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RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(525 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB Sebring GT, 3.9 Rover V8

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Re: Tell the story of this early MGA V8 conversion!
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: April 04, 2011 03:47PM

Bill Young---I have it on good authority that Gyro Gearloose was a very stong proponent and consumer of George Dickel and that exellent Irish Whiskey---In fact, investigation reveals that these two specific items were the main contributors to his early demise-

Kelly--As the intial purveyor of "Curb Service" I would think you would be somewhat familiar with the term. To refresh, the concept of Curb Service was born in Townsend in 2006 (I think) It started when an innocent lad from SW Ohio was wandering the parking lot drooling over all the cool rides. An interloper from Alabama happened upon the scene and offered the lad a we bit of Dickel as an offer of friendship. The interloper immediately disappeared, and of course the naive lad from SW Ohio was expecting him to return. Minutes passed, then hours passed and the much anticipated Alabama interloper never did return with the promised beverage. Of course, in the intervening minutes and hours, the lad from Ohio was forced to consume large amounts of BASS ale to help enhance the spirt of the event and ease the pain of not obtaining the promised beverage. Hours later, when the Alabama Interloper returned to the parking lot, he was questioned about the undelivered promised Dickel. The Alabama interloper retorted, "Man, we've been drinking the Dickel up in my room...what did you expect, "Curb Service"?" After receiving this message of enlightment, the lad from Ohio went to the Alabama interlopers room and consummed the remaining few ounces of George Dickel. And that boys and girls is how the concept of "Curb Service" was born----

Now, moving forward, a much revered lad from Kansas City has embraced Curb Sevice with enthusiasm....in fact...the Young enthusiast greeted the SW Ohio boy as he entered the parking lot at Indy last year with a serving tray, a towel, two glasses and a bottle of the revered Irish Whiskey... and they both consummed the whiskey, on the curb, with great satisfaction..now there is a man with values!!!!



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kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(932 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Tell the story of this early MGA V8 conversion!
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: April 04, 2011 07:07PM

And that folks, it the origin of "Curb Service" and the ensuing episodes in this continuing saga! Tune in, more to follow in Townsend.


redtwincam
Frank Hiscock
New South Wales, Australia
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Registered:
06/25/2010 09:53AM

Main British Car:
MGA V8, MGB V8, 3.5l rover, 3.5l rover,

Re: Tell the story of this early MGA V8 conversion!
Posted by: redtwincam
Date: June 18, 2011 08:01AM

Hi Brian,

I would love to know where abouts the "3500" badges on the front cowl were obtained from as I, also, have built up a 3500 V8 MGA roadster and these badges would look great on my car.

Cheers and Thanks

Frank Hiscock
Cootamundra
NSW
Australia


kwangtzu
Jerry Keys

(8 posts)

Registered:
03/29/2011 10:23PM

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Re: Tell the story of this early MGA V8 conversion!
Posted by: kwangtzu
Date: May 25, 2016 06:44PM

Found a video of the car running: [www.youtube.com]


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3790 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Tell the story of this early MGA V8 conversion!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 26, 2016 06:00PM

Sweet!


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3790 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Tell the story of this early MGA V8 conversion!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 26, 2016 06:03PM

Barney Gaylord has a bit of the history on his MGA site.

[mgaguru.com]

Info still available n the archive of the Californiaclassx site.

[www.californiaclassix.com]



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HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(468 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: Tell the story of this early MGA V8 conversion!
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: May 26, 2016 08:38PM

I'm doing an article for one of the major Healey clubs on modified cars. Really interesting to see how V8 cars go back to the '50s. This stuff has been going on for a long time



jblanchard@hcpg.net
Jeb Blanchard
Collierville, TN
(52 posts)

Registered:
12/07/2007 01:01PM

Main British Car:
1961 MGA Chevy 4.3 Vortec V-6

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Re: Tell the story of this early MGA V8 conversion!
Posted by: jblanchard@hcpg.net
Date: May 27, 2016 12:05PM

Gotta love MGA conversions! Thing about them, they are constantly evolving...
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