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1959 MG MGA 1500 Orient Red Dana R

1959 MG MGA 1500
1959AXXXX
1967 Jaguar E Type Coupe Primrose Dana R

1967 Jaguar E-Type Coupe
2COOL
1968 MG MGC GT Grampian Grey Dana R

1968 MG MGC GT
3799
1969 MG MGC BRG Dana R

1969 MG MGC
6557


4 Vehicles -- Total mileage: 143,000 mi (230,136 km) -- Average age: 1966

Member Journal – Dana R's Journal

There are 4 total entries in this Journal.

T.D.C. And Checking Damper

Posted on: Wednesday May 23, 2012

Piston stop tool

I made a simple piston stop tool from barstock to check for true Top Dead Center. This is a quick easy way to verify your damper hasn't "slipped" it's timing mark, and manditory for checking cam timing.

BEARING CLEARANCES

Posted on: Wednesday May 23, 2012

Install gage to bearing surface

If you do not have micrometers and dialbore gages to check main and rod bearing clearances, a product named Plastigage by Clevite77 bearing co. can be used with very good accuracy. First clean the journal and bearing well. Then cut a piece of the material to width of the shell. Without turning crank, install cap and torque to spec. Carefully remove cap, and compare width of "crushed" plastigage to the marked spaces on outside of package. Should be within range given in MGC engine section of...

ENGINE REBUILD & BLUEPRINT

Posted on: Wednesday May 23, 2012

Back from machine shop Bored 020 over new cam b

Some of the photos I took during the complete rebuild of my '69 C engine. Specs: Bored +.020, Moss/County 9:1 pistons, New cam bearings, Decked to true up top surface of block. Crank turned .010 / .010, Rods balanced and matched to 2 grams. Flywheel lightened to 28 lbs. 3 sets of lifters were checked for hardness by the machine shop to get a full set that were at least R58c to mate with the reground cam.

MGC WATER PASSAGE OBSTRUCTION

Posted on: Monday April 30, 2012

Cleaned up passage for maximum flow

Years ago when doing the engine for my '68 CGT I remember reading in the AMGCR newsletter "C notes" that these beasts were prone to overheating. One member had authored a tip about checking the water jacket in the block behind the water pump outlet passage for casting flash left in from the factory. Some had been found with a large amount left to block flow. I checked mine an sure enough, it had about 1/3 blocked off with a thin sheet of casting. I think this should be addressed before anythin...


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