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  • #234712
    HappyJack
    Participant

    @happyjack

    Well, my car is “on the way.”  Money is transferred, title is being FEDEX’d to me, and the shipper is arranging pickup. 

     I had originally thought about driving from NC to MA to pick up the car and flat tow it home. But once I figured the price of gas, hotels, meals and wear-and-tear on my truck and me, it was better (and about the same price) to just have the car transported.

    Now I need some sage advice as to what to do when the car arrives.  The seller is the 3rd owner and has had the car for about 4 years.  He had the car “looked at” by a VW mechanic 4 years ago, and has driven the car sporadically for less than 1000 miles in that 4 years (probably a lot less than 1000 miles, my guess).  The car was stored under a car cover outside in MA…
    I’ll post some “unload” pics when the car arrives.
    Thanks,
    a “jumping up and down in anticipation and can hardly wait” Happy Jack

    Happy Jack
    "EMMA" Red BCW TDr on 1971 VW w/ rebuilt 1641cc
    Dual Kadron, mild street SCAT cam and lifters Hide away exhaust and headers
    "MANYPENNY" White CMC TDr '78 Ford Pinto components w/ 1988 Mustang II 4 cyl w/ Weber

    #256267
    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    I know you’re chomping at the bit Jack. We’re all anticipating your new arrival as well.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #256268
    HappyJack
    Participant

    @happyjack

    Hey folks,  Here’s a picture of my “new Ride.”  …still jumping up and down in anticipation…Happy Jack

    Happy Jack
    "EMMA" Red BCW TDr on 1971 VW w/ rebuilt 1641cc
    Dual Kadron, mild street SCAT cam and lifters Hide away exhaust and headers
    "MANYPENNY" White CMC TDr '78 Ford Pinto components w/ 1988 Mustang II 4 cyl w/ Weber

    #256269
    Royal
    Participant

    @royal

    Looks a bit like Bill’s car with shiny fenders.  eh?

    #256270
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    I’ve seen that car before, on this forum. Here is a picture of it plugged in to a battery charger, in a garage.  Same plate, I think.


    Anyone remember whose this was? Or know how to track down the phots from that poster? Paul?

    #256271
    KentT
    Participant

    @kentt

    Congrats!  I lived in Mass for 15 years before moving back “home” last summer.  IMO, your biggest issue may have been moisture/dampness from being stored outside.  Mass is typically very humid (if the temperature allows it) and has huge temperature fluctuations from winner to summer temps.  

    Be on the lookout for rust on anything that will rust and wasn’t well protected or lubed…

    Early FF TDr on 69 VW pan
    Slowly coming back from the ashes...

    #256272
    HappyJack
    Participant

    @happyjack

    Thanks KentT — Seller says car is “rust free” — have to look closely once the car arrives.  As to car’s history, I know that the seller is an “inactive” member of this club, and that the car was purchased by him from someone in NJ back in 2009…

    Can anyone shed light on the rest of the car’s history?  The seller is said to be the 3rd owner, making me the 4th in the chain.

    Happy Jack
    "EMMA" Red BCW TDr on 1971 VW w/ rebuilt 1641cc
    Dual Kadron, mild street SCAT cam and lifters Hide away exhaust and headers
    "MANYPENNY" White CMC TDr '78 Ford Pinto components w/ 1988 Mustang II 4 cyl w/ Weber

    #256273
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Ed, what gallery did you find that shot in?

    This is the url of the photo in your post, but “1783” is you, not the original poster.
    https://tdreplica.com/forum2/uploads/1783/plugged_in-sm.jpg

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #256274
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Sorry, Paul. I have no I dea where I got it, or even when. I grabbed it for one of the calendar projects. Could have been the 2011 effort, before the site changes. Back when navigating the gallery was something I could sort of do…

    #256275
    Larry Murphy
    Participant

    @larry-murphy

     Paul, The photo is in the old photo gallery under Arts MG.  However I do not see that screen name in either the old or the new membership list. Another member identified the car and gave some info abuot the owner within the past few days but I cannot find it now.

    #256276
    Larry Murphy
    Participant

    @larry-murphy

    Just found it in the registry.

     

    Arthur Provenz    ArtsMGTD   Otis Ma.
    #256277
    HappyJack
    Participant

    @happyjack

    …That’s the seller in MA who just sold me the car…

    HappyJack

    Happy Jack
    "EMMA" Red BCW TDr on 1971 VW w/ rebuilt 1641cc
    Dual Kadron, mild street SCAT cam and lifters Hide away exhaust and headers
    "MANYPENNY" White CMC TDr '78 Ford Pinto components w/ 1988 Mustang II 4 cyl w/ Weber

    #256278
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Well, I guess I can remove Art from the registry.

    But I’m very glad the car stayed in the TDreplica.com family!

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #256279
    Dennis Brock
    Participant

    @dbrock

    The person who used to have MGMagic had a list that gave original buyers of the cars and kits. I don’t know if that info went to the new owners or not, but it would be worth checking.

    #256280
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Interesting.

    And surprising…that MG Magic ended up with one of the manufacturer’s customers lists.

     

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

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