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67 Alpine rebuild with Miata 1.6

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by msmoorenburg, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    deleted duplicate post
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2014
  2. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Checkout the Mgexperience and BritishV8 boards for everything about restoring and modifying the MGB. The Fishmouth grille and split rear bumper are somewhat rare, only in 71-72 models.
     
  3. msmoorenburg

    msmoorenburg Donation Time

    So I got a chance to borrow a knock out punch to continue the harness install. I think it will come out to be a real clean installation.

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    You can also see I now have working clutch. I haven't taken pictures of the gas tank progress but they should be coming out soon :)
     
  4. robertf

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    Have you hooked up the throttle cable yet? I'm sort of stuck on that. I drew up something really complicated that sort of looks like the 1725 linkage that will pull a shortened miata cable, but I'm sure there is an easier and probably more elegant solution.
     
  5. RootesRacer

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  6. msmoorenburg

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    I have not addressed the throttle cable as of yet. I planned on ordering a lokar universal cable
     
  7. msmoorenburg

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    No picture updates but the clutch is working and new hard brake lines are ran. I sorted out the miata body harness and have it securely mounted under the dash. My goal is to kick the engine off over the holidays. I managed to modify the stock header to clear the steering box. only item left to fire it up is fuel lines.
     
  8. msmoorenburg

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    So here are my latest updates

    1. new water pump and timing belt
    2. fuel hard lines ran
    3. oil filter relocated
    4. radiator mounted
    5. gas tanks repaired

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  9. DanR

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    I like it:D
     
  10. robertf

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    I also installed my oil filter remote mount tonight. Where did you mount the filter? I went with a 3/4" thread mount so I can run a stock alpine filter rather than the shot glass sized miata filter. It's also the same filter as the rest of my vehicles so i usually have one in hand
     
  11. msmoorenburg

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    i mounted it behind the radiator on the passenger frame rail (look for the blus adapter)

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  12. DemkoG

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    What radiator are you using? is it custom?
     
  13. Barry

    Barry Platinum Level Sponsor


    See post # 26.
     
  14. msmoorenburg

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    yes its a custom radiator to keep the Miata motor cool.
     
  15. DemkoG

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    sorry did not see how I missed that. I am planing out my build and liked how you did the rad. very nice work keep it up.
     
  16. Toyanvil

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    Thank you for posting all the up-dates and pictures. I plan on doing this to my Ser II, I now have a Datsun A14 motor with 4 speed that I installed back in 1979 :eek: I picked up a 1992 1.6 with 5 speed, so far I have started removing the wires I don't need from the harness. I can't tell from the pictures if the in-take support clears the Sunbeam, it looks like in your pictures the mount on the in-take has been removed? I was thinking about removing the in-take mount and building one off the throttle mount.
     
  17. msmoorenburg

    msmoorenburg Donation Time

    the brace was removed and mount on the intake was ground down. if not it will sit on the body.

    its a old pic

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    Before the mount was removed

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  18. Toyanvil

    Toyanvil Diamond Level Sponsor

    Thank you, that's a big help. I have the wiring about half done, my plan is to remove the wires not needed to run the motor. I also plan on wiring the radiator fans and fuel pump relays to be standalone. I picked up a motor, trans and all the wiring. I still tracing down which wires need power all the time, switched power and ground.
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  19. msmoorenburg

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    So today was D day the engine started up and idled without issues. So now its time to complete the cooling system and warm it up.
     
  20. Toyanvil

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    That's Awesome, I wish I was that close.
     

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