In a message dated 11/08/2006 3:50:18 PM Pacific Standard Time,
I just noticed you posted on GRM that you got
the engine running over the weekend. Way cool!
And really fortunate if you think about it. No carbs to jiggle, no
distributor to waggle back and forth, nothing to do but stand there with your
open if a modern injected engine fails to light up, not quite knowing where
Just so you don't think everything went perfectly, it did assert its
inherent Britishness - the bloody fuel tank started leaking after I had boiled
out and all. New one on order (you MGB guys get all the cheap prices, compared
to us poor MGA types!)
But the non-British part failed to spray fuel out of the injection hoses at
40 PSI, and failed to leak oil all over, so I guess it balances out.
Exhaust note was more mellow than I had feared considering the rather short
muffler I could fit in, too!