Registry: 1979 MG MGB

bobby galvez's Silver Member 1979 MG MGB – “Duckie Too”
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  • Duckie Too

  • Interior with Moto Lita steering wheel

  • Installed twin bonnet support struts

“Duckie Too”
From what the PO told me it has had 3 owners prior to me.
It came to me in early December of 2010 in very good condition. New paint, apparently in the correct Vermillion color. New brake master cylinder, new gas tank, and about 47,000 original miles.

Interior is original and in good shape, but for some tired foam in the seats.

Not sure what to do next, other than deal with some rust spots on the floor boards. Top may have a year left in it. Leather interior is in its future, for sure. Will also get the gas struts for bonnet and boot to keep klutzes from bending them up.

Drives very nicely, shifts very smoothly. All in all a pleasure in my first few weeks of ownership. This one will not be a garage queen, but it won't be a daily workhorse, either. It will see probably a few hundred miles a month as a pleasure driver on back roads - no interstate trips for my B!

Here's looking forward to many good years and good miles with my Duckie Too! BTW, the name comes from the car I had in college - a Primrose Yellow 1967 MGB that was a real growler! That was the original Duckie - so named by my girlfriends.

Duckie Too is my time machine back to those days, albeit with the much tamer performance of the late 70's single carb pollution controlled engine. The tamer performance is just fine with me, I'm not looking to leave TR -6's in my dust like we used to with Duckie.

Vehicle Information

Owner: bobby galvez Silver Member   [bobbygee]
Location: Round Rock, TX, USA USA
Status: Running

Model Year:1979
Current Colour:Vermilion
Odometer:47,000 miles
Engine Type:1.8L 4 Cyl. 5 Main
Engine Code:18V883AEL028625
Transmission:4 spd. 4 Synch.
Last Updated:2011-03-06 10:13:21
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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: 1979
Car Number: 471974
Engine Size: 1798cc
Engine Type: Vertical (inline)
Engine Code: Unknown!

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Member Comments on Registry: 1979 MG MGB   ↵
Rated 10 out of 10 based on 1 ratings
2015-09-14 18:24:05 # 29080
2016-04-01 14:46:54 # 33499
Comment by Charles Miller
Bobby,Enjoy your '79 B. We used to go to Round Rock antiquing when we lived in Houston ('96-2001)...lovely setting. Your B has racing options that ours doesn' some of the original emissions equipment that I discarded. And, I'll bet, your frame (castle rails) didn't need re-welding like our New Englander did a few years back. Still, with about 85,00 miles, it's still fun to drive and we're looking forward to rolling it out of the garage now that Spring is here in Mass. Happy motoring!

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2011-03-06 10:13:21

Changes from 2010-12-29 19:24:01 to previous 2010-12-17 10:25:20
Engine Code added   18V883AEL028625
Changes from 2010-12-17 10:25:20 to previous 2010-12-17 10:24:13
Engine Type 1.8L 4 Cyl. % Main → 1.8L 4 Cyl. 5 Main
Changes from 2010-12-17 10:24:13 to previous 2010-12-16 19:33:00
Engine Type added   1.8L 4 Cyl. % Main
Trans Type added   4 spd. 4 Synch.

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Dec 16, 2010 bobby galvez  USASilver Member Added to Registry (ID 8666)

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