Garage “Tex” Session(s)
MG Engine - complete teardown and rebuild.
August 12, 2000 Teardown and possible reassembly.
September 2, 2000 Reassembly, possibly with two engines.
Location: Naperville, IL
This is being planned for two separate Saturdays. One Saturday will have the engine teardown, cleaning and inspection, and the possibility of assembling a fresh engine all in the same day (time allowing). The second Saturday will have the engine reassembly, or any part of it that was not finished on the first day, and possibly the assembly of a second engine.
Barney Gaylord has just acquired two complete MGA 1600 engines and is going to rebuild at least one of them. With one being stripped and prepped well in advance, any necessary machine work and parts procurement will not (should not) have any scheduling problems. The head and block went to the shop for machine work on July 18 and should be back in plenty of time for the first tech session date. We could therefore do the teardown of the second engine and reassembly of the first engine all in the same day, except for the total time required. Anyone voting for reassembly before dissassembly? With a few weeks between these two tech sessions it might even be possible to reassemble two engines in one day for lots of hands on experience by the participants. Come prepared to tinker if you want the best learning experience.
Directions to the garage:
Take I-88 to Naperville-Wheaton Road exit, which is west of IL-53 but east of IL-59. At the end of the exit ramp (ending on north side of tollway heading east), turn right (south) and proceed under the tollway bridge. Turn left (east) at the first traffic light (Diehl Road) on the south side of the tollway, and proceed two blocks east to 25W151 Lacey Avenue.
Alternately, you can take Ogden Avenue (US-34) to Naper Boulevard and go north about 1/2 mile to the Diehl Road traffic light and turn right.
Phone number there is (630) 505-0866.
Notes: One additional engine stand would be quite handy when working on two engines each day. A parts cleaning station could also help to expedite the work for the first session on August 12. Also if anyone would like to bring food or stock the cooler, please mention this in advance so we don’t duplicate the effort. If anyone wants to volunteer any of these things for the cause, please call or e-mail Barney Gaylord.