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  • #244742
    pmossberg
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    @pmossberg

    Page 3-8 of the Chevette based Gazelle assemply manual (page 28 of the pdf) slso shows a three-way connector block.

     

     

    PMOSSBERG2012-03-06 11:56:01

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #244743
    ray10
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    @ray10

    ok got some pictures for you

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    #244744
    Anonymous
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    Paul and Ray

     

       Blessings on both of you.

     

         Paul –Have never seen the Gazelle assemply manual before and it sure will be a VALUABLE resource. 

     

       Ray your pictures are EXACTLY what I needed.  Now I can get the brakes going.  Scott

     

                       Yahoo!  Thank you, thank you thank you.
    #244745
    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Scott,

     

    Don’t forget the assembly manuals stored here at tdreplica.com. we haev the following:

     

    FiberFab Ford Pinto Based Kits

     

    FiberFab VW Based MiGi II

    Assembly Manual

    Revision E- Wiring Harness Assembly Diagrams

    Revision- Chrone Grill Installation

    Revision- Chrome Radiator Cap

    No-Weld Pedal Cluster Assembly

    Revised Bolt List dated 4-10-80

    MiGi II Owners Guide

     

    Classic Motor Carriage (CMC) (as sold under the FiberFab name)

    VW BASED KITS

    CHEVY CHEVETTE KITS

     

    Classic Roadsters, Ltd. ??? VW Based Kits

    Part 1 – VW Acquisition, Disassembly and Chassis Preparation, Tool List and Materials to be Purchased (pages 1 to 22)

    Part 2 – Body Assembly (pages 23 to 46)

    Part 3 – Dash and Electrical (pages 46 to 55)

    Part 4 – Body and Interior (pages 57 to 81)

    Part 5 – Final Check List and Test Drive (pages 82 to 88)

    Part 6 – Templates (pages 89 to 95)

    Part 7 – Wiring Schematics – These are included in Part 3, so if you downloaded that section, you do not need to download this again.

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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    #244746
    Anonymous
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    Double YAHOO! I just went out and found I had the exact  brand new rubber flex line pictured in Rays pics 3 & 4 above. (To the left of the open differential.) The line has the three way connection built into the end. I have been wasting my time looking for a seperate connection block and hose.  

    For those who feel less experienced. I have never run brake lines, seen an assembled Chevette brake system (or an assembled BCW MG) and a lot of other things of late. The HELPFUL folks on this forum have enabled me to go one step beyond, pushing the envelope of my experiences. So go for it people! Again, thanks all for the help!

    #244747
    ray10
    Participant

    @ray10

    If you need more pic’s just ask, glad you had the part . flaring the brake lines are not to hard to do,Just need to practice a little. Also harbor freight  has a flaring tool and bender set price is not bad and works pretty decent. 

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    #244748
    pmossberg
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    @pmossberg

    I would have done the same thing, and assumed the connection block was a separate part!

     

    Glad this is working out!

     

    So where was this forum in 1982 when I was building my Duchess?

    Oh. Right. Al Gore hadn’t invented the internet yet! Geek

    PMOSSBERG2012-03-06 16:27:16

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #244749
    ray10
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    @ray10

    Paul I think If you had the internet back then , I don’t think you would have gotten yours built .You would have been to busy helping every one else out.Cool

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    #244750
    Anonymous
    Inactive

     

    The Internet has been very good to me in many ways. Thanks Mr. Gore! This Forum is a leading one. Who would of guessed there was a special interest group of people owning MG kit cars?

    You tube tutorials is another. You can learn about almost anything. Ordering stuff is another. No trips to the store to find out its not made, not in stock, or cost to much. All from the comfort of home.

     

         No pictures today. Decided to go with the third coat of paint, so sanding was in order. Sanded everything with 320 grit wet or dry. If I was a better painter I could of gotten away with two coats. I tend to get impatient with painting. Some of the parts were ok after two coats and some weren’t so why not do them all again? What else am I going to do with the left over paint? Supposed to be good weather Thursday and Friday for painting. Interlux says humidity causes a permanent cloudy ness in the gloss of the paint. Thinking if I get the brake and fuel lines run I can start assembling the fiberglass soon. Got car parts everywhere. Will be nice to assemble them into one running “pile”.
    #244751
    Anonymous
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    Promised painting weather arrived today. Found a great web site on roll and tip painting a car.

    Rollering Interlux Brightside Polyurethane Paint – Car Painting That led me to a great discovery. Instead of using a brush to “tip” the paint after rolling, use a dry foam roller. Wish I had discovered this earlier. Probably would of got the job done with two coats. O well, better late than never.

    Will know for sure tomorrow when the paint is dry, but I think this coat went on considerably smoother than the first two. Part of that would be experience. I only pour out enough paint in the tray to last a short while. Paint left in the tray to long tends to evaporate and thicken. Also with experience you learn how much you can work the paint for proper coverage. Comes with experience. Mistakes are fairly easy to wet sand out.

    Next step is the final sanding. While waiting for the paint to harden enough for that its back to the brake and fuel lines
    #244752
    ray10
    Participant

    @ray10

    You might want to wait on the finnal sanding, Interlux say’s it doesn’t need to be sanded,

    you might want to read this first,

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    #244753
    Anonymous
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      Ray

       Thanks for the imput.  They actulally say NOT to sand.  I have a couple of days, probably more of other things to do and will check into this further.  Thanks for the heads up!
    #244754
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    Help! Brake hard line tubing SIZE.

    Went to a couple auto supply places and no one know what size hard line a Chevette takes. Mine are totally missing. The choice is 3/16″ or 1/4″ tubing. Tried finding it on line to no avail. Got my rubber hoses so I can figure fitting sizes, just need tubing size. Thanks in advance.

    Got a week of rain forecast. Good weather to run brake lines.
    #244755
    1oldbuzz
    Participant

    @1oldbuzz

    I used 3/16 to plumb all mine from front to back.Just watch out for metric thread on fittings and wheel cylinders.Although middle 80’s shouldn’t be an issue,just a heads up.

    #244756
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    My last order with Auto Zone took 3 or 4 days for something that was supposed to be next day.

    So this time Eastwood got the order for the brake components. Waited a week and package came on time. Unfortunately they packed the 16 threaded brake fittings in zip lock bag and when it reached me I go 13 out of the 16 fittings shipped. They are closed now so tomorrow will see how good their customer service is.

    Meanwhile I have been reorganing my shop and my friend Mark is attending

    LAZZE Metal Shaping Classes and Videos which is somewhat local. AMAZING what Lazze teaches. He has free videos on the web site that are very informative. A real fabricator for sure! If they can do that with metal, what can we do with Fiberglass?  Most anything!
    #244757
    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Swedes–can’t trust ’em!

    #244758
    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Hey, watch it there Ed! 😐

    I’ll have hundreds of my Mossberg relatives from Sweden over here within hours hunting you down! 👿

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #244759
    mglondonroadste
    Participant

    @mglondonroadste

    My grandmothers maiden name was Peterson or sen, reportedly out of Sweden.  I’ve always wanted to visit there.  Came as close as Denmark once.

    #244760
    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    I wouldn’t say it if I didn’t know!:-) We Ericsons cannot be intimidated, Paul.

    Seriously though, that’s quite a shop the guy has, and quite a set of skills and, well, quite an accent. I completely want to take his course, change my career, build myself an all-aluminum XK 120C and close the circle (my dad was a body & fender guy). Then I realize: to get good enough to be any good at all would require serious time (Gladwell’s 10,000 hours is probably a low estimate for someone in his 40s).

    Even as I’ve gotten older and more realistic about life’s choices, I’m still immature enough to think “I gotta do that.” I’ve not yet learned how to resolve the tension inherent in running up against the final limit.

    Midlife crisis, anyone?

    #244761
    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    MGL…R…

     

    Usually “…son” is Swedish and “…sen” is Norwegian.

    It’s not always the case, but it is the norm.

     

    I think a bunch of us would be tempted to join you in school Ed!

     

    I love this quote from Lazze’s bio page, “…as soon as I got my drivers license I bought a 56 Fairlane Victoria two door Hard Top in boxes.”

     

    In boxes? How much different is that than what we did?

    PMOSSBERG2012-03-21 10:12:25

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #244762
    ray10
    Participant

    @ray10

    Ok paint should be dry by now how did it come out?

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    #244763
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Yes Ray the paint should be dry by now. Oh you are right, it is. Paint is not how I want it. Definitely needs something, just don’t know what yet. Looks great from 10 feet, closer not so much. Got to be an answer out there because there are some sharp yachts with this stuff on them. Have it on the horizon to check with the boat people to find answer.

     
    #244764
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Made the two hard brake lines for the rear axle.  Double flaring went fine.

     

    Lesson learned. Use brake fluid as a lubricant. It makes a difference.  Wear a Magnifocuser so you can see what you are doing. Tighten the holder wing nut closest to the tube size you are using first.  THEN tighten the wing nut furthest away. Holder slippage seems like the universal problem and this eleminates it. Double flares were pretty easy.

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    #244765
    Anonymous
    Inactive

      Does this seem like what is needed?  The brake wheel cylinder is threaded 3/8-24. It does NOT have a nipple for the double flare to seat on. By threading this adapter in the nipple is installed. Also would a washer be used to seal this adapter?

    #244766
    Anonymous
    Inactive

      Handy things.  Squirt bottle with brake fluid for a lubricant.  Used for the screws on the tools and for forming the double flare itself.   Three square scraper great for deburing inside of tubing. Magnifocuser magnifier  to see details.
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