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Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
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4/19/21 3:40 p.m.

Turn the alt backwards. Works regardless of direction of spin 

RACEC4R
RACEC4R New Reader
4/20/21 8:23 a.m.

Great progress man!  Looks fantastic!

On the alternator, I would agree with chopping the frame rail and reinforcing/boxing it back in.

The MGB's projected use case would likely permit and justify such a modification. 

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
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4/20/21 9:28 a.m.

In reply to RACEC4R :

Thank you! 

Yeah the cut and notch is the first try because it is by far the fastest and easiest route to a solution. 

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
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4/20/21 9:31 a.m.

Here's the results of the recent exhaust work. I'm very happy with the results!

And how it fits

And now I'm digging into the rest of the exhaust since it's handy and I had success on the first piece.

 

 

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
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4/27/21 10:37 a.m.

Small update here: about 10 days ago I took 2 parts I will never use because I have a GT (tonneau top boot, and some tonneau bows with felt bag) and put them up on eBay for $5 starting price no reserve auction. To my surprise, both sold, and while the tonneau bows only sold for $5, the boot sold for $130!! 

I just got the payment from eBay, so I can 'recoup' $119 of the $150 I spent on those parts. 

autocomman
autocomman New Reader
4/30/21 11:35 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

Turn the alt backwards. Works regardless of direction of spin 

Electrically yes, but the fan to cool it does not.

Radiator is pretty easy to move forward.  You can use sheet metal to make up new brackets pretty easily.  I did this in my v6 project

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
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5/3/21 11:53 a.m.

Well, I got the entire front suspension swapped over from the old crossmember to the new crossmember, and got it bolted back up to the car. Everything was super-nasty with old grease from the oil leaking old B motors. 

Both my shocks were 100% blown, and I think I'm going to re-do it a little more thoroughly before making this a full driver. It would probably be good to replace all the bushings and stuff. 

But more importantly, everything fits with the motor! I marked the header where I will have to beat it back some for steering rack clearance. Next step is to get the car back on the wheels so I can roll it outside and pressure wash the engine bay, then onto the alternator work. But all of it might take a backseat for a while, since I'm going to have to put the Jag under the knife for a little bit.  

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
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5/8/21 10:26 p.m.

Had a few minutes so I put the car down and gave it a few "jounces". Quite the large space now between the top of the tire and the fender with the lighter engine and the new crossmember. I think the term here is "mind the gap" - woof.

Anyway, rolled it off to the side for now, need to make space on the lift for a few other jobs.

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
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7/30/21 9:19 a.m.
Robbie (Forum Supporter) said:

Small update here: about 10 days ago I took 2 parts I will never use because I have a GT (tonneau top boot, and some tonneau bows with felt bag) and put them up on eBay for $5 starting price no reserve auction. To my surprise, both sold, and while the tonneau bows only sold for $5, the boot sold for $130!! 

I just got the payment from eBay, so I can 'recoup' $119 of the $150 I spent on those parts. 

I've been in shop cleaning mode recently and put 10 more parts up on ebay. 4 sold last night for another $70 or so, so we can safely say this parts lot is 'fully recouped' and the parts I wanted were 'free'. 

TheWraith
TheWraith New Reader
7/30/21 10:03 p.m.

Love the build, I have a MGB-GT slated for the garage in the next two dream builds. 

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
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8/4/21 9:47 a.m.

In reply to TheWraith :

Thanks! It is a classic shape.

In other news, I also happened to find another builder who is doing a Miata diff swap. So I need the front half of the Miata driveshaft and he needs the rear half.

Better than a sharp stick in the eye...

Here I am lining up a relatively straight cut.

 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
8/4/21 9:52 a.m.

More pics of the bandsaw setup?  I'm fairly happy with mine, but I could always use a slightly better setup.

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
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8/4/21 11:00 a.m.
Mr_Asa said:

More pics of the bandsaw setup?  I'm fairly happy with mine, but I could always use a slightly better setup.

I thought I posted a whole post about it but I cant find it. I did mention it in this thread:

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/ims-bandsaw/179808/page1/

Here are some other pics:

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
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8/24/21 2:21 p.m.
AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter)
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8/25/21 10:27 a.m.

Following along!

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