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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3980 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 12, 2020 09:19AM

If you have a computer with Windows 10, there are two apps built in that can be used to resize pics, Photo & Paint.


Workabee
Ronald Ford

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09/20/2020 09:09PM

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Workabee
Date: September 22, 2020 11:58AM

Good Morning, New member here, After having owned a few MG'S and Bugeye's over the last 25 plus years I now have a 1980 MGB that has had the motor out for maybe 10 years and had lost interest in the original 55hp 4 cylinder, Lately I have been thinking about a 302 Ford swap and saw some really nice swaps at Dillard Georgia last weekend at the show. Question I have is I need an automatic and am looking for suggestions as in C4 or ? but would rather have an overdrive style.


Also I see the gathering in Townsend Tenn. next weekend, Is there a schedule at to what is happening when?

Thanks in advance
Ronald Ford
Woodburn, KY.


Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
(187 posts)

Registered:
08/25/2015 06:36AM

Main British Car:
'03 Jaguar XK8 Jaguar 4.2

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: September 22, 2020 12:03PM

No schedule - that's by design. Just a time for folks to gather informally, and always a good turnout. There will be plenty of lots of time to check out some great cars and how they were done, some impromptu drives, and plenty of opportunity for some great one-on-one time with like-minded enthusiasts.


Workabee
Ronald Ford

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Workabee
Date: September 22, 2020 01:46PM

Sounds like a great time, I was afraid I came over after work on Friday (about 5 hours) and then everyone would be gone out driving all day Saturday with no time to talk and look at the cars. If I come over I'll be in a '15 Miata retractable top. It also puts a smile on my face lol


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3980 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 23, 2020 09:44AM

They will be gone & at a cookout Friday evening, Ron.


Workabee
Ronald Ford

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09/20/2020 09:09PM

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Workabee
Date: September 23, 2020 11:27AM

Understand about the cookout, It will be about my bedtime by the time I get there after getting off work at 5 pm CST.

Thanks
Ronald


7_Heaven
John Gibb
NorCal
(4 posts)

Registered:
09/23/2020 10:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 Triumph TR7 Stock 2L (for now)

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: 7_Heaven
Date: September 24, 2020 01:18AM

Hi everyone, John here. I've come across this forum many times while researching engine swap ideas for my 1979 TR7, so I decided to join.

My first car ever was a 1967 MG Midget, with the pre-smog A series motor pushing out 65 hp, allegedly. That car taught me a lot of things but I had to sell it when I went to college. Nearly 40 years later, I bought a TR7 convertible to work on with my car-loving 16 year old son. We've done several projects to get ready for the engine swap including:

Upgraded the suspension with TSI higher rate springs and bushings, and new shocks/strut inserts, plus new needle bearings on the strut towers.
Replaced other suspension wear parts including the wheel bearings and rod ends.
Swapped the 13x5.5 minilite replicas on the car with 185/70 rubber for some 16x7 MGF wheels from the UK with 205/45 tires.
We still plan to upgrade the front brakes with some larger ventilated Wilwood rotors and 4 piston calipers before we do the engine swap.

I've relocated the 3 engine swap ideas I have onto the Triumph forum, comments welcome!

John








Tr7.jpg



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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3980 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 24, 2020 09:12AM

Hi John, welcome to the forum!

Please, copy & paste your post to the Triumph section. That is the place to further discuss your car, as we try to keep this thread to introductions.

BTW, we have a 1UZ TR7 here, minus smog, though.

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

Registered:
06/17/2018 09:15PM

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

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: A.Ficalora
Date: September 28, 2020 11:44PM

Howdy, everyone!

My name is Andrew Ficalora. I've had the pleasure of meeting several of y'all at a few of the past BV8's that I've attended with my dad, Rob. In fact, at the 2018 BV8 in Dayton, OH, I brought out my "British roadster inspired" 1993 Miata. However, I can now proudly say I'm a part of the MG club!

Last week I picked up a '78 MGB and Ford 302 from a '95 Mustang, and this past weekend my dad and I pulled the motor and trans from the B. Here's a quick pic I thought was neat. Over 14 years between the two photos, I guess you could say this apple didn't fall far from the tree!

MGB Motor Pull - SMALL (wecompress.com).png


09.22.20 - Car on Trailer 1.jpg

Anywho, I'm still getting all the details together, but I look forward to the expanse of knowledge on this forum and taking my own B to a future BV8 one of these days.

- Andrew


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1117 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: September 29, 2020 08:57AM

Andrew, I see that you've pick up your dad's mechanical genes - if your conversion turns out anything like his, it'll be a winner.
...you've got all Winter to get it ready for Auburn!


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3980 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 29, 2020 06:13PM

Hi Drew!

I would welcome you aboard, but................you have already been here over 2 years. :)

Knowledge? Got all you need working right there with ya!
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