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So how many MG's do you have?

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:58 pm
by allanr
I now have collected the following :- 1972 MGB, 1972 MGB GT, 1972 MG Midget, 2003 MG Rover TF, 1970 MGB waiting to be restored, an MG 1300 Spannish built I believe and is registered as a 1972? it has a Vandan Plas interior and also waiting to be restored and last but not least a 1970 Morris Minor.

Firstly I am restoring a Morris Minor van for friends which has been bit of a weldathon and is now waiting for me to respray it.

I live in NE Scotland and all the cars are maintained by myself and I might be considered a little crazy but all my cars are available for self drive hire.

They give me plenty of problems to solve.

Welcome everyone to the new forum

Allanr :)

Re: So how many MG's do you have?

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:00 pm
by adamliptrot
Wow, that's pretty impressive! Where do you park them all?
Just the one BGT for me - a 1979. I did consider getting a modern TF last year to replace my daily but one thing or another just got in the way.

Re: So how many MG's do you have?

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:26 pm
by allanr
Collecting becomes bit of a habit I still always look at what is for sale and have to resist buying. The Tf only arrived at the expense of an MG ZR.

The only way I can keep them is by hiring them out it pays for their keep but not enough to pay for restoring them!! I really want an MGC and V8 to make a full set.

Re: So how many MG's do you have?

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:03 pm
by jonahnaylor
That's a lot of MGs - imagine one day owning the full set!

I've just the one MGB GT 1978 Rubber bumper at the moment which I'm booking in for a Chrome Bumper conversion in December.

Then maybe one day I can also do a v8 conversion! It's a shame you can't also do a Roadster conversion or my car would be all of the B's in one!!

Re: So how many MG's do you have?

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:36 am
by MGB73
Just the one, a 1973 chrome bumper MGB roadster.
Currently SORNed because it needs a new brake master cylinder (i think) and i've not had time this summer to look at it. Other than that it's in generally good working order, it just needs a bit of tarting up here and there.

Re: So how many MG's do you have?

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:45 pm
by oily-hands
Just three here.

The weekend warrior.

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The daily driver.

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My wife's car.

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Re: So how many MG's do you have?

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:01 pm
by jonahnaylor
oily-hands wrote:Just three here.

The weekend warrior.

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The daily driver.

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My wife's car.

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You've got some great action shots Oily-hands, going through all that water! I'd be too scared my car cut out!

What's the story with the MGB GT two-tone darker bonnet? It looks really cool, but I'd guess the factory wouldn't paint cars like this would they? Was it a different bonnet or a custom paint job?

Haha I'm loving 'The Weekend Warrior' name...

Re: So how many MG's do you have?

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:16 pm
by oily-hands
I'm a great believer in using my cars and I don't treat them gently. Having said that, compared to some I am gentle.

The water wasn't really a problem. If it had soaked the electrics I'd just have had to dry them off.

When I bought the GT, somebody had fitted a bonnet and tailgate from a black car, presumably because the originals were rotten. I get out & about on quite a few club runs and on a couple of occasions people came to talk to me and said that they'd seen the car on my website and recognised it with the black bonnet.

When I got it painted earlier this year I decided to do the bits black again to keep its identity.

It also had three spotlights on the front. The centre one was past it, but I do plan to fit the others back on when I get chance.

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Re: So how many MG's do you have?

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:13 pm
by adamliptrot
oily-hands wrote:I get out & about on quite a few club runs and on a couple of occasions people came to talk to me and said that they'd seen the car on my website and recognised it with the black bonnet.
That's true, I'd recognise it anywhere Owen - I even managed to find that B of yours in a car park of about 2000 B's at the birthday bash at Blenheim last year, proper needle in a haystack :)

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Re: So how many MG's do you have?

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:34 pm
by jonahnaylor
It's fantastic how cars have personalities. A guy up the road I know has an MGB GT and he's fixed a small metal squirrel on the bonnet. So it's a bit like a Rolls Royce or Jag from the front of the car with a "flying" mascot!

Even I was lucky to find a dog grill guard on eBay made especially for MGB GTs to fit in the back - making my own car more recognisable. Apparently they're no longer available...