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bigaldart
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:30 pm    Post subject: The eight second pass Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYxbwJ5o4c8&feature=youtu.be

The proof is in the pudding!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent - well done. Makes that shabby old MGB look just that eh!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Al
well done very nice run what a great weekend all round.
best regards
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris, that old MGB is far from shabby, the old girl moves pretty well. Mike you are totally correct, a great weekend all round, lots to see and do and a PB to go with it, does it get any better?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey!!
Enough of the MGB bashing already ! Smile

It was a good weekend eh folks... There was also an altered there running a rover V8. It had zoomies but was really quiet at tickover.

I still cant get over how straight the rail ran Alan. Smoooth!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is the strong suit of a dragster, all that wheelbase is there for a reason.

Let nobody knock the MGB to me, impressive through the traps is not the word.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its taken me ages to reply Alan!!

I was hoovering in the bedroom and decided to flick the vac over the key board while it was firing up. Bad Idea!!!

Just been sifting through Henry's guts to find the enter key Smile

Got me some new engine mounts today as well so I can copy them in steel and do away with the rubber.... Wink
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Now looking for 8 seconds with a SBC engine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVscbPHgue0&list=UUqIlXfSAoiZ--GyG4tfRrjw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg3avnsNKrc&index=2&list=FLqIlXfSAoiZ--GyG4tfRrjw
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will that be very heavy gauge steel, just to stop the front end getting light?



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The damage Report.

On the run after that shown, the engine stopped abruptly in the shutdown area. Stripped it down yesterday and the damage is not too bad really. Maybe 6 or so bent valves, two very bent and have a 1/8" gap from the seat. wo bent pushrods, 1 is S shaped. One snapped rocker arm. crank timing sprocket in three pieces and missing a few teeth and bizarrely all the flywheel bolts are loose which was the source of the clunking sound. Pushrods and rocker are stock items, we have loads of spares, valves are stock and again we have new spares. We also have a very nice vernier timing set to fit. Trying to think of a way to stop the flexplate bolts backing out, we use the RR classic adaptor with the counterbored Allen screws, beyond loctite I cant think of a mechanical method to secure it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The allen screws? could be drilled and pinned or the flex plate bolts could be lockwired ?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found one more wounded part, No. 7 Wrist pin is bent! No valve contact on this piston so must have been on power stroke when cam drive broke. Spares in the garage so time to put it back together.

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