Started on Feb. 1 by lasttr

1958 MG MGA 1800

In 1966, my cousin Gary and I each bought an MGA, mine a ‘57, his a ‘58. Even though they were only a few years old, they had been thoroughly thrashed. They were worn out, wrecked, repaired, and rusted out. We loved them, and had a blast for a year or so. I went to college just before Gary was killed in Viet Nam. I eventually sold my car after wrecking it a couple more times. I bought Gary’s car from his folks, did some body work, and put it into storage in about 1971. Fast forward to 2006. I had long since moved to Alaska and bought a TR6, but the treasured family MG was still in storage in Oregon. I transplanted a rebuilt 1800 MGB engine into the car, put it on a trailer behind my sight-unseen-purchased Jeep Cherokee, and trailered it up the Alaska Highway. Progress on the MG hasn’t been as rapid as I planned, but it will get there.

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March 10, 2011, 12:52 p.m.

Very Nice get back in the garage and work I have some extra stuff if you need anything ! Safety Fast !

March 14, 2011, 9:36 p.m.

Karl, Thanks for the moral support. Mostly I've been working on my garage addition. When I finish the construction, I'm anxious to spend more time on the MG. Your coupe is sure looking good. Ken

March 17, 2011, 9:30 p.m.

I have some Craftsman Whitworth 1/2in drive sockets and some Whitworth generic open end spanners (wrenchs) if you might be interested or need them . . . . My former green 1600 MK II had an "B" 1800 engine.

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