Gary Hammond's had this 66 MGB since college. All the mechanicals and cosmetics have been redone, but the engine was never touched, except for painting. The summer of 1998 was not kind to it, and after its first outing Gary was concerned that the oil pressure was 15 lbs at idle, and would never go over 40. So it was decided that the engine should come out, and the engine should be gone through. Gary entrusted Jim with the job. He's given Jim his wallet, checkbook, credit cards and carte blanche to do whatever it takes to get it to the point where the engine won't need removal for the next fifteen years or so. (Heh heh!)
It only took a few hours to get the car to Jim's garage and remove the motor. Within a few more hours and a couple of beers the source of the problem was revealed. The oil pump's screen had a large hole in it, and the pump had a crack running the length of its casting. Fortunately no other damage was found, outside of the usual wear on bearings, etc. Gary got lucky, and the motor should be done in time for the 1999 driving season.