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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" and Costello V8s

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mgb4tim
Tim Nagy
Pittsburgh, PA - USA
(44 posts)

Registered:
11/22/2008 06:38PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB 5.0 EFI

Off to a very slow start
Posted by: mgb4tim
Date: October 14, 2014 03:19PM

After nearly 2 years of sitting on the garage floor, the 5.0 gets onto the engine stand. Time to start stripping it down.
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pspeaks
Paul Speaks
Dallas, Texas
(698 posts)

Registered:
07/20/2009 06:40PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB-GT 1979 Ford 302

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Re: Off to a very slow start
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: October 14, 2014 10:37PM

For me, this was always the fun part!

Paul


mgb4tim
Tim Nagy
Pittsburgh, PA - USA
(44 posts)

Registered:
11/22/2008 06:38PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB 5.0 EFI

Re: Off to a very slow start
Posted by: mgb4tim
Date: October 15, 2014 09:44AM

My buddy wants me to try and squeeze it into the Beetle in the background.


pspeaks
Paul Speaks
Dallas, Texas
(698 posts)

Registered:
07/20/2009 06:40PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB-GT 1979 Ford 302

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Re: Off to a very slow start
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: October 15, 2014 10:50AM

It's been done.

Paul


mgb4tim
Tim Nagy
Pittsburgh, PA - USA
(44 posts)

Registered:
11/22/2008 06:38PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB 5.0 EFI

Re: Off to a very slow start
Posted by: mgb4tim
Date: October 15, 2014 10:58AM

I don't think the wife would be happy about that.


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(357 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: Off to a very slow start
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: October 15, 2014 04:19PM

Yep,,, better step lightly there !


mgb4tim
Tim Nagy
Pittsburgh, PA - USA
(44 posts)

Registered:
11/22/2008 06:38PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB 5.0 EFI

Re: Off to a very slow start
Posted by: mgb4tim
Date: October 16, 2014 09:56AM

You'd think I'd learned that after almost 24 years.



pspeaks
Paul Speaks
Dallas, Texas
(698 posts)

Registered:
07/20/2009 06:40PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB-GT 1979 Ford 302

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Re: Off to a very slow start
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: October 16, 2014 11:48AM

I was married for almost 30 years and the one thing I was allowed to touch on my wife's cat car was the sponge when it came time to wash it!

Paul


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1259 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Off to a very slow start
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: October 17, 2014 05:12AM

The Lovely Lynne and I just celebrated our 30th anniversary and her 50th birthday. ( don't tell anybody) (It's life and death really).
And I have learned over the years to leave her vehicle alone (with certain exceptions).
Her truck must be reliable and stock appearing. But if another similar truck should appear she should be able to kill it outright.
It must also carry some 315/40/22 tires that don't really fit unless you do some serious suspension mods. (like sectioning the control arms by 2" each.) And the supercharger needs a 20 % boost and a custom exhaust and tune.
But otherwise everything is normal.
I love that woman. And really this is easier than the LT1 Mazda 626.

Live like you mean it.
Fred


mgb4tim
Tim Nagy
Pittsburgh, PA - USA
(44 posts)

Registered:
11/22/2008 06:38PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB 5.0 EFI

Re: Off to a very slow start
Posted by: mgb4tim
Date: October 20, 2014 08:50AM

Got the car out of its hiding place after a 4-year nap. Now my friends can actually see it in the garage.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/23/2014 12:26PM by mgb4tim.


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