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Gashog
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Something else keeping me busy

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I got this 1974 MGB as a gift from my son-in-law's mother after his step-father died from a horse riding accident. I had already worked on this car for him before the accident. She wanted to keep it in the family, but none of the kids wanted it. I was more than happy to take it although I sure hated the way I got it. Still have to replace the camshaft, seats and seatbelts before it hits the road.
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NIce MG..
Looking forward to your build thread.
1982 1100 standard.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
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Nice freebie.

Last of the chrome bumper - if you don't count the rubber "extras".

Pull them, ditch the Rostyle wheels for some knockoffs, and a convertible top. Then you'll have one the way God intended.

Great little cars. I loved a 71 once (and a 59 AH Bugeye, and a 68 3000)
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Sweet little car! I've always been a fan of the MG's...
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Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

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The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

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'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
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NICE "followed me home" find.
I never got any "closer" to one than going out with a girl who drove one. and daddy paid for her maint. & repairs so I never had opportunity to tinker.
keep us in the loop on progress.
sorta bulldogged custom 1978 GL1000 - "geekster"
full Vetter dress 1979 GL1000 - "Barge" (currently down)
1986 1200 Aspencade - "Heart of Gold" - daily rider
1990 1500 Aspencade - It's ALIVE! but very, very naked. not in a good way.
1978 for $100 - project in worx
1978 from a previous member here - taking up space
my original '79 bought in '91 - replacing engine (eventually, maybe someday)

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I have already started on it. Got rid of the big rubber "Sabrinas" first. New Delco alternator. New Holley 5200 carburetor, new turn signal switch, some wiring repair to fix the tach. Bought new door panels to put in. Debating on repairing the original seats or installing a pair of Miata seats that I have. Mostly just little things left except the cam change. Already ordered the cam, lifters, pushrods, and new valve springs and timing set. Here is a few more pictures.
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A video of the MGB.

https://youtu.be/kicJG3VJaOs
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