MGB Service Guide

with Michael Coman
MGB Service Guide - Introduction


What your course includes:

  • In-depth instruction; five detailed classes
  • On-demand video – access any time
  • Pay once, view anywhere on any device
  • Bonus material included (see below)

The MGB has long been Britain’s favourite sports car (for good reason), and we’d like to keep that tradition alive, so today we’re teaching you some of the basic classic car maintenance tips necessary to complete an MGB restoration and service job.

Over the course of the next five videos, we’ll demonstrate the essential service techniques any classic car restorer needs if they want to drive the MGB in style and efficiency. From engine checks to brakes and many places in between, you’ll leave this course knowing what to do when you step into the garage and prepare for your next MGB restoration.

How it works

To give you a clear understanding of what you should do when you go through the process of an MGB restoration, our Skill Shack servicemen will teach you a new technique in each of five classes. Danny Hopkins, Matt Tomkins and Clive Jefferson will demonstrate some of the necessary skills you’ll need when you pop the bonnet on your own MGB, including:

  • Cold engine check, inspecting hoses, spark plugs and similar components in the engine bay
  • Warm engine check, assessing timing of ignition and turnover
  • Maintenance on suspension, brakes, axles, steering, wheels and tyres

Adjusting to your skills

Here’s the beauty of our courses: You don’t have to go in order. The goal with this video series is to show you a complete overview of an MGB restoration and servicing, from the first once-over to the final approval of the brakes. Thusly, each step in the course walks you through a new component on the classic car.

If at any point in the course you feel as if you already know how to complete one of these steps without assistance, go ahead and click on a later video and learn something new. As we like to say: go at your own pace, or don’t go at all. Happy restoring!

Michael Coman

Michael is joint owner of Gilbert-Michaelson Automotive Restorations and brings with him a wealth of experience. He’s currently encouraging a new generation of mechanics and engineers in his role as tutor at Leeds College’s Classic Vehicle Restoration Course, where he works with young people to develop their skills. Michael was mad about classics from a young age, his love affair with old cars starting with Minis at the age of 17.

Bonus Materials Included

  • MGB grand design
  • MGB engine autopsy
  • Service guide
  • Insight into the MG Owners' Club
  • Living with an MGB
  • MGB wallpaper
  • Planning your restoration