Since my last post about a month ago. I've been happily enjoying driving my freshly restored MGB. I've been working out lots of little kinks and fine tuning to get her running and performing beautifully.
It's been a tremendous help having such an informative online community like 'The MG Experience' and You Tube, and of course my friends and colleagues in the car community, to learn from and help diagnose these common issues myself.
I've rebuilt and fine tuned the carburetors, chased down the odd oil leak, and tightened such things as the e-brake, or hose clamps.
As little things have been addressed and maintained, the car has been getting better with each drive.
I've put almost 600miles on her in the past month since she's been on the road, and my confidence in driving her has been getting better all the time.
I've added some finishing details like the top, as well as some home made decals for the heater, and windscreen. These are decals that are different on the early cars and unavailable. So I found or made the correct artwork on my computer and simply printed my decals on some glossy sticker paper.
Last week, I drove the B up to Cowichan to attend the Vancouver Island Motor Gathering. It was a great day and the car drove well all the the way there and back.
It's a wonderful feeling to be finally driving and enjoying this car the way it was meant to be. The sounds and smells of the car mixed with the sounds and smells of the ocean breeze as she effortlessly hugs the curves... It's a beautiful romance, and I'm totally in love! Haha!
Until Next time -
Classic auto enthusiast, upholsterer, coach trimmer, and fine scale modeler.