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Re: Advice for newcomer to the MGB?!

To: Dan Ray <>
Subject: Re: Advice for newcomer to the MGB?!
From: Art Pfenninger <ch155@FreeNet.Buffalo.EDU>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 07:30:22 -0400 (EDT)
        Bottom line is buy the best car you can afford. Don't even think
about a rusty car. The mechanical parts  on chrome bumper are no
cheaper or easier to fix so I wouldn't let that be a determining factor.
They do have less emission equipment so that is a plus but they don't have
the added benifit of stronger bumpers or in some cases safer seats. 

On Sat, 11 Apr 1998, Dan Ray wrote:

> 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...
> Dan
> '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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