Member ID: mansep2Member Status: Silver Member
Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Member Since: 2008-06-16
Home Site: The MG Experience
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I was born and raised in England where I trained as mechanic so the older british cars are right up my alley. Although I have not worked in the Car trade for over 30 years as I progress it is all starting to come back to me. I have always liked the MG's and it is great to finally own one. I am enjoying the challenges of restoring the vehicle back to almost original condition, I am looking to have a good driving MG and if that means compromise on originality then that is fine. I have now moved to Vancouver Island and am really looking forward to year yound driving and the ability to work on the vehicle over the winter without freezing my lug nuts off.
1 Vehicles -- Total mileage: 103,375 mi (166,366 km) -- Average age: 1973
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Posted on: Thursday March 28, 2013
Was getting tired of accidently overfilling the radiator and having the resulting fluid expansion just land on the road, garage floor etc. So I started looking for an overflow tank to use, trying to find this off an existing vehicle is tough as there are so many different shapes and sizes. Off to the local stores Canadian Tire and Napa etc, no go there at all, the only thing was Napa had a generic one but it was huge and just would not fit under the hood. Hmm what to do, luckily we have anot...
Posted on: Saturday March 9, 2013
My current mirrors(1)were getting really pitted and anyway no matter what I did I could not get them adjusted so I could see properly behind me. I had seen some posts of people putting Miata mirrors on but that was expensive. So I found some after market ones online for about $60 and decided to give it a go. First job was to prep them (2)for body colour paint, I fastened them to a piece of wood so that I could spray them easily (3). Next job was to remove the interior door panels and acces...
Posted on: Sunday November 18, 2012
As per my last journal entry I have delayed the engine swap process for at least another year, so I will store the V6 engine and gearbox in the garage and gradually work on cleaning, checking everything and putting all the ancillaries on etc. So how to store and move it around if needed, as I really dont want to have to get the engine hoist out every time, looks like you can buy these but they seem very expensive and dont do both the engine and gearbox. So being a cheap bugger I built this...
Posted on: Friday October 12, 2012
Well decided that I would delay start on the V6 swap as the existing engine is running so well, but the clutch is slipping so for under $200 decided to replace the clutch and run another year. Actually taking the motor and gearbox out was not that bad, took some time to ensure everything was disconnected and then went for it. got it out without issues other than the right hand engine mount came apart. Already found that the starter was missing its spade connector and had the wire soldered ...
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