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dkoepke
Daniel Koepke

(5 posts)

Registered:
09/17/2016 10:41PM

Main British Car:


79 MGB - Buick 215 for sale
Posted by: dkoepke
Date: November 24, 2016 09:01PM

1979 MGB with Buick 215 aluminum V8 with Buick automatic transmission
Buick Dual Path automatic transmission
Stock MG Suspension and rear end
4 barrel Carb
Headers - Side Pipes
New tires
Body - no rust original Paint - Florida Car
All the gauges work and are correct (Tach setup for V8)
New radiator fans with adjustable thermostat

Open Issues
Small ding on trunk lid
Windshield cracked
Sun visors - I have new units - need to be installed - figured I would do that when the windshield is replaced
Heater - I have hoses and the Bronco heater valve - just need the reducers from 5/8 to 1/2 hose
Hazards (4 way) flashers - the flasher clicks but the lights don't flash
Dash lights dimmer - Needs new dash dimmer switch - dash lights are hard wired now
Radio not powered up - not sure if it works
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RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(415 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: 79 MGB - Buick 215 for sale
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: November 24, 2016 09:25PM

Daniel...it is always a good idea to state where you live....gives a potential customer in your area more incentive to contact you...


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(428 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
TR6 74 2.5 injection six

Re: 79 MGB - Buick 215 for sale
Posted by: 88v8
Date: November 25, 2016 05:16AM

Given that the rubber bumper car normally makes me go Bleeeearrrgh!, I'd say you or someone has done an exceptional job with that one.
More pics would be nice. We especially like looking at engines.
How does it drive?

Oh, and the money, honey....

Ivor


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(2964 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: 79 MGB - Buick 215 for sale
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: November 25, 2016 10:40AM

So, your first post here is to unload your car? Might want to read the link below.

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dkoepke
Daniel Koepke

(5 posts)

Registered:
09/17/2016 10:41PM

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Re: 79 MGB - Buick 215 for sale
Posted by: dkoepke
Date: November 25, 2016 12:39PM

Sorry, If I offended anyone. I did submit a "How it was done" document a few months back and hove not hear anything back.

I have watched the site for years and have not felt that I had more experience or knowledge to add to the best here.
Believe me that if I thought the advice was wrong I would say so.

I'm not a dealer, I worked for an MG dealer for years, I have a MGS twin cam.

It's an extra car I don't have time for

If this is an issue please remove my topic.

Sorry
Dan


dkoepke
Daniel Koepke

(5 posts)

Registered:
09/17/2016 10:41PM

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Re: 79 MGB - Buick 215 for sale
Posted by: dkoepke
Date: November 25, 2016 05:17PM

Location - Woodstock, IL

Costs $6,500 OBO

I like the car and thought of changing the trans to a T5 and keeping it, but other projects have priority of time and money
I received the car from a friend who retired a year back. He purchased the car from Florida about 7 years ago and did not drive the car, maybe a 100 miles top, since he had it

I made safety and reliability changes to the car
Gas line re-routing
Radiator fans
Carburetor rebuild
Gauges correction (Tach , Speedo)
Shifter mount
Some electrical cleanup

I believe that weakest point is the transmission

The car handles great, but with the trans the RPMs are higher than I like

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RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(415 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: 79 MGB - Buick 215 for sale
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: November 26, 2016 10:59AM

Hey Dan...you have not offended anyone...really glad to have you on board!



MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(2964 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: 79 MGB - Buick 215 for sale
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: November 26, 2016 11:07AM

My apologies, Daniel. Apparently, you have done your part & the ball is in Curtis' court.

You should address that windshield, though (a job that no one wants to have to deal with). After doing mine, I decided an MGB with a cracked windshield is totaled as far as I was concerned. :)


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5086 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: 79 MGB - Buick 215 for sale
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 26, 2016 11:20AM

Now Carl, that's needlessly harsh :-p. Though anyone would agree, replacing the glass is a big job.

Nice looking car. Worth the money even with the crack and that trans I'd say.

Jim


mgaman
marshall de leon
Portland Oregon
(78 posts)

Registered:
09/17/2008 06:11PM

Main British Car:
Mark 2 Jaguar 350 Chev. V8

Re: 79 MGB - Buick 215 for sale
Posted by: mgaman
Date: December 10, 2016 11:10AM

Dan
Although I prefer the earlier chrome bumper MGB's too, I would say that this is a very nice job--and a credit to its builder. I also go on record for welcoming you aboard--nice to have a another BritV8 amongst us!!


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