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BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Can a German attend?
Posted by: BMC
Date: December 09, 2007 09:58PM

(there is an actual question at the bottom of this!!!)

My brother.


What can I say? He's the black sheep of the family.



Couldn't stick with British. Had to go for that snooty _g_erman stuff. I guess my Dad specializing in Mercedes Benz and BMW for all those years rubbed off on Jon one way, and my Dad's hobby- LBC's took on a different passion for me.


Well, after lots of money spent tryng to get his 'indirect' air cooled porsche to run quick and for every dollar he spent after the 4th year, the car would loose 1/100 of a BHP and he spent LOTS to try to get it running right. Possibly in the wrong places, but oh well.

So what does he do? Looks at our shop and says- I gotta have a' V8. I tried to convince him to go with one of our drivelines, but again, remember, black sheep.

After some time working with another company that specializes in closer to what he needs, and me twisting his arm to PLEASE not use the heavy LT1, they switched to an LS1. This summer will be his first outing with the LS powered Porkchop and I know he would love to run with the crowd in eastern WI. Also, being german and us driving our British iron with also domesticated iron under the bonnet, I feel he needs to run with us out to the meet.


***So the question is:
Would he be allowed to bring his conversion out to the meet and run with us in whatever we do?

Thank You,

-BMC.


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(575 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: Can a German attend?
Posted by: danmas
Date: December 09, 2007 10:33PM

BMC Wrote:
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> Would he be allowed to bring his conversion out to
> the meet and run with us in whatever we do?


Yes.


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: Can a German attend?
Posted by: BMC
Date: December 09, 2007 10:42PM

Thank You Dan.

-BMC.


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Can a German attend?
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: December 09, 2007 11:47PM

Sweet another ls1, I thought I was alone.


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: Can a German attend?
Posted by: BMC
Date: February 10, 2008 07:02PM

Calvin,

Are you ready with your TR-LS1-6? Jon and Jennifer and Jennifer and myself are all going for sure. Just looked at his LS1 today for the first time. Its an LS1, 700R4 and Ford 8.8 open diff. I hope they give that thing a lock before he leaves!

-BMC.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3791 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Can a German attend?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 11, 2008 08:08AM

"Can a German attend?"

Sure! I'm half German & I've been to every one 'cept that 1st one in St. Louis. ;)


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: Can a German attend?
Posted by: BMC
Date: February 11, 2008 10:54AM

My wife's half German too. Part of this was to secretly find out if I had an excuse to leave her or take her with. I guess she's coming with too.


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Can a German attend?
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: February 11, 2008 12:52PM

Brian,

I hope I can finish my TR6 before the WI meet. The work is still in progress, working every spare minute I can, kind of hard with my demanding water softener business.

There is some German In me also somewhere, in all the mixture of many.


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(575 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: Can a German attend?
Posted by: danmas
Date: February 11, 2008 02:27PM

BMC Wrote:
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> My wife's half German too.

Mine is all German, born and reared in Berlin. She'll be coming with me.


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: Can a German attend?
Posted by: BMC
Date: February 11, 2008 10:38PM

Maybe I should have asked:

Can a Scots-Irish guy come- spending money to get there AND not drink a drop of alcohol the whole trip?

That would have partially described me.

-BMC.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5833 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Can a German attend?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: February 12, 2008 11:23AM

I guess if they'll let me come they'll have to let you. Oh and btw, it's most definitely a good idea to bring the wives. They may gripe a bit but they also enjoy bumping shoulders with each other. Almost like they have their own club or something. I'm not even a little in on what's going on there, but if they like it I'm happy.

Jim


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