I finally painted the engine compartment in my MGB GT. It’s been a long time (I removed the engine two years ago!) but finally I’m at the stage where I can start putting the car back together.

Matching the Sandy Beige paint was a bit of a trial but we managed to get fairly close. If I mix another batch I’ll add a little more jet black as the paint I used is a little too light. At least we got the colour right! It turns out that the paint is very similar in colour to Chrysler San Diego Tan and this is where we started. I’ve been trying to find out what Chrysler used this colour but no luck so far. Any ideas?

These are exciting times.

Ugly MGB GT engine bay
Ugly MGB GT engine bay
1967 MGB GT engine bay during media blasting
1967 MGB GT engine bay during media blasting
Primer in the MGB GT engine compartment
Primer in the MGB GT engine compartment
Sandy Beige paint in the MGB GT engine bay
Sandy Beige paint in the MGB GT engine bay
Sandy beige 1967 MGB GT
Sandy beige 1967 MGB GT

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Don,

    I’ve been thinking of a Miata as a convertible would be great where I live for about 7 months a year.

    Todd Clarke has some amazing items, will take a closer look. As for remembering where parts go, I’ve been bagging everything from the beginning and have shot thousands of photos. So far I only have a few stray pieces floating around. Will make the MG a little lighter I guess.

  2. You are learning why a 25-year old Miata might be a better choice in an old sports car!

    I have a ’65 B roadster and have been redoing just the bulkhead area of the engine bay, and that is daunting enough for me. Dealing with all the little pieces, which to keep, which to discard and replace, and remembering where they all go is not an easy task. You can get P-clips and Pozi-drive screws from Todd Clarke by the way.

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