MG MGB MODELS

 

MGA, MGB, Midget, MGC

MG and MGB cars

MG, a jolly fun little British sports car

The MG Car Company got its name from Morris Garages, a dealer of Morris cars in Oxford which began producing its own customized versions to the designs. The company started making cars back in the 1920's, and as such is a historic marque.  The MGB is a popular car and once sold well in the US. Parts are well supported and readily available.  It is a  lively, fun open top sports car with tonnes of personality, which is to say - you are going to want to keep our phone number handy.

 

Seriously, you can get a lot of smiles without huge expense from one of these classics, but staying on top of the maintenance is going to be key to keeping it fun.

 

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

 

Annual Maintenance

A. Check and top off all vital fluids

B. Lubricate chassis and other grease fittings

C. Wire wheel cars must have the hub-splines cleaned and lubricated

D. Over 3,000 miles time for oil change

( must use ZDDP oil additive on Flat tappet engines to preserve the camshaft)

 

Engine Care

A. Every 10,000 miles: Adjust valve clearances and torque cylinder head

B. Spark Plugs and ignition points require replacement approx. 10,000 miles

(consider upgrading to electronic ignition and never change the points again)

 

Warning Signs

A. Steering changes on and off the throttle, indicating a loose rear axle.

B. Pay attention to the temperature guage on these cars.

C. MG's can develope many "Clunking" sounds.  Could be brakes, steering, suspension, differential, hub splines.  Let us inspect your car and catch a small issue before it becomes a larger one.

 

 

Mileage Factors

 

- Standard service interval: 3,000 mile oil changes

- 10,000  Service to include: Valve Adjustments, Points and Spark Plugs

Check Fluid levels, Lubricate Chassis

 

At approximately three year interval it is recommended that brake fluid and antifreeze be flushed or replaced.  What is important is that the fluid conditions are monitored and kept in good order to prevent contamination of the brake fluid (water) and the additives in the antifreeze maintained for freezing\boil over and electrolisis prevention.

 

They are great little cars and a little effort helps them go a long way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send us an email with any

questions about your MG

(415) 457-1707

 

142 Mill Street

San Rafael, CA 94901

 

Service for British Autos in Marin

and the Bay Area since 1960

 

Monday through Friday

9-am 5pm

 

 RESOURCES

MG and MGB cars
The MG Experinec Forum and Blog

Forums about the cars, resources for maintenance and community

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