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Side Windows Installation Is Tricky

Michael Corley   USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Friday March 17, 2017 7:51 PM



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Success! Bad Condenser

Michael Corley   USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Wednesday March 15, 2017 12:34 PM



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Engine Problems

Michael Corley   USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Saturday November 5, 2016 12:41 PM



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2016-11-05 12:42:34 # 38263
Comment by Michael Corley
Based on recommendation of MGE folks, I plan to drain the gas tank and fill with fresh gas. I am not sure that is the problem, but I need to start somewhere.
2016-11-21 17:06:32 # 38604
Comment by Michael Corley
Fresh gas did not help, but I looked down the throat of the carb and saw it pooled in the bottom of the manifold. The plan is to rebuild the carb. I suspect the accelerator pump is leaking.

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Windshield Installed - Successfully

Michael Corley   USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Saturday November 5, 2016 12:34 PM



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Windshield Installed - Almost

Michael Corley   USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Friday August 26, 2016 6:18 PM



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2016-09-01 19:51:32 # 37008
Comment by Michael Corley
Windshield packing arrived today. I hope to install it tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
2016-10-12 10:09:57 # 37758
Comment by Michael Corley
Update: The tapered bolts I ordered were too short, so I ordered the other number listed on the forum and they are long enough, but too small in diameter. I am so frustrated. It has been a year since I picked up the car with a painter. This old man is disgusted!
2016-10-24 14:47:41 # 38020
Comment by Michael Corley
Update 10-24-16: Well, the bolts I had were not long enough with the inserts, so I ordered them from eastcoastbolts.net and the install too 10 minutes.Assembling the drivers door is complete, but I can't find the gasket for the passenger door window, so had to order a new one...wait. In the mean time, I decided to take it for a short drive to the store. It hasn't been run but once in the last year. It started, but started back firing through the exhaust and a couple through the intake when I tried to accelerate. I got about a block before the backfiring started. I have not worked on the engine, but the culprit is probably the Weber DGES 38/38. I put some cleaner in it last year which promptly dissolved the accelerator pump diaphragm. I have a kit so a rebuild is in store.

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New Windshield With Bottom Gasket Installed

Michael Corley   USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Monday August 8, 2016 11:36 AM



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2016-08-10 08:29:54 # 36536
Comment by Joe Torre
Now comes the REAL fun part. Installing the windshield frame with a new gasket on the bottom is a test in patience and endurance if you try doing it yourself (like I did). The easiest way is to invite over three or four large friends an invite them (read that entice them with good beer) to sit on the windshield frame while you line up the cowl bolts on either side of the dash. Just be careful how much beer you give them... The other way I found here in the forum several years ago. It involves using c-clamps on the windshield pillars to hold down the frame while you line up the bolts. You may be able to still find that post with some research. Either way, the process is a freakin pain. Good Luck
2016-08-10 10:18:52 # 36538
Comment by Michael Corley
Oh now, Joe, say it isn't so! Thanks for the luck wish. ~mike c
2016-08-13 12:18:42 # 36595
Comment by Tony Sadler
I replaced the glass in my 66B myself because no automotive glass installer would touch it (no idea how to do it). I found using a liquid silicone lubricant (used in our workshop for o rings) did the trick for the bottom seal. It would slide in initially but start to bind. But if you stretch it slightly it would slide all the way with no issue. I also replaced all screws with new and tapped all threads on the corner brackets. Aligning the screen with the doors appeared to be an issue but a couple of trailer tie downs helped ensure a good seal against the quarter light on the door before final tightening of attachment points.
2016-08-14 20:49:36 # 36631
Comment by Michael Corley
Thanks for the help folks. I do appreciate the tips and tricks. Of course, I have been busy since I picked up the windshield. I moved my mom, sold my truck, yada yada yada, but hope to focus on installing the windscreen this week. I have C clamps, rope, and hope!

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