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Yesterday 10:01 PM
Loose Ctrl WoW! The project is wrapping up quickly.The details seem to be coming together pretty good.

A local scrap yard has a complete convertible MGB Midget,around a 77 model.I've thought about trying to pick it up, and store it, until time allows for me to do some work on it.It seems like a fairly solid car,all tho,I haven't been able to look inside of it.If I needed an engine for it,I have a '92 Honda Accord with an F22A engine that I maybe able to mate up to the MGB trans and motor mounts.Sure would be easier to find cheap parts for the Honda engine.
Yesterday 01:11 PM
37ford4dr moss part 457-240 retainer door sill for an MGB

this is combined effort of Mike D. and me to make some parts we are short, Mike has the original and he sent it to me

the new part is 3/4 shorter then the original



the profiles are close but not perfect







i plan to run it through the bead roller to get the nice curved radius and then the shrinker stretcher to get the slight upward bend
09-26-2016 07:11 PM
37ford4dr

the big guy doesnt fit...he leaning towards me




so we will take my old bomber seat bottom and take out half the foam....and make a tall guy seat

09-25-2016 05:20 PM
37ford4dr and seats








and I really have my eye on a wood steering wheel but this will have to do until then









and I fit in the car.....but Papa needs to thin up a little bit....
09-25-2016 07:58 AM
37ford4dr well the car was designed right hand drive and then retro fitted for left hand drive.....there is way more room on the pass side. funny thing is the throttle cable crosses over to the driver side


and we have seat belts.......plan is during the football game the seats and carpeting underneath them go in.....

09-25-2016 04:31 AM
zuffen Noticed the throttle crossing over to the passenger's side.

I would have thought MG would have done a better job.

Surely it would have been cheaper for them to run a cable from the driver's side.

They do some weird stuff the Poms.
09-24-2016 08:57 PM
37ford4dr grabbed a couple of hours today......we could not twist off the shift knob so i ordered a new one.......we put some vise grips on it and it simply turned off.....could not explain that one. so we are going to bring it back to life now it has the white enamel on it. we will sand it off and then spray lacquer it



now on to the carpet.







for the seat belt bolts





09-17-2016 06:15 PM
37ford4dr well on the way back from parents weekend I stopped by a friends house and picked up some bumper brackets, hopefully soon i can get a parts order in and get back to work


08-31-2016 07:55 AM
boothboy
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I don't know about the hoses, its just what you get when you order a new part.

you wonder why a restoration takes so much time......i kind of know what I am doing, i have the tools, space, light, controlled environment and it still took 45mins to terminate the ends of two wires hook them up and connect the previously made wire between the distributor and coil.... I told my wife 15 mins max........ these connectors have spade terminals on them and had lots of terminal exposed so I used a larger shrink tubing zip tied on the end of the wires/terminals to act as shield

I've wondered the exact same thing. I can only come up with I'm not doing it for compensation any more. When I worked commissioned the potential hours were endless. The faster you worked the more you made.

BB
08-31-2016 07:03 AM
37ford4dr I don't know about the hoses, its just what you get when you order a new part.

you wonder why a restoration takes so much time......i kind of know what I am doing, i have the tools, space, light, controlled environment and it still took 45mins to terminate the ends of two wires hook them up and connect the previously made wire between the distributor and coil.... I told my wife 15 mins max........ these connectors have spade terminals on them and had lots of terminal exposed so I used a larger shrink tubing zip tied on the end of the wires/terminals to act as shield

08-30-2016 09:12 AM
Arns85GT I'm noticing the accordian style rad hoses. Was that OEM? If so, too bad. They just aren't very efficient.
08-29-2016 08:00 AM
37ford4dr excellent ideas.....I will start the cleaning process and report back
08-28-2016 07:57 PM
496CHEVY3100 Make a paste with White vinegar and baking soda.use a small brush rince with warm water,it will look like new,,also works great on corroded electrical connections
08-28-2016 03:50 PM
OldTech Get yourself a ball hone and a bucket of vinegar. After it is cleaned up rinse it with hot water followed by denatured alcohol or acetone. When it is dry paint it with some fuel proof paint on the inside or have it coated with a ceramic.
Caution: most paint is not fuel safe and fewer are safe with alcohol.
08-28-2016 03:20 PM
37ford4dr thanks

adjusted the bonnet plunger and cleaned up the shop a little bit






i wonder if just cleaning thie inside of this is going to be enough? any miracle cures for this crude? i have a new gas tank and dont really want to introduce any of this crude into it



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