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My new project

Post by malcolmr18zoy » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:28 pm

Well, I have a new project car, and I'm very excited about it. It's a 1959 MGA 1600 coupe. It does need a little TLC, but will nice when done. Pictures enclosed.
Malcolm
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Re: My new project

Post by Steve Simmons » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:58 pm

I think that car needs more than a little TLC, but it's certainly in the right place to receive it. I'm going to follow this project with great interest. :)

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Re: My new project

Post by gorms68 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:48 pm

Congratulations Malcom. Looks like it will be a fun project.
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Re: My new project

Post by olson » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:08 pm

why is that a project car?
it looks in the same shape as your Mk 1 Jag :D

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Re: My new project

Post by Fifty Six MGA » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:33 pm

I feel a lot less intimidated by the work my new car needs.....
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Re: My new project

Post by malcolmr18zoy » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:09 pm

Gene,
You can be really hurtful sometimes.
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Re: My new project

Post by Steve Simmons » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:30 pm

Gene's been hanging out with Jimmy too much. :lol: :D

Edited because I thought of something funnier to say.

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Re: My new project

Post by olson » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:44 pm

Malcolm, I apologize. You know I am fond of your Mk1, since you keep it in perfect mechanical shape and drive the wheels off it, leaving the looks in the "wax free" natural state. My TC is in similar condition, but it cannot keep up with you driving the Mk1.
The MGA coupe will be a nice driver for your considerable stable of cars. Might I suggest though, that your collection is so heavily British; perhaps your next car should be French to add a little variety? perhaps a 4CV- in similar shape as the MGA coupe

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Re: My new project

Post by malcolmr18zoy » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:07 pm

Hi Gene,
Well funnily enough, I've been looking at a '57 2CV in similar, but more complete, shape to the MGA! A Renault 4CV would also be interesting to me. Do you know of one for sale? Oh, by the way, you can insult my cars as much as you like, I enjoy it. Why do you think I stay friends with Jimmy?
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Re: My new project

Post by Larry Kluss » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:34 am

That's neat Malcolm. I really like the coupe version of the MGA. Where did you find it?

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Re: My new project

Post by malcolmr18zoy » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:59 am

Hi Larry,
Well I got it from Kelvin Dodd, up in Ojai. I've also got a bunch of spare parts for the rebuild. My plan is to build a car that is loosely based on the 1961 Sebring cars.
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Re: My new project

Post by Jimmy » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:23 am

Oh, is that where I've seen those concave grilles?
Guess they were functional both for absorbing more cooling air and aerodynamically.
In baseball, running into someone is apparently a "collision".
But doing the same thing in a car somehow makes it an "accident".

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Re: My new project

Post by Larry Kluss » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:28 pm

malcolmr18zoy wrote:Hi Larry,
Well I got it from Kelvin Dodd, up in Ojai. I've also got a bunch of spare parts for the rebuild. My plan is to build a car that is loosely based on the 1961 Sebring cars.
Malcolm
Nice! Oh, and Happy Birthday, Malcolm. :)

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Re: My new project

Post by Steve Simmons » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:31 pm

Happy birthday!!! :D :drive :jester :hammer: :pimp: :lol:

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Re: My new project

Post by tannyo » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:07 pm

malcolmr18zoy wrote:Hi Larry,
Well I got it from Kelvin Dodd, up in Ojai. I've also got a bunch of spare parts for the rebuild. My plan is to build a car that is loosely based on the 1961 Sebring cars.
Malcolm
I think the 1961 MGA Sebring Coupe looks cool. Especially the color.

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BTW, Happy Birthday!!!

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Re: My new project

Post by Jimmy » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:50 pm

Malcolm, I thought you sounded a bit older on the phone today.
Now I know why.
In baseball, running into someone is apparently a "collision".
But doing the same thing in a car somehow makes it an "accident".

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Re: Malcom's new project

Post by VWNate1 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:41 pm

Oh , SHOOT ! I missed your B-Day Malcom ~I'm sorry .

I really like these good looking MGA Coupes .

Will you be painting it BRG ? .
-Nate

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Re: My new project

Post by tdskip » Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:04 pm

Belated Happy Birthday.

I bet I know where you got the MGA :-)

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Re: My new project

Post by malcolmr18zoy » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:27 pm

Hi Nate,
BRG is probably my first choice, or possibly OEW, as that was the original colour.
Tom,
So I guess you know Kelvin.
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Re: My new project

Post by tdskip » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:42 am

malcolmr18zoy wrote: Tom,
So I guess you know Kelvin.
Malcolm
Yes sir, he's a good man and we share an affliction for Rover SD1s.

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Re: My new project

Post by Steve Simmons » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:00 pm

I know for a fact that significant progress has been made here. How about a few photos and updates?

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Re: My new project

Post by tdskip » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:11 pm

Don't hold out on us now...

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Re: My new project

Post by kiwimark » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:02 pm

Hi Malcolm
I have finished the resto on my 58 coupe. Any questions you have I would be more than happy to help you out with. The more coupes saved the better as a few years ago it was common to cut up them up to restore the roadsters.
https://www.facebook.com/mark.shelley.3 ... 360&type=3

Have included a link to some photos of my car.

regards
Mark

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Re: My new project

Post by malcolmr18zoy » Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:58 pm

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a few updated pictures of my 59 MGA.
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Re: My new project

Post by malcolmr18zoy » Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:04 pm

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I probably should have posted these pis first.

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