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    Default 1977 MGB Driving Project

    1977 MGB, 4 speed, Weber. Runs and drives. I bought this a few years ago to piddle with, replaced all of the brakes, installed a tube shock conversion in the rear, new fuel lines, tune up, front wheel bearings, new thermostat....

    The top has a couple of tears, but could be repaired. There is a boot cover, but no tonneau. There are 4 new Kuhmo KR21 solas tires, less than 100 miles on them. The wheels were re painted.

    I removed the interior, and there was some scaling on the floorboard. I had it blasted, brushed, used POR 40 and a wire brush, primed with rustoleum primer, and painted rustoleum green. I bought this car cause the floorboards were pretty good. There is a couple of spots of JB weld in the floor, less than a tube.

    The body is pretty good, I see some filler in the trunk lid, but I am not sure if there is any more. The paint was non professionally done, and needs to be re-painted. The windshield has some fog, and needs visors.

    I had the seats recovered, bought a carpet set, and a roll of soundproofing. That needs to be installed.

    There is a box of new parts including front end bushing sets, rear wheel bearings, U joints, tune up parts, fan switch, and a service manual.

    The car needs:
    new steering rack
    visors
    paint job
    there is a aftermarket exhaust system on the car, it is junk and rattles like a skeleton falling down a flight of stairs.
    There is no radio
    I have the old seat belts, but they are ugly
    Needs a drivers side mirror
    Windshield weatherstripping is dried out and should be replaced.

    Since I bought this, I guess that I have about $3600 in it. I have lost access to my shop space, and am too damn old to crawl around on the ground under a MG.

    The car is about 30 miles east of Pensacola Florida, and has a clear Florida title. I do have more pictures, email for them.

    Make me a reasonable offer.








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    Nice to see an honest assessment of a car's condition. Not the typical fluff and bs that I normally see. I have a couple friends in G'ville that used to be in to MGs. I try to track them down and see if they are still in that game.


    These are fun little cars!


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    I would love to have it, but I need a sports car like I need another hole in my head

    Forrest Wilson (with 2 Rs)
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    BTW a 302 Ford with C4 fits in these very nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dsix36 View Post
    BTW a 302 Ford with C4 fits in these very nicely.


    Yes, the original Shelby Cobra 4V intake currently on my '67 Mustang was a purchased from a guy that was doing this swap. The Cobra 4V intake was just a little too tall to fit under the hood of an MG.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dsix36 View Post
    BTW a 302 Ford with C4 fits in these very nicely.
    Who would put a ladies' transmission in an MGB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slüdge View Post
    Who would put a ladies' transmission in an MGB?


    Well,, a C6 weighs almost as much as the car. And... to the best of my knowledge, Poseidon doesn't make transmissions.


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    A Ford V-8 drive train in a MG? Blasphemy of the worst kind. May all of the smoke escape from your Lucas electrical systems at the mere mention of this.

    "Be kind to people on the way up - you'll meet them again on your way down"
    "My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe."
    "Man is the only animal that can be skinned more than once."

    My Favorite:
    "Why can't everybody leave everybody else the hell alone"

    Jimmy Durante 1-29-1980


    "There she was - the cave. Like a big craggy jaw, waiting to snap at anything that came along." Lloyd "Mike Nelson" Bridges 3-10-1998

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFG-1 View Post
    A Ford V-8 drive train in a MG? Blasphemy of the worst kind. May all of the smoke escape from your Lucas electrical systems at the mere mention of this.
    I have to agree

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    If all of the smoke does escape, you will need this:


    "Be kind to people on the way up - you'll meet them again on your way down"
    "My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe."
    "Man is the only animal that can be skinned more than once."

    My Favorite:
    "Why can't everybody leave everybody else the hell alone"

    Jimmy Durante 1-29-1980


    "There she was - the cave. Like a big craggy jaw, waiting to snap at anything that came along." Lloyd "Mike Nelson" Bridges 3-10-1998


 

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