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Steve Lyle Gold Member usa

Author: Steve Lyle Gold Member usa  
Total 77 posts - Started on 2008-03-23

Brits In The Ozarks The entry to the show pic

Last Post Time: 2014-09-15 09:27:46
Posted on: The MG Experience

We went to the "Brits in the Ozarks" show this past weekend - Sep 12-13. It's put on by the British Iron Touring Club of Northwest Arkansas, and they put on a great show. They use the Springdale Holiday Inn as the 'official' hotel. They get a good rate, and the facility is excellent. They have a Friday night parking lot party, that got moved in to the hotel due to rain. Hospitality suite with beer, soft drinks and munchies. The show is at a nice park in Fayetteville - you're on the grass, lots of big trees (shade), which wasn't a big factor this year. The rain stopped for the show, but the weather was unseasonably cool - low 50's in the AM, warming to 70 in the PM. Very nice. The park has a pavilion, with restrooms, a serving area where lunch (burgers and dogs) was available, and weather protection is available, if needed. The classes are arrayed around the pavilion. Over 100 cars, all the usual suspects. MGs, Triumphs, Jags, Lotus. 8 Morgans. Some Minis. 3 Sunbeams. Some really unusual cars. As usual, the B chrome bumpers were the biggest class - 13 of us. I took pictures - you can see what I got at https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=2C454FEC68F93BC4!1328&authkey=!AKslnP2-KHbn4JQ&ithint=folder%2cJPG . Unfortunately, my batteries all died, but I did get the B's, Midgets, T's and A's. A few Triumphs. Check out the supercharged Midget with the Bugeye front end. Very nice. A nice dinner that evening at the hotel. Kas Kastner of Triumph racing fame ...

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Gary Brown Gold Member usa

Author: Gary Brown Gold Member usa  
Total 165 posts - Started on 2008-12-28

SD531353

Last Post Time: 2014-09-13 18:27:34
Posted on: The MG Experience

Took a few pictures of progress. Just have to disconnect choke cable, disconnect drive shaft, disconnect shifter linkage, remove engine mount bolts, drop tranny mount and unless I've missed something I'll be ready to pull the GGL and tranny. I forgot to mention the down pipe. Not sure if I have to drop most or all of the exhaust to make removal easier.

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George Heissenberger Silver Member usa

Author: George Heissenberger Silver Member usa  
Total 312 posts - Started on 2006-04-05

Hardtop 9 13 14

Last Post Time: 2014-09-13 18:06:49
Posted on: The MG Experience

Temperatures in the 50's for the past several days here in the Finger Lakes of New York. We put the hardtop on the MGB today! It's getting easier each year as long as we remember to havevit slid all the way forward on the back deck hooks!

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Chris W Gold Member aus

Author: Chris W Gold Member aus  
Total 195 posts - Started on 2006-06-18

Last Post Time: 2014-09-12 08:00:24
Posted on: The MG Experience

This is a work in progress. The following list is pretty random and not in much of a logical order but it will get you to the relevant entry that is mentioned prior to each link. Removing Front Brake Calipers http://www.mgexp.com/journal/sweep/1110 Catch Up With All Sorts Of Stuff. Remake of the Oil Pressure gauge line. http://www.mgexp.com/journal/sweep/2016 100 Entries! Still More Money! Remake of the 1/4 window pivot. - Locating block for jack. http://www.mgexp.com/journal/sweep/2033 Last Minute Dash Modification. for vacuum gauge http://www.mgexp.com/journal/sweep/1446 Speedo Miles To Kilometres Conversion Pt 1 http://www.mgexp.com/journal/sweep/1569 KPH Speedo Conversion Pt 2 http://www.mgexp.com/journal/sweep/1579 Using BBQ to Install F/wheel Ring Gear. http://www.mgexp.com/journal/sweep/1612 Buckled, Distorted Bonnet And New Seats. http://www.mgexp.com/journal/sweep/2372 Rear cockpit rail http://www.mgexp.com/journal/sweep/2557 Rocker assembly error. Catch Up And Engine Disaster. http://www.mgexp.com/journal/sweep/2703 Parking Brake And The Wrong Springs http://www.mgexp.com/journal/sweep/2877 LED In Parking Lights http://www.mgexp.com/journal/sweep/4112 Fix For Failing Brake Light Switch http://www.mgexp.com/journal/sweep/4537 Sticking Throttle After Run Yesterday. http://www.mgexp.com/journal/sweep/6350 Aux bonnet release using Little Bit Of The New Throttle Cable Left Over. http://www.mgexp.com/journal/sweep/6446 New ...

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Paul Mansell Silver Member can

Author: Paul Mansell Silver Member can  
Total 87 posts - Started on 2008-06-16

pulling out

Last Post Time: 2014-09-07 20:47:07
Posted on: The MG Experience

Went for a start up for the first time and, 2 seconds later it burst into life, ran well and smooth so did the cam break in, immediately noticed a couple of issue. 1. Fuel leak around the swirl tank (found it was leaking at the top of the tank, the gasket which was cork was just oozing fuel so took it apart and replaced with a rubber gasket and bingo fixed, no leak) 2. Radiator fan did not kick on via the ECU (bypassed to a manual switch for now.) 3. Check engine light on all the time, (will have to check wiring diagram again) 4. Small coolant leak (easy fix - tighten clamps) 5. Sounds like driver side header or exhaust connection is leaking Went for a run and all was going well when it suddenly just shut down. Blew a fuse but when I replaced it still no go so going to have to do some trouble shooting. Things to check: 1. Is the Alternator charging correctly 2. Double check the radiator fan circuit as that is what blew as it was connected to the wrong fuse, so when it blew it shut the ECU down. 3. Source a better way to control the cooling fan 4. Re-check all connections and clean up wring. 5. Anything else I can think off 6. Test drive....test drive......test drive

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Steve Sargent usa

Author: Steve Sargent usa  
Total 85 posts - Started on 2010-06-05

Gauges

Last Post Time: 2014-08-31 14:05:08
Posted on: The MG Experience

After sitting in the Miata seat, I realized that even though the rear bulkhead had been moved back 4", there still wasn't enough room. I Installed the pedal assembly, steering column and dash to test clearance. First, I shortened the steering column housing by 1 3/4". Since I had already changed the steering rack, the collapsible shaft is still serviceable. After I shortened the column, I had to open up the dashboard on the right side of the column to clear the ignition key. Since the cabin was going to be partially assembled, my son talked me into mounting some of the gauges to check for visibility. There still wasn't enough room so I sectioned the fender wells to pick up another 1 5/8". The legroom is comparable to my wife's Charger now but access is a little tight. I had already planned to make a new steering wheel adapter out of 1/2" aluminum instead of 1" steel. I know it doesn't sound like there was a great increase in room but the changes all add up.

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David Weyandt usa

Author: David Weyandt usa  
Total 53 posts - Started on 2010-10-11

Last Post Time: 2014-08-06 19:40:30
Posted on: The MG Experience

I spent the week polishing Little White Dove and painting my Rostyle wheels high gloss black. The high gloss with the chrome trim rings and lugs really look good. This was all set about because I was going to the Pennypacker Mills British Car show on Saturday. I guess it was worth it since she got 3rd place in the RB class. It was a complete surprise. Now I have to fine something to do to move to 2nd.

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Joan Trejo usa

Author: Joan Trejo usa  
Total 66 posts - Started on 2010-03-31

Last Post Time: 2014-07-25 11:33:20
Posted on: The MG Experience

Patched the pin holes I found in the gas tank then painted with rust converter after degreasing. I will finish with a coating of undercoat spray. The next fix was filling six holes drilled in the wheel well and body frame made from a previous owner . I went with welding them up, very sweaty work. The last task was to make a floor patch where the seat capture nut on the passenger side was messed up and rusted out. Today I have to take my son to have his five wisdom teeth taken out. Hope to finish up with the floor later this weekend.

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Mark M usa

Author: Mark M usa  
Total 48 posts - Started on 2011-12-31

12

Last Post Time: 2014-07-21 17:43:32
Posted on: The MG Experience

After years of work, she is finally done. 1966 MK 1, dispatch date June 2, 1966. only mods are alternator, negative earth and pneumatic lifts for hatch and bonnet.

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Mark Williams gbr

Author: Mark Williams gbr  
Total 51 posts - Started on 2010-12-19

20140119 113223

Last Post Time: 2014-06-27 11:21:03
Posted on: The MG Experience

Getting ready for the big trip to France. The event is the Classic Le Mans weekend.

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Mike Ruane Silver Member usa

Author: Mike Ruane Silver Member usa  
Total 48 posts - Started on 2006-06-05

Replaced corss member some patches to the transmi

Last Post Time: 2014-02-01 16:35:22
Posted on: The MG Experience

Well, a lot of little things have been done to the car over the past 16 months, but a basement renovation, adding Air Conditioning into a 1967 MGB GT, and volunteering on a local railroad - The Stewartstown Railroad - but over the past few weeks I was able to do some more body work on Frankencar. The Passenger side sill and rocker repair has been mostly completed, and the missing section of cross member has been replaced. More pics to follow in the upcoming months as I plan to get this restoration back on track.

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egbert hascher nld

Author: egbert hascher nld  
Total 53 posts - Started on 2006-10-01

BILD6146

Last Post Time: 2013-11-03 04:30:12
Posted on: The MG Experience

Travelling through France this summer, I noticed, MG was here ....

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O M usa

Author: O M usa  
Total 114 posts - Started on 2009-09-09

Last Post Time: 2013-06-15 15:44:33
Posted on: The MG Experience

Performing routine maintenance on the under carriage of my MG.

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Wilbur Engelsma Silver Member usa

Author: Wilbur Engelsma Silver Member usa  
Total 62 posts - Started on 2006-01-23

Last Post Time: 2012-11-15 13:07:41
Posted on: The MG Experience

Due to financial and health reasons, I have decided to throw in the towel and sell my project car. I would prefer to sell the whole thing, maybe someone can complete it. If not, I will be parting it out and selling it piecemeal. You can check out my progress on my member journal: http://www.mgexperience.net* mber/Wilbur*[/me] The pluses: 1. The body is complete- all rust replaced with metal, seams welded, gaps are perfect, ready for built primer to sand and finish. 2. The suspension is all upgraded- Quaife diff, disc brakes and 4 link suspension in the rear. Large Wilwood brakes, coil over suspension and power steering rack in the front. Five heavy duty chrome wire wheels and road tires. 3. Drivetrain- SR20DET turbo motor and automatic trans. Both should be rebuilt prior to running, but appear to be in good shape. Custom intercooler and piping, upgraded turbo, intake and injectors. 3" oval pipe exhaust and muffler, 2.5" from muffler over the axle to twin tips at the rear. complete uncut engine wiring harness and control units (engine, auto trans and cruise control) 4. Lots of new parts- Mr Mikes leather seat covers for the Fiero seats, dual hoop roll bar, electric windows, electric seat heaters, new interior panels, seal kit, bumpers, lights, aluminum gas tank with internal high pressure fuel pump. 5. Lots of old/extra parts- convertible top, hardtop, boxes and boxes of miscellaneous parts from this and other cars The minuses: 1. no steering linkage between the st...

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Roland Gotzke can

Author: Roland Gotzke can  
Total 90 posts - Started on 1999-04-21

Last Post Time: 2012-07-11 05:31:02
Posted on: The MG Experience

The new owner of the GT is ecstatic with his purchase. What makes the transition a delight for me, is knowing it is going to a welcoming home. The owner is a young chap with many years experience working with cars and his father used to be a MG mechanic at a dealership in London years ago. The proceeds from the GT sale have funded the purchase of a 24' laguna sailboat. My wife who has absolutely no sailing experience is actually more excited about the boat than me. It's going to be a very full summer roster... RVing, sailing, jag tinkering... (not necessarily in that order)

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Mike Madden usa

Author: Mike Madden usa  
Total 45 posts - Started on 1998-01-01

Last Post Time: 2012-05-13 17:15:29
Posted on: The MG Experience

I bought a cover for my dash. I like the look but I probably will have to take it off to trim it up or attempt to do it in place. I thought I would be able to clamp the dash in place and it would stay in put. The cover is a hard plastic with a vinyl cover on top. I found out the glue will not hold and change the shape of the plastic. As a result I should have trimmed it around the glove box. It rubs there but I'm happy with the rest. My last two things to sort at were electrical. The main thing was the turn signal. I had no right hand turn signal all last year. I went to the back first and noticed the torpedo quick disconnect was loose, but that wasn't it. I went to the front and discovered that one front wires was cleanly cut in two. I believe the problem occurred the winter of 2011. I didn't have a journal entry about it but I installed 3 relays; 2 for my headlights, and 1 for my horns. It was a great improvement on both. I believe when I was up front installing the relays I must have cut the wire. I never changed the horns last year but I lost the high note about half way through last summer. I took it off, blew it out, but was never able to get it working. I went ahead and ordered a new pair because I fiddled with the low note last year and got it working, but I figured it will eventually go out.

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Lou A. Platinum Member usa

Author: Lou A. Platinum Member usa  
Total 48 posts - Started on 1998-01-01

Last Post Time: 2012-05-03 06:17:10
Posted on: The MG Experience

Interesting, been wondering why lately my fuel gauge seemed to begin reading low soon after a fill-up. Started to drop to like an 1/8th of a tank and would just sit there for quite a few more miles. Pulled the sending unit from the tank, sure enough - the float is half full of fuel! Fortunately, since my recent acquisition of a 73GT, I pulled the sending unit off of that one and swapped it - now the gauge reads little less than 1/2 tank! Weird too, the sending unit I just took out is only a couple years old... new from Moss. Hmmmm.....

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Simon Dix usa

Author: Simon Dix usa  
Total 59 posts - Started on 2005-11-27

New on the left old on the right

Last Post Time: 2011-12-18 19:35:32
Posted on: The MG Experience

Just keeping track of the mileage due to a speedo swap. Removing speedo reading 51,443 and replacing with 50,541

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Mike Nyholm usa

Author: Mike Nyholm usa  
Total 68 posts - Started on 2007-09-06

the carnage

Last Post Time: 2011-08-05 08:23:28
Posted on: The MG Experience

This winter I would like to have the gearbox gone through so we pulled the engine and box out of the parts car so any needed parts could be salvaged. Engine was pulled the farmer way...borrow one wheel tractor and lift it out with the bucket. Total job took less than 3 hrs.

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Gil Dupre usa

Author: Gil Dupre usa  
Total 95 posts - Started on 2006-11-08

Last Post Time: 2011-03-02 05:29:47
Posted on: The MG Experience

Engine is out and inspected wear of release bearing. The carbon was worn down inside the arm casting so the arm was rubbing against the outside of the clutch pressure plate operating face causing the rattle. Also one of the bearing retainer clips was not in the proper place for retaining the bearing probably causing it to wear un even. The operating arm pivot bolt shows signs of wear so i will replace it and the bushing inside the arm. I plan on using a roller bearing throwout to eliminate the carbon wearing out. Waiting on parts now and cleaing engine compartment and touching up the cross member and engine while it is out. I believe I have all the parts I need to replace gaskets etc. Im replacing the pilot bearing also. Why not? I decided after much thought and seeing a roller bearing, I decided to go back with the carbon faced throwout bearing.

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Sean Kivler usa

Author: Sean Kivler usa  
Total 56 posts - Started on 2009-09-13

Last Post Time: 2011-02-22 18:39:37
Posted on: The MG Experience

Due to my relocation away from SC last summer, I've elected to leave this vehicle and about $3000 in brand spanking new parts and professionally refurbed Leycock Blue Label OD. It was a dificult and painful decision, but it was necessary... Interested parties should call Bonnie Wright (803) in Rock Hill, SC. (listed under Kenneth) This will make somebody an excellent "project car" and has a lot of the elbow grease allready invested. Paint the motorspace and the trunk and reassemble! As the wheels are not on it, and the "lump" is out on a 2 ton capacity crane with leveller, care will be necessary for transporting....! Purchase records and an Exel data base reflecting parts ordered & recieved, and from which distrubtor should also be available from Ms Wright. My efforts and expenditures were very organized and documented; this along with the photos found on PhotoBucket.com will be helpful in the future reassembly. My journal here and many photos of my efforts are accessible through PHOTO Bucket web site under My Red Baron is Making Me Barren. You will agree that a lot of personal effort and financial was put into this car. As one will have to reassemble the vehicle, I feel that you should be able to haggle the price as you will be providing most of the labor and time. Interested parties should know that this vehicle initially bought for $3500. The seller had some issues with standards of care and maintenance, as you will read in my journal entries. I aspired t...

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Bill Greenwood usa

Author: Bill Greenwood usa  
Total 41 posts - Started on 2008-08-25

Engin Side View

Last Post Time: 2009-12-07 17:42:28
Posted on: The MG Experience

Rocker cover is a little too pitted for my liking & will take more work or a replacement to look decent.

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Mark W. Jackwood usa

Author: Mark W. Jackwood usa  
Total 53 posts - Started on 2003-09-12

Glen and my MGB V8

Last Post Time: 2009-12-04 05:00:52
Posted on: The MG Experience

Glen Towery dropped of some parts this day and although it was a very rainy day, he took the time to drive my car. He didn't say it but it looked like he was having fun. He gave me some pointers on how to improve some things, which was greatly appreciated. It was an honor to have Glen drive my car because he helped me so much with it. Needless to say, it was a good day!

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