Building the motor:
- .10 over bore
- New rocker shaft & they assembled it
- Valve job & they assembled
- Deck the block
- Hot tank
- Verified the crank
- Assembled new piston to rods. requires a press
- pistons, wrist pins, rings
- oil pump
- double timing chain & gears & tensioner
- hardend tappets from APT
- water pump
- head studs (head studs apparently stretch,,, and will stay stretched after a period of time)
I have the block mostly together, but I didn't order all the parts.. i.e. locktabs and shims.
Been watching the MG is Born video's
Things that I've learned:
- Fuel Pump to tank. You can use hose's v's hard lines.
- Don't blast your seats, you will get grit in the recliner joint.
- Brass Engine Plug in the intake manifold
- Unique rear springs.
- How straight forward to replace rear shocks with telescopic shocks
- Good way to remove the axle shafts without a BFH
- Don't need to install engine & tranny as one piece
- Heater requires good packing to work ok.
- I knew this... but the coil springs outside the car are not under that much compression.
- When you install your glass in your doors, install the glass first, then the regulator, then connect the two,,, then mount your regulator. I sort of knew this because I just installed the glass & regulator in my door and it took forever.
- I would of loved to put pull handle's on my doors. But all the info I found said it was just about impossible. Well wrong:
I guess it's pretty straight forward.