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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Did you repair or replace something?
Add a new accessory or performance part? Give it a good cleaning?
Take it out for a drive on some charming back roads?

What did YOU do with your MG RV8, MG Metro or Maestro, new MGF, MGTF, Z series, MG6 or MG3 today?

Post your update below......




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Rich in Vancouver Rich McKie
Sunny South Surrey, B.C., Canada   CAN
1997 MG MGF "VVC"
OK Skye...I'll bite. All I did today was drive my MGF, but last weekend I
amused myself by removing my cold alloy knob and replacing it with a shiny
new carbon fibre knob. Driving to work in the Vancouver winter (As low as 0 degrees!eye popping smiley)
will be much more comfortable now!grinning smiley


I also repaired trunk/boot water leak number 4 (Boot lock) Now I just have to wait for a good rainstorm
to confirm it's fixed before reinstalling the carpet.



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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Looks nice! thumbs up

With the reduced weight of the carbon fibre over the alloy, you'll get to work just a little bit faster too

Skye



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I used the RV8 to climb off the floor while I worked on the Mini.

Does that count? smiling smiley



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terreneuve John Stevenson
WB, NL, Canada   CAN
I cleaned the windscreen of the F before I went to the Russo and Steele auction, then put the top down!smileys with beer



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Rich in Vancouver Rich McKie
Sunny South Surrey, B.C., Canada   CAN
1997 MG MGF "VVC"
Buy anything interesting John???grinning smiley



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terreneuve John Stevenson
WB, NL, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 2575938 by Rich in Vancouver Buy anything interesting John???grinning smiley

Nah, got to get a job first!grinning smiley

Some interesting cars here though, but not one other Modern MG to be found!!



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Rich in Vancouver Rich McKie
Sunny South Surrey, B.C., Canada   CAN
1997 MG MGF "VVC"
Too bad. I was sure you'd show up with a Batmobile or something.



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terreneuve John Stevenson
WB, NL, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 2576041 by Rich in Vancouver Too bad. I was sure you'd show up with a Batmobile or something.
They have two for sale here, I did buy a Batman shirt though!



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Mark Jones Avatar
Close to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada   CAN
1995 MG MGF "Barney"
1996 Land Rover Discovery
"I'm Batman"





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Close to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada   CAN
1995 MG MGF "Barney"
1996 Land Rover Discovery
I finished installing the aircon system last night.





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little red rollerskate Richard Spurling
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia   AUS
My son had a soccer match on the other side of the city today - a good one hour drive if I went through the city. However, I live on the hills face (Adelaide is a plain with a range of hills around it) and this match was in the foothills so, rather than come home the sensible way, I headed off into the hills and came home along the hills face. I even drove with some moderate competence at times. The lad loved it (he's 21 by the way, anxiously waiting for his Subaru Imprezza WRX). The lass (12) wasn't quite so impressed. The drive took an hour and a half and there wouldn't have been many straights more than 100m long.

Richard
Loving this little car.



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Mark Jones Avatar
Close to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada   CAN
1995 MG MGF "Barney"
1996 Land Rover Discovery
So, in otherwords, you thrashed your MG today? smiling smiley





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little red rollerskate Richard Spurling
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia   AUS
In reply to # 2578077 by Mark Jones So, in otherwords, you thrashed your MG today? smiling smiley

Of course not. I had my daughter in the car so had show some level of moderation.



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little red rollerskate Richard Spurling
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia   AUS
Today I took my daughter and my MG up into the hills ... and got lost.

Seriously.

We went up to the Big Rocking Horse at Gumeracha.



There's the biggest rocking horse in the world to climb.
There's the wooden toy shop to spend money in.
There's the animal park to wander around, pat the animals, etc.
Great place for families and kids.

So we went for a visit and, although 'getting lost and taking the long route' is the traditional excuse, I actually genuinely managed it. This wasn't so much of an issue on the way there but it got embarrassing on the way home. You have to remember that I spent all my thirties and most of my forties in MGs and on motorbikes assaulting these roads in all their labyrinthine complexity - just shows how boring I've got over the years.
The fun part was, on the way home, after finding myself horrendously north of where I was supposed to be (basically, the wrong side of the gorge), we popped back into suburbia and I, wanting to climb a particular road called The Corkscrew, had to head back into the hills. I said to my daughter that we were going to retrace part of yesterday's route but that I'd call it quits at the freeway. She said she didn't mind, she enjoyed yesterday's drive. I warned her that if she said things like that, I'd go the long way, through the hills again. She said she didn't mind.

Soooooo, we came home along the hills face again and, once again, I had fun and my MG purred and growled and everything was very sporting and all was well in the world smiling smiley

Unlike yesterday where I did tend to get a bit silly and push too hard in places, today I didn't so much back off as concentrate on driving smoothly and on using that wonderfully flexible motor and its ability to pull from nothing. I probably wasn't much slower than yesterday but things were certainly a lot less frantic.

Man I love this car. She's got her flaws certainly, but she rewards smooth driving just like a sports car should. I can almost forgive the bits falling off ... but I'm not quite that silly just yet (if I was, I'd buy an Italian car wouldn't I).



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Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2014-01-19 05:03 AM by little red rollerskate.

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