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  1. Re: And Bugsy Spoke for the first time in 18 Months tonight

    Excellent progress! :cheers:
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    Re: Where Were You 50 Years Ago Today?

    I wasn't.

    :D
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    T-Series Re: 1953 MG-TD for sale

    Sad to see it go. Do you have something in mind to replace it?
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    MGB Re: Talk to me about bottom end bearings

    Engine is still in one piece. I will be carefully marking the caps as I take them off. Pistons are not coming out as head is not coming off. Just doing a bottom end refresh.
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    MGB Re: Talk to me about bottom end bearings

    Nice shiny pile of parts arrived today. Might have some time to dig in this weekend, we'll see how things go.
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    MGB Re: Talk to me about bottom end bearings

    Thanks all. I already run VR1 in my cars so I'm good there. I'll get these parts ordered and pick up some of that Lucas additive to have on hand for the actual assembly.

    In this case I actually...
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    MGB Re: Talk to me about bottom end bearings

    Finally made up a rough shopping list. I think this covers the bearings and seals I'll need. Thoughts? What am I missing?


    Gasket Set Lower MGB 65 to 80
    Bearing Set Mains Tri-Metal King 010...
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    MGB Re: Troubleshooting Mikune carb

    Thanks folks. I'll pass these on to the owner and we'll try a few things.
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    MGB Re: Troubleshooting Mikune carb

    The main jet backed out again... any thoughts on how to keep it in place?
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    MGB Re: Troubleshooting Mikune carb

    SUCCESS!!

    Turned out to be pretty simple. I popped the carb off the car this morning so I could work on it on my bench. Using the links here in this thread and the factory manual I downloaded...
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    MGB Re: Troubleshooting Mikune carb

    Pulled the carb this morning, it is a 44: N44PHH-410

    Jay is coming over today and we'll be diving in.
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    MGB Re: Troubleshooting Mikune carb

    Thanks for the links, Tom. Hoping to have another look at the carb this week.
  13. MGB Re: Swapping to dual SU on later MGB with brake booster

    Thanks, Doc. I was eyeing that one myself. We're going to try to clean out the existing Mikuni carb, but if that fails these will be going on.
  14. MGB Re: Swapping to dual SU on later MGB with brake booster

    Here's the intake that I have, came off a '70 GT.

    http://www.drooartz.com/public/jmgb/intake1.jpg

    http://www.drooartz.com/public/jmgb/intake2.jpg
  15. MGB Re: Swapping to dual SU on later MGB with brake booster

    Thanks, Mickey. I'll have to get a pic of the intake that I have, and see if it has that port for the booster. New territory for me.
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    MGB Re: Troubleshooting Mikune carb

    Thanks for the thoughts. Gives me some things to chew on.

    To answer questions, no I didn't have a manual -- but do now thanks to Tom. :D

    There is a soft pipe running between the two legs of the...
  17. MGB Swapping to dual SU on later MGB with brake booster

    My other recent thread explains the problems my friend is having with a Mikune carb on his MGB LE.

    I happen to have an extra set of dual SUs off of a '70 GT, and we've discussed swapping them on....
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    MGB Troubleshooting Mikune carb

    One of my good friends has a MGB LE (79, 80?) running a Mikune carb. The car had this carb on it when he bought the car a number of years ago. It has run well in past, but this summer he's seeing an...
  19. Thread: New Member

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    MGB Re: New Member

    Welcome to the forum!
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    MGB Re: Talk to me about bottom end bearings

    Unfortunately no, haven't really even walked out to the shop more than once since my last update. Working long hours/7 days now as we plan for school reopening in the fall, so not sure when I'l be...
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    MGB Re: Talk to me about bottom end bearings

    Thanks folks. New bearings will be going in, simple and cheap enough to do. Will need help and advice as usual as it's my first time doing this, but excited to dive in when I get some time.
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    MGB Re: Talk to me about bottom end bearings

    Thanks, Bob. Advice noted about the tri-metal bearings.

    What, may I ask, is "crocus cloth" -- not a term I've heard before.
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    MGB Re: Talk to me about bottom end bearings

    So Moss has bi-metal and tri-metal bearings. Other than cost, what am I looking at here?

    Hoping to put together a shopping list in the next couple days, will post it here first to make sure I've...
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    MGB Re: Talk to me about bottom end bearings

    Here are some pics from my bearing investigations, in the order I pulled them from the car. Pulled that first main bearing and it looks great. Pulled a piston bearing and it was a little scored but...
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    Re: Bug i nearing final completion

    Very lovely work!
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