much sense to not just buy new.

Excellent progress and wallet draining happening here. I see you subscribe to the priniciple of if a job's worth doing it's worth doing right.

I still haven't had a chance to sort the bodywork either. Luckily there is minimal work on that front. Just glad I didn't buy a really crap one, as I'd been spending the same but on a hopeless car unlikely to pass it's next MOT. I am starting to understand the phrase, money pit when it comes to old cars....

I'm just hoping these things I've done so far will make it feel much better to drive. Before it felt rattled and clunked over bumps, loose and tired.
Current Fleet:
1974 MGB GT - A stereotypical classic car.
2007 Honda Civic EX CTDi - The reliable runner that is like the family pet.
2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying


My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

#452 OFFLINE   busmansholiday

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Posted Yesterday, 08:02 PM

"I'm just hoping these things I've done so far will make it feel much better to drive. Before it felt rattled and clunked over bumps, loose and tired."

I love an optimist.
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