Member ID: Emil WojcikMember Status: Free Member
Metuchen, NJ, USA
Member Since: 2008-07-23
Home Site: The MG Experience
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After spending 20-something years in advertising, in 2004 I resigned my positions of COO and Creative Director so I could enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle...a drastic departure from the corporate/ad world. So, at 44 years old, I found myself semi-retired, finally with enough time to pursue my hobbies. I had just finished the restoration of my '64 Porsche 356 a year earlier, so it was time to focus on my '78 MGB. Besides working on my cars, I spend time adding to numerous collections including antiquities, ancient coins, paintings, 18th century European, Chinese and English porcelain and 17th century furniture to name a few. I also now have the time to finish restoring my 1850's era home and carriage house, where I keep the 'B and 356. I'll be 50 by the end of this summer ('09) and I plan on having the 'B done by then...we'll see how that works out. I'm sure I'll come up with another project after that, but who knows what that will be...
2 Vehicles -- Total mileage: 245,247 mi (394,687 km) -- Average age: 1971
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Posted on: Thursday December 4, 2008
This car was my daily driver in the '80's but has since spent too many years just sitting in the garage. So in mid 2008 I started what will be a driver-level restoration/customization. The finished car will be used just for fun and local shows. The engine was rebuilt in 1986, converting to duel SU's with header mated to a TR6 exhaust, bored .080 over, .398 lift - 248* duration cam and 10:1 compression. There's now about 50K miles on the rebuild but it still runs strong. I've lowered the su...
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