Author: Anders Ditlev Clausager
Publisher: Herridge & Sons Limited
Release Date: 2011-02-01
The MGB, the epitome of the British sports car, has attracted a huge following because of its blend of good looks, practicality and decent road manner. During its 18-year production life, from 1962 to 1980, it underwent a bewildering number of changes to specification and equipment. An owner or restorer of an MGB wants to know where their car came in the cycle of production and thus what it should look like and what parts should be fitted, from tail lamps to door handles. Answers to all these questions can only be found in this book, with detailed color photography of the complete range of the cars.
The immensely popular MGB sports cars are described here in full detail, accompanied by carefully selected color photographs. Fully documents all four-cylinder MGB models made from 1962 to 1980, six-cylinder MGCs from 1967-69, and MGB GTV8 models 1973-76. Provides owners, enthusiasts, and potential buyers with valuable information on exactly what is 100% authentic for every model and year. Includes detailed production figures.
The books in the Everyday Modifications series from Crowood are designed to guide classic car owners through the workshop skills needed to make their cars easier to use and enjoy. MG expert Roger Parker gives his advice on maintaining and modifying MGB, GT and GTV8 cars, with some additional reference to the MGC and MG RV8 models. With safety information throughout, the book covers: regulations, insurance and market value for all models; routine maintenance; body and interior changes; brakes, suspension and steering; engine improvements for the original 1798cc B-series engine and other engine alternatives and finally, installing and updating electrical equipment and lighting. A practical and instructional new guide to classic car modifications and maintenance for MG enthusiasts, illustrated with over 350 colour photographs and case studies.
Give new life to your MGB! With the aid of nearly 1,400 illustrations, and a text aimed at the do-it-yourselfer, this information-packed volume provides detailed, step-by-step information on everything you need to renovate your MGB body, interior, upholstery, engine, and electrical components. Contains complete and detailed information on how to build a Heritage MGB, and tells how to buy an MGB, MGC or MGB V8 and the pitfalls to avoid. The finest MGB restoration book published to date.
This book is essential reading for every MGB enthusiast. The mechanical aspects and the restoration of the vehicle have been written about in numerous publications but the so often maligned electrical systems has never before been comprehensively covered. For those new to vehicle electrical systems the book provides a simple primer using mechanical analogies. Each system in the car has its own chapter, with simple and uncluttered circuit diagrams in which each wire can be seen in its real colours. More than a how-to-do guide, the book also explains the "why" of each system and procedure, aiding diagnostics when things don’t go quite as they should. The many fault finding guides help pin those elusive problems down. For those wishing to improve the car for reliability and safety.
This updated third edition is the complete practical guide to car bodywork repair and renovation for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. With the aid of illustrated, step-by-step instructions, Porter explains how to tackle a wide variety of jobs, from fixing scratches to fixing new body panels. 1,200 illustrations.
Author: Roger Williams
Release Date: 1999
Written in a clear and understandable style with step-by-step instructions and over 200 illustrations, this text presents all the information the reader may need to build a V8-powered MGB Roadster of GT for the least possible cost.