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  1. #11
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    Well at last the engine is finally in was starting to think this day would never come....

    IMG_20180401_165107~2 by John Quincey, on Flickr
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    Well unfortunately weather didnt play ball this weekend but got a fair bit done on Saturday so fingers crossed should be at POL. Anyway while the weather was bad today i got the loom made that will link the engine to the engine bay fuse box and into the car. Just need to test fit it to make sure everything is the right length and i havent missed anything before covering it with flame and fluid resistant heat shrink....

    2018-04-08_09-57-23 by John Quincey, on Flickr

    Just a quick one to keep thread going. Unfortunately due to work and kids party's at weekends still running behind but not far off now just the final bits of wiring, coolant pluming and exhaust to sort and should be there i think.

    Another few of wiring, hoping to have it finished this week still waiting on the Deutsch crimpers to come so can get the multi plugs on....

    IMG_20180420_001624~2 by John Quincey, on Flickr
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    Few of the car finally got the bumper top coated and the panels back on....

    IMG_20180422_202929~2 by John Quincey, on Flickr
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    IMG_20180422_203537~3 by John Quincey, on FlickrIMG_20180422_203549~2 by John Quincey, on Flickr

    Ive also booked the car in my local car show "the haynes 100" (idea is to have a car from each year covering 100 years) in June to cover 1993

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    Well started what i thought was going to be a easy job today. Thought i would get the Coupe bonnet flatted and grill holes sorted ready to get painted next week so flatted the top coat down....

    2018-05-06_09-39-38 by John Quincey, on Flickr

    But once i took off the top coats found a few touch up and poor repairs.....

    2018-05-06_09-39-55 by John Quincey, on Flickr

    So had to take those spots back to bear metal and add a skim of filler....

    2018-05-06_09-41-22 by John Quincey, on Flickr
    2018-05-06_09-41-46 by John Quincey, on Flickr

    Then flatted again followed by a coat of high build primer...

    2018-05-06_09-42-06 by John Quincey, on Flickr

    Then the joys of a wet flat of first 1200 followed by another wet flat of 2000 to get it nice and smooth.....

    2018-05-06_09-42-29 by John Quincey, on Flickr

    So after best part of the day its really for the body shop but bearing in mind its only getting used on track and will most likely be stoned chipped first time probably been a waste of time.

    Bit more done today just getting wiring finished hoping to get the ignition on tomorrow at last....

    First off adding the Solder sleeve's onto the shielded cables to allow any noise to travel to earth for the Lambda and crank sensor signals. I dont run a cam sensor on mine engine so only 2 needed....

    IMG_20180510_205342 by John Quincey, on Flickr

    Few of the plugs and terminals using gold plated terminals for all sensor signals and standard for power and grounds....

    IMG_20180509_211736 by John Quincey, on Flickr

    Adding in the splices for common power and grounds and covered with Motorsport Raychem spec ES2 end caps.....

    IMG_20180509_211716 by John Quincey, on Flickr

    For the join between the engine bay and inside ive used Motorsport spec Deutsch DT Series plugs so should the engine need to come out i just need to disconnect the plugs and all wiring from the engine and engine bay fuse box etc will come all together nice and easy with the engine with all sensor signals on 1 plug, powers and ground on the other 24 pins in total. The plugs are mated male to female, female to mate so i cant mis-match them and blow the ecu.....

    IMG_20180510_183717~2 by John Quincey, on Flickr

    And finally i stripped, cleaned, rebuilt and sprayed the Alternator as everything else has been done....


    IMG_20180509_211924 by John Quincey, on Flickr

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  6. #14
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    Looking nice its a good thing you already got most of the stuff.

    Hoping to get my mg back on the road after i've done the HG.

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    Thanks mate all tho I dont know if it's a blessing or a curse sometimes

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    Not much british left mate, even with my mg and its problems i'm still keeping it as i'm proud of it i bet its the same thing for you as your putting work into it and its the hard work your putting into it that your going to be proud of when its finished.

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    Little update, ive changed the Lotus Cam Cover to a Rover unit and was a bit bored today so made a little YouTube video. I also wired in the ABS warning light in as a shift light which comes on at 6500 rpm on the "road map" and 7300 rpm on "track map"....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUwU8xsgfbk

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    Got the Black series bushes into the gearbox mount and engine support bar today, made a world of difference the engine doesn't look like its trying to make a bid for freedom now....

    2018-05-30_09-08-05 by John Quincey, on Flickr
    2018-05-30_09-08-19 by John Quincey, on Flickr

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    Lol i was going to say about the engine looking like it was trying to escape. looking nice for sure.

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    Yeah trouble is it idles so bad anyway

 

 

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