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 Post subject: Re: MG GT V8
PostPosted: January 10, 2021, 10:25 pm 
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Took out the rear axle and fuel tank also got the first real look under the car. Vacuumed out the mice remnants.
The undercoating is everywhere. The stuff is brittle but thick. Pretty simple car but sure has a lot of wire to remove. Post number 2 and I am losing my patients with the forum spinning my pictures again. no matter what I do it turns them 90 degrees.


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 Post subject: Re: MG GT V8
PostPosted: January 11, 2021, 11:51 am 
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Tundra 7 wrote:
Took out the rear axle and fuel tank also got the first real look under the car. Vacuumed out the mice remnants.
The undercoating is everywhere. The stuff is brittle but thick. Pretty simple car but sure has a lot of wire to remove. Post number 2 and I am losing my patients with the forum spinning my pictures again. no matter what I do it turns them 90 degrees.


The photos spinning has to do with the resolution of the image you upload. Reduce the resolution and they will stay in orientation.

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PostPosted: January 11, 2021, 12:18 pm 
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Tundra 7 wrote:
... I am losing my patients with the forum spinning my pictures again...


You have to have have patience with patients...

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KB58 wrote:
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... I am losing my patients with the forum spinning my pictures again...


You have to have have patience with patients...

Okay,ok.

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BostonWill wrote:
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Took out the rear axle and fuel tank also got the first real look under the car. Vacuumed out the mice remnants.
The undercoating is everywhere. The stuff is brittle but thick. Pretty simple car but sure has a lot of wire to remove. Post number 2 and I am losing my patients with the forum spinning my pictures again. no matter what I do it turns them 90 degrees.


The photos spinning has to do with the resolution of the image you upload. Reduce the resolution and they will stay in orientation.

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Thanks, I’ll try that.

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I've done the same. I also have to be careful using lose, loose, and loss.

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I've done the same. I also have to be careful using lose, loose, and loss.

I normally just let grammerly run and don’t even think twice about it.

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BostonWill wrote:
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Took out the rear axle and fuel tank also got the first real look under the car. Vacuumed out the mice remnants.
The undercoating is everywhere. The stuff is brittle but thick. Pretty simple car but sure has a lot of wire to remove. Post number 2 and I am losing my patients with the forum spinning my pictures again. no matter what I do it turns them 90 degrees.


The photos spinning has to do with the resolution of the image you upload. Reduce the resolution and they will stay in orientation.

Thom

Thanks a lot, I got it. One reason to have a picture compressor.

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Did you happen to run across this site? SBF in MG

http://www.mantellmotorsport.com/302v8installkit.aspx

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Did you happen to run across this site? SBF in MG

http://www.mantellmotorsport.com/302v8installkit.aspx

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I did off the MG Experience forum. There are like 3 of these conversion companies I have run across. Really nice stuff. Really expensive stuff. I can't imagine paying for this stuff a guy can make it. At the British V8 site everyone there has invented the wheel already. I'm just copying what a couple guys have done already.

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PostPosted: January 13, 2021, 10:39 pm 
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First look inside Alice. She was taken care of. She was run down some dirt roads it looks like. She’s also looking solid. This was the bad side as far as fenders we’re looking.


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My first GT had a hole in the exact same spot. The antenna sat directly above it, so I assumed the dealer drilled a nice hole in the fender, then bashed a hole with a cold chisel to get the cable through.


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Sure enough, that hacked hole is sitting just below the hole in the fender (wing) for the antenna.

Is that a rust hole I see in the leading edge of the pass side rocker? If so, then let the games begin. :mrgreen:

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Sure enough, that hacked hole is sitting just below the hole in the fender (wing) for the antenna.

Is that a rust hole I see in the leading edge of the pass side rocker? If so, then let the games begin. :mrgreen:

You were just waiting for the right pic weren’t you, HA. Yes both need it. I think the insides are good. Maybe by Sunday I’ll know for sure. I started drilling last night. How long did it take you to get one off? I’m guessing it has to take 5hrs to pull one.

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If there is any chance at all that the inner pieces are serviceable, then don't remove the whole thing. the leading section we are talking about are not visible and could be easily formed from flat. Trying to get the outer rocker completely off is the most difficult part as there are several (4 IIRC) layers of sheet metal to separate at the A pillar and behind the door in order to remove the outer sill and center sill piece.

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Best to only replace the rusted area of each panel if possible. If you have a borescope you can drill a couple of small holes to take a look without going thru this just for inspection of the internal condition. Borescopes are cheap on eBay. Every mechanic and homeowner should have one (or two).

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