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Valve Adjustment
« on: January 13, 2016, 01:47:12 PM »
I'm thinking I might be just a bit off with the new valves on my MGB. When a hobby becomes less fun, and more ....oh lets call it volatile, it's time to get professional help. I found a therapist close to work, I have an appointment.  Any help with my MGB valves will be appreciated.

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Re: Valve Adjustment
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 01:48:16 PM »
If the Intake valves are open at wrong time blowing fuel out the carbs can occur. Make sure #1 wire is pointing to #1 at TDC not at #4. Someone said it could be incorrect firing order which makes sense. You adjusted valves by the book..correct? Could be other things throwing the timing off..shorted plug wires, shorted cap. Older B's have a starter button on the side to rotate the crank .making it easy. Not sure on newer B's. Pull the valve cover off and watch as you rotate the crank either by hand or with a starter switch. Valves and springs should not bind any (easier with spark plugs out). Crank should rotate pretty smoothly..compression will give resistance of course..Try these out.

Neil Isglett
« Last Edit: January 13, 2016, 01:56:03 PM by amgba »
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