Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline January-February 2011

Bill Reece The Steering
Left Hand Drive

Like most of you, I have totally lost control of the TV remote at my house. Jan seems to think that watching HGTV is a higher priority than car chases and screeching tires. That and every time she watches something it adds to my things-to-do list. So when she called me the other night into the living room I grabbed my notebook and pencil, I knew something new was getting added to the list.

Then to my surprise, she said, “check out this new show called Cash and Cari”. It was kind of cool; this woman was going through old garages and getting treasures to sell at their estate sales. Anyway, the interesting thing about this episode is, in addition to all the furniture treasures and stuff the guy had four cars and an early Harley.

I can’t remember all of the cars but he had a Mercedes Kit Car, El Camino SS, an old Ford and a 1978 MGB. The cars seemed terribly overly priced, but lo and behold, the MGB was the first to be sold. So I am not converted to HGTV yet, but seeing an MG being prominently displayed out there sure helped.

I’d like to extend a special thank you to Victor for taking on the added responsibility of Driveline. I know that we have had several delays and double issues over the past six months or so. Having this position filled now should be the end of those delivery issues.

Happy Motoring,
-- Bill Reese

Welcome New Members
The officers and members of the Chicagoland MG Club extend a cordial “MG Welcome” to these new members who have joined our club in recent months. We wish each and every one of you “Safety Fast” and hope you will avail yourself to as many club activities as you can.

Merv Hagen - Dundee, IL - 1966 red MGB
Frank Abbinanti - Villa Park, IL - 1952 red MGTD
John Rechner - Downers Grove, IL - 1979 MG Midget

Note: Any new member whose name does not appear above, your application may have missed our deadline. If you don’t see your name next month, please call our Secretary, Victor L’Heureux at (847) 516-3093 to verify.


Dino Perez The Steering
Right Hand Drive

It was a great driving season and as in past years, I tried to make all of the events.
Now it is winter - it’s cold – but it gives me time to play with my other car in the shop. I installed the door strikers in my MGB although I did not know there were two different sizes. I had to get a ‘parts car’ for a complete set. It's nice when your doors close with ease.
In the interior, the dashboard, carpet, console and radio bezel are all in a light grey tone. New widow seals rubber completes a new car look.
I made some modifications to the door handles. I eliminated the OEM handles and replaced them with jaguar style flush pull handless. It looks more modern. These are just a few of the modifications I am trying on this referb car. New wheels complete the overall new appearance I am trying to create. Hopefully it will see the road this year after the New Year.
At the next club meeting I will bring in old parts as a ‘show and tell’.

Don’t forget - Swap meet is near so mark it on your calendar. Hope to see a lot of old and new faces out there.
-- Dino Perez    
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