Pro Street Style MGB GT

Pro Street Style MGB GT

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Flying Phil

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970 posts

93 months

Monday 6th June 2016
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I have been on E Bay recently, as I had cracked the windscreen against the roll cage sometime ago, anyway, I have now got a good screen as a replacement. Then I looked for a pair of seats and after a trip out today I have got these.

So slow progress is being maintained....

Flying Phil

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970 posts

93 months

Wednesday 20th July 2016
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Busy with the rattle Can of Satin Black!

Flying Phil

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970 posts

93 months

Wednesday 14th September 2016
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Despite the lack of updates I have been doing some small jobs on the "Mega B". Principally getting the rear wings to sit neatly and fixing the side lexan windows. However the seats do not fit and the roll cage is in need of "adjustment" so I will be doing some more welding soon - but the welder has been declared "SHOT" as the wire feed gave up (- when somebody else was using it).

Flying Phil

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970 posts

93 months

Thursday 22nd September 2016
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There is going to be a frantic three days work on the BGT . I have to vacate my workshop space by next weekend as my job finishes.......Lots of bits to go on the "Bay".

Flying Phil

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970 posts

93 months

Friday 30th September 2016
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Well the BGT was stripped down and welding done, roll cage altered and additional roof diagonal fitted, then painted and body shell replaced. Finally it was taken to its new home in Harborough - a "to be built" garage space next door but one...
Then the two Sprites were moved to our drive. Yesterday a van was hired to move all my collection of tools and parts and motorbikes. It was returned this afternoon.
In the meantime I have put lots on E Bay and got two engines, two gearboxes plus lots of other stuff sold , collected or packed for despatch....and my Alfa Romeo Sprint 6C has also found a new owner and was collected today.
Pictures to follow when I have recovered!

Flying Phil

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970 posts

93 months

Friday 7th October 2016
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Well my camera decided to play up and saved the photographs to it's internal memory - which then decided to delete the pictures....
...Anyway another job was to get the new five spoke front wheels black powder coated, the rims skimmed and then clear coated - A great job....Thanks to the guys!


bertberr

42 posts

118 months

Wednesday 12th October 2016
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Found this thread this morning and just read all 7 pages. Great work, really enjoyed seeing how you tackled the various challenges associated with sticking a V12 in a BGT!

Can't wait to see the finished article, and of course to hear it - post a vid if you're able!

Flying Phil

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970 posts

93 months

Friday 14th October 2016
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Thanks Bertberr
Today I got to change the front wheels as I have had to do some rearranging of my "Stuff" and it all started with taking off the Ro-styles!


There are no carbs fitted as I have to do some work on them to get extra feed pipes fitted and more tapped holes ion the top covers, to secure the ram pipes.

Flying Phil

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970 posts

93 months

Wednesday 21st December 2016
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Sadly no progress on the "Mega B". It is tucked up in a temporary (Very) structure

whilst its new home is being built.

There is a garage at our new home but it is a bit full still!


Anyway... Seasons Greetings to all followers of this thread and all who enjoy cars n' " stuff".

Flying Phil

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970 posts

93 months

Monday 23rd January 2017
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The garage has now been finished and I am busy moving the BGT and other "Stuff" in!




Flying Phil

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970 posts

93 months

Monday 20th February 2017
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FINALLY I have actually made some progress with the MeGa B! I was able to have a few hours in the new garage now that I have lights and power. I have had to do some body alignment adjustments and I have mounted the fuel pump. A couple of the carbs have had extra holes drilled and tapped for the ram pipe bases to be properly bolted in place (only another 4 to do!)



But at least it is moving forward .......aiming for fire up by May.....? This year....!

Flying Phil

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970 posts

93 months

Tuesday 21st February 2017
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Two more carbs drilled and tapped - now I am working on the fuel pipe fittings to get a fuel delivery and return flow.

Flying Phil

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970 posts

93 months

Friday 24th February 2017
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All the carbs have now been drilled and tapped, also the centre two have had extra fuel inlets drilled so that petrol is delivered there -
and then goes out to the end carbs. The hoses are cut but I need to get suitable dia. stainless hose clips.






Edited by Flying Phil on Wednesday 12th April 14:00

lucebayjack

162 posts

115 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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Thanks for the posts. This makes good reading. Truly nuts! Makes me realise i need to get my BV8 Sebring finished

Flying Phil

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970 posts

93 months

Wednesday 12th April 2017
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Thanks Lucybayjack.
I see that the pictures in my thread are not showing.....It may be that the picture hosting (RnS) may have added their logo and PH doesn't like that??

Flying Phil

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970 posts

93 months

Thursday 3rd August 2017
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I'm still here and so is the "Mega B"! Having spent several months on my "Man Shed" and other "Stuff" I have finally plucked up the energy to do some more on my car.
Anyway I have been working on the inlet manifold as the centre carb was not sitting quite in-line previously - now much better. I also had not shown the roof diagonal in the roll cage, and painting, which I did in the rush to clear my previous workshop. I have also been fettling the body fit to the chassis.



threespires

3,330 posts

159 months

Thursday 3rd August 2017
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Thanks for update - keep plodding on...............

Flying Phil

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970 posts

93 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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Plodding on - very slowly!
Well you go on holiday and wander into a French general store.....there, on the wall are various sized mesh strainers E1.55, so you buy the only four of the small size.....The "assistant" is somewhat bemused..4?..and in school boy french "Well I really need another 8......."I can get for tomorrow possible"....and she did!


And in fairly short order they become these!


lucebayjack

162 posts

115 months

Monday 18th September 2017
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Love the mesh stack filters. I wonder if the Can-Am v8 guys use the same hack?

Flying Phil

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970 posts

93 months

Tuesday 26th September 2017
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Thanks Lucybayjack
Well I finally got back in the garage and spent an hour tidying up! I tried to do a bit of welding on the B but my gas has run out....so I tried putting my perspex side windows back in.... and the bodyshell has evidently twisted a bit. So i put the bonnet in place and returned home!