Member ID: chuckmosherMember Status: Free Member
Houston, TX, USA
Member Since: 2010-01-23
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1962 MGA MkII with Judson Supercharger, 1968 MGC GT Forest Green
2 Vehicles -- Total mileage: 112,583 mi (181,185 km) -- Average age: 1965
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Posted on: Saturday November 24, 2012
Pulled the engine from the MGC on Friday, in prep for bay cleanup and engine upgrades. Taking the engine out without transmission was probably the right choice for a one-man operation, but can see putting back as one unit will be a better path. After removal of starter and all trans bolts (including stone guard ;-), key steps for me were: - Support the transmission with a block or jack - Remove engine mount bolts from block, remove engine mount from body on LHS - Move hoist up and d...
Posted on: Saturday November 5, 2011
Finally got everything out of the engine bay, and ready for cleanup and painting. A nice trick that I of course got from a tip on the message board was to bolt a 4x4 with castors to the cross-member so I can move the body around as needed. We call this a "Shopping Cart" front end, of course. Another job after the engine bay cleanup will be replacing the wiring harness and cleaning up the instrument panel. A before picture below. -Chuck
Posted on: Sunday March 20, 2011
After pulling the 1622 engine, I've moved on to getting the engine bay cleaned up. In this phase I've removed the steering rack, shocks, heater, and the front wiring harness. This part of the job hasn't been that hard, in fact a guilty pleasure in removing that old Frankenstein wiring harness ! The next phase will be a lot harder, power wash to remove old gunk, followed by wire brush, sanding, and cleaning out all the nooks and crannies in preparation for painting.
Posted on: Saturday January 15, 2011
Spent a couple of days over the Christmas break pulling the engine on my Mk II. I had help from a friend at work, who showed up with his son and grand-daughter. She turned out to be the key to getting the "shifter turret" out ! I used a collection of hoists and accessories from Harbor Freight to get the job done. The only hard parts for us were getting the clutch hydraulics disconnected, and the aforementioned shifter turret. We ended up having to re-cut a couple of tabs in the transmission t...
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