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#601 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:19 PM

So it might be out in the streets tomorrow?


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:44 PM

Free caravan on shpock, don't all rush to save him the cost of a skip

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 07:56 AM

Interesting development on the MGC:

https://www.ebay.co....JUAAOSwuK1bAJPj

Somebody has created another listing for it, using the same main photo, purely to trash the seller's description:

"the seller who is selling this car on here is totally misleading you.
My father knows this car it was on the road for over 10 years it has bean around the clock and has done way over 100.000 miles. The engine was tired breathing heavy. Smoking. And jumps out of 3rd gear. The car was very rusty when it was written if so was not worth fixing.
I have informed the current seller of the errors in his discription. But he has not replied. Or corrected the listing. He is not intrested
For starters any one can do a tax check which shows the car was still taxed in. 1979
So saying the car was only on the road for 3 years is totally misleading. It was on the road for over 10 years
See photos of tax history for proof"
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 10:05 AM

It's fucked no matter how you look at it.


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 11:45 AM

Jumping out of 3rd gear isn't the greatest issue with that wreck to be fair.
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 11:54 AM

Aye, as has been said it doesn't make much difference if it was last on the road in 1972 or 1979. Good source of MGC-specific spares.

Wonder why the new guy went to the trouble of posting a new ad on Ebay.
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"My name is Michael Paine. I am your nosey neighbour.
Now see that MGC, right, this guy says it was crashed in 1972, right, and taken off the road.
Yet, I have here in my diary that on Sunday September 30th 1979 I was walking my dog and noticed this guy's road tax was due at midnight. So, that means, right, that this car was still being used, right, on the Queen's Highway a whole seven years after . . . . z z z z z".
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 12:16 PM

Wonder why the new guy went to the trouble of posting a new ad on Ebay.


I don't know, but he has 2 bids!
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 04:05 PM

Aye, as has been said it doesn't make much difference if it was last on the road in 1972 or 1979. Good source of MGC-specific spares.

Wonder why the new guy went to the trouble of posting a new ad on Ebay.
https://i.imgur.com/7MylAaK.jpg...
"My name is Michael Paine. I am your nosey neighbour.
Now see that MGC, right, this guy says it was crashed in 1972, right, and taken off the road.
Yet, I have here in my diary that on Sunday September 30th 1979 I was walking my dog and noticed this guy's road tax was due at midnight. So, that means, right, that this car was still being used, right, on the Queen's Highway a whole seven years after . . . . z z z z z".


Does it help I read that in his voice?

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 04:45 PM

^ Essential.

Anyway, hope someone makes use of those MGC bits. Treasure for someone.

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 05:41 PM

New one on me that. Never knew 3000cc straight 6 mg existed... quick Google reveals Prince Charles had one you know... which he gave to Prince William.

Mediocre boat anchor which served mainly to emphasise how much better the V8 was, even with the raised ride height the Buick GT probably handled better. Inexplicably valuable though, so worth throwing the surviving parts at a Heritage shell.



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Posted 20 May 2018 - 06:19 PM

Buy Sam Glover's Triumph converted rubber bumper MGB and use that wrotten MGC as a ringer kit. That'd really confuse the MG owners club judges. Or at the very least nearly* make it legally MOT exempt.
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 06:25 PM

Thinking about it, MGCs go for like £20k+ for a minter. Full brand new MGB Shells are £10k. Grab one of them, get that wrotten MGC for £1.5k, send the engine off for a rebuild and buy a cheap MGB for scavenging parts from.

Volia, a mint MGC. Not totally ridiculous.
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 07:14 PM

Other than the MGB shell and the MGC shell are different.

You'll not bolt the MGC running gear to a B shell without a lot of modifications.

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 07:42 PM

Absolute rubbish.

 

https://www.ebay.co....RwAAOSwt5Va~wIO


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 07:44 PM

Mediocre boat anchor which served mainly to emphasise how much better the V8 was, even with the raised ride height the Buick GT probably handled better. Inexplicably valuable though, so worth throwing the surviving parts at a Heritage shell.

 

The problem with the MGC was that the 240Z and Capri 3000 arrived shortly after. The C Series  was a decent engine in 1958. In 1967, not quite so sparkling.


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 07:58 PM

If the Buick V8 is lighter than the C's boat anchor, it would be less prone to understeer, not that any of that range actually handled that well in the first place. Put that running gear in a Sherpa camper, and stick MG badges on & turn up at an MGOC meet to wind the stuff shirt beardies up


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Posted Yesterday, 08:41 PM

 

It's Acton.  It will sell if only for its ringing kit-ability



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Posted Yesterday, 08:42 PM

I don't know, but he has 2 bids!

 

Back to the one now.  He's going to be a winner!



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Posted Yesterday, 08:47 PM

Better than that, imagine a MG Magnette IV Super Saloon C. Not totally ridiculous, yet with slightly* improved beardy acceptance..

 

 



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Posted Yesterday, 08:59 PM

That engine was only fitted to these and Austin 3-litres.Maybe an MG grille & badge on one of those.Tweedy cardiac would ensue.
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Posted Yesterday, 11:27 PM

Image though if they had actually fitted the OHC E-series Six ,as originally planned.  Lighter engine than the B-series Four as well. MGC road tests all bemoaned the handling spoiled by the big C six.



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Posted Yesterday, 11:36 PM

That engine was only fitted to these and Austin 3-litres.Maybe an MG grille & badge on one of those.Tweedy cardiac would ensue.
I'll get me coat.

 

It certainly would, although the idea* had been approached before.  

 

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Imagine that as well... The MG 3-Litre, Downton-tuned, on ROstyles, complete with 'Safety Fast' stickers 


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Posted Today, 01:00 AM

Image though if they had actually fitted the OHC E-series Six ,as originally planned.  Lighter engine than the B-series Four as well. MGC road tests all bemoaned the handling spoiled by the big C six.

The bonnet bulge necessary to squeeze an E under there would put an Iso Grifo or an injection AM DBS V8 to shame; Lord Flashhart's codpiece would be modestly proportioned by comparison.






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