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Eric Pfiffner USA

Author: Eric Pfiffner USA
Total 82 posts - Started on 2016-09-16

IMG 1987
I had patched the upper part of this when I replaced the driver's side trumpet, but as I progress things snowball as always.. From inside the cockpit there is a seam where the footwell panel meets the vertical bulkhead panel and overlaps where the flange with boltholes for the splash panels are. I could see that there was some rust appearing in that seam, and it didnt want to clean up. This was another one of those things that I was going to let go, but changed my mind, hence the snowball reference above. Anyway, I cleaned it up, drilled the spot welds, and cut it out to good metal, about...

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Steve Lyle Gold Member USA

Author: Steve Lyle Gold Member USA
Total 92 posts - Started on 2008-03-23

Junk in the sump should have done this earlier
It's been 4 years since the car went back on the road, and 12,000 miles. Time for the normal spring maintenance (valve adjustment, oil change, chassis lube, brake adjustment including parking brake), and adding in an ignition maintenance cycle in honor of the 12k miles. I'm running points, and haven't touched anything in the ignition system for 4 years. Which was clearly not a good idea. Even though the car was seemingly running fine, when I pulled the distributor and checked the point gap, it was down to .002 (should be .015). I've been carrying replacement cap/rotor/points sourced fro...

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David Weyandt USA

Author: David Weyandt USA
Total 74 posts - Started on 2010-10-11

Took her out for a two hour tour to make sure the fuel pump problem was fixed. She ran great. The speedometer is broke so it is going to the shop. I usually do all my work but at 72 with a bad back climbing under the dash is a no-no.

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Joan Trejo USA

Author: Joan Trejo USA
Total 89 posts - Started on 2010-03-31

I finally was able to work on my cars on Monday as the shop was not very cold. I have decided to re paint the brackets that install on the body of the car to hold the stow-away frame. I was also able to finish up on installation of the angle bracket of the speedometer. On Godzilla I found a lost screw that needed to hold the float bowl on the HIF 4 carburetor. ,couldn't find the damper pot oil though, found that yesterday. A sale on the type of top I wanted for the stow-away top frame has appeared in my e-mail and I had the funds to buy the dark blue stay fast cloth stow-away top ...

Warren Siringer Gold Member USA

Author: Warren Siringer Gold Member USA
Total 69 posts - Started on 2015-08-03

Took off the drums to check the brakes too tight. One shoe on wrong. Noticed oil starting to drip out of the side that was a little lower than the other. Ended up removing the rear end to have it cleaned inside and all new seals. It had sat for the last 25 years so seals are probably pretty bad. Put the new seat belts in. Getting warm enough now to get back to work finishing the restoration.

Gary Brown Gold Member USA

Author: Gary Brown Gold Member USA
Total 223 posts - Started on 2008-12-28

Worked on the car yesterday and was able to take care of a couple leaks. I changed the oil and fixed the leak at the spin on adapter. Also fixed the leak at the fuel pump. Had a bad seal at the output line. Went ahead and changed the seals on the input and output lines at the pump. So far so good, no leaks. About this time my back was killing me so I quit for the night. Still have to fix a leak at the rear end. I might take the car down to a shop for this one. My back can't take too much more abuse.

egbert hascher NLD

Author: egbert hascher NLD
Total 60 posts - Started on 2006-10-01

Recently solved problems with my differential. Worn bearings.

Chris W Gold Member AUS

Author: Chris W Gold Member AUS
Total 219 posts - Started on 2006-06-18

I've copped a bit of stick from some members on the value of doing what I've done. Most have been supportive and helpful but there also has been a few nay-sayers. I'd like to reiterate the reasons for my decision to go down this path. I established right from the start improvement of braking was not my primary goal. I was disappointed with the deterioration of the drum brake componentary. I was after something that was simpler. I believe I've achieved that and given others much more information if they feel inclined to go down that path themselves for whatever reason/s they have. Some m...

Gil Dupre Silver Member USA

Author: Gil Dupre Silver Member USA
Total 96 posts - Started on 2006-11-08

STATIC TIMING OF MGA or MGB WITH PETRONIX IGNITOR INSTALLED (THIS IS FOR NEGATIVE GROUND SYSTEM) Follow the instructions on installation of the Petronix Ignitor. You can put the number one cylinder to TDC putting on the hand brake and put the car in neutral. Remove the number one cylinder spark plug and rotate the engine using wrench or hand crank until the number one cylinder shows compression.(I used a compression gage but I have removed the #1 spark plug and put my thumb over the hole and turned the crank until I feel compression then keep turning clockwise until the timing mar...

George Heissenberger Silver Member USA

Author: George Heissenberger Silver Member USA
Total 368 posts - Started on 2006-04-05

IMG 0544
It's been a while since I last posted here. Things are going great with the MGB. I had another bucket list year at Watkins Glen at the vintage weekend in September We had our annual Sports Car Festival yesterday and it was a perfect day weather wise and well attended by sports cars. I hadn't posted since last year since I had a bit going on health wise. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the late fall and had a prostatectomy in December. They caught it early thanks to my PSA testing. I am now cancer free. After a short period of recovery I was back to work in two weeks and back in the off...

Steve Sargent USA

Author: Steve Sargent USA
Total 103 posts - Started on 2010-06-05

100 3159
I added a return line fitting to the fuel pump assembly in case I ever converted to fuel injection. I reused the -8 check valve that came with the cell for the vent line and used -6 for the supply. I plan to use hard line under the car to the fuel regulator but I'll have to wait until the regulator is mounted.

Chris G Gold Member USA

Author: Chris G Gold Member USA
Total 56 posts - Started on 2013-05-24

WP 20161116 11 55 18 Pro 2
I figured I needed to wrap this journal since the journey has come to a sad (to me) end. After a 3 year restoration process that was HUGELY assisted by the kind and very educated folks on this site, the car left today for its new home. A very nice lady picked it up today to surprise her husband with it for a birthday gift. I couldn't have hoped for a better new owner. I wont say who or where for fear of spoiling the surprise. And don't blame me if your birthday rolls around and it isn't your wife surprising you! I must thank all those on this site who posted generously, photographed mad...

Dan Ray Silver Member USA

Author: Dan Ray Silver Member USA
Total 48 posts - Started on 2013-08-10

No oilpressure missingplugs1
Finally got everything connected, dash installed, etc. To start, I had to fix an air leak in the fuel line at the tank - loose connection, easy. Once that was solved, fuel through the solid state Hardi pump was working fine! Then the engine wouldn't crank. Hmm... Turns out I had the spade connector on the starter motor on the wrong post! Simple fix. THEN, time to crank the engine and get oil pressure. Bought a new battery because I knew mine was a few years old and it wouldn't charge beyond 60% or so.... Cranked for 1 minute, nothing. Bought a Harbor Freight Oil Pressure kit because I d...

Paul Mansell CAN

Author: Paul Mansell CAN
Total 89 posts - Started on 2008-06-16

20141101 00348
OK after much consternation I believe I have all the issues finally fixed, The shop managed to fix the majority of the sensor issues, apparently just dirty connections and one ground that was loose…..doh! So with that done went for a run and the car definitely ran smoother and stronger but the trouble light was on again. Hooked up the computer and found a code 44 lean but also it would glitch and 15-20 more codes flashed on then off again. 44lean refers to the O2 sensors and as these were the originals I decided to just replace them, had to get the muffler shop to look at the driver’s side...

Mark M USA

Author: Mark M USA
Total 48 posts - Started on 2011-12-31

After years of work, she is finally done. 1966 MK 1, dispatch date June 2, 1966. only mods are alternator, negative earth and pneumatic lifts for hatch and bonnet.

Mark Williams GBR

Author: Mark Williams GBR
Total 51 posts - Started on 2010-12-19

20140119 113223
Getting ready for the big trip to France. The event is the Classic Le Mans weekend.

Mike Ruane USA

Author: Mike Ruane USA
Total 48 posts - Started on 2006-06-05

Replaced corss member some patches to the transmi
Well, a lot of little things have been done to the car over the past 16 months, but a basement renovation, adding Air Conditioning into a 1967 MGB GT, and volunteering on a local railroad - The Stewartstown Railroad - but over the past few weeks I was able to do some more body work on Frankencar. The Passenger side sill and rocker repair has been mostly completed, and the missing section of cross member has been replaced. More pics to follow in the upcoming months as I plan to get this restoration back on track.


Author: O M USA
Total 114 posts - Started on 2009-09-09

Performing routine maintenance on the under carriage of my MG.

Wilbur Engelsma USA

Author: Wilbur Engelsma USA
Total 62 posts - Started on 2006-01-23

Due to financial and health reasons, I have decided to throw in the towel and sell my project car. I would prefer to sell the whole thing, maybe someone can complete it. If not, I will be parting it out and selling it piecemeal. You can check out my progress on my member journal: The pluses: 1. The body is complete- all rust replaced with metal, seams welded, gaps are perfect, ready for built primer to sand and finish. 2. The suspension is all upgraded- Quaife diff, disc brakes and 4 link suspension in the rear. Large Wilwood brakes, coil over su...

Roland G CAN

Author: Roland G CAN
Total 90 posts - Started on 1999-04-21

The new owner of the GT is ecstatic with his purchase. What makes the transition a delight for me, is knowing it is going to a welcoming home. The owner is a young chap with many years experience working with cars and his father used to be a MG mechanic at a dealership in London years ago. The proceeds from the GT sale have funded the purchase of a 24' laguna sailboat. My wife who has absolutely no sailing experience is actually more excited about the boat than me. It's going to be a very full summer roster... RVing, sailing, jag tinkering... (not necessarily in that order)

Simon Dix USA

Author: Simon Dix USA
Total 59 posts - Started on 2005-11-27

New on the left old on the right
Just keeping track of the mileage due to a speedo swap. Removing speedo reading 51,443 and replacing with 50,541

Mike Nyholm USA

Author: Mike Nyholm USA
Total 68 posts - Started on 2007-09-06

the carnage
This winter I would like to have the gearbox gone through so we pulled the engine and box out of the parts car so any needed parts could be salvaged. Engine was pulled the farmer way...borrow one wheel tractor and lift it out with the bucket. Total job took less than 3 hrs.

Sean Kivler USA

Author: Sean Kivler USA
Total 56 posts - Started on 2009-09-13

Due to my relocation away from SC last summer, I've elected to leave this vehicle and about $3000 in brand spanking new parts and professionally refurbed Leycock Blue Label OD. It was a dificult and painful decision, but it was necessary... Interested parties should call Bonnie Wright (803) in Rock Hill, SC. (listed under Kenneth) This will make somebody an excellent "project car" and has a lot of the elbow grease allready invested. Paint the motorspace and the trunk and reassemble! As the wheels are not on it, and the "lump" is out on a 2 ton capacity crane with leveller, care will be...

Mark W. Jackwood USA

Author: Mark W. Jackwood USA
Total 53 posts - Started on 2003-09-12

Glen and my MGB V8
Glen Towery dropped of some parts this day and although it was a very rainy day, he took the time to drive my car. He didn't say it but it looked like he was having fun. He gave me some pointers on how to improve some things, which was greatly appreciated. It was an honor to have Glen drive my car because he helped me so much with it. Needless to say, it was a good day!

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