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    I have a data base for o-rings and packings if that helps anyone. My expertise is aviation which has a lot of cross-reference with autos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    the only thing worse was troubleshooting the electrical

    now i'm wondering why i got a second mg and then an austin healey.

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    Love hate relationship. Some of the engineering is amazing and some of it is just WTF? We've had both an MGB and a Discovery. My dad always had Jaguars and Rovers. The problems were always either carburation in the older vehicles or electrical in the newer vehicles. It was inexplicable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    the only thing worse was troubleshooting the electrical

    now i'm wondering why i got a second mg and then an austin healey.

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    I have a 69 MGB. Did all the body work and electrical, but not much of the mechanical work. Found some hoods at a car show, so I have some spares. I'm wondering how it would look with Austin Healy racing stripes. A bit like a Sprite, I'm guessing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by decedent View Post
    I have a 69 MGB. Did all the body work and electrical, but not much of the mechanical work. Found some hoods at a car show, so I have some spares. I'm wondering how it would look with Austin Healy racing stripes. A bit like a Sprite, I'm guessing.
    As a purist I have to say please don't. It's a gorgeous car. It doesn't need racing stripes to make it better. In fact, anything that you add that isn't original to the car diminishes its value.
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    Ive always shunned any car I couldnt fit in comfortably, that includes the entire lineup of small sports cars. Like the vette, austin healy and mg.

    I dont get the attraction, they are uncomfortable, tight, ride worse than a pickup truck. shrug, to each their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechanic View Post
    Well I am new, Ha ha. Been on lots of forums and usually get banned cause i tell it like it is. I hope to change that here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by decedent View Post
    I have a 69 MGB. Did all the body work and electrical, but not much of the mechanical work. Found some hoods at a car show, so I have some spares. I'm wondering how it would look with Austin Healy racing stripes. A bit like a Sprite, I'm guessing.
    more like a 3000 i would think



    a midget looks more like a sprite



    great cars except for an inability to avoid trees in my experience

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    I never tore down a carb in my ole days with "Jim's shade tree auto repair and destroy" until I first put a nice load of ether through it. It was not easy to obtain in the 50's it might be impossible. Welcome Mechanic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    more like a 3000 i would think



    a midget looks more like a sprite



    great cars except for an inability to avoid trees in my experience




    Some of my favorites are widowmakers. ^

    I never cared for the midget, or that MGA (is that the first photo?). I like the MGB because it looks great and performs well, despite the smallish engine. I kinda feel like James Bond in it. Mine is candyapple red with black interior. Had to get it reupholstered and new carpet on the floor. A fender is fiberglass. Other than that, it's mostly original and looks like new. I went for the '69 because it was the last year that was all-chrome (no rubber).


    I never noticed how similar the Midget and Sprite are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    As a purist I have to say please don't. It's a gorgeous car. It doesn't need racing stripes to make it better. In fact, anything that you add that isn't original to the car diminishes its value.
    Don't worry. I won't. But here's a similar-looking Sprite with racing stripes and it looks kinda cool.

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