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George Heissenberger Silver Member usa

The weather is still mild here so I'm still driving the MGB when I can. Today I put on about 25 miles doing some errands. I've got less than 25 miles to go and I will have driven 3,000 miles this season.

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Steve Sargent usa

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After mounting the seats, I ordered belts and radiator components. The shoulder harnesses will have collars to keep them from sliding but they're pretty much done. I'll need to take the front part of the rotisserie off and mount the fenders, hood and valence to start on the radiator mounts but I'm going to make the transmission shift boot mount first.

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Dan Ray Silver Member usa

Engine installed. Major milestone!

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Steve Lyle Gold Member usa

The 1st Place Trophy in the Mustang class
Most of the shows I go to are specific to British cars, and you have to drive a bit to get to them. So when I heard about a local show, about 2 miles from the house, where most of the cars (and trucks) would be domestic, I thought it might be fun. So on Saturday I cleaned the car up, including undoing my partial cruise control installation that I'm not done with, and headed to the show. This show was sponsored by the local Chevy dealership and a local jeweler, and heavily supported by the Tulsa Corvette club (350 strong!). All proceeds go to the Little Light House - "a tuition free Chr...

Chris G Gold Member usa

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I have been working along even though I have let the documentation of the project lag a little. Since the last time I wrote anything, a few big steps have happened and one major milestone has been passed. Once I got the engine reassembled, I needed to get the engine off the stand so I could get it reassembled with the transmission. Before I bolted it all up, I needed to also get the back end of the engine put back including the clutch package. I also learned an important refresher to check twice before you break out the torque wrench. Having used it for one bolt I neglected to set it lower ...

David Weyandt usa

Bought a regular charger since I have two cars that might need charging and they are easy to get at. After the battery was charged it would still not start. I took the carbs off and cleaned the gunk out of them. Polished them up a little and hoping to get hem back on tomorrow. As soon as it is running I am going to rebuild the suspension. Something looks wrong with the springs. The top leaf of springs are cut into right and left short pieces.

Gary Brown Gold Member usa

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Drove down to the car show Sunday. Had a great time, seeing several friends from the Richmond and Williamsburg car clubs. This show is one of my favorites. Always has some of the finest British and European cars. Fortunate enough to win First in Class.

egbert hascher nld

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Another fantastic trip made from the Netherlands to France. The MGB drove like a spear. Enjoyed the mountain roads in the Vercors. The "brumm" in your ears, the wind in your hair, the sun on your face. What else do you want.

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.

Paul Mansell Silver Member can

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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 Catch Up With All Sorts Of Stuff. Remake of the Oil Pressure gauge line. 100 Entries! Still More Money! Remake of the 1/4 window pivot. - Locating block for jack. Last Minute Dash Modification. for vacuum gauge Spee...

Mark M usa

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

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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:* 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)

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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