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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:26 pm

Mark's new to him '95 Mustang.  Some may recognize the edition.  Picked up this weekend in Georgia and photographed on a street with a strange name.





And my labor on this labor day weekend.  Got the MG's piston back in cylinder honed, and painted.  









The Mustang belonged Mark's wife's uncle who passed away years ago.  He was a serious Mustang collector.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:43 pm

1500 MG engine looks good Bob, or should I say Triumph... Wink I have never messed with a Midget past 1974 so I have idea of the eccentricity of the late model block.

My Dad is building a high end MGB engine for my MGA. I wanted more go juice, while I toyed with the idea of a 90 degree Ford V8. I finally decided on an MGB block.

I probably mentioned before, but I attached a Datsun B210 tranny to a 1275cc on my 1974 model and it was a dream to drive.
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Post  fredvon4 on Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:39 pm

Since I owned my first car 65 Falcon Ranchero and then briefly a used 67 Mustang GT 350 Shelby fast back that is the one and only body style I love

I am sure the Boss is a cool car but one the street passing me I would not even notice...looks too much like a Probe to me....

The many many engines I refurbished or hot rodded over they years all got good cleaning and fresh paint...I used to sit for hours just looking at all the Factory New (looking) parts I need to get fit and runnng

That MG engine looks really good Bob... but then every thing you do is better than most of my pretty good efforts...I love seeing your projects
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Post  rsv1cox on Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:46 pm

My son still gets upset when he recalls that I evicted his MGA from the garage because I needed the room.  It ran quite well and despite it's looks was a solid example.  They can be made into perhaps the most beautiful car that MG ever produced.  

Added a few parts on the Midget engine this morning.









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Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:39 pm

Looking good Bob.
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Post  rsv1cox on Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:38 am

Cribbs74 wrote:Looking good Bob.

Up to here now Ron.  





Transmission goes on sometime this week and hopefully the engine in the car this coming weekend.  

Pity is .... it wasn't really necessary.  I rebuilt it due to low compression in #3 cylinder.  58 psi against 145 in the other three.  Got it put back together and ran another compression check and got the same 58 psi reading. Sad Checked the valves and the exhaust valve wasn't closing all the way, corrected that and now 145 across the board.  Confession is good for the soul. Smile  Really though, I was going to tear it down any way so I didn't care about how the valves were set.

A little cleaner than what I started with:

 

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