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Re: [Mgs] barn finds do exist!

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] barn finds do exist!
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 13:19:21 -0700
I would read the owners manual. In those days they were pretty
comprehensive. I'm sure it tells you how to operate the top, at least.

I would imagine you can get the tires from Coker, if nowhere else. The size
is on the sidewall. And in the manual, of course. There is a conversion
chart to modern sizes here:

Not that this really helps, because those sizes will be obsolete as well.

I would say, just make sure the door latches operate properly. I mean, doors
opened like this for half a century -- they aren't intrinsically unsafe,
despite the derogatory modern appellation.

Have fun!


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 4/16/09 12:43 PM, oliver at wrote:

> i found this thing on craigslist of all places.
> since my previous experience is with the 73 B roadster
> I've pulled cars out of sleep before so i'm ready for all that.  but i'm
> going to need some hand holding here.
> 1.  What's the best shop manual?
> 2.  I hit the starter button and get nothing.  the horn and lights work.
> can someone give me a couple quick pointers as to where to head?
> 3.  Recommendations on possibly "unfogging" that back plastic?
> 4.  How does the shift knob attach?  There's this weird 8 ball shift knob,
> and the metal knob that i have does seem to fit.
> 5.  What size are the tires and are they hard to find
> 6.  Any hints about driving this thing and the suicide doors?  Any cautions
> or btdt i should avoid?
> 7.  I hear these tops are weird; hard to put up and down.
> instructions/helpful suggestions?  I'm a little worried about putting this
> one down given its age.
> thanks!  i'm looking forward to driving this thing!
> its name is Sallie.  my wife said "its such a girl"
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