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Registry: 1974 MG MGB MkIII



Terrence Walters's Gold Member 1974 MG MGB MkIII – “Dorothy”
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“Dorothy”
My uncle (John Henry) bought the original car from a business client, and spent 15 years, a bunch of bucks, and a lot of love on it. 9 years before it was on the road. A complete nuts n bolts rebuild. Sadly, he passed away in 2009 rather suddenly. He had a lot of fun driving it - enjoying it - not necessarily babying it. I bought it from my aunt to keep in the family, fix up a few things on it, and make it pretty. Not sure that I'll ever race her or have her win a beauty contest, but I'm going to work on her towards doing at least one of them! She's got lots of goodies but needing a ground-up tune to address engine and suspension quirks. He didn't have a good log of work done so I'm putting together the pieces of the puzzle. I'll start a journal soon, but the major mods are:
- Heritage body kit, roll bar, gas strut lift kits
- 1800cc block (18V672Z), over-bored 30 thou
- Ford T-9 5-speed gearbox, aluminum flywheel
- Pertronix FlameThrower coil & distributor, master battery kill switch
- Aluminum performance head, roller rockers, Crane performance road cam
- HS6 1 3/4" twin SU carbs, K&N filters, inertia fuel kill
- Pace Setter high-flow manifold, custom 2" exhaust to Magnaflow
- Adjustable fast road coil-overs (front), Anti-tramp bars (rear)
- MiniLite rims, X-drilled and slotted rotors w/ oversize pads

Vehicle Information

Owner: Terrence Walters Gold Member   [mulpha]
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada CAN
Status: Running


VIN:GHN5UE337108G
Model Year:1974
Original Colour:Rust-White
Current Colour:Toyota Metalic Dark Green
Odometer:21,363 miles
Body Code:G23N 092461Z
Engine Type:1.8L 4 Cyl 5-Main B-Series
Engine Code:18V672Z-L24200
Transmission:Ford T9 5-Speed
Last Updated:2015-01-10 23:15:36
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GHN5UE337108G
Factory: Abingdon, England
Make: MG
Engine: B-Series (1.2-2.4L) 4cyl
Body Type: 2 Seat Roadster
Series: MGB MkIII (1970-1979)
Market: USA, Left Drive
Model Year: 1974
Car Number: 337108
Engine Size: 1798cc
Engine Type: Vertical (inline)
Engine Code: 672Z
Code Re: Exhaust emission control
Code Bf: Lucas 16ACR or 17ACR alternator, negative earth
Code Pf: Pre-engaged starter motor (non standard)
Code Ck: Anti-run on valve
Code We: Center gear change
Code Z: Carburetor crankcase ventilation, evaporative loss control and twin carburetors.
Engine Number:

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Member Comments on Registry: 1974 MG MGB MkIII   ↵
Rated 9.3 out of 10 based on 3 ratings
2014-07-11 14:53:32 # 18755
Comment by Brad Fowler
Rating: 10/10
Looking good !!!
2014-07-19 13:04:50 # 18992
Comment by Terrence Walters
Thanks! Very proud...

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2015-01-10 23:15:36

Changes from 2014-09-14 00:21:24 to previous 2012-08-25 13:03:25
Nickname added   Dorothy
Changes from 2011-05-15 21:38:05 to previous 2011-05-15 21:33:03
Body Code Heritage → G23N 092461Z

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Aug 18, 2010 Terrence Walters  CANGold Member Added to Registry (ID 9714)

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