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Old 30-08-2010, 11:11 PM   #1
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Project 66 - 1966 MGB Roadster Rebuild

I'm currently restoring a 1966 MGB Roadster that has been sat in my dad's garage for about 30 years.

After cleaning up the carbs I got it to start and run quite smoothly with the choke on.

I took out the engine and gearbox last friday and a full restoration will follow,

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Old 30-08-2010, 11:26 PM   #2
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Keep posting...this looks interesting!
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Old 30-08-2010, 11:30 PM   #3
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Excellent James. Just finished mine off last week.

Will keep watching this.
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Excellent James. Just finished mine off last week.

Will keep watching this.
Cheers!

Ill keep adding the updates as they come!
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Old 31-08-2010, 09:45 AM   #5
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i love a good restoration thread, will keep an eye out for updates!
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Old 31-08-2010, 09:50 AM   #6
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Keep the old (proper) cars running i love these threads,best of luck buddy,fingers crossed you dont find any bad news hiding away for you
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Started stripping down the engine today!

Gave it a blast with gunk and a pressure washer and split the block and 'box, then took off the starter and then the head






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James excellent thread just subscribed and looking forward to seeing things develop. Are you planning a full engine strip and rebuild? I've always wondered, when reconditioning an engine what things are generally replaced and how do you know if there is too much wear?
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Yeah my plan is to do a full rebuild.

It'll get a de-coke new seals, valves, head reworking, probably a re-bore, new valve seat inserts and valve guides probably. then gaskets obviously.

You use feeler guages and plasti-guage to check that clearances are what they should be in the workshop manual.
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