[Mgs] My O/D arrived!

Max Heim mvheim at sonic.net
Tue Nov 26 12:25:25 MST 2019

Sounds pretty much what I did. 

Add the transmission mounts — they are usually worse than the motor mounts.

I also cleaned up and rattle-canned the motor.

Max Heim
'66 MGB

> On Nov 26, 2019, at 11:10 AM, Andrew Lundgren via Mgs <mgs at autox.team.net> wrote:
> I purchased an O/D from a fellow in NY.  It arrived via freight yesterday and is now in my garage.
> I've owned a '70 B since '96. I got a parts car several years later and took the O/D from that and put in my '70. I have always been happy to have it.
> I purchased another B ('78) about 5-6 years ago for my then teens to drive. (How did I end up with another white MGB???) This one did not have an O/D, as they rarely do. When a blue tag turned up at a reasonable price I bought it.
> The guy I bought it from was going to put it in an MGA. He got it from a friend who.... yeah... It does not have the shifter lever at all, so I don't know if it is '77 or later or not.
> I'm planning on putting the O/D switch on the dash in the '78 auxiliary switch location using a standard '78 switch.
> So now I will be pulling the engine on the '78. 
> It's been a while since I've had an engine out. 
> While the engine is out I am planning on doing:
> -clutch and throwout bearing (on sale a few weeks ago on moss)
> -speedo cable
> -rear main seal
> -motor mounts 
> -water pump
> I am considering the timing chain with a duplex, camshaft, pushrods and lifters.
> I will also clean up the engine bay while it is out. (the good thing about a white engine bay is you can get away with rattle can paint pretty easily in there, the bad part is it is white...)
> Anything else I should do/consider while the engine is out?
> Thanks!!!
> --
> Andrew
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