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Re: Are MGB reliable daily drivers? - motion seconded!

To: "Tyson Sherman" <>, "Daniel Silverman"
Subject: Re: Are MGB reliable daily drivers? - motion seconded!
From: "ptegler@cablespeed" <>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 22:56:08 -0500
My '73 BGT has been my year round any weather daily
driver for the last 2.5 years now. Yes... every system
in the entire car has been totally  worked over. It also has
electric windows power door locks with remote and alarm,
and cruise control.  OBie has never left me stranded.
Even on long weekend cruises (800+ miles) I don't even
carry tools with me anymore. Well.. I do carry a jack and a
can of fix a flat and one small straight screwdriver, but that's

Yes.... it took awhile to build that kind of confidence in OBie
but I think nothing of relying on him in any kind of weather.

Paul Tegler

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tyson Sherman" <>
To: "Daniel Silverman" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2002 7:22 PM
Subject: Re: Are MGB reliable daily drivers?

> Daniel,
> That's a big can of worms you're potentially opening :)
> In my experience, yes an MGB is a very reliable daily driver.  I have a 76
> most major systems have been gone through (engine, electrical, cooling,
and most
> importantly, braking) and brought up to date with mostly new components.
> If the current owner does not drive the car regularly, you'll run into
> problems getting it into normal use.  If the car is driven regularly,
chances are
> most of the main things are okay.  I started having problems when I begin
> my B 3-5 days/week, where the previous owner drove it maybe once every
week or
> two.
> What I have is a car that I can get in whenever I want to and drive
wherever I
> want to.  But getting it there did not come free.
> Most people on this list do the repairs themselves.  These cars are
> simple and easy to work on...much more so than any modern car.
> What's the condition of the car?  (especially the body)  Has it been
> maintained?  How often is it driving?  All this stuff matters when
deciding if a
> particular B will make a reliable daily driver.
> Good luck!
> Tyson Sherman
> Daniel Silverman wrote:
> > I live in Arizona and someone is selling a '77 MGB...
> >
> > I was wondering if a '77 MGB is a reliable daily driver...

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