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Re: Don't need to worry about SMOG now!@%^&!!!

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Subject: Re: Don't need to worry about SMOG now!@%^&!!!
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 10:51:28 -0700
Oops! I hate it when that happens <g>.

Seriously, that must have been pretty scary up on 17. I'm glad the motor was
the only thing hurt.

If you were thinking about obtaining a used engine, you could try British
Motorsports in Campbell (408-370-7174) or Trafalgar Spares in San Jose
(408-998-7086). Drop me a line if you need any specific advice on engine
swapping (BTDT).

Good luck.

on 9/20/01 10:30 AM, rexcats at wrote:

> Hi everyone here is the latest on our sons 79 MGB that we were in the
> process of restoring!  I conceded to let my husband take it to a repair shop
> in San Jose to get it to pass SMOG, well that isn't the problem anymore, on
> the drive over the mountain to San Jose there was a loud noise, which made
> clear it was time to pull off the road which on 17 is not an easy thing to
> do, and once over engine off getting out of the car well that's not fun
> either on that road where there is no where to pull over.  Pop the bonnet
> and there is smoke and fire!  Back off because yeap did we remember to put
> an extinguisher in this car of course not!  Call 911 and soon after the fire
> stops, so cancel the fire truck, and now call for a tow.  Once home Bonnet
> open there is a huge hole the size of my fist right below the distributor,
> so I think we blew a rod.  I guess we won't need to worry about getting it
> to pass SMOG anytime soon!  So anybody out there in California got a engine
> or block that will work in a 79 MGB?  Our son will be so disappointed today
> when he gets home from school.  Everything happens for a reason, so I guess
> he wasn't suppose to be driving this on the roads anytime soon.  Plus I
> think my husband wanted to pull the engine anyway and if he didn't well he
> will be now!  Anyone want to help?  In light of what has happened in our
> country this is petty but probably the diversion my mind needed for now.
> Take care everyone,
> Lisa Ann, Micahel, & Justin
> 79 MGB  (BROKEN)
> 72 Midget (needs a tune up)
> 2001 Miata  (it runs)
> 98 firebird  (husbands commute car)
> 98 Safari Van (Family car & looks like Justin will be driving this for some
> time)


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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