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I'm really annoyed that I never took any before pics but trust me, it was bad!

I picked up this '69 with a salvage title and seized engine for $400 in Long Beach a little over a year ago. I oiled up the cylinders and rocked it in gear until the engine started to turn. Got it running, and it actually ran pretty well but there was always a lot of blowby. I Megasquirted it and drove it as my daily for the past year but I just couldn't take the blowby and the horrible paint.

I pulled the engine and found rust in a couple of cylinders that obviously caused the blowby.

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'69 2002

'59 MGA

'67 Chevy C20

“Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” - Mark Twain

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Took the block to the machine shop for a boring and installed some 9.5 to 1 pistons.

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'69 2002

'59 MGA

'67 Chevy C20

“Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” - Mark Twain

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While the engine is out I decided to do a booster delete. I cut the back off a pedal box and welded in a flat piece and then added a brace that connects the back to the pedal fulcrum. That's just so there isn't too much flexing of the pedal box since it wasn't really intended to take pressure in that direction.

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'69 2002

'59 MGA

'67 Chevy C20

“Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” - Mark Twain

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Here is the pedal box installed with the Wilwood .70" master cylinder on it.

The lines go to a 4 way junction block. I only cut the one going to the back brakes because I added a 10lb residual valve. I could add all the stock stuff back pretty easily. The brake lights are actuated by a pressure switch inline from the MC to the junction block.

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'69 2002

'59 MGA

'67 Chevy C20

“Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” - Mark Twain

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Here is the car after getting it back from Maaco. Remember, this is a salvage vehicle so I'm not spending top dollar on anything.

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'69 2002

'59 MGA

'67 Chevy C20

“Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” - Mark Twain

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My favorite mod so far - Fresh Air Ducts

These put out a lot of air, which is really nice in these warmer days.

Basically I cut 2.5" holes in the plenum, one on the passenger side and one on the driver side, right under the wiper motor.

I siliconed some flanges I got from Aircraft Spruce in the holes and attach some flexible tubing to the vents I put in the center console.

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'69 2002

'59 MGA

'67 Chevy C20

“Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” - Mark Twain

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  • 7 months later...

Added some gas struts for the hood. I got the lowest force struts I could find and it turned out almost exactly like the stock hood opener feels.

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'69 2002

'59 MGA

'67 Chevy C20

“Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” - Mark Twain

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