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Our new MG exhibit is underway! We have over 30 MG cars on display. Here we have a 1936 MG PB Midget. One of only 408 2-seaters produced during the PB models two year (1934-1936) production run. #forneymuseum #MG ... See more
This 1961 MGA is in Durham and looking for a new home...
Bid for the chance to own a 1961 MG MGA Roadster at auction with Bring a Trailer, the home of the best vintage and classic cars online. Lot #7,187.
A few members joined the Wrightsville Beach North Carolina Holiday Flotilla car show at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina on Saturday.
A 1952 Jaguar C-Type, chassis no. XKC 007, that was once raced by Phil Hill is set to be auctioned by RM Sotheby at their December 6 auction in Manhatten.
Attention BMCCF Members: Anyone interested in participating in the car show planning committee is encouraged to attend our meeting Saturday, November 18th at 10:00 AM. 6622 Gordon Road UNIT — E “Coming together is a beginning, staying together … Continue reading → ... See more
Many of us carry these in our cars. Please check the details of your fire extinguisher to see if it is affected by this recall.
IMPORTANT RECALL NOTICE: If you own a Kidde fire extinguisher, it may need to be replaced. Please read for more information: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Kidde-Recalls-Fire-Extinguishers-with-Plastic%20Handles-Due-to-Failure-to-Discharge-and-Nozzle-Detachment-One-Death-Reported ... See more
Join us for dinner from 6 PM to 7 PM at Temptations Everyday Gourmet in Hanover Center across from Independence Mall in Wilmington, NC. Our business meeting starts promptly at 7 PM.
Sourthport, NC Tour 2017
Something fun for all of the MG fans from www.roadandtrack.com. The last paragraph sums it up nicely, "Drive the wheels off 'em, and if something gets bent, it's only paint and metal. Paint, metal and proper British fighting spirit." ... See more
In 1967, this factory-backed 100-hp MG ran alongside Ford GT40s and Porsche 906s and won at the highest levels of motorsports.
HIGH ZINC OILS - All our old British engines use flat tappets vs modern, low friction roller tappets and require a ‘high zinc’ oil that is getting harder to find as today’s oils are no longer formulated at the level we still require. ZDDP is real short for Zinc Dialkyl Dithio Phosphate. We’re looking at the oil’s ‘ZDDP’ specification which is approximately half way between its zinc and phosphate content in ppm. We need a ZDDP level of at least above 1,000 but testing has found that above 1,400 ppm, ZDDP increased long term wear and it was also found that ZDDP above 2,000 ppm, started attacking the grain boundaries in the iron, resulting in camshaft spalling! Our vintage SH spec oils were 1200ppm minimum. Modern specs like GF-4/GF-5 are 800ppm maximum! Yes, there are off-the-shelf ‘ZDDP’ additives but test results when mixed at various ratios with various oils have yielded wildly unpredictable ZDDP levels which could do more harm than good. As above, optimum protection is between 1,000 to 1,400ppm. Here is something to note about zinc and catalytic converters. ALL high ZDDP levels can be detrimental to the rare metals found in OBD sensors and catalytic converters so that's not JUST the rumored Rotellas but generally ALL the current heavy duty & diesel grade oils as well as the popular specialty ‘racing oils’. So, if you're running around with an old flat tappet OHV design, you probably don't even have a cat anyway! Of 40 oils in a recent test, there were only FIVE that were first, within this prime range, and second but most importantly, readily available to us at our local parts house. They are ranked by their wear protection measured by their psi shear pressures which is more important for those with high valve spring pressures. Two surprising finds for me were common Shell Rotella T4 15W40 conventional diesel oil found cheap and by the gallon at Walmart and the quite reasonably priced quart size Valvoline 10W40 4-stroke conventional motorcycle oil. Looks like any of these five would be perfect for our antique tractor engines. Just choose your preferred weight, technology and price point. 10W30 Valvoline VR1 Synthetic Racing Oil, API SL (black bottle) = 101,139 psi zinc = 1180 ppm phos = 1112 ppm ZDDP = 1100 ppm 5W50 Castrol Edge with Syntec API SN, synthetic, formerly Castrol Syntec, black bottle = 75,409 psi zinc = 1252 ppm phos = 1197 ppm ZDDP = 1200 ppm 15W40 “NEW” SHELL ROTELLA T Diesel Oil conventional, API CJ-4, CI-4 Plus, CF-4,CF/SM = 72,022 psi zinc = 1454 ppm phos = 1062 ppm ZDDP = 1200 ppm 15W50 Mobil 1, API SN synthetic = 70,235 psi zinc = 1133 ppm phos = 1,168 ppm ZDDP = 1100 ppm 10W40 Valvoline 4 Stroke Motorcycle Oil conventional, API SJ = 65,553 psi zinc = 1154 ppm phos = 1075 ppm ZDDP = 1100 ppm ... See more