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Re: Advice for newcomer to the MGB?!

To: "Susan and John Roper" <>
Subject: Re: Advice for newcomer to the MGB?!
From: "Dan Ray" <>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 1998 18:20:14 -0500
Oh John!
Now we'll hear it from the RBBers! And here I am trying to objective about C
vs. B to a newcomer!
Your point is true, but a very nice RBB (few problems) can be had for that
price,  a CBB is tricky! (although I did it)....he can always sell it once
he's dealt with the foibles of LBCs and remains in the fold, if he wants a
CBB, I think the new/potential enthusiasts should be approched
differently...just my opinion. Nothing wrong with a RBB except the obvious,
and he wants a daily driver...! youch. Newer is better in that regard, but
maybe simpler is better too...hmmm...
'73 B
-----Original Message-----
From: Susan and John Roper <>
To: Brian Furgalus <>
Cc: <>
Date: Saturday, April 11, 1998 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: Advice for newcomer to the MGB?!

>Brian Furgalus wrote:
>> I'm a 15 (soon to be 16) year old in Cleveland Ohio that is about to buy
>> a B.  I've done my research, but would really appreciate any advice.  I
>> bought Lindsay Porter's book yesterday.  Excellent buyers guide.
>> Anything else I should look out for?  I'm also having problems deciding
>> between the later rubber-bumper models (1977-1980) and the mid-aged
>> (1972-1974.5 chrome).  I know the chrome looks nicer, but which is more
>> appropriate for everyday use?  The thing attracting me to the later ones
>> is mainly the cost.  I have about $3500 set aside for the car, and more
>> for initial repairs.  Is that reasonable for a chrome in my area?
>> Thanks!
>> Cheers (as they say in Ye Olde England),
>> Brian Furgalus
>Brian, buy the chrome bumper car and learn to do the repairs yourself.
>That's where the fun is.  Oh, rubber bumper cars are no more reliable,
>and the mods killed the performance and the handling.  John

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