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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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Finally!!!! Almost done......
Posted by: britcars
Date: August 02, 2010 11:56PM

Posted on the MG Experience board as well.

Well, down to a few small items before the car is on the road. It's been a long 4 1/2 years with lots of bumps and turns along the way.

A couple of minor electric gremlins to sort.
Install the seats and harnesses.
Radio and speakers to finish.
Cable fixture on the carb for the cruise control..already wired.
Front wheel alignment.
Test drive!!!!!!!!!!

The custom wheel center has to be powder coated yet and an MG insignia made to fit. Anyone out there with a nice high res image that they can share?
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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: Finally!!!! Almost done......
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: August 03, 2010 08:01AM

WTG Phil! Look great and should provide many years of good service and fun. Be sure and insulate the Boot (Trunk) well so the Moosehead does not spoil!


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(973 posts)

Registered:
11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Finally!!!! Almost done......
Posted by: Dan B
Date: August 03, 2010 08:52AM

Awesome! Did you put a vacuum reservoir on the cruise? I used one from a Corvette, and I got it at NAPA for about 10 bucks. Your car looks incredible!


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: Finally!!!! Almost done......
Posted by: britcars
Date: August 10, 2010 09:49PM

Dan, no vacuum reservoir at this point. Thought I'd wait and see how the cruise works without one first.

Doing the final clean up before the guy arrives to do an appraisl for my insurance. Got a problem with the backup lights to figure out and a front end alignment before getting my registration sticker..............then.........first ride!!!!!


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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: Finally!!!! Almost done......
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 10, 2010 10:54PM

How in the world are you resisting 1st ride till then... i'd at least have taken it around the block.


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: Finally!!!! Almost done......
Posted by: britcars
Date: August 11, 2010 08:15PM

Hi Rob:
The car is in a friend's shop about 15 miles from my place. "Around the block" at his shop would be about an 8 mile drive. :~)

The car has been in his paint booth for over a year. I've been itching to go for a drive but there are a few obstacles behind the car, including an 1800 pound Pulmax, a small block marine engine, TIG welder and until yesterday a Buick Grand National that was having a new engine installed. The first engine, newly rebuilt last year by my friend who owns the shop, had significant damage done when the purchased re-manufactured turbo self destructed after only 200 miles. Hopefully this one will last!

Now there is a 4x4 pickup that is having the rear end rebuilt...........should be able to get the car out on the weekend. Will have insurance early next week so I can get my registration, THEN..........joy, joy, joy!!!!!



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MGB-FV8
Jacques Mathieu
Alexandria, VA
(299 posts)

Registered:
09/11/2009 08:55PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Small Block Ford, 331 Stroker

Re: Finally!!!! Almost done......
Posted by: MGB-FV8
Date: August 11, 2010 09:53PM

Phil, this is a beautiful car, my wife loves the blue, what application did you chose the color from?


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