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Abingdon, April 28 2009: A new 80 page booklet detailing how to maintain the MGB in the 21st century, has been published by the MG Car Club’s B Register. Priced at just £10 it will be launched at MGLive! at Silverstone circuit, July 10 to 12.

Written by Barrie Jones, a lifetime MG enthusiast and engineer, the book is the accumulation of his experience and knowledge gained from owning and maintaining 18 MGBs. Packed with detail and with an index that runs to three pages, the book covers all the major aspects of MGB maintenance as well as looking at model variations.

Practical tips include how to strip and rebuild a gearbox which Jones hopes will encourage others to undertake the task themselves. As well as mechanical maintenance the book covers rebuilding the body, including the wings, sills and rear quarter.

With economy a major factor in running a car the book lists carburettor needles and discusses the use of bio fuels and why they can cause flat spots and running problems.

Don Hayter, the designer of the MGB and Danny Walters, the MG Car Club MGB technical expert, have both given the book their seal of approval.

Commenting on the book, Jones, said, “I am not suggesting that this book will turn the amateur into a professional but it will give the reader an appreciation of what needs to be done, with some jobs being within their scope.”

Barrie Jones and Don Hayter are expected to be on the B Register stand at MGLive! on Saturday July 11 to discuss the book, individual problems and sign copies.


Issued by/for further information contact:

John Brigden
Tel: 01732 740216

MG Car Club, Kimber House,
Cemetery Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1FF
Tel: 01235 555552 Fax: 01235 533755

Editor’s note: Review copies are available on request.

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