Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline December 2016
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Restoration project

For those who remember I saved this 1973 MGB from a driveway grave four months ago. After many days of removing, scraping and painting parts the reward has come to fruition.

My friend Steve rebuilt the carbs and we added a new clutch master and slave. I installed an electronic ignition, bought interior panels, stereo and speakers, I also banged out the stone dings on the grille, painted it black and put a new badge on it. Had to rivet sheet metal over the rusted floor boards and rockers until I can afford to weld in new ones.

I disconnected the emissions and it runs like a Bear. Until I replace the thermostat, my make-shift coffee can held the overflow which got sucked back when the motor cooled. I'll remove it when I'm sure it won't overheat anymore. All electric and lights are working fine but the fuel and temp gauges aren't functioning. I guess there will always be something to do…..

~~Wayne Schnell
Member since 2009

Post cards from Karel
An ‘Auto’biography of History

A postcard from Nassau on the Bahamas. A MG TD parked in front of the British Colonial Hotel. The card was post marked in 1955.

Note from Reinout: Does anybody know what the car next to the MG is? The one with the white-wall tires and with what looks like a soft top?

Enjoy and MGreetings,

~~Reinout Vogt     

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