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RE: Time estimates to complete various MGB tasks

To: "Steve Shoyer" <>, <>
Subject: RE: Time estimates to complete various MGB tasks
From: "Dodd, Kelvin" <>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 11:42:17 -0800
- Replace rear springs
- Replace rear brake shoes
- Replace handbrake cable

One long weekend, with not too many beer breaks

- Replace cam

This can become a whole can of worms.  I would not want to give an
installation time, as there may be other issues going on.  

- Replace carpets
- Replace seat foams and covers

Figure two weekends and the evenings between them.  The seat foams and
covers need to be installed on week nights, in the house if possible
where it is warm.  

First weekend pull the seats and old carpets out.  Clean the floors,
strip the seat covers and foams.  
During the week install the new foams, diaphragms and covers in a warm

Second weekend.  Lay the carpets and install the seats.  Have a beer.  

Good luck


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Steve Shoyer
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 10:52 AM
Subject: Time estimates to complete various MGB tasks

Can anyone give me an idea of how long it usually takes to do the
following tasks (1980 MGB, assume typical amounts of rust), by someone
who has never done them before:

I've got a bunch of parts waiting to go on, and a number of tasks that I
should do but have been holding off on buying parts until I clear out
the ones I've got, so I'm hoping to set up a schedule to get things
going.  Thanks!

--Steve (1980 MGB)

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