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Old January 4th, 2016, 05:11 PM
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Any MGB owners in the house?

My wife was gifted a '65 MGB by her uncle. Its all original expect for the transmission. I was wondering if anyone by chance knew of a good forum or any other resource for MGB owners. Also looking for a good mechanic ideally in the Los Angeles area (ideally Burbank CA). Thanks in advance
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Old January 4th, 2016, 05:55 PM
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Mgb: 1.8 litre B series engine twin SU Carbs. Simplicity and reliability.

Parts from Moss Motors and Victoria British.

Haynes manuals for repair jobs.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 06:09 PM
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Mgb: 1.8 litre B series engine twin SU Carbs. Simplicity and reliability.

Parts from Moss Motors and Victoria British.

Haynes manuals for repair jobs.
Thank you very much!
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Old January 4th, 2016, 06:22 PM
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The only cars I drove until my mid 30s were MGs.
My first was a 1960 MGA purchased at 15 years old with money earned via Paper Routes.
Then bought a 109 5 door and it has been Land Rover daily drivers with an occasional drive in an MG ever since.
We currently own:
1947 MG YT
1952 MGTD
1958 MGZB Varitone Magnette
1961 MK III Magnette
1972 MGB

We have a Perkins Prima 2.0 Liter Turbo Diesel out of a MG Maestro that will someday go into the MGB.
If you don't turn your own wrenches, it's time to start.
As Chris mentioned in Post 2, simplicity and reliability if you keep up with the maintenance.
MGBs are so easy to work on you would be happy with your newly found skills!
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Old January 4th, 2016, 07:14 PM
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My wife was gifted a '65 MGB by her uncle. Its all original expect for the transmission. I was wondering if anyone by chance knew of a good forum or any other resource for MGB owners. Also looking for a good mechanic ideally in the Los Angeles area (ideally Burbank CA). Thanks in advance
The "MG Experience" Forums are excellent.
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