1965 MGB Restoration, Front end only!

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Steve Simmons
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1965 MGB Restoration, Front end only!

Post by Steve Simmons » Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:08 pm

I decided to do a quick diagnostic head pull on my '65 MGB. It's turned into a complete engine rebuild with supercharger, flowed head and other go-fast (but period correct) goodies. It's also turned into a gearbox rebuild and overdrive conversion, painting the engine bay, replacing the steel bonnet with a correct aluminum one (and paint it), rebuild brake and clutch systems, rebuild steering rack, remove entire front cross member and paint / rebuild entire front suspension, king pins and steering, partial wiring harness replacement and lots of other stuff I can't remember.

Here are a few photos I've taken along the way...
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Pulling the engine from the 1965 MGB
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Putting an MGB engine in my wife's car and driving it to Riverside while she's out of town.
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MGB engine block machined and ready to build.
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Custom dished MGB pistons
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D-Type Overdrive Transmission
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Painting MGB front suspension with POR15
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Reaming MGB king pins
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Freshly rebuilt MGB front end
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Flowed and ported cylinder head for supercharged MGB engine
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Re: What's Your Latest Project?

Post by Larry Kluss » Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:34 pm

Steve, you've done a lot of nice work on your '65 B. Do you have an ETA on it being back on the road?

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1969 MGC GTS
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Re: What's Your Latest Project?

Post by Steve Simmons » Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:42 pm

Thanks. My best estimate is 3 months from the time I started, which puts it on the road about 2 years ago. :wtf:

The engine is done but I still haven't painted the engine bay and all my project funds are tied up in other areas. So... it may be a while yet unless anyone wants to strip and paint an MGB engine bay for free. :D

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