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06-18-2017 05:48 PM
37ford4dr yes i have it now so both doors will close and stay just with the door catch/locks, so my next test ride will be a real one with me not having a bungi cord over my chest preventing me from turning the wheel, and doors flying open around turns....i am excited for this the car is ready so now i just need a cool evening or morning.

there are alot of MGAs they made something like 100,000 of them and 10,000 coupes. thats close it may not be exactly on the mark. i would have thought it would have good showing. around here there are lots of MGAs at car shows.
06-18-2017 04:26 PM
BuzzLOL We had our 19th annual The British Return to Ft. Meigs British Car Show the same day, June 4th... No pictures, my camera is full, need to download it, so can take more... There were actually two MGAs there this year... don't know why MGA turnout is always so sparse... I thought they were one of the most common Brit cars around here... Lake Erie British Car Club
06-18-2017 03:43 PM
BuzzLOL Getting anxious for the test ride... with everything done...
06-18-2017 01:12 PM
37ford4dr lets keep pushing forward....when i did my trial body fit i made a rookie mistake and did not mark the hinges and the spacers and its been screwing with me ever since


lets put the brush seal in place and a new hinge spacer, window bump stop and window trim cap and adjust the doors so they open and close

the original remants of the brush seal



the MGB rubber one i could figure out how to make it work so i didnt use it



my new 1/16" spacers




rubber window bump stops from Jim Cheatham


cut off raised circle



contact cement in place




hold in place with window sitting on a small piece of plywood to push it evenly down




brush seal with clips on them





in place




with exterior trim cap on it
06-06-2017 05:15 PM
37ford4dr tonights work..... i had a noisy shock link and a broken axle strap



not too complicated


easiset thing is to just remove the shock absorper, I tried using an impact to seperate but it didnt work

just cut the link off





you know where this going


one wack



and done
06-05-2017 08:28 PM
37ford4dr lets move on to the driver side

simple locking mechanism





hole above the square shaft is what you plug so you dont accidentally lock your self out



locked position



heres my trial and error result.....counter sunk held in place with thread locker



tapping plate


need to add the capping plate



heres the magic spot the front window channel is held up high the pantograh shaft is inthe hole and the pantograph wheels are just about to slip into the window channel and give it a light tap of the hammer handle and it slips in to place and the since the square shaft is at the back of the hole it can move forward and its in place




and done


and the next time i drive the car i wont have a bungi cord across my chest holding the doors closed

woohoo the assembly table is clean



and the next work to do

s side
06-04-2017 08:04 PM
37ford4dr car show

Original British Car Day Slideshow by bobs77vet | Photobucket

one of my favorites, license plate towmatr and logo on side says radiator springs.....from the kids movies carz









06-04-2017 06:39 PM
37ford4dr thanks some people think they are most elegant door pulls ever.

well the window pantograph is in place, the window is in it, the lock mechanism is hooked up and it all works the lock mechanism goes in first before door channel






next is the window weather stripping and adjust the door for a better alignment
06-03-2017 08:45 PM
Loose Ctrl Nice. I dig those old upright door pulls.
06-03-2017 02:52 PM
37ford4dr so lets make some tapped backing plates for the door hinges since getting at those nuts will be near impossible, i had two extra















make a gasket



install end cap


another gasket



homemade access hole and my grandfathers combination wrench








you can see the inner bracing that screws with access to the barrel nut



and the trial fit continues tomorrow
06-01-2017 07:09 PM
37ford4dr lets put the felt channels in place



so why would the window channels that should be felt have a metal spiral bound liner in them?



basically fold the felt channel in half and push it in.



fully seat it with the butt of a plastic spreader



tomorrow i think i will use some thread locker and tighten up all the screws and move to put these in the doors over the next week
05-30-2017 07:58 PM
37ford4dr show time..



1/8" split pin for the handles



clean it up with a 5/32 drill bit so its nice and tight



trial fit



tapped down with the rivet set tool


a hard surface to set it



hit until the rivet tools bottoms out, then move to flat end drift







fully set



back together



I use green grease its synthethic and waterproof really good stuff, on the spring and washers of the window ventialtor mechanism, i came to discover how good this stuff is when i went to clean a bearing grease tool and tried cleaning it with gasoline and i couldnt remove the grease even after soaking it in gasoline, then i knew i had really good stuff and have been using it ever since



the triangular trim piece also has a ridge in it to catch the gasket

05-29-2017 12:49 PM
37ford4dr theres a triangular piece




lets clean up the parts and place all the hardware in place



mark the parts








had one thread that needed to be retapped



that finishing strip needs to come off





paint stripped off



and polished it looks better then it did






and a teaser photo or two


05-29-2017 09:44 AM
Loose Ctrl What fills the open front corner between the seal and frame?
05-28-2017 04:52 PM
37ford4dr very nice and thanks, the MGA Coupes are pretty rare, although you see them at the race tracks

where we left off



just effort from this point forward just shove and push...and i used a har dryer to see if i could make it softer I am not sure anything other then brute force actually worked

put the bottom piece on easily



and done



Jim Cheatham pointed out to me the gaskets have to be trimmed on the side the glass folds in on











the very top needed to be seated just a 1/16 of an inch more so lets see if wedging some thing in there will let it form into the position over time




its all down hill from here, i will put in a parts order tomorrow to finish up
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