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Subject: New lister
Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2002 00:48:14 EST
Hi, my name's Wendell and I've committed to buying a '72 B.  I've been 
lurking here and on such other lists as will have me for the last month or 
two.  My automotive experience consists of the last seven years with an '87 
Jeep (new to me in '95 at 82000, now with 283000 miles) and a couple of 
completely forgettable cars before it like an '81 Corolla and a '76 New 
Yorker (140 HP, 4200 lbs).

I don't have a question yet.  Well, maybe I do.  What are the things that 
will be most insidious on a car I've not yet gotten to know?  Or, Where are 
the gotchas in an MGB owned by someone who's loved the car for the last 
twenty years and who decided that I might be the one to have it?

What do I have to fix first, and what should it cost me to do it?  I've 
already taken the plunge, so don't talk me out of it.  I and the soon-to-be 
DPO have already laughed about the parallels between MGs and boats (boats 
being 'a hole in the water into which one throws money').

Yes, I know about the sills.  No, I don't know what condition they're in.  If 
I have to fix them, fine.  I needed to learn to weld anyway.  The car drives 
fine right now.

For my part I have made contact with Motorhead Ltd in Fairfax, VA (near work) 
and am happy with the people I've met there.  Their 25th anniversary party 
last Friday was fun.  I like MG people.

Anyway, by way of introduction, that's me.  Thanks for reading.

-Wendell Hall
'72 MGB

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