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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3042 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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RB Axle Bumpstop Mod
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 15, 2015 05:02PM

Stock
RB Bump Stop.JPG
RB Bump Stop 2.JPG

Modified
Bump Stop Mod 5.JPG
Bump Stop Mod 3.JPG


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3042 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: RB Axle Bumpstop Mod
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 15, 2015 05:05PM

Finished bumpstop
Bump Stop Mod 6.JPG
Bump Stop Mod 7.JPG


Q.E.D. ;)


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3042 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Lowering a Rubber Bumper MGB
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 15, 2015 05:06PM



MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3042 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Lowering a Rubber Bumper MGB
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 25, 2015 07:22AM

More food for thought.

http://www.britishracecar.com/SimonBriggs-MGB/SimonBriggs-MGB-DG.jpg


Nexxussian
Erik Johnson
Alaska
(62 posts)

Registered:
04/20/2015 10:32PM

Main British Car:
1974, MGB, Citroen Color Rover V8

Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: Nexxussian
Date: July 06, 2015 03:00AM

Any more recent progress?


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5159 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 06, 2015 10:12AM

Some. Carl brought a set of spare leaf springs up when he came to pick up his new motorcycle, I found the radiator support panel hanging on a nail, we have 2 or 3 swaybars we can try on the rear using that last method Carl found, and also in connection with the motorcycle Carl discovered that I have a fairly close neighbor who was recently involved in Chump racing (they've switched to WRL) and can give some advice. We won't be working on it again until after the BritishV8 meet.

We need to find out if a dedicated racing seat is needed, I imagine Todd would know, and if so we may have to do some cutting to make one fit. Also he has tubing benders for the roll cage that I think he would let us borrow.

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3042 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 22, 2015 11:13AM

All I did was buy another motorcycle that I needed about as much as another hole in my head. My only consolation is that it is not near the Widowmaker as Fred's new bike. ;)


Honda 919 2005.jpg



DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1178 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: July 22, 2015 12:28PM

Yeh,

The lovely Lynne really isn't happy about that one.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3042 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 22, 2015 04:06PM

I wouldn't last long on yours, Fred. Mine rode me to church a few weeks ago at 124.


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1178 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: July 22, 2015 07:41PM

Apparently I've used all the forgiveness vs permission vouchers that I'm ever going to own.
So I built her this......
GetAttachment.jpg
A new kitchen seems to help with the marital harmony.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5159 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 23, 2015 10:21AM

Wait a minute Fred, wasn't that Widowmaker supposed to be some sort of a present from her? What were you supposed to do, say no? (I knew it was too good to be true. I'll never understand female illogic.)

Er... widowmaker,... free gift,... Nah. Of course not. Must have been leverage for the kitchen.

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3042 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 23, 2015 12:13PM

very nice kitchen!

I once split the case on my MX bike in the kitchen in my apt. in CA. Too hot outside. The apartment reeked of gear oil for weeks. :)


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1178 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: July 23, 2015 09:13PM

Definitely not a gift from the Lovely Lynne Jim.
Everything is fine now, but in retrospect. I probably shouldn't have made that purchase.
The marital turmoil wasn't worth it.
And the new kitchen was on the list anyway.
Been with this chick 32 years now, and I still like her.
Besides, it's too much work to train another one.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3042 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 24, 2015 10:28AM

Tried for 25 years, never could get mine trained. Just as hard headed & stubborn as I am. :)


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3042 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 28, 2015 11:16AM

2015 Chump Car Rules

[www.chumpcar.com]

Tech Inspection Sheet

[www.chumpcar.com]

Non-OEM Parts Tech Sheet

[www.chumpcar.com]



BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5159 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 29, 2015 10:55AM

So we either need to make the racing seat fit or find something that does. No OEM seat. (Sorry Steve.)

Carl, thanks for looking that stuff up and posting it. Now we just need to read it. (Yuck.)

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3042 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 29, 2015 11:20AM

Max read it. Said we are going about it all wrong with that V6 engine. ;)


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5159 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 29, 2015 08:59PM

Well of course he did. He'd have us running the 1800. But last time I looked the swap to the V6 carries no real penalty.

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3042 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 30, 2015 10:56AM

I thought we would be hit with penalty laps. I will research it some more.

Penalties for going over $500

[forum.chumpcar.com]


Lemons vs Chumpcar

[www.thesmokingtire.com]


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5159 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 30, 2015 11:22AM

Yeah, I think the dollar amount for adding the V6 was pretty minimal, like $50 or so. The MGB itself has no added value, so I think we have plenty of leeway.

Jim
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