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The heater switch is ruined
I got some time this afternoon to work the MGB. I finished removing the fan switch and ruined it in the process, replacement is necessary I'm afraid. I was able to dress the wires and get them ready for the new switch when it arrives. I tested everything again with the motor running and no problems. I waited til it got darker and also checked the back light on the voltmeter. I had some time left so tackled the inertial fuel cut off switch. I tested the new one before I installed it, then removed the old one. The mounting holes were closer together on the new switch, so I had to ...



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Cleaning up the trunk carpet
I have a long list of things that need to be done on the MGB so I just tried to check as many off as I could today while the weather was nice. I replaced the seals around the front turn signal lenses; vacuumed the trunk and interior and then washed it out; installed the carpet in the trunk; installed the brake switch and tested it; and stripped and painted the metal cover that goes over the pedal box. While I was stripping and painting I also did the differential cover plate for the Spitfire. After the paint dried I made up a new rubber gasket and installed the cover over the pedals. The...



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Fouled a plug, replaced plugs and suddenly car is running like it has a new ignition system! No more stumbles at any rev, pulls strong, starts easily, nice! Really running well, not seeing the need for carb/ignition work at all.... Needs: -engine mounts, eventually -alternator, electric fan, upgraded headlights/relays -LED taillights -third brake light (license plate style?) -REFURBISH PLATES!!! -change oil / trans / diff fluids -treat/shine paint -carpet kit in original gray loop -pull radio, clean up under dash wires? -refinish steering wheel in high shine lacquer? Car...



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20160614 111337
I've got a lot of slop in my shift lever. It's pretty obvious why, as the hole for the shift linkage to the transmission is probably around 1/2" diameter or so and all I have is a 3/8" pin. The lever moves a lot before it makes any contact and actually shifts. I recently got the rebuild kit in the mail, so I tackled that today. The ball was a little torn up, but beyond missing the bushing in the linkage everything was in good shape. The clip was a bear to get off. It is seated in a groove. In the end I used a wide flat blade screwdriver to spread it open and start it upward and out of...




 



IMG 0142
Passengers floor in, front body mounts fabbed and ready to weld in. Slowly the rust demon is being eradicated.




 



Baby s new shoes look pretty good
The tires arrived yesterday. I got the tires mounted and balanced today. I will need to do a little touch-up but they look great! I finished up the front left brake and then my better half helped me bleed the brakes. I stil have a small weepy leak in the joint between the flex line and 3-way connector on the rear axle. I mounted all four tires and got the car off the jack stands and rolling again. I then started the car and went for a little drive in the driveway to test the drivetrain and brakes. Here's a little video of the occasion https://youtu.be/xp_w38owQt4 . Not much of a ...




 



Right side on and the brake looks great
I got an hour or so yesterday and another this evening to get both front bearings and hubs mounted. I used two of the three original shims that were installed when I disassembled the hubs and ended up with about 0.003" free play on both and the turn freely. I mounted the brake caliper on the right side and ran out of light before I could finish the left. Tires are on there way and should be mounted by the weekend. Falken Sincera 185/ 70R14 size. Good progress.




 



cwIMG 1600 1 cylinder set to TDC
my condensed version: phas·ing ?f?ziNG noun: the action of dividing a large task or process into several stages. "the phasing of the overall project". The relationship between the timing of two or more events, or THE ADJUSTMENT OF THIS RELATIONSHIP. We don't have xray vision, so it's our best guess, unless you drill a hole (used dist cap) and adjust the distributor so the rotor is pointing at the center of the cap's #1 wire's hole. 1. set #1 cylinder at TDC, adjust dist to phase rotor's tip to center of cap's #1 wire hole (per mark centered below #1 wire, or drill old cap to see ...




 



Leaving in two days for a trip to the Nurburgring. Oh, yeah, and a cruise up the Danube, too. My wife wanted to take the Viking cruise from Budapest to Nuremburg, but I had other plans! Got a car reserved to drive the 'Ring, I'll post the experience and hopefully some photos too, when I return. Wish the GT6+ was going along too!




 



20171003c
3rd October 2017: Replaced cheap old car rug from 1981, with pure virgin wool version made in Portland, Oregon. 6th October 2017: I've been a bit busy with important financial paperwork of late, but after much consideration and measuring, it has become increasingly apparent to me that I will not be able to fit the 3.25"/83mm long 1750 lumens each LED driving lamps on my Vitesse due to lack of space/room for adjustment, so I have ordered another pair which are 2.10"/53mm long & 1800 lumens each to install in their place. These use the same wiring harness. I will fit the longer ones on my dai...




 



78894 km synthetic 10W30 Castrol Synthc Oil and an OEM filter. Getting the car ready for winter storage. Oct 17 2017




 



DSCN0177
Been a while since I posted.. bad back.. Still going through the body and sanding, blocking and priming. Just a question if anyone else reads these... once the final primer is down and it looks good, do you wet sand the primer to give it that nice smooth feel? If so, what grit do you use? I have spare 600 here and do not know if it is too smooth for the paint to adhere when i am ready to bring the Razza to the paint booth.




 



20170814a
4th August 2017: Alternator wiring done Now to bolt down the radiator, and refill with coolant 5th August 2017: I made a list tonight of the things I have yet to do, too much! Without lists, I would miss stuff, and when working on brakes! 8th August 2017: Tonight. I managed to bolt down the radiator on the left side, which is now more difficult to access with the coolant expansion tank in the way! 10th August 2017: I managed to bolt down the right hand side of the radiator, and test both driving lamps together, all works OK, BUT due to lack of space, both of the driving lamps ...




 



19831106 Brighton Marina Sussex
5th November 1983: 16,484 indicated, 2360.1 engine, 34.50 mpg, 183.7p/g 6th November 1983: TSSC Thames Area/Hants & Surrey Area's visit Brighton Classic Car Show on day of Emancipation Run 13th November 1983: 16,816 indicated, 2692.5 engine, 30.68 mpg, 183.7p/g 20th November 1983: TSSC AGM, 102,170, 17,032 indicated, 2907.7 engine, 39.67 mpg, 183.7p/g 26th November 1983: 17,360 indicated, 3235.8 engine, 31.70 mpg 183.7p/g 3rd December 1983: Changed Oil in Gearbox/Overdrive December 1983: Léon purchased some rare tuning parts from an advert in the TS...




 



19831022h Mallory Park Leicestershire
4th October 1983: Herald to SAH (Dunham & Haines) workshops, Leighton Buzzard, Beds, for Suspension work, including shortest front springs 5 degrees decambered rear transverse leaf spring, dual front anti-roll bars and Spax adjustable dampers all round. Combined with the new Pirelli tyres, KGF now handled beautifully, rather like a roller skate, i.e. hard, but you could throw her into corners with abandon! 4th October 1983: 99,756, 14,618 indicated, 493.7 engine, 26.28 mpg 183.7p/g 7th October 1983: 100,042, 14,904 indicated, 780.5 engine, 36.39 mpg 183.7p/g 10th October 198...




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