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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5658 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Anyone else go playing in the rain today?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 20, 2018 04:11PM

I did. Almost forgot what it was like. Raining so hard I intentionally tucked in behind a semi so I had a blocker.Wipers on high and doing zip, defrost doing zip, wiping the water off the inside with a towel. Windows cracked and the rear window 3/4 zipped open for airflow, water dripping everywhere, good thing I was wearing shorts and sandals. What a ride! And the crazy thing is I loved every minute of it. What's that all about?

Jim


Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
(143 posts)

Registered:
08/25/2015 06:36AM

Main British Car:
'69 BGT GM 3.4

Re: Anyone else go playing in the rain today?
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: July 20, 2018 04:37PM

Recapturing and reliving your yout', Jim! Just like the rest of us...


bob74bgt
robert white
Monroe NC
(9 posts)

Registered:
09/27/2016 02:24PM

Main British Car:
74.5 BGT V8 Olds 215

Re: Anyone else go playing in the rain today?
Posted by: bob74bgt
Date: July 21, 2018 01:38PM

I tucked in behind a semi in the rain many years ago. It water sandblasted the front of the MG. My MGs are not afraid of the rain but not behind semis anymore.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5658 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Anyone else go playing in the rain today?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 21, 2018 01:56PM

I stayed one or two or more semi lengths back. Just enough to where I could still see his tail lights but enough to stay out of the spray. I figured with that big rig up there clearing the road ahead of me it was pretty safe for to follow along behind. For awhile there I couldn't even see what was beside me.

Jim


tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
(204 posts)

Registered:
01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: Anyone else go playing in the rain today?
Posted by: tbo
Date: July 21, 2018 11:39PM

Just logged on a minute ago and the first thing I saw was your post.I wrote a song called "let's go and play in the rain" a few years ago and we are making plans to record it and two others just for the record so to speak. Would you like a copy went it's done ?


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3510 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Anyone else go playing in the rain today?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 22, 2018 11:25AM

Maybe you can post a link to an MP3?


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5658 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Anyone else go playing in the rain today?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 22, 2018 12:13PM

Sure Tim, that'd be great!

Jim


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2547 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: Anyone else go playing in the rain today?
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 22, 2018 06:10PM

Anyone else go playing in the rain today?

Nope. But I could with my new tires :)!


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(171 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

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

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Re: Anyone else go playing in the rain today?
Posted by: Charles
Date: July 22, 2018 09:24PM

Perk and I were playing in the rain yesterday after a run to Loudan, TN for ice cream at the Tic-Toc Ice Cream Shop. We saw heavy rain coming, top down. Told Perk need to put the top up, stopped put the top up fastened everything down, I got soaked, got in the car pulled back on the road, it quit raining. No rain the rest of the way home. Now that I remember I was the one playing in the rain, Perk sat in the dry car.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3510 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Anyone else go playing in the rain today?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 23, 2018 10:05AM

You can have it. I much prefer to play on DRY roads.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5658 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Anyone else go playing in the rain today?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 23, 2018 02:29PM

Ah, where's your sense of adventure? It's a whole new world out there in the wet. As long as you are ready for it, it's even more fun. You can do things you will NEVER do on dry pavement, and it's a great time to test out your brake balance.

Jim


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1455 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Anyone else go playing in the rain today?
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 23, 2018 03:59PM

I drove the Roadmaster in drizzle on Saturday coming home from the Cars & Coffee.

Not enough wet to count as rain.


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1032 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Anyone else go playing in the rain today?
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: July 23, 2018 05:17PM

Quote:
You can have it. I much prefer to play on DRY roads
You'd like wet roads better if you're tires had a bit more tread.....quit shaving 'em!


tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
(204 posts)

Registered:
01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: Anyone else go playing in the rain today?
Posted by: tbo
Date: July 25, 2018 09:08PM

As to the recording session Jim ,It will probably take awhile but when it's done I will let you know. Couple of months anyway.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3510 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Anyone else go playing in the rain today?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 26, 2018 11:17AM

You'd like wet roads better if you're tires had a bit more tread.....quit shaving 'em!

Bought a set of Falken Azenis RT615K+ last year. Not as good as my shaved Toyo RA-1s in the dry & not a great rain tire, either. it's the same tire we use on the TR6 race car.


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