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Re: Advice for newcomer to the MGB?!

Subject: Re: Advice for newcomer to the MGB?!
From: (Rick Morrison)
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 21:04:29 EDT
On Sun, 12 Apr 1998 09:35:56 -0500 Mike Hartwig <>

>On a sidenote, I am thinking of selling my pristine '65 as well as the 
>'70. I am beginning to wonder if MGs are everything I'm after.  I like 
>power and handling.  I am thinking of buying a Porsche.  Can anyone talk
me out 
>of  this.  I like most of the MG drivers out there, and I shudder to
>of the assholes who drive Porsches. But I like power and handling and a
>just don't cut it in those categories.

 If you have decided that for some reason the B doesn't have the power
and handling, no one can talk you out of buying the Kraut Kar.
 Just remember, though, that to get an 1800 cc P-wagen that will out
handle and out run a bog stock B, you'll spend more money, in less time
than you'll ever do on the B.
 Don't go to the local auto-x either, cause you might see some guy in a
slightly modified B cutting significantly better time than the Por***. 
 You want Power, then drop in the Rover V-8. 
  You want' handling, then with a few WELL THOUGHT OUT suspension
modifications will give it to you in spades. And you don't have to get on
friendly terms with the loan officer at the bank.
 There is one point too you overlooked.
 What happens when some well heeled yuppie blows the doors off your
porsche with his Lambo or F-40. Do you sell the P. cause it "doen't have
the power"?
 Finally, I doubt very seriously that  the Por*&^ list is half the fun
this one is!
Rick Morrison
74 Midget

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