Member ID: jmooreMember Status: Free Member
Clifton Park, NY, USA
Member Since: 2003-03-12
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Long time british car nut! My first car was a '78 Midget. Later after college I got back into British cars with a '88 Range Rover and '99 Discovery. I did a nut and bolt restoration of a '70 MGB Roadster in 2006 and currently own a '61 Bugeye and '68 MGB GT.
4 Vehicles -- Total mileage: 244,000 mi (392,680 km) -- Average age: 1975
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Posted on: Friday December 10, 2010
On Nov. 9, 2010 we got a "new" 1968 MGB GT that we purchased from our friend Saul Morse in AZ. He needed to "thin the herd" and when we saw them on AZ over the summer we talked about buying the GT as a father and son project with my soon to be 14 year of son. It's a great driver, with OD and new Moss Leather seats. Saul did some rust repair on the right side lower front fender, rocker and dogleg. I'll have to do the same on the other side, but beyond that it's a very solid car! It just n...
Posted on: Wednesday April 29, 2009
Tho' I've had the kit for awhile, I've just been too busy traveling with my job to get good garage time, so I made time today! The nice weather we've been having in the Northeast has made me want to get out in drive! Before I started, I put in a 4 degree offset key to match my Delta 262 cam. That was pretty straight forward. While down there I used Jeff S's timing pointer and relocated my timing marks to the top side of the pulley. I used a MSD Timing sticker (PN 8985) for a 5.25" pulley tha...
Posted on: Saturday March 24, 2007
The engine rebuild went along pretty much without incident, I even installed it myself without a hitch. But shortly thereafter the "GOTCHA's" showed up big time and REALLY tested my patience! The first was no oil pressure! UGGG! I spun it over and over to no avail. Finally, I took the advice of Paul Hanley and poured oil down the rear oil cooler line and turned the engine over backwards with a wrench to prime the pump. Success! The next day, I planned on starting it. Yeah RIGHT! Wh...
Posted on: Thursday March 8, 2007
I've pretty much got my engine back together with the new Sean Brown head. I reused the old main bearings as they looked new and plastiguage said they were within spec. I put in new rod bearings. The new Deves rings also measured within spec and the balance of the engine went together with out any hitches. I put in new front and rear main gaskets and used a Payen Head gasket and other Payen gaskets throughout. This time I only lightly coated the rings in WD-40 and used moly lube on the ca...
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