Date   
Re: Proper Noise

Steve Harding
 

Ed’s a great mechanic; used to work for Pete Cosmides at Motorcar Garage. 


On Mar 31, 2020, at 6:17 PM, Roger Searle via Groups.Io <searlerb@...> wrote:


All,
 
I hope everyone is well in spite of the current difficulties.  I wanted to let you know that I dropped off my MGB GT at the new location of Proper Noise near Reading for its spring maintenance.  Nice new location.  Handsome building that previously was a garage and is now again.  Bright and spacious.
 
Ed Sweeney is working a closed shop due to the virus, but work can be dropped off.  He took my machine with little notice so he probably has room for more.
 
Proper Noise
2242 Dengler St.
Mount Penn, PA 19606
267.398.3699
 
Best regards,
 
Roger

Re: Proper Noise

Kevin McLemore
 

Ed is a wonderful guy. He’s also doing our 1958 Turner 950 restoration. Top shop, IMHO. 

Cheers,
Kevin

On Mar 31, 2020, at 6:17 PM, Roger Searle via Groups.Io <searlerb@...> wrote:

All,
 
I hope everyone is well in spite of the current difficulties.  I wanted to let you know that I dropped off my MGB GT at the new location of Proper Noise near Reading for its spring maintenance.  Nice new location.  Handsome building that previously was a garage and is now again.  Bright and spacious.
 
Ed Sweeney is working a closed shop due to the virus, but work can be dropped off.  He took my machine with little notice so he probably has room for more.
 
Proper Noise
2242 Dengler St.
Mount Penn, PA 19606
267.398.3699
 
Best regards,
 
Roger

Re: In a Barn Since '76: 1956 MGA Roadster

Kevin McLemore
 

Nice find. Super patina.

There’s one here in our area as well, and comes with a ton of pretty valuable parts. 

Also, if you look through the photos on it you’ll find it comes with an ultra-rare set of Ace Mercury Discs. I had a similar set on my ‘63 Sabra Sport, except mine had eared spinners with a red “S” in the center instead of the hexagonal MG spinners. 

On Mar 31, 2020, at 4:31 PM, Steve Harding via Groups.Io <mgbgt1@...> wrote:

Proper Noise

Roger Searle
 

All,
 
I hope everyone is well in spite of the current difficulties.  I wanted to let you know that I dropped off my MGB GT at the new location of Proper Noise near Reading for its spring maintenance.  Nice new location.  Handsome building that previously was a garage and is now again.  Bright and spacious.
 
Ed Sweeney is working a closed shop due to the virus, but work can be dropped off.  He took my machine with little notice so he probably has room for more.
 
Proper Noise
2242 Dengler St.
Mount Penn, PA 19606
267.398.3699
 
Best regards,
 
Roger

In a Barn Since '76: 1956 MGA Roadster

Steve Harding
 

strange days

Pete Baumbach
 

indeed. I hope you all are doing well. here's some levity  pete

Re: Holy Cow... amazing deal for someone...

Kevin McLemore
 

True. Always go in as a buyer-beware.


From: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io> on behalf of Harry Hurst <h.hurst@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:53 PM
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] Holy Cow... amazing deal for someone...
 

Be careful everyone. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. I have heard of similar scams on Craigslist.


Harry Hurst
610-725-9600 Cell


January - May 1
1217 Timberbrooke Dr., Palm Harbor, FL 34684



May 1 - December
2138 Lombard St., 4A, Philadelphia, PA 19146

h.hurst@...




On 3/25/20 2:43 PM, Kevin McLemore wrote:
Yeah, timing is everything. Still, it might be able to be picked up with very little human interaction.

From: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io> on behalf of Bob Hitchiner via Groups.Io <rhitchiner@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:40 PM
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] Holy Cow... amazing deal for someone...
 
Great buy. Bad timing. Horrible location


On Mar 25, 2020, at 2:35 PM, Kevin McLemore <kmclemore@...> wrote:

I literally just saw this pop on Craigslist. It was posted 21 minutes ago, so if you are in a position to buy I'd jump on this ASAP... I guarantee it won't last at only $2500 for a 1956 100-4 in restorable shape.  Car is located in Fort Lee, NJ, according to the ad.

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/pts/d/leonia-1956-austin-healey-100-4/7098777803.html

1956 Austin Healey 100-4 - $2500 (Ft lee)

1

I’ve been working in this car for 14 years. Engine won’t turn over and needs paint. New interior, wire wheels.
Just need it out of my garage
Top is there and side curtains

Re: Holy Cow... amazing deal for someone...

Harry Hurst
 

Be careful everyone. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. I have heard of similar scams on Craigslist.


Harry Hurst
610-725-9600 Cell


January - May 1
1217 Timberbrooke Dr., Palm Harbor, FL 34684



May 1 - December
2138 Lombard St., 4A, Philadelphia, PA 19146

h.hurst@...




On 3/25/20 2:43 PM, Kevin McLemore wrote:
Yeah, timing is everything. Still, it might be able to be picked up with very little human interaction.

From: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io> on behalf of Bob Hitchiner via Groups.Io <rhitchiner@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:40 PM
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] Holy Cow... amazing deal for someone...
 
Great buy. Bad timing. Horrible location


On Mar 25, 2020, at 2:35 PM, Kevin McLemore <kmclemore@...> wrote:

I literally just saw this pop on Craigslist. It was posted 21 minutes ago, so if you are in a position to buy I'd jump on this ASAP... I guarantee it won't last at only $2500 for a 1956 100-4 in restorable shape.  Car is located in Fort Lee, NJ, according to the ad.

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/pts/d/leonia-1956-austin-healey-100-4/7098777803.html

1956 Austin Healey 100-4 - $2500 (Ft lee)

1

I’ve been working in this car for 14 years. Engine won’t turn over and needs paint. New interior, wire wheels.
Just need it out of my garage
Top is there and side curtains

Re: Holy Cow... amazing deal for someone...

Kevin McLemore
 

Yeah, timing is everything. Still, it might be able to be picked up with very little human interaction.


From: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io> on behalf of Bob Hitchiner via Groups.Io <rhitchiner@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:40 PM
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] Holy Cow... amazing deal for someone...
 
Great buy. Bad timing. Horrible location


On Mar 25, 2020, at 2:35 PM, Kevin McLemore <kmclemore@...> wrote:

I literally just saw this pop on Craigslist. It was posted 21 minutes ago, so if you are in a position to buy I'd jump on this ASAP... I guarantee it won't last at only $2500 for a 1956 100-4 in restorable shape.  Car is located in Fort Lee, NJ, according to the ad.

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/pts/d/leonia-1956-austin-healey-100-4/7098777803.html

1956 Austin Healey 100-4 - $2500 (Ft lee)

1

I’ve been working in this car for 14 years. Engine won’t turn over and needs paint. New interior, wire wheels.
Just need it out of my garage
Top is there and side curtains

Re: Holy Cow... amazing deal for someone...

Bob Hitchiner
 

Great buy. Bad timing. Horrible location


On Mar 25, 2020, at 2:35 PM, Kevin McLemore <kmclemore@...> wrote:

I literally just saw this pop on Craigslist. It was posted 21 minutes ago, so if you are in a position to buy I'd jump on this ASAP... I guarantee it won't last at only $2500 for a 1956 100-4 in restorable shape.  Car is located in Fort Lee, NJ, according to the ad.

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/pts/d/leonia-1956-austin-healey-100-4/7098777803.html

1956 Austin Healey 100-4 - $2500 (Ft lee)

1

I’ve been working in this car for 14 years. Engine won’t turn over and needs paint. New interior, wire wheels.
Just need it out of my garage
Top is there and side curtains

Holy Cow... amazing deal for someone...

Kevin McLemore
 

I literally just saw this pop on Craigslist. It was posted 21 minutes ago, so if you are in a position to buy I'd jump on this ASAP... I guarantee it won't last at only $2500 for a 1956 100-4 in restorable shape.  Car is located in Fort Lee, NJ, according to the ad.

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/pts/d/leonia-1956-austin-healey-100-4/7098777803.html

1956 Austin Healey 100-4 - $2500 (Ft lee)

1

I’ve been working in this car for 14 years. Engine won’t turn over and needs paint. New interior, wire wheels.
Just need it out of my garage
Top is there and side curtains

Re: For the sake of sanity!

Kevin McLemore
 

Well, I got a few things done so far. On the MG I replaced the thermostat housing with a new stainless one which has an easily removable thermostat and now the car is running at a properly warm (and the heater works now!). I also changed out the transmission oil. I also plan to work on the side curtains, the wiper motor wiring and to install brand new carburetors.

For the Sunbeam Alpine I machined new pistons for the rear brake cylinders out of bearing bronze to replace the rusted original steel ones. I’ll be finishing the new intake system, putting fresh oil in the rear axle (after I rebuilt the unit a few months ago), and installing all new rear brakes with the rebuilt cylinders.

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Cheers,
Kevin

On Mar 25, 2020, at 12:46 PM, Rich Williamson <rjw@...> wrote:

For sanity, I am taking breaks from my computer every now and then.
 
I have parts and “to do” projects that have not been completed or started for almost 2 years.
 
So… now is a great time to catch up.
 
 
I removed the seats from my 1965 MGB, and am re-stuffing them while home due to this nightmare.
Switching the covers from driver to passenger side will be done too, since the driver leather is more worn than the passenger leather due to me often driving it solo.
 
I am also fixing my wiper fluid “squirter” that is essentially a water pistol.
If anyone has worked on them before, let me know what the story is regarding check valves and where they live.
I have found that when I profile the line, it works great, but if i put it in the bottle, it seems to push back and eventually not squirt.
 
I also took the door panel apart and fixed the speaker that was hanging off the door.  I now no longer need to slowly and gently close my door for fear of the speaker falling out.
 
I am sure I will find other projects to do soon.
 
Anyone else using the time to do the projects that you have put off for some time?
 
Rich

For the sake of sanity!

Rich Williamson
 

For sanity, I am taking breaks from my computer every now and then.
 
I have parts and “to do” projects that have not been completed or started for almost 2 years.
 
So… now is a great time to catch up.
 
 
I removed the seats from my 1965 MGB, and am re-stuffing them while home due to this nightmare.
Switching the covers from driver to passenger side will be done too, since the driver leather is more worn than the passenger leather due to me often driving it solo.
 
I am also fixing my wiper fluid “squirter” that is essentially a water pistol.
If anyone has worked on them before, let me know what the story is regarding check valves and where they live.
I have found that when I profile the line, it works great, but if i put it in the bottle, it seems to push back and eventually not squirt.
 
I also took the door panel apart and fixed the speaker that was hanging off the door.  I now no longer need to slowly and gently close my door for fear of the speaker falling out.
 
I am sure I will find other projects to do soon.
 
Anyone else using the time to do the projects that you have put off for some time?
 
Rich

Re: MG Puzzler #1

Karen Schulte
 

Thanks Jeff and Mary...
Hope you are well too!
Karen Schulte 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note8, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone



-------- Original message --------
From: "Jeff Detwiler via Groups.Io" <nsp7919@...>
Date: 3/23/20 12:19 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io
Cc: nsp7919@...
Subject: [PhillyMGClub] MG Puzzler #1

To All,
I hope this finds everyone doing well and OK.
If you are working the on front lines, please stay safe.

You are probably like Mary and myself at home finding things to do, or maybe
rummaging around the house to stay occupied by addressing long-overdue projects.

Well, I figured now might be a perfect opportunity to provide everyone a brief 
distraction from this new adventure we are all dealing with and help allow our minds 
to focus on something different than the everyday news - if only for a brief moment 
in the day. 

So, I created an MG related - Crossword Puzzle for you all to take a stab at.
*  Please find attached a .pdf file with the Puzzle and Clues.
*  First, Print the puzzle, work thru it, then if you can, scan it and E-mail it 
   back to me as a .pdf copy of your finished Puzzle.
   (PLEASE: DO NOT REPLY ALL)
   My E-mail is:  (nsp7919@...)

So, since it's a Rainy/Nasty out, have some fun relaxing with your feet up, pencil
in hand and have at it, or are your one who can do Crossword Puzzles in INK?
Enjoy......

As always, looking forward to getting the car out and seeing everybody soon when we can.

Jeff (and Mary)
'78 MGB (Original Owner)


MG Puzzler #1

Jeff Detwiler
 

To All,
I hope this finds everyone doing well and OK.
If you are working the on front lines, please stay safe.

You are probably like Mary and myself at home finding things to do, or maybe
rummaging around the house to stay occupied by addressing long-overdue projects.

Well, I figured now might be a perfect opportunity to provide everyone a brief 
distraction from this new adventure we are all dealing with and help allow our minds 
to focus on something different than the everyday news - if only for a brief moment 
in the day. 

So, I created an MG related - Crossword Puzzle for you all to take a stab at.
*  Please find attached a .pdf file with the Puzzle and Clues.
*  First, Print the puzzle, work thru it, then if you can, scan it and E-mail it 
   back to me as a .pdf copy of your finished Puzzle.
   (PLEASE: DO NOT REPLY ALL)
   My E-mail is:  (nsp7919@...)

So, since it's a Rainy/Nasty out, have some fun relaxing with your feet up, pencil
in hand and have at it, or are your one who can do Crossword Puzzles in INK?
Enjoy......

As always, looking forward to getting the car out and seeing everybody soon when we can.

Jeff (and Mary)
'78 MGB (Original Owner)


Upcoming Event: Monthly PMGC GT - Tue, 03/10/2020 7:30pm-10:00pm #cal-reminder

PhillyMGClub@groups.io Calendar <PhillyMGClub@...>
 

Reminder: Monthly PMGC GT

When: Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 7:30pm to 10:00pm, (GMT-04:00) America/New York

Where:Phil's Tavern

View Event

Organizer: kliebel@...

Description: Philadelphia MG Club Monthly GT
Phil's Tavern

Upcoming Event: Monthly PMGC GT - Tue, 03/10/2020 7:30pm-10:00pm #cal-reminder

PhillyMGClub@groups.io Calendar <PhillyMGClub@...>
 

Reminder: Monthly PMGC GT

When: Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 7:30pm to 10:00pm, (GMT-04:00) America/New York

Where:Phil's Tavern

View Event

Organizer: kliebel@...

Description: Philadelphia MG Club Monthly GT
Phil's Tavern

Re: 15 Inch Wheel Conversion for '78 B

Henry Hauptfuhrer
 

The GPS gauges actually can include a lot of additional features such as odometer, turn signal indicator, etc.. – all hard wired off your existing electrical system.  There’s a selection on Amazon as well as other web sites.  The good thing is unlike a smart phone, there are no capabilities to notify the spouse of speeding.

 

From: PhillyMGClub@groups.io <PhillyMGClub@groups.io> On Behalf Of Harry Hurst
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:23 PM
To: PhillyMGClub@groups.io
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] 15 Inch Wheel Conversion for '78 B

 

Wow! And I understand you can use it as a phone too, right?

Harry Hurst
610-725-9600 Cell


January - May 1
1217 Timberbrooke Dr., Palm Harbor, FL 34684



May 1 - December
2138 Lombard St., 4A, Philadelphia, PA 19146

h.hurst@...



On 2/27/20 2:06 PM, Steve Harding via Groups.Io wrote:

Harry,

It’s just a GPS device that reads out mph.

Steve



On Feb 27, 2020, at 11:23 AM, Harry Hurst <h.hurst@...> wrote:



A speedo app for your phone? What is that?

 

Harry Hurst
610-725-9600 Cell


January - May 1
1217 Timberbrooke Dr., Palm Harbor, FL 34684



May 1 - December
2138 Lombard St., 4A, Philadelphia, PA 19146

h.hurst@...



On 2/27/20 11:08 AM, Steve Harding via Groups.Io wrote:

Roger,

I didn’t recalibrate the speedometer, I got an app for my phone. I hung from the rear view mirror; it worked great. 

Steve Harding 

 



On Feb 26, 2020, at 1:22 PM, Roger Searle via Groups.Io <searlerb@...> wrote:



Thanks Bob.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Caprio via Groups.Io <rcapriohomes@...>
To: PhillyMGClub <PhillyMGClub@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Feb 26, 2020 11:49 am
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] 15 Inch Wheel Conversion for '78 B

The ride. Is much better with the 15 "  but the speedometer must be recalibrated. And you need narrow tires for clearance in rear fenders don't remember the size

 

 

 

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

 

 

-------- Original message --------

From: "Roger Searle via Groups.Io" <searlerb@...>

Date: 2/26/20 11:26 AM (GMT-05:00)

Subject: [PhillyMGClub] 15 Inch Wheel Conversion for '78 B

 

Hi all,

 

Does anyone have experience in switching a rubber bumper B to 15 inch wheels?  How big a job?  Is it worth it for handling and appearance?  Etc.?

 

Roger

Re: 15 Inch Wheel Conversion for '78 B

Steve Harding
 

Yep!


On Feb 27, 2020, at 2:23 PM, Harry Hurst <h.hurst@...> wrote:



Wow! And I understand you can use it as a phone too, right?

Harry Hurst
610-725-9600 Cell


January - May 1
1217 Timberbrooke Dr., Palm Harbor, FL 34684



May 1 - December
2138 Lombard St., 4A, Philadelphia, PA 19146

h.hurst@...




On 2/27/20 2:06 PM, Steve Harding via Groups.Io wrote:
Harry,
It’s just a GPS device that reads out mph.
Steve


On Feb 27, 2020, at 11:23 AM, Harry Hurst <h.hurst@...> wrote:



A speedo app for your phone? What is that?


Harry Hurst
610-725-9600 Cell


January - May 1
1217 Timberbrooke Dr., Palm Harbor, FL 34684



May 1 - December
2138 Lombard St., 4A, Philadelphia, PA 19146

h.hurst@...




On 2/27/20 11:08 AM, Steve Harding via Groups.Io wrote:
Roger,
I didn’t recalibrate the speedometer, I got an app for my phone. I hung from the rear view mirror; it worked great. 
Steve Harding 


On Feb 26, 2020, at 1:22 PM, Roger Searle via Groups.Io <searlerb@...> wrote:


Thanks Bob.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Caprio via Groups.Io <rcapriohomes@...>
To: PhillyMGClub <PhillyMGClub@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Feb 26, 2020 11:49 am
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] 15 Inch Wheel Conversion for '78 B

The ride. Is much better with the 15 "  but the speedometer must be recalibrated. And you need narrow tires for clearance in rear fenders don't remember the size



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Roger Searle via Groups.Io" <searlerb@...>
Date: 2/26/20 11:26 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [PhillyMGClub] 15 Inch Wheel Conversion for '78 B

Hi all,

Does anyone have experience in switching a rubber bumper B to 15 inch wheels?  How big a job?  Is it worth it for handling and appearance?  Etc.?

Roger

Re: 15 Inch Wheel Conversion for '78 B

Harry Hurst
 

Wow! And I understand you can use it as a phone too, right?

Harry Hurst
610-725-9600 Cell


January - May 1
1217 Timberbrooke Dr., Palm Harbor, FL 34684



May 1 - December
2138 Lombard St., 4A, Philadelphia, PA 19146

h.hurst@...




On 2/27/20 2:06 PM, Steve Harding via Groups.Io wrote:
Harry,
It’s just a GPS device that reads out mph.
Steve


On Feb 27, 2020, at 11:23 AM, Harry Hurst <h.hurst@...> wrote:



A speedo app for your phone? What is that?


Harry Hurst
610-725-9600 Cell


January - May 1
1217 Timberbrooke Dr., Palm Harbor, FL 34684



May 1 - December
2138 Lombard St., 4A, Philadelphia, PA 19146

h.hurst@...




On 2/27/20 11:08 AM, Steve Harding via Groups.Io wrote:
Roger,
I didn’t recalibrate the speedometer, I got an app for my phone. I hung from the rear view mirror; it worked great. 
Steve Harding 


On Feb 26, 2020, at 1:22 PM, Roger Searle via Groups.Io <searlerb@...> wrote:


Thanks Bob.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Caprio via Groups.Io <rcapriohomes@...>
To: PhillyMGClub <PhillyMGClub@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Feb 26, 2020 11:49 am
Subject: Re: [PhillyMGClub] 15 Inch Wheel Conversion for '78 B

The ride. Is much better with the 15 "  but the speedometer must be recalibrated. And you need narrow tires for clearance in rear fenders don't remember the size



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Roger Searle via Groups.Io" <searlerb@...>
Date: 2/26/20 11:26 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [PhillyMGClub] 15 Inch Wheel Conversion for '78 B

Hi all,

Does anyone have experience in switching a rubber bumper B to 15 inch wheels?  How big a job?  Is it worth it for handling and appearance?  Etc.?

Roger