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69gt6stopp Paul Stopp
Richmond, BC, Canada   CAN
Hi Bob,

There is a big temperature difference between exhaust pipe and manifold. The paint may hold up, but it sure will stink and smoke when you first fire it up. If money is no object, then everyone raves about ceramic coatings, at least this should hold the colour. On my GT6 manifold because there is heat problem I used a titanium exhaust manifold wrap. Since I have not run this car on the road yet I cannot say how good it is?

Regards,
Paul

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MGAdavid David Werblow
Portland, CT, USA   USA
1954 MG TF
1959 MG MGA
I have a plan steel exhaust with a sports muffler; it has been on the car for over 25 years. It has not rusted through yet !

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lndamarch Linda March
Mesa, AZ, USA   USA
1958 MG MGA 1500 "Bessie"
I did the ceramic coat on a brand new manifold not yet installed or fired up. I look forward to the maintaining of the natural color of the same.

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Badbob Gold Member Robert Kuhn
Boise, ID, USA   USA
1957 MG MGA
1958 MG MGA
Think I will go ahead and give it try, now what color...........

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nashvillebill Gold Member Bill Murrin
Nashville, TN, USA   USA
I pulled the head, and timing chain cover, off of my A engine today. I will need some valve work and a new timing chain, at least.


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Rob Z Silver Member Rob Zucca
Camarillo, CA, USA   USA
1960 MG MGA
Picked up my speedometer from West Valley Instruments. Re calibrated for the new five speed. Also had him repair the tach. Beautiful work as usual.



"Time flies like an arrow......Fruit flies like a banana"

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69gt6stopp Paul Stopp
Richmond, BC, Canada   CAN
Hi Rob,
Do you mind sharing what the repair costs were for each of your instruments?
I have an electric tach that shows about 1000 rpm too high, and the needle is a little jumpy.
My speedo is accurate but does not register trip or odometer readings.

Thanks,
Paul

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Rob Z Silver Member Rob Zucca
Camarillo, CA, USA   USA
1960 MG MGA
Tach was jammed and had wadded up the coil spring. Speedo was changed from 1440 to 1016 (or as close as possible) and odometer calibrated for the new T-9 transmission and 3.9 diff. Both units got their faceplates cleaned, cans refinished, new glass and trim rings. Will post a few images. They look brand new. about 250 bucks an instrument.



"Time flies like an arrow......Fruit flies like a banana"

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Rob Z Silver Member Rob Zucca
Camarillo, CA, USA   USA
1960 MG MGA
And here they are.......



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69gt6stopp Paul Stopp
Richmond, BC, Canada   CAN
Wow Rob, yes very spiffy, they look like new.
Regards,
Paul

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Rob Z Silver Member Rob Zucca
Camarillo, CA, USA   USA
1960 MG MGA
Yes Paul. Pix don’t do em justice. They’re like jewelry.



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lndamarch Linda March
Mesa, AZ, USA   USA
1958 MG MGA 1500 "Bessie"
Bad bob, I did mine in a shade of gray to mimic the original metal color. Looks amazing and can't wait to see it on the engine.

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bisslre Ron Bissland
Kenosha, WI, USA   USA
1956 MG MGA 1500 "The Little Car"
1979 MG MGB
2014 Chevrolet Silverado
This weekend I have installed the L538/539 Lucas Turn parking lights ( original Lucas ) and the P700 Lucas head lights with the pre-focused bulbs. All these lights are the original Lucas lights from 1956.


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Redhawk1689 Gold Member Steven Stockham
Salina, KS, USA   USA
1958 MG MGA 1500 "Belle"
Now that looks good! I love the tri-pod look!

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Rob Z Silver Member Rob Zucca
Camarillo, CA, USA   USA
1960 MG MGA
That’s just beautiful Ron. Your car is going to be spectacular.



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