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.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Behalf Of Ray Bradbery
> Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2002 1:21 AM
> To: Mgs@Autox. Team. Net
> 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?
> Ray Bradbery
> Sydney, Australia
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