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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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New HIWD: Charles Long's 1966 MGB with GM 3.4L V6
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 13, 2014 01:18AM

Please join me in congratulating Charles on his beautifully crafted and well-sorted MGB V6 conversion!

Actually a lot of you have already seen this car in person, because after completing it this JUNE, Charles drove it to both the big MG meet at French Lick and also to our own BritishV8 annual meet in Colorado Springs.

Here's the article: Perky and Charles Long's 1966 MGB with GM 3.4L V6

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/CharlesLong/CharlesLong-AA.jpg

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/CharlesLong/CharlesLong-BA.jpg


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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5657 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: New HIWD: Charles Long's 1966 MGB with GM 3.4L V6
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: October 13, 2014 09:22AM

Nice work.

Jim


Merv
Merv Hagen
IL
(102 posts)

Registered:
05/21/2008 05:48PM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Buick 215 T-5 Trans

Re: New HIWD: Charles Long's 1966 MGB with GM 3.4L V6
Posted by: Merv
Date: October 13, 2014 09:42AM

Charles, simply a great write up.
Tell Perky that it certainly deserves a six or possibly and eight BUTT rating.
Now if you can just train Perky how to open her own door.

I did buy one of those classy electric jacks that you have.
Pretty impressive.
Merv


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3509 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: New HIWD: Charles Long's 1966 MGB with GM 3.4L V6
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 13, 2014 10:31AM

Charles has since changed the wheels to a grey Rota "minilite" style.

[www.rotawheels.com]

He has built a great little car that held its own on the Dragon.


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(171 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: New HIWD: Charles Long's 1966 MGB with GM 3.4L V6
Posted by: Charles
Date: October 19, 2014 09:29PM

Jim, thanks. You guys beat it out of Townsend before I could say goodbye.
Merv, I will pass your comment om to Perk, maybe you need to explain that Butt thing to the others. The jack thing is like the AAA, phone, and credit card we don't leave home without.
Carl, Thanks for your support. I got put out front, not by choise. I will post an update when the engine cools down.
That weekend in Townsend my engine UNDER HEATED twice.

Best Regards
charles


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(171 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: New HIWD: Charles Long's 1966 MGB with GM 3.4L V6
Posted by: Charles
Date: October 19, 2014 09:34PM

I need to send a special THANKS to Curtis for the write-up and for his great photos. You must be worn out after close to 7K miles.
Thanks and Best Regards
charles


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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5657 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: New HIWD: Charles Long's 1966 MGB with GM 3.4L V6
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: October 20, 2014 10:18AM

What sort of electric jack?



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Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(952 posts)

Registered:
11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: New HIWD: Charles Long's 1966 MGB with GM 3.4L V6
Posted by: Dan B
Date: October 20, 2014 03:50PM

Is it like this?
[www.summitracing.com]


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(171 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: New HIWD: Charles Long's 1966 MGB with GM 3.4L V6
Posted by: Charles
Date: October 20, 2014 05:22PM

Yep, used it on the way to CS. Tried to attach picture, told size to large. Can I resize a picture?


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3509 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: New HIWD: Charles Long's 1966 MGB with GM 3.4L V6
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 20, 2014 06:43PM

Charles,

Plenty of free online services to help. Just upload a pic, resize to 600x450 or something a bit smaller. Then, download/rename it (so you won't overwrite the original). Now, it can be uploaded here.

[www.google.com]


Merv
Merv Hagen
IL
(102 posts)

Registered:
05/21/2008 05:48PM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Buick 215 T-5 Trans

Re: New HIWD: Charles Long's 1966 MGB with GM 3.4L V6
Posted by: Merv
Date: October 21, 2014 08:35AM

Charles, I guess that that I should explain my BUTT comment.
When Marilyn & I 1st met Perky we were at French Lick and standing around talking. This is before I knew that she was married to Charles.
Suddenly Perky pointed and mentioned that must be a four BUTT car. For the life of me I couldn't figure out what she was talking about, but then she pointed out that you can always tell how interesting a car is by the number of people that are leaning over the fenders of a car with their heads stuck in the engine compartment.
I looked again and there was Charles car with four people that had their heads under the hood of the car with their BUTTS sticking out.
It was then the Perky's comment on how to evaluate a car made sense.

Charles I hope that this clears up my earlier comment. I certainly meant no disrespect as Perky is an awfully sweet lady.

Merv


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Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1032 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: New HIWD: Charles Long's 1966 MGB with GM 3.4L V6
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: October 21, 2014 10:09AM

Way to weasel your way out of an embarrassing faux-pas, Merv......


Merv
Merv Hagen
IL
(102 posts)

Registered:
05/21/2008 05:48PM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Buick 215 T-5 Trans

Re: New HIWD: Charles Long's 1966 MGB with GM 3.4L V6
Posted by: Merv
Date: October 21, 2014 11:15AM

Graham, sometimes insider jokes should remain insider jokes, BUTT sometime its takes a while for me to learn this lesson.
My apologies to Perky if I embarrassed her.
Merv


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(171 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: New HIWD: Charles Long's 1966 MGB with GM 3.4L V6
Posted by: Charles
Date: October 21, 2014 04:57PM

Merv, I knew what you meant, however. No apologies needed, Perk and I often refer a car problem as a (blank) BUTT alarm situation.
Lets see if I am retrainable and can send a picture of the jack.
electric jack in use.jpg


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