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Chris W

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Status: Gold Member Gold Member
Gosford, NSW, Australia   AUS
Member Since: 2006-06-18
Home Site: The MG Experience
Last Login: 2018-04-19 19:08
Forum Activity: 2018-04-19 19:42
Forum Posts: 7,016
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Owner of '67 MGB in bits. *Update* Many more bits now and more to come! *Update2* Lots more bits and now on Rotisserie. *Update3* Started the way back has revamped front and rear suspension and is back on the ground. *Update* Pretty sure now car is a '66. *Update4* Did complete motor rebuild and it's in and running. Now working on the interior and the body. *Update5* Now road registered and able to be driven - still lots of cosmetic issues, however.

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3 Vehicles — Total mileage: 47,000 mi (75,639 km) — Average age: 1998
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Member Journal – Chris Williams' Journal

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Tidying Up The Handbrake And A Clearance Issue.

Posted on: Saturday December 30, 2017

I finished off the handbrake this arvo and took it for a drive. Handbrake's OK. You really have to reef on it to hold the car. Might have another look at that down the track. It does, however, slow the car when driving along and that, I suppose is the important thing. Now, on to another problem. I noticed this on a previous test drive and that was a nasty clonk going around a left bend and hitting a bump at the same time. I dismissed it previously as just hitting the bump stops but today it was...

Done The Fronts!

Posted on: Tuesday December 19, 2017

These probably should have been replaced back in 2007. New pads as well. Had some difficulty getting the pistons to retract.

A Postscript To The Rear Discs Thing.

Posted on: Monday January 22, 2018

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 informa...

Results Of The Test Drive.

Posted on: Monday January 22, 2018

Well that seems (at this stage) to have done the trick! Just come back from a decent run through Gosford, onto the M1 south to Calga and came back on the old Pacific Hwy back home. Brakes worked flawlessly and with no noise. I'm saying - mission accomplished! So, now I have new hubs all round, new 15" wires and tyres all round, new discs all round and new pads all round. Oh, and new front wheel bearings and a new M.Cylinder. Now, one other issue I alluded to earlier that many have ...

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