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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2683 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 11, 2010 09:39PM

Thanks for the well wishes Carl -- Glad you got to go -- hope it didn't cause too much trouble with whichever boss was keeping you from going earlier!

My 2nd surgery seems to have gone better than the 1st & seems like I'm on the mend now. Still lots of pain, but the meds are plenty strong :).

I'm really bummed that I missed it this year but glad to hear next year is in Townsend. That's the 1st meet I went to when I was just starting the project -- so it'll be full circle!

Dale, I feel for you! Sounds from above info it could have been avoided too -- I'm sure that hurts as much as the situation itself!! -Hope your recovery -- personal & car both go quickly. Not that any companies cover a track incident, this got me re-checking into coverage!

Look forward to seeing everyone in May. Who's coordinating?


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1502 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 11, 2010 10:02PM

The last day of the event went well. We started with a visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Museum. Fifty-nine of our folks enjoyed this display of vintage race cars and memorabilia.

We then headed over to Prototype Developments where we were treated to a great display of race cars and Lotus Super-7 clones. A great cookout of burgers and brats was also provided by the owner of the shoppe.

Saturday afternoon found us back at the Clarion for tech sessions in the parking lot. Dave Craddock, Pete Mantell, Ted Lathrop, Steve Carrick, Max Fulton, and Dan Masters filled our heads with information about V6 and V8 conversions.

Saturday evening was out banquet and auction. We had a great time....Mike Maloney and Scott Costanza were my targets for the evening's auction. I even got Scott to bid against himself for one item. We raised over $1700 in the auction.

We headed out to the parking lot after our banquet where we continued to kick tyres and swap lies...and consumed the remaining potables in our coolers. It was a late night; Merv Hagen, Curtis Jacobsen, Ted Lathrop, Tim Duhamel, Mike Maloney, Carl Floyd, Mike Moor, and I were among the "last @#$%& standing"...I got to bed about 3:30am.

I got out to the parking lot about 8:30am this morning so I could say "adieu" to those heading home. A few folks stayed over and headed back to the IMS to do a "behind the scenes tour of the track facility.

BritishV8 was a complete success in my book. Nyuck-nyuck-nyuck!

See you in Townsend, Tennessee for BritishV8 2011, hosted by Dan Masters.
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ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1112 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: July 11, 2010 10:18PM

Just arrived home after a somewhat eventful return ride from Indy. Seems the alternator crapped out during the ride home and the car was running on battery power until Jackson, Mi. where the engine quit along I-94.- the car then got flatbedded 75 miles to Jack Renaud's house in Dearborn. A visit to to a couple of auto parts stores for a replacement alternator were fruitless so the battery was charged for a few hours in the hopes of making it across the border and the 60 miles back home.....and it made it!
My incident pales in comparison to what Dale went through. Having witnessed his accident, I am still marvelling at the fact that damage effects could have been a lot worse.....

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Photo taken just after the spinout.........


Merv
Merv Hagen
IL
(104 posts)

Registered:
05/21/2008 05:48PM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Buick 215 T-5 Trans

Re: BritishV8 2010 updates, Roadmaster BADASS
Posted by: Merv
Date: July 12, 2010 12:35PM

Curtis how do I attach a a .mov vidio of BADASS, Excuse me RoadMaster?
Not much but better then nothing.

Merv


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: Moderator
Date: July 13, 2010 01:23PM

Hi Merv. The message board software isn't set up to display a movie unless it's hosted externally (e.g. youtube or vimeo). Check the message list page and you should find a "sticky" message there which includes instructions for how to embed a youtube movie inside a message posting.




What a GREAT meet!

I got home safely last night about 7:30 (mountain time). I took a northern route, through Peoria, up to Davenport IA and then I-80 across Iowa and Nebraska as recommended by the Garmin GPS I borrowed. It says the distance was 1133.9 miles (one way). About 17 hours drive time...

Only one snafu: my battery needed a jump start Sunday morning and another after I stopped for lunch at Danville Illinois, so I dropped into an Advance Auto and bought a new one. The old battery was date-coded "December 1999" - so I guess I got my money's worth out of that one! After that, the trip was uneventful. Ironically, I needed to jump start my Honda with my MG when I got home because it was blocking entry to my garage. (I had left a dome light burning.)

Looks like I took about 800 photos before I dropped and broke my camera - I haven't sorted them yet - the camera's motorized zoom and focus features are jammed and I think a gear tooth is busted. Ken and Katie kindly lent me their camera, so I've could capture about fifty additional photos from Saturday afternoon.

If I had it to do over, I'd plan on arriving at the meet a day early and staying one day late. I used to take a lot of business trips to Indy and I know it's a GREAT city to visit, but I've never had enough time there. I could have enjoyed several days in the Indy 500 museum, so only spending a couple hours there just teased my appetite for more. I'll just have to go back!


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(359 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: July 13, 2010 02:27PM

I had a wild ride over to Prototype Developments in Curtis' race car and a wilder one back to the hotel for the tech sessions'
great fun tho !


mabie1978
Michelle Pierce
Elyria, OH
(111 posts)

Registered:
08/25/2008 07:47PM

Main British Car:
1978 MGB 3.5 Rover V8

Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: mabie1978
Date: July 13, 2010 04:56PM

Glad everyone seems to have made it home ok. I am with you Graham, Dale was very lucky to get away with the injuries he did, I saw it too and was very worried about him. Your picture makes it look a little better than the one I got, but then I may have been a little tottery with the camera in the optical zoom mode :). It was great to meet everyone and put the faces to the names.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(943 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: July 13, 2010 05:14PM

Michelle, how did I not meet you? I thought I spoke to nearly everyone, but I did miss you. Maybe in Townsend? I hoped to see your car and also Stephanie's, but somehow I missed them. Maybe blinded by G.D.? We did keep a LOW Profile and did not participate in the Parking Lot activities at nite.


mabie1978
Michelle Pierce
Elyria, OH
(111 posts)

Registered:
08/25/2008 07:47PM

Main British Car:
1978 MGB 3.5 Rover V8

Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: mabie1978
Date: July 13, 2010 10:50PM

Kelly, I didn't get mine done in time. We were the ones in the black 911. I know I talked to someone over by your car while we were waiting for the track time to start. We were heading back over to our car I think when you were heading back over to yours. As for the Parking Lot activities, I didn't participate much in those either except some during the daytime. I didn't see Stef or Mike stop by, I was actually curious if they made it or not. I am a wimp, had to go in out of the heat and sun in order to avoid the nasty headaches they cause me. And for some reason every time i went inside I fell asleep. But I did get to meet a lot of the gang from here and it was nice to do so.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1502 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 14, 2010 03:48AM

Stef and Mike were unable to make BritishV8 2010.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5935 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 15, 2010 09:47AM

Dale, I'm not that far from you either, (Florence) so let me know if you need any help also. Between Mike and me maybe we can help speed things along a bit.

Now this is second hand information so you'd need to go to the source, but if I recall correctly I believe Les told me that he stopped and the corner worker thought he had blown an oil line. Les told him it was a radiator hose and walked back up the track to confirm that it was coolant. That should have been time to put out the yellow. I sure as heck would buck at paying any track damages at the least.

JB


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1151 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: July 15, 2010 10:08AM

Dale,

Post up parts that you need for your rebuild. I might be able to help you out with spares that I have.

Calvin


tr6turbo
Dale Knapke
Sidney, Ohio
(169 posts)

Registered:
08/24/2008 09:44PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph TR6 Ford 2300, 4 Cyl Turbo

Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: tr6turbo
Date: July 15, 2010 05:13PM

Thanks for the offers of help. It will be a couple of weeks until I tear into it and work out a plan. I will post parts up once I know.

dale


eyeosteverino
Steve Kimball
Southwest NM
(30 posts)

Registered:
03/02/2008 10:58AM

Main British Car:
67 Sunbeam, 2.8 L V6 Ford,

Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: eyeosteverino
Date: July 16, 2010 06:42PM

Rat Rod Jr. performed well on it's maiden road trip. Ten days and 4000 miles on secondary (or even smaller) roads, and the mostly 100 degree heat put it to the test. The electric fuel pump started fluttering when I had to slow for traffic -- may be the alcohol in the fuel was part of it but okay once on the way.

I find that gearheads and Brit cars don't usually mix, that was "soi-tainly" not the case at this meet. Moe, Larry and Curly -
good job! Met alot of nice people and saw alot of nice cars. See you at Townsend next year.

(ps. Rat Rod Sr., is a '54 Chevy Cab on an Eldorado frame.)


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1502 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 16, 2010 07:23PM

Glad you enjoyed yourself, Steve....we find that **most** conversionists do!

Hope that you will try to make it to Townsend, TN next year to experience the Smokies!


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3946 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 16, 2010 11:34PM

"I find that gearheads and Brit cars don't usually mix, that was "soi-tainly" not the case at this meet."

Bunch o' gearheads in this group! ;)


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(342 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: britcars
Date: July 17, 2010 07:24PM

Well, I finally made it home early this morning from Indy via Chicago, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Buffalo Point (Lake of the Woods), Manitoba, Toronto, Ontario, Moncton, New Brunswick and to home inFredericton.

Had a great time at Indy, met some new folks and renewed acquaintances with some old folks :~) I'm certainly planning on driving to TN next spring! Sunday Richard, Todd and I got to do the tour of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Really worth the time..................thanks for the suggestion Rick.

Spent a couple of days with work at a resort at Buffalo Point and some time fishing with friends. Even caught a few fish, walleye and northern pike. Good to be home but already thinking about the meet next year.
Phil Ossinger

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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: Moderator
Date: July 20, 2010 07:27PM

Dinner at the Union Jack Pub

I'm making some progress sorting snapshots now. I don't usually have much luck (or skill) photographing people, but I'm proud of how these pics (below) came out. What a nice evening! These will eventually get pasted-up into an "article" and captioned with peoples names. In the meantime, enjoy!

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Incidentally, I've also started adding some new photos from the meet to the car galleries. Have a look!


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(943 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: July 20, 2010 08:37PM

Thanks Curtis, great job. Fond memories, Talley Ho!


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2683 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 20, 2010 09:00PM

Great pics Curtis!
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