Presently, CA emissions regulations apply to 1974 and later cars. Until the
State gummint changes things (and who knows what the Terminator might do for
us!), there's a rolling 30-year exemption so, in 6 more years, all MGBs will
It's a chrome bumper crossmember. The GT springs slightly lowered and
stiffened the front end; bottom of chrome strip to ground height is 25". At
the rear, the distance is 26.5" (I'm still waiting for the new springs to
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Root" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Lawrie Alexander" <Lawrie@britcars.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: Modified MGBs
> Hey Lawrie,
> I think it looks pretty good. Pretty much a mix of everything. I
> probably wouldn't have done everything you did but, that what this whole
> thread is about.
> I'm curious how a '1972' spec car passed California Emissions
> without an air pump?
> What does the GT springs in front do for you?
> Is that a chrome or a RRB front crossmember? Oh, never mind, I
> see that it's the earlier radiator mounting. It's the brake booster that
> threw me.
> I do like the wheels, but minilites are still my choice. I don't
> have those either.
> And here you have to add another color to my choices of when
> I paint my car. :-)
> I'm sure it's heresy to say this here, but I actually like the
> '73 and '74 grill with the black inserts better than the all chrome ones.