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Old 02-20-2013, 09:36 PM   #91
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could have sworn i saw the mgb driving around on red bug yesterday or the day before, looked just like it, that blue is hard to miss xD
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:26 PM   #92
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if you need any cam buckets for setting the lash on those cams let me know. got a bunch of spares

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Old 02-21-2013, 05:59 AM   #93
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could have sworn i saw the mgb driving around on red bug yesterday or the day before, looked just like it, that blue is hard to miss xD
Despite how awesome the weather has been lately, I haven't taken my MGB out in a few days. That's pretty cool though. I feel like I've only seen a couple other MGB's driving around town.

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if you need any cam buckets for setting the lash on those cams let me know. got a bunch of spares
Hey Tim. That'd be great! I'll PM you when we get around to it.
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I've definitely gained 30+ hp with the recent mods to my valve cover.



Don't worry, it's a spare from the junkyard.
On a more serious note, I have a ton of parts on the way to help complete my engine build. I can't wait to really get this thing put together! Expect a pretty hefty update sometime on Wednesday.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:51 AM   #95
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Funny..... Good help is hard to find.....

While he was messing around with the valve cover, I was tediously measuring tappets with my micrometers.

Couple of findings: I noticed that there are no markings of any sort on these buckets or the ones on the stock head and all the tappets are within .001 - .002" of each other. There isn't any great variation from one to the next and most speced out the same.

Second, after all that measuring, I don't think I want to used the ones that came with the ported head. I'm not a fan of using used lifters or buckets on any engine and there are some circular scratches that came from lobe contact. Looks like either the oil had something in it at one time or the cam wasn't well lubed, so out they go.


Also, we tested the EDIS/Megajolt setup. Worked great on the bench with a trigger wheel on a drill. Lots of big sparks from the coil pack! I've already developed a couple of ignition maps to start with. Go to http://www.autosportlabs.net/Main_Page to see more on Megajolt.

Like he said, lots of parts coming in, so we can finally button this thing up and finish putting the transmission on. Then we can pull the MGB engine, set this one in, and start making mounts.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:53 AM   #96
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Funny..... Good help is hard to find.....

While he was messing around with the valve cover, I was tediously measuring tappets with my micrometers.
Pretty sure this happened AFTER you went inside the house to kick back in your cozy recliner...


Parts on order:
Pulleys
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I'm dropping some parts off today at the powder coat place to get cleaned up. Can't wait to get this engine built!
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sweet build! been reading through this from the start. Although I don't know much about these cars, my uncle is a big fan. He has the third floor of my families appliance business warehouse filled with junked/ partial cars like this, not sure if they're the same model though. he has a couple running ones and tons of partials and even a burned one lol.

Good luck cat wait to see this finished!
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redSVT_03, that sounds pretty awesome. I bet your uncle has a lot of cool cars to work on and drive. I wish I could have that much space for our projects.

As far as progress on my build, I've been so busy that I haven't updated. All the parts that I ordered were delivered. I took some photos of the stuff before I started tinkering. Here's a shot of the Mac shorty header that I'm going to use. I looks like it'll flow better than the stock manifold.




I'll be using an Exedy OEM clutch kit for a 1992 Mustang 2.3L.


I also bought a cheap, new Bosch starter for a 1992 Mustang 2.3L.


We installed the head using ARP head studs and mocked up the engine using a random alternator and the exhaust manifold. You can also see I've installed my new pulleys and have my timing belt ready to go. It's nice to see this engine coming together.


Today on lunch break, I sand blasted my bell housing and the windage tray so I'll be painting those at home tonight. I should be able to make a bunch of progress and have more photos soon.
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Awesome build. Im considering a Zetec or Duratec in my MGB. Havent decided what build to go with yet. I'm getting a lot of great info from this. Keep it up and good luck.

Not sure the collector of that exhaust will "flow better." That abrupt change in the collector plate from 4 to 1 creates a significant pressure drop.

[QUOTE=79mgb;4619505]redSVT_03, that sounds pretty awesome. I bet your uncle has a lot of cool cars to work on and drive. I wish I could have that much space for our projects.

As far as progress on my build, I've been so busy that I haven't updated. All the parts that I ordered were delivered. I took some photos of the stuff before I started tinkering. Here's a shot of the Mac shorty header that I'm going to use. I looks like it'll flow better than the stock manifold.

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