Member Page: Gil Dupre
Member ID: GILMGAStatus: Silver Member
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
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Posted on: Wednesday August 9, 2017
STATIC TIMING OF MGA or MGB WITH PETRONIX IGNITOR INSTALLED (THIS IS FOR NEGATIVE GROUND SYSTEM) Follow the instructions on installation of the Petronix Ignitor. You can put the number one cylinder to TDC putting on the hand brake and put the car in neutral. Remove the number one cylinder spark plug and rotate the engine using wrench or hand crank until the number one cylinder shows compression.(I used a compression gage but I have removed the #1 spark plug and put my thumb over the...
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...
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