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George Heissenberger Silver Member usa

Author: George Heissenberger Silver Member usa  
Total 303 posts - Started on 2006-04-05

Packed night at the basin

Last Post Time: 2014-07-22 20:11:16
Posted on: The MG Experience

The cruise night at Rev Inn at the Basin was packed tonight. I took OURMG to work today as it was a beautiful day. After work I then stopped by the cruise night and parked across form MG car club friends and next to a high school buddy and his Factory Five Cobra replica. Great turnout but hot with temps in the 80's and humidity to match!

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Mark M usa

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

DSC03520

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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Steve Lyle Gold Member usa

Author: Steve Lyle Gold Member usa  
Total 75 posts - Started on 2008-03-23

Just before takeoff on Saturday morning

Last Post Time: 2014-07-21 15:05:29
Posted on: The MG Experience

After 6 years of effort, it was time to take the car on the road. It was a bit of a rush in the last few weeks to get the car road ready. Tulsa, OK, to French Lick, IN, is about 700 miles. With the gotchas that are inevitable in this kind of project, I was left with about a week of road-testing time, that had to be fit in with the rest of my life. I was able to put about 150 miles on the car before we had to take off. But that 150 miles was better than nothing. It showed me that if you reverse the brake caliper retaining springs, the pads can rotate into the hubs, making a very scary noise - the fix is to have the long 'arms' of the springs toward the middle of the caliper. I also found that if you buy a rebuilt caliper, you may need the guarantee that comes with it. My drivers side caliper had a leak, likely due to a missing seal for the caliper split fluid channel. O'Reilly's swapped it out, no question, and it took just a few minutes to get it on the car. Unpainted, of course - no time available to make it pretty. Finally, I've struggled with the fuel system - the pump still cycles once every couple of seconds when the engine isn't running, and my rear carb shot fuel out of the overflow pipe - which cost me almost a week when I had to pull them off and send them back to the rebuilder. But eventually, the date to leave came, so I crossed my fingers and off we went. From the very first discussion of this trip, my wife's plan was to follow me in her ...

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Paul Mansell Silver Member can

Author: Paul Mansell Silver Member can  
Total 82 posts - Started on 2008-06-16

Nanaimo 20140716 00272

Last Post Time: 2014-07-19 22:18:00
Posted on: The MG Experience

I finished up the two top baffles, one covering the air cleaner and the second at the top front of the radiator, just need to install the lower baffle that will keep the air going through the spoiler directed at the radiator. Also got the radiator back from the radiator shop, I had them change out the bottom 1.75” connection to a 1.5” connector to make it easier to find and hook up the bottom hose. In fact I think I have a great solution that will look clean and tidy once complete. Here is what I am using: 1) Top hose is just a universal length of 1.5” hose with a 1.5 to 1.25 reducer (Dayco 76925) at the engine end 2) Bottom hose (Dayco 71466) this is a 1.5” hose so again used a reducer at the engine side. 3) Took the hose and cut it down to fit, I had to cut down the 90 degree bend to get it far enough on the engine side to clear the steering rack, the other end was also cut down to fit. 4) Purchase a 45 degree 1.5” air cooler pipe to use as a junction between the two ends; once it arrives I can fine tune the fitment.

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David Weyandt usa

Author: David Weyandt usa  
Total 52 posts - Started on 2010-10-11

Last Post Time: 2014-07-05 15:48:42
Posted on: The MG Experience

Haven’t gone over the MG for a while so I figured the 4th of July was a good time to take a British car apart. Checked the plugs, valves settings and checked the torque on the head. Cleaned up the engine bay and everything looks good. Next I started on the front suspension and brakes. Pads down to almost invisible and rotors need to be cut. I ordered ceramic pads from AA. They will be here Monday. I’ll take the rotors to the shop on Monday so everything should be back together by Wednesday. The bolts for shock were not loose but not up to torque. Greased swivel and everything else looks good. Back brakes were good but needed adjusting so I took them up one flat. After I bleed everything the brake system should be in good shape for the cruise on Saturday.

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Steve Sargent usa

Author: Steve Sargent usa  
Total 82 posts - Started on 2010-06-05

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Last Post Time: 2014-06-29 20:14:23
Posted on: The MG Experience

Work and family activities have been hectic lately, but I've been able to spend a little time on the car. I found some axle straps online so I felt comfortable enough to start on the shock tower covers. Since a lot of my sheet metal equipment is modified Harbor Freight, I have to make several extra pieces to compensate for the tools. Since I need access to the tower, I plan on welding the cover pieces together but use rivnuts to fasten them to the rest of the cover.

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Mark Williams gbr

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

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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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Joan Trejo usa

Author: Joan Trejo usa  
Total 65 posts - Started on 2010-03-31

Last Post Time: 2014-06-26 09:31:54
Posted on: The MG Experience

Well I've started removing the interior of Godzilla. I have found that the captive nuts that hold the hood frame are shot on one side, one of the rear seat mounting bolt on the passenger side is broken and a new one was put in near it. Only one small rust hole in floor board, easy fix. Still working on roll bar removal, I will need to fix one of the roll bar mounting locations as it interferes with the battery cover. I also removed the fuel tank as it had old gas in it. Surface rust on the top of tank but in great shape, no replacement. Yay ! But not so lucky on the condition of boot floor. Need to replace some of the metal, I have to fab up a replacement tire hold down, I will uses some left over metal from some old doors someone gave me. Should be fun.

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Gary Brown Gold Member usa

Author: Gary Brown Gold Member usa  
Total 151 posts - Started on 2008-12-28

SD531258

Last Post Time: 2014-06-19 21:25:54
Posted on: The MG Experience

Got home this evening from MG-2014. Man was it ever hot. The MGC ran pretty good but on the way home the tranny slipped a few times as I accelerated from a stop. Believe it may have been because of the heat. After the car sat for a while it was fine. I'll check the fluid level again in the morning and go for a short drive to see how it is working. Here are a few pics from the event.

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Chris W Gold Member aus

Author: Chris W Gold Member aus  
Total 193 posts - Started on 2006-06-18

Last Post Time: 2014-06-16 09:28:08
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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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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