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    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    Before a bit of downpour came to my neck of the woods, I took the trickle charger off Moneypenny’s battery and cranked her up. I pulled the plugs and used my remote start switch to crank the engine over and get the oil to all the internals. With that complete I put the plugs in her and made sure the electrical was properly connected and sat on the crate in the front and turned the key. Heard the fuel solenoid click open, gave the gas pedal two pumps and cranked her over. Took a little prodding but she finally relented and started. I ran her up to 1500, then 2500 and finally up to 3000 RPM to break in and seat the rings. Let her run at 3000 for 30 minutes and then brought her back to 1500 for five minutes and then let her idle. Slight oil leak at the oil pressure sender. Tighten her up and the leak is gone. Let her rest for an hour and went back out and started her normally. I beez one happy camper! 😀

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    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #304992

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Good news. Now put in proper seats and go for a drive.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #304993

    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    Gotta change the oil and get her seats in and then take the top and tonneau cover to our local “Over the Top” convertible top specialists. I’m going to let them handle the convertible top install and fit the tonneau cover. Almost there!

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #304998

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Awesome news! Congrats!

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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

    #305008

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Great news!

    #305010

    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    Thanks guys. Moneypenny gets a break today as its 90% chance of thunderstorms. Its raining right now. But she’s covered nicely and I’ll get back to her tomorrow after my shift at the Robins AFB Museum of Aviation. I volunteer there Tuesdays and Thursdays. Info desk in the AM and afternoons I scoot over to the next hangar and help restore the B-17 if needed. Its fun and it keeps me busy.

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    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

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