angelo

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About angelo

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  • Birthday 08/05/1965

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  • Location:
    Gembloux, Belgium
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    Airplanes and cars
  1. I wanted to keep it original in the beginning of the restoration, but it is not possible. Serial number was missing on the engine It was blocked and when I opened it I was surprised by the diameter of the bore. It was larger than all the oversizes, it was one MGB engine! I could only find 1600cc MGA engine on exchange basis, so I kept the MGB engine. At this time I realized that the number 1800 on the block was the CC on the engine, it should have been 1600. So I changed mind, if there is no original motor, I could go for non orignal color? I saw one yellow with grey interior that I liked very much, but it is again MGB color.
  2. Now I understand why your fuel tank looks so pretty. I'll buy a new one as it is not so expensive, the same for the exhaust and keep the old ones as you say. I hope to start the body for after the summer, hoping to have some full days during this holidays to work on it. Next hard step for me is to choose the color. Original one is old English white but I don't like it. My prefered one is the verde acqua from the fiat 500, not an original one but between ash green and island green. Have you already decided which one will you make?
  3. Hi Hursst, I've just seen all your restoration. Very good job and very interesting picture for me. It is funny because we are doing almost the same, but far away from you as I live in Belgium. I'm a lillte bit further than you. The engine is on the chassis, but still need to clean and install carburettors and distributor. I also will need a new exhaust manifold as mine is cracked, and the fuel tank is to be replaced as it is rusted and leaking. Here is a picture of the engine fitting on the frame.