Member Page: Paul Mansell

mansep2 Paul Mansell

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.

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1973 MG MGB RED Paul Mansell

1973 MG MGB

1 Vehicles -- Total mileage: 103,375 mi (166,366 km) -- Average age: 1973

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V6 Swap 41

Posted on: Sunday August 24, 2014

fly wheel

Back from vacation and took a look at the starter again, I really cannot figure out why it is not working, not even sure if it is missing the flywheel altogether which seems impossible given the flywheel looks correctly situated. Trying to make pointers has proven to be a real hassle, the one I made for the starter is great but is the wrong angle to check against the flywheel, tried making a second but it is proving to be a challenge and unclear how accurate it will be. Asked on line and I am be...

V6 Swap 40

Posted on: Sunday August 24, 2014

Received my high torque mini starter from BMC today and followed the instructions on how to grind down a small part of the housing to get it to fit on, bolts in nicely and really provides the room that was needed to allow the knock sensor to clear the starter. Now the scary part we are ready to turn the motor over and see if we can get oil pressure before going for an actual start. DISASTER - the starter does not seem to be engaging with the flywheel, getting lots of noise but no turnover of the...

V6 Swap 39

Posted on: Wednesday August 13, 2014

Aug 3 2014 002

Decided to get the heater hoses connected up and this was going to be a bit of a dogs breakfast as the supply lines to the engine are ¾” hose and the heater connections are ½” hose, not to mention the heater valve I have is 5/8” off a VW so a certain amount of reducers were going to be needed. I went to my local supplier and ordered heater hose connectors from Dayco, 2x 80662 (3/4 – 5/8), 2x 80661 (5/8 -1/2) and a 90 degree bend 80672 (1/2) they unfortunately do not have a ¾ to ½ oth...

V6 SWap 38

Posted on: Saturday July 19, 2014

Nanaimo 20140716 00272

I finished up the two top baffles, one covering the air cleaner and the second at the top front of the radiator, just need to install the lower baffle that will keep the air going through the spoiler directed at the radiator. Also got the radiator back from the radiator shop, I had them change out the bottom 1.75” connection to a 1.5” connector to make it easier to find and hook up the bottom hose. In fact I think I have a great solution that will look clean and tidy once complete. Here i...

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