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Subject: Attempting to start the engine...
From: "Larry Hoy" <>
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 10:36:25 -0700
Ray, that sounds like a real 'find'.  Congratulations.

Starting that engine shouldn't be a big job.  Eighteen months is better
than 18 years....

>What steps should I take before attempting to start the engine?

Below are a couple of URLs you'll find helpful.  The first is Barney
Gaylord's tech pages.  The second is information specifically about
starting a 'dormant' engine.

Good luck and have fun.

Larry Hoy

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On 
> Behalf Of Ray Bradbery
> Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2002 1:21 AM
> To: Mgs@Autox. Team. Net
> Subject:
> Hi all, hope someone here can help me. I have just acquired a 1927 MG 
> 14/40. The car is in in original condition, but is in very good 
> condition for  a car 75 years old. Previous owner didn't believe in 
> restoring cars. It was driven regularly up until 18 months ago when it

> was stored in a barn. Oil looks fine but I intend to drain and change 
> oil as a precaution. Will also change points and plugs and all rubber 
> such as radiator hoses which have cracked. However the engine turns
> freely using the crank handle. What steps should I take 
> before attempting to start the engine? Is anyone aware of any 
> resources which are good source of information on these pre-war cars?
> Regards
> Ray Bradbery
> Sydney, Australia

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