Registry: 1972 MG MGB

Rodger McCafferty's Silver Member 1972 MG MGB
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This 72 MGB was in storage and had not been driven since 1985. When I purchased it in Oct. 2015, it had 116,806 miles on the odometer and of course nobody could get it started. The body was in fair condition and having owned 12 previous MG's, I thought I could get it running; which I did after several weeks and many new parts. On my third very short drives around the neighborhood, the clutch started slipping. This then was the beginning of an engine rebuild, and I thought what the heck, I might as well paint the car, and while I'm at it, why not redo the interior. I'm 75 years young and own several other British cars, so I'm happy to be able to bring another MG back to life.

Vehicle Information

Owner: Rodger McCafferty Silver Member   [rodger226]
Location: Seneca, south carilna, USA USA
Status: Running

Model Year:1972
Original Colour:Blaze Red
Current Colour:Blue Metallic
Odometer:117,083 miles
Engine Type:1.8L, 4Cyl, 5 Main
Engine Code:18V584Zl
Transmission:4 Sync
Last Updated:2016-09-09 17:30:11
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Factory: Abingdon, England
Make: MG
Engine: B-Series (1.2-2.4L) 4cyl
Body Type: 2 Seat Roadster
Series: MGB MkIII (1970-1979)
Market: USA, Left Drive
Model Year: 1972
Car Number: 288066
Engine Size: 1798cc
Engine Type: Vertical (inline)
Engine Code: 584Z
Code Re: Exhaust emission control
Code Bf: Lucas 16ACR or 17ACR alternator, negative earth
Code Pf: Pre-engaged starter motor (non standard)
Code We: Center gear change
Code Z: Carburetor crankcase ventilation, evaporative loss control and twin carburetors.
Engine Number:

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Member Comments on Registry: 1972 MG MGB   ↵
Rated 9.5 out of 10 based on 2 ratings
2016-09-09 20:19:21 # 37181
Comment by Andy Mathers
Rating: 9/10
Nice job Rodger ... well done.

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2016-09-09 17:30:11

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Oct 10, 2015 Rodger McCafferty  USASilver Member Added to Registry (ID 35385)

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