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Wilbur Wilbur Engelsma

Wilbur Engelsma

Member ID: Wilbur
Status: Free Member
Broomfield, CO, USA   USA
Member Since: 2006-01-23
Home Site: The MG Experience
Last Login: 2016-05-16 18:16
Forum Activity: 2016-05-16 18:16
Forum Posts: 127

I have been restoring cars since I turned 40- My wife says its a midlife crisis thing. So far I have built and sold the following: 69 Chevelle SS396, 73 MGB, 69 Chevelle Malibu, and now I'm working on a 72 MGB (spot a trend?) I am a mechanical engineer, so I can't leave anything stock- I prefer to alter and adapt and upgrade.

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1972 MG MGB None Wilbur Engelsma

1972 MG MGB
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1 Vehicles — Total mileage: 0 mi (0 km) — Average age: 1972

Member Journal – Wilbur Engelsma's Journal

There are 62 total entries in this Journal.

Selling Project

Posted on: Thursday November 15, 2012

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: http://www.mgexperience.net/member/Wilbur 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 upgr...

Steering Column Installation

Posted on: Friday May 11, 2012

86 Maxima column

The steering column I'm installing is from an 86 Nissan Maxima. It has all the controls in the column (lights, wipers, hazard, ignition, cruise control) and no air bag, so I can replace the existing steering wheel with something more comfortable. The plastic fairing around the column also fits into the notch in the MG dash, so that is a plus. The first problem (of many I assume) is the mounting points don't match the MG, so i am modifying the MG bracket to hold the column in the correct location...

Front Assembly Installed

Posted on: Sunday May 6, 2012

front view

The moment of truth- I installed the front end under the car, and it looks like everything fits like it was meant to. Woo hoo! The oil pan has about 1/2" of clearance between the bottom and the cross member. The pulleys on the front clear the steering rack nicely. The power steering connection fits between the oil pan and frame, and there is a gap between engine and frame to run the steering linkage (under the turbo, then up to the firewall). It's like I planned it, but it's always nice when th...

Front Suspension Assembly

Posted on: Sunday May 6, 2012

completed assembly rear view

I completed the front suspension assembly and installed it under the car this weekend. I had a completed assembly that I just moved all the parts from the old cross member to the new one. The only wrinkle is the bolts that hold the member to the frame have to be installed prior to installing the suspension- or the hole the bold installs through is covered up. The power steering hose connections are easily accessable, and nothing seems to be binding, so this should be good to go!


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