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Re: [Mgs] MGB maintenance after 3+ years not driving?

To: Mark Wise <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] MGB maintenance after 3+ years not driving?
From: Bill Saidel <>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 11:30:44 -0400
Must be the time of too. I have a 1974.5 CBB that has sat in 
my driveway for 3 years (mostly because my 76 is running well) and my 
goal is to have it running this year. I'm with Mark. Suggestions??? 
(Thanks to  Dave C already for his wise words).
Bill Saidel

Mark Wise wrote:
> As I mentioned in a previous post, I am going to try to get my 1980 MGB 
> back on the road after a long hiatus.  Due to changes in family, work, 
> etc. the poor car has only been driven once in the past several years.  
> Now my two young boys ask me daily when they'll get to "ride in the 
> green car".  Sadly, neither have ever seen it on the road.
> In two weeks, my Dad will be flying out to help me work on the car.  We 
> will be installing a Crane XR700 ignition, as the first step.  The 
> ignition was always a problem with that car.  Assuming that the new 
> ignition will actually get the car running, does anyone have suggestions 
> for some other maintenance to-do's that I should plan on doing with the 
> car before I take it on the road?  We'll definitely be changing the oil 
> and filter.   Anything else?
> Thanks for you help!
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