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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2566 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: hi guys. New member here
Posted by: rficalora
Date: September 13, 2018 01:21PM

Looks great Murray!


RDMG
Dave R
Northern Virginia
(111 posts)

Registered:
04/07/2016 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB 4.6L Rover V8

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: RDMG
Date: October 22, 2018 08:47PM

Hello everyone!

After wearing out this website and asking many dumb questions since 2014 or so, I just found this thread!

Iím Dave, I live in the Northern VA area, and am working a Ď79 MGB Rover 4.6 conversion. Iím still working full time with young kids at home, so progress is slow. Paint is done, engine parts are trickling in, garage is a mess. Total investment is more than Iím ready to contemplate.

I have a build thread going, which needs an update.

I was bitten by the MG bug before I was born, and grew up in a harvest gold (maybe bracken) 1973 MGB that my dad bought nearly new in 1974. It was painted green and nearly rusted in half by the time I drove it every day in high school, often far faster than was safe or legally permissible. My dad restored it with a BMH bodyshell to mostly stock spec with damask red paint in the late 1990s, and itís in my garage now, in great, rust-free but road-worn, daily driver condition. Original engine has lasted longer than three speedometers (approx 150,000mi) without a rebuild, but it now has less oil pressure and runs a bit hotter than Iíd like.

I absolutely love this forum, and often surf it a few times a day. Iíve learned SO much about engines and MGs, and I am forever greatful to the guys here for helping me understand it all.

Many thanks to all of you for making this such a great place to hang out.



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ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1039 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: October 23, 2018 10:47PM

Dave,
You'll like the fact that next years British V8 meet is a stones throw away in Wytheville next June - come and say hello, kick tires and take lots of photos....you'll leave with a renewed energy to complete your project!
Stay tuned to this website for details!


piquet
PAT KAYE

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Registered:
11/14/2018 11:44AM

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: piquet
Date: November 14, 2018 12:51PM

Hello, I just joined this group. Look forward to connecting with more enthusiasts.

I'm in Marin County, California about 25 miles north of San Francisco. The Sonoma Raceway (which us old timers will always call Sears Point) is a scant 5 miles straight across the valley to the east of my house, and that is where Huffaker Engineering is. (I can hear cars and bikes running on the track much of the time even at this distance and on the other side of the hills).

I purchased a 1982 Canada-export Triumph TR8, VIN # ...339, which was built in September 1981, the last month of production for all Triumphs. My TR8 is on a salvage title because it was in a rather minor fender bender about 32K miles ago and the insurance company decided to write it off. It was purchased back by the owner at that time and repaired and cleared to be roadworthy again. I bought it from the shop who had worked on the car, with three different owners, since 1997, and he printed out all the service records on for me upon purchase.

The TR8 is a polar opposite of my other British car, a RHD 1972 Austin Mini Clubman saloon, and surprisingly easy to drive albeit much harder to get into and out of than my Mini!
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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3562 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: November 14, 2018 05:39PM

Nice ride, Pat!


davesell
David Sell
Seattle, WA
(1 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2019 05:50PM

Main British Car:
1991 Marcos Mantula Spyder Rover V8 4.6 L EFI

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: davesell
Date: February 11, 2019 07:15PM

Hello, I just joined this site. I have a 1991 Marcos Mantula Spyder with a 4.6L Rover V8 and a LT77 5 speed gearbox. This Marcos has Triumph front suspension with a Jack Knight rack and IRS with Marcos arms and Ford differential. I purchased the car recently and am in the process of going through it to make sure it is roadworthy and getting it ready for the next driving season. I also own a relatively stock MGB roadster which I've driven from Seattle to Ottawa and back, then from Seattle to Louisville and through the Smokey Mountains before returning to Seattle. I expect to drive the Marcos on trips also. I recently retired after years of developing software (most recently was 20 years at Microsoft) and then I spent 3 years teaching mathematics for a technical college.
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RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(511 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: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: February 11, 2019 11:39PM

Great looking Marcos! Did not know they produced cars that recently..


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1039 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: February 12, 2019 10:03AM

Now there's something you don't see every day - great looking auto!
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