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8 days left and the motor is still not installed

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taskadog Phil Burke
Tequesta, FL, USA   USA
The saga continues...
I finally got the right transmission part for my Datsun today. I started the assembly/install at 8 PM
Got the tranny and engine bolted together, clutch working fine. I started to put the lump back in the car and noticed that the left motor mount was broken.
I’m scheduled to leave for Gettysburg next Friday and I have a full time job, so no time to order a new one from Moss.
I’m hippie rigging the one I have and should have everything back in tomorrow night.
At this point, I hate losing 24 hours but I can’t see driving 2400 miles on a separated mount.

Maiden voyage still on for Sunday afternoon

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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, MI, USA   USA
Phil,

You've probably been driving with a separated mount since shortly after it was installed. The new mounts are crap built to a low, low price and it shows. Wrap some bailing wire around it and you'll be fine. smileys with beer

In reply to # 3751793 by taskadog The saga continues...
I finally got the right transmission part for my Datsun today. I started the assembly/install at 8 PM
Got the tranny and engine bolted together, clutch working fine. I started to put the lump back in the car and noticed that the left motor mount was broken.
I’m scheduled to leave for Gettysburg next Friday and I have a full time job, so no time to order a new one from Moss.
I’m hippie rigging the one I have and should have everything back in tomorrow night.
At this point, I hate losing 24 hours but I can’t see driving 2400 miles on a separated mount.

Maiden voyage still on for Sunday afternoon

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trevorwj Trevor Jessie
Louisville, KY, USA   USA
Bailing wire? Get with the program Rick. Real hacks use zip-ties today. smileys with beer

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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, MI, USA   USA
Us old guys don't believe in that new-fangled stuff. devil smiley

In reply to # 3751906 by trevorwj Bailing wire? Get with the program Rick. Real hacks use zip-ties today. smileys with beer

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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, MI, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Got a roll in the garage right now Rick!

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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, MI, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Zip ties too! LOL

refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, MI, USA   USA
I have a roll on my truck. Many fixes per roll. smiling smiley

In reply to # 3752181 by Chas 906 Got a roll in the garage right now Rick!

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nickj Gold Member Nick Jenkins
Novato, Marin Co, CA, USA   USA
1970 MG MGB GT
1972 MG MGB
Trust me, zip ties don't have anywhere near the strength if baling wire.

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Perdido Gold Member Rut Rutledge
Tuscaloosa, AL, USA   USA
In reply to # 3752334 by nickj Trust me, zip ties don't have anywhere near the strength if baling wire.

I like to use the stainless zip ties for a more or less permanent fix. Put it on, use a pair of needle nose pliers to roll it up tight and Bobs you mothers brother.
Rut



1960 Bugeye undergoing restoration, 1275
1970 MGB, Pale Primrose
1967 Triumph TR4a
1966 Triumph TR4a
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Billm Bill Masquelier
Santee, CA, USA   USA
Ok Phil, what's the current status?
Billm

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7mg2 Andrew Hardie
Calgary, AB, Canada   CAN
1969 MG MGC GT "Mr "C"
1972 MG Midget MkIII
Good luck Phil.......and safe travels to Gettysburg. Tha Alberta crews are staying home this year.



Andy

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taskadog Phil Burke
Tequesta, FL, USA   USA
Engine in!
in the process I f*up my back
The last things I have to doare underneath;
Transmission bolts,ground strap, transmission fluid, bonnet and exhaust
2 hours work if I could only move
Odds of making the trip up from 20% yesterday to 30% today

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Billm Bill Masquelier
Santee, CA, USA   USA
Was about to text you to check.
Glad that it is minor but don't overdo it!
Congrats and good luck!
Billm

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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, MI, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Hang in there Phil. Hope the back is better soon. Remember to take lots of pics for us guys.

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CountBasey Thomas Basey
Brunswick, OH, USA   USA
1976 MG Midget 1500 "Opus"
Hmmm....

Trip from Florida to Gettysburg...

with a bad back...

in an MG Midget...

You are a much braver person than I (even if the car is ready) smileys with beer



Thomas (Count) Basey
Member of Emerald Necklace MG Register - www.mgcleveland.com
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