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post #21 of 607 (permalink) Old 03-11-2010, 08:10 Thread Starter
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I really like the look of that. Is it going to have glass or plastic windows?
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The side and rear windows in the hard top are going to be plastic, but the windscreen is staying as glass. Should keep the weight down even more!
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Hey Adam,

Steve C opened up a new section called show us your Projects

http://forums.mg-rover.org/forumdisplay.php?f=98

I followed the BRM and currently the MGB one as you said In `others ` its not getting the notice it deserves how about requesting it moved into the new section.

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Thread moved at the thread starters request.
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Looks a good project!
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post #25 of 607 (permalink) Old 03-11-2010, 12:05 Thread Starter
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Hey Adam,

Steve C opened up a new section called show us your Projects

http://forums.mg-rover.org/forumdisplay.php?f=98

I followed the BRM and currently the MGB one as you said In `others ` its not getting the notice it deserves how about requesting it moved into the new section.

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Cheers John, Phil kindly moved it for me.

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Thank you for moving the thread Phil, much appreciated

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Looks a good project!
It's certainly a bit different. I'll be learning some new bodywork skills shortly as well when fitting the arches!
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this project sounds so awesome.

I'd love a K series'd B (or midget perhaps) but have neither the time money or skills to do it (yet )

good luck with it dude, keep us posted
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post #27 of 607 (permalink) Old 03-11-2010, 14:42 Thread Starter
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Thanks Mr Dub!

It was a toss-up between the V8 and the K, but the way Ollie Neaves K-series MGB went round Brands sealed the deal for us
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yeah good project brm ski, i loved your last one so will be looking into this alot too
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looks like an awesome project cant wait to see it when you have finished man
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post #30 of 607 (permalink) Old 03-11-2010, 21:16 Thread Starter
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yeah good project brm ski, i loved your last one so will be looking into this alot too
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looks like an awesome project cant wait to see it when you have finished man
Thank you both. It'll be a while before it's finished as there's a lot to do, but I'll keep everyone updated as much as I can
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Good work Adam.

If your BRM thread was anything to go by, this thread should prove to be a vloody good read.
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Thank you Mr Repairer!

First real set-back today unfortunately We already knew that the rear Sebring arches were naff (about 2 inches too short) so would require some cutting about, but it turns out the front arches are completely useless as well! They're slightly too short and when lined up against the bonnet, the front and rear top edge of the arch fit fine, however the middle top edge curves away from the bonnet giving a nice 1" to 2" gap.

So as they were a complete waste of money the hunt begins for some new wide arches! I've found some mk1 Escort steel arches, but at £400 inc postage they're a bit rich. Fibreglass ones can be had for around £80 though, so that's an option. Really we'd like steel, so may even consider fabricating our own....
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....so may even consider fabricating our own....
I was just thinking to myself, that with all the bits you did yourself on the BRM, surely it wouldn't take too much to knock up your own set?

Looks like a fun project, anyway. Keep the updates coming!
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I was wondering how you would get on with the Sebring kit, its widely known on the B forums that they dont fit at all... I was hoping you had found a solution as I will be going wide arch for my V8 MG B project too... Damn.
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post #35 of 607 (permalink) Old 06-11-2010, 17:00 Thread Starter
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I was wondering how you would get on with the Sebring kit, its widely known on the B forums that they dont fit at all... I was hoping you had found a solution as I will be going wide arch for my V8 MG B project too... Damn.
It's utterly shocking, my honest advice don't waste your money on it!!

Here are the poor panel gaps on the wings...



They are also shaped badly and leave a huge gap 'behind' the wheel...



So not best impressed with them at all, complete waste of money there

On a happier note, 'mock' engine built up to the gearbox...



And slotted into the car...







And the rear wing section pretty much finished (obviously needs rubbing down and painting, etc), but the wing is now adjustable as well, very happy with how this turned out...



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That is pretty shocking, althought the panel gaps are still better than the 75/ZT ones
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Well they're destined for the scrapheap now, but new plans are afoot
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Mini update, no pics...

We've made a new centre console pod for the various gauges and switches that we need. Also a plethora of bits ordered now as well; gauges, wheels and special cams so that's about everything to commence the engine build! Just need to rip the donor block out of the donor car first.

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can't wait to see some pics of your progress mate
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Really interesting project! Have you considered fitting a panhard rod to the rear to help with axle location?
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