Member ID: purpleGTMember Status: Gold Member
Pittsburgh, PA., USA
Member Since: 2008-04-28
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44 years of MGB & Midget ownership, including SCCA racing (MG, and close to 500,000 miles logged in MGs. Current (active) restoration projects include: '73 Midget (wet sanding, in preparation for color), '74 BGT, '62 Midget. Awaiting restoration: '66 MGB (race car)'64 Midget Soon to arrive for restoration: '72 MGB (newly acquired by oldest son) I'd much rather be DRIVING one, than restoring one. Drivers: '72 Midget, '62 Porsche 356B
2 Vehicles -- Total mileage: 191,717 mi (308,539 km) -- Average age: 1976
There are 11 total entries in this Journal.
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Posted on: Tuesday May 22, 2012
Pulled off of the BGT restoration "for just a month or two" to put a '77 B together for my wife to drive. This was in march of 2011, I think. Well, you know how it goes when you get started on the >might as wells". Yeah, that's right. I've spent a TON of money on this '77 and a whole lot of time and I'm still a few weeks away from "roll out". The car was a semi-basket case, but pretty much complete, with a very solid (but not totally) body and ORIGINAL paint...........Sand-Glo.....I'm sti...
Posted on: Thursday January 6, 2011
Well, the VW daily driver work (transmission R&R)is becoming just an unpleasant memory, and the daily driver is back to being a good, daily driver again. Since my post & pics showing the disassembly of the right side sill, I've completely removed the rusted (and how!) sill panels, cleaned up the areas which will be covered by the new panels, and started the preliminary fitting of the new panels. Of course, I'm using new Heritage panels, which I've purchased from The Roadster Factory over the p...
Posted on: Sunday November 7, 2010
Well, that goddamned VW kicked my ass again! Several times over the past 48 hours, actually. According to one section of the workshop manual, the automatic transmission can be R&R'd with the engine still in place. However, after the fifth ass-kicking administered to me by the Golf transmission reinstallation, I decided to look into getting some more obstructions out of the way. Lo and behold, the manual states (in a different section, of course) that the engine and transmission must be remov...
Posted on: Monday October 25, 2010
My racing partner, Jim (Bif) Wangler, took this photo as we were warming our cars up for the sprint home from the '81 SCCA Run-Offs, at Road Atlanta. The TR7 Spider parked next to me is our local (Pittsburgh) MG-Triumph dealer service manager's (standing between the cars) demonstrator. Since he had the latest radar detector, I followed him. Once we got started, we never dropped below 80 and spent plenty of time in the 90-100 mph range, in spite of the rain. My racing partner would switch bac...
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