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goal10r
Marty Johnson
Flint MIchigan
(20 posts)

Registered:
12/05/2012 09:50PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB 5.0 Ford WC t-5

1977 MGB project car with Mantell Kit - NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Posted by: goal10r
Date: October 21, 2013 10:40PM

Hello fellow MG lovers, the time has come to sell my heart and soul project to a good home. You can read all about it under the MG Forum on this site- Newbie takes a swing at Mantell kit. It's been a several year labor of love and I have almost 10K invested, motor fires right up, trans shifts the way it should, and there is probably 90 percent of the parts needed to finish. You need to get a drive shaft cut and set up the clutch to the pedal. I have the original drive shaft and a overdrive driveshaft for the 1800 motor.The tires are in good shape the wire wheel conversion looks good. The under carriage is like new- no rust anywhere, painted and done right with no short cuts. The body is in really good shape, no rust, I painted it in my booth, it's decent, you decide to wheel it or repaint. I have probably enough matching paint to shoot it again, there is at least 4 coats of paint on it after the entire body was taken down to metal. The wiring is about 80 percent, done by an ASE professional mechanic, awaiting the installation of lights and parts to finish. Most of the interior is needed, The dash has been redone and looks really great, no carpet, only seat frames with old cushions and covers, I have a custom MG steering wheel, have tons of parts including original engine that dropped an oil ring, original tranny, a top, a tonneau, tons of other stuff. I'm sure I could get more than my asking price if I part it out but that would break my heart so I'll try to sell complete first.
First $5000. gets it. I have that much in the Mantell kit, the motor, transmission and aluminum heads. But there is tons more if you read the posting on the forum you will know what you are getting. I believe I could part it out for almost 7K but again, I really do not want to do that. Someone is going to get a really good deal. Hood and Trunk (bonnet and boot) :) are not pictured but in nice rust free shape.
South East Michigan outside of Flint, it's sitting in a storage locker. I have the title on this 55,000 mile car.
Marty Johnson

"NO LONGER AVAILABLE"

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NCtim
Tim Shumbera
Western North Carolina
(239 posts)

Registered:
01/19/2012 04:35PM

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Re: 1977 MGB project car with Mantell kit For Sale- 5K
Posted by: NCtim
Date: October 22, 2013 07:40PM

Dang, Marty! It's like watching a dvd until the climax of the movie and it quits working. Wish things had worked out better for you. You've got a great attitude so we'll see you again, in the mean time, good luck!

Tim


goal10r
Marty Johnson
Flint MIchigan
(20 posts)

Registered:
12/05/2012 09:50PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB 5.0 Ford WC t-5

Re: 1977 MGB project car with Mantell kit For Sale- 5K
Posted by: goal10r
Date: October 26, 2013 09:28PM

Yes, believe me Tim, I didn't want it to work out this way. I'm pretty good at finishing my projects but losing a job can be a life changer. Hopefully someone else can complete the movie. ;) I'll give it another week or 2 then consider selling it off piece by piece. For me, that will be ugly but in the end it will bring more money so, it is what it is.
Marty


MGB-FV8
Jacques Mathieu
Alexandria, VA
(299 posts)

Registered:
09/11/2009 08:55PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Small Block Ford, 331 Stroker

Re: 1977 MGB project car with Mantell kit For Sale- 5K
Posted by: MGB-FV8
Date: November 10, 2013 08:45PM

Marty, can you tell a little more on the engine built and rust repair (if any)?

Thanks,

Jacques


goal10r
Marty Johnson
Flint MIchigan
(20 posts)

Registered:
12/05/2012 09:50PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB 5.0 Ford WC t-5

Re: 1977 MGB project car with Mantell kit For Sale- 5K
Posted by: goal10r
Date: November 12, 2013 08:53PM

I put the motor on the stand and flipped it over, pulled the pan and it looked very clean inside. I installed a new Melling oil pump and screen, put on a new pan gasket and closed it up. My blog on the car on this site goes way into detail on the motor, the aluminum heads, the valve train, the intake, carb, etc. It will start right up.

The rust repair- new full floor pans from Moss, welded on both sides. There was a small hole in the trunk, I welded in a steel piece in the trunk and fiber glassed it smooth. I can't find it when I look to find the repair. Installed a new gas tank and pump. I had the car (minus engine) on a rotisserie and spent an entire winter taking the undercarriage down to bare metal, welding in the floor pans, repairing the trunk, priming, painting and undercoating. I installed the new front coil springs (lowered 1 inch) and put on the 32 way adjustable shocks, same with the rear, lowered an inch with the new adjustable shocks. The undercarriage looks new. There was no body rust when I bought it, the entire body has been taken down to bare metal, primed and painted. There are no frame issues.

I'll keep it up for sale for another week or two then the plan will be to dismantle and sell for parts.
Thanks for the question.
Marty


murarri
Dan Murphy

(6 posts)

Registered:
11/08/2013 01:18PM

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Re: 1977 MGB project car with Mantell kit For Sale- 5K
Posted by: murarri
Date: November 16, 2013 12:19AM

Marty
I'm sorry that you have to abandon your project when you're soooo.. close. I hate to ask but if the whole enchilada doesn't sell would mind sending me a parts/price list? I'm doing custom body mods to my B and am interested in the oily bits. I feel like a freakin' vulture but I just don't need it all.

Thanks
Dan


goal10r
Marty Johnson
Flint MIchigan
(20 posts)

Registered:
12/05/2012 09:50PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB 5.0 Ford WC t-5

Re: 1977 MGB project car with Mantell kit For Sale- 5K
Posted by: goal10r
Date: November 16, 2013 09:34AM

Sure. That time may be approaching quickly, if it does happen I'll post a parts list here for all.
Thanks,
Marty



Worstusernameever
William Heid

(6 posts)

Registered:
11/07/2013 08:01AM

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Re: 1977 MGB project car with Mantell kit For Sale- 5K
Posted by: Worstusernameever
Date: November 17, 2013 08:19PM

If you get to thr point of selling I am interested in the mantell kit and possibly dash


goal10r
Marty Johnson
Flint MIchigan
(20 posts)

Registered:
12/05/2012 09:50PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB 5.0 Ford WC t-5

Re: 1977 MGB project car with Mantell kit For Sale- 5K
Posted by: goal10r
Date: November 22, 2013 09:05PM

1 more week, fellas. Dec. 1 I will remove it from this classified space. Thank you for the support over the last year.
Marty


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2701 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: 1977 MGB project car with Mantell kit For Sale- 5K
Posted by: rficalora
Date: November 22, 2013 10:18PM

Hoping it sells for you Marty.


BOOTLEG
Gary Rosema
Wisconsin
(47 posts)

Registered:
11/18/2013 07:26PM

Main British Car:
1978 MGB Rover 3.5L

Re: 1977 MGB project car with Mantell kit For Sale- 5K
Posted by: BOOTLEG
Date: November 25, 2013 03:07AM

Marty,

Your pics are quite small so it's hard to see any detail.
Do you have large pics?
Regards,
Gary


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4481 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: 1977 MGB project car with Mantell kit For Sale- 5K
Posted by: Moderator
Date: November 25, 2013 06:26AM

Some larger pics may be found here:
[forum.britishv8.org]


goal10r
Marty Johnson
Flint MIchigan
(20 posts)

Registered:
12/05/2012 09:50PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB 5.0 Ford WC t-5

Re: 1977 MGB project car with Mantell kit For Sale- 5K
Posted by: goal10r
Date: November 25, 2013 08:22PM

Thank you Curtis.
:)


goal10r
Marty Johnson
Flint MIchigan
(20 posts)

Registered:
12/05/2012 09:50PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB 5.0 Ford WC t-5

Re: 1977 MGB project car with Mantell kit For Sale- 5K
Posted by: goal10r
Date: December 01, 2013 09:51AM

Curtis,
Can you tell me how to pull (delete) my classified Ad? The time has come.
Thanks
Marty


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4481 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: 1977 MGB project car with Mantell kit For Sale- 5K
Posted by: Moderator
Date: December 01, 2013 12:35PM

We don't delete classified ads, we just mark them "SOLD" (or "NO LONGER AVAILABLE").



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