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Rooby Phil Crowell

Phil Crowell

Member ID: Rooby
Status: Silver Member Silver Member
Sydney, Australia   AUS
Member Since: 2012-06-21
Home Site: The MG Experience
Last Login: 2017-09-21 15:39
Forum Activity: 2017-09-21 05:24
Forum Posts: 19

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Personal Vehicle Registry

1958 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite BRGreen Phil Crowell

1958 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite
AN502741
"Marty"
1966 MG MGB MkI Red Phil Crowell

1966 MG MGB MkI
GHN393901
"Ruby"


2 Vehicles — Total mileage: 81,250 mi (130,759 km) — Average age: 1962
Previously Owned Vehicles:

Member Journal – Phil Crowell's Journal

There are 14 total entries in this Journal.

Brakes And Hubs

Posted on: Thursday March 16, 2017

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Started work on the rear brakes and hubs, and the front calipers. I was faced with leaking rear hub seals, shoes covered in gear oil and rusted components. The left rear hub nut was only finger tight and not locked by the washer, and a completely broken radius arm. There were no brake shoe retainer springs either, so a shabby job by the previous owner's mechanic. Forgot to take a before photo of rear brake and hub carnage, but here are some before and after shots of the components. I'm waitin...

Success - Engine Started After 16 Years

Posted on: Monday December 26, 2016

After sorting out the fuel system, it was onto the ignition system. New points, condensor, coil and plugs. Ignition on, choke out and pull the starter. There was definitely an attempt to fire, but turned over a couple of times. This went on for a number of attempts, with a few presses on the accelerator - still trying to start but not really catching. Eventually, I left the cockpit and tried operating the throtle linkage manually while pulling the starter cable. Bingo!! A little lumpy at fir...

Fuel Woes

Posted on: Wednesday December 7, 2016

Cover gasket shrinkage

Fuel tank is installed and half filled with fresh fuel. I cranked the engine a number of times after disconnecting the fuel line from the carbs.... nothing, nada, niet! Off with the fuel pump only to discover that it was drier than a lizards belly, and the cork gasket under the cover had shrunk to about half of it's original size, and the pump was sucking air through the gap in the cover. I've ordered a rebuild kit and will be replacing the valves, diaphragm and seals. Interestingly the insi...

A Start On The Bugeye

Posted on: Friday October 21, 2016

Now that Marty is finally in my ownership, I've started the long journey. So far, a good wash to get the dust off has revealed a reasonably solid car. It will need a fair bit of work to get it looking reasonable, but first to get him moving and stopping. I've decided that my approach to this restoration is to get the mechanical bits sorted, then decide later how far I'll go with the body. I have a plan once I know it's a viable car, to start stripping it from the front. Restore the bonnet, pe...


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