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Steve Lyle Gold Member usa

Rostra part 250 3032 switch
One of the Mrs.'s requests for the car was to install cruise control. It will no doubt come in handy while driving some of the more boring (i.e., long, straight, flat) roads in Oklahoma. There are two options for our cars - the older, vacuum-actuated Audiovox CCS-100 unit currently sold at the Murph's Kits web site, and the newer, Rostra, electrical unit available from multiple sources (Amazon, Summit Racing, Jegs, multiple eBay sellers, etc.). I went with the Rostra unit, primarily due to the manufacturer's support (Murph makes it clear that his unit basically has no support, mitigated...

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Chris G Gold Member usa

IMG 1437
Had a couple setbacks including a re-spray of the driver door due to my overly aggressive color sanding and a slight ridge from a weld (crack of doom repair). I wasn’t happy with my interior door panels either as the leather didn’t seem to lay smooth enough. I intentionally didn’t use any foam pad between the door card & leather as I didn’t want to increase the thickness to interfere with the trim and window winder. I got all that worked out as well as a few other things done like wheel trim rings, center console arm rest and the brakes fully bled so it was time for a road test….. ...

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Gary Brown Gold Member usa

Cold windy day, but still a very good turnout. Always fun to meet up with friends from the Williamsburg Club.

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George Heissenberger Silver Member usa

Goth the MGB out of storage on Saturday! A new cruise season has started!

Joan Trejo usa

Today was the day that I warmed up the shop and got my windscreen put back together. Last week I made a half hearted attempt at putting it together . I was tired at the time and knew that I need to be alert and not tired. I pulled apart the previous attempt of a partial job and refitted everything with out the glass. Took the unneeded screws out and left the brackets on the four pieces. Several hours latter, lots of soapy water and a bead of silicon in the gasket next to the glass I was finished . I did have to pull it apart once and recenter the top and bottom pieces. Glad I am done, I d...

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...

Steve Sargent usa

100 3052
I finally got to work on the drive train tunnel. I was concerned about the boot mount would interfere with the e-brake, but the upholsterer said he didn't need much room for the outer boot.

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...

egbert hascher nld

WP 20150913 1
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.

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 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

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:* 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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