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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2636 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: rficalora
Date: June 09, 2015 11:38PM

I'm 1/2 way done making a bumper with son #2 for his jeep... And have to replace his evaporator too (entire dash has to be removed (or mostly removed and twisted out of the way - what was Chrysler thinking?). Then I can get to my pre-Inch list...

1.  Figure out why my heater valve isn't closing (seems to be a common problem with Vintage Air selenoid heater valves; might figure out a way to simply bypass it with a manual valve for the summers) so my AC is effective again.
2.  Make & install a steering cowl
3.  Finish making my center console
4.  Finish making a piece for my trunk to hold my stereo amp
5.  Make & wrap panels for the outboard sides of the footwels -- including speaker pods.
6.  Install my stereo.
7.  Swap my intake (going back to an RPM style to try and regain some of the HP/torque I lost going to the 0erformer 289)
8.  Refurbish a hard top
9.  Install my Innovate wideband O2 sensor & gauge
10.  Possibly re-do my exhaust with different mufflers (need to figure out if the dynomax ones will fit behind the IRS along the sides of the fuel tank)
11. Install my new headlights (will require a new relay to cut the parking lights when the turn signals come on - they have a halo ring for park and use 1/2 the halo for turn)

None of it is necessary but it's all been on the list since Colorado Springs! The only item I knocked off the list was re-doing my fuel filler so I can now fill the tank like normal. Used to have to fill really (and I mean REEEAAAALLLLLY) slow or I'd get splash back.

1 down, 12 to go. TIC TOCK.


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(729 posts)

Registered:
02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: June 10, 2015 02:29AM

I don't have a water valve in my heater circuit, just turn on the heater fan when I want heat - seems to work fine because I don't have an outside air feed into the heater.

If you keep your exhaust loud you don't have to worry about #4, #5 or #6.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5833 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 10, 2015 10:24AM

Yeah. I've noticed. And decided I don't have a deadline.
Things to do?
Put in a new fuel pump and adjust pressure
Re-tune the idle
Re-tune the map at stationary
Finish connecting up the last few wires on the MegaShift
Continuity and voltage check the MShift jumper pins
Ask Lance to modify the program
Buy #3 and #4 JIC fittings including bulkheads for the hydraulics and air lines (a bunch of them)
Replace the two JIC#2 hydraulic lines for the hood with 1/4" and re-plumb
Pull the pump back out, disassemble, and bench set the pressures for 1300#
Call KSE and check progress on the new hood cylinders
Acquire power and bleed connectors for my Wabro air pump
Run 3/16" hard line to the front and connect the air bags
Acquire switch for air pump
Install gage and switch in the console
Plumb gage and wire switch, wire power to the pump
Get 5/16" & 3/4" heim joints (at least 8, 2 or maybe 3 sizes)
Make towers and lower attachments for the lower wing cylinders and install
Make attachments for the upper wing cylinders
Make tank for the wing cylinder and mount it
Anodize tank
Plumb wing cylinders and test
Get and install longer lug studs for the right front wheel
Pull intake bolts and add sealant, probably will have to remove the blower and intake, enlarge the manifold bolt holes, and reinstall

That's all before putting it back on the road and beginning final tune of the engine and tranny controllers. It's daunting. I try to do something every day but these last couple of weeks I've not been able to do much. The list isn't that long to read but the work behind those tasks is considerable and I don't move as fast as I used to. A decade ago I'd figure on having most of it done in a long weekend.

Jim


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3006 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: roverman
Date: June 10, 2015 07:20PM

"Time keeps on slippin/slippin/slippin, into the future"....


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2636 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: rficalora
Date: June 10, 2015 07:32PM

Was wondering how long it'd take someone to reply with that... Or Chicago's 'Does anyone really know what time it is'


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(932 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: June 11, 2015 07:18AM

Maybe, The Stones, "Time is on my Side" ? Yes it is! Hey, lets go with others????????


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3790 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 11, 2015 09:29AM

Amateurs. :)




JWD
Jim Durham
Gig Harbor, Wa.
(103 posts)

Registered:
01/22/2013 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Ford 302 (398.9 HP, 383.2 TQ)

Re: Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: JWD
Date: June 11, 2015 01:40PM



RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(525 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB Sebring GT, 3.9 Rover V8

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Re: Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: June 11, 2015 02:45PM

The only reason we even have time is to make sure everything does not happen at once...


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3790 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 14, 2015 11:58AM

But it really does.....


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(177 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: Charles
Date: June 14, 2015 10:52PM

Rob & Jim B, If I had a list like that I would have a nervous break down. All of my list only have one thing to do. Sometimes I either complete the list or lose it and start over.
My list now is to install a Volvo fan on the B, I think the same as yours.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2636 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: rficalora
Date: June 15, 2015 12:10AM

Well, Charles, if my whole list had to be done, I probably would be having a breakdown. Reality is the only thing I have to do is the headlights (the ones I have shine about 2 1/2 feet - can't see anything at night). The rest are all want to do's.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5833 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 15, 2015 10:30AM

My list is just to get it back on the street. After that there is more. Fortunately I do not have a deadline.

It'd be fair to say that I bit off a big one this time. Then feature creep set in. I think it's almost always better to do a conversion in small bites. Just the engine, just the transmission, just the axle, etc. That didn't happen here. I also feel it is almost always better to have the new parts ready to install before disabling the car. Again, that didn't happen. And one of the absolute worst things you can do is say, "Oh, since the car is down anyway, why not go ahead and..." Just about as bad, is to start a swap not knowing if the engine can even be made to fit the car without serious and considerable modifications to the car itself. On this most recent re-power I've been guilty of every one of those things. So of course it's taken a long time.

Jim


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1085 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: June 15, 2015 12:17PM

Having said all that, Jim, can we expect you to at least trailer it to Indy and do some parking lot burnouts?


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(972 posts)

Registered:
11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: Dan B
Date: June 15, 2015 01:51PM

I like Carl's


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(177 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: Charles
Date: June 15, 2015 06:17PM

Rob, I am with you on the headlight thing. I was caught the other night between Nags Head and Elizabeth City, NC in the rain and dark, on a newly paved road with no lines. I would have loved 2 1/5 feet. I could not see good enough to find a place to pull off. Like you ,that will be corrected before Indy.I am thinking two 10 kw lamps with a 20 kw generator in a trailer.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(932 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: June 15, 2015 06:39PM

Maybe like Jim Croce, catch the "Time in a Bottle" and it won't "Slip Away" Clarence Carter. Later Last Century song and artists? Remember?


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2636 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: rficalora
Date: June 15, 2015 06:42PM

I remember Jim Croce... But it was from my dad's 8-tracks, not mine ;)


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(932 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: June 15, 2015 06:46PM

Well Rob, that was FM radio and early cassettes if memory is correct. Maybe even late AM and WLS from Chicago. Dick Beonde was DJ and ads were for Mr. Norm's and Nickey Chevrolet. Drag Racing at US 30 Dragstrip! Late 1960's I guess. Time has slipped away.


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(972 posts)

Registered:
11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Has anyone else noticed time is slipping away?
Posted by: Dan B
Date: June 15, 2015 11:57PM

Funny how time slips away!
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