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a short video of my MG, beginning may seem slow but give it a chance lol.
take the car for some "spins"
1972 MGB GT, So Cal, Blue Plate, One Owner 39 Yrs, SOLD!
1972 MGB GT, So Cal, Blue Plate, One Owner 39 Yrs, For Sale
This is a fabulous motorcar! Being a Southern California car since new
with one owner for 39 years, this is nearly rust and accident free.
Mechanically this motorcar is fully sorted and feels tight and spry.
Everything works as it should and is ready to enjoy as is or it can be
cosmetically improved for show.
Barbara purchased this GT on June 9, 1972 and took delivery on June 12,
1972 (she had fitted an oil cooler, bumper over-riders and other
accessories). She lives in Cerritos (Los Angeles suburb) and sold the car
late last year, after 39 years of ownership. In July of 1990 she turned
100,000 miles on the odometer and by the mid-1990's she stored the car as
she was getting more elderly. The GT now has 155,000 miles from new but
is mechanically fabulous.
The chrome and stainless are in very nice condition and there is almost no
rust issues as one would expect from a Southern California motorcar.
Recent mechanical re-commissioning includes:
• Rebuilt carbs,
• full new and complete brakes systems,
• heater valve,
• complete tune-up,
• new fuel lines,
• boiled gas tank, and
• various other improvements.
All the work was completed by the engineers at British Service in the Long
This GT is complete with the original owners manual and, incredibly, a
fastidiously maintained log book that documents every fuel fill-up, oil
change, service, battery replacement, tune-up, tire replacement, etc. from
January 1976 through 1991. It details the cost of the fuel and even the
average miles per gallon for every single tank of gasoline!! For example,
on May 26, 1976, Barbara filled up her GT with 9.9 gallons and logged an
average of 26.87 mpg!!
This GT was originally delivered in Forest Green and years ago Barbara
changed the color to its present red. The paint has crazing and could
benefit from a quality repaint (MG's were delivered new with poor quality
paint). The body is in overall excellent condition. There are two small
areas of surface rust on the passenger's side and it has a very small area
with 1/8 inch of filler in the passenger's side rocker panel (see video for
details). Overall this is an exceptional body for a chrome bumper GT.
The tan interior is completely original and is in overall nice condition
(for being original). There are two tears in the driver's seat cover and
discoloration in some of the carpeting, but overall the interior is quite
nice and projects a wonderful patina.
All of the instrumentation performs well and the oil pressure and
temperature operate exactly as a well performing MGB GT should.
Chrome bumper MGB GT's are very desirable. Southern California, one owner
motorcars are the most desirable of any. Although this has patina
cosmetically, the mechanics are excellent. The value guide has the GT's at
No 1 $14,000, No 2 $9,800 and No 3 at $6,300. This is an excellent
motorcar for enjoyment and will likely prove to be a solid investment.
Please call Harry at 951.901.5088 with any questions or email us at
MGB GT restoration part 18, Terry's
Another blog, ref: Gearbox Crossmember - Terry's MGB GT 1974. This time a
little story how I have struggled to sort out the Gearbox Crossmember and
the mountains that are attached to the Crossmember. No manual mentions the
right way to refit the Crossmember. Before we attempt to get the Engine
and Gearbox in to the car got to get everything ready. Fingers crossed,
hope I have got it right.
1967 MGB GT - For Sale
Offered for sale is this classic British sports car. Look for it on NH
Craigslist and/or eBay. The 1967 model year is renowned as THE best year
for the MGB. This blue beauty is a great 'drive & restore' example.
MGB Roadster in the New Forest
An edited version of a short trip in the New Forest in my 1970 MGB Roadster
(red, chrome bumpers, wire wheels, walnut dash and overdrive). Sister in
car with me (aged 13, hence some odd utterances), and my phone was taking
the video attached to the windscreen by a tacky, cheap, plasticky thing I
bought off Amazon for all of £5.99, hence the rather shaky video.
Stripping an SU HS2 Carb for Rebuild
Thanks to James Barratt, of James Barratt Mobile Mechanics for helping me
with the rebuild of my first carburetter and showing me the ropes :)
if i've missed anything out or got something wrong please comment. This is
a guide only, i don't accept any responsibility for you breaking anything!