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Re: rebuild or part out?

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Subject: Re: rebuild or part out?
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 09:22:10 -0800
Starter isn't affected. Fuel pump needs to be switched.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 3/15/06 4:37 AM, Gosling, Richard at wrote:

> Pete,
> First instinct is this isn't worth saving (financially).  I bought a BGT
> that needed a LOT less work than this (1 new sill, 1 replacement front
> wing off eBay, minor mechanical and electrical repairs, brake rebuild to
> be on the safe side) for a give-away price, and I'll still be lucky if
> it cost me less than I could buy one for in the same condition.
> Although I did have to pay someone else to do the welding (and paint the
> wing), which was a large chunk of my total cost.
> If you enjoy bodywork and welding, it may be worth it.  If you want a
> car to drive, I'd strongly advise parting it out and buying something
> else.
> On one point - the +ve ground.  Makes no difference to the engine what
> the ground is, as long as the dynamo/alternator is producing the right
> sort of voltage for the car.  Does anyone know if the starter motor will
> still spin in the correct direction, or if it will need to be swapped?
> I guess you could pull the starter and connect it to a battery each way
> around - if it spins the same way, it doesn't care!
> Richard & Sammy (got new jets & needles last night, should run better
> once I get a chance to tune them!)

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