Well, despite my best intentions, it's been a long time since I posted anything here. I'll now remedy that soon.
The car is running very well right now, but most of the not-done stuff here is still not done. Work and other things have kept me from doing much with the car project, and this last, long winter saw the car parked in the garage for more than half a year. This summer, Carolyn and I have driven it to the lake and gone hiking, though.
Barney of the MGA Guru site came to visit my house, and helped me do a tune up. He found that one of my NGK spark plugs was bad...not something I have ever had happen and something it would have consequently taken me a long time to figure out.
Now back on four cylinders, and with Barney's once over and blessing, the car is running very well!
More to come soon.
JIM in NH