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Old 05-02-2021, 05:30 AM
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I wore a t-shirt in the 70's that said "Lucas Prince of Darkness" I owned a AH bug eyed Sprite and a Morris Minor convertible. Hit of bump and the lights go out, hit another and the horn beeps. Lucas ignition.
.........and the faster you went when it was raining, the slower the wiper blades moved.
.........and always carry a hammer so when the starter motor jammed, you could give it a good clout to free it.
The good old days!
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Old 05-02-2021, 06:08 AM
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Check out the reviews of Continental Imports in Gainesville.
I have had good experiences with them.
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Old 05-02-2021, 06:17 AM
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These cars were known for electrical problems. If this appears to be what you are having, I might be able to help. I am assuming you have the documentation (aka wiring diagrams) for this car.
I had a Triumph and a MG a long time ago, yes they use Lucas Electric parts, we called Lucas “the Prince of darkness” it never worked correctly, I finally changed just about the entire system, but finally it ran correctly, I was foolish and in my 30’s, now in my 76 Birthday, I would use a trusted mechanic, and here I found Cliffords Garage in Summerfield that meets the trusted and honest traits.
Hope you will find it my bet is on the electrical system
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Old 05-02-2021, 06:19 AM
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Can heartily recommend George Pardee in Clearwater. George and I date back to the 70’s racing MGs (George ran a Very effective TF)
Now commanded by his son.
727-709-2881
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Old 05-02-2021, 06:45 AM
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Owned a TR6 back in the '70s.

Me: Hello, Dave's Foreign Car Repair?

Dave: Where's the car now?
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Not running right not really clue to the problem?
It's a carburetor issue. Plus possibly an air leak somewhere. It idles around 2500 rpm's!
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Old 05-02-2021, 07:01 AM
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I had two TR6’s and an Austin Healey 3000. I can relate. Always in the shop. But nothing like them! Ah, the good old days.
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Old 05-02-2021, 07:01 AM
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I will give him a call.
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Old 05-02-2021, 07:04 AM
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These cars were known for electrical problems. If this appears to be what you are having, I might be able to help. I am assuming you have the documentation (aka wiring diagrams) for this car.
Thanks, but It's a carburetor issue.
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Old 05-02-2021, 07:07 AM
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I have a single ZS carb that needs adjustment plus I been lead to believe there is an air leak. It starts the when warm idles at 2500 rpm's! Can't get it to slow down!
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Old 05-02-2021, 07:29 AM
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Bought a 62 Triumph TR3B in 1965. Paid $600 and it was in premo condition. Loved working on cars so we were a perfect match. Sold it in 68 when our first child was born. Would love to have that car today, but probably couldn’t get in and out of it.
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Old 05-02-2021, 07:38 AM
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Glenn’s is a great shop, but they are usually booked out 3-4 months. You should join The British Motoring Club here in The Villages. We have a great mechanic in our club that can give advise and our Goal is to keep our cars in the road and not in the garage!
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Old 05-02-2021, 08:48 AM
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If you want to sell the Midget, let me know as I am looking for a small British project car. There is a new Villages British car driving club here in the Villages- I’ll bet they could direct you to a good repair shop. I think they have a new website too.
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Old 05-02-2021, 09:19 AM
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We have 2 MGs a 1952 MGTD and a 1959 MGA we consider Glenn a master both in repairs and bodywork. His shop is a bit of a creative mess but Glenn always has time to talk on the phone and walk you through when you are at your wits end with these cars and we can not reccomend him more highly!
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Old 05-02-2021, 09:42 AM
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Years ago I had a MGBGT. The problem with mine was the carburetors would not stay synchronized which called for constant adjustment. My husband was handy and was able to make adjustments as needed.
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