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limey222 Silver Member Michael Cubbon
Portland, Oregon, USA   USA
1969 MG MGB "Mandy"
I seen it on Ebay for around $160, comes gel coated and is held in place by two fasteners.
I know it probably doesn't contribute much but what do you all think of the look on a modded MGB
https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Fiberglass-Rear-Deck-Spoiler-MGB-Roadster-1963-80-Made-in-UK/171842211681?fits=Model%3AMGB&hash=item2802980f61:g:nsIAAOSwT6pVkgrd&vxp=mtr



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MGST Andrew Metford
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand   NZL
Got a link or a picture??



1973 MG BGT - Harvest Gold / Black interior

1974 MG BGT - Bracken / Autumn Leaf interior - http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,11702

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limey222 Silver Member Michael Cubbon
Portland, Oregon, USA   USA
1969 MG MGB "Mandy"
I expect that it looks a lot better when painted the same color as the car.
I have that really nice fiberglass air dam spoiler on the front from the UK painted the same color and it looks good and works.
Prior to installing it the front end used to feel really light above 95mph. I think the rear spoiler will just finish off the look and if it contributes so much the better.



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rficalora Rob rficalora
Cypress, TX, USA   USA
1976 MG MGB V8 Conversion "MG MUTT"
Didn't Bill have one on his orange roadster? I liked it on his car but I don't recall the one he used being as curved as the pics above suggest.

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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"
Looks horrid on an Rbb. Then again anything looks horrid on an rbbwinking smiley



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limey222 Silver Member Michael Cubbon
Portland, Oregon, USA   USA
1969 MG MGB "Mandy"
Totally agree, much nicer on a CB

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ex-tyke Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada   CAN
1976 MG MGB
Quote: Didn't Bill have one on his orange roadster?...

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

Sure did....



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Jim Blackwood * BlownMGB-V8
Gunpowder Rd., USA   USA
It won't add any downforce. There was a test done in the early 70's (by Hot Rod I think) of all the production spoilers then offered. The only ones that actually did anything at all were the inverted wing spoilers being offered on the GTO, the 442. and of course the Superbird. The problem is that it is in dirty air, already made turbulent by the rear roofline, and it's even worse with the top down. To do anything it needs to be a foot above the deck at least. The GTO and 442 had a more sloped roofline and it was twice as far away. They were able to generate 80lbs of downforce at the test speed IIRC.

So it's really just a race inspired cosmetic enhancement.

Jim



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V8MGBV8 Carl Floyd
Kinggsport, TN, USA   USA
Okay, I'll say it. IMO, it absolutely ruins the lines of the rear of the car.

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limey222 Silver Member Michael Cubbon
Portland, Oregon, USA   USA
1969 MG MGB "Mandy"
Umm.....not sure if I agree, I had a luggage rack on mine and i thought that way about it (spoiled the look). IMHO I think they look better on older MG's from the 40's and 50's. The MG roadster has a more modern but still classic look so I removed my luggage rack. Put snap-in plastic plugs that are almost undetectable from 20 feet and painted them the same color as the car. That way I can easily re-install the rack if I really need it in the future. I basically like the look on the car without the rack, but sometime I feel that the trunk looks a little too long in relation to the front from a design perspective and a spoiler might break up the lines a little. I like the look of the one on Bill Guzman's Orange car. I guess I'm still undecided.

In reply to # 3625816 by V8MGBV8 Okay, I'll say it. IMO, it absolutely ruins the lines of the rear of the car.

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MGST Andrew Metford
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand   NZL
In reply to # 3625702 by Jim Blackwood It won't add any downforce. There was a test done in the early 70's (by Hot Rod I think) of all the production spoilers then offered. The only ones that actually did anything at all were the inverted wing spoilers being offered on the GTO, the 442. and of course the Superbird. The problem is that it is in dirty air, already made turbulent by the rear roofline, and it's even worse with the top down. To do anything it needs to be a foot above the deck at least. The GTO and 442 had a more sloped roofline and it was twice as far away. They were able to generate 80lbs of downforce at the test speed IIRC.

So it's really just a race inspired cosmetic enhancement.

Jim

Would the same apply if one fitted the same MGB spoiler above to a BGT? Would the aero on a GT with the solid roof and slopping back make it work?



1973 MG BGT - Harvest Gold / Black interior

1974 MG BGT - Bracken / Autumn Leaf interior - http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,11702

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Jim Blackwood * BlownMGB-V8
Gunpowder Rd., USA   USA
Who knows? Hot Rod didn't think the ones on Mustangs and Camaros did anything so I wouldn't think so though.

Jim

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MGB567 Gold Member Barrie Braxton
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia   AUS
1966 MG MGB MkI "Money Guzzler"
1979 MG MGB GT V8 Conversion "Darkside"
"Would the same apply if one fitted the same MGB spoiler above to a BGT? Would the aero on a GT with the solid roof and slopping back make it work?"


Well FWIW I bought one of these just for the fun of it; bought to length for the roof and IDC if it's not practical! I'll paint it body colour.



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NSFW Rob S.
Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA   USA
X2 on what Jim has been posting, but visually, I REALLY like it a whole lot on a chrome bumper car, just finishes things off beautifully. Probably best be saved for another post/thread, but it would well be worth it to pursue what Jim is posting. Just what aero-effects WOULD be effective on a street/occasionally track driven MG? I would dearly be interested in this sort of information. Rob—

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bills Bill Spohn
W. Vancouver, , BC, Canada   CAN
Not a fan - look like Hell on any MG. Be cheaper to put a sticker on the back bumper that said "I Have Absolutely No Taste"

Same result either way.



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