Registry: 1977 MG MGB

Wayne Sanders's Gold Member 1977 MG MGB – “Ole Yeller”
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“Ole Yeller”
Got it cheap. Good body, usable interior. Runs pretty well, no smoke, or knocks. I get the feeling it was wrecked, but can't prove it! (Edit - yeah, wrecked! Inside of passenger door is white. Some evidence of something dinging the underside a bit.) Just some funny looking bent brackets on the bottom and ill fitting bumpers, etc.

Top is pretty well hacked. Someone did not know how to fold it, but it will keep the rain out for a while. Front brakes are metal on metal. Back are good. Takes a while to get parts here.(Edit - not any more, got Basil on the team now!) Should be done by 7/1/10. Meanwhile not driving it.

Wires all over God's green acre to attempt to cut radio noise. I am thinking of pulling the radio and all that crap outta there. Can't hear it for beans anyway.

(Edit - more interesting as time goes on. Some parts show evidence of lots of use, others do not. All bushings were totally shot, but all the nuts and bolts come out easily. It looks like a factory exhaust. Either that, or an original replaced VERY well. Pedal covers are worn. Don't quite know what to make of it.)

After owning ole Yeller for two years now, she's a keeper. It don't look great, but it runs and drives like a charm.

Took it on a 4.300 mile trip, averaging 28 MPG, never missed a beat. Less than one (1) quart of oil. Total problems were one starter relay, and an alternator changed on suspicion. Oh, and it blew a heater hose 50 miles from being back home. My fault, I knew it was old. Not for sale. Not now, maybe never.

Turned out to be true, it never did sell. I gave it away to a lucky winner!

Vehicle Information

Owner: Wayne Sanders Gold Member   [29desoto]
Location: Outside Otis, OR - in the woods!, USA USA
Status: Running

Model Year:1977
Build Date:1977-08-22
Original Colour:Sandglow
Current Colour:yellow
Odometer:50,600 miles
Engine Type:1.8 liter, 4 cyl 5 main B-seri
Transmission:4 synch
Last Updated:2018-03-30 11:28:30
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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: 1977
Car Number: 424760
Engine Code: Not Set!

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Member Comments on Registry: 1977 MG MGB   ↵
Rated 9.3 out of 10 based on 3 ratings
2012-05-23 21:57:02 # 6146
Comment by Terry Johnston
Rating: 8/10
From the VIN, your car was built 66 cars after mine. Mine is a 77 Sandglow MGB, too.
2018-03-30 14:15:30 # 49390
Comment by David Steverson
Wasn't this the 'free car' given away recently?
2018-03-30 17:52:50 # 49394
Comment by Wayne Sanders
David, it was indeed. Now lives happily in Washington. I can't figure out how to take it off the registry.

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2018-03-30 11:28:30

Changes from 2012-03-06 20:31:57 to previous 2010-08-20 21:32:36
Nickname P.O.S. (perfect Old Specimen) → Ole Yeller
Changes from 2010-08-20 21:32:36 to previous 2010-06-22 16:26:09
Nickname P.O.S. → P.O.S. (perfect Old Specimen)
Changes from 2010-06-22 16:25:53 to previous 2010-06-20 21:24:17
Engine Type added   1.8 liter, 4 cyl 5 main B-seri

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Jun 17, 2010 Wayne Sanders  USAGold Member Added to Registry (ID 7549)

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