Registry: 1958 MG MGA 1500
Steven Stockham's 1958 MG MGA 1500 – “Belle”
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The transmission was upgraded to a Ford T-9 5 Speed All-syncro w/overdrive and the electrical system was changed to negative ground. The distributor was changed to a PerTronix electronic one and the wiring harness was replaced.
The car's interior was completely replaced and only the speedometer was retained. The two major parts (other than the body) to be retained are the grille and the windshield. All other chrome pieces were replaced.
Even with all of this, the car still remains essentially stock. The color, while not original, has been returned to a "blue". The wire wheels were upgraded from 48's to chrome 60's (personal preference.) She has been restored to a high standard, not as a concours example, but as a driver. My philosophy is that MG's are meant to be driven as the principle means of enjoyment (other than the restoration!) The car was restored with this goal in mind. The plan is to keep (blue) "Belle" in the family with it being handed down to my son in a couple of decades.
|Owner:||Steven Stockham [Redhawk1689]|
|Location:||Salina, KS, USA|
|Original Colour:||Glacier Blue|
|Engine Type:||1622 4 Cyl Gold Seal Rplcmnt|
|Transmission:||T-9 5 Speed All-Sync Overdrive|
|Last Updated:||2015-10-16 14:16:33|
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This vehicle's information was last updated on 2015-10-16 14:16:33
- Changes from 2015-10-16 08:31:13 to previous 2014-06-24 21:36:38
- Mileage added 65,398
- Engine Type added 1622 4 Cyl Gold Seal Rplcmnt
- Trans Type added T-9 5 Speed All-Sync Overdrive
- Colour Red → Blue
- Nickname added Belle
- Status Restoration in progress → Running
|Jun 24, 2014||Steven Stockham||Added to Registry (ID 25305)|
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