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Registry: 1980 MG MGB Limited Edition (LE)



Anthony C's Silver Member 1980 MG MGB Limited Edition (LE) – “Lee”
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  • New acquisition, work in progress.

“Lee”
Limited Edition
Purchased 10/16
Non Running

New Replacements: fuel tank, fuel pump, fuel filter, master brake and clutch, slave cylinder, rear drums, shoes, front calipers, rotors, brake pads, hoses, bearings.
Plugs, wires, cap,
Engine oil change, filter, diff oil change. 10/16 to 12/16

Engine started on second attempted after 7 years of storage 12/16

Complete front and rear suspension replacement 1/17 to 2/17

New radiator to replace pinhole in original
New belts and hoses.
Replaced/ installed air dam and mud shield 3/17

Replaced all 5 tires (Dated '95) w/ fresh set. Drained OD, replaced screen and did basic maintenance per J. Twist video. Still can't get OD to operate. Don't know if solenoid is bad. Will investigate later when time allows. 4/17

Replaced all steering column switches, including the LE steering wheel
New carpet kit, repaint door cards, panels. Replaced seat webbing, and cushions. Nice, firm seats to sit on. 5/17

Installed manual switch in dash to override the radiator fans. Fans not working automatically as they should. Replaced thermostat, temp switch and radiator fan sensor.
Replaced the DS fan motor from donor car as OEM began squeaking like a wounded animal. Both fans work great now.
Installed new OD switch on shifter that I found in a box which came w/ car. Quick install, went for test drive and OD now works great! YES!!!
Replaced the new semi-metallic pads that would NOT stop squeaking at low speed stops. Attempted many remedies given on this site prior to buying a new set of "basic" pads from NAPA. The entry level pads solved the problem. This, too was a suggestion given on this site. 6/17

Runs great and ready for respray and refurbish LE wheels to go w/ new tires. Fun car to drive w/ OD in on the freeway!

Vehicle Information

Owner: Anthony C Silver Member   [DHAZTony]
Location: Desert Hills, Arizona, USA USA
Status: Restoration in progress


VIN:GVVDJ2AG509100
Model Year:1980
Build Date:1980-01-18
Original Colour:Black
Current Colour:Black
Odometer:45,000 miles
Engine Type:1.8L
Transmission:4 Sync 4 Speed OD
Last Updated:2017-10-12 19:40:36

 

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2017-10-12 19:40:36

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Oct 9, 2016 Anthony C  USASilver Member Added to Registry (ID 35771)

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