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Re: Magnette Mutilation

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Subject: Re: Magnette Mutilation
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 20:40:44 -0800
Well, are you going to finish this one and drive it? (we know you have 
lots of projects...)
; )

Hey, you asked...

I assume the cutting mostly takes place in the transmission tunnel area, 
where it will eventually be covered by carpet, no?

Anyway, if that's what it takes for you to get it on the road, go for it.

Dodd, Kelvin had this to say:

>Ok list members.
>       I am looking for votes.
>       Should I mutilate a perfectly nice 1958 MG Magnette to install an
>1800cc engine and late model overdrive transmission.
>       Your views count.  The cutting torch is at the ready.
>       I want to be able to drive this car on the highway for long (300
>mile) distances.
>       Speaking of cutting torches, I found a neat way of removing very
>badly frozen brake drums a couple of nights ago.  I had an early MGB rear
>axle assembly that had been sitting outside for years.  One drum came off
>with no problem as the brake lining had seperated.  The other was rusted
>solidly to the brake lining.  I removed the two nuts holding the adjuster
>and the circlip locating the wheel cylinder.  Then I cut off the heads of
>the two retaining pins.  Unfortunately I also had to cut the handbrake arm,
>so this is a last resort only.  Once these items were cut, the brake drum
>with attached shoes, springs, adjuster and cylinder came right off.
>Destroying the e-brake arm was a minor cost compared to amount of time I had
>spent trying to get the drum to budge.  


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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