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Re: Fugliest MGB Award

To: "Kai M. Radicke" <>,
Subject: Re: Fugliest MGB Award
From: "Mark the Shark" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 13:17:13 -0400
Does this mean that if I rip out my 1.8 and put in say a 1.3 from a Geo
Metro Sprint my MGB will be worth more money?

Mark Ascherl
1972 MGB Roadster
1981 TR8 DHC

----- Original Message -----
From: Kai M. Radicke <>
To: Scott Hower <>; Carl French <>;
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 1999 1:07 PM
Subject: Re: Fugliest MGB Award

> > Never mind the dash, what is the 'gauge' living where the tach ought to
> > be?  Looks like it came from a
> > tractor!
> >
> > Guess he couldn't afford the other wiper...
> >
> > --Scott
> That gauge would be the Laughometer, however it only operates while the
> is in use.  Simply, it measures the amount of laughter the automobile
> recieves as it cruises around.
> Seriously?  I have no idea what it is.  I doubt it is some sort of
> tachometer, as the car now has an automatic.  It doesn't even have a dial
> that looks normal.
> Other notes:  leaves in the engine bay.  It looks like the car has been in
> storage quite some time, and apparently with the bonnet open so that
> could wander in.  This would also explain why some items on the car a
> missing (like the petrol filler cap, and one of the wipers).  The dash
> colour is correct, although that one suffers from longterm exposure to
> sunlight and as a result is faded (my '66 has the same colour dash now).
> BTW, where is the Smiths heater / blower unit?  I also find the placement
> the bullet mirror odd.  The alignment of the boot lid doesn't look
> satisfactory either.  Absense of any visible rotating cooling aparatus in
> the engine bay, no crank driven fan or electrical fans behind the
> radiator... I will assume that they are in front of the radiator (as in
> later MGBs) but from the photos, I can't tell.
> What astounds me is that people are actually bidding on this car.  20 of
> them now, and the car is currently listed at $2500.00 USD.
> This has turned out to be one of the cars I have studied and ridiculed the
> most... which is sad considering what it is.  (I don't even spend this
> amount of time at shows looking at a single car for faults or features)
> --
> Kai M. Radicke --
> Not the only Triumph TR6 @ Ithaca College

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