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Once the annual spring flooding of my garage subsided, it was time to start working on the B. Most of what I've done so far has been cataloguing and organising what all came with the car, plus making some storage arrangements in the garage. The hard top found a home in the basement of the house, and I mounted the hood on the wall. Currently, the trunk holds what's left of the soft top and the grill pieces. The first order of business on the car was a thorough vacuuming to get all the loose crud and flaked rust out of the car. A wire brushing cleared out most of the residue from the carpet a...



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long, long wait for a Shorrock Supercharged MGB My MG story began in 1981 with the purchase of a 1978 MGB GT: DVV 350T; the second I saw and the first I drove. It wasn’t long before I found the MG Car Club at the Milton Natter near Cambridge, and later the new Natters near Bury St Edmunds and Watton which bought me valued friendships that have lasted to this day and are rekindled at MG Live Silverstone every year. A Cambridge Natter trip to the Luxembourg Weekend in 1982 with David Saunders (then T Register registrar), Tony Shaw (Twin Cam etc. owner) and Maurice Favell (a master cra...



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Pangolin4x4 Leather Steering Wheel Cover installed
Installed a leather steering wheel cover this morning that was purchased from Pangolin4x4.com. This is great quality product and the fit is excellent. I'm really happy with the outcome. If you've been thinking about ordering one of these, I highly recommend it.



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In https://youtu.be/ID6y0fjCpCo I showed how I got the radius arm bracket(s) off, and what remains of the heelboard. The big decision today is how and where to cut the heelboard out, to replace it with a patch from the whole piece I got from Rimmer Bros. This will be the first time I replace a piece of metal (vs. just removing.) But first I need to switch to 0.023 welding wire... that's going to be interesting, also as I have never welded sheet metal before... Wish me luck.




 



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I was having trouble with the fuel gauge; it was reading full when I had about 1 or 2 gallons of fuel in the tank. It was very puzzling, but I figured it out while installing LED lights in the trunk space. I attached two small LED lights and a normal closed switch to thin angle sheet metal attached up near the front of the boot in order to light up the area at night. When the boot lid is opened, the switch releases and the two LED lights light up the trunk, and then shut off when the lid is closed. While testing the light set up, I noticed that the fuel sending unit had an inscription “T...




 



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This is the build starting with locking up the rear end, shout out to Doc Sprocket for the excellent video on doc locker 2.0. I started with the peerless 820 6 speed and went from there.




 



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This is the build starting with locking up the rear end, shout out to Doc Sprocket for the excellent video on doc locker 2.0. I started with the peerless 820 6 speed and went from there.




 



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Thanks Denny Graham, for your interest in the front engine layout, I haven't put the kart on a scale, but in my pics it's sitting on saw horses, I can pick it up to the level of the horses but need help to get them under the kart, so I can only estimate the weight to be in the 160-180 range . Also by figuring that the rear section is somewhere in the 70lb range with tires and fuel,the front to be about 60lb, and the center to be around 20-30lb, tack on another 20 lb for good measure and you get to the sub 200 lb. A real surprise for me will be to actually put it on the scales and find out. So...




 



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Hello. Bill here, always wanted to build my own car then I found cycle karts on the web, started with a peerless 820 six speed rear end locked it and built the frame and all ancillaries to fit the axle. Had to be different so I mounted the motor up front. Found the the perfect car to emulate and started with a budget not to exceed 1500 dollars, 9 months later and 1800 down I now have a running driving car, strangely enough the front engine ,home made ,drive shaft mower rear end arrangement worked great. The brakes were the real problem, found out through use just how much force is applied to a...




 



I glimpsed the bright red Ford Transit Connect XLT passenger van while wheeling past the dealership, the one out on the bypass next to the Dairy Queen and the payday loan joint. I'd been shopping them for a few weeks, ever since my trusty Focus station wagon, a car I called my weekend hauler, had begun to lose whatever trust it once had. Transits, the non-cargo variety, were hard to find. This one had somehow slipped under the radar. "Yeah, we gave up advertising it," the used car manager admitted. It was a cherry 2015, a low miles off-lease vehicle the guy had brought home from auction. He...




 



Hello. Bill here, always wanted to build my own car then I found cycle karts on the web, started with a peerless 820 six speed rear end locked it and built the frame and all ancillaries to fit the axle. Had to be different so I mounted the motor up front. Found the the perfect car to emulate and started with a budget not to exceed 1500 dollars, 9 months later and 1800 down I now have a running driving car, strangely enough the front engine ,home made ,drive shaft mower rear end arrangement worked great. The brakes were the real problem, found out through use just how much force is applied to a...




 



or is it round 3??? I was able to drill out 90% of the spot welds holding the (driver's) radius arm bracket (with strengthener!) to the heelboard. I missed one or two, but was too hot and tired to complete it last night. Maybe tonight's the night!? I also received the driver's side A-Post from Rimmer Bros. It's much bigger than I thought and slides under and beneath much more of the rest of the structure in the footwell than I thought. I might just trim it back to be a patch instead of a complete replacement. Ironically I might have to remove the sill to see if I need to replace the who...




 



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Just a little progress. When the nice weather comes I want to work on this project more than ever, yet everything else ramps up too: Yardwork, home maintenance, social obligations.... I re-sandblasted the bolt flange for the splashguard, it had flash-rusted due to the humidity as of late. I primed it with zero rust and welded in the patch on the vertical footwell panel that I had been working on, it overlaps the bolt flange for the splash guard. I had purchased heel board repair panels from Chris at Royal Restorations as part of my sheet metal order in December. I finally am to the poin...




 



Should you need a clutch replacement is it easier to remove the engine and transmission as a unit versus just pulling the transmission alone?




 



Exhaust Magnaflow
Last night I finished welding my new exhaust and installed it. This is all stainless and should be much quieter than the previous dual system…and it leaves room for the Goodparts sway bar. First drive of the season might be tonight!




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