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Working on the MGB

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Golfer

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Post Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:50 pm

Here is what it looked like last summer after we got it running and cleaned up (was sitting in a barn for 5+ years before we got it).


Well we had some oil leaks and the engine bay is purple (original color of the car), so we decided to pull the engine to rebuild it and paint the engine bay to match the car. Got the engine pulled today, rest of the week/weekend start cleaning and taking everything else apart to get ready for paint. Also have to paint underside of the hood and underside of trunk (which we already did to check the color, pics below)

Engine bay before:
Engine bay tonight:
Motor/Trans:
Finished deck lid:
Will post more pics/update as work progresses.
Moss

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Post Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:04 pm

Sharp looking ride! What's leg room like in one of those?
Golfer

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Post Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:12 pm

Moss wrote:
Sharp looking ride! What's leg room like in one of those?


It isn't bad. I can't put the clutch all the way to the floor with the seat all the way back, so I would say it would be comfortable for a 6'-6'2" person to drive, any more then that and you would be pretty cramped.
Tat2Dragons

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Post Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:51 pm

Cool build. icon_cool.gif
Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:08 am

2jz-gte, 6speed swap.
pOrk

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Post Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:39 pm

^ no

I am 6'0 and once I am in I am comfortable, but I really stuff my knees into the dash on my way in biglaugh.gif
Golfer

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Post Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:35 pm

Engine and Transmission are ready to go back in the car. All new seals/gaskets in both and a few new transmissions parts. Also cleaned/painted. For some reason one of the pictures look a little orange, but the actual color is the darker red. (I suck at talking photos)


pOrk

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Post Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:42 pm

taking*
Golfer

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Post Wed May 19, 2010 8:18 pm

Painted the engine bay, truck jam, and bottom of the hood tonight. Also have the break lines painted black and a bunch of parts powder coated thanks to pOrk. Hopefully get the car back together and drivable in the next couple weeks.









mntndewboy69

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Post Wed May 19, 2010 8:34 pm

That's gonna look really nice once it's all put back together. Great job guys.
Tat2Dragons

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Post Wed May 19, 2010 9:42 pm

Looking good. icon_cool.gif
Moss

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Post Wed May 19, 2010 10:11 pm

This looks like an awesomely fun project! Be sure to keep us updated.
Golfer

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Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:17 pm

Engine is in! The car runs great, hopefully tomorrow will have the hood back on and be driving!
Pictures of car on the road hopefully Saturday, I think pork and his wife are going to take some good pictures for me.
Big thanks to pork for all the powder coating!
Cooper

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Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:26 pm

Oh sweet, the engine has dual pasta stainers ! icon_biggrin.gif
A-Ray

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Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:46 pm

Cooper wrote:
Oh sweet, the engine has dual pasta stainers ! icon_biggrin.gif


What the hell is a past stainer?!?! biglaugh.gif
mntndewboy69

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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:41 am

a pasta stainer and a past stainer are a lot like pasta strainers... only better.
Moss

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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:46 am

mntndewboy69 wrote:
a pasta stainer and a past stainer are a lot like pasta strainers... only better.


I see dual colanders....
bad venge

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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:07 am

Sweet hope your seals hold up better then mine the next year mine were leaking ...

Why don't the British build computers ?







They can't get them to leak oil biglaugh.gif
Chris

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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:40 pm

Damn man, looks great! I love those MG's. I want to put a rotary in one though, haha.
mntndewboy69

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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:33 pm

bad venge wrote:
Why don't the British build computers ?




They can't get them to leak oil biglaugh.gif


I've got my mind wrapped around this one like a pretzel, I don't get it. icon_confused.gif
cardude007617

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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:01 pm

heh my parents used to own a couple MGs but eventually got fed up with all the problems (mostly due to Lucas wiring) and sold em.
Cooper

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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:55 pm

Moss wrote:
mntndewboy69 wrote:
a pasta stainer and a past stainer are a lot like pasta strainers... only better.


I see dual colanders....


Those, yes !
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