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George Heissenberger Silver Member usa



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My wife drove OURMG around today and I rode in the passenger seat. It's fun for her to take the wheel and she likes to drive the MG as much as I do! We went out to a restaurant and got a prime spot out front. When we went to leave there was a Morris minor woody behind us. Nice company for a beautiful summer evening! My wife tried to point out the owners of the Morris but I did not get to chat with them.



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David Weyandt usa



On the way home on Sunday the MG developed a shimmy. I took the wheels to a shop that balances the Rostyle wheels. I just took her for a high speed ride and it was perfectly smooth. I was running 70 mph and asked her for more and she picked right up. Good enough for me. Stopped at my sisters and the MG left its oil spot on the driveway. I apologized and then my Brother-in law showed me the oil spots from his ‘56 Vette. He took me for a ride in the Vette and when he asked for more and it put me back into my seat. I guess the extra 200 hp helps.



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Gary Brown Gold Member usa



This weekend I decided to locate the source of a rattle that was annoying the crap out of me. I thought the rattle was coming from my hardtop, but after removal the noise was still there. With the top off I noticed the noise was coming from the right rear so I got the car up on ramps and started my search. Nothing obvious so I started tightening things. The right rear shock was the culprit. After I tightened the bolts I took it off the ramps and drove down the road. No more rattle, but still had another squeaking noise. Back up on the ramps and found the u-bolts at the rear axle were a little ...



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Steve Lyle Gold Member usa



This year s B s
After getting back from Kansas City, and diagnosing the engine problem as valve recession, the focus shifted to getting the car back on the road. Simply resetting the valve lash was the short term fix. A longer term fix would involve hardened valve seats. My buddy Bill had a spare head, but after taking it to the machinist to evaluate, the verdict was that the work done to it previously was sub-par. So I pulled the head off my engine, and took it in. The verdict on it was that it had some cracks. So back to Bill's head - they delved in deeper and determined that it had cracks, too. ...




Joan Trejo usa



Today was busy, first I was able to take eight frames of honey off of the hive at my brothers house. Next set up honey extracting area on a work bench behind Godzilla. Ate dinner rested a bit then went out to the shop and installed the four pieces of carpet in the foot well area of the car, tomorrow I hope to finish up with the carpet that goes on the transmission tunnel. All in all a busy fulfilling day.




Chris G Gold Member usa



WP 20150620 014
I finally got all the parts in and was able to start the engine rebuild. It’s not that parts are hard to find, it’s just that this stage of the project is the most expensive so I have to pace myself to match my budget. The head arrived all shiny and newly rebuilt with hardened seats ready to take the new stainless steel valves. I have been upgrading parts along the way whenever it made sense and didn’t affect the look. One of the simplest & cheapest upgrades, providing you have the head apart, is to upgrade from the original rubber sealing rings and add a valve seat “cap”. This c...




Steve Sargent usa



100 3006
Since I'm trying to move weight to the back of the car, I decided to move the battery to the trunk. I'm not sure which battery to use, so I took measurements from a late model RX-7 to size the cutout. I plan on using a plastic or stainless box to keep the acid off the paint. After the cutout, I finally fit the drive line tunnel to the rear bulkhead. I would like to start welding the sheet metal in, but it will be easier to fit the seat and seat belt mounts if they aren't in the way.




egbert hascher nld



Saterday may 9 2015
Also a special day for my MGB. My son and Gemma marry, and driving my MG as a wedding car to the city hall in Zwolle (Netherlands).




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. 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 Spee...




Mark M usa



12
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 Gotzke 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)




Mike Madden usa



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 f...




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 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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