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kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(817 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: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: June 07, 2017 07:54AM

We should get away around 10 - 10:30 after breakfast .


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(817 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: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: June 08, 2017 08:17AM

Renewed old friendships and made new ones. Great turnout. Several new people and cars . Perhaps others will post additional info and pics.


Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
(108 posts)

Registered:
08/25/2015 06:36AM

Main British Car:
'69 BGT GM 3.4

Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: June 08, 2017 03:12PM

Cass Scenic Railway today. Nice ride, and the drive up there was great!
cass rail.jpg


Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
(108 posts)

Registered:
08/25/2015 06:36AM

Main British Car:
'69 BGT GM 3.4

Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: June 11, 2017 05:32PM

Back home, and Janet and I are toasting Jim and Dan with a gin and tonic for a job well done. The meet was first rate, drives were fun, and as always, great to see everyone.

After only squeezing out 20 mpg on those ~spirited~ drives this week, the GT did 29 mpg on interstate, driving between 60 and 75, partly with A/C and partly without. Pleased with that!

Thanks again, Jim and Dan, and looking forward to seeing all here in October.

Mickey & Janet


v8mgb
Jim Miller

(33 posts)

Registered:
01/01/2008 11:38AM

Main British Car:
78 MGB Buick 215

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: v8mgb
Date: June 11, 2017 09:06PM

Dan and Jim. Thanks for hosting a great event. I enjoyed it very much. I am ready to turn around and do it again.


I received several questions on my 3rd brake light flasher. Here is the company, 3rdbrakeflasher.com. Looks like they also sell on Amazon.
[www.3rdbrakeflasher.com]

The light itself was purchased off eBay. A search on ebay or Amazon for "universal 3rd brake light led" will provide several options.
[www.ebay.com]



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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2379 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: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: rficalora
Date: June 11, 2017 10:00PM

Great info Jim!

Ralph and I made it to Little Rock Arkansas today. We each have about 6 - 7 hours more tomorrow. Hope everyone else made it home safely or is at least safe for the evening!

Here are the few pics I took...
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RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(455 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
MGB Sebring GT, Arkley Spriget, Lotus 7 Stalker 3.9 Rover, 1275cc, 3.4 V6

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: June 11, 2017 10:57PM

Thanks to Dan and Jim for their efforts...what a great meet...and got to eat at Food and Friends three times...worth the trip itself..
Kay and I made it home this afternoon but not without some trauma....my fuel pump did it's obligatory tri-annual crap out while still in WV about 150 miles from Lewisburg...Guess I really did deserve it since I had promised to install a redundant system after my 2014 Colorado debacle...thanks to Mike Moor, Scott Costanza, and Steve for their mechanical assistance, would not have made it home without them...will post a picture tomorrow showing the clever way the issue was resolved without spending hours under the battery box/fuel thank area where the pump resides....
PS...also kudos to Marsha and Kay for their moral support and ice water!


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(903 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: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: Dan B
Date: June 11, 2017 11:02PM

I had a fuel pump go out in about that same area coming home from Mid-Ohio in the TR4A about 15 years ago. Mothman probably....


psmg
Paul Schils
Fredonia, WI
(77 posts)

Registered:
12/13/2007 10:27AM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB-GT, Buick 215 1971 MGB RD, SBF 302

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: psmg
Date: June 12, 2017 08:47AM

Mary and I made it to to Slippery Rock Pennsylvania (just north of Pittsburg) without a single problem. The car ran great, thanks to Merv Hagen's extra ignition coil. I installed it before we left the motel.
Thanks to Dan and Jim for a Great event. It was great seeing everyone again and hopefully we can continue this experience for years to come. We hope everyone has a safe trip home .

Paul and Mary


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(817 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: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: June 12, 2017 09:05AM

We arrived back home around 5 PM CDT after a day's travel. Beautiful county, but glad to get home. Posted some additional thoughts and on the "kudos" thread. Add your thoughts also, please. Hope I did not disappoint anyone with brief "Styling" episode.


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(455 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
MGB Sebring GT, Arkley Spriget, Lotus 7 Stalker 3.9 Rover, 1275cc, 3.4 V6

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: June 12, 2017 09:05AM

Dan...when we passed Point Pleasant, actually just a short distance from the fp failure..I tried to call Richard Gere to ask for advice....no luck though! Chuckle...


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2379 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: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: rficalora
Date: June 13, 2017 08:24AM

Ralph and I got home yesterday afternoon. Ralph around 4 and me around 5. I clocked 3053 miles. Less than some, I know! Both cars did great... although we did have to jump mine Monday morning after I left my ignition and fuel pump (recirculates) on over night.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1401 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: mowog1
Date: June 14, 2017 10:56AM

Jean and I got home about 4:30pm CDT on Sunday.

No major road problems....a 5 minute backup in Charleston when we cam up behind a one-vehicle accident on the bridge that blocked a lane.....and a semi on one of the two-lane sections of 35 that decided he could not drive any faster than 40mph...and would not pull over.

We had a great time each and every day....and look forward to BritishV8 2018!


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

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

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

Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: June 15, 2017 08:35AM

today Dick Lunney and I rendezvous in Charlotte, NC , pick up the borrowed trailer, load one RB MGB and prepare to depart for Savannah, GA.
For a year we have been planning the MG 2017 coast to coast Adventure and the time has come to commence.


psmg
Paul Schils
Fredonia, WI
(77 posts)

Registered:
12/13/2007 10:27AM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB-GT, Buick 215 1971 MGB RD, SBF 302

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: psmg
Date: June 16, 2017 11:51AM

Back in Wisconsin. Had to cut Vacation short because of medical issue. Everything "fine" now. Car ran Great after installing Merv"s coil, put on 2600 miles, temp never went over 195,even stopped in traffic in Chicago in 90 degree temps. Had a great time, good to be home.


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(148 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

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

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: Charles
Date: June 17, 2017 05:27PM

Thanks to Jim and Dan for a well planned gathering.

Perky and I sure enjoyed getting to see past and new traverlers in there personally prepared British Cars.

Perk and I made it home Sunday evening after a stop over at the GC for an afternoon meal.

No dirt roads on the way home.

Perk and charles


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1111 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: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: June 18, 2017 10:12PM

Brenda and I made it back home Saturday the 17th around 11:30 am safe and sound. We ended up doing about the same miles as the Indy meet in 2015. The miles were around 5800. We spent a couple of days in Tennessee and then headed to Nellis AFB to meet our son. On the way through Texas just before Amarillo, we went in between some storm cells. On the outside of this dark black storm cell it was 91 degrees, all within about 1/8th mile the temp went down to 70 degrees and started raining pretty hard. We just made it before large hail could have dropped from what the warning said on our phones.

So it was good to make it around the storm.

Jim and Dan Blackwood had a very good and organized meet this year. Brenda and I had a great time. I would jump in the rig and do it all over again to see our British V8 6 4 family!!!!.

Meet some new friends and got closer to some of our group! As some have said, it will always keep us come back.

West Virginia, Virginia has some coolest roads I have ever seen. Had great fun on these roads with the Blackwood brothers (grin) !!

I will find some time to post some photos soon.


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

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: June 19, 2017 09:21AM

Quote:
I would jump in the rig and do it all over again to see our British V8 6 4 family!!!!.
Always good to see the folks from the left coast. Unless you get a trailer built for two, I'm guessing that Brenda's GT will be showing up at the next meet.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3232 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: BritishV8 2017-Country Roads, Take Me Home
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 19, 2017 10:22AM

Yep. Brenda's turn. ;)
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