Member ID: mansep2Member Status: Silver Member
Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Member Since: 2008-06-16
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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: Sunday March 2, 2014
It is Sunday and after lazing around all morning I felt I needed to get into the garage to get something done. So off I went, first on the list was to replace both front and rear seals on the gearbox as it seems sensible to do this while the box is out of the car. That did not take long and a satisfying job done. Next I wanted to start getting the gearstick ready, first plan is to adjust the stub so that I can bend up a new stick and attach to this stub. Step one orientate the gearstick so that...
Posted on: Saturday March 1, 2014
While I wait to get the welding done on the firewall and new gas pedal mount I decided that before I can even consider putting the engine in permanently the heads have to come off as I have bolts snapped off where the exhaust connects. I have also noticed one of the spark plugs is hard to get out and I hope that is not cross threaded, worst case scenario is new heads but let’s hope not. Bores look good no scoring or lip, a bit of carbon but overall they are in good shape. I also Cut off the ...
Posted on: Sunday February 23, 2014
I spent today getting the firewall plate cut to fill the clearance hole I cut last time and also getting the new gas pedal mount bent up and drilled ready to fit into the car. After test fitting the gas pedal it fits beautifully, hangs in the right spot and more importantly allows the clearance from the now cut back firewall. Once my friend is back we can then get this all welded up.
Posted on: Sunday February 16, 2014
After doing all the cutting yesterday I was ready to test fit the engine again to see if I had everything right, rather than put the engine and gearbox in I found it easier to just remove the bell housing from the gearbox and attached to the engine. Also spent more time perfecting the cardboard test piece for the gas pedal mount bracket as I will have to change how it will be attached but on the whole a minimal change. Originally I thought I would weld captive nuts underneath and bolt down th...
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