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    First '53 Build Thread

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    jclars

    Posts : 15
    Join date : 2011-11-20
    Location : Lynden, WA

    Re: First '53 Build Thread

    Post  jclars on Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:46 pm

    Thanks for the tips MrJay! Do I not need to get an entire engine gasket set, as I am having to basically remove the entire top end to get to the heads?

    BTW - I am missing the upper intercooler tube. The one with the brazen "SUPERCHARGER" boldly embossed on it. You wouldnt have a lead on one I could buy would you? Just missed one on e-bay about a month ago.

    Thanks, John L.
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    mrjaysc

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    Join date : 2012-02-24
    Location : Dover, DE

    Re: First '53 Build Thread

    Post  mrjaysc on Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:13 pm

    Yes you'll need the entire uppger gasker set. The set will include new headgaskets if you want to use the OEM replacment ones but I strongly recomend the MLS ones.

    Buddy of mine put a custom Front Mount intercooler setup on his car so he's not using the upper tube any longer. I'll check with him to see if he still has it and how much he wants for it.

    I've got a spare 90 SC here but the engine, tranny, and rear end are gone. If you can think of any other parts you might need off the frame let me know.

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    jclars

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    Join date : 2011-11-20
    Location : Lynden, WA

    Re: First '53 Build Thread

    Post  jclars on Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:02 am

    Thanks MrJay - I have an entire 89, sans the tube. And now the rear window, as a MG hardtop I had hanging above it fell on the window. I had already removed the IRS which seems to be a structural member to brace the backend. The rear window actually ripped across its length as it seemed to be prestressed without the IRS holding it together!

    Let me know on cost for the tube. Appreciated.

    John L.

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