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George Heissenberger Silver Member usa

Author: George Heissenberger Silver Member usa  
Total 285 posts - Started on 2006-04-05

OURMG engine getting bored out

Last Post Time: 2014-04-21 15:51:28
Posted on: The MG Experience

Drakes engines is almost ready to reassemble the MG motor. It's bored out 30 over. New pistons rings, oil pump bearings etc. Rebuilt rocker assembly too. She'll be like new. It should be together and ready to go back in the car by end of the week. According to the charts it will be an 1833 cc from now on.

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Paul Mansell Silver Member can

Author: Paul Mansell Silver Member can  
Total 70 posts - Started on 2008-06-16

front lines in

Last Post Time: 2014-04-20 22:05:15
Posted on: The MG Experience

I had 4 days off so I decided to try and get ahead on the project, doesn’t seem like I got very far but in reality I did make progress. I really wanted to get the engine swapped over but I did not fully manage that as I could not get the new oil pump pick up into the new oil pump so that stopped me from actually lifting the new engine and getting the sump on. But in the meantime the sump got thoroughly cleaned up, I got the original dip stick tube out by finding a bolt that fit into the tube and with a nut on it I could get a good hammer blow to knock it out without damaging anything. Next up was removal and thorough clean up of the front cover ready for refit with the new water pump as well as putting a new crank seal in. Amazing how long it takes to clean and remove old gaskets plus paint before your ready to reinstall. Getting the harmonic balancer off was a bit of a chore as I tried a homemade puller solution but that did not work at all so off to the local Canadian tire and rented the proper puller, what a difference it only took a few minutes and it was off. So after putting the now cleaned front cover and water heater on as well as the new alternator kit brackets I had gone about as far as I could on the engine. Now back to those pesky fuel lines, I have gone through several ideas on how to route them and fasten them in etc but had not actually bent up lines as yet. So after yet again changing how I would route them I started to manufacture the lines themselves. Fi...

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Steve Lyle Gold Member usa

Author: Steve Lyle Gold Member usa  
Total 64 posts - Started on 2008-03-23

DSC 9969

Last Post Time: 2014-04-19 08:14:13
Posted on: The MG Experience

The shell was painted in October, 2012, and been in the garage, mostly uncovered, since then. The dust was really starting to pile up on the horizontal surfaces. Pretty depressing to look at. It was a beautiful day in Tulsa. Now that I have brakes, I can roll it out of the car and stop it. Ok, that's a rationalization, I could have done this a long time ago. But I was able to stop the car on my downward sloping driveway and hold it with the parking brake. Woo hoo. Then bath time. And I like the result. Like I keep noting, not perfect, but not shameful, either. Now on to getting the engine ready to go back in.

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David Weyandt usa

Author: David Weyandt usa  
Total 47 posts - Started on 2010-10-11

Last Post Time: 2014-04-18 16:56:38
Posted on: The MG Experience

Got the boot lid back from the body shop. The cost was $80. The crack is welded and the dents are gone. I painted it this afternoon and it looks pretty good. I have to wait till it cures, 48 hr., before I can finish it off and make it shine. While it was off I put the gas struts from Pieces of Eight on the boot and the bonnet. There were very good instruction but I managed to screw it up, just had to drill 2 extra holes and you can’t see them. They really lift the bonnet almost straight up. Next job is to get the tonneau cover fixed to go around the roll bar. That is going to the upholstery shop.

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Joan Trejo usa

Author: Joan Trejo usa  
Total 63 posts - Started on 2010-03-31

Last Post Time: 2014-04-17 12:59:59
Posted on: The MG Experience

The 1972 car Agatha now has a battery bin, new battery cables and a cutoff switch. Another step closer to getting her to paint.

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Gary Brown Gold Member usa

Author: Gary Brown Gold Member usa  
Total 149 posts - Started on 2008-12-28


Last Post Time: 2014-04-16 06:33:45
Posted on: The MG Experience

Just got back home after a 1200 mile shakedown run on my new MGC. After a short drive Friday to get a feel for the car, I decided to go to a car show in Dobson, NC. If the car ran OK I was going to head out after the show to Trussville, Alabama to pick up a hardtop I had purchased from Bill Wingard. Left home around 5am for the 3 hour drive to the show ( The Gathering ). The car ran great so the decision was made to head for Alabama. Left around 4 pm and arrived in Alabama around 11:30 pm. Car ran good except the odometer hung up as it was about to trip over to 32000. The next morning I drove over to Bill's place and we put the hardtop on the car. We talked MG's for awhile and then I hit the road for the longest leg of the journey, about 550 miles. I got back home about 7:30 pm. Believe me I am one tired puppy.

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Mark M usa

Author: Mark M usa  
Total 45 posts - Started on 2011-12-31


Last Post Time: 2014-03-20 21:31:34
Posted on: The MG Experience

Finally the tub is Old English WHITE. Finding the correct OEW, I took the color codes- ICI 2379 and ICI 2122 and had them cross referenced into Deltron formulas. I had them both sprayed out and picked this one (ICI 2122) because this was the color WT3 used from 1965 to 1968. Thank you all on every web site in the world that helped me find these color codes!!!!!!!!!! It only took 4 months of searching. It's what makes this the greatest hobby in the world.

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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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Chris W Gold Member aus

Author: Chris W Gold Member aus  
Total 192 posts - Started on 2006-06-18

Last Post Time: 2014-01-23 00:31:17
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 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 Speedo Miles To Kilometres Conversion Pt 1 KPH Speedo Conversion Pt 2 Using BBQ to Install F/wheel Ring Gear. Buckled, Distorted Bonnet And New Seats. Rear cockpit rail Rocker assembly error. Catch Up And Engine Disaster. Parking Brake And The Wrong Springs LED In Parking Lights Fix For Failing Brake Light Switch Sticking Throttle After Run Yesterday. Aux bonnet release using Little Bit Of The New Throttle Cable Left Over. New ...

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Steve Sargent usa

Author: Steve Sargent usa  
Total 78 posts - Started on 2010-06-05

100 2790

Last Post Time: 2013-12-16 22:22:24
Posted on: The MG Experience

I had ordered Speedhut gauges over Thanksgiving weekend because they were having a substantial sale and there are several options as far as the appearance is concerned. I got them in less than 3 weeks. These will be a light blue when illuminated.They are pretty close to being the same size but since I'll be running a rotary motor, there will be a few extra holes to put in. I'll probably widen the gauge area by 6". I have quite a bit of other work to do that's more important, but I'd like to get started on widening the cluster area.

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egbert hascher nld

Author: egbert hascher nld  
Total 53 posts - Started on 2006-10-01


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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Mark Williams gbr

Author: Mark Williams gbr  
Total 48 posts - Started on 2010-12-19

Outside the garage at home

Last Post Time: 2013-10-20 05:06:13
Posted on: The MG Experience

I have relocated back to the UK and Meg is fully registered and running around the lanes of Monmouthshire, South Wales now

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O M Silver Member usa

Author: O M Silver Member 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:* 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 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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