Pro Street Style MGB GT

Pro Street Style MGB GT

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sooty61

576 posts

131 months

Tuesday 5th May
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Looking forward to more posting during lockdown!

Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

105 months

Wednesday 6th May
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I have been asked about this on another forum.....

" an MGB back axle, the wire wheel type!
To remove the hub there is a castellated nut recessed inside the wheel mounting hub. But I dont know what size it is",


.....As I don't know I thought that I would ask on here??

Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

105 months

Tuesday 19th May
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Lots of gardening done....and a tiny bit more on the BGT. I have moved the fuel pump so that I can run the fuel lines through the tunnel and mount the battery isolator on the existing bracket. I will be boxing it off as well.

sooty61

576 posts

131 months

Tuesday 19th May
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Much better location for it

Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

105 months

Tuesday 26th May
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Thanks Sooty.
I have made a shield for the fuel lines, then a box to isolate the fuel pump, after that a hole in the rear panel, so the battery isolator can be switched from behind the seat. Lots of tooo-ing and frooo-ing!









Flying Phil

Original Poster:

1,186 posts

105 months

Monday 1st June
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Only a bit of work done recently in getting the instrument panel face cover sorted.


Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

105 months

Tuesday 2nd June
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The panel face is just about finished.



Then I made up some brake pipes to the rear callipers.



and put in a little manual line-loc...... just in case!



As everything had gone quite well I then connected to the brake master cylinder and got that pumping brake fluid. Then I tried opening the bleed valves on the rear callipers ........and have broken both of them!

Turn7

18,869 posts

181 months

Tuesday 2nd June
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Brake nippples and bleeding are just a PITA....

4Q

2,456 posts

104 months

Tuesday 2nd June
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I can’t believe I missed this before as I love build threads. Great work Phil, thanks for sharing

sooty61

576 posts

131 months

Wednesday 3rd June
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More fans Phil !!!

Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

105 months

Friday 5th June
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For we 4 readers!
Well I have drilled out the broken bleed valve with progressively larger Left handed drills.....and it has not cleared out the old thread. So then I tried the other calliper...and broke the smallest drill. So then I decided to get both callipers out. Despite the Haynes book saying it just needed the hand brake section removing and calliper bolts undoing - it also needed the wheels removing, coil over removing, half shafts unbolting etc etc!!!
Then I looked up the price of replacement callipers....Plan B is to try and get mine repaired by recutting the bleed hole thread and getting an oversize bleed valve.







Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

105 months

Monday 8th June
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I had another go at sheared screw with the broken drill bit...it has now got Two broken drill bits stuck in! I spoke to a reconditioning Company and they can drill out and helicoil at quite a lot of money so I am spending a bit more and getting two new units.....Money spent on the BGT!!

Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

105 months

Wednesday 10th June
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The two new calipers arrived yesterday afternoon! Really excellent service (from British Parts) and they look very good - so I have now started to smarten up the car so they feel at home....

4Q

2,456 posts

104 months

Wednesday 10th June
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Flying Phil said:
I had another go at sheared screw with the broken drill bit...it has now got Two broken drill bits stuck in! !!
biggrin I think many of us have done something similar when doing what we expect to be a simple job.

Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

105 months

Friday 12th June
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I had to make new transfer pipes for the two new calipers. I have started to put them in the car, so I will soon be back to where I was ten days ago....


Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

105 months

Thursday 18th June
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The other brake transfer pipe was made, the hand brake assemblies were attached and the brake bleeding started....Bleeding Brakes!...but finally a firm brake pedal was created and the brake discs were gripped by the new calipers. Just the front brakes to connect now.

4Q

2,456 posts

104 months

Thursday 18th June
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Is there any reason you cut a plastic tub up rather than buy a battery box?

Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

105 months

Friday 19th June
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4Q said:
Is there any reason you cut a plastic tub up rather than buy a battery box?
I,m a cheapskate and nearly always try to use/adapt what I have to hand that will do the job.....rolleyes

Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

105 months

Friday 19th June
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Flying Phil said:
4Q said:
Is there any reason you cut a plastic tub up rather than buy a battery box?
I,m a cheapskate and nearly always try to use/adapt what I have to hand that will do the job.....rolleyes
.......Or should I have said that the battery is a obscure size (small) and so I hand fabricated a bespoke insulated compartment shaped to fit the limited space......biggrin

Turn7

18,869 posts

181 months

Friday 19th June
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Dont forget Phil, theres a huge swathe who dont know how things used to be done, and assume everyone chucks 200k at Richard Rawlings these days.....

I bet there are less than ten people on here who know your history......


Keep up the good work, SPR opening testing very soon !