Hi guys, my name is Mike Lupynec, my town is Toronto. Over the
decades I have restored an Etype from basket case to 98 points and
more recently a Bugeye from rust to hopefully a 95 (we'll soon
see). I will be picking up a rust free basket case 1960 MGA this
month and am looking forward to jumping into another project. The
A model has been a
I've been lurking only for a couple of days but I can't let James
Porco go and stab himself. here's the way I see it:
1 - Don't tell the wife everything.
2- James, after doing all the really hard stuff ----"I have
already replaced all the floor pans, rocker panels, front and back
fenders (basically the lower 12 inches of the car). I replaced
the entire interior and seats, and new rear springs"------ DO NOT
UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES SELL THE CAR BECAUSE OF A DIAGNOSED
STANDARD PROCEDURE MECHANICAL REPAIR.
3- Find a local mechanic, pull that engine out (an engine hoist is
needed), --- forgive my ignorance if this can be done from
underneath (then a car is hoist is nice to have) --- and it should
all be done in a day. Promise this guy your cigarette money, booze
money or borrow from a friend or better yet trade him some
4- Are there any volunteers from the list?????
5- If all this fails I'll help you if you are in located in
Toronto. OTW send me some email pics and I'll buy the car off you.
60 MGA etc.
----- Original Message -----
From: James Porco <email@example.com>
To: MG List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: April 10, 2000 3:12 PM
Subject: Re: [clutch ] - Thanks and more questions
> Many, many thanks to those who responded to my non-titled
request for help on the clutch hydraulics of my 1971 BGT (OK, so I
am a novice at this list stuff).
> I think David Council hit the nail on the head. I do recall
some squealing before she died last fall, and when the clutch
blows at the slave cylinder, I also get a very high pitch grinding
sound that appears to be the clutch plate spinning but not
> Now for the obvious question. Can I do this in my home garage
(a two-car garage that is shared between my BGT and my wife's
car). She would like me to dump the car, but I feel like a heart
surgeon trying massage life into this old baby. I have already
replaced all the floor pans, rocker panels, front and back fenders
(basically the lower 12 inches of the car). I replaced the
entire interior and seats, and new rear springs. However, I am a
very bad mechanic when it comes to spinning things like the engine
> Do I give up the ghost and sell her for $1,800 or press on?
BTW: I must do this at home, taking in to a mechanic for repairs
is not an option since the wife will say get rid of it. What
tools do I need and how much can I expect to incur in expenses
beyond the $100 for the clutch components (cover, disk and release
bearing). Is this a weekend job, or several months (assuming I
work on it all day Saturday and half of Sunday)?
> Again, many thanks for the excellent help on this list.
> Jim Porco
> 71 BGT (down for the count)