MGExp

Member Page: charles durning

geezer charles durning

charles durning

Member ID: geezer
Status: Silver Member Silver Member
Magee, MS, USA   USA
Member Since: 2010-10-07
Home Site: The MG Experience
Last Login: 2018-05-22 14:14
Forum Activity: 2018-05-22 16:19
Forum Posts: 2,849
Top Contributor

Just and old guy living the dream.

Upcoming Events

I will be at these upcoming events and shows:
No events found.

Personal Vehicle Registry

1958 MG Magnette ZB Gray Over Maroon charles durning

1958 MG Magnette ZB
KAJ4133004
"Chick Magnette (sold)"
1967 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon 2 door Green charles durning

1967 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon (2-door)
223456789
"Marvin"
1974 MG MGB GT Yellow charles durning

1974 MG MGB GT
GHD5UE355349G



3 Vehicles — Total mileage: 34,000 mi (54,718 km) — Average age: 1966
Previously Owned Vehicles:

Member Journal – Charles Durning's Journal

There are 19 total entries in this Journal.

DIY MGB Rear Disc Brakes Part 3 Closing Comments

Posted on: Wednesday April 11, 2018

residual valves

I now have PDF and DXF files for both brackets and an information package. If you want copies just send me a PM or e-mail and I'll send the CAD files with any other information you want. The information package is evolving as I think of things that may be relevant. Since this is a DIY conversion you need to decide if this is right for you and want the challenge of solving the little details. Hopefully I have addressed any issues that will pop up. With the brackets and rotors prepped for t...

Fix For A Leaky Water Elbow

Posted on: Tuesday March 13, 2018

MGB 009 1

The other day I discovered a water leak in the iron elbow (#38) in the lower rad hose on the CBB GT. It was leaking at the threaded nipple (#40) for the heater hose. When I removed the hose nipple I discovered that the paper/fiber gasket (#41) had perished. To give that connection a more permanent fix I used a bonded washer instead of the fiber gasket. A bonded washer is a metal washer with an o-ring bonded into the inside diameter. Problem solved. A bonded washer can be obtained from McM...

MGB DIY Rear Disc Brakes

Posted on: Thursday September 28, 2017

laser cut bracket

I know this has been beat to death. Are rear disc brakes absolutely necessary, maybe not. Are rear disc brakes a good thing, YES for many reasons that I will not go into here. What I will say is the conversion has potential for being easy and inexpensive. Will I die? My other brake conversions haven't killed me yet, I doubt this one will end my life. The mount bracket is simple and easy to make with simple tools. I decided to have mine laser cut. They should be back from the machine sh...

DIY MGB Rear Disc Brakes Part 2 240SX Caliper

Posted on: Tuesday January 30, 2018

240sx adapters

I have finished mocking up the brackets for installing the 240SX calipers. The caliper is from a 1998 240SX with a 38mm piston. This conversion gives a 67-33 bias. It seemed to be well balanced for the GT though it may have too much rear balance for a roadster. I may find someone who wants to experiment and try the conversion on a roadster. I do like the hydraulic and park brake cable routing better with this caliper. I did take it out for a spirited test drive. The streets were still ...


... and 15 more posts.

MG Experience Library Articles

No tech articles written by this member.




Join The Club

Sign in to ask questions, share photos, and access all website features

Your Cars

1959 MG MGA 1600

Text Size

Larger Smaller
Reset Save

Sponsor Links