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Re: The Birches Car Show June 18th

Rev. Mark McDowell
 

I attended Wounded Warrior show in Warminster on Saturday and I too was the only MG. In fact I was one of only 2 British cars there (the other was a heavily modified Austin-Healey 3000 with an American engine).



Mark


On Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 8:18 AM, Stephen Sottolano
<slsotto66@...> wrote:

I attended Classic Cars in Langhorne borough this Saturday. 
I was the only MGB there.
Parked next to my friend and his showpiece Vette, I got just as many lookers and questions from the show goers!
On Sun, Jun 19, 2022 at 9:22 PM Karen Schulte <mgbbabe1970@...> wrote:
Lambert,
Jim was there and took pictures 
He should be able to write it up for you.
Karen 


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note8, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone



-------- Original message --------
From: Lambert Liebel <lliebel@...>
Date: 6/19/22 8:04 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [PhillyMGClub] The Birches Car Show June 18th

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to check and see if anyone attended this show yesterday and would like to share some pictures and a little write up about the event for the newsletter.

Thanks

Lambert

President PMGC
Nuffield News Editor

“Keep Calm and Safety Fast”




Begin forwarded message:

From: "Kristi Liebel" <kliebel@...>
Subject: [PhillyMGClub] The Birches Car Show June 18th
Date: June 13, 2022 at 9:58:52 AM EDT




Hi guys....Chip Krout here...I'm forwarding this email to you because I wanted to get it circulated if you're interested and because I just heard from Jim Schulte that he's in Tennessee for the weekend!

thanks


-----Original Message-----
From: chip19474@...
To: schultejim@... <schultejim@...>
Sent: Wed, Jun 1, 2022 12:16 pm
Subject: The Birches Car Show June 18th

Hey Jim....I picked up info on this car show from a broadcast email from Lew Phillips of DVCMG about 3 weeks ago.  Long story short, DVT is going as well and I just thought that you guys from Phila MG club may want to go.  The Birches show coordinator: Sue Founds is really excited about the show - I met with her this morning but didn't think of you guys until I got home...I know she'd love to have more cars so, if you're interested, give her a call - tell her you spoke to me and she'll probably make up a new flyer!

Sue's cell number is: 610-329-8315; work number is: 215-660-4829

Below is an email I sent to Bob DeLucia for DVT's broadcast blurb...feel free to cut & paste for your club.

Also attached is their latest flyer.

cheers,

chip krout

Bob,

I met with The Birches Car Show contact Sue Founds this morning.  Attached is their Flyer for the show....you'll see that Del Val MG T Series Club has been invited too.

Since this is their first post-COVID show I was able to make some suggestions...basically this show is all about giving residents a chance to recapture their memories of our cars - here's the highlights:

* the show will run from 1pm to 5pm 
* we will have dedicated parking close to the main entrance for easy access to rest rooms; there is a gazebo close by for shade plus the staff will erect pop-up tents for shade as well
* the audience will be primarily residents of Arbor Square Home and The Birches; residents' family members, staff members plus anyone who happens by!
* there will be people's choice judging by decade of MG's and Triumphs, i.e. people's choice best of 1950 thru 1959 Triumph & MG; 1960 thru 1969 Triumph & MG; etc.
* there is no charge to attend the show
* goodie bags will be handed out to all car owners
* cold drinks and snacks will be available during the show - no charge
* Pizza and salads will be available closer around 4pm to 5pm - no charge


--
Stephen Louis

Attachments:


Re: The Birches Car Show June 18th

Stephen Sottolano
 


I attended Classic Cars in Langhorne borough this Saturday. 
I was the only MGB there.
Parked next to my friend and his showpiece Vette, I got just as many lookers and questions from the show goers!

On Sun, Jun 19, 2022 at 9:22 PM Karen Schulte <mgbbabe1970@...> wrote:
Lambert,
Jim was there and took pictures 
He should be able to write it up for you.
Karen 


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note8, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone



-------- Original message --------
From: Lambert Liebel <lliebel@...>
Date: 6/19/22 8:04 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [PhillyMGClub] The Birches Car Show June 18th

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to check and see if anyone attended this show yesterday and would like to share some pictures and a little write up about the event for the newsletter.

Thanks

Lambert

President PMGC
Nuffield News Editor

“Keep Calm and Safety Fast”




Begin forwarded message:

From: "Kristi Liebel" <kliebel@...>
Subject: [PhillyMGClub] The Birches Car Show June 18th
Date: June 13, 2022 at 9:58:52 AM EDT




Hi guys....Chip Krout here...I'm forwarding this email to you because I wanted to get it circulated if you're interested and because I just heard from Jim Schulte that he's in Tennessee for the weekend!

thanks


-----Original Message-----
From: chip19474@...
To: schultejim@... <schultejim@...>
Sent: Wed, Jun 1, 2022 12:16 pm
Subject: The Birches Car Show June 18th

Hey Jim....I picked up info on this car show from a broadcast email from Lew Phillips of DVCMG about 3 weeks ago.  Long story short, DVT is going as well and I just thought that you guys from Phila MG club may want to go.  The Birches show coordinator: Sue Founds is really excited about the show - I met with her this morning but didn't think of you guys until I got home...I know she'd love to have more cars so, if you're interested, give her a call - tell her you spoke to me and she'll probably make up a new flyer!

Sue's cell number is: 610-329-8315; work number is: 215-660-4829

Below is an email I sent to Bob DeLucia for DVT's broadcast blurb...feel free to cut & paste for your club.

Also attached is their latest flyer.

cheers,

chip krout

Bob,

I met with The Birches Car Show contact Sue Founds this morning.  Attached is their Flyer for the show....you'll see that Del Val MG T Series Club has been invited too.

Since this is their first post-COVID show I was able to make some suggestions...basically this show is all about giving residents a chance to recapture their memories of our cars - here's the highlights:

* the show will run from 1pm to 5pm 
* we will have dedicated parking close to the main entrance for easy access to rest rooms; there is a gazebo close by for shade plus the staff will erect pop-up tents for shade as well
* the audience will be primarily residents of Arbor Square Home and The Birches; residents' family members, staff members plus anyone who happens by!
* there will be people's choice judging by decade of MG's and Triumphs, i.e. people's choice best of 1950 thru 1959 Triumph & MG; 1960 thru 1969 Triumph & MG; etc.
* there is no charge to attend the show
* goodie bags will be handed out to all car owners
* cold drinks and snacks will be available during the show - no charge
* Pizza and salads will be available closer around 4pm to 5pm - no charge


--
Stephen Louis


Re: The Birches Car Show June 18th

Karen Schulte
 

Lambert,
Jim was there and took pictures 
He should be able to write it up for you.
Karen 


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note8, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone



-------- Original message --------
From: Lambert Liebel <lliebel@...>
Date: 6/19/22 8:04 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io
Subject: [PhillyMGClub] The Birches Car Show June 18th

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to check and see if anyone attended this show yesterday and would like to share some pictures and a little write up about the event for the newsletter.

Thanks

Lambert

President PMGC
Nuffield News Editor

“Keep Calm and Safety Fast”




Begin forwarded message:

From: "Kristi Liebel" <kliebel@...>
Subject: [PhillyMGClub] The Birches Car Show June 18th
Date: June 13, 2022 at 9:58:52 AM EDT




Hi guys....Chip Krout here...I'm forwarding this email to you because I wanted to get it circulated if you're interested and because I just heard from Jim Schulte that he's in Tennessee for the weekend!

thanks


-----Original Message-----
From: chip19474@...
To: schultejim@... <schultejim@...>
Sent: Wed, Jun 1, 2022 12:16 pm
Subject: The Birches Car Show June 18th

Hey Jim....I picked up info on this car show from a broadcast email from Lew Phillips of DVCMG about 3 weeks ago.  Long story short, DVT is going as well and I just thought that you guys from Phila MG club may want to go.  The Birches show coordinator: Sue Founds is really excited about the show - I met with her this morning but didn't think of you guys until I got home...I know she'd love to have more cars so, if you're interested, give her a call - tell her you spoke to me and she'll probably make up a new flyer!

Sue's cell number is: 610-329-8315; work number is: 215-660-4829

Below is an email I sent to Bob DeLucia for DVT's broadcast blurb...feel free to cut & paste for your club.

Also attached is their latest flyer.

cheers,

chip krout

Bob,

I met with The Birches Car Show contact Sue Founds this morning.  Attached is their Flyer for the show....you'll see that Del Val MG T Series Club has been invited too.

Since this is their first post-COVID show I was able to make some suggestions...basically this show is all about giving residents a chance to recapture their memories of our cars - here's the highlights:

* the show will run from 1pm to 5pm 
* we will have dedicated parking close to the main entrance for easy access to rest rooms; there is a gazebo close by for shade plus the staff will erect pop-up tents for shade as well
* the audience will be primarily residents of Arbor Square Home and The Birches; residents' family members, staff members plus anyone who happens by!
* there will be people's choice judging by decade of MG's and Triumphs, i.e. people's choice best of 1950 thru 1959 Triumph & MG; 1960 thru 1969 Triumph & MG; etc.
* there is no charge to attend the show
* goodie bags will be handed out to all car owners
* cold drinks and snacks will be available during the show - no charge
* Pizza and salads will be available closer around 4pm to 5pm - no charge



The Birches Car Show June 18th

Lambert Liebel
 

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to check and see if anyone attended this show yesterday and would like to share some pictures and a little write up about the event for the newsletter.

Thanks

Lambert

President PMGC
Nuffield News Editor

“Keep Calm and Safety Fast”




Begin forwarded message:

From: "Kristi Liebel" <kliebel@...>
Subject: [PhillyMGClub] The Birches Car Show June 18th
Date: June 13, 2022 at 9:58:52 AM EDT




Hi guys....Chip Krout here...I'm forwarding this email to you because I wanted to get it circulated if you're interested and because I just heard from Jim Schulte that he's in Tennessee for the weekend!

thanks


-----Original Message-----
From: chip19474@...
To: schultejim@... <schultejim@...>
Sent: Wed, Jun 1, 2022 12:16 pm
Subject: The Birches Car Show June 18th

Hey Jim....I picked up info on this car show from a broadcast email from Lew Phillips of DVCMG about 3 weeks ago.  Long story short, DVT is going as well and I just thought that you guys from Phila MG club may want to go.  The Birches show coordinator: Sue Founds is really excited about the show - I met with her this morning but didn't think of you guys until I got home...I know she'd love to have more cars so, if you're interested, give her a call - tell her you spoke to me and she'll probably make up a new flyer!

Sue's cell number is: 610-329-8315; work number is: 215-660-4829

Below is an email I sent to Bob DeLucia for DVT's broadcast blurb...feel free to cut & paste for your club.

Also attached is their latest flyer.

cheers,

chip krout

Bob,

I met with The Birches Car Show contact Sue Founds this morning.  Attached is their Flyer for the show....you'll see that Del Val MG T Series Club has been invited too.

Since this is their first post-COVID show I was able to make some suggestions...basically this show is all about giving residents a chance to recapture their memories of our cars - here's the highlights:

* the show will run from 1pm to 5pm 
* we will have dedicated parking close to the main entrance for easy access to rest rooms; there is a gazebo close by for shade plus the staff will erect pop-up tents for shade as well
* the audience will be primarily residents of Arbor Square Home and The Birches; residents' family members, staff members plus anyone who happens by!
* there will be people's choice judging by decade of MG's and Triumphs, i.e. people's choice best of 1950 thru 1959 Triumph & MG; 1960 thru 1969 Triumph & MG; etc.
* there is no charge to attend the show
* goodie bags will be handed out to all car owners
* cold drinks and snacks will be available during the show - no charge
* Pizza and salads will be available closer around 4pm to 5pm - no charge



Re: Suggestions on Troubleshooting

Ira Spector
 

Try the higher voltage sports coil. I’ve had the same symptoms in my MGB, and it was the coil.

Ira

On Jun 18, 2022, at 10:05 PM, Kenn & Kathy Brown <oldmainlinehomes@...> wrote:


Ira,

 I think you may be right on the coil.
 I remember when installing my petronix on the B that there was some discussions on the forums about using a particular range of coil due to failures.

Kenn


Kenn Brown RS282284
CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate 
CNE , SSC                     
Certified Relocation Agent OICP (Investment Certification program)
Long and Foster Real Estate
92 Lancaster Ave., Devon, PA 19333
cell: 610.585.0011  www.oldmainlinehomes.com  
 


On Sat, Jun 18, 2022 at 9:59 PM Ira Spector <spectors4@...> wrote:
Sounds like the ignition coil is failing. The key symptom is that it is worse when hot.

Ira

On Jun 18, 2022, at 7:04 PM, Kevin McLemore <kmclemore@...> wrote:


Yeah, I'm with Kenn. It sounds a lot like ignition, as we discussed earlier. I'd replace the distributor temporarily with an original points distributor and see how it runs... if it's good then you can either replace the Pertronix or go with original. There are plenty of good used dizzys around to use temporarily.

Cheers,
Kevin


From: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io> on behalf of Kenn & Kathy Brown <oldmainlinehomes@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2022 6:55 PM
To: Philly Mg club <PhillyMGClub@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] Suggestions on Troubleshooting
 
Hey Roger,

I had some symptoms similar to yours when I got my current B. It ended up being the electronic ignition. I refreshed it with a petronix and it worked well again.


YMMV...

Kenn 
Brown



 RS282284

CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate
Long & Foster Devon

   

On Sat, Jun 18, 2022, 6:36 PM Roger Searle via groups.io <searlerb=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
All,

I wonder if you can provide some advice on troubleshooting a progressive issue with my 1978 MGB – sporadic engine hiccupping/roughness.

I think I mentioned before that over the last several years there is a sporadic engine hiccup.  Typically, this happened only when the engine is thoroughly warned up and when lugging the engine such as when coming out of a tight turn at low speed in too high a gear.  Now it’s happening quiet a lot and the engine has begun missing for several seconds when cruising at road speeds.

Background information
-          A couple weeks ago I drove a the rally on a warm day with a fair bit of stop-and-go traffic and experienced the hiccupping many times but no sustained roughness.
-          Today on cool temperatures, I went  50 miles with a mix of driving with hiccupping only a few times and one episode of roughness for several seconds while cruising (45 MPH).
-         I have electronic ignition, I think Petronix, about 15 years old – replaced when car restored around 2006 and engine rebuilt.
-         Sustained roughness feels similar to when one cylinder has a stuck valve (experienced this 25,000 miles ago right after engine rebuild).
-          New contactless fuel pump installed seven or eight years ago.
-          I typically use Sunoco Ultra 93 gas.

Troubling shooting so far.
-          Engine starts easily and runs smoothly when not hiccupping/missing.  Slight miss at idle.
-          At high speed (75+ MPH) and sustained full throttle runs smoothly so likely not fuel starvation.
-          Checked appearance of spark plugs.  All look good and alike with slight carboning and no oil.
-          Replaced leads from distributor to plugs and coil.  The old leads had resistances from 300 to 400 ohms,  The new ones 500 to 700 ohms.  Problem continues.

Any suggestions you can make on troubleshooting to isolate the problem will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Roger S.


Thanks All for the Ideas on Troubleshooting

Roger Searle
 


Re: Suggestions on Troubleshooting

Kenn & Kathy Brown
 

Ira,

 I think you may be right on the coil.
 I remember when installing my petronix on the B that there was some discussions on the forums about using a particular range of coil due to failures.

Kenn


Kenn Brown RS282284
CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate 
CNE , SSC                     
Certified Relocation Agent OICP (Investment Certification program)
Long and Foster Real Estate
92 Lancaster Ave., Devon, PA 19333
cell: 610.585.0011  www.oldmainlinehomes.com  
 


On Sat, Jun 18, 2022 at 9:59 PM Ira Spector <spectors4@...> wrote:
Sounds like the ignition coil is failing. The key symptom is that it is worse when hot.

Ira

On Jun 18, 2022, at 7:04 PM, Kevin McLemore <kmclemore@...> wrote:


Yeah, I'm with Kenn. It sounds a lot like ignition, as we discussed earlier. I'd replace the distributor temporarily with an original points distributor and see how it runs... if it's good then you can either replace the Pertronix or go with original. There are plenty of good used dizzys around to use temporarily.

Cheers,
Kevin


From: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io> on behalf of Kenn & Kathy Brown <oldmainlinehomes@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2022 6:55 PM
To: Philly Mg club <PhillyMGClub@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] Suggestions on Troubleshooting
 
Hey Roger,

I had some symptoms similar to yours when I got my current B. It ended up being the electronic ignition. I refreshed it with a petronix and it worked well again.


YMMV...

Kenn 
Brown



 RS282284

CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate
Long & Foster Devon

   

On Sat, Jun 18, 2022, 6:36 PM Roger Searle via groups.io <searlerb=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
All,

I wonder if you can provide some advice on troubleshooting a progressive issue with my 1978 MGB – sporadic engine hiccupping/roughness.

I think I mentioned before that over the last several years there is a sporadic engine hiccup.  Typically, this happened only when the engine is thoroughly warned up and when lugging the engine such as when coming out of a tight turn at low speed in too high a gear.  Now it’s happening quiet a lot and the engine has begun missing for several seconds when cruising at road speeds.

Background information
-          A couple weeks ago I drove a the rally on a warm day with a fair bit of stop-and-go traffic and experienced the hiccupping many times but no sustained roughness.
-          Today on cool temperatures, I went  50 miles with a mix of driving with hiccupping only a few times and one episode of roughness for several seconds while cruising (45 MPH).
-         I have electronic ignition, I think Petronix, about 15 years old – replaced when car restored around 2006 and engine rebuilt.
-         Sustained roughness feels similar to when one cylinder has a stuck valve (experienced this 25,000 miles ago right after engine rebuild).
-          New contactless fuel pump installed seven or eight years ago.
-          I typically use Sunoco Ultra 93 gas.

Troubling shooting so far.
-          Engine starts easily and runs smoothly when not hiccupping/missing.  Slight miss at idle.
-          At high speed (75+ MPH) and sustained full throttle runs smoothly so likely not fuel starvation.
-          Checked appearance of spark plugs.  All look good and alike with slight carboning and no oil.
-          Replaced leads from distributor to plugs and coil.  The old leads had resistances from 300 to 400 ohms,  The new ones 500 to 700 ohms.  Problem continues.

Any suggestions you can make on troubleshooting to isolate the problem will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Roger S.


Re: Suggestions on Troubleshooting

Ira Spector
 

Sounds like the ignition coil is failing. The key symptom is that it is worse when hot.

Ira

On Jun 18, 2022, at 7:04 PM, Kevin McLemore <kmclemore@...> wrote:


Yeah, I'm with Kenn. It sounds a lot like ignition, as we discussed earlier. I'd replace the distributor temporarily with an original points distributor and see how it runs... if it's good then you can either replace the Pertronix or go with original. There are plenty of good used dizzys around to use temporarily.

Cheers,
Kevin


From: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io> on behalf of Kenn & Kathy Brown <oldmainlinehomes@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2022 6:55 PM
To: Philly Mg club <PhillyMGClub@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] Suggestions on Troubleshooting
 
Hey Roger,

I had some symptoms similar to yours when I got my current B. It ended up being the electronic ignition. I refreshed it with a petronix and it worked well again.


YMMV...

Kenn 
Brown



 RS282284

CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate
Long & Foster Devon

   

On Sat, Jun 18, 2022, 6:36 PM Roger Searle via groups.io <searlerb=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
All,

I wonder if you can provide some advice on troubleshooting a progressive issue with my 1978 MGB – sporadic engine hiccupping/roughness.

I think I mentioned before that over the last several years there is a sporadic engine hiccup.  Typically, this happened only when the engine is thoroughly warned up and when lugging the engine such as when coming out of a tight turn at low speed in too high a gear.  Now it’s happening quiet a lot and the engine has begun missing for several seconds when cruising at road speeds.

Background information
-          A couple weeks ago I drove a the rally on a warm day with a fair bit of stop-and-go traffic and experienced the hiccupping many times but no sustained roughness.
-          Today on cool temperatures, I went  50 miles with a mix of driving with hiccupping only a few times and one episode of roughness for several seconds while cruising (45 MPH).
-         I have electronic ignition, I think Petronix, about 15 years old – replaced when car restored around 2006 and engine rebuilt.
-         Sustained roughness feels similar to when one cylinder has a stuck valve (experienced this 25,000 miles ago right after engine rebuild).
-          New contactless fuel pump installed seven or eight years ago.
-          I typically use Sunoco Ultra 93 gas.

Troubling shooting so far.
-          Engine starts easily and runs smoothly when not hiccupping/missing.  Slight miss at idle.
-          At high speed (75+ MPH) and sustained full throttle runs smoothly so likely not fuel starvation.
-          Checked appearance of spark plugs.  All look good and alike with slight carboning and no oil.
-          Replaced leads from distributor to plugs and coil.  The old leads had resistances from 300 to 400 ohms,  The new ones 500 to 700 ohms.  Problem continues.

Any suggestions you can make on troubleshooting to isolate the problem will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Roger S.


Re: Suggestions on Troubleshooting

Kevin McLemore
 

Yeah, I'm with Kenn. It sounds a lot like ignition, as we discussed earlier. I'd replace the distributor temporarily with an original points distributor and see how it runs... if it's good then you can either replace the Pertronix or go with original. There are plenty of good used dizzys around to use temporarily.

Cheers,
Kevin


From: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io> on behalf of Kenn & Kathy Brown <oldmainlinehomes@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2022 6:55 PM
To: Philly Mg club <PhillyMGClub@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] Suggestions on Troubleshooting
 
Hey Roger,

I had some symptoms similar to yours when I got my current B. It ended up being the electronic ignition. I refreshed it with a petronix and it worked well again.


YMMV...

Kenn 
Brown



 RS282284

CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate
Long & Foster Devon

   

On Sat, Jun 18, 2022, 6:36 PM Roger Searle via groups.io <searlerb=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

All,

I wonder if you can provide some advice on troubleshooting a progressive issue with my 1978 MGB – sporadic engine hiccupping/roughness.

I think I mentioned before that over the last several years there is a sporadic engine hiccup.  Typically, this happened only when the engine is thoroughly warned up and when lugging the engine such as when coming out of a tight turn at low speed in too high a gear.  Now it’s happening quiet a lot and the engine has begun missing for several seconds when cruising at road speeds.

Background information
-          A couple weeks ago I drove a the rally on a warm day with a fair bit of stop-and-go traffic and experienced the hiccupping many times but no sustained roughness.
-          Today on cool temperatures, I went  50 miles with a mix of driving with hiccupping only a few times and one episode of roughness for several seconds while cruising (45 MPH).
-         I have electronic ignition, I think Petronix, about 15 years old – replaced when car restored around 2006 and engine rebuilt.
-         Sustained roughness feels similar to when one cylinder has a stuck valve (experienced this 25,000 miles ago right after engine rebuild).
-          New contactless fuel pump installed seven or eight years ago.
-          I typically use Sunoco Ultra 93 gas.

Troubling shooting so far.
-          Engine starts easily and runs smoothly when not hiccupping/missing.  Slight miss at idle.
-          At high speed (75+ MPH) and sustained full throttle runs smoothly so likely not fuel starvation.
-          Checked appearance of spark plugs.  All look good and alike with slight carboning and no oil.
-          Replaced leads from distributor to plugs and coil.  The old leads had resistances from 300 to 400 ohms,  The new ones 500 to 700 ohms.  Problem continues.

Any suggestions you can make on troubleshooting to isolate the problem will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Roger S.


Re: Suggestions on Troubleshooting

Kenn & Kathy Brown
 

Hey Roger,

I had some symptoms similar to yours when I got my current B. It ended up being the electronic ignition. I refreshed it with a petronix and it worked well again.


YMMV...

Kenn 
Brown



 RS282284

CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate
Long & Foster Devon

   


On Sat, Jun 18, 2022, 6:36 PM Roger Searle via groups.io <searlerb=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
All,

I wonder if you can provide some advice on troubleshooting a progressive issue with my 1978 MGB – sporadic engine hiccupping/roughness.

I think I mentioned before that over the last several years there is a sporadic engine hiccup.  Typically, this happened only when the engine is thoroughly warned up and when lugging the engine such as when coming out of a tight turn at low speed in too high a gear.  Now it’s happening quiet a lot and the engine has begun missing for several seconds when cruising at road speeds.

Background information
-          A couple weeks ago I drove a the rally on a warm day with a fair bit of stop-and-go traffic and experienced the hiccupping many times but no sustained roughness.
-          Today on cool temperatures, I went  50 miles with a mix of driving with hiccupping only a few times and one episode of roughness for several seconds while cruising (45 MPH).
-         I have electronic ignition, I think Petronix, about 15 years old – replaced when car restored around 2006 and engine rebuilt.
-         Sustained roughness feels similar to when one cylinder has a stuck valve (experienced this 25,000 miles ago right after engine rebuild).
-          New contactless fuel pump installed seven or eight years ago.
-          I typically use Sunoco Ultra 93 gas.

Troubling shooting so far.
-          Engine starts easily and runs smoothly when not hiccupping/missing.  Slight miss at idle.
-          At high speed (75+ MPH) and sustained full throttle runs smoothly so likely not fuel starvation.
-          Checked appearance of spark plugs.  All look good and alike with slight carboning and no oil.
-          Replaced leads from distributor to plugs and coil.  The old leads had resistances from 300 to 400 ohms,  The new ones 500 to 700 ohms.  Problem continues.

Any suggestions you can make on troubleshooting to isolate the problem will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Roger S.


Suggestions on Troubleshooting

Roger Searle
 

All,

I wonder if you can provide some advice on troubleshooting a progressive issue with my 1978 MGB – sporadic engine hiccupping/roughness.

I think I mentioned before that over the last several years there is a sporadic engine hiccup.  Typically, this happened only when the engine is thoroughly warned up and when lugging the engine such as when coming out of a tight turn at low speed in too high a gear.  Now it’s happening quiet a lot and the engine has begun missing for several seconds when cruising at road speeds.

Background information
-          A couple weeks ago I drove a the rally on a warm day with a fair bit of stop-and-go traffic and experienced the hiccupping many times but no sustained roughness.
-          Today on cool temperatures, I went  50 miles with a mix of driving with hiccupping only a few times and one episode of roughness for several seconds while cruising (45 MPH).
-         I have electronic ignition, I think Petronix, about 15 years old – replaced when car restored around 2006 and engine rebuilt.
-         Sustained roughness feels similar to when one cylinder has a stuck valve (experienced this 25,000 miles ago right after engine rebuild).
-          New contactless fuel pump installed seven or eight years ago.
-          I typically use Sunoco Ultra 93 gas.

Troubling shooting so far.
-          Engine starts easily and runs smoothly when not hiccupping/missing.  Slight miss at idle.
-          At high speed (75+ MPH) and sustained full throttle runs smoothly so likely not fuel starvation.
-          Checked appearance of spark plugs.  All look good and alike with slight carboning and no oil.
-          Replaced leads from distributor to plugs and coil.  The old leads had resistances from 300 to 400 ohms,  The new ones 500 to 700 ohms.  Problem continues.

Any suggestions you can make on troubleshooting to isolate the problem will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Roger S.


Now: Monthly Breakfast - 06/18/2022 #cal-notice

Group Notification <noreply@...>
 

Monthly Breakfast

When:
06/18/2022
8:30am to 9:30am
(UTC-04:00) America/New York

Where:
Andy's Diner, 505 Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA

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Description:
Monthy PMGC Breakfast


Re: Event: Monthly Breakfast - 06/18/2022 #cal-reminder

Kevin McLemore
 

Jan and I can't make it as we're in upstate NY, but I have called Andy's Diner and set up the breakfast for 8-10 folks at 9:00 am (but I assume folks will start gathering at 8:30 am to chat outside).  I hope you have a lovely breakfast!

Roger, can you please ensure someone takes a group photo?  Thanks!

Cheers,

Kevin & Jan McLemore


Re: Event: Monthly Breakfast - 06/18/2022 #cal-reminder

Rev. Mark McDowell
 

On Fri, Jun 17, 2022 at 11:40 AM, Roger Searle via groups.io
<searlerb@...> wrote:
I plan on attending.

Roger S.


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Subject: [PhillyMGClub] Event: Monthly Breakfast - 06/18/2022 #cal-reminder

Reminder: Monthly Breakfast
When:
06/18/2022
8:30am to 9:30am
(UTC-04:00) America/New York
Where:
Andy's Diner, 505 Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA
Description:
Monthy PMGC Breakfast


Re: Event: Monthly Breakfast - 06/18/2022 #cal-reminder

Roger Searle
 

I plan on attending.

Roger S.


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Fri, Jun 17, 2022 8:30 am
Subject: [PhillyMGClub] Event: Monthly Breakfast - 06/18/2022 #cal-reminder

Reminder: Monthly Breakfast
When:
06/18/2022
8:30am to 9:30am
(UTC-04:00) America/New York
Where:
Andy's Diner, 505 Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA
Description:
Monthy PMGC Breakfast


Event: Monthly Breakfast - 06/18/2022 #cal-reminder

Group Notification <noreply@...>
 

Reminder: Monthly Breakfast

When:
06/18/2022
8:30am to 9:30am
(UTC-04:00) America/New York

Where:
Andy's Diner, 505 Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA

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Description:
Monthy PMGC Breakfast


Put-In-Bay Races

Kevin McLemore
 
Edited

(sorry for the resend... Yahoo removed my email address, so I altered the format)

I mentioned this at tonight's meeting, but I though I'd spread the word here as well, so everyone has the opportunity.

The Put-In-Bay Races were one of the earliest sports car races in America, held on a small island off of Sandusky, Ohio. In the early days, MGs were the mainstay of the races, but of course all manner of sports cars competed, navigating a race that ran around the main roads of the island, and through the village. Think Isle of Mann races and you'll have the idea. Anyway, they still run the races, but these days they close the small airport and run them there. However, as a part of each year's activities they also allow the sports cars to also run the original course around the island, and it's an absolute blast - Jan and I went last year with the Turner Sports Cars reunion crowd and it was bags of fun - Turners and Saab were the featured marques for last year's race. The whole island was awash with 1950's and 60's sports cars, many quite rare. And the airport racing is pure nostalgia, with full-on racing of these classic sports cars.

Well, this year the featured marques are MG and Triumph! We plan to take our MG TD up and enjoy the festivities, but we'd love to go along with some of our PGMC friends. Dates and such are on the poster below. Lodging is in one of the many quaint B&Bs on the island, and access to the island is by ferry, and the ferry can carry campers as well.  If you're interest in going, drop me a line at kmclemore @ hotmail.com and I can fill you in on all the details. You'll love it!

Here are some vintage photos of the race from the 1950's...






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Event: Monthly PMGC GT - 06/14/2022 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Monthly PMGC GT

When:
06/14/2022
7:00pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-04:00) America/New York

Where:
Phil's Tavern

Organizer: kliebel@...

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Description:
Philadelphia MG Club Monthly GT


DVT vs. MG Mini-Golf Flyer

Kristi Liebel
 

Just a reminder for next month.

Kristi
'74 RWA Midget
'77 RB Midget
'71 Morris 1100 MK 2
Philadelphia MG Club Treasurer
Brits at the Village Coordinator

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“It is good to have an end to a journey … But it is the journey that matters in the end.”  ~ Ursula K. Leguin




The Birches Car Show June 18th

Kristi Liebel
 




Hi guys....Chip Krout here...I'm forwarding this email to you because I wanted to get it circulated if you're interested and because I just heard from Jim Schulte that he's in Tennessee for the weekend!

thanks


-----Original Message-----
From: chip19474@...
To: schultejim@... <schultejim@...>
Sent: Wed, Jun 1, 2022 12:16 pm
Subject: The Birches Car Show June 18th

Hey Jim....I picked up info on this car show from a broadcast email from Lew Phillips of DVCMG about 3 weeks ago.  Long story short, DVT is going as well and I just thought that you guys from Phila MG club may want to go.  The Birches show coordinator: Sue Founds is really excited about the show - I met with her this morning but didn't think of you guys until I got home...I know she'd love to have more cars so, if you're interested, give her a call - tell her you spoke to me and she'll probably make up a new flyer!

Sue's cell number is: 610-329-8315; work number is: 215-660-4829

Below is an email I sent to Bob DeLucia for DVT's broadcast blurb...feel free to cut & paste for your club.

Also attached is their latest flyer.

cheers,

chip krout

Bob,

I met with The Birches Car Show contact Sue Founds this morning.  Attached is their Flyer for the show....you'll see that Del Val MG T Series Club has been invited too.

Since this is their first post-COVID show I was able to make some suggestions...basically this show is all about giving residents a chance to recapture their memories of our cars - here's the highlights:

* the show will run from 1pm to 5pm 
* we will have dedicated parking close to the main entrance for easy access to rest rooms; there is a gazebo close by for shade plus the staff will erect pop-up tents for shade as well
* the audience will be primarily residents of Arbor Square Home and The Birches; residents' family members, staff members plus anyone who happens by!
* there will be people's choice judging by decade of MG's and Triumphs, i.e. people's choice best of 1950 thru 1959 Triumph & MG; 1960 thru 1969 Triumph & MG; etc.
* there is no charge to attend the show
* goodie bags will be handed out to all car owners
* cold drinks and snacks will be available during the show - no charge
* Pizza and salads will be available closer around 4pm to 5pm - no charge

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