Thanks to Barney Gaylord the MGA Guru for stopping by the shop today. We helped him out with a spare distributor for his car which has gone 150,000 miles in the last five years of traveling across the United States. Check out his website at https://www.mgaguru.com/
This 1966 MG MGB has less than 100 miles since restoration at another shop, which incidentally is no longer is around. The rod bearings were completely worn out, the timing chain tensioner had never been engaged, and camshaft key was almost completely sheared off. Now machined properly and back together the owner can finally enjoy their family heirloom.
Painted again in it’s original Ivory color this MG TD has been re-assembled and brought back to running condition after many years of sitting. The wheels have been powder coated in the original silver color and proper replica tires from Coker have been fitted.
This 1949 MG TC is an example of MGs first postwar model which was introduced very quickly in 1945. With a little more power and being four inches wider these cars became a hit in America especially among the returning America G.I.s. This beautiful example only needed wiring repair, tube replacement, and fuel pump points to be back on the road after sitting for many years.
It is not the exception that projects that were started sit unfinished after many years for numbers of reasons. Lucky for this MG it will be put back together and see the road again as the owner has properly stored the vehicle and parts inside the shed and away from the elements all of these years.
This Tartan Red MG Midget will not only be the owners first classic car but their first car at all because can you believe he is still in high school! It is great to see the interest in these cars continuing and with modern SpeedHut instruments, Weber carburetor, and fully digital 123ignition distributor this classic looking MG is outfitted with the equipment that will be the future of these classics.
In July of 1951 the MG TD2 pictured in white on the right was introduced which came with many upgrades over the standard TD. Although both of these TD are 1952 models the red car on the left is a “competition” version designated the TD/C Mark II which came factory will all of the competition equipment that MG offered such as dual shocks on each corner and a more powerful high compression engine.
With the metal work finished, including new floors, rear quarters, battery tray, trunk floor and one new front fender this car has come a long way in the last month. After the suspension is done we can start the prep for paint.
We have had the DynoJet for just shy of a year now and by the end of the year it will have seen a fair share of interesting makes and models. The DynoJet is great for much more than just finding out how much power or torque a car makes. You can analyze the fuel to air mixture, ignition condition, finding leaks, engine break-in, and even aero dynamic effects on gearing.
It wouldn’t be until September of 1974 that MGBs started to come with rubber bumpers. This one built in February 1974 has now been restored 41 years to month of when it was originally built. This project took a year for us to complete and the results were well worth it.
Our new Dynojet with Eddy Current Load Absorption Unit to perform loaded tests is up and running. We now have the ability to run the cars in a controlled environment at all speeds and loads to make sure the car is running optimally.