1979 MG MGB Roadster Review Ratings
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1979 MG MGB Roadster Review
Looks and the Open Sky
My Little Sunshine — I purchased this beauty in 1995 from a California owner who gave me their records going back to 1987 (I don’t have the cars history for the first 8 years of its life). As I was only 23 when I purchased so I felt I had to make my own statement therefore I… 1. Installed shorter coil springs in front (about 2 inches) 2. Installed lower leaf springs in the rear (about 1 inch – so yes it’s lower in front than back) 3. Replaced stock Steering wheel with a leather wrapped Lecarra with MG Logo. 4. Replaced stock shift knob with leather wrapped MG logo item from Victoria British LTD. 5. Moved CAT away from exhaust manifold to under car (kept cracking) went to 2 ½ diameter pipes added glass pak and dual chrome tips. Sounds great not obnoxious. 6. Replaced painted wire wheels with 8 spoke alloy wheels (with chrome knock offs). 7. R&R rectangle side mirrors on doors and installed Bullet mirrors (flat) on front fenders centered over wheel hubs. 8. Removed Luggage rack from rear deck lid. 9. Added black carpet in boot to match interior. 10. R&R water choke with Manual choke. 11. R&R points ignition with electric ignition. 12. I personally re-painted this car to a brighter Yellow than factory. Engine Bay, trunk, door sills still original. 13. I’m sure there are other personal touches I’ve made but am not thinking of them right now… I really like this car...in the 16 years I’ve owned her I have put on about 26k miles or about 1,600 miles per year which is reflective of the weather in Vancouver, WA. USA.
1979 MG MGB Roadster Review
Soft top exhaust note
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