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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - Almost there!
|Today the car almost came to life. I did get to crank it over and watch the oil pressure pop up, I had previously primed it with a drill and shaft. For some reason, there is no spark from the coil, so its either that's bad or the wiring somewhere, I'll try and figure it out next week.|
|Turned out to be some corrosion on the contacts of the new set of points that I installed. Little sand paper and now good continuity. I'm waiting for my jumper cables now, maybe it will start tonight....|
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 ,2, ........
|Shouldn't that count-down be from 8?|
|Tonight was the night, I'd like to announce the birth of a new MGB V8, its a 3.5L, BW T5 tranny, midnight blue and it ran for the first time tonight. Oil pressure popped up to 50 psi, which surprised me. I was going to post a thread entitled "There!!" but I do have to get a new heater valve, as it leaks, as well as seal a bolt in the timing cover/water pump, because coolant drips from it. Looks like I'll drain the cooling system tomorrow and do that. Anyways, I'm excited to have it run. So heres a question, what is the standard break in procedure for one of these engines? RPM limit? Retorque heads?|
|Congratulations to the proud Father. Since it's blue it must be a boy.|
Interesting to hear about the heater valve. Mine did exactly the same, as did the replacement after 4 months. The current one is holding however I suspect the MG item is close to its limit maybe, even though in theory it should be OK. When this one goes I'm going to get a stainless ball valve from a valve a fittings shop and adapt it.
|When I broke in my 302 with a flat tappet cam (like a rover) the recommended procedure was to run the motor at a steady rpm of 1500-2000rpm for approx 20min. I found this impossible due to cooling issues and did two 10min runs which I was told later was fine. the key was steady rpm for initial run in of the cam. IF the motor is new I would also keep it under 3k for the 1st 500-1000miles as well.|
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