I am a little confused about the CC on my MGB. I have seen conventional CC's and they have a platenum grid inside where the exaust gasses must pass through.
The one on my MGB does not have this grid. I have to wonder if my grid is gone somehow or the MG CC does not have this grid. I must pass emitions inspection each year and my car passes with no problems with room to spare using this CC.
I agree that the CC is much too close to to the carburator and the heat shield is not that effective and since the bottom plug in the float chamber is closest to the CC and is Made of plastic and held in place by an "O" ring, I have thought of moving the CC down the exaust pipe to be more under the car to reduce the chance of fire when this plug detererates from the heat. I have heard of a few MGB's that have caught fire,under the hood, Maybe because fo this flaw.