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Re: [Mgs] [MG-MGB] A bit of a run

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] [MG-MGB] A bit of a run
From: Dan DiBiase <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 11:56:56 -0700 (PDT)
Paul, how did the V8 do on fuel?

 Dan D
Central NJ USA
'76 MGB Tourer - Driver - Engine Surgery In Progress...
'65 MGB Tourer Project - Yep, Still Is.... 
NAMGBR #5-2328

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From: Paul Hunt <>
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Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 10:02:39 AM
Subject: [MG-MGB] A bit of a run

Drove up to Scotland and back last weekend in the V8 to climb Ben Nevis - 
highest mountain in the UK.  867 miles averaging over 34mpg (UK gallons).  Fair 
do's 3/4 of the mileage was motorway covered at a steady speed of 75, but 200 
miles was single carriageway doing plenty of overtaking.  About 7 hours each 
way.  Google reckoned the distance was 822 miles, so the odometer at least is 
overreading by about 5.5%, which is about par for the course as 0% to 10% is 
the allowable range in the UK.  Took the indicated mileage to 99387, but that 
is the 2nd time around, with one rebore and probably crank grind about 100k 
miles ago I reckon.  Used no water and only a couple of millimetres of oil on 
the dip-stick.

Weather lovely in Scotland on the Saturday and all the way back on the Monday, 
absolutely dire for the climb on Sunday - cloud base just above sea level, 
howling gale, horizontal rain, freezing cold (we were in snow at the summit), 
and visibility just a few yards.  Overdue for a bad one, the previous five 
climbs had all been good weather.  By world standards Ben Nevis isn't 
particularly high at 4403ft/1344m but the base is at sea-level so you climb all 
of it!  Came across hundreds of '3 peaks' challengers on the way down, 
attempting to climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England (Scafell Pike) and 
Wales (Snowdon) including travel between them in 24 hours.  We are doing our 
own '3 peaks' - Snowdon a couple of years ago, Ben Nevis this year, and Scafell 
Pike in a year or so :o)


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