Member Page: charles durning
Member ID: geezerStatus: Silver Member
Magee, MS, USA
Member Since: 2010-10-07
Home Site: The MG Experience
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Last Login: 2018-03-17 15:41
Forum Activity: 2017-09-05 12:20
Forum Posts: 3
Just and old guy living the dream.
Personal Vehicle Registry
1958 MG Magnette ZB
"Chick Magnette (sold)"
1967 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon (2-door)
1974 MG MGB GT
Member Journal – Charles Durning's Journal
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Posted on: Tuesday March 13, 2018
The other day I discovered a water leak in the iron elbow (#38) in the lower rad hose on the CBB GT. It was leaking at the threaded nipple (#40) for the heater hose. When I removed the hose nipple I discovered that the paper/fiber gasket (#41) had perished. To give that connection a more permanent fix I used a bonded washer instead of the fiber gasket. A bonded washer is a metal washer with an o-ring bonded into the inside diameter. Problem solved. A bonded washer can be obtained from McM...
Posted on: Thursday September 28, 2017
I know this has been beat to death. Are rear disc brakes absolutely necessary, maybe not. Are rear disc brakes a good thing, YES for many reasons that I will not go into here. What I will say is the conversion has potential for being easy and inexpensive. Will I die? My other brake conversions haven't killed me yet, I doubt this one will end my life. The mount bracket is simple and easy to make with simple tools. I decided to have mine laser cut. They should be back from the machine sh...
Posted on: Tuesday January 30, 2018
I have finished mocking up the brackets for installing the 240SX calipers. The caliper is from a 1998 240SX with a 38mm piston. This conversion gives a 67-33 bias. It seemed to be well balanced for the GT though it may have too much rear balance for a roadster. I may find someone who wants to experiment and try the conversion on a roadster. I do like the hydraulic and park brake cable routing better with this caliper. I did take it out for a spirited test drive. The streets were still ...
Posted on: Sunday November 26, 2017
The A Series engines do not have a timing chain tensioner. As a result, as the chain wears it can rub against the sides of the front cover. That rubbing can make quite a racket and even wear a hole in the cover. The A+ Series engines do have a tensioner that can be easily retrofitted to the A Series. All it takes is a new cover, 3 new tensioner pieces and drilling and tapping a new hole in the front engine plate. The best part is the A+ timing marks are on top of the cover so ignition tim...
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