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Old 01-10-2013, 12:46 PM   #71
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I know that I tremble every time you roll up with all those thundering horses.....They saw you coming and were afraid you would break the dyno.

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Old 01-10-2013, 01:45 PM   #72
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Har har har.....
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:09 PM   #73
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I'm still working on a video to show you all the car in its current condition. I think there might have been a little confusion about what engine is currently in the car.

Currently, my MGB has the original 1.8 liter engine in it. My plans were to dyno and weigh the car BEFORE the engine and transmission swap to show off the difference in weight and power AFTER the Zetec is installed. Sorry if there was any confusion for members subscribed to this thread. I have a timeline and a budget for this build but it's a slow and steady kind of task. In the meantime, I'll be writing posts about other work I've been doing on the car.

This weekend I tinkered with the car a little by replacing a very worn V-belt, shortening my shifter lever about 1.5 inches, and taking the tacky vinyl stripes off the side. I felt like the shifter was waaaay too high up and the vinyl looked too 70's. Eventually the vinyl would have to come off for when I repaint the car another color.




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Looks way cleaner without the vinyls.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:33 AM   #75
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Finally! I was able to find a Zetec motor for a decent price. So far I've just been taking things off the engine. If anybody here needs some random parts off the engine, let me know via PM. I have no need for anything like the intake manifold, throttle body, fuel rail, fuel injectors, power steering pump, etc. I'll post another update tomorrow showing some more details of the engine. I can't wait to rebuild this thing!

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Old 01-19-2013, 10:07 AM   #76
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One step at a time. Nice to see you finally have the engine lol
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:25 AM   #77
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It took way too long to get an engine. I hope people are still following the build thread! lol

I made a little progress today. Going to paint the engine block tomorrow. I have some nice gloss black enamel to use.


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Old 01-20-2013, 08:09 PM   #78
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didnt know you were looking for a zetec. hell i could have gotten you one and mailed it to you. or even built or just rebuilt it and sent it

if you need a header or something let me know

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Old 01-21-2013, 09:32 PM   #79
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Shoot! Too bad. I really appreciate the offer though! I'll definitely PM you if I need anything else.
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Great idea for a build man, keep it up.
I just hope everything will match up when you get to dropping the engine and everything in.
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