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bintopo Brian Thompson
Aurora, ON, Canada   CAN
It was nice out today, so I rolled it out of the garage and started it up. Then I decided it was a really nice day out and went for a drive. The roads are dry, for the most part. It was a super nice day! smileys with beer

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jdkoch Joseph Koch
O Fallon, MO, USA   USA
Put the head back on, re-set the valves, went for many test drives, setting the carburetor between each one. Finally able to go 70 mph again. Will re-set the valves again tomorrow, and make some more carb adjustments so that it will be as peppy as when I re-built it the first time.

Joe



Joe Koch
1974 Midget 1275

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bim9bill Bill Debevc
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
I put the following on the car today:
  • Front bumper
  • Headlights (Need to aim them before putting on the finish chrome around them)
  • Front Turn lights
  • Rear Lights
  • Rear bumper
  • Grill
  • Austin Healey Badge
  • Rear Surround
  • License Plate Mount
  • First scratch
  • Rear trunk latch (its backwards, so I will fix that in the morning)
  • Polished all the chrome

Now I hurt, but the car looks much better.
And to top it off, I got all the lights to work the first try. Luck I think.



Bill Debevc

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James E Silver Member Jimmy Campbell
Bedford, VA, USA   USA
OK Bill, now you have made my little fuel pump job sound insignificant. Sure is looking Bill!

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bim9bill Bill Debevc
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
Sorry Jimmy.



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James E Silver Member Jimmy Campbell
Bedford, VA, USA   USA
I'm all right, I'm OK, I'll get over it...nothing wrong with you rocking and rolling!

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, VA, USA   USA
1976 MG Midget 1500
1976 MG Midget 1500 "PuddleJumper"
In reply to # 2308705 by bintopo It was nice out today, so I rolled it out of the garage and started it up. Then I decided it was a really nice day out and went for a drive. The roads are dry, for the most part. It was a super nice day! smileys with beer

X2 :0)

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77Midget Y.. Lee
western, USA   USA
1977 MG Midget 1500 "Some Friend"
1998 Lincoln Mark Lt "Mark VIII"
2002 Subaru Forester "Suba Too"
2006 Honda Civic "Civic"    & more
Hello All,
Today was very productive.
I finished reassembling my motor.
http://www.mgexperience.net/phorum/read.php?3,2308972


Tested setting up a my GM/Delco Alternator to see if the pulley lined up when I used a legacy bracket.
http://www.mgexperience.net/phorum/read.php?3,2289822,2308943#msg-2308943


Y.

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Steve-in-Florida Steve Hill
Orlando, FL, USA   USA
1974 MG Midget MkIII
1975 MG Midget 1500 "Good Lil' Car"
1976 MG Midget 1500
1978 MG Midget 1500    & more
Thanks very much to Chuck Peck at Strictly British Motorsports in Orlando, I no longer have to continually top up the oil in the dashpot of my Zenith-Stromberg carburetor.

Chuck used his needle adjustment tool, punch, and a couple of other appropriate tools to remove and replace the aged O-ring in the piston assembly. A quick 10-minute job (that expanded into a 30-minute job when the critical O-ring holder-part went missing under his workbench), and the damper now holds oil for more than a couple of minutes at a time.

For those of you with dry dashpots, you *MUST* have oil in them for proper carburetor operation.

Trust me, it's true! thumbs upthumbs up

Carry on.

Steve

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JohnD John Souders
Jamestown, PA, USA   USA
1976 MG Midget 1500 "Ms. Midgee"
Woke her up from here long winter rest. Took a few tries but but she up and was ready to go I thought. Going to have to replace the fuel lines before we head out on the road. Got some seepage.

Good day.



John

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Steve-in-Florida Steve Hill
Orlando, FL, USA   USA
1974 MG Midget MkIII
1975 MG Midget 1500 "Good Lil' Car"
1976 MG Midget 1500
1978 MG Midget 1500    & more
What did I do to "Good Lil' Car" today?

Lubed the door hinges and catches so they shut completely with no effort, then went for a spirited drive.

`s funny, as it's currently bike week, so everyone who owns one is out on their motorcycle. (Anyone seen the South Park Harley Episode??? I have to hold my tongue firmly in my cheek! I have bikes, too, but I just _HAVE_ to laugh! Some people are just WAY TOO SERIOUS.)

Overheard someone say to their passenger in the truck next to me at a light "Look at that LITTLE car!". <grin>

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In reply to # 2308818 by bim9bill
I put the following on the car today:

Bill,
You need to update/change your avatar to reflect the new paint job. (Or just Photoshop your original...)

Steve



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2013-03-10 04:49 PM by Steve-in-Florida.

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mrhymm michael laird
sharpsville pa., USA   USA
1972 MG Midget "Esmerelda"
Charged battery while removeing rear tire from royal enfield, cleaned pos cable fired her up and let her run for a bit.

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James E Silver Member Jimmy Campbell
Bedford, VA, USA   USA
I put new door seals in, now were did that wind noise go?

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bim9bill Bill Debevc
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
I finished putting it back together.

  • Fixed rear boot latch
  • Put on Windsheld
  • Headlight chrome finish
  • Removed Steering Wheel
  • Reinstall Windshield
  • Removed Windshield
  • Fixed middle support for Windsheld
  • Fixed gasket on Windshield
  • Reinstalled Dash
  • Reinstall Instrument Pannel
  • Greased Steering wheel
  • Reinstalled Steering wheel
  • Reinstall Windshield wipers
  • Installed new license place light
  • Put chrome piece back on the exhaust pipe.
  • Cleaned garage

Eat your heart out Jimmy! Maybe not, I am too tired to take it for a drive sad smiley Even though I did not weld I am drinking the last beer and on fire watch.



Bill Debevc

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James E Silver Member Jimmy Campbell
Bedford, VA, USA   USA
Is it time to cruise the strip Bill? Looks great!

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