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History of the MGB

The MG Model B was produced September 1962 until 1980 at the Abingdon Works the last MG B rolled off the production The Plant was closed by Margaret as part of the British Government’s Plan. The B was the successor to the MG A, and because of the of the car became synonymous with the of sports car.

In fact Mazda was creating the first of the MX5 their design team the MG B as the starting point and design North American Export of cars became a larger and piece of the factory’s sales, and the B was the popular model ever About a half million MG found their way to this of the pond.

This makes these still affordable as collector and due to their rather primitive (by computerized standards) design reparable by the shade tree I always say, that if you a finer adjustment, just use a hammer. They are easy to and replacement parts are plentiful and to get, which makes a very affordable car to drive.

some find their way concours competition, in my opinion, the MG B is a choice. Because they are by collector standards, they will achieve a high and therefore will rarely the value of the investment to turn a 25+ old car into a 100 pointer. Instead, why not on the lower purchase price, and maintainability, and let these little do what they do best. Use drive ’em, enjoy and yes love ’em.

Take cross country and picnics, rallies, hill and all the other club events. were made for driving so enjoy them.

As the factory the roadster to meet the tastes and conditions of the North American the B changed very little the course of its almost 20 year span. Most changes additions to meet mostly US and emission standards. The change would have had the most never saw the light of day, for introduction in mid 1981-82 with the of a Rover V8 engine.

Rumors existed of the introduction of an automatic to market the car to a wider US market.

first released the 1798cc 4 roadster weighed in at about pounds and was rated at about 100 The only major changes to the train were the addition of overdrive as an option in 1963, and from a 3 main bearing to a five bearing engine in 1/2. Otherwise Abingdon met new emission and safety requirement by on new parts rather than and retool the factory.

Thus when the last car off the line in 1980 the car had gained 800 pounds, and was sporting a whopping Horsepower. The advantage to the existing B is that parts are mostly While this is no consolation to the Crowd, it means that parts for most years are

The only real exception is the Early B’s 1962-65 used British Standard (BSW) bolts and threads. 1965 the factory changed to the US SAE but generally used SAE Fine rather than the standard thread found on US Cars. wire wheels, pull the shafts out from the differential them, or replace the whole end, replace the front and bolt on some wires.

not that hard to do with simple tools.

Introduced in to replace the MG A, the B was a modern sports In 1963 an optional overdrive was In 1964 the 1798cc engine was to a 5 main bearing engine than its three bearing

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While this cost horsepower, it smoothed out the engine, and it a longer life to handle the load US Highways placed on the four. 1965 saw the introduction of the MG B GT a new shell designed by the Italian Pininfarina.

1966 saw a major change in to SAE Fine Thread from 1967 saw the introduction of the MG C, which a 6 cylinder engine to go head to with the big Healy’s. About time a fully synchronized box was added, and an automatic transmission was though not popular. I believe in 1968 (1967??), the electrical was converted from the Positive (Earth) typical of British to the North American Standard of Ground. 1968 saw the addition of the windshield wiper as well.

saw styling changes which a new black inset grille and the Rostyle Wheels. Side lights, and restyled tail with amber turn US cars bore the split chrome bumper.

In 1972 the changed again. Now showing chrome, with a black center section. Most were cosmetic during period with 1974 the of the chromed bumper cars, but the over-riders to meet US Federal standards.

The first MG’s to sport the new US 5 MPH crash bumpers. Additionally, the were raised an inch and a This caused the 1975 to handle terribly, with body roll due to increased and weight.

The twin SU carburetors replace with a single Stromberg Carburetor. In 1976 a anti-sway bar was added to help the late model B’s to predecessor standards.

In 1977 the were designed to use unleaded and sported catalytic converters. in 1977 the cam was changed to the infamous Cam reducing horsepower even The front wall in the engine was moved forward, to accommodate a optional Rover V8 engine.

cars facing tougher requirements used the Lucas electronic ignition. 1977-78 cars used the more 45D4 and switched in 1979 to the As production started winding the MG B LE was produced in 1980 (about cars) which used a lot of the odd still lying around the and attempted to inject some into the now failing sales.

All in all 243 MGB‘s rolled off the line at of which 386, 961 were and 125, 282 were MGB GT’s. MGB‘s were sold any other British car or any sports car in the The MG B defined the meaning and character of the car, and gave it life.

Detroit tried many to redefine the image of the sports car its marketing image. but never When all was said and done, the MGB to be a fun to drive performance car, was easy to maintain, and inexpensive to And that my friends is what a car is all about.

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