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Re: Roadster Psychology

To: Bob Donahue <>
Subject: Re: Roadster Psychology
From: Simon Matthews <>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 14:27:37 -0700

Put the hood down? I can't remember the last time I put my MGA's hood up! 

I recall though, that with the hood up, I hear more mecahnical noise
-- the engine is louder. With the hood down, the engine seem quieter
and smoother. Of course, the MGA aerodynamics leave a lot to be
desired -- there is a lot of wind and wind noise around the driver --
more so than an MGB.

On 5/30/05, Bob Donahue <> wrote:
> Finally put the hood down on the B for the first time this year. We had a
> colder than normal May, and on top of that I had one of those colds that hangs
> on forever. I've always marveled at how the car is transformed with the hood
> down, kind of like the caterpillar and the butterfly. Now for sure the car
> looks better with the top down. But it also seems quieter, faster, better
> handling. Even the brakes and transmission seem to work better with the top
> down. Now I know this can't be true, but it really feels that way. Anyone else
> get this sensation?

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