1964 MG MGB RoadsterReview
A Reliable And Easy To Maintain Classic Two Seater. — With a 95bhp 1798cc engine, performance was good, but dropped if the twin carbs got out of sync. I noticed a slight rattle from the engine, but was told it was the little ends and was not urgent. however on a long journey the noise got worse and less than 10 miles from home, when pulling out from a T junction the engine locked solid. A mate towed it back to his garage, where I found that one of the big end bolts had snapped and the con rod had wrapped itself around the camshaft!The rattling had been caused by the big end bolts slowly coming loose! I took the engine out and got a new crankshaft from my local MG dealer. After running it in, the car was much faster - I once saw 115mph on the speedo. The tops of the front wings and the outer sills were prone to rusting. Eventually a family forced its sale...
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
Pros: Open air motoring with style and a lovely exhaust note.
Cons: The front silencer was very low and grounded regularly. When it started blowing I replaced it with a straight section of exhaust - it was hardly any noisier.
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