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Chris G Gold Member usa



WP 20161116 11 55 18 Pro 2
I figured I needed to wrap this journal since the journey has come to a sad (to me) end. After a 3 year restoration process that was HUGELY assisted by the kind and very educated folks on this site, the car left today for its new home. A very nice lady picked it up today to surprise her husband with it for a birthday gift. I couldn't have hoped for a better new owner. I wont say who or where for fear of spoiling the surprise. And don't blame me if your birthday rolls around and it isn't your wife surprising you! I must thank all those on this site who posted generously, photographed mad...



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Gary Brown Gold Member usa



Had been hearing a squealing noise which seemed to come from the clutch on acceleration. Thought it might be the throw out bearing. After thinking about it, this assumption didn't make sense. The noise wasn't constant. It didn't always occur on initial startup, but occurred after warmup. I went out and started the car to see if I could pin point where the noise was coming from. After starting the car, I let it idle for a while. As I waited for the engine to warm up I looked around the engine. It was then that I noticed the fan belt looked loose. I shut off the engine and checked the be...



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Joan Trejo usa



The dash is back in the car and I finished hooking up the lights and horns in the bonnet. Took a look at the alternator wiring and decided to put a new spade connector on one of the wires that was pretty frayed. Still need to secure the dash better , only three nuts are holding it on to the body so I will try to get at least another one on. The wiring in the boot was finished yesterday and cleaned most of the connections up. During the summer I put in some sound dreading material in the interior, went in pretty easy.



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Steve Lyle Gold Member usa



Our entry to the show pic
If it's early September, then it's time for the Brits in the Ozarks car show in Fayetteville, AR. The show is put on by the British Iron Touring Club of Northwest Arkansas. They've been at this for 15 years, and they put on a great show. The proceeds go for tech scholarships, and to benefit the ALS Association of Northwest Arkansas, an excellent cause. This was our third trip to the show, and we had our usual great time. Lots of Tulsa folks make this trip, it's by far the most popular show for our local MG club. Marques included were the usual suspects: MG, Triumph, Austin Healey,...




egbert hascher nld



P1050899 kopie
Another wonderful trip with my MGB. From the Netherlands to Limoges area of France. Lovely weather but very warm. 94 degrees F. We got in trouble, to get all the luggage in the car Tent. sleeping bags, air mattresses, camping chairs, gas cooker, and all personal belongings.




George Heissenberger Silver Member usa



I'm just back from the Burgundy Basin cruise night and out enjoying the MGB whenever I can. Its been dry and hot this summer so I'm already over 2200 miles and still have Watkins Glen and more cruise nights coming up!




Steve Sargent usa



100 3082
I finally started welding in the rear panels on the rear of the car. I bought 4 cans of Seymour weld-through primer for the overlaps on the sheet metal. After using 3 cans to prime the exposed areas of the tin, I was finally ready to start the plug welds. after 3 or 4 attempts, I decided to sand off all of the Seymour primer and use Dupont's product. Unlike the Dupont primer, the Seymour had heavy splatter and very little penetration. I guess when you try to save money, you get what you pay for. I had to remake a few small pieces on the shock covers because the fit wasn't as good as I needed, ...




Dan Ray Silver Member usa



No oilpressure missingplugs1
Finally got everything connected, dash installed, etc. To start, I had to fix an air leak in the fuel line at the tank - loose connection, easy. Once that was solved, fuel through the solid state Hardi pump was working fine! Then the engine wouldn't crank. Hmm... Turns out I had the spade connector on the starter motor on the wrong post! Simple fix. THEN, time to crank the engine and get oil pressure. Bought a new battery because I knew mine was a few years old and it wouldn't charge beyond 60% or so.... Cranked for 1 minute, nothing. Bought a Harbor Freight Oil Pressure kit because I d...




David Weyandt usa



Took both the ’79 and the ’65 MGs out for their battery charge run today. They both seem to like the cold air. I must change the thermostat on the ’79 because I have almost all of the radiator blocked off an it still won’t come up to the temp I would like to see when I have the heater on. The heater works fine but the water temperature is to low to give us real warmth. No rain or snow forecast and suspoded to be sunshine with temperature in the high 30s for the next 4 or 5 days so I change the thermostat and take her out again. Finally have a garage big enough to keep them all in a...




Paul Mansell Silver Member can



20141101 00348
OK after much consternation I believe I have all the issues finally fixed, The shop managed to fix the majority of the sensor issues, apparently just dirty connections and one ground that was loose…..doh! So with that done went for a run and the car definitely ran smoother and stronger but the trouble light was on again. Hooked up the computer and found a code 44 lean but also it would glitch and 15-20 more codes flashed on then off again. 44lean refers to the O2 sensors and as these were the originals I decided to just replace them, had to get the muffler shop to look at the driver’s side...




Chris W Gold Member aus



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. (It should also be noted that Skye has created a 'table of contents' which is accessible from the Green 'ACTIONS' button above right.) 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. ...




Mark M usa



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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.




Mark Williams gbr



20140119 113223
Getting ready for the big trip to France. The event is the Classic Le Mans weekend.




Mike Ruane Silver Member usa



Replaced corss member some patches to the transmi
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.




O M usa



Performing routine maintenance on the under carriage of my MG.




Wilbur Engelsma usa



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 su...




Roland G can



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)




Lou A. Platinum Member usa



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.....




Simon Dix usa



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




Mike Nyholm usa



the carnage
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.




Gil Dupre Silver Member usa



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 ...




Sean Kivler usa



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...




Mark W. Jackwood usa



Glen and my MGB V8
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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