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News and Announcements / Meet the New Members!
« Last post by amgba on January 10, 2022, 11:32:06 AM »
This topic highlights some of the new members that have joined the club (not the message board) recently and is the same list that appears in the latest printed Octagon club magazine. Welcome to the Club! Recent members may appear in a subsequent topic.

Dave Scholl, Cayucos, California
Dave has a '74 B-GT.

Karen Haase, Fort Dodge, Iowa
Karen has an '80 brown B.

Daniel Richards, Peoria, Arizona

Louis Capozzi, Bend, Oregon

Joseph Cerroni, Baldwinsville, New York
Joe has a '77 B roadster.

Michael Davidson, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Jonathan Ayers, Salem, Virginia
Jonathan has a '76 harvest gold B roadster.

Barry Dixon, Temple, Texas

Thomas Sadlowski, Piscataway, New Jersey.

Philip Wiltshire, Middlebury, Indiana
Philip has a '65 British racing green B-GT.

V. Joshua Adams, Louisville, Kentucky
V. Joshua has a black '80 B L.E.

Gary Farson, Bowling Green, Ohio

Brennan Cox, Berkeley, California
Brennan has a '74 pearl whiter B roadster.

Stephen Aylward, Chapel Hill, North Carolina - He has a '76 red MGB.

F. Wayne Shaffer, Baltimore, Maryland
F..Wayne has a '76 red b roadster.

Jeffrey Ogden, Bridgewater, New Jersey
Jeffrey has a '74 British racing green B.

Joye Inzana, Hughson, California

Jay A. Nichols, LaMarque, Texas
Jay has a '73 red B roadster.

William Paul, Lakeland, Florida
William (Bill) has a '73 harvest gold B-GT.

Cars for sale / MOVED: Late model B parts free to good home
« Last post by amgba on January 06, 2022, 08:47:20 PM »
British Motorcars in Bristol at Cole State Park in Bristol, RI. .
Cars for sale / 1973 MGB-GT
« Last post by amgba on December 22, 2021, 10:10:48 PM »
1973 MGB-GT. Deep purple (black tulip).  Rebuilt motor and trans. Weber carb.  Black cloth seats.  Runs good. Single battery conversion. Come with new front brakes upgrade kit (in box) and some spares.  1970 GT parts car also available. Location: Northern Illinois. $6,800. 815-248-9146. Tom
Other items for sale / Late model B parts free to good home
« Last post by december2021 on December 15, 2021, 07:15:05 PM »
A while back my daughter brought home a father/daughter project. She has moved out of state and the project is still here.
All parts have been removed and the body is mounted in a wooden crate,
The engine and trans are gone. Apparently the previous owner was going to put a Camaro motor and trans in so he junked the original parts.
I am offering it here before I take it to the junkyard. I hate to junk a classic car so please come and get it.
I am in Cincinnati Ohio.
26th Annual All British Swap Meet & Autojumble, Wheaton, IL. Jim 630-858-9192, .
Cars for sale / 1978 MGB
« Last post by amgba on December 06, 2021, 01:29:07 PM »
1978 MGB. 59,971 miles, runs great, well maintained and beautifully detailed. No disappointments. 4-spd. Has new top, SS exhaust, new Weber carb. Complete new brake system. Complete front end rebuild. Excellent vacuum and compression. Too much to list. Insurance appraised at $15,500. Asking $9500. Call 920-253-3032, no text no emails. WI
24th Britain on the Green, Gunston Hall, Lorton, VA. or .
Suspension Related Items / Re: Wire Wheel Restoration
« Last post by Art on November 22, 2021, 12:46:40 PM »
Hi Bruce,

Dayton also offers 'restoration service' for original wheels (link to site:  After an examination, they basically take a saw to the old spokes and re-string them using the original hubs and rims with all new spokes, if they are not too badly damaged or rusted.  Great for really rare or odd (read that as expensive) wheels with a cost that had been about 2/3-3/4 that of a new wheel, but I'm not sure what that is now for stock MGB wheels.

Generally, as John also notes, if these are your original wheels, after 55+ years of normal wear and tear, I would say to go new, even if for stock 60-spoke, 14X4.5 stock rims if just to get new splined hubs.  Also, if you use the car regularly at highway speeds, an upgrade to 72 spoke 14X6 wheels with larger tires would be safer as well as ride and handle better is a minimal cost.  185-70 tires are wider, but maintain the same overall diameter as the stock 165SR14 narrow-but-tall ones and fit in the wheel wells without modification. Both Moss (Dunlop) and Dayton offer those.  Hope that helps you.

Safety Fast!

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