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    Re: Last week of the B

    Ohhhh... OOOOOOoooooo!!!! PRETTY-SHINY!!!! MINE!!!

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    Re: Rebirth of the B

    Stunning color!
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    Re: Rebirth of the B

    I find I must comment again.

    That has to be the best looking B I have ever seen. I would be proud to have that in my garage er living room.

    The color is just so right as well.
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    Re: Rebirth of the B

    Man -

    Every time I think it can't get any better looking.....[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif[/img]

    Gorgeous work. Your car contimues to be an inspiration and a point at which to aim. Remind me not to park next to you at any event. Ever!

    Kudos on your amazing work and perseverance.
    If I can't be a shining example, I can at least be a horrible warning.
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    Re: Last week of the B

    I thought you were gonna lower it? Or is that still in the works...

    the car is looking great though... wish mine looked even remotely that nice... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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    Re: Last week of the B

    Great colour.....I would never have thought of doing that, but Man! I love it!

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    Re: Last week of the B

    I'm planning on doing the suspension work tomarrow if its not raining. I did get a photo in between downpours.

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    Re: Last week of the B

    those 14" or 15" wheels? and what size tires?
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    Re: Last week of the B

    14" minilites and 185/70/14 tires.
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    Re: Last week of the B

    Suspension work gonna put 'er down inna dirt where she belongs, right? Can't wait to see the pix of THAT.

    A VERY nice B: Pretty, strong and aggressive.
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    Re: Last week of the B

    I think she just looks ready to pounce up like that. Must be a big healey just out of the pic.
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    Re: Last week of the B

    550# springs up front and blocks out back will get ride of the unsightly fender-wheel gaps... and looks just right good with that size tire. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    just ... uhmm ... make sure yer not riding yer bump stops when yer done... the wonderful dips and bumps we have out here in SoCal can be a bit abrasive when yer riding your stops... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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    Re: Last week of the B

    The cure in front to bump stopitis is to flip the spacer to the bottom after cutting it in half and trimming the rears a 1/2 inch with a hack saw. I had posted a pic of my V6 front end with this done a couple of weeks ago.
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    Re: Last week of the B

    Tom - I'm getting ready to do that trick on my GRM car...&amp; I cut the rear bump stop in half the other day when I was restacking the rear springs to lower it about 1-1/2"
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    Re: Last week of the B

    Well I had to make a decision yesterday about the suspension. Unfortunately I just dont have the time right now to do it right. I have all the parts waiting so when its time it should go quick.

    Since I have to head back to the cold on Sunday I'm just going to go enjoy driving for the next few sunny days. When I get back I'm going to go ahead and pull the crossmemeber and get it powdercoated and rebuild the rest. Fortunately its still it pretty good shape so it doesn't bug me to leave it as is.

    Tonight she finaly comes home and then on thursday the true test begins as I'm going to take her to visit moss and pick up the last piece I need. Should be a fun 200 mile trip.

    Thanks for all the help and encouragement.

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    Re: Last week of the B

    WOW Stewart!!!!

    What a fantastic job, She looks amazing!!!

    I love the way the new bumpers look,..kinda wish I'd done it,..but heck,..this is Boston the home of the fender-bender [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    You're gonna have sooo much fun!!!

    Cheers!

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    Re: Last week of the B

    Add this one to your growing compliment pile:

    I'm liking that car a lot; it has the look of a vintage, yet somewhat modern Bond car. I wonder though, does it still have the "oil slick" feature? :-P.

    Always remember to put your top down before you push the ejector seat button...I'm still recovering from THAT lawsuit...hehe.
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    Re: Last week of the B

    Looks great. That is the same color as my 2003 Miata Shinsen Version.
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    Re: Last week of the B

    Hi Jerry,

    Great job!

    You said that you encountered some problems with the fiberglass bumper that Stewart has and you decided to keep the original. I'd like to know more on these problems.
    I might change my mind but I really like the grid.

    Thanks

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    Re: Last week of the B

    MGB WIND BLOCKER!

    I'm expecting to travel long distance trips this summer.
    I'd like to get your thoughts about the wind blocker.
    Is it just a nice to have?

    Thanks

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