I have a '78 B with a professionally rebuilt engine, and it's great, but
lacking that rebuild, I'd be *maybe* willing if I knew it would be a full
engine rebuild with a 50% power improvement. If it was some add-on for
power without replacing the engine, then no way. The RBBs don't have quite
the value staying power that the CBBs have, and that's a fact of life, no
matter what the horsepower.
On the other hand, any of these are proving popular given the paucity of
quality in today's machines. That said, a CBB will probably still rate
over a RBB. People who buy RBBs probably like the later features, the less
rust, and the style, and the horsepower probably doesn't play into it that
'96 Saab Conv.
'83 Ford Ranger piece-of-shit-but-still-runs
At 06:54 PM 3/11/03, Dodd, Kelvin wrote:
>This is a message specifically to the owners of Rubber Bumper MGBs.
>How much interest would you have in a 50% increase in horsepower that would
>cost somewhere around the 3 grand range?
>I'm having an argument about whether owners of these cars are interested in
>spending money on performance items. My oponent believes that since the
>cars do not have a high resale value, the owners arn't likely to spend that
>kind of money. I would like to prove them wrong.
>Personally, I have a 1980 MGB that is getting lowered, a chrome bumper
>conversion and all kinds of other fun stuff, so I am a tad biased. Let's
>hear your views.
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