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mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1449 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 08, 2018 10:29PM

Pete Mantell dropped his items off to me today (he cannot make it as his son, Alex, is graduating from Navy school in South Carolins on Friday).

I will also have a couple of certificates to offer up from Pieces of Eight.

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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2530 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: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 09, 2018 06:57PM

After all the thrashing to get my car ready, I'm beginning to feel like i'm not supposed to make it this year.

Windshield replaced, but leaking -- water dripping somewhere causing my wipers to quit on me today & hazzards not to work - ok now that it's dried out a bit.

Replaced bushings in the IRS; no drama on them, but one of my CV axle shafts had popped loose from the CV race. Ran around town, found the necessary clip to fix it; fixed it. That was about Wed/Thu.

Front suspension noticed end play in the hubs; chased parts; fixed. Also noticed lower ball joints on both sides were very loose; tightened. And, bolts holding the Wilwood rotors to the hats were also loose; tightened.

Rained on my on the way to Dallas - hydroplaned. Luckily only rained a few mins.

Rain forecasted all along the way & some of the week so decided I need to swap tires. Been running around much of the afternoon looking for tires; nothing. Closest is 225/60/15 (rear) & 195/60/15 (front) but holding them up next to my wheel wells/flares, they look like they won't fit. And I really don't want to be hydroplaning all the way there like last year. One option remains... Find a window to skirt the rain & order tires to arrive in Dayton (if they can get them there in time) so I can get them swapped there... praying for a miracle so next time I check the weather forecast, it shows clear sailing!


v8mgb
Jim Miller

(56 posts)

Registered:
01/01/2008 11:38AM

Main British Car:
78 MGB Buick 215

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Re: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: v8mgb
Date: July 09, 2018 08:59PM

Rob, I am 30 minutes away from the Tire Rack in South Bend Indiana. I donít think I can safely fit 4 tires in a MG, 2 will fit. I let me know if I can help in some way.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2530 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: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 09, 2018 09:41PM

Thanks Jim. I'm going to call some tire shops in/around Dayton in the morning to see if they can get some shipped in before we'd have to head back to Houston. With that answer and updated weather reports tomorrow, I'll make the decision.


A.Ficalora
Andrew Ficalora
Austin, TX
(15 posts)

Registered:
06/17/2018 09:15PM

Main British Car:
1993 Mazda Miata LE 1.6L Inline 4

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Re: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: A.Ficalora
Date: July 10, 2018 11:35AM

Donít worry, the fun times are still going to happen. We were able to find a solution and the Ficalora crew has rolled out. Next stop: Memphis


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

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

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

Re: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: July 10, 2018 03:10PM

I'll be driving my Tahoe, wasn't able to get everything fixed in time. Oh well it's the people that's most important not which vehicle I arrive in.

I'll gladly ride with any of you who have an empty seat in a fun LBC when it's time to do one of the drives.


see ya'll tomorrow, Wed. afternoon.

PJ Lenihan
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mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1449 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 10, 2018 03:50PM

No problemo, PJ....I'll have the F150.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1449 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 10, 2018 04:34PM

A reminder from Al and Mike:

A note for Wednesday's arrivals:. Free Yuengling drafts in the hotel bar from 6:00-7:00. After which they have live music.

Also, we have the parking lot to the left of the hotel (north). Look for the welcome sign.

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Yuengling.jpg


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2530 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: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 10, 2018 08:08PM

Hooked up with Ralph and Barry about 4hrs outside of Memphis. We're all here. Miller time


Capt'n Moorgone
Mike Moor
Angola,IN
(110 posts)

Registered:
11/20/2008 07:05PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB 300 Buick

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Re: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: Capt'n Moorgone
Date: July 10, 2018 08:22PM

Safe travels Guys! See you tomorrow evening...Ö...


Spitfire 350
Phil McConnell
Perrysburg, OH (Toledo area)
(181 posts)

Registered:
01/11/2010 09:19PM

Main British Car:
74 Spitfire 350Chevy

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Re: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: Spitfire 350
Date: July 11, 2018 01:06PM

I am here with Calvin & Brenda and Roger & Fiona. The party has officially begun.


dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
(248 posts)

Registered:
12/07/2007 07:45AM

Main British Car:
1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: July 12, 2018 03:26PM

Hold it down guys! I can hear you and your cars hear in WV ! Have fun!


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2530 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: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 15, 2018 12:04AM

Safe travels home all. We made it to Nashville for lunch and a Grand Ole Opry tour and then to Memphis' Beale Street for Blues and Memphis BBQ. Plan to run by Graceland in the morning before continuing home.


Spitfire 350
Phil McConnell
Perrysburg, OH (Toledo area)
(181 posts)

Registered:
01/11/2010 09:19PM

Main British Car:
74 Spitfire 350Chevy

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Re: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: Spitfire 350
Date: July 15, 2018 12:14PM

Mary and I got home about noon. Nice drive, light traffic. Wishing the same for all of you still on the road.


v8mgb
Jim Miller

(56 posts)

Registered:
01/01/2008 11:38AM

Main British Car:
78 MGB Buick 215

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Re: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: v8mgb
Date: July 15, 2018 02:42PM

I arrived home at about 12:30 eastern time and just put the MG in the garage . No issues with traffic.


psmg
Paul Schils
Fredonia, WI
(84 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: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: psmg
Date: July 15, 2018 02:53PM

Mary and I arrived home in Wisconsin at 1:30 central time. Traffic was OK in Indy but was heavy in Chicago. Glad we left early. Great to see everyone again and hope all had a safe ride home.


Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
(136 posts)

Registered:
08/25/2015 06:36AM

Main British Car:
'69 BGT GM 3.4

Re: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: July 15, 2018 03:00PM

Janet and I are home - no issues, but right after we stopped to pick up the mail at the Post Office here in Townsend, the GT sputtered and died. Coasted into a service station and let it sit a couple minutes and it started right back up and drove the last couple miles home fine. Maybe a clogged fuel filter...? Will check it all out later - margarita time now! Good news is that for the entire trip, we got 26-27 mpg, and it ran beautifully.

Thanks to all who planned the gathering - great times, and always good to see everyone. Hope y'all can make it to Townsend in October.

Mickey


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2530 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: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 15, 2018 05:33PM

Shelly and I started in Memphis this morning. Stopped for Lunch with some of her family in Conway, AR, then on to Hot Springs, AR for the evening. Home tomorrow. Drew & Vanessa are about 4hours from Austin so should get home about 8:30 or 9pm central tonight.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(869 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: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: July 15, 2018 08:08PM

We arrived home at 4:45 CST and had a great trip. Spent 1 hr. just north of Nashville in a traffic jam due to auto accident. Enjoyed seeing everyone.


MGB SS
Joe Schafer
Central Michigan
(140 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 06:46AM

Main British Car:
1971 Mgb 1991 5.0 Ford

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Re: British V8 2018 - Dayton Ohio - July 11-15
Posted by: MGB SS
Date: July 15, 2018 09:02PM

I got home around noon, It was great to see everyone and meet so many new people and so many nice cars.
Thanks again to all the people that made it happen.

Joe
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