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Chattanooga, TN, USA
Member Since: 2006-11-08
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I HAVE OWNED MGS SINCE 1965 MY FIRST BEING A 1961 MGA WHICH I DROVE DAILY TO WORK AT CAPE KENNEDY. I WAS WORKING ON THE APOLLO MISSION.I ADDED A 1962 MK11 MGA IN 1975 WHICH I RESTORED GROUND UP. I HAVE ALSO HELPED MANY MGA'S AND MGB'S MOSTLY FOR MY FRIENDS AND CLUB MEMBERS IN MY 45 YEARS OF LOVING MG'S. TWO OF MY KIDS HAD MGB'S DURING THEIR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE DAYS. I ALSO HAD A 51TD THAT I PARTIALLY RESTORED BUT SOLD THIS PAST YEAR. I ALSO SOLD MY FIRST MGA SEVERAL YEARS AGO. I STILL HAVE THE 1962 MGA MK11 AND JUST RECENTLY ACQUIRED A 74 1/2 MGBGT WITH ORIGINAL PAINT, INTERIOR AND 49,700 MILES ON IT. http://s168.photobucket.com/albums/u169/gilmga/ www.southernbritishcarclub.org
2 Vehicles -- Total mileage: 119,573 mi (192,434 km) -- Average age: 1968
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Posted on: Wednesday March 2, 2011
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...
Posted on: Sunday February 27, 2011
When depressing the clutch peddle almost to the floor, I get a rattling sound. At the advice of this forum I need to change the clutch and thowout bearing. Of course this requires the removal of the engine. Since Wednesday I have been removing all the junk needed to free up the engine. I elected to remove the engine only. I may be sorry later. 1. Disconnect battery. 2. Drain water and disconnect oil, fuel,water , ac lines 3. Remove carburators and manifold 4. Remove radiator and AC conden...
Posted on: Wednesday September 1, 2010
I had the luck of the draw to be selected to install and evaluated the Moss Tourist Trophy MGA polished stainless steel exhaust. This is a 3 piece system for shipping purposes.A front pipe connects to the exhaust manifold flange, a rear pipe that has the midlle hanger bracket and the muffler. This is a highly polished to a mirror finish almost to pretty to put under a car. It can be installed with existing hangers and one extra clamp. I recommend purchasing new hanging hardware. I took a cou...
Posted on: Sunday July 4, 2010
In my previous journals I was discussing the noise I had in my MKII differential, what I found and my course of action. I had never tackled this and the factory manual required a bunch of gages and measurement. First I noted where the pinion gears meshed and by feel the backlash between the two. Then I took the caps off the differential carrier bearings and marked which side eachl cap fot its original side. Since I didnt have the special tools I used my engineering training. As I took each beari...
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