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Brought one home yesterday!

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Tom Moore
New Jersey, USA   usa

Yes, it has California black plates. The car is from the Sacramento area. It's now in NJsmiling smiley

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Chuck Charles
Here, SW CT, USA   usa

Nice find.. congrats!

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Richard & Sally Hartwell
Moreno Valley, California, USA   usa
1973 MG Midget MkIII "Bridget Midget"
2011 Subaru Outback "Sarah"

Colleagues:

I'm in the process of purchasing a 1966 Riley Kestrel 1100 and don't know where to turn. As this is a sister (brother?) car to yours, can anyone direct me to a Riley forum or site. I would be very grateful. Oh, the others in the garage are a 1973 MG Midget (how I got to this site) and a 2011 Subaru Outback. Appreciate any help.

Rick

I apologize for piggybacking on this thread. I've now posted this as a separate topic.



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Tom Rymes
Concord, NH, USA   usa

BTW, East Kent Trim was where I found seals for my windshield and backlight. I don't know if they have seals for the 1100, but it's worth a look.

http://www.classiccar-trim.com

Tom

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Aaron Anderson
Seattle, USA   usa

Been there done that. Door seals will drive you nuts getting ones that will fit. The best ones i found are here http://www.macgregorukcarparts.com/ Aaron

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Barri Herman
Issaquah, WA, USA   usa

Hi Aaron smileys with beer



in the MGB forum its a 1971 MGB - pretty standard unless the PO screwed it up. if I'm posting in the 1100 & 1300 forum its a 1965 MG 1100

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Keith H
Dartford, Kent, UK   gbr
1962 Austin A40 Farina "Yoko"
1965 Land Rover Series IIA "Dutchy"
1965 Vanden Plas Princess 1100 "JJ"
1966 Riley Kestrel "Victor"
1968 Wolseley 1100 "Jasper"   → more

Looks great!

Have you given it a "bath" yet? smiling smiley

Reminds me of Jasper when I got him. :-





Keef - Dartford Kent UK
1962 A40 Farina MkII Saloon (Yoko), 1965 VDP 1100 MkI Saloon (JJ), 1965 Series 2 SWB Land Rover (Dutchy)
1966 Riley Kestrel MK1 Saloon (Victor), 1968 Wolseley 1100 MkI Saloon (Jasper)
1972 Wolseley Six Saloon (Reckless), 1974 VDP 1300 MkIII Saloon (Tike)
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Steve Rogers
.Clarkston, WA, USA   usa
1964 MG 1100

I have its twin


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Paul Briggs
Bonner Springs, KS, USA   usa

Keith, I've not only given it a bath, it's mostly in bits and pieces! It will be awhile before reassembly but the plan was always to do a complete rebuild.


Steve, that is indeed it's twin, but probably not forever. I just don't like black cars so I've been looking at various paint/interior combinations. Unfortunately, my opinion changes daily.

Paul

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Keith H
Dartford, Kent, UK   gbr
1962 Austin A40 Farina "Yoko"
1965 Land Rover Series IIA "Dutchy"
1965 Vanden Plas Princess 1100 "JJ"
1966 Riley Kestrel "Victor"
1968 Wolseley 1100 "Jasper"   → more

In reply to a post by pbriggs it's mostly in bits and pieces!

Disappointing that you didn't get to drive it a bit before the strip-down. sad smiley

Good luck with the rebuild.

Dave C
somewhere, USA   usa
1950 Ford Custom
1950 Ford F-1 "The Ugly Truckling"
1964 Jaguar Mark 2 "Elizabeth"

If the car came with any registrations from the previous owner showing those black plates, take the plates off, save them with the registration, tell your DMV they had no plates, as if you ever sell it, it can be registered back in California under those original plates as long as you have the registration to prove it. I checked. One of my old Fords I've had for 42 years had them, saved them and the registration....some day, the family is going to have to sell it off, and that's a plus!

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Tom Moore
New Jersey, USA   usa

I think we have tripplets. My 64 looks the same. Mine was stripped a bit too, getting ready to put a 1275 in it. I replaced the carpet and am having the seats redone. I was also unable to drive mine before the teardown since the old motor lost oil pressure as soon as I got it running. I hope to have it on the road by Spring.

Paul Briggs
Bonner Springs, KS, USA   usa

The engine teardown on my 63 revealed bad main and rod bearings, and damaged journals. Even the cam bearings are ugly. There was odd looking damage on #3 and #4 pistons, too. The trans gears actually look OK, no broken teeth, but a rebuild is called for anyway.

Everything is on hold for awhile due to work requirements: we're in the middle of a major boiler overhaul and I'm the project manager!

Paul Briggs

dee johnson
san diego, USA   usa

Super, My favorte MG..I had one brand new in 1965..fun to drive..I would love another..

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