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Jim63 Gold Member Jim S
Bartlesville, OK, USA   USA
1963 MG MGB MkI "Iris"
Jim,
For car shows I use a chair with built in canopy. A good one cost about $40 and easily fits in the trunk.

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alex77 alex alcoser
monte alto, TX, USA   USA
1969 Triumph TR6
1977 MG MGB "Harley Quinn"
1979 Triumph TR7
In reply to # 3753975 by Jim Stabe
In reply to # 3753964 by balloonfoot
In reply to # 3753956 by Jim Stabe
In reply to # 3753809 by Justinb Perhaps better than starting another one: Find a younger person interested in cars and help them put a car together. #shareyourskillswiththenextgeneration

Great idea. Now to find a kid that isn't permanently bonded to his/her telephone.

If you ask them if they have a telephone......they're going to go huh?

Leave me alone - I'm going to sit down and put a 45 on the Victrola. (Interesting note - the spell checker highlighted Victrola. The old people like Lloyd and me will understand)

I don't like them fancy modern Victrolas that them young'ns have. Mine is simple and does only 78s. But it's a fad. Nothing can beat my 160 Edison Standard...dag-nabbit...

Your shop in the other hand...I'm jealous...unlevel concreate and all.

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V8MGBV8 Carl Floyd
Kinggsport, TN, USA   USA
Yep that is the way I remember it. Real Victrolas=78

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Jim Stabe Avatar
San Diego, CA, USA   USA
In reply to # 3754214 by Thurlowb Take up autocrossing...seriously. Pushing the car that hard will result in things you will enjoy like...

1) breaking things...which means you get to fix things
2) finding the car’s limitations... which means you get to take it apart and try to improve it.
3) an excuse to drive the car somewhere for a race.

Back in the 60's I used to autocross a lot with my first MGB. Life was simpler then and almost every weekend there was an event in a parking lot somewhere. Today the insurance and liability concerns have eliminated these for the most part, at least here in California. They still have an occasional event in the stadium parking lot that I will try to get involved with unless the rules have become too restrictive. I agree with you on finding the car's (and my) limitations because it too scary on the street with the car as fast as it is.



Jim

"If you want me to agree with you then we would both be wrong"

'66 MGB widened 11" with supercharged LT1 Chevy and 6 speed, C4 Corvette suspension
Pictures here Part 1 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,7581
Continued in Part 2 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,22422
Continued in Part 3 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,33108
Continued in Part 4 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,40751
Continued in Part 5 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,48698,48698#msg-48698
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Jim Stabe Avatar
San Diego, CA, USA   USA
In reply to # 3754307 by V8MGBV8 Yep that is the way I remember it. Real Victrolas=78

I think you guys are right. My parents had a Victrola in a cabinet and it did play 78's but the first one I got looked something like the picture. In our house anything that played records was referred to as a "Victrola" so that name stuck



Jim

"If you want me to agree with you then we would both be wrong"

'66 MGB widened 11" with supercharged LT1 Chevy and 6 speed, C4 Corvette suspension
Pictures here Part 1 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,7581
Continued in Part 2 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,22422
Continued in Part 3 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,33108
Continued in Part 4 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,40751
Continued in Part 5 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,48698,48698#msg-48698
Continued in Part 6 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,61672


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lawnvett Silver Member P.J. Lenihan
Winston-Salem, N.C., USA   USA
Nice lift and that is a resourceful solution to your sun shade problem.

Jim,

Maybe you need a road trip ?

Your are sure to turn heads everywhere you go.



Don't postpone joy


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phatt Paul Hatter
central california, USA   USA
What should you do now? Polish it until the primer shows. Like you did when you were 16. pauleye popping smiley

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scotabbott Scot Abbott
Pittsburgh, Pa 15216, USA   USA
1974 MG MGB "Bee"
Beautiful Car. I have several started projects. Want to buy one of mine? 5 E types, 7 mgb's, 1 spitfire, 1 gt6 spitfire

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Greenville, SC, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB Racecar "The Biscuit"
Jim, build a race car, then you'll never have to ask, now what smiling smiley Always something to tweak on, always something to fix. smileys with beer



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Greenville, SC, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB Racecar "The Biscuit"
Jim, build a race car, then you'll never have to ask, now what smiling smiley Always something to tweak on, always something to fix, in short, a race car is never done smileys with beer



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Jim Stabe Avatar
San Diego, CA, USA   USA
In reply to # 3754777 by scotabbott Beautiful Car. I have several started projects. Want to buy one of mine? 5 E types, 7 mgb's, 1 spitfire, 1 gt6 spitfire

Thanks Scot but there are only three possibles that make the short list. One is a 67 Chevy pickup that I would extend the cab 5-6" and use a late Chevy 5.3 with an automatic. 2nd would be an MGBGT widened with a 2008 or newer Corvette drivetrain with an 8 speed automatic transaxle (probably more work than I would want to take on). Last would be a scratch built, super light weight (1200 lbs) track roadster style car with all aluminum monocoque construction and one of the aluminum Duratec or Ecotec engines (also a little ambitious).



Jim

"If you want me to agree with you then we would both be wrong"

'66 MGB widened 11" with supercharged LT1 Chevy and 6 speed, C4 Corvette suspension
Pictures here Part 1 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,7581
Continued in Part 2 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,22422
Continued in Part 3 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,33108
Continued in Part 4 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,40751
Continued in Part 5 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,48698,48698#msg-48698
Continued in Part 6 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,61672

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V8MGBV8 Carl Floyd
Kinggsport, TN, USA   USA
In reply to # 3754959 by Jim Stabe
In reply to # 3754777 by scotabbott Beautiful Car. I have several started projects. Want to buy one of mine? 5 E types, 7 mgb's, 1 spitfire, 1 gt6 spitfire

2nd would be an MGBGT widened with a 2008 or newer Corvette drivetrain with an 8 speed automatic transaxle

With A/C. That one gets my vote! grinning smiley

Jim Stabe Avatar
San Diego, CA, USA   USA
In reply to # 3754963 by V8MGBV8
In reply to # 3754959 by Jim Stabe
In reply to # 3754777 by scotabbott Beautiful Car. I have several started projects. Want to buy one of mine? 5 E types, 7 mgb's, 1 spitfire, 1 gt6 spitfire

2nd would be an MGBGT widened with a 2008 or newer Corvette drivetrain with an 8 speed automatic transaxle

With A/C. That one gets my vote! grinning smiley

These rolling chassis are available for around $10k on Ebay. Shorten the torque tube and widen the car and you're almost there. The trick is finding a doner car with a windshield and back glass (both with frames cut out of the car) that would fit the wider holes in the MGB and then grafting the frames into the MG body. I would widen a steel hood instead of making an aluminum one again - I've found that a little extra weight doesn't mean much when you have sufficient power.



Jim

"If you want me to agree with you then we would both be wrong"

'66 MGB widened 11" with supercharged LT1 Chevy and 6 speed, C4 Corvette suspension
Pictures here Part 1 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,7581
Continued in Part 2 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,22422
Continued in Part 3 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,33108
Continued in Part 4 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,40751
Continued in Part 5 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,48698,48698#msg-48698
Continued in Part 6 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,61672



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warekl Silver Member Keith Ware
White Bear Lake Mn, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB GT
1979 MG MGB
Build the sweetest Triumph GT6 ever!



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Jim Stabe Avatar
San Diego, CA, USA   USA
In reply to # 3755144 by warekl Build the sweetest Triumph GT6 ever!

I'm 6'4". I don't fit in those cars



Jim

"If you want me to agree with you then we would both be wrong"

'66 MGB widened 11" with supercharged LT1 Chevy and 6 speed, C4 Corvette suspension
Pictures here Part 1 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,7581
Continued in Part 2 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,22422
Continued in Part 3 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,33108
Continued in Part 4 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,40751
Continued in Part 5 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,48698,48698#msg-48698
Continued in Part 6 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,61672

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