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Yesterday 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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Originally Posted by 37ford4dr View Post
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



08-27-2016 01:14 PM
BuzzLOL It's starting to look like a car again...
08-27-2016 01:02 PM
37ford4dr lets keep pushing.....radiator in and bonnet on.....







and heres the sweet spot for the lower radiator hose clamp



i had drilled the small hole into each hinge plate when i had the bonnet aligned before disassembly and it worked great, tomorrow i will fine tune the plunger rod alignment



give it a quick buff its been alone by itself for a while



the moment of truth and probably 30 feet of edges to chip




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