If it\’s got an engine. . .

Dorri probably likes it

Speaking of the British auto industry

Posted by ifitsgotanengine on September 16, 2005

When I first got my 1972 MGB it was not running. I quickly determined that the Lucas (Prince of Darkness) electronic fuel pump had bit the dust. Noticing that there was a block-off plate on the engine where a mechanical fuel pump would mount I figured that it would be cheaper to find a mechanical pump off of an older model MG.

I discovered that MGBs never used a mechanical fuel pump. But the mounting pad on the engine was still there in 1980.

This means that during the entire run of the MGB (1962-1980), they continued to use an engine which was outdated before the first MGB was built.

It’s no wonder the British automakers are all either out of business or owned by someone else.

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