Miami Fan Club

Hi John!  Photos of my GT during and after motor/ OD rebuild.  I made some stress-inducing mistakes trying to get it all perfect, and well – meaning fellow B owners didn’t help in that, but it finally worked out.
8.8 County pistons in a .020 bore
3 angle valve job with 8 new stainless valves and Teflon umbrella seals
head and block skimmed .002 (they were flat already, and crank was in perfect cond.)
Vandervell main and rod brgs
head and manifold port-matched
rods shot-peened & balanced
Delta D9 cam and hardened tappets, and 2-degree offset cam key for proper timing
flywheel lightened a few lbs
new alloy oil pan
At 1800 miles in 2 months it’s running ferociously well, and I just remembered it’s 4 yrs TODAY it came into my life.  I’ll stay in touch, best regards!
Marco

Cruise Control

When we arrived to work Monday morning there was an MGB in the parking lot that we had seen before…  “Gee,” John says, “That looks like the guys from Germany’s car…”  It was.  It turns out that it arrived on a tow truck.  It also turns out that MGB’s are happier when there is oil in the sump!  Yeah, they ran it dry.  John says, “We’ll pull the motor, send the guys (owners) to Engel Imports to pick up the parts, we’ll rebuild the engine, and we’ll have them on the road today!”    Three days later, a cracked cylinder head later, a plugged radiator later, an annoying leaking heater valve later, they’re off to tour the USA!  You can track their progress on their Facebook Page.

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April Showers Bring MG’s

The snow is gone, and LBC’s are awaking from their winter’s hibernation.  Our shop is FULL at the moment, and we are working off a waiting list once again.  If you have projects in mind for your MG, be sure to give Mike a call so he can get you on our list.  Happy Spring!

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