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Re: [Mgs] MG practicality

To: "Max Heim" <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] MG practicality
From: "Simon Matthews" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 10:14:46 -0700
I agree.

I had a '74 B (not 74.5) that I bought in Texas and took back to the
UK when I moved back.

Driving up the A14 late at night, I used to regularly cruise over 90
and sometimes took it up to around 110 mph (although it was very noisy
over 100mph).

The only problem was on cold mornings, it would never warm up. That
was solved by covering the oil cooler and half the radiator.

My MGA on the other hand -- the buffeting one gets from the wind makes
freeway driving hard work.


On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 9:37 AM, Max Heim <> wrote:
> I beg to differ. An MGB, at least, is completely at home in modern traffic.
> The only things it lacks are superficial distractions like power
> accessories, cupholders, heated seats, climate control, etc. The performance
> is perfectly acceptable, or at least it is for a CBB. I suppose one of the
> seriously power-starved models, like a 75, might seem out of place.
> I don't just "keep up" with traffic, I can set the pace if I am inclined.
> The B is far more nimble and maneuverable than the typical too-tall,
> overweight modern vehicle.
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