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Mike P in Tucson Michael Parisi
Tucson, AZ, USA   USA
1966 MG MGB MkI "Car"
After my 1966 mgb spent more than 18 years in the garage, I finally drove it out into the fresh air. Still need more brake adjustment and bleeding and clutch bleeding (or maybe needs a new slave cylinder. But I actually drove it!


Out of the Garage



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 2019-03-11 07:27 PM by Mike P in Tucson.

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mgdriver67 Silver Member Stephen Farrell
Pensacola, FL, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB MkI "Lulu"
2017 Honda Ridgeline 4WD "Mom's Truck"
2019 Subaru Crosstrek XV "Suki"
Major milestone. I was celebrating my new engine this week after a year being down. It was in the body shop 18 months the first time and 3 months the second time. Not much driving time in the last 5 years. Your car looks good in the video. I hope you get to enjoy it fully soon.

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Norton Tom Thomas Renda
Baltimore, Hon, MD, USA   USA
Cool! Congrats!

(But try not to wait so long before you take it out again!)

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Mike P in Tucson Michael Parisi
Tucson, AZ, USA   USA
1966 MG MGB MkI "Car"
Stephen, the body is good, but the paint job is horrible. After all mechanical and electrical is take care of, I need to replace the floor pans. Only after that, I will get it stripped right down and repainted the original Tartan red.

Thomas -- Nope. I plan on driving it quite a bit and not letting it gather any moss (or dust, here in Arizona).

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chasloew Charles Loew
Fort Wayne, IN, USA   USA
1954 MG TF 1500
1976 MG MGB
Congratulations! It's such a good feeling to get one running again. It's also helpful for those of us with unfinished projects to see that it's possible to actually complete something. Thanks for posting.

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sweep Gold Member Chris W
Gosford, NSW, Australia   AUS
1966 MG MGB "Basil"
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
2015 Audi A3
Wow! Does it go forwards as well? devil smiley



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Mike P in Tucson Michael Parisi
Tucson, AZ, USA   USA
1966 MG MGB MkI "Car"
LOL. I thought someone might ask that.


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sweep Gold Member Chris W
Gosford, NSW, Australia   AUS
1966 MG MGB "Basil"
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
2015 Audi A3
Hmm, didn't actually say "yes, it does." Is that the same video played backwards? devil smiley

In reply to # 3907386 by Mike P in Tucson LOL. I thought someone might ask that.




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Mike P in Tucson Michael Parisi
Tucson, AZ, USA   USA
1966 MG MGB MkI "Car"
It absolutely goes forward. Good thing, too, because it has been raining since midnight last night. I wanted so bad to be able to drive it out of the garage ( and back in) before the 2 days of rain got here.

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Mike P in Tucson Michael Parisi
Tucson, AZ, USA   USA
1966 MG MGB MkI "Car"
From the short drive out and in, it is obvious I need to do more adjusting on the rear brakes and the brakes and clutch need more bleeding. I received my Eezibleed kit today, so will not have to draft the wife to work the pedal to do the bleeding.

I also had electrical issues -- gas gauge, wipers, brake lights, heater fan didn't work. Looked at the color coded electrical diagram and I see they all connect to the same fuse box terminal. So I suspect that is the culprit.

Leaving Early Sunday morning to go sailing out of Terminal Island, San Pedro, so won't work on the MG again until I return on the 24th. If I can at least get the clutch, brakes, and brake lights working well, maybe I can get out to one of the Tucson British Car Register meetups by the end of the month.

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Diver648 Gold Member Warren Siringer
Tucson, AZ, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB
1967 MG MGB GT
1969 MG MGB MkII
1971 MG MGB GT    & more
Just as the weather is starting to get nice. Now if the cold North wind would just let up.

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allanreeling ALLAN R
RANDLAY, TELFORD, Shropshire, UK   GBR
Isn't it just the best thing when you first drive a re-built/recomissioned B? Gets even better once you have got over the acute hearing phase, suspecting every groan and rattle as something you forgot to tighten!hot smiley



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Mike P in Tucson Michael Parisi
Tucson, AZ, USA   USA
1966 MG MGB MkI "Car"
Warren, yeah, I will miss the 80 degree days we have coming up next week, but I know there will be a lot more to come. You are right about that cold wind coming off the Catalina mountains. Goes right through you.

Allan. I was definitely happy, happy, happy to be able to actually get it out of the garage again. Looking forward to getting it out on a real road.

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