Well, a lot of those changes are common.
My 77 has an aftermarket puller fan instead of
the twin pushers. And my engine is red.
At this age, the engine has been undoubtably rebuilt.
And a lot of rebuilders have red paint on the shelf and
MG engines are *RED*. However, with the fan on it as well,
it could well be a different engine.
Alternator, that's just a dumb mistake.
Missing charcoal canisters. Standard desmogging trick. It's
pointless, that doesn't sap power and can do a little good.
Oh, there's also a small air filter on the tappet cover breather.
Lots of questionable things done to the car. Probably not by the
guy selling it, as he obviously knows little about MGBs.
> Here's some more observations:
> The engine is painted the wrong color
> The alternator is mounted to the air-pump bracket
> The British Leyland badge on the front wings (fenders) did not appear
> after 1977 (per Clausager's "Original MGB" book)
> Twin electric radiator fans are missing (OEM starting in 1977 - also per
> Missing twin charcoal absorption canisters
> Twin gas struts for the bonnet (hood) instead of the standard single strut
> I'm sure there are other hidden problems we cannot see. Looks
> suspiciously like an older than 1980 car, or a 1980 car with an older
> engine installed. In either case, the seller is seriously
> misrepresenting this car. Possibly on purpose, or just out of
> ignorance. You decide. Let the buyer beware!
> donny v
> 1978 MGB
> In a message dated 1/28/2004 11:13:18 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> LE that's not black
> 3 speed with Overdrive
> missing LE wheels
> missing LE spoiler
> infers that that it's a body on frame car
> called a 'soft bumper model'
> Bronze Metallic LE color was for England not the US
> Rick Brown wrote:
> > Am I missing something? Seems like a straight forward ad to me.
> > Rick