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Re: MGB's

To: mgs <>
Subject: Re: MGB's
From: Robert J Donahue/DELCO <>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 1996 08:31:16 +0000
<I resent that!  :)  
<My memory is failing me for an actual year, but I know the reason was to meet
<with US regulations regarding crash-safety.  At the same time, I believe, the
<ride height went up on the cars as well.

I was under the impression that the bumper regulations had nothing to do with 
at least the safety of the people in the cars. The idea was to have no damage 
collisions under 5mph. This legislation was undoubably pushed through by the
insurance industry. It made cars heavier, costlier, and uglier, but it saved the
insurance companys a bundle. It was a terrible blow to sports car design, in my

Bob Donahue
53 MG-TD
71 MGB


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