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vdubmga v wasem
46N1165W, WA, USA   USA
1924 Other Not Listed "1924 Cat 2-ton"
1956 Other Not Listed "1956 John Deere 420"
1961 MG MGA 1600
1967 MG MGB GT
Oh, Barney.... You just ruin all the fun.... smiling smiley

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Al the First David Holmes
Santa Barbara, Ca, USA   USA
Did an oil change yesterday and retorqued the head and reset the valves and set the timing and points. Too many ands? Took a test drive and am very happy with all of it.


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Richas Silver Member Rich S
Portland, Oregon, USA   USA
I fixed my clutch pedal.

Rich

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Richas Silver Member Rich S
Portland, Oregon, USA   USA
Finishing brake lines...


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scotlewis Scot Lewis
Tustin, California, USA   USA
Rich,
I need to do the exact same thing. What welding rod did you use, wire or stick and how hard was it??

bisslre Ron Bissland
Kenosha, WI, USA   USA
1956 MG MGA 1500 "The Little Car"
2014 Chevrolet Silverado
OK, I could not find the bezel nut or the screws so I many them. Bezel nut I made from a stainless thick washer. The thread size was 9/16 x 28. The screws are 6x40... I had the die and tap for the 6 x 40 but had to buy the 9/16 x28 tap. Pics attached.. On to the next project for this little car..Added some extra pics of the back side of the dash.. everything original.


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Richas Silver Member Rich S
Portland, Oregon, USA   USA
In reply to # 3514240 by scotlewis Rich,
I need to do the exact same thing. What welding rod did you use, wire or stick and how hard was it??

I used my TIG welder. Welded up very nicely, ground flat like it should, then drilled the hole off center. tongue sticking out smiley

Rich

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Tugboat Michael Brady
Woodland, California, USA   USA
Over the last two days my wife and I had the honor and pleasure of hosting Barney and Elliot Gaylord at our home in Woodland, California. As I told him over ... um ... a couple of drinks, he gave me the necessary "kick in the pants" to finish up my MGA restoration. I can not thank him enough.



1959 Triumph TR3A
1959 MGA



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yovinny Silver Member Vinny Minchillo
Plano, Texas, USA   USA
1962 MG MGA
What did I do? Had a look inside my wire wheels. There's a little tidying up to do.



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Gary E Silver Member Gary Edwards
Kernersville, ,N.C., USA   USA
We went to a car show in Raleigh this morning. Cleverly thay hold it in a parking lot so everyone can learn to sweat. The attendance depends on the weather, the hotter it is the fewer cars show up..
Today was sort of hot.
We started out about 7:45 went on to the interstate for the 200 mile round trip. Temp was in the 60's, top up back window out, cruising along in 5th gear at 70mph doing 3300 rpm, punched the cruise control and just rolled along... Life is good.
I don't take a lot of pictures but took one to prove I was there.

UPDATE
After 1000 miles the new seal is holding up good, no dripage.



Gary







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59mgaguy John Terschak
Wakeman, Ohio, USA   USA
1930 Ford Model A "Jenny"
1959 MG 14/28 "Jessie"
1974 MG MGB "Oooops"
Spent the day at a car show in Sewerby , UK


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vdubmga v wasem
46N1165W, WA, USA   USA
1924 Other Not Listed "1924 Cat 2-ton"
1956 Other Not Listed "1956 John Deere 420"
1961 MG MGA 1600
1967 MG MGB GT
John, is that a T-33 in your avatar? The T-33 was my wife's first airplane. It's long, long gone now. The last T-33's were in '73 or '74.

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MGAman1 Jim T
Lake Zurich, IL, USA   USA
Generator stopped working and mounting ear has been broken off forever......had to be my brothers handywork.
So, I decided to upgrade to a 44 Amp alternator without the Lucas regulator.
Just a little heat and the pulley came off easily.
Cant wait to be back on the road........


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bisslre Ron Bissland
Kenosha, WI, USA   USA
1956 MG MGA 1500 "The Little Car"
2014 Chevrolet Silverado
Car is back from paint shop.. started putting some things back on.. Added the clips to the battery cover. Used solid rivets and compressed them with a rivet sqeezer.


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Blueosprey90 Jeff Sienkiewicz
New Milford, CT, USA   USA
I was overtaken.

confused smiley

First by a Triumph

Then by an MGA

Rotters!


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