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MGB GT stored since 1994. Had a full rebuild in 1989 including new front wings, new doors and new rear wings. Inner and outer sills.
Comes with a bill of just under 4k.
It came up at the wrong time for the wrong money.
Hopefully just going to strip the suspension and polybush / paint.
The restoration in 1989 included a thick layer of under coating.
Not going to hotrod it just get it useable.


 

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Had a day and a half on it so far, rear axle and springs removed along with the stainless fuel tank of which had 20l of yellow 27 year old petrol.
Removed about a quarter of the underseal.
Rear dampers are off.
Exhaust removed to the down pipe.
Gear box X member and front suspension are all off.
There are a few small patches that need welding but nothing serious.










 

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so was it that lime greeny yellowy colour that's under the underseal originally then?
 

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Just be careful about putting too much power through standard suspension or it gets a bit out of hand :p
It took Perry a while before he was back out after this!

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so was it that lime greeny yellowy colour that's under the underseal originally then?
Not sure, it's blue every where else.
 

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Not sure, it's blue every where else.
That creamy/light yellow colour is the standard colour underneath the car. I've a '72 MGB that started out as Teal Blue and it has this colour on the original bits underneath the underseal. Looks a good project and it doesn't seem to have the three main bugbears of the model: rust; corrosion; ferrous oxide.
 

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That creamy/light yellow colour is the standard colour underneath the car. I've a '72 MGB that started out as Teal Blue and it has this colour on the original bits underneath the underseal. Looks a good project and it doesn't seem to have the three main bugbears of the model: rust; corrosion; ferrous oxide.
maybe it's a common to all undercoat colour?
 

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probably better undoing the cooler pipes at the engine and not disturbing the cooler end if you intend to reuse the cooler.
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probably better undoing the cooler pipes at the engine and not disturbing the cooler end if you intend to reuse the cooler.
neil.
It's leaking so will get a new one. Pipes are ok,
 
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Very fragile those coolers. You always have to grip the fixed nut on the top when doing up the hose union.
Yes, did that,
 

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the nuts just seem to gall the threads when you try to turn them if they've been on a while, it's one of those things.
 

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the nuts just seem to gall the threads when you try to turn them if they've been on a while, it's one of those things.
It was not the nut mucking up the thread, they undone, I put some heat on the nuts to help undo of which must have melted a bit of solder.
 

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that's a bugger mate, have you got a replacement yet. i know rally design sell oil coolers in various sizes that are well priced (read, cheap).
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