Member Page: Eric O
Member ID: ohmiteStatus: Free Member
Eden, NY, USA
Member Since: 2013-03-07
Home Site: The Triumph Experience
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Last Login: 2017-11-24 09:30
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Painting is done !
Refinished the dash with walnut burl, it looks great. Body was separated from the frame and placed on the rotisserie. Floors, sills, fenders, A and B-posts are done. Frame/jig on the rotisserie worked out great, nothing moved or twisted. Cleaning up welds on the bottom side now. Frame has been treated with internal frame coat, Now painted with AG111 MasterSeries frame paint kit. O/D transmission rebuilt. Motor run and test of the overdrive transmission completed.
Lots of progress being made....
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1957 MG MGA 1500
1959 MG MGA 1500
1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500
1977 MG MGB MkIII
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Posted on: Wednesday November 15, 2017
Had a couple of hours to work in the cold garage today. I was able to line up and install (loosely) 8 of the bolts that attach the body to the frame. There is a slight issue on the right front hole below the firewall that I may have to do a slight relief on to get the bolt to catch the threads. I'm not satisfied yet that a little more giggling will get it to align. The bolts above the rear spring and behind the kick panel are in and the holes in the trunk area are aligned well and the Oute...
Posted on: Sunday November 12, 2017
Didn't have much time today, but got a little done on the MGB. I installed a new copper washer on the flex line to the 3-way connection on the differential for the brakes, hopefully that will stop the weeping leak. I also installed a new clamp around the new brake line I installed previously that holds it to the differential tube. I the installed new rubber boots that cover the hole in the brake backplate for the e-brake levers. I removed the passenger seat to gain access to the e-br...
Posted on: Saturday November 11, 2017
My sons and local MGExp member Jeff Strong came by and we placed the body on the frame. With all the planning and set up, it took all of 10 minutes to do. We spent time after admiring the sight and talking about some extra MGB parts I just got. The only complaint I got from everyone was I picked one of the coldest days so far to do it, fortunately we didn't have to spend too much time in the cold. Later in the day, I moved more parts up to the house and tried to organize the chaos a bit....
Posted on: Sunday November 5, 2017
I moved some MGA and MGB parts up to the new house. I then spent some time organizing the shop and getting it ready to work on the MGB. I took the hard top off and stored it off in the corner, that made it easier to work under the dash. I installed the new fan switch and tested both the fan and backlight. They both worked properly. I then was able to reinstall the cover over the steering wheel switches and checked that everything still worked. I also installed a new rubber pad on the ba...
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