Pro Street Style MGB GT

Pro Street Style MGB GT

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v8250

2,612 posts

160 months

Monday 22nd February 2016
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Lordy, that's the shiniest Jag rear hub I've ever seen. Oddly, sold a pair these to Eagle E-Type last Autumn.

AdamIndy

1,505 posts

53 months

Monday 22nd February 2016
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I've only just seen this thread, I wish I'd have seen it sooner! Is there going to be a passenger seat?hehe

Top work, keep the updates coming!

Flying Phil

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987 posts

94 months

Wednesday 24th February 2016
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Thanks V8250 and AndamIndy,
I'm still awaiting the shortened oil filter, so doing other little jobs.

Edited by Flying Phil on Wednesday 24th February 11:23

v8250

2,612 posts

160 months

Wednesday 24th February 2016
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Phil, noting your hub carriers, most need a thoroughly good rebuild by now. It's not a difficult job...but if you're looking for the right company to send to these are the people where everyone sends their hubs.

http://www.ward-engineering.co.uk/

Flying Phil

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987 posts

94 months

Monday 7th March 2016
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Thanks V8250, the hubs feel fine and I won't be doing too many miles but if I get a problem I will know where to go.
Here is the NS Rear hub - polished but more to do.


........and the oil filter has been brazed and leak tested. It will be carefully cleaned inside and checked when the engine turns over.

Flying Phil

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987 posts

94 months

Friday 11th March 2016
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A bit more progress as I have trial fitted the shortie empty oil filter case and proper oil filter.





Then I couldn't resist a bit more rattle can spraying - and yes it will get a proper spray job later!


v8250

2,612 posts

160 months

Sunday 13th March 2016
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Phil, given any thoughts as to how you're going to attache the rear Sebring valance? They can be a rascal to get right. Have a good proven technique is you're blending in to the body...

Flying Phil

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987 posts

94 months

Monday 14th March 2016
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v8250 said:
Phil, given any thoughts as to how you're going to attache the rear Sebring valance? They can be a rascal to get right. Have a good proven technique is you're blending in to the body...
It is a slight problem because I want to have the rear wings removable to get the big rear wheels and tyres off if needed. So I think I will rivet and bond it to the rear panel and have a bolt up under the rear lights (that is what is there now), together with hidden fastenings to hold the lower front edge to the bottom of the back of the wings.

Flying Phil

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987 posts

94 months

Wednesday 16th March 2016
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Anyway I have been stripping the wiring loom to extract a simple wiring system......but I'm not sure if it is worth it?


So to cheer myself up I've spent money on this



from JJC Rally (good price and very good service - ordered on Monday!)

Flying Phil

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987 posts

94 months

Friday 18th March 2016
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I have had to rejig the oil filter circuit to make sure the flow direction through the filter was correct and then I filled the filter and bowl with oil ready for turn-over... start up??


Then, as I had the welder today, I put in the final bit of floor, the bracket for the master cylinder, the steering column, the top part for the trailing arm front mounts and altered the geometry of the brake foot pedal and accelerator pedal (no clutch as it is an Automatic).



Flying Phil

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987 posts

94 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2016
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I have now got some Lexan (Thanks to Geof Hauser HRC) so I can get the side windows made.


I must however confess that, as all the major aspects have got sorted, and it is just Lots of small "finishing" jobs to do, my motivation is flagging. Is it lack of sunshine, old age or .....?

Flying Phil

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987 posts

94 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2016
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I have put the body back on and cut the lexan for the windows so it now looks more complete - but I will take a break over Easter and then push on to the finish - hopefully! Here are the pics







Flying Phil

Original Poster:

987 posts

94 months

Wednesday 6th April 2016
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Not much to report, but the rear wheels have been refurbed......

Now to get the tyres put back on.

Flying Phil

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987 posts

94 months

Thursday 14th April 2016
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Despite feeling "Cannot be a..ed" I have done a bit more to the "B"




They are only just resting in place but they will be built into the body soon,.......

Minemapper

933 posts

105 months

Thursday 14th April 2016
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Just seen this for the first time. As the owner of a stock B Roadster, I'm in awe of your achievements here. Keep up the good work, I want to see this beast running.

Flying Phil

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987 posts

94 months

Thursday 14th April 2016
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Thanks Minemapper
I spent a bit more time today doing the rear panels

- and as the tyres have been put on the wheels I put one on!

Flying Phil

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987 posts

94 months

Saturday 16th April 2016
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I have been looking at the front wheels and I have finally found, what I hope, will be a good match for the back Jaguar alloys......

They will need the centres black powder coating and rims recut, but they are 5 spoke 13" dia 5.5" wide to suit midget 4"PCD and at a good price so many thanks Minispares

Flying Phil

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987 posts

94 months

Thursday 21st April 2016
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Well the wheels have arrived.....



I now need to get the centres black and reskim the rims.

Flying Phil

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987 posts

94 months

Monday 9th May 2016
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Back from holiday and pushed on with some more Aluminium panelling........They are only cut and bent to assess fit so will need adjusting then fixing in place.
I did this





then this



and this



finishing with this....




Flying Phil

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987 posts

94 months

Monday 23rd May 2016
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Not forgotten! But not much progress - the other rear wheel has been refurbed and fitted.