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  1. abh3usn

    1977 MGB restoration

    Made new gasket for the pedal box now I just have to find the screws for the thing. I know they're in a bag somewhere ... now where did I put those things ??
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    You got to be crazy to drive this!

    Cool. At the 15 second mark it looks like it almost got hit by a bus! Similar to the Davis.
  3. Some of these cars may be cheap now (Porsche 928) however parts will drive you broke. As already stated, the electronics involved (E.C.M.s, fuel management, exc) will hamper restroration.
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    Conversion : Power Brakes to Manual Brakes 55 Olds

    I would assume parts are easily available for GM cars of this era. If you just want to convert the Olds to manual brakes I'd assume all you have to do is swap the master cylinder and proportioning valve and some plumbing. Look at a manual setup on an earlier Olds.
  5. I'm writing an article on the 6 cylinder Whippets. My interest in the car comes from the fact that my grandfathers first car was a '28 Whippet 98. I've contacted the W-O-K Registry and found a lot of information there however, I'm looking for additional insight. Feel free to e-mail, PM or comment directly to the thread. Thanks. -Steve Questions: 1. The Whippets sales/production figures. 2. Finger Tip Control, gimmick or actually useful ? 3. How does the Whippet compare to it's rivals such as the Chevy 6? 4. Why do you own a Whippet ? 5. What's your opinion of the three shoe front brakes? 6. Any comments you'd like to add about your Whippet ?<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
  6. I'm writing an article on the 6 cylinder Whippets. My interest in the car comes from the fact that my grandfathers first car was a '28 Whippet 98. I've contacted the W-O-K Registry and found a lot of information there however, I'm looking for additional insight. Feel free to e-mail, PM or comment directly to the thread. Thanks. -Steve Questions: 1. The Whippets sales/production figures. 2. Finger Tip Control, gimmick or actually useful ? 3. How does the Whippet compare to it's rivals such as the Chevy 6? 4. Why do you own a Whippet ? 5. What's your opinion of the three shoe front brakes? 6. Any comments you'd like to add about your Whippet ?
  7. Look it up on a automotive literature site. http://www.autolit.com/Store/search.php?mode=search&page=1 Click on the link to the page for the Maxwell literature for sale. They list a 1916 parts book for $150.
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    Foreign Car Repair in Central PA?

    What's wrong with the Midget ? You might also post the same question on the MG Experience Forum. There's a section for Midgets.
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    Highway Hi Fi Records

    I just looked up 16 3/4 rpm records. Apparently, this record originated in Germany and was used primarly by the U.S. Gov. for their Talking Books for the Blind program.
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    Floyd Clymer

    I have a few of his books and they're great especially if you're interested in the early years of the automobile. In one of the books he talks about contacting then President Harry Truman about a 1914 car the President once owned. Can't remember the name right off hand. Mr. Clymer got a letter back from the President with a story regarding the car. I think Mr. Clymer had found one and wanted more info on it. Very interesting books, if you can find them, pick them up.
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    1977 MGB restoration

    Top left picture is my friend Chuck's B. He got the seat covers for a limited edtion UK B. The car would have been copper. My friends car is pretty snazzy, gotta love those seat covers. Pic was taken at last weeks tech session. My clevis pin modification worked fine. I plan to install a 5/16" x 3/8" bushing between the washer and hairpin cotter pin. The pedal box went in fine although it took two tries to make it happen. One of the bolt holes didn't line up after I had put all seven bolts in. I loosened the bolts and swapped out a couple and the hole aligned itself. I was then able to tighten down the pedal box. My next project is to hook up the hard line to the clutch master cylinder and the clutch master cylinder' setup is completely restored. I did find a Toyota hydraulic hose that was a perfect fit from the clutch hard line to the slave cylinder. I called a dealership but they claimed they couldn't give me the application without the part number which I read to them over the phone. I'll find out the real story on the thing and post the info later. The bottom picture is the starter with the starter boot installed. This was original equipment however, many MGB's are now missing them. I found it at a M.G. garage that had closed a year ago. Worked on the MG again today. Rolled car out into driveway and attempted to tap the threads in the bell housing for the starter bolt. I wasn't able to get the tap to thread the hole so I decided to repack the passengers side wheel bearing instead. I removed the wheel, bearings, shims, and brake disc. I replaced the outer seal and cleaned up the wheel bearings which were dry after sitting for ten years. There wasn't a drop of grease in 'em. I repacked the bearings and installed them. Then re-torqued the wheel nut.
  12. I have seen those lights new somewhere, but I recall there only being a few per stran, like 10 or so. Do an internet search and see what comes up. I use those big bulb outdoor lights for Christmas. The ones that aren't 'energy efficent', but you can replace a bulb easily.
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    1974 mgb makeover

    Nice B! How about an engine picture ? Is this an overdrive car ?
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    1977 MGB restoration

    The MG has a clevis pin with a cotter pin that attaches the clutch pedal to the clutch master cylinder. The cotter pin is a pain in the butt to remove and I decided to improve the setup. I used an aviation 5/16" bolt drilled for safety wire. I then used a retaining pin and secured it via a cable. I haven't tried to install it yet however, if this doesn't work I will use a new clevis pin and a hairpin style cotter pin secured with a lanyard. I'm dealing with limited space so this setup may work very well. I will post further progress in the future.
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    1977 MGB restoration

    Worked on the B today. Rebuilt the clutch slave cylinder, and replaced the hose from the hard line to the slave cylinder. The hose that came off was from a Toyota. Interesting as it was an exact fit will have to research it and see what car it's form. Tech. tip: To keep crap from getting in the lines cover them with tin foil, see picture. In this application, the tin foil also held the copper washer in place. I also found that the bottom starter hole is crooked. I think I can make it work by tapping the hole. Oddly, the top and bottom holes are different threads. Top is a 3/8" coarse and bottom is 3/8" fine. I assume this was the British way to make sure you put the right bolt in the right hole. Any ideas? Will attend tomorrows MG tech. session and see what else I can learn.