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

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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: BRITISH V8 2009
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 02, 2009 09:06AM

Don't let Carl bust yer chops Rob, he's into Scouting also and has the same kind of time demands you do so if anybody understands he does. Just bring your own bad self and anyone else you can drag along. We'll be glad to see you.

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3946 posts)

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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: BRITISH V8 2009
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 02, 2009 04:24PM

Hang in there, Rob!

I hear ya. Just got back from a spring break family vacation and I'll be gone all this weekend for Spring Ordeal (I'm being inducted into the Order of the Arrow). Been a Scout Leader for 8 years (my 14 yo son is working on his Eagle rank). I'm also starting my 10th year of coaching Little League.

Right now, my daughter is playing baseball (pitching machine league), my son is in the middle school band, on the track team, playing Spring soccer league, & in Boy Scouts.

I don't think I'll get to do anything to my MG (I did remove the roll bar back in Feb.) before the V8 Meet. I may just ride my Harley. :)


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 2009
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: April 02, 2009 08:27PM

Carl,

Did you get the rear brakes fixed?

Ken


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: BRITISH V8 2009
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 02, 2009 08:44PM

Oops, I knew I forgot something! :)

I did buy 2 new rear wheel cylinders, but haven't gotten around to installing them. The handful of times I've gotten to drive it was with the same jerry-rigged setup (needle nosed vise grips pinching off the fluid to the rear brakes.


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: BRITISH V8 2009
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 03, 2009 09:23AM

Now Carl, you know that's a Safety issue and Safety issues take priority. At some point those vise grips are just going to fall off unexpectedly and then what? ;-) As a family man you just can't go around doing that stuff like when we were youngsters. You really need to make time and fix it.

Not that I'm not also guilty of stuff like that but you know what I'm saying. I want to see you driving your MG. But I'm even worse, mine is laid up for big repairs and I can't seem to even find the time to adjust the primary chain on the bike so it's just work, work work, nose to the grindstone instead of getting out and feeling the wind. We need a little time for personal fun just to stay balanced. So... "Git 'er Done!"

Jim


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: BRITISH V8 2009
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 03, 2009 04:54PM

I put zip ties around the pliers, then more zip ties to hold it securely to the brake line. I used 5 or 6 total. Those pliers are there 'til I cut 'em loose.

I hear ya though, I'll get right on. Uh, when I get back from camping. ;)


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: BRITISH V8 2009
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 20, 2009 09:57AM

A thought occurred to me, (yeah, that really did happen. Amazing isn't it?) and just for giggles I'm going to re-open the whole big controversy about what we call the annual meet. Doesn't that sound like fun?!!?

OK, here's the deal. Last time around we pretty much determined that whoever was organizing the meet could call it whatever the heck they wanted to, and that seems pretty fair. But how about this, maybe we should call it the "Nationals" because it's the one big meet of the year, except for when somebody else organizes a meet that is and because it's a country-wide event. What do you guys think?

Jim


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: BRITISH V8 2009
Posted by: Moderator
Date: April 20, 2009 11:05AM

For publicity purposes it's good to be able to refer to "The Thirteenth Annual (insert name) Meet". If the name keeps changing every year, reader comprehension declines. I think it's already proven useful and effective to build a brand name through repetition, even if the brand name itself isn't perfect. I wouldn't have picked the name BritishV8TM - but I don't intend to stop using it during the term that I'm editor/webmaster. The name BritishV8 has developed brand recognition outside our little niche with potential future participants (such as the readers of "Jalopnik" or the Grassroots Motorsports message board just as examples) and with potential future sponsors.


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 2009
Posted by: mowog1
Date: April 20, 2009 07:08PM

No comment.


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: BRITISH V8 2009
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: April 20, 2009 08:13PM

I'm afraid I'll have to side with Curtis on this one.....otherwise someone might change the name to
"The British V8, V6, Rotary and All Other Nondescript Engine Configurations Thrown in for Good Measure Meet"
Sometimes it's less confusing to leave things alone.......


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: BRITISH V8 2009
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 21, 2009 09:55AM

I just thought the British V8 Nationals had a nice ring to it. Though actually when you consider that it includes people from Canada, GB, Australia and other countries, International or World might be more appropriate. Well, it was just a passing thought. I really expected more controversy.

Jim


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 2009
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: April 21, 2009 01:39PM

Feel like the Red Baron Jim? I also agree with Curtis, 13th annual British V8 meet is fine. But we could also add a sub title for each event relating to the site or sponsor as well. Last year could have been the "Wisconsin Wildtimes" so such and Max can come up with something for this years meet that would be appropriate. That way we have some method of keeping each year's event unique but maintain the continuity Curtis mentions.


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: BRITISH V8 2009
Posted by: Moderator
Date: April 21, 2009 07:43PM

Quote:
But we could also add a sub title for each event relating to the site or sponsor as well.

Cool idea... and there's precedent too: "The Driving Experience of 2005"


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 2009
Posted by: mowog1
Date: April 21, 2009 09:20PM

Wait til you see what we have for British V8 2010.


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: BRITISH V8 2009
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: April 22, 2009 09:25AM

RE: Wait til you see what we have for British V8 2010.
..........Slalom event in a Hooters Indy parking lot?


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: BRITISH V8 2009
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 22, 2009 10:14AM

With Cheerleaders?


madmax
Max Fulton
Durham, NC
(186 posts)

Registered:
10/19/2008 07:45PM

Main British Car:
1974 1/2 MGB 1972 MGB 1977 V8 project 1972 B r 1860 cc

Re: BRITISH V8 2009
Posted by: madmax
Date: May 27, 2009 08:32AM

ALL:

This is your "pre-meet" message.

a) IF YOU HAVEN"T sent in your registrationn, do so NOW, please! I've got to give final numbers on the banquet, lunches, regalia, etc.at the end of this week! So, a bunch of people signing up "in person" really messes that up! (And, frankly, not sure I'll get you covered for all the "free lunches"!) For instance, I've got 15 people who signed up for the MOTEL but still haven't sent in their form! If this is you and you're still coming.... get on it! (Please. :-) ) That being said, I also already have over 45 people registered! So, should be a very large meet and you won't want to miss it! (blah blah blah)


b) IF YOU ARE COMING KARTING: you'll need long pants, closed toed shoes, and preferably a long shirt (though they'll make you wear a jacket if you don't.) Gloves are also suggested. (I wear fingerless gloves to protect my palms from blisters.) This WILL get your heart rate up and your adrenaline pumping! We will go in multiple "short" sessions rather than longer ones to get everyone onto the track quickly and to give some "rest" time for the others!

c) When you get your registration packet there will be maps inside for each of the day's activities. While those with GPS are free to use them, note that these directions have been made this way for specific reasons: avoid morning traffic, see interesting sights, pass cool restaurants, etc. The only time I know that you WILL want your GPS is for the drive BACK from VA, when you can venture off to go whichever way you want (there are easily 3 different ways to get back...) and hit a restaurant on the way, etc.

d) Expect it will be HOT. (90F+) When you register we will even give you water bottles (!) for you to put in your room fridge. We hope that it won't be that bad, but I'd rather you are prepared for the worst and then pleasantly surprised when it's not so hot. :-)

e) Remember to bring Sunscreen! Those who forget, see Me-- we'll have some bopping around.

f) Registrations. Emily and I will "man the room" on Sunday afternoon/evening, but anyone arriving after that just track us down as we'll be fully involved in hosting the events.

g) Those showing up early to see the Vintage Races at VIR on Sunday (or earlier...), rem. that the V8 Parade Laps are at 10:30am, which means you'll want to have gathered (I don't know where yet. I would guess SOUTH paddock) by 10 am. Those who can join us (The B-Stingers) for our Saturday night movie I'll try to have better details at that time...

See you in two weeks!

Max & Emily


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: BRITISH V8 2009
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 27, 2009 06:09PM

Cool, I thought the V8 Parade Laps were gonna be held on Saturday.


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: BRITISH V8 2009
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 28, 2009 06:02PM

Heads up!

"Three-day tickets for the Heacock Historic Gold Cup Races are available online at www.virclub.com for only $30 in advance or $10 for single-day admission. Three-day tickets at the gate are $40 and one-day tickets are $20 per day. Advance and on-line sales end at 5:00 Wednesday afternoon. Camping and food are available and anyone 15 and under is admitted free with a paying adult. "


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 2009
Posted by: mowog1
Date: May 28, 2009 07:49PM

So.....those of us going on Sunday should get the one-day ticket online for $10 rather than $20 per person at the gate.
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