Contributor: J. Prewer
Attached is a very interesting early accessories brochure for the MGB. The original was a six page brochure that folded twice. J. Prewer located this from The Swedish MGCC homepage at www.mgcc.se/uploads/text3402.pdf
Here is the Flyer:
MGB accessories 19620001
Author: M. Feig
In an earlier article, I published the BMC Parts Information Bulletin (May ’64) which lists not only the most common standard parts as well as how to decode them for length, diameter, thread, finish etc. With the Bulletin, you can now take a part such as HZS 0405 and determine that it is a Hexagon Headed screw that has a zinc finish, U.N.F. thread as well as is 5/8″ long and 1/4″ in diameter.
I have taken all of the information from the bulletin and built the necessary tables in Microsoft Excel to do the work for you. The Bulletin covers bolts, screws, nuts and washers only so that is what the spreadsheet does as well. Simply open it up, put in the BMC part # and the decoded information will automatically populate for you. I am using the spreadsheet to identify what fasteners I already have in my restoration as well as what fasteners I need to source. If I do this for all components (excl Engine) I will essentially have a database of the quantity of fasteners by part # required for my ’63B. How is that for trivia?
If you have any questions, just email me a firstname.lastname@example.org
Author: M. Feig
If you need to find the correct Lucas Part number (some sub-assemblies as well), let me know and I will be happy to assist. I am adding 3 pics: First is the cover of the catalogue, second are the MGB specifications and the third pic is a sample page from within the catalogue.
I found this website page to be helpful and thought perhaps others may too.
This 11 page document was published by BMC on May 1, 1964. It is a “decoder” in that it explains how to derive the type of part, thread as well as finish.
If you have the BMC Service Parts (AKD3227), it may also help to ensure you are using the correct fastener.