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Re: Are MGB reliable daily drivers?

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Subject: Re: Are MGB reliable daily drivers?
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Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 14:51:11 -0000
MGBs *should be* cheaper to repair than modern cars, but you have to find
someone who knows what they are doing, and it's still cheaper to do it
yourself.  I had someone break into my V8 and break the 1/4-light hinge.  On
any other car that would probably have meant a new 1/4-light assembly.  I
bought *one half* of the hinge from my locals parts chappie for 50 pence.  I
also had a Scimitar and it was the most unreliable car I have ever had - for
the first 12 months of my ownership, it took me that long to get it
reliable.  I don't think I ever got stranded anywhere, but it was a pretty
close call a couple of times.  I had just started a new job and was driving
my boss back through the wilds of Norfolk when a heater hose went and I lost
all my water.  As I stopped I happened to notice a water bowser in a field,
and found an empty fertiliser bag under a hedge, and used the latter to
carry some water from the former to refill the system, after I had blanked
off the heater.  I was concerned my new boss would take a dim view,
particularly as he had to help me carry a plastic sack full of water across
a field, but he said he was impressed with my resourcefulness!  It's an
ill-wind, as they say.

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Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 1:38 PM
Subject: Re: Are MGB reliable daily drivers?
> Well let's consider that statement.  I suggest that you consider the cost
> a modern car vs. an MGB.  There should be a sizable pot of cash available
> repair costs on the MGB.

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