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Oldbloke
Jim Legg
Napa, California
(91 posts)

Registered:
01/24/2013 03:24PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB GM 3.4L V6

Road Trip For The Rover V8
Posted by: Oldbloke
Date: May 14, 2016 09:37PM

Well, guess I will have to see if the efforts and $$$ put into the old girl pay dividends. Wife and I have been accepted to join a Canadian group doing a tour around Washington State. Figure to put around 2000+ miles on her. main concerns are the age of the alternator and the fuel pump. Life is short, I'm not getting any younger...so off we go into the wilds next week. Will try to post picks here and there.
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74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 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: Road Trip For The Rover V8
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: May 16, 2016 01:37PM

You and Peg have a great time on road trip. It was nice seeing you yesterday at the British car show! Have a safe trip Jim.


Oldbloke
Jim Legg
Napa, California
(91 posts)

Registered:
01/24/2013 03:24PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB GM 3.4L V6

Re: Road Trip For The Rover V8
Posted by: Oldbloke
Date: May 25, 2016 04:39PM

...and we're home! Old Rover was a smooth comfortable ride. Didn't use any oil or coolant in 2200+ miles and 20 MPG average. Downright frisky for an old girl when the 4BBl and lumpy cam played nice. Only hiccup was a fried headlight switch. This was a reliability run for the mechanicals passing with flying colors. Now I can concentrate on other issues like interior/seals a/c, etc.
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Wenatchee, Wash..jpeg


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 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: Road Trip For The Rover V8
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: May 26, 2016 11:34PM

It sure is nice to see Shasta full of water again. We were camping there a couple of weeks ago. Glad you had great trip up and back!


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(177 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Road Trip For The Rover V8
Posted by: Charles
Date: May 27, 2016 09:11PM

Jim, it ain't no just happened. Your trip with little hicups is a testament to your skills and work. I love it when it "just happens".
Like Calvin glad you guys had a great trip.


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