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Gauge Renovation

Skye Nott   Webmaster CAN — Posted on The MG Experience
Sunday October 20, 2002 12:00 AM


Pretty bad picture but you can see the two notche

Pretty bad picture, but you can see the two notches #1 and #2 where the small "hook" from the faceplate can go. Obviously changing the orientation of the faceplate will affect the readings so its pretty important to get it lined up properly. I couldn't

Fluke temperature probe and MG temp sender suspend

Fluke temperature probe and MG temp sender suspended in heated water for calibration. The hardest part was getting a steady temperature with the stove. Not suprisingly, the gauge wasn't terribly accurate along its entire scale (that is, the error was not




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Autumn Cleaning

Skye Nott   Webmaster CAN — Posted on The MG Experience
Tuesday September 24, 2002 12:00 AM



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Halfway Point!!

Skye Nott   Webmaster CAN — Posted on The MG Experience
Tuesday September 3, 2002 12:00 AM


Here I m about to disconnect the steering column

Here I'm about to disconnect the steering column. All you have to do is loosen the clamp bolt closest to the firewall and separate it a bit, and you can fairly easily drift it apart. Just remember to scribe a mark for lining it back up. Mind the column

Art shot B lurking in the shadows

Art shot!! B lurking in the shadows...

It s amazing how light the tub is when it s comple

It's amazing how light the tub is when it's completely bare. Supported only by the engine hoist here. Disconnected rear suspension in the background, removed as a whole unit after disconnecting brake lines and handbrake cable. Visible under the car are

Bonnet locking platform will be replaced the car

Bonnet locking platform will be replaced, the car was in a pretty bad front-end accident some time before I bought it, and the welds barely visible at either end of the platform are ugly. Original GN.25 green paint showing through in many places now.

Getting ready to attach the front end to the rotis

Getting ready to attach the front end to the rotisserie




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Update V

Skye Nott   Webmaster CAN — Posted on The MG Experience
Sunday July 28, 2002 12:00 AM



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Update IV

Skye Nott   Webmaster CAN — Posted on The MG Experience
Saturday July 13, 2002 12:00 AM


Its nice to have some nice weather to work on the

Its nice to have some nice weather to work on the car outside. Fenders and doors are off, to the left is a pile of scrap including the fender that isn't worth saving, to the right is one of the doors sans door skin and the front valence that might be fix

Close up of the door shell without the skin and th

Close-up of the door shell without the skin and the front valence which may be repairable... we have the new door skins now, so they should be on soon. Joe does a perfect factory-style fold & weld with the new skins.

Scrap I pulled the door handles off one screw

Scrap. I pulled the door handles off (one screw, one nut) but the locks are frozen so they go to the junk heap. I'll probably get a whole new key set anyway, as I currently have a key for the ignition, a key for the trunk and a key for the glovebox!

Joe replaced the entire rear quarterpanel from nea

Joe replaced the entire rear quarterpanel from near the hook for the soft top, down to where the dogleg attaches to the sills, and back around to the gas filler hole. The previous repair work was crap, the new metal that was put in was not welded to anyt

Time to dive in and start taking stuff apart Out

Time to dive in and start taking stuff apart. Out came the pedals, then the clutch and brake master cylinders as a unit with the bracket. Drilled out some stripped screws and removed the hi/low beam foot switch and the gas pedal stop, and the washer flui

Brake fluid really does a number on the bodywork

Brake fluid really does a number on the bodywork. Looks like the car was never painted behind the heater, not suprising. Next comes the removal of the fuel line, pump and tank. At this point the front of the car is totally bare.

All sorts of crud in the heater I m sure it hasn

All sorts of crud in the heater, I'm sure it hasn't been cleaned in ages, maybe never. I'll backflush the heater core, strip all the old paint off, and reassemble with all new seals and repaint. There's several layers of paint on the box, you can barely

The pedals and MCs that I pulled earlier Everyth

The pedals and MCs that I pulled earlier. Everything needs to be cleaned and painted. The MC's are being tossed and replaced. The early MC's are cheap and I don't want to take any chance of dumping brake fluid on the new paint when it's done. Actually

Off comes the handbrake lever One of the screws

Off comes the handbrake lever. One of the screws was stripped, almost all the large phillips and pozidrive screws are stripped on this car. Apparently it was too much effort for the DPO to use the right sized screwdriver. You can see the beautiful fibre

Rear end sans gas tank The tank has a little rus

Rear end sans gas tank. The tank has a little rust near the back, but looks solid and clean inside so I think I can restore it rather than replacing. Some of the bolts are undone from the top inside the boot, some from the bottom. I put a second jack un




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Update III

Skye Nott   Webmaster CAN — Posted on The MG Experience
Saturday June 1, 2002 12:00 AM


The narrow wheelbase of the MGB compared to Ameri

The narrow wheelbase of the MGB (compared to American Iron) makes it important to get it lined up on the dolly "just right". Note, the driveshaft has been removed, which is a good idea when towing the car for significant distances. This camera is terrib




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