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Anyone in the Seattle area recognize this MGB V8

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limey222 Silver Member Michael Cubbon
Portland, Oregon, USA   USA
1969 MG MGB "Mandy"
Stock #: 31712
VIN: 0000GHN5UE335060G
Condition: Used
Odometer: 98607
Drivetrain

Engine: Aluminum 3.5L V8
Cylinders: 8
Transmission Type: Manual
Body & Interior

Exterior Color: Blue
OEM Color Name: Blue
Interior Color: Black
WE HAVE A FOLDER 3 INCES THICK ON THIS CAR !!!IT HAS A ALUMINUM V-8 CONVERSION WITH A 5 SPD IT RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT BUT WILL NEED SOME MECHANICAL TLC !!! WE ARE ROCK SOLID ON THE PRICE AND THIS WOULD MAKE SOME ONE A REALLY COOL FALL/WINTER PROJECT AND ENJOY YOUR NICE LIITTLE ROCKET ALL SUMMER LONG FOR A LOT LESS THAN IT WOULD TAKE TO BUILD ONE THIS NICE !!!!

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limey222 Silver Member Michael Cubbon
Portland, Oregon, USA   USA
1969 MG MGB "Mandy"
I have to say I hate the air scoop and not overly keen on the two-tone paint job. I would like to be able to read through the PO's "3 inch-thick book" to see what he says he did to the car. Maybe it might be a good project car for someone who is looking for a winter project if isn't a hatchet job. The fact that there are no photos of the engine compartment is particularly worrying.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2017-11-10 03:23 PM by limey222.

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ohlord Gold Member Rob C
North of Seattle, N.W., USA   USA
1957 Land Rover Series I "EYEYIYI"
1971 MG MGB
1971 MG MGB "Bedouin 2"
I've had long conversations with a previous owner. It's a nice build, stroked buick, built originally by that company in the Midwest known for its bopr conversions. Don't know what they are selling it for but when I looked at it for a potential buyer the owner was selling it for under $10K. IF IT NOW NEEDS WORK be cautious.



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limey222 Silver Member Michael Cubbon
Portland, Oregon, USA   USA
1969 MG MGB "Mandy"
They say that they are firm at $7,980 but then again they are a used car dealer and they probably don''t want to get stuck with it for the winter



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-11-10 09:05 PM by limey222.

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ohlord Gold Member Rob C
North of Seattle, N.W., USA   USA
1957 Land Rover Series I "EYEYIYI"
1971 MG MGB
1971 MG MGB "Bedouin 2"
It's a very well engineered engine install.



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It's gonna take me where I'm bound
It's a long way around"



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Jim Blackwood * BlownMGB-V8
Gunpowder Rd., USA   USA
Was that Phil Baker? If his son did it the engine should be about as good as it gets I would think, but I haven't heard news about them in the past 10 years or so.

Jim

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ohlord Gold Member Rob C
North of Seattle, N.W., USA   USA
1957 Land Rover Series I "EYEYIYI"
1971 MG MGB
1971 MG MGB "Bedouin 2"
I remember it was a team of guys in the Midwest someplace, noted for their v8 bopr builds.



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It's gonna take me where I'm bound
It's a long way around"



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V8MGBV8 Carl Floyd
Kinggsport, TN, USA   USA
Phil Baker is West Coast. Maybe John Mangles in St. Louis, MO?

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bleteaches6 Lee Orphan
Bonney Lake, Washington, USA   USA

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limey222 Silver Member Michael Cubbon
Portland, Oregon, USA   USA
1969 MG MGB "Mandy"
I was promised more photos including the engine compartment but they never arrived. Sent three emails in response to the first email I got from this dealer and never got a response, then to cap it got another email yesterday from them asking if they could do anything more for me. Just reconfirms why I prefer buying from a private party over a dealer.

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BritishV8 Curtis Jacobson
Portland, OR, USA   USA
This was Kurt Schley's car. Kurt founded the MG V8 Newsletter, which grew into BritishV8.

One giveaway is the custom center console. Compare the photo in the ad with the one in the BritishV8 photo gallery:


It's changed hands several times now, and each time it's been poorly marketed by completely clueless sellers.

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V8MGBV8 Carl Floyd
Kinggsport, TN, USA   USA
In that case, it was originally built by Kurt. I bet that 3" thick book was handed down from him, as well. Doesn't look right without that thick roll bar Kurt had in it.

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/KurtSchley.htm

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ohlord Gold Member Rob C
North of Seattle, N.W., USA   USA
1957 Land Rover Series I "EYEYIYI"
1971 MG MGB
1971 MG MGB "Bedouin 2"
That's the builder thumbs up
At that price inspect it might be a diamond that needs polishing



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It's gonna take me where I'm bound
It's a long way around"



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limey222 Silver Member Michael Cubbon
Portland, Oregon, USA   USA
1969 MG MGB "Mandy"
I was tempted to look at it but I fear that subsequent owners may have partially undone all the original good mods, or thrashed the life out of the car. Not looking to go back into my garage for an extended period as I've only just got my 3.4L MGB to my liking....and i hated the prospect of dealing with the dealer.

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ohlord Gold Member Rob C
North of Seattle, N.W., USA   USA
1957 Land Rover Series I "EYEYIYI"
1971 MG MGB
1971 MG MGB "Bedouin 2"
If I get down on the mainland in the next few weeks I'll take a look.
When I last saw it a few years ago it was still much as built.
For some reason I thought it had a stroker motor.



In reply to # 3627406 by limey222 I was tempted to look at it but I fear that subsequent owners may have partially undone all the original good mods, or thrashed the life out of the car. Not looking to go back into my garage for an extended period as I've only just got my 3.4L MGB to my liking....and i hated the prospect of dealing with the dealer.



"I'm a long way gone down this wild road I'm on
It's gonna take me where I'm bound
It's a long way around"



"These are the days that must happen to you"

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Vietnam 1969-1972

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