Member Page: Eric O
Member ID: ohmiteStatus: Free Member
Eden, NY, USA
Member Since: 2013-03-07
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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: Sunday January 21, 2018
I got some time this afternoon. I bled the MGB brakes using the Gunson Eezibleed I borrowed from Jeff Strong. I started at the right rear (a lot of air), then to the left rear (some air), then the right front (no air) and lastly the left front (no air). When I put the new washer on the 3-way connection that was leaking before, I introduced some air in the system. I guess I didn't get all of the air out previously (used the pedal bleed method). This time the pedal is much firmer after I ...
Posted on: Saturday January 20, 2018
It got up to almost 40degF today, felt warmer than that though. Clear as a bell and the sun felt good. Better than zero I guess, I didn't feel cold at all outside and in the garage. I actually got the hose out and washed the salt and dirt off the garage floor while I was out working. I mounted the Weber carb on the MGB. The rear nut that mounts the carb to the manifold, closest to the head is quite a challenge to get tightened. I ended up taking the fitting between the manifold and the...
Posted on: Friday January 19, 2018
Well only slightly, it got up to around 38degF today, so I gave the daily driver a bath at the car wash. The garage floor was still pretty cold. So didn't get much done on the Spitfire. I went around all corners of the car and made sure all the brake fittings were tight (found several loose still). I also made sure all the cotter pins were in place (two missing). With that done, I should be ready to fill and bleed the brakes and clutch. Next time.
Posted on: Wednesday January 17, 2018
I presented my problem to the greater TriumphExp group and got various responses, but never one from a U.K. or Rest Of World Spitfire owner. A link to the thread is here: http://www.triumphexp.com/phorum/read.php?8,1507839 After, more googling, I found my answer: The Euro version of the frame/chassis doesn't have any of the extensions rearward from the differential, much like the GT-6. I did some searching and found several pictures of a 1980 1500 for sale in the U.K. Fortunately th...
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