Page 187 of 189 FirstFirst ... 87137177183184185186187188189 LastLast
Results 1,861 to 1,870 of 1881
Like Tree6997Likes

Thread: 51 MG restoration.

  1. #1861
    Senior Member blabbermouth PaulFLUS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Posts
    4,352
    Thanked: 480

    Default

    Name:  87758.gif
Views: 43
Size:  147.5 KB

    Congratulations Mike. That first spin has to be a supreme thrill. I've had some project cars before but nothing to this extent. Mine were a thrill but this must have added an exponent to that.
    MikeB52 likes this.
    Iron by iron is sharpened, And a man sharpens the face of his friend. PR 27:17

  2. #1862
    STF
    STF is offline
    Senior Member blabbermouth STF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2019
    Location
    Kingsville On, Canada
    Posts
    2,029
    Thanked: 175

    Default

    I'm stoked for ya Mike.

    Just wondering, does a car need a safety and emmisions test after a restoration?

    In the UK it would need an MOT (M.O.T= Ministry of Transport test, like an annual safety), but everything has to have one every year after 3 years old.
    MikeB52 likes this.
    - - Steve

    You never realize what you have until it's gone -- Toilet paper is a good example

  3. #1863
    Str8Faced Gent. MikeB52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Orangeville, Ontario
    Posts
    7,572
    Thanked: 4064
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Thanks gents. Was a lot of creative rebuilding in this project, and I’m still not quite done, but close..
    Have a little wobble in the front end after my drive, both sides. And will be pulling the front wheels back off to inspect bearing and shim configuration.
    Might order another set of bearings from a better mfgr than I received in the rebuild kit used as they seemed less tolerance than say a timkin or the like. Just to be sure I have the best components available as I start to roll once more.
    "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice."
    Geddy Lee
    https://mobro.co/michaelbolton65?mc=5

  4. #1864
    Senior Member blabbermouth nessmuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    3,720
    Thanked: 580

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeB52 View Post
    Thanks gents. Was a lot of creative rebuilding in this project, and I’m still not quite done, but close..
    Have a little wobble in the front end after my drive, both sides. And will be pulling the front wheels back off to inspect bearing and shim configuration.
    Might order another set of bearings from a better mfgr than I received in the rebuild kit used as they seemed less tolerance than say a timkin or the like. Just to be sure I have the best components available as I start to roll once more.
    Bet that wobble is from those tires….if all the front end is tight

  5. #1865
    Razor Vulture sharptonn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Lone Star State
    Posts
    25,172
    Thanked: 8522

    Default

    Yeah. Put 50 lbs in and go out and get them warm. Make 'em round again!
    Or at least try!
    32t, MikeB52 and petercp4e like this.

  6. #1866
    Senior Member Johntoad57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    1,454
    Thanked: 359

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeB52 View Post
    23 months between drives but a picture perfect day for a few turns around the block.
    Attachment 342833
    Steering is stiffer than before, and there is a squeal from the brakes when not stepped on, I think is from the disks. Mgb are prone to squeaks in the disks Iím told. These came from an mgb so more research required.
    I did get her up to 50 mph and tried to bed the disks in on a quiet stretch after filling the tank up.
    Tank donít leak and the fuel light went out as it should.
    Aside from a still lingering oil drip that may have me pulling the pan again, sheís safely passsed the first road test beautifully and I am still smiling.
    Cheers gents, time to finish her body panels and bumpers..
    Outstanding! When you coming to Texas?
    MikeB52 likes this.
    Semper Fi !

    John

  7. #1867
    Str8Faced Gent. MikeB52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Orangeville, Ontario
    Posts
    7,572
    Thanked: 4064
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    10 thou end play, think I’m shy one shim per side. Funny preloading on these mgb spindles, totally unlike an American front end set up the goal is everything tightens up to around 60 ft/lbs around the hub, and it still runs free, but with no more than 2 thou play.
    I’ll tweak them tonight.
    And Texas would be an epic trip in the old girl I would love to make.
    Will have to wait till retirement though cause I’d need my entire vacation allotment to make the round trip..
    rolodave, BobH, RezDog and 2 others like this.
    "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice."
    Geddy Lee
    https://mobro.co/michaelbolton65?mc=5

  8. #1868
    Str8Faced Gent. MikeB52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Orangeville, Ontario
    Posts
    7,572
    Thanked: 4064
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by STF View Post
    I'm stoked for ya Mike.

    Just wondering, does a car need a safety and emmisions test after a restoration?

    In the UK it would need an MOT (M.O.T= Ministry of Transport test, like an annual safety), but everything has to have one every year after 3 years old.
    Short answer is no. I had it certified when I purchased it so theoretically all the safety stuff would have been caught at that time.
    If the car was in an accident and registered as totaled, there would have to be a mandatory recertification performed by a licensed auto mechanic, but in my case, since I avoided said calamity, Iím good to go!
    Besides, I have all the expertise I need right here on this forum.

    Name:  9A7E27E2-9DEC-43C7-B59D-477A48BF71A8.jpg
Views: 38
Size:  63.6 KB
    Sizing up my bonnet fit now, and as expected, will need to pull the front valance to adjust the rad slightly as the panels run askew to the edge currently. But Iíve decided Iím really liking the two tone.
    Oh, and after my addition of a 5 thou shim per side and bumping up to the next castellation Iím down to maybe .003 end play in my front hubs and the brake drag is gone. Really over fussy compared to NA cars brake adjustments, but hell if Iím good for 40000 kmís, that could be like ten years driving.

    "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice."
    Geddy Lee
    https://mobro.co/michaelbolton65?mc=5

  9. #1869
    Senior Member blabbermouth PaulFLUS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Posts
    4,352
    Thanked: 480

    Default

    Name:  87910.gif
Views: 29
Size:  252.9 KB
    ...
    MikeB52 and JP5 like this.
    Iron by iron is sharpened, And a man sharpens the face of his friend. PR 27:17

  10. #1870
    Senior Member blabbermouth nessmuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    3,720
    Thanked: 580

    Default

    Lookin Good ! That Grill makes it !
    MikeB52 likes this.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •