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Re: Engine Back/Dan Hughes

Subject: Re: Engine Back/Dan Hughes
From: Paul Parkanzky <>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 15:48:42 -0500
At 12:08 PM 12/11/96 -0500, you wrote:
>  Just got the final call from my machinist today, and my engine is coming
>back to me tomorrow.  Geez, it's about time.  It was in the shop for over
>three months, longer than the body was gone this summer.  I'm starting to
>see one of the reasons restorations take so long.
>  Anyway, now that all the peices are coming back to me, do any of you who
>are in the know about putting these engines back together have any good
>advice?  Anything I should watch out for other than the standard stuff (Make
>sure its all clean, double check all the measurements, etc).  Any hidden
>gotcha's specifically with rebuilding an MGB engine?  Or anything that
>really needs to be beating into my head in general about putting the engine
>back together?
>                         Thanks in advance,
>Jeremy DuBois                    
>Manager, Info Systems            
>Thermalogic Corporation                    '60 TR3A, '74 MGB, '76 Spit
        Not much to offer, just wanted to make sure you got some advice in
light of the AOHell thing.  All I've got to say is to make sure that it's
all in there.  It sucks to have to tear it all down after you look to see
there's a shim you missed (can you tell I'm bitter).  I guess this qualifies
as my Dan Hughes Day story too, doesn't it?  Good luck and have a ball.  I
remember how much fun we had on the B before it was stolen.

Paul Parkanzky    
Ohio Northern University

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