I purchased the car on October 9, 2019, 2 days after my 61st birthday. My Dad had an MGB when I was a teen in the mid-70’s. I remember it being great fun to drive. I loved to listen to the engine back-fire and pop when down shifting. My car is a restoration project. Pulled from a garage where it has been sitting for the last 7-8 years. 97,xxx miles, but with documentation the engine was redone around 65,000 miles.
The engine turns, so I’ll change the oil, oil filter, fuel filter and get clean gas in it. Then, we’ll see what happens. Needs tires and either new rims or I will restore the Rostyle rims that came with it. So, it’s a work in progress project.
An American MGB Association Queen B is the ’77 B of Craig VanHevelingen of Southmont, North Carolina. Here is his story:
I’m a new member and just received your letter in today’s mail. Thought I’d send you a couple of pics of my MGB it’s a 1977 pretty much all original, I enjoy driving it as well as working on it.
My name is Craig VanHevelingen and my membership # is 19-16306 . I don’t have any real interesting stories about the car , I bought it because I like modern antique vehicles. In the past I was very involved with air head BMW motor cycles and an active member in the Air Heads Beemer Club . I restored a number of them and always rode a lot . However old age and deteriorating riding skill’s have caused me to stop riding and sell my last bike, also a 1977 model. Anyway I bought the MG to fill the gap, and it has done so. Anyway here’s a couple of pictures of it as well as my last
An American MGB Association Queen B is the ’70 B of Dean Zywicki. Here is his story:
I bought my ’70 B a few months ago with just under 65,000 miles on it. It was last titled in 1991 with 63,000 miles. It took a few weeks to get through everything to make it road ready again (suspension rebuild, fluids, brake hoses, etc.). I just love seeing photos of it and other Bs everyday.
An American MGB Association Queen B is the ’69 B-GT of David Haines from Washington, DC. Here is the story:
Over a period of approximately 4 years (2011 – 2015),
I performed a ground-up restoration of this car for my son, David R. Haines, who
at the time was a Captain in the Marines and was a pilot for the V22 Osprey.
Extensive body work was required including the
installation of new/ middle outer sills and new floorboards along with extensive
metal patching. The RH fender was replaced with a used unit. The front cross
member was removed, sandblasted and painted. The entire body was chemically
stripped prior to repair and repainting.
The restoration included an engine rebuild along with
a new radiator and oil cooler. I bought and then rebuilt, at a University Motors
session, an overdrive transmission to replace the original non-overdrive unit.
The carburetors were rebuilt at a University Motors class. The front suspension includes new swivels, anti-roll bar and coil springs. The rear springs were replaced. The interior has been completely replaced including the headliner. The seats, both front (leather) and rear (vinyl) have been reupholstered. New carpeting and interior trim panels were installed. A new wiring harness and alternator were fitted. I fabricated a new radio console to house a modern digital radio and additional switches for accessories. The bright work includes new front and rear bumpers, a new grill and re-chromed window frames. The car was originally pained Mineral Blue. The present color is GM Dar Metallic Blue (base coat/clear coat).
Owned since 1973. Underwent total resto-mod restoration 3 years ago. Subtle body mods – dual exhaust through body pan under rear bumper, reverse lights, license plate lights, gas tank & fill neck all relocated. All under hood wiring hidden and brake lines relocated. Michael Conley
An American MGB Association Queen B is the ’76 B roadster of Gordon Osborn from North Muskegon, Michigan. Here is the story:
This car has a lot of John Twist/all the guys at
University Motors involvement. I worked just down the road from them in Grand
Rapids and spent a lot of time there. As you see, we took off the Zenith carb
and I actually spent a day with John Twist himself building the SU carbs from
scratch parts he had…he would just instruct me what to do thru each step…all
the while having a beer in this hand. ??
I now stop in and see Forrest, Curt, and Mike at
Rusty Moose…but it’s a little more out of the way and don’t stop as much as