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

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04/29/2009 11:37AM

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

coast to coast adventure 2017 MG San Diego/Savannah
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: June 16, 2017 08:23AM

2017 MGB Coast‐to‐Coast Adventure
Put a tire in the Atlantic and tire in Pacific at the beginning and end of a historic MGB road trip of 9 days taking us across the southern United States to NAMGBR’s MG2017. Our tentative plans include using a southern route of secondary roads and some high speed interstates. Of course MG fans across the nation can join in anywhere. This plan has a couple short days for touring local sights. These short days also allow for catch up if anyone was delayed for unscheduled
repairs. Our model is the Rally to Reno in 2011, but with a more southern/southwestern flair.
Starting Point – Savannah, GA, Friday, 6/16/2017
The City of Savannah is a place with so much history it is too much to list. This city was spared by General Sherman at the end of the Civil War during his famous “March to the Sea,” so the beautiful antebellum homes fill the streets just as they did in the late 1800s. In addition, the Eighth Air Force Museum, probably the best air museum outside of Wright Patterson AFB or the Smithsonian Air Museum, chronicles the U.S. Air Force’s roll in defeating Nazi Germany during WWII. Our tentative Friday itinerary includes:
Dinner and put a tire in the Atlantic on Tybee Island photo opportunity meet us on Tybee Island around 6:00 pm the North Beach bar & Grill, 1501 Chatham Ave., Tybee Island, GA. 31328.
then on Sat morning 7:00 am departure for Montgomery, AL

Hampton Inn & Suites Savannah I-95
591 Al Henderson Blvd
Savannah, GA 39141

and some of us are next door at Fairfield Inn by Marriott.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3235 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: coast to coast adventure 2017 MG San Diego/Savannah
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 16, 2017 09:55AM

Quote:
In addition, the Eighth Air Force Museum, probably the best air museum outside of Wright Patterson AFB or the Smithsonian Air Museum,

Might have to argue with you on that, PJ ;) I have been to The Smithsonian & National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton with the Boy Scouts. The National Museum Of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, FL is right up there. I have been there 3-4 times. Not to be missed.

[www.navalaviationmuseum.org]

Enjoy your adventure, PJ!



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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: coast to coast adventure 2017 MG San Diego/Savannah
Posted by: psmg
Date: June 16, 2017 11:45AM

Good luck to you PJ. Have a safe and " breakdown free " trip.


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: coast to coast adventure 2017 MG San Diego/Savannah
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: June 17, 2017 05:22PM

I'm on the road again, follow us at:
2017 MGB coast to coast adventure on FB or MGE

in Montgomery alls well staying cool


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3235 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: coast to coast adventure 2017 MG San Diego/Savannah
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 17, 2017 11:12PM

Ah, the Heart of Dixie!


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: coast to coast adventure 2017 MG San Diego/Savannah
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: June 28, 2017 02:09AM

I'm having some technical difficulties, but even more than that I'm spending nearly all my waking hours having an absolute ball talking with, riding with, eating with, or just being with all these fun folks here in San Diego at MG 2017 that I've neglected to post here,

Mea Culpa Mea Culpa, Mea maxima culpa.

I'm about to fall asleep but I will catch up soon


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3235 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: coast to coast adventure 2017 MG San Diego/Savannah
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 28, 2017 10:48AM

Glad you are having a great time, PJ!


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: coast to coast adventure 2017 MG San Diego/Savannah
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: July 11, 2017 02:42PM

As one of the 2017 MGB coast to coast adventurers, I can tell you that the 11 MGs in our group drove thousands of miles in HOT weather, specifically 5 straight day in excess of 100F up to 118F.
sure the cars were hot, so were the drivers
(see photo of the two of us in "silver Lady" I'm cooling with a wet Froggie head wrap)
and passengers, but not one of us had to call 911 nor did the MGs blow a hose.

( IMHO this is a sure sign that the car is overheating, a blown hose)

We did have coolant temp for short periods of hill climbing of 220-230 But all these MGs made it to San Diego and all made it home to Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte and other points east of the Mississippi. Oh and one of the mostly stock MGBs as pulling half an MGB trailer that weighed about 7-800 lbs empty.

I drive my MGBGT cross country frequently , over 80,000 miles since 2010 in all kinds of weather, once the cooling system is in good nick, these cars will go and go. yes, keep an eye on temps but don't obsess about 200+degreesF or more.
I once drove all day at 80 mph when ambient temps were 107 in CO & KS with no harm done the coolant was consistently at 210F.
If the system is intact, i.e. no hose blown, you'll probably keep on trucking..

good luck with your MG and have fun driving many blissful miles.
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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2386 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: coast to coast adventure 2017 MG San Diego/Savannah
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 14, 2017 10:33PM

PJ, I kept up with Ralph while y'all were on the journey. Sounds like it was a great time! We need more pics.


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