Andy Goves describes the process adopted
to diagnose and successfully deal with a complete overdrive failure on his 1973
Factory launch MGBGTV8. Dismantling started on the lower overdrive plate to inspect
the filter and gauze of the overdrive unit. It soon became clear that the fault
lay with a broken circlip so the overdrive unit was not functioning correctly
due to insufficient oil pressure to the unit.
internal door handle not operating
Derek Spencer Jones posted a
query on the V8 Bulletin Board saying "the offside door for a 1976 V8 fails
to open from the inside but can be opened from the outside. I have tried spraying
the lock with WD40 but so far with no luck. Is there an adjustment or does one
need to replace the unit? Any suggestions would be appreciated". David
Beatty posted a useful response as a workshop note.
of a missing bellhousing cover plate
David Worthington said
"having bought my MGBGTV8 a couple of years ago, I now discover that the
plate covering the lower section of the bellhousing is missing. I think this plate
is also called the flywheel housing dust plate. He found on the Rimmer website
the part FRC145 was there with a note saying "this part may have multiple
applications". So he got one and fitted it.