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Old 05-27-2013, 08:09 PM
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With as much time as you've got in this build, I think it would be good piece of mind to pop the head and oil pan and see what you've got. The numbers look good, but personally I like knowing for sure that theres no issues with the cylinder walls, valves, bottom end, etc. Plus its probably at least going to need the valve springs replaced.

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Worked on many MGs years ago.
Would replace rod bearings & check mains. This was the weak point. Federal Mogel made a replacement bearing back then. Crank was very soft, be sure to mic it. Great work, it's a time machine for me just to watch your progress. Keep it up. Mr. T
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thks guys for the thoughts, maybe i need to finish the chassis and then when theres only body work left i may want some mechanical work.

about 90 minutes tonight and most of it was just standing and looking....finally i said screw it and just started cutting




fitting an inside curve is tricky..... so use the sacrificial tab as a part of a lever with the needle nose pliers , on the outside tabs grab on and put the nose on the frame and then pull towards you. you get more leverage then just straight on pulling. this is 14 ga and doesn flex much. the black you see on the far left is the marking line. the middle tab gets welded first being pulled towrds you then you move to the ends




it just called for a patch


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about 1 1/2 hrs tonight or so





i think it would take the same amount of time to do the big sections as the small sections, not hard just time consuming

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about 2.5 hrs tonight with my son helping not all of it was work though

going to make two of Barneys battery trays one for each side for symmetry sake







it would have been easier for me to have cut it on a 45* angle all the way through, i wasnt able to bend it tight enough, so after bending it i then cut it



number 1



number 2

this is sitting on the cord and it makes it look out of square



and this is tomorrows work, the brace on the right is sitting about 1/2" up higher then the others, i need to look at that more closely and see if it was welded wrong right from the start or if it is bent out of alignment

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about 3 hrs or so







took a little slice out of the bottom



added some 1/2" tubing to the side of the bracket to strengthen it up right next to brake hose bracket




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Old 06-01-2013, 02:13 PM
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a cool 95* out side and lots of humidity.....73* in the garage...the ac is nice but this inexpensive window unit doesnt have an out side circulation feature so between plasma cutting, grinding wire brushing and welding it can get kind of hazy inside so its time to stop





i made my brakdets with the 90* up not down



use some angle iron to make sure it stays horizontal



tack it in place....i am down to 500 lbs of shielding gas so we are only tacking non essential stuff in place this weekend



the plasma cutter works best with a guide



the bends are simple and with a piece of angle iron. 16 ga this long is too much for my metal break





and the bottom piece

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about 3hrs almost out of shielding gas

typical rust



made the bracketry and primed it this took about 45 minutes



and some cutting grinding measureing and getting really dirty



and for another time

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Very nice. Some great, simple methods on how to tackle this kind of situation. Like most people that are good at what they do, you make this look easy.
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thks i do have fun making metal parts

about an hour tonight, its all welded in place now i still have to do the pass side front area





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Glad to see another guy interested in the MG's i'm currently building a MG midget with a Chevrolet inline 6 and a two speed powerglide. Unfortunately the Midgets are jot not financially worth it too restore like some of the B's and all of the MGA's. A truely beautiful car the MGA's are , they remind me of AC Ace-Bristols the Cobra was built from. Keep up the good work you will love the A when it's done.
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thksw,

30 mins while the BBQ was cooking, i got the fron all cleaned up and ready for repair panels.



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Glad to see another guy interested in the MG's i'm currently building a MG midget with a Chevrolet inline 6 and a two speed powerglide. Unfortunately the Midgets are jot not financially worth it too restore like some of the B's and all of the MGA's. A truely beautiful car the MGA's are , they remind me of AC Ace-Bristols the Cobra was built from. Keep up the good work you will love the A when it's done.

what size in line 6?
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GM 250 inline six I believe it came out of a late sixties nova. I wish I was more on top of it with taking pictures so I could make a nice build thread.
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GM 250 inline six I believe it came out of a late sixties nova. I wish I was more on top of it with taking pictures so I could make a nice build thread.
that sounds like it will have plenty of power, i use to keep a hand written journal of my builds with photos and notes now i just put it all on line. its almost easier. but it does take about 15 mins to upload the photos and write the blurp.

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