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Warren Siringer Gold Member USA

71 gt 1
Making progress. Removed the main wiring harness, the last of the aluminum trim around the windows, drip moldings and rear quarter windows. Finished the day removing the gas tank. What a surprise. No rust on top at all and no dents. Sure hope someone can use this. The tank has 2 drains, the normal one and another on the lower front corner. Never saw one like this before. Mental note, easier to take out if you drain it first. Nice surprise, rear end has been blasted and painted with what looks like the POR 15 paint, just no rear brake lines. Interesting how many new parts were installe...

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Joan Trejo USA

I've been busy with garden, home and playing seeing eye wife to my husband. Slowly getting back to working on the cars. Agatha is getting ready for the cockpit rail to be recovered. On Godzilla , I've been trying to get it to start, took out the starter, got it tested, it is good. The battery is new and I'm just working on the wiring, the starter switch is good too. I will be ordering a new fuse box and ignition switch . I did finish cleaning up and replacing gaskets on Godzilla's carburetor and it is now installed back on the car. Looking forward to installing the rest of the interior on...

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Steve Lyle Gold Member USA

Our entry to the show pic
This was the 18th annual show put on by the Greater Ozark British Motor Club. They're in SW Missouri, lots of members live in Springfield, but they put the show on in Carthage. Carthage is a small town, very pretty, and the show is held on the town square. This was our third time at this show in the last 4 years - we missed last year due to a family obligation. The club does a great job of hosting - a parking lot party on Friday night, a well run show, a driving event, a very nice awards banquet, and a Sunday morning breakfast at a members restored Victorian home. And they make it a poi...

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Steve Sargent USA

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I added a return line fitting to the fuel pump assembly in case I ever converted to fuel injection. I reused the -8 check valve that came with the cell for the vent line and used -6 for the supply. I plan to use hard line under the car to the fuel regulator but I'll have to wait until the regulator is mounted.

Chris W Gold Member AUS

This is the guts of a forum post I made a few weeks ago. It's time to start writing it up here: When I recovered my car a few years ago (I say 'recovered' cause it's hardly a restoration) I re vamped the brakes. Cleaned the lines, replaced the rear brake cylinders, replaced all the hoses, replaced all seals in MC ... etc. It was basically new from one end to the other. After sitting for a while recently I was having an issue with the rear brakes binding. It would take a few ks for them to slacken up and function normally. Fronts were fine. Still passed rego and he has always been picky ...

Gary Brown Gold Member USA

Replaced the fuel gauge sender today. Fuel gauge hadn't worked correctly since I got the GT back. Trouble shooting pointed to the gauge. When I pulled it the float was 3/4 full of fuel. Got it back together and went to fill up. Got back home to find I had a leak. The ring didn't tighten down all the way. Had to drain the fuel out and tried to fix the problem. the tangs on the neck are bent out of shape and aren't allowing the ring to tighten down enough to stop the leak. It's getting late and I'm tired of draining and filling the tank so I'm quitting for the night and will work on it again tom...

Chris G Gold Member USA

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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...

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!

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

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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...

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.


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: 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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