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The restoration of my 73 MGB has begun. I am first putting together the engine that came, as you can see from the before pictures, all apart. The engine block was bored to .040 over and new pistons are installed. The head was also re-done with new intake valves. My friend Richard rebuild the carburetors for me and he did a great job (carbs look great; Thanks Richard!!!). My friend Jose whom is an airplane mechanic is helping by sandblasting misc. parts for me (Thanks Jose!!!!!) Other new engine parts include: oil pump, cam, timing chain kit, tappets….. The body is also starting to come together. I wish I had the money to do a complete body restoration down to the bare metal but, unfortunately, I don't. I am just doing basic body work for now with the help of my father and, if everything goes as planned, I'll send the car to a body shop for finishing touches and paint. I am planning on painting the car blue with beige interior and top. My friend Gilbert from Gilbert's Auto A/C is helping me with the undercarriage work. We are painting the undercarriage with black undercarriage paint and other parts where painted silver. We also replaced all front and rear suspension bushings. The gas tank was also sent out to get cleaned inside and out; Thank Gilbert!!! I purchased four 15 X 5.5 inch Minilite wheels from Ebay and, with the help of my friend Tim from Discount Tires, I have been testing different size tires. I first tried the 195/60/15 and they fit perfect but I wanted to go a bit wider. I then tried the 205/60/15 but they were coming too close to the fenders at the rear. There was less that an inch of clearance. I last tried the 205/55/15 BFGoodrich and I am finally ready to commit. The clearance is perfect and I am getting the wider tire look I was aiming for (Thanks Tim for your help and patience!!!). The car is finally at the body shop!! The Paint & Body Factory, Inc of Chandler, Arizona is doing the final touches and paint.


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