Pro Street Style MGB GT

Pro Street Style MGB GT

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4Q

2,456 posts

103 months

Monday 13th July
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Just adding that I’m still following too

Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

104 months

Saturday 1st August
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Thanks 4Q
[quote author="@flyingphil" source="/post/2571038/thread" timestamp="1581842415"]Thanks Vulgalore.. I need to set myself a deadline (again!) so, running and moving by July 31st!
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As many (?) will have realised.....I failed....(but I will blame the unexpected Covid...) however progress has been made.

Turn7

18,868 posts

180 months

Saturday 1st August
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Keep it going Phil....

Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

104 months

Tuesday 8th September
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Sorry guys...I am finding less and less time for my "Garage Candy" MBG GT V12 and I need the space.

And it is now gone!

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Turn7

18,868 posts

180 months

Tuesday 8th September
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Oh no! I was enjoying that...

Will it get finished by the new owner ?

Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

104 months

Tuesday 8th September
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Sorry Turn 7, I will post some pictures before it goes.

Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

104 months

Saturday 12th September
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As I have been getting the car ready for collection I have been doing several little jobs which I had accumulated! The rear wings have been better aligned and secured, the XJ-S lighting switch has been modified and now has a place in the dashboard. There is a bit of wiring loom for the water temp sensor and electric radiator fan, the excess wiring between the two coils has been cut out and the ends soldered. there is a general tidy up and it is looking more of a car....Pics to follow.

Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

104 months

Sunday 13th September
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Here is the cut down XJ-S Lighting switch...


.and roughly in position.




sooty61

575 posts

130 months

Sunday 13th September
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Oh no. I just thought I would check in and it’s gone! Please ask the new owner to continue the thread

Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

104 months

Monday 14th September
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Sorry Sooty.....
but I am still doing bits before it goes.
Meanwhile, at the back of the car, the battery is now in its box and connected to Earth and the cut-out switch. It even all fits behind the alloy sheet!




Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

104 months

Tuesday 15th September
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Well I tried to start it yesterday and the starter just went "Clunk!". I tried with another battery and that was no better so I took the starter motor off and tried testing it with jump leads from another car .... and that didn't even "clunk!" So I am a bit stuck.....I think the starter is actually ok but I cannot get a good connection to a good battery!

Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

104 months

Tuesday 15th September
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I was right! It was poor connections as I tried again and the starter motor worked correctly.
I put it in the car and it still worked.
Then I ran the fuel pump, connected the ignition wire and churned the starter...cough,,cough brmmmm, cough...switch off, check pipes, running on 8 ish.
Tried again, cough BRMMMM, Whap!, Whap! switch off...check the pipes running on at least 10!

Next is to start it in the air and put it into "D"
Then put it back on the ground, start it and put it into "D" and hope the brakes work!

Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

104 months

Thursday 17th September
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Well the gearbox works!
I did a bit of tidying up of the wiring so that I have a working ignition switch on the dashboard. Then I started the car whilst it was still up at the back, put it into "D" and the wheels went round. Put it into "R" and they went round the other way. Then I got it down on the floor and worked it out of its space, got the front wings down and onto the car, put the bonnet on......
And have left it till tomorrow as it is getting too late for loud cars!

Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

104 months

Friday 18th September
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...I've driven the MeGa B!
It goes forwards and backwards and - from the tarmac track - it even spins the back wheels with little provocation!
So although there are still quite a few bits to tidy up I am content for it to go to somebody else. (He is still trying to get a reasonable transport quote hence the delay)

sooty61

575 posts

130 months

Saturday 19th September
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Excellent. It would be good to see a pic or two of it leaving

Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

104 months

Monday 21st September
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Thanks Sooty
Here it is out in the sunshine, just before I fired it up and moved it around.


classicaholic

792 posts

29 months

Monday 21st September
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Looks great, should be from Mad Max!

Turn7

18,868 posts

180 months

Monday 21st September
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Such a shame you coulnt get it finished Phil, that looks great!

sooty61

575 posts

130 months

Monday 21st September
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Thanks Phil - looks good

Flying Phil

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1,186 posts

104 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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Thanks Classicaholic, Turn7 and Sooty61. I am still doing bits...scratchchin