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Dale Schiller shared TXaerial Photography & Inspections's post to the group: NAMGBR - North American MGB Register.
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My shoot of Cross Creek Ranch, thanks everyone

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The Welcome Center at Cross Creek ranch
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from SC. ... See MoreSee Less

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from SC.

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Mexican version! My wife dressed as Santa.

That is so cool!

HO HO HO!!

Reindeer sick?

Awesome!! Great work. Now that's the MG Christmas Spirit.

Fun I drove my midget all year long, back then it was my only for of transportation in Iowa, it got around great in the snow

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Dang, they go out when I hit the end of the extension cord.  LOL

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Buy an inverter & run them from the battery ?

Very nice looking GT!!!

You sure they're not Lucas???

Awesome

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Cheap therapy.

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I’ll take two, please.

So glad that I have owned my 73 since 1993!

Happy to be s part of the GT Family...vintage ‘74 MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄🎁

How about an early vintage '66'. LOL

Yes I have had the same therapy and it does work

We seem to have quite a few BGT's in the Windsor-Detroit MG Club - mine in one of 4 '70's alone.

This isn't mine but it's almost the same. A 73 BGT in 69 and earlier Mineral Blue and exterior to resemble a 69. . But mine is being fitted with a 3.4 L Camaro V-6.

Can also increase your colorful language.

I bought one...my first new car. Wonder where it is now.

I would like a 1974.5 GT!

What was the price difference from GT to Roadster?

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What a waste, cars stuck in garage sun is shining but just too cold, carp lakes at behind my garden frozen over ... See MoreSee Less

18 hours ago

What a waste, cars stuck in garage  sun is shining but just too cold, carp lakes at behind my garden frozen over

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As long as it above say 10 degrees and roads dry I take mine out for spins and keep things lubed.

it;s the salt they put down that causes the problems, been only 4 or 5 degrees today

1965 Freeman 22 runs a 50 year old Ford engine 1000 cc still runs like a dream

Scanned some old photo's from the early eighties (easy to see from the flares and the hairstyles) back then we had quite a few MGC's in the club including mine, five of us members from back then still meet up regularly and we all still own MG's, two B,GT,s two B roadsters, one Midget, one MGA two MGTF's (modern) a Morris 1000 and a Triumph TR4a. ... See MoreSee Less

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Scanned some old photos from the early eighties (easy to see from the flares and the hairstyles) back then we had quite a few MGCs in the club including mine,  five of us members from back then still meet up regularly and we all still own MGs, two B,GT,s two B roadsters, one Midget, one MGA two MGTFs (modern) a Morris 1000 and a Triumph TR4a.

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Thank you, great pictures of better days.

i have found a few more

Remember when I said my MGBGT was hijacked! Well, they got a picture of him as he drove through a toll both in Hoboken, NJ. Keep your eyes out for him. Your MG could be next. A vicious car theft ring they are. ... See MoreSee Less

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Remember when I said my MGBGT was hijacked! Well, they got a picture of him as he drove through a toll both in Hoboken, NJ. Keep your eyes out for him. Your MG could be next. A vicious car theft ring they are.

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Nice! Was Max his accomplice

At least it had taste in Classic cars.

He's a MEAN one!

Getting ready for the holidays here in FL. Wax on wax off today. ... See MoreSee Less

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Getting ready for the holidays here in FL. Wax on wax off today.

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Yeah really looks terrible Barry!! Ha ha!

Just a local Northern California MG guy selling his one owner 71 MGB. Not my car, but the group might be interested.

Notes from the owner:

In 2004 it had a 5 k paint job, and new leather interior , it it runs fine I drive it off and on , also a trickle charger was professionally installed to keep battery charged when not in use. It also has a box of part that were collected over the years in case needed. It was garaged so the roof is perfect! The window in rear is like new, tires are 95 % and I had a mechanic take a look at it he did say that it would need carburetor work within a year I did ask him about how much that would cost he said just under $1000, it runs fine now but I’ll go with what he said. It didn’t burn oil , it runs strong and I can drive it anywhere.

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$1000 for carburetor work, hmmm.

Carb work is no big deal. Parts refresh kits are readily available and you can do it yourself. State of the body and engine is what matters...vs the the price.

any photos ???

That’s strange. I had posted photos. Here ya go...

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Good Morning - This is a long shot. I sold a 1976 MGB 6 to 8 years ago. Color: Red. I live in Springfield, Illinois and the people who purchased it lived in Ohio. I still need to look up the VIN from the Illinois DMV. One of those regrets in life - would love to buy it back. ... See MoreSee Less

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Paul Golladay, I have a pristine 1976 MGB that I am going to sell....if interested, contact me. I'm at the Illinois state line (south).

I suspect we all have a car like that. I know mine was a *******. (Don't want to post the brand...this is an MGB site after all. 🙂 )

What's a little snow?? Now if I only had a plow for the "B" ... See MoreSee Less

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Whats a little snow??  Now if I only had a plow for the B

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This can’t be real!

I can hear the rust from here.

I Idaho I drove a big 4 wheel drive truck. People would follow me as I broke a trial in the snow. Out in the middle of nowhere snowplows are rare

I grew up in snow country. If you tried to drive that MG in the photo it would high center on the snow and you would be stuck until spring or a tow.

Please tell me this is Photoshopped. I'm in northen Vermont. We got 8 inches today. My B is safely tucked away till May where all LBC's should be this time of year.

You must be crazy very disrespectful to that beautiful car

I do remember when I had massive snow tires on my '77 MGB in college, driving out with snow plows on the road when the snow was about 6 inches deep, and getting around easily.

Back in 1973 my MGB was my daily driver all year round. 6 to 10 inches of snow was fairly routine in Utah winters. The MGB handled it just fine!

the years of that sort of thing should be behind her, ah well good fun though

My splurge in the 70's was to have an extra set of wires with snow tires mounted already for an easy changeover. Necessity for New England winters when the B was my daily, until I got my first Rover P6 , which raised the bar for comfort during winters.

Truly a snow devil. Not easy to get under control. Lots of fun I reckon.

1/2 inch snow here and everything comes to a standstill

wanted to take wifes TF out in the tiny amount of snow we had here but i think it would end up in a ditch very easily

Someone is bound to do a Snowplough for a MGB or C on ebay.

My neighbors like theirs!

Looks like a felony to me 🙂

Sacrilege!

Been there, done that.

As you can see Tim, Chuck has one on his B.

LOL not gonna happen. He just pulled the car up to the plow which is sitting on the garage floor. Did anyone notice that the driver is on the right hand side? This actual picture may not be in the states. Hmmmmmm....

Crazy

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This is a Northern California one-owner 71 MGB for sale - owner is asking $9500. Thought this group might be interested...I already have a 71 MGB. 😎

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In 2004 it had a 5 k paint job, and new leather interior , it it runs fine I drive it off and on , also a trickle charger was professionally installed to keep battery charged when not in use. It also has a box of part that were collected over the years in case needed. It was garaged so the roof is perfect! The window in rear is like new, tires are 95 % and I had a mechanic take a look at it he did say that it would need carburetor work within a year I did ask him about how much that would cost he said just under $1000, it runs fine now but I’ll go with what he said. It didn’t burn oil , it runs strong and I can drive it anywhere.

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This is a Northern California one-owner 71 MGB for sale - owner is asking $9500. Thought this group might be interested...I already have a 71 MGB. 😎

Notes from the owner:
In 2004 it had a 5 k paint job, and new leather interior , it it runs fine I drive it off and on , also a trickle charger was professionally installed to keep battery charged when not in use. It also has a box of part that were collected over the years in case needed. It was garaged so the roof is perfect! The window in rear is like new, tires are 95 % and I had a mechanic take a look at it he did say that it would need carburetor work within a year I did ask him about how much that would cost he said just under $1000, it runs fine now but I’ll go with what he said. It didn’t burn oil , it runs strong and I can drive it anywhere.

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Looks like my 1972!

Hi Steve. ' Looks nice, but if it runs well now, I don't understand why your mechanic says it will need carb work in a year. Depending on how, and how much, the car is driven, it may need carb work in a year, 10 years, or 20 years. ' Regret that I'm not in the market for yet another MGB right now, but I have to say this is a case of honesty-overkill. If it runs well now, that's all a buyer needs to know. If carb rebuilds are needed in another year, that's a totally acceptable risk. What could the carbs need but only in another year? If ya like it, buy it. If it needs some service in another year, fine, do it!

Some of the Royal cars at Sandringham including The MGC that belongs to Prince Charles ... See MoreSee Less

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Some of the Royal cars at Sandringham including The MGC that belongs to Prince Charles

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this gt made wont a c .after that I wonted one bad ..

i had two and like an idiot i sold them both, a few tears ago now.

I applaud the Prince for owning an MGC/GT—a man of good taste!

I can't help but wonder if the Prince has ever driven the CGT.

Could This be??

Yes can't you tell he is pushing it dead battery

nah - would have a royal battery

probably ran out of petrol

Well he has dumb look of what now?

probably pull it with a horse

what the hell is he wearing?

Riding boots but who knows who what he was riding

i dread to think

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The nuts and bolts of fasteners.

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They even show posi-drive.

For a British car, use only fine thread and make all bolts 3 times longer than necessary. That way owners who do their own work can spend more time enjoying their hobby, and professionals can earn more income.

And taper each one with a grinder

Now we have them totally confused.

Good stuff...thanks, Richard

Be sure when putting things back together be sure to mix Standard English fasteners with metric fasteners.

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After having my top frame removed from my 78 MGB for a couple of years, I'm putting it back on. I can't remember the placement of the Tonneau bow socket with respect to the top frame.

Does the socket go on rirst with the top frame fit on inwards or vice versa? If somebody could send me an actual photograph I would very much appreciate it.

The two parts I'm referring to are the 1971-80 black Michelotti-designed top frame (item number 33) and the black tonneau bow socket item (number 47) on the attached Moss Motors exploded diagram.

Again I'm hoping to see a photograph. Thanks in advance!
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After having my top frame removed from my 78 MGB for a couple of years, Im putting it back on. I cant remember the placement of the Tonneau bow socket with respect to the top frame. 

Does the socket go on rirst with the top frame fit on inwards or vice versa? If somebody could send me an actual photograph I would very much appreciate it. 

The two parts Im referring to are the 1971-80 black Michelotti-designed top frame (item number 33) and the black tonneau bow socket item (number 47) on the attached Moss Motors exploded diagram. 

Again Im hoping to see a photograph. Thanks in advance!

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Barry, here is a pic from original MGB. The tonneau sockets have to be on the outside (closest to body) because of the width of the tonneau bars vs the interior width of cockpit. The folding top goes inboard.

Try dry fitting the tonneau bar and sockets with some painters tape to hold it all together and you’ll see what I mean

Does this help?? My captive nuts that this bolts to on each end were in bad shape, I ended up using rivinuts to replace a few of them and all ok now.

As seen in the photo tonneau bracket then the top frame on the outside. The snap for the top should be up and next to the door.

Thanks. This answered my question very well

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Just needing some opinions. Where is the best places to bolt up the leveler when I pull the engine and trans this weekend?I see on some videos where the valve cover bolts are used. That seems like a weak point to lift from to me. Last time I used an exhaust bolt hole and one opposite diagonal. I will be doing this by myself and using the leveler for the first time. ... See MoreSee Less

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Here;s how the factory lifted the engines. 🙂 (They did spread the load, though).

I have ALWAYS used the rocker bolts.

Ok, that just seems scary to me.

Yes that's the place to lift because you can tilt the engine to get it out.

Try to get someone to assist you, always best for two people to pull an engine!!!

Clinton, and Rick. I know the factory did it this way, and a lot of early B-series engines came with hooks screwed onto the valve-cover studs. But those studs are only 1/4". I'm not afraid of their letting go, but if the valve-cover is off, I'm afraid of bending them. My own preference is for the rear chain bolted to the rear-most exhaust manifold bolt, and the front one bolted to the front generator/alternator bolt. Do NOT use the smog-pump attachment point cast into the thermostat housing cover. Don't ask me how I know!

I would never argue with the idea of having an assistant. It just makes sense - especially in terms of safety. Having said that, I work alone. If it's a job that "requires" an assistant, I figure out how to do it alone. I have problems inviting another guy over to "watch me work" while wasting his own time. I lack the ability to distribute the efforts in such a way as to make the work at all satisfying for anybody else.

I really appreciate the support and input on this page. Just wanted to put that out there. It’s been a long 6 years and I’m so close. I know I’ll finally be driving it as a retirement present for myself. Time line has worked out perfectly. Good thing is there’s plenty of sunshine in New Mexico. Have to start wearing a hat since my hair is thinning, lol.

I've been on the receiving end of this so often! It's the way MG guys are. The only way to thank those who've helped me is to "pay it ahead". Also, please note: you cannot go wrong with any advice you get from Rick Ingram. He's the best!

I copy quite a few MBG pictures that I use for reference. I found this pic on my I-Pad. When I pulled my engine I used the head studs. In this pic it looks like they are using the rocker studs.

That's right, but I recommend using heavy washers and tightening the nuts down to eliminate movement and slippage. I actually use a leveler that has angle brackets instead of putting a link over each bolt.

Just pulled one engine , worked on it and tranny, then grabbed another engine attached tranny to it and inserted. All with leveler attached to valve cover bolts. No problems at all.

Be sure and remove the radiator first (quick removal vs. Dire consequences). A friend who raced MGBs for years then owned Reno's largest British cars garage for 40+ years used the rocker bolts, heavy washers, and angle brackets, tightening it down firmly. Although it can be done by only one, two people are best - with one handling the hoist and the other constantly adjusting the leveler to keep from denting or crushing the heater box (ditto on reinstalling). It's hard watching several things at once while making two critical adjustments concurrently. Everyone I know does it this way. I like using the rocker studs vs. the head ones as the rockers are high torque whereas the head ones, also relatively high torque are designed for a specific tightening sequence. It might not matter... but I don't want to find out.

Thank you.

Stretched the heck out of the threads even though I bolted it tight with washers to distribute the load.

If are lucky, the original lift eyes are still on the engine. One on the rear right side bolted to the of the block. The other on front left bolted to the first bolt of the exhaust manifold.

Well, its out. Took me about 3.5 hours. What a difference that leveled made. Garage was around 30 degrees but I layered up with long John's, sweat shirt, Carhart jacket, and a beanie. Have to git er done. Tomorrow I'll pull it apart and see what the clutch and parts look like and move forward from there. Hopefully things look good and I can make the switch to the OD tomorrow.

That didn't take long. Good news is has a new clutch and TO bearing installed. Doing some minor clean up and installing tomorrow. Can someone help decifer the engine tag for me?

did you change the rear main oil seal -even the front gearbox seal is worth changing, just to save tears later on - both are straightforward jobs.

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I was the British Invasion photographer for many years and am reposting photos from past invasions. 2001 and 2002 are up. Many more to follow.
Look here:
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I currently have a 1973 MGBGT and have has 8 MGB roadsters.
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I can't get that site.

Indy British Car Days 2002, my daughter and I crossing the Yard of Bricks.

My 67 B-GT

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Darn cold In TEXAS

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oh dear , at least you still got the hood down.

For gosh sakes! Don't turn the heater on or you'll have a wet seat.

Photoshop??

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Oh No!!  Having at Christmas.

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Hijacked ??

ah i see

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Thanks for adding to the pic Mat.. They are very neat.

very nice

Well they used the word Bonnet.... so ... See MoreSee Less

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Well they used the word Bonnet.... so

Frosty visited Katy, TX today, first snow in 10 years ... See MoreSee Less

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Frosty visited Katy, TX today, first snow in 10 years

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Tou be careful there Dale Schiller www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRa2sFQ3d3k

Just cold, cold rain here in Lexington, SC.

Sunny and 70 here in FL. Sorry.

Beautiful! Enjoy it while it lasts...😊

My grandson, in Cyprus, was out in it for quite a while. They have started making snow at the local ski slope so I can take him sledding at Christmas

I remeber snowing in Ft. Worth; melted during the day, froze at night and then it was slush the next day. Had to go to New Jesrey to see what real snow was like.

why didn't you take a picture of frosty in your mg ?

This is for you Russ

Hope that your heater works good! I put in a 180 thermostat, may go to the 195. I need to put in new seal's in the heater box, getting a cold draft..

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