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Re: Engine Back/Dan Hughes

To: Jeremy DuBois <>
Subject: Re: Engine Back/Dan Hughes
From: Wayne Kube <>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 18:45:18 -0600
>>  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                    

Jeremy -
        John Twist at University Motors published a compilation of his tech 
 There is a section on preparing the MGA/MGB block for rebuild - what
threads each bolt hole has for cleaning out with a tap - how to properly
clean the oil passages, etc.  There is also a section on the reassembly of
the engine - step by step - proper torque settings, etc.  The complete book
is about 150 pages - lots of MG info.  I think it was about $20.00.  You
can e-mail him at  Or, contact him at:
        University Motors
        6490 East Fulton St.
        Ada, Michigan  49301
        616.682.0800 (days)
        616.682.0801 (fax)

I have no financial interest, etc., but I like the book.
Wayne Kube
Plano, TX

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