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77-MGB #1004 01/23/2020 09:19 PM
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I put this thing in the garage to paint it 6 years ago. I am Finally able to get back at it..

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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1005 01/24/2020 10:46 AM
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what she looked like right after I started. Hmmmm looks like my shop acquired a lot more stuff too... smile

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It all started with the clear coat flaking off the trunk.
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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1006 01/24/2020 11:02 AM
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Way she looks right now.. Black side is Rust converter. Gonna do the right side next.

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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1007 01/24/2020 11:19 AM
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so you are putting it in primer..watch your paint compatibility with your primer..availability of some of the old paints is going away like Dupont Centari acrylic and Imron polyurethane..get it now along with the reducer while you can whatever brand or line you plan to use

Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1008 01/24/2020 11:29 AM
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I'm going to reshoot the whole car after I finish the rust reformer. I need to put the rust in check first. I purchased the paint in a KIT. Comes with everything but the primer and I got a gallon of that too. Got enough to paint the car twice just in case I suck at this. Been a LONG time since I painted a car and I'm used to acrylic enamel this is base coat clear coat.. They say it's a lot easier to get a good finish.. WE shall see.... I practiced with this urethane on the golf cart a few years ago... Didn't seem too bad.


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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1009 01/24/2020 06:02 PM
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There IS a car in there!! lol! That should be nice when you get it done!
I never messed with the fancy paints, hard enough time with chepo regular paint!


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Im used to spraying acrylic enamel quite often,the older Dupont products gave me very predictable results..but it's been behind the curve now with the base clear systems available. I have used the tractor supply majic paints with one disaster after another with that stuff..how does an alkyd enamel use an acrylic polyisocyanate hardener to harden it? the chemistry doesnt work,yet it's advertised as such. Im going back to PPG and even Napa if I have to for decent paint. There's some acyrlics available on ebay as well at decent prices I might use.

Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1011 01/25/2020 11:39 AM
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Sooo…. I wanted to change the engine mounts after I paint out the engine compartment. The dang steering shaft had to be pulled to get to the nut that holds the left mount on. Now I can wet-blast the engine compartment and move forward. I guess I'll go ahead and Clean the rack & pinion assy. and paint it too


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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1012 01/26/2020 08:46 AM
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are the fasteners on this car all metric or a combination of met and SAE? or are they the nightmare 'wentworth' standard

Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1013 01/26/2020 10:06 AM
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Nightmare wentworth just like on the 77 Triumph Bonneville T140V I gave my son.


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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1014 01/26/2020 10:41 AM
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Dragged her out yesterday & wet blasted the engine compartment.

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Pusher her back in and set up the salamander (GAS fired ) to dry her out.

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After she dried out I blew her down and vacuumed out all the abrasive stuff and sprayed out the engine compartment with rust converter.

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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1016 02/01/2020 07:19 PM
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I THINK I'M GIONG IN THE WRONG DIRECTION HERE..


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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1021 02/05/2020 11:29 AM
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AND SO IT HAS BEGUN. I'm finally on the turn around and headed back together. Tonight I'll hit the engine compartment with clear coat then every thing will start going back in under the hood. Once that's done I'll shoot the whole car.

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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1022 02/05/2020 09:44 PM
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Got some orange peel going on BUT good enough for the engine compartment. clear is on so I can start going back together.


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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1023 02/06/2020 01:14 AM
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Lookin great! Love that color!


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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1027 02/07/2020 12:18 AM
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Got the clutch and brakes back in.
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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1028 02/07/2020 12:23 AM
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started working on getting the heater box put back together too.
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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1029 02/07/2020 12:31 PM
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Takes a lot of time to do that kind of work.---lookin great!


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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1036 02/11/2020 10:35 PM
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Plugging along..
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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1037 02/11/2020 10:36 PM
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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1039 02/12/2020 11:15 AM
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Lookin good!


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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1041 02/13/2020 10:54 AM
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I'm trying to spend at least 2 hrs a day on it. Got a little more done last night.
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Gaining on it!


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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1045 02/13/2020 09:59 PM
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Pulled manifolds off to get at the side covers today. Cleaning up the side of the engine while I'm at it.
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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1051 02/16/2020 01:19 AM
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No progress today. went to start My granddaughters 4wheeler and it was hydro locked. Pulled the plug & cranked it over to blow out the water. Got it fired up & pulled it up to the shop to change the oil. Need to change it again tomorrow. after running it a while the oil looks milky again

cleaned a bunch of gumballs out of the yard again. Sweet gum trees are a pain but I wouldn't have ANY shade with out them.

Finally got all the crap cleared of the top of my parts cleaner so I could clean the side covers and Valve cover and my solvent has a bunch of water in it. Pumped it all into the old water jug I used for the crap gas to settle.

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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1066 02/18/2020 11:36 PM
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Back in the saddle.. Got the engine almost done now.
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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1068 02/19/2020 01:49 AM
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That's gonna look great when you get done with it!


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Is it just me , or does any one else think they blew it on this design?

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Pulled the oil pan to renew gaskets... She's nice & clean inside.

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Yep Painted it too....
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Looks good! The oil filter was an "optional add on" LOL!! Ya I have seen them on equipment stuck in some odd places!
I used to paint the engines when I rebuilt them. Machine shop hot tanked the parts, so without paint they rusted the first day out!
Oil pans don't last long under there without some paint on them.


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Re: 77-MGB [Re: JIM] #1089 02/22/2020 10:52 PM
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Progress update.. Did this Thursday.
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New speed drain.. No wrench needed... I'll save the stock plug just in case.
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Opted to get rid of the potential for a leak here.....
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Made a nice blank plate to take it's place.
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Did this yesterday
Replaced the rear main seal.
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Staged up for installation.
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AND today I got this far.
Fly wheel, Clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing and pilot bearing all replaced.
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AND IT'S IN...Not all bolted down yet but she's in the hole.
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Still need to make up the engine mounts and replace the tranny mounts.


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Wow! ---- looks like you had a busy day! --- Love it when things go together! Should make a nice car when you get done!


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looks like from the paint Jim's gone plum crazy

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Nope I'm very passionate... That's passion purple...


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Not much more with the car. got the engine mounts all bolted down & adjusted but when I went to put the new tranny mounts in the bolt holes didn't line up. New set on the way and a slave cylinder for the clutch... I did get the rack & pinion steering back in though.[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]


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Got the rear engine mounts in (transmission mounts) and the exhaust in. New clutch slave cylinder and flex hose too. Back on the floor and back to prepping for paint. got some sanding done on the dash and found a couple small dents that need attention.

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startin to look like a car!


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this car looks to be a lot of fun when you get it finished,Jim

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