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exfed12825
Tony Gentile
Waterford, Pa
(53 posts)

Registered:
03/30/2016 02:43PM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB 347ci Bessel Motorsports/ Ford stroker 530 hp

Finally Broke Down
Posted by: exfed12825
Date: November 21, 2016 04:03PM

Well last Friday it was 78 degrees outside with bright sunshine, I took my MGB out for a spin around the neighborhood, about 120 miles. I spent the day Saturday cleaning out the barn and tucking my baby in for a long winters nap. Sunday besides taking a few hours out to watch the Sprint Cup finals, I spent the day watching the snow fall and wishing I had never sold the house in Crystal River Florida. (Damn kids had to wait till I was retired and living The Life of Riley to present us with grand children.) So today, Monday, I finally broke down and mounted the Queer Eskimo on the front of the tractor and gave the driveway it's first of many blow jobs of the year.


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(415 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: Finally Broke Down
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: November 22, 2016 09:38AM

Tony, that's the story of my life too...a history of bad timing!


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(278 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 Broke Down
Posted by: britcars
Date: November 22, 2016 09:47AM

Got a rude shock here this morning too, a light dusting of snow and below freezing. I went for a nice top down drive on Friday.........beautiful day. A long hard winter predicted for us to make up for a fairly mild winter last year. Photo of my first short excursion last year in late March.
Snow Blower.MGB.JPG


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5097 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Finally Broke Down
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 22, 2016 11:09AM

Sounds like my work schedule for today. Mow the back yard one last time and then remove the mower deck and hydraulic pump, to be replaced by the snowblower. At least the sky is clear.

Jim


MG four six eight
Bill Jacobson
Wa state
(252 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 02:15AM

Main British Car:
73 MGB Buick 215, Eaton/GM supercharger

Re: Finally Broke Down
Posted by: MG four six eight
Date: November 22, 2016 09:39PM

Some guys have all the luck!

You guys need to get yourselves a snowmobile or two. I've had various sleds since 1978 and it definitely changes your outlook on winter. Of course if I had to shovel my driveway everyday, that would get old.;-)

Bill


exfed12825
Tony Gentile
Waterford, Pa
(53 posts)

Registered:
03/30/2016 02:43PM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB 347ci Bessel Motorsports/ Ford stroker 530 hp

Re: Finally Broke Down
Posted by: exfed12825
Date: November 22, 2016 11:11PM

I did the snowmobile thing back in the late 60's early 70's, was not too impressed with being really cold. My blood is too thin from meds and alcohol to spend more time than the 100 foot walk from the house to the heated barn into the heated cab of the tractor and maybe feed the birds and deer while I'm out there
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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5097 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Finally Broke Down
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 23, 2016 10:30AM

Heated cab.... yeah, I'd like the think that's in my future.

Jim


exfed12825
Tony Gentile
Waterford, Pa
(53 posts)

Registered:
03/30/2016 02:43PM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB 347ci Bessel Motorsports/ Ford stroker 530 hp

Re: Finally Broke Down
Posted by: exfed12825
Date: November 24, 2016 10:14AM

Jim I built the heated cab out of 1/2 inch plywood, 1/8 inch plexiglass, and 1x1x1/8 angle iron for about $300 bucks, the heater is something I picked up at Harbor Freight that plugs into the cigarette lighter


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