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dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
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12/07/2007 07:45AM

Main British Car:
1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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MGB, Supercharged GM Ecotec for sale
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: September 24, 2020 08:24AM

No skin in the game here, but might be worth a look.

[www.ebay.com]



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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: MGB, GM Turbo for sale
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 24, 2020 09:02AM

Very nice.

A 1967 B did not have a trunk light. Not sure about UK, but I doubt it.

I have never seen a fender crack in that location by the bonnet.

Fixed your title, Don. ;)


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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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Re: MGB, Supercharged GM Ecotec for sale
Posted by: Moderator
Date: September 24, 2020 12:43PM

It certainly is a handsome car, with many very nice modifications.

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A 1967 B did not have a trunk light.

It appears to have anti-burst pins on the doors too. Aren't those a 1977-80 (only) safety feature?


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: MGB, Supercharged GM Ecotec for sale
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 24, 2020 08:47PM

Quote:
It appears to have anti-burst pins on the doors too. Aren't those a 1977-80 (only) safety feature?

Yes. Late RB B converted to RHD?
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This is a very unique and one of a kind, extremely detailed restoration of a 1967 right hand drive MGB with a full Sebring body kit.

Trying to pass it off as '67 restored is fraudulent. I do like it, though.


MG four six eight
Bill Jacobson
Wa state
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Registered:
10/23/2007 02:15AM

Main British Car:
73 MGB Buick 215, Eaton/GM supercharger

Re: MGB, Supercharged GM Ecotec for sale
Posted by: MG four six eight
Date: September 27, 2020 11:40AM

To bad they are listing it as a 67, maybe they back dated the VIN to get around the emissions laws for their state?
I have a 67 and I see quite a few differences namely the doors and trans tunnel. As for the anti-burst pins, my 73 V8 has them so they at least go back to 1973.

Interestingly enough, I'm finally getting around to starting on restoring my 68 CGT and it does not have anti-burst pins. I do have a set of GT doors that have been sitting around in the attic for about 20 years that I'm going to use and they have anti-burst pins. Not sure what year BGT the doors are from, but I believe that they quit making the GT in 1974 1/2.
Since I'm working on the doors now, I'm debating weather to weld up the anti-burst pin holes, or actually add them to the CGT. Most likely going to weld up the holes so that the doors appear more stock.

Bill


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: MGB, Supercharged GM Ecotec for sale
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 27, 2020 12:10PM

Either the burst pins were added to your '73 or your doors are not original, either, Bill. ;) It is a 77-80 only feature.

Curious who did the dropped spindles, as the upper A-arms with the adjustable camber is pretty funky.


MG four six eight
Bill Jacobson
Wa state
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10/23/2007 02:15AM

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73 MGB Buick 215, Eaton/GM supercharger

Re: MGB, Supercharged GM Ecotec for sale
Posted by: MG four six eight
Date: September 27, 2020 11:37PM

I've always assumed that the burst pin was the safety pin that is mounted on the door and engages into a receiver mounted on B-post. These were used on 73 through 1980
We must be talking about two different parts eh Carl, but then it wouldn't be the first time that I have been confused!;-)



ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: MGB, Supercharged GM Ecotec for sale
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: September 28, 2020 08:43AM

According to Clausager, burst pins were added in August 1972 to NA spec cars. I know that my original '76 has them.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: MGB, Supercharged GM Ecotec for sale
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 28, 2020 09:44AM

Well, that makes 2 of you now. Interesting.

Moss Motor states 1977-80,

[mossmotors.com]

Lloyd Faust says burst hardware started in model year 1973.

Not gonna argue with Lloyd or Clausager or you & Bill. :)


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