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1975 MGB Roadster
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Steve00136



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Location: nottingham

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:50 pm    Post subject: 1975 MGB Roadster Reply with quote

Bought a year ago as a running project. Nothing major needed doing just a lot of tidying up which suits me fine.
That was until I drove another MGB and realised the "slop" in my gearstick was very excessive which accounts for the occasional missed gear.
So engine and gearbox out job and as soon as I opened up the gearbox could see the selectors are very badly worn.
These parts seem to be in short supply so may have to repair or buy a cheap box as spares.
I keep pics of the jobs I have done on the car on my blog (www.mymgb.info if you are interested) .

Am keeping an eye out on ebay for selectors unless anyone has a box (pref near Nottingham) they can part with.
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alastairq



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rimmer advertise a selection, if stuck?
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Steve00136



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks
Its the selectors not the selector forks - they go on the other end of the shafts to the forks
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ukmgparts.com/catalogue/mga-midcat-1-submga17-gearbox-gear-sets-shafts-selectors-forks

Any use?

edit...Are the parts you are after, 11G3132, and 11G3133?
[numbered 166 and 168 on the diagram]
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Steve00136



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks
Got one of the pieces I need - others not in stock
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Bitumen Boy



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This may go against the grain, but I can't imagine that recon gearboxes for MGB's are hard to come by, if you're having problems?

Of course that could be the reason for the lack of supply. I feel certain that numerous small parts for Triumphs are in short supply only because the specialists would rather hoard them and make more money selling you a larger recon assembly... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'd be good to see a thread about it on here sometime! I've an MGB tucked away too although not currently running.

RJ
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Steve00136



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Engine back in car and been for a rest run - gears are as they should be and hopefully I've sorted the oil leaks - time will tell!!
Have updated my blog atwww.mymgb.info of the jobs i have done whilst the engine was out.
Hope you find it interesting.
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