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    MGA Re: MGA engine weight?

    Easier and quicker. to pull the engine alone and get the trans out later.

    IIRC the complete engine without ancillaries stuck on it is around 350 lbs.
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    MGA Re: Interesting MGA Fastback

    Can't decide if the front view looks more like a vacuum cleaner or a catfish, but either way a definite step down from the original aesthetic. Some decently done elements but like almost all owner...
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    Re: Nash Metroplitan trans swap?

    Any low starter mount early transmission used on a 1500 engine should be usable as a transplant as long as you don't mind going to a floor shift - I believe they lost the extra gear so they could...
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    MGA Re: What does this founder mark mean?

    Correct. The 3 had to do with the measurement of the bores and which pistons would be the best fit - we are talking less than 0.001" increments here. The assemblers just looked at the mark and chose...
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    MGB Re: Rear Wire Hubs

    Buy a couple of new hubs, then pull the axle shafts out and take them to a shop to have the old extensions removed and the new ones pressed on. They can be VERY hard to get off without a good press. ...
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    Re: Modern Classics-to-be?

    Both of my modern sports cars will probably be somewhat collectible in the future

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    Re: Modern Classics-to-be?

    My daily driver for 18 years was a 1988 GT with a turboed 300 bhp 3.2 engine. Miss that car, but have moved on to a 375 bhp Solstice.
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    TR2/3/3A Re: 15X5.5 on TR3?

    Same 5.5" wheels (TR-6 spec) on my 54 TR-2

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    Re: 1963 TVR Grantura

    Yeah, we started that way but the corrosion was extended into the triangulation points and we'd have had to cut most of the glass away anyhow, so stripping the chassis right out of the body gave me...
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    Re: 1963 TVR Grantura

    Looks good.
    Be aware that they wrapped the glass around the frane tubes and that inevitably results in rust - the frame tubes are lighter than modern exhaust tubing and you can't tell until you...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: TR3A Windshield Frame Curved or Flat?

    You got it. Bad idea to use a flat screen.
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    MGB Re: Installing new upper fulcrum bushings

    Be aware that when you install these bushes you just gave yourself a new wear point - they move in the socket and will wear, which the old rubber ones wouldn't do. Same with solid inner A arm bushes...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Another Steering Question...

    Best TR-3 steering I ever drove was a TR-4 rack adapted to the 3...

    Hey Yoda - like the TR-2 - I had a 54 for awhile - RHD long door.

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    Re: Modern Classics-to-be?

    The Z3 coupes (known as the Clown-shoe) is certainly going up a bit, particularly the M versions - few made and hard to find. The S54 engined version is especially desirable. Bit hairier and...
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    Re: Modern Classics-to-be?

    Th GT6 was a classic (albeit with a fragile gearbox). Tight quarters inside compared to some, mind you.

    The Z4 is a nice looking car in the same theme.

    My pair: 51038

    My old and new pair...
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    Re: Modern Classics-to-be?

    Solstice and Sky weigh just under 3,000.

    And why do people keep imagining that Camaros and Mustangs not to mention trucks and sedans are sports cars??
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    Re: Modern Classics-to-be?

    Pretty safe on expertise - Honda is making a lot of VTEC engines and will continue to do so. Neat that it was the highest output from a naturally aspirated engine around until the Ferrari 458 Italia...
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    Re: Modern Classics-to-be?

    Agree.

    The 370 looks rather lumpish as do some of the Audis.

    The S2000 looks better than the usual Japanese cars (barring the excellent Datsun 240Z, examples of attractive Japanese styling are...
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    Modern Classics-to-be?

    It always depresses me when I look at a page of auto ads and all the dealers have are trucks and sedans.

    There are very few sports cars - Miata/Fiat, Corvettes, the Toyabaru twins....and a bunch...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Piston Slap 👋

    In racing classes that only allowed very stock engines, we used to clearance these engines all the way out to about 0.010" clearance and they ticked when cold but were quiet once warmed up.

    Lotus...
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    Re: 64 Grantura or 74 2500

    Well I used to have a Swallow Doretti.......
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    MGA Re: MGA opinions?

    To my way of thinking, the coupe is the most stylish of th MGAs with interesting details - look at the outside door handles some time.

    I'm a big guy and fit in them if snugly.

    This is my Mk 2...
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    Re: TR3A Air vent under grille on Race Cars?

    Not really necessary for cooling - the intake size is normally a fraction of the core area and functions just fine. Important to ensure good shrouding to the radiator, though.
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    Re: 64 Grantura or 74 2500

    Here's the engine I ran for awhile in my Grantura race car

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    Re: TR2? Special

    Hotted up motor in a TR-2 = disaster if used in earnest without a front brake change!
    Here's my 1954 RHD long door going to the races. Zero brakes after a lap or two, and they are about the last...
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