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mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1399 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: mowog1
Date: October 09, 2017 06:13AM

What route did you take, Paul? We were not too far behind you, and finally got out of the rain just a little NW of Cincinnati. Of course, we didn't see the sun until we hit the Illinois/Indiana border.

We left the hotel at 0700 EDT and arrived home at 0400 EDT....we did gain an hour drive time because of the slower speeds needed to be kept due to the rain, which limited visibility quite a bit.

We had NO delays due to construction and only saw one accident (near Lexington) that was obviously weather-caused.

I had about 1100 miles on the clock this weekend.

As Paul stated, it was a great weekend....thanks out to Mickey and Janet for their hospitality....thanks out to Jim Watson for the assistance with my charging problem and the loan of the plug-in volt meter (which will go back to him today via USPS Priority Mail).

See you all in Dayton if not before.


Merv
Merv Hagen
IL
(96 posts)

Registered:
05/21/2008 05:48PM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Buick 215 T-5 Trans

Re: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: Merv
Date: October 09, 2017 07:45AM

We left the hotel at 0600 EDT and arrived home at 0500 EDT and as Rick stated HEAVY rain from start until Cincinnati. About 1350 miles for total trip.

Mickey, Janet, Thanks for the GREAT evening.

Paul, I'm not so sure about being back to even, as the rental fee for that coil was !!! SIMPLY HUGE !!!.

Great people, great scenery made for a GREAT weekend.

Merv & Marilyn


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: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: psmg
Date: October 09, 2017 10:15AM

Rick and Merv,
It looks like you arrived at your destination before you left. Am I missing something or did you use the "Charles Long" method of time calculation. (Back to the Future?)


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3210 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 09, 2017 10:39AM

Military time for non-veterans. ;)

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Merv
Merv Hagen
IL
(96 posts)

Registered:
05/21/2008 05:48PM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Buick 215 T-5 Trans

Re: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: Merv
Date: October 09, 2017 10:58AM

Paul, Pretty sure we both used the Charles long Method


Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
(108 posts)

Registered:
08/25/2015 06:36AM

Main British Car:
'69 BGT GM 3.4

Re: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: October 09, 2017 11:16AM

And did you have to go ~waay up there~ to get there?


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: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: psmg
Date: October 09, 2017 11:25AM

Merv,

As far as the rental fee for the ignition coil, the coil returned to you is "competition field tested, known to be good" and will be able to be used as a reliable spare unit. The testing and "free" return shipping should more than make up the HUGE rental fee.


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(296 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: britcars
Date: October 09, 2017 11:41AM

Made it home about 1830 hours last night after a long day of sitting on airplanes and hanging out in airports (and walking miles between gates in Toronto). Had a wonderful time in Tennessee! A few photos of the gathering at Mickey's. Thanks so much for hosting us Mickey and Janet!
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Merv
Merv Hagen
IL
(96 posts)

Registered:
05/21/2008 05:48PM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Buick 215 T-5 Trans

Re: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: Merv
Date: October 09, 2017 11:55AM

Well Paul, not sure about the field testing, but after the compound interest, handling fee and our new Illinois sugar tax on soft drinks is added, than the cost can surly go WAAY up there. Next time we get together you may want to consider bring the title for you MG along.

As far as the arrival and departure time thing goes, when you drive a JAG U AR you do start to believe that anything is possible.


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: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: psmg
Date: October 09, 2017 12:05PM

Merv,
How about the title to Mary's car?


Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
(108 posts)

Registered:
08/25/2015 06:36AM

Main British Car:
'69 BGT GM 3.4

Re: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: October 09, 2017 12:14PM

Great pictures, Phil!

Wonder what Rick was doing in that second one......


v8mgb
Jim Miller

(32 posts)

Registered:
01/01/2008 11:38AM

Main British Car:
78 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: v8mgb
Date: October 09, 2017 12:20PM

I had a great time. Thanks Micky and everyone else that helped to pull this weekend together. One thing we missed was a group shot.

David Terhune sent me a note " Please convey my thanks to them for the great hospitality from the group this past weekend... it was nice seeing some old friends and meeting new ones. "

We toured the Foothills Parkway, Dragon, Moonshiner 28 and other local roads, here are a few shots. We also talked to several Slingshot owners. One has a Honda S2000 in his and a big fat tire in the back to put down the extra power.
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v8mgb
Jim Miller

(32 posts)

Registered:
01/01/2008 11:38AM

Main British Car:
78 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: v8mgb
Date: October 09, 2017 01:31PM

A few more pictures.

Rick arriving in Townsend his 72 B.
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v8mgb
Jim Miller

(32 posts)

Registered:
01/01/2008 11:38AM

Main British Car:
78 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: v8mgb
Date: October 09, 2017 08:15PM

Foothills Parkway Expansion East. See link below for more details on the bridges we saw on the side of the mountains.

[www.wbir.com]


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3210 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 10, 2017 12:02PM

Thanks for that article, Jim. Nice to know the story on the mysterious part of the seemingly never finished Foothills Parkway.


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(893 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: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: Dan B
Date: October 10, 2017 03:16PM

I took Wears Valley on my way to I-81 when I left on Saturday morning. The barricades on the ramp are still up. I guess they are working on overlooks.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1399 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: mowog1
Date: October 13, 2017 08:05PM

Greetings.....

There had been a ***little*** discussion of possibly moving our yearly fall gathering from a weekend to a Sunday through Wednesday.

Richard Moor checked with the hotel......there are too many festivals, etc, held during that time frame.

We need to keep the first full weekend of October (Thursday through Sunday) as has been our habit over the past few years.

It wasn't really broken.....no need to fix it.

That is all...


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(807 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: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: October 14, 2017 04:48PM

No TSB for proposal, leave as is. :-)


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1399 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: mowog1
Date: October 15, 2017 09:18AM

Kelly....none of us knew you were leaving so early! Let us know next time!


Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
(108 posts)

Registered:
08/25/2015 06:36AM

Main British Car:
'69 BGT GM 3.4

Re: Seventh Annual BritishV8 Fall Gathering - Townsend, TN - Oct. 5-8, 2017
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: October 15, 2017 11:15AM

OK, I'll bite: What the heck does "TSB" mean?
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