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  • January 17, 2020 11:49 AM
    Reply # 8602856 on 8101902

    Skip and Gordon.

  • January 17, 2020 11:46 AM
    Reply # 8602825 on 8101902

    Want to thank the two members who responded.  After consultation, they were both correct.  The timing chain had been put back on incorrectly after the rebuild.  Very much, thanks again.  The TD  is no longer a doorstop and it is good to hear it run after 23 years.

  • November 11, 2019 1:15 PM
    Message # 8101902

    Engine was rebuild @ 15 years ago and turned over from time to time.  Now have new fuel pump, timed to 1 TDC, spark to #1, new carbs, oil pressure @ 35 on crank, & distributor set with rotor facing #1.  However, zero compression on all 4 cylinders (dry & wet).  Set valves to 19 +1 for cold engine.   Looking for assistance or direction from someone with more knowledge than Ruel & Jane to get it to start. Right now this 1953 MGTD is just a doorstop.  Ruel & Jane Wiley 832-567-8071 (cell) & home 281-778-9891.  RuelWiley48@yahoo.com

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