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Re: New lister

To: MG Nuts <>
Subject: Re: New lister
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 17:15:21 -0800
Hi Wendell, 

You might get a kick out of my ongoing restoration saga.  Moral
of the story: avoid rust.  No, really.  There's much more interesting
things to spend your time/money on.


Word on the street is said:
> Hi, my name's Wendell and I've committed to buying a '72 B.  I've been 
> lurking here and on such other lists as will have me for the last month or 
> two.  My automotive experience consists of the last seven years with an '87 
> Jeep (new to me in '95 at 82000, now with 283000 miles) and a couple of 
> completely forgettable cars before it like an '81 Corolla and a '76 New 
> Yorker (140 HP, 4200 lbs).
> I don't have a question yet.  Well, maybe I do.  What are the things that 
> will be most insidious on a car I've not yet gotten to know?  Or, Where are 
> the gotchas in an MGB owned by someone who's loved the car for the last 
> twenty years and who decided that I might be the one to have it?
> What do I have to fix first, and what should it cost me to do it?  I've 
> already taken the plunge, so don't talk me out of it.  I and the soon-to-be 
> DPO have already laughed about the parallels between MGs and boats (boats 
> being 'a hole in the water into which one throws money').
> Yes, I know about the sills.  No, I don't know what condition they're in.  If 
> I have to fix them, fine.  I needed to learn to weld anyway.  The car drives 
> fine right now.

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