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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: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 12, 2011 10:20AM

Understood Graham -- and I've been a couple of times w/a daily driver & had a great time... and I'd highly recommend it for anyone -- whether someone's just getting into a conversion or someone who has one that's broke at the time. I won't lie, I'm most disappointed that the car isn't ready but a close 2nd is missing the commeraderie of the group. I was really looking forward to seeing everyone.

And, I've even gotten over the initial frustration. I just think my time will be better spent taking care of the IRS. Since I have the week off from work, I should be able to get the control arms shortened. While I'm at it, I'm also going to figure out if I can modify how the shocks mount too. I've never liked how close they are to the CV boots or how much of an angle they lean over. I think with shorter shocks both issues can be addressed and still provide plenty of travel.

Rob


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: May 12, 2011 09:05PM

There should be some good stories about last minute car repairs, I installed a cooling fan today and the other guys I'm traveling with were both busy fixing stuff. Details around the cooler.


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: May 12, 2011 10:01PM

I have 25 miles on the new rear gears, and complete fuel system, from 15 gallon cell to Powerjection EFI. Life requires faith...


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 12, 2011 11:03PM

Still wrenchin'...

Left rear wheel cylinder installed, brakes not bled. Roll bar has been sorta re-installed. Still have to put the front bumper back together & hang on car. No time to wash & shine the pig. Still have to wash clothes, pack, and my 10 year old daughter has a baseball game Friday night. Plan to make the Townsend car show Saturday.


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 12, 2011 11:13PM

Well.....I am officially admitting defeat.

The GT will not be roadworthy in time for next week's gathering.

Pete and I gave it a good old college try. I worked on it almost every day off that I've had since the first of March. I even have insurance and valid Illinois tags!

But today was my last day off before leaving for Tennessee on Sunday.

The dash is still out of the car (but the instruments have been wired. The a/c-heater has been installed, but the hoses still need to be made. The driveshaft needs to be installed. The secondary bleed of the brakes and clutch needs to be done. The seats need to be installed. The exhaust needs to be completed from the y-pipe back. The car will need to go to champaign for an alignment and to get the a/c charged.

I thought we could make it under deadline. It didn't happen.

While I am disappointed, because I was certainly looking forward to serving crow to some of you guys, I cannot be too upset, as this car has been a car-in-boxes for ten years; I think we made some pretty decent progress on it in two months time.

I still have hope that this car will be on the road before I leave for Reno next month. Right now, I have to ask myself if I can spend time in Tennessee and still get the car done before June 9th...or should I cancel and stay home to give myself a few additonal days on the GT.....I'm gonna sleep on this one.

Removable slam panel.jpg
Removable slam panel (thanks for the idea, Jim Stuart!) really made installing the a/c condenser and dryer a LOT easier!

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An octopus of plastic....

Exhaust 5-11-11_a.jpg
RV8 stainless steel headers, down pipe, and y-pipe; Jet Hot coated

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Prior to transit from my barn to Pete's shoppe.


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 12, 2011 11:19PM

A couple more pics....

Overflow tank 5-11-11.jpg
MGB Expansion tank - relocated

Condenser-Dryer-Radiator Install 5-11-11.jpg
A/C condenser and Dryer - Nostalgic Air

Dynamat Completed.jpg
An attempt to keep it comfortable and a little more quiet

GT front.jpg
In the beginning....about 2002


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: May 13, 2011 06:40AM

Rick,
After sleeping on the decision and after a cup of coffee, I hope you decide to join us even if it's just for a couple of days. You can drive my V6 up and down the dragon. You know you will regret being AWOL. Then when you get home; go back to your car with the same urgency you have had for the last couple months. I want to see purple in Reno!
PJ



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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 15, 2011 01:38PM

The fun starts in just four hours!!!!!

Rick - we have burgers and beer with your name on them. If you're not on the road yet, get going!

I'm leaving in a coupe of hours loaded to the brim with goodies for the meet.

The weather could be better, but it's not bad. Highs in the low sixties, lows in the low fifties, and the chance of occasional showers.

Rain or shine, we'll have a ball.


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: May 15, 2011 09:45PM

Rick and Jean joiined us here in Townsend this afternoon. It's going to be a great meet. lots of old friends and some new ones in new cars.


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 15, 2011 11:25PM

It's great having friends who accept the fact and understand why you've driven a Japanese sportscar to a British car gathering. THUMBS UP!


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 19, 2011 08:03PM

Jean and I got home about 2:30pm today.

It was a great meet!

Another homecoming!

All expedctations met and exceeded!

Thanks Dan Masters and Jim Watson!


Merv
Merv Hagen
IL
(104 posts)

Registered:
05/21/2008 05:48PM

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

Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: Merv
Date: May 20, 2011 12:20AM

Marilyn and I got home around 8:30 PM, today.
We both thought that British V8 2011 was a great success.
Even though the weather was a bit moist during most of the meet, that didn't seem to reduce or restrict the amount of kicking tires and telling lies that took place.
Great scenery, Great people, great fun, what’s not to like.

Thanks Dan Masters and Jim Watson!, you both could not have been nicer.
Merv


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5936 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: May 20, 2011 10:17AM

I got home at 1:30 this morning. Lotsa miles through lotsa mountains. The project car is safely tucked away in Blowing Rock, NC.

JB


Citron
Stephen DeGroat
Lugoff, SC
(367 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:43PM

Main British Car:
1970 MGBGT V6, 7004R, AC, matching trailer 3.1 liter

Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: Citron
Date: May 20, 2011 02:20PM

We got home about 9 PM. Helped with the Roadmaster and then visited Margaret's mother in Boone before continuing home.
See the money report on the Roadmaster Thread.

Steve


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 20, 2011 07:07PM

Thanks Dan and Jim. Great time even with the rain. Guess I will at least have 1 pair of long pants in future! :)


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: May 21, 2011 12:19AM

Almost beat the rain on the way home, just the last 16 miles or so. Got in around 10:45 this morning. Have uploaded my photos on Yahoo flicker for all to see, just create a log on and look for mgmidgetbill1 photos. I have a 19 minute video of the run up to the bottoms for lunch but haven't uploaded it yet, will try to get it up on YouTube in a couple of days.
I had a great time, thanks to Dan and Jim for all their hard work.


Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
(548 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:30AM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: May 21, 2011 07:55AM

Sounds like a great time, sorry I missed it. Was an announcement for next year made yet?

-- Scott


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 21, 2011 08:21AM

Yes. Palestine, TX hosted by Wayne Kube & friends.


Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
(548 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:30AM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Re: British V8 2011 - Townsend, TN
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: May 22, 2011 07:16AM

Nice! Looks like a 1000 mile drive for me. Should be great fun. Can't wait to hear more details when they are available.


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 22, 2011 04:35PM

So, Jim....how did you like manuvering that trailer into Jack's shoppe?!

A visit to the Twigworker.jpg

James Explains It All.jpg

Twig Project.jpg

Twigs Shoppe.jpg
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