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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: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: mowog1
Date: March 15, 2011 12:06AM

Sent in my electronic registration and PayPal payment tonight. (3/14)


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(577 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: danmas
Date: April 13, 2011 09:10PM

Oh, the sacrifices I make for you guys. Just to be sure I had the planning down pat, I felt compelled to make the drive over the "Tail of the Dragon" to Fontana today ..

What agony - turn left, turn right, brake, accelerate, down-shift, up-shift, over and over again, 318 times - sheesh!

What a blast! You guys are gonna love it.


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: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: rficalora
Date: April 13, 2011 11:11PM

That's just mean Dan. I can't wait!


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: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: April 14, 2011 07:33AM

Dan, your dedication is admirable! Looking fwd to seeing all of you


Spitfire 350
Phil McConnell
Perrysburg, OH (Toledo area)
(194 posts)

Registered:
01/11/2010 09:19PM

Main British Car:
74 Spitfire 350Chevy

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Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: Spitfire 350
Date: April 14, 2011 10:41AM

Dan,
Thanks for the teaser, I needed a little more inspiration to get the Spitfire upgrades finished. I put a 4:10 gear in this year, I might beat the 318 shift and turn maneuvers. I canít wait.
Phil


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(577 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: danmas
Date: April 15, 2011 06:30PM

Proof that I was there:

[www.photoreflect.com]

pages 1, 6, 19, 20

[www.photoreflect.com]

pages 17, 18, 32



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/15/2011 06:43PM by danmas.


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: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: britcars
Date: April 15, 2011 10:20PM

Dan, looks like both you and the GT were having fun!


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(577 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: danmas
Date: April 15, 2011 11:07PM

Phil,

I don't know about the GT, but I sure was.

Whoever said more horsepower doesn't count on twisty roads was wrong


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3953 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 17, 2011 11:42AM

I'm not wrong! Just ask Mike Moor & Les Shockey. ;)


lawnvett
PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
(473 posts)

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: April 17, 2011 09:23PM

I'm looking forward to that run next month!! We had some fun at the auto cross event today.
Auto cross BGT.jpg


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(577 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: danmas
Date: May 07, 2011 10:09PM

Good news! Admission to the Floyd Garrett Muscle Car museum is now included in your registration fees. Took my 16 year-old grandson there last month and he was in awe of those "awesome" cars from the late fifties to the early seventies. He couldn't get over how big the cars were. There was a '56 Chrysler 300 convertible there that is only slightly small than an aircraft carrier.

For those of you that are still undecided, you'll get a lot of bang for your buck here.


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: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: May 08, 2011 12:37PM

Thanks Dan, look fwd to visiting them again. see you Friday


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3953 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 08, 2011 08:44PM

Great job, Dan!

That place is chock full of awesome cars that will have all our gearheads drooling!


TR6-6SPD
Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
(248 posts)

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: May 10, 2011 08:06AM

Dan Masters,
You're a local. What's the situation on "dry counties" in the Townsend area. Can a person purchase adult beverages close to the Tally Ho?
Thanks,
Ken


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: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 11, 2011 03:50PM

Can't tell you guys how disappointed I am but I'm cancelling my reservation & won't be making it this year.

I got the exhaust finished (including rerunning my fuel lines & battery cables which were too close when I pulled it up tighter). Was putting the wheels/tires back on yesterday evening to take it for a quick test run when I noticed two other problems.
First, I decided to double check the end play in the axles & there's only 3/16" which is way too long & I really don't want to break these new axles! And, while I was checking that, I noticed the driver side hub is wobbling. Checked passenger side & it's not as bad, but there's play in it too. I only have about 5 miles on the car so I don't think I wore them out -- they were salvage yard items Todd used on the IRS so have probably been bad from day one & I just didn't notice before.

Anyway, I thought about coming w/o the car again but to be honest, I'm so frustrated with the IRS problems and not having the car on the road that I wouldn't enjoy it & it's too much money to spend in that context.

The silver lining is "The Drive Shaft Shop" where I got the axles is going to swap the axle shafts out at no charge. I even mentioned I might want to take about 1/2" out of my control arms becuase I noticed I'm getting a little tire rub & he said no worries, just let him know how much I take out & he'll factor that into how much shorter the shafts need to be. Simply ship them back; he'll install shorter shafts & ship them back to me. No hassles. I'd highly recommend them for anyone needing a axles (CV) or a drive shaft.


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: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: mowog1
Date: May 11, 2011 07:59PM

Sorry to here this, Rob. See you next year, wherever it may be!


TR6-6SPD
Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
(248 posts)

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: May 11, 2011 08:02PM

Rob,
That's really disappointing to hear. Keep your head up. Once all these bugs are worked out, you'll be on the road enjoying your ride.


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(577 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: danmas
Date: May 11, 2011 09:32PM

Ken,

Liquor by the drink is available in Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Maryville, Alcoa, and Knoxville. Beer and wine only in Townsend and Pigeon Forge (Pigeon forge residents defeated liquor by the drink in a vote yesterday!).

I'll have a cooler full of beer available every evening at the motel (along with soft drinks and snacks).


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(577 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: danmas
Date: May 11, 2011 09:33PM

Rob,

We're as disappointed as you are. We were all looking forward to seeing your car. Next year for sure!


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1113 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: May 12, 2011 09:03AM

Rob,
Back in 2003 when Dan had his first British V8 show in Townsend, my Olds/HTOB crapped out days before the meeting - so I brought my truck and had a great time. Leave the MG at home and bring your daily driver.
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