Date   

Monthly GT @ Phil's Tavern, 1/12/2010, 8:00 pm

Philly_MG_Club@...
 

Reminder from:   Philly_MG_Club Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   Monthly GT @ Phil's Tavern
 
Date:   Tuesday January 12, 2010
Time:   8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every month on the second Tuesday.
Location:   Phil's Tavern
Phone:   215-643-5664
Notes:   This is just behind the Broad Axe Inn at the corner of route 73 and Butler Pike.
http://www.thephilstavern.com/directions.as
 
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MG for sale

Tony Valentino <just_for_me_2@...>
 

I will be placing my MG on ebay next week.  I thought I would give everyone a heads up in case anyone is looking for one.

 

1970 MG B (British Racing Green)

Renewed items include

Front end bushings, king pins

Rear springs and bushings

Tires

Gas tank

Pertronix ignition  

 

The car is in excellent shape but will need a new top if you want to drive it in the rain. J

 

 Contact me at anthony.a.valentino@... if interested

 

Thanks,

Tony

 

 



Monthly GT @ Phil's Tavern, 1/12/2010, 8:00 pm

Philly_MG_Club@...
 

Reminder from:   Philly_MG_Club Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   Monthly GT @ Phil's Tavern
 
Date:   Tuesday January 12, 2010
Time:   8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every month on the second Tuesday.
Next reminder:   The next reminder for this event will be sent in 4 days, 1 minute.
Location:   Phil's Tavern
Phone:   215-643-5664
Notes:   This is just behind the Broad Axe Inn at the corner of route 73 and Butler Pike.
http://www.thephilstavern.com/directions.as
 
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Re: New poll for Philly_MG_Club

Ernst, William - OWCP <Ernst.William@...>
 

Does anyone have an email address for Reg Kennedy????????

 

Thanks~

 

Bill and Ernst

1980 MGB LE

 


From: Philly_MG_Club@... [mailto:Philly_MG_Club@...] On Behalf Of Steve Harding
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2010 9:51 AM
To: Philly_MG_Club@...
Subject: Re: [Philly_MG_Club] New poll for Philly_MG_Club

 

 

New category - doesn't matter, sunroof back. Steve

On Dec 29, 2009, at 11:05 PM, Philly_MG_Club@yahoogroups.com wrote:

>
> Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
> Philly_MG_Club group:
>
> What is the coldest temperature that you ENJOY driving your MG?
>
> o 75 degrees & sunny top down
> o 65 degrees and partly sunny top down
> o 60 degrees and cloudy top down
> o 55 degrees with lots of sunshine top down
> o 50 degrees and overcast top down
> o 45 degrees and sunny top down
> o 40 degrees and sunny top down
> o 35 degrees and sunny top down
> o 32 degrees and top up
> o 32 degrees and top down
> o It doesn't matter how cold, as long as it isn't snowing (top up)!
> o It doesn't matter how cold, as long as it isn't snowing (top down)!
>
>
> To vote, please visit the following web page:
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Philly_MG_Club/surveys?id=12974296
>
> Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
> not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
> web site listed above.
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------
>
> Visit the Philadelphia MG Club Website
> http://phillymgclub.com
> Submit info for the website to
> lmacy@..., bandwmoyer@verizon.net
>
> Add photos to the Yahoo site
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Philly_MG_Club/
>
> You can also add Calendar items (so I don't have to do it all the time ;-)
>
> Thanks
> Larry B. Macy
> Moderator Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>
>


Flea Market

Bill Hixson <MGBV6T5@...>
 

Hey, Philly Club Members

I received this in todays snail mail and though I'd forward it to all of you on the Club e-mail list.
I have never been to - so if anybody can add some info. about this Flea market.
Please do so!

Thanks, BILL

Larry - please forward it to the Club's NL Mailing.



Re: New poll for Philly_MG_Club

Steve Harding <mgbgt1@...>
 

New category - doesn't matter, sunroof back. Steve

On Dec 29, 2009, at 11:05 PM, Philly_MG_Club@... wrote:


Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
Philly_MG_Club group:

What is the coldest temperature that you ENJOY driving your MG?

o 75 degrees & sunny top down
o 65 degrees and partly sunny top down
o 60 degrees and cloudy top down
o 55 degrees with lots of sunshine top down
o 50 degrees and overcast top down
o 45 degrees and sunny top down
o 40 degrees and sunny top down
o 35 degrees and sunny top down
o 32 degrees and top up
o 32 degrees and top down
o It doesn't matter how cold, as long as it isn't snowing (top up)!
o It doesn't matter how cold, as long as it isn't snowing (top down)!


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Philly_MG_Club/surveys?id=12974296

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!







------------------------------------

Visit the Philadelphia MG Club Website
http://phillymgclub.com
Submit info for the website to
lmacy@..., bandwmoyer@...

Add photos to the Yahoo site
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Philly_MG_Club/

You can also add Calendar items (so I don't have to do it all the time ;-)

Thanks
Larry B. Macy
Moderator Yahoo! Groups Links




Re: New poll for Philly_MG_Club

Rich Williamson
 

I actually had you in mind when I put the " o It doesn't matter how cold, as long as it isn't snowing (top down)" option

Rich

On Jan 1, 2010, at 8:03 AM, Larry Macy wrote:

 

Rich,


Thanks for "fessing up" Yes you have to be a member to post, but you don't have to be a member to fake a return addy or URL. 

Your paranoia is my caution. 

I'll go answer the poll. Unfortunately, you left out my choice. Top down period, well, unless Theresa is in the car. Wedding vows say sixty w/o heavy rain ;-)

Larry


On Dec 31, 2009, at 9:34 PM, Rich Williamson wrote:

 

I posted it... you have to be a member to post polls, so don't be paranoid


Rich
On Dec 30, 2009, at 5:14 PM, Larry Macy wrote:

 

Folks, I have no idea who created this, nor if it is legit. It should be a club member to get it posted to this list, but since there is no identification on it, I would suggest you do NOT respond to it. I am not sure it is legit.


If someone wants to fess up, then we can go from there.


Larry

On Dec 29, 2009, at 11:05 PM, Philly_MG_Club@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 


Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
Philly_MG_Club group:

What is the coldest temperature that you ENJOY driving your MG?

o 75 degrees & sunny top down
o 65 degrees and partly sunny top down
o 60 degrees and cloudy top down
o 55 degrees with lots of sunshine top down
o 50 degrees and overcast top down
o 45 degrees and sunny top down
o 40 degrees and sunny top down
o 35 degrees and sunny top down
o 32 degrees and top up
o 32 degrees and top down
o It doesn't matter how cold, as long as it isn't snowing (top up)!
o It doesn't matter how cold, as long as it isn't snowing (top down)!

To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Philly_MG_Club/surveys?id=12974296

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!


-- 

Larry Macy
78 Midget

Keep your top down and your chin up.

Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
Board Member at Large
Philadelphia MG Club


"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well kept body, but to skid in sideways, Margaritas in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!"





-- 

Larry Macy
78 Midget

Keep your top down and your chin up.

Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
Board Member at Large
Philadelphia MG Club



"I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is." - Douglas Adams




Re: Paint for MGB - Suggestions

Roger Gindin <rag67@...>
 

I say rustoleum and a paint brush to retain the original factory look!!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry


From: JOHN DAVIS <JDMGBV6@...>
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 07:57:38 -0800 (PST)
To: <Philly_MG_Club@...>
Subject: Re: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions

 

Rich, If you were to paint the car with a single stage urethane it would be a durable finish and not have the  real high gloss of the base coat/ clear coat finish.It would appear more like the older enamal or laquer finishes. Body shops for some reason seem to recommend the bc/cc system. I'm not sure why except that it is shiney and I have been told that even though there is an added step, it is easier and more forgiving to spray. Don't know if that is true or not.
                                                                                                                      John


--- On Fri, 1/1/10, Steve Harding <mgbgt1@hotmail.com> wrote:

From: Steve Harding <mgbgt1@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions
To: Philly_MG_Club@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, January 1, 2010, 10:14 AM

 
Rich,
One of our Club members, Bill Snyder, owns Conshohoken Collision. Why not take your B there and get an estimate from him. The phone number is 610-825-4141. Steve
On Jan 1, 2010, at 7:33 AM, Lester Weinraub wrote:



Rich:
I have gotten positive comments on the paint job on my 1974 B.  The clear coat is not obvious—at least not to me.  I think it will be difficult to find someone to use the original lacquer paint.  If you want to stop by and look at my paint job, give a call. 610 304 9812.  Putting the trim on is not difficult as long as you are careful.  Besides, it gives you a reason to buy some nice new trim.
 
Lester
 
From: Philly_MG_Club@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:Philly_ MG_Club@yahoogro ups.com] On Behalf Of Rich Williamson
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 9:38 PM
To: Philly_MG_Club@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: Re: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions
 
 
Is this a good price?
 
I would not want clear coating, or at least obvious clearcoating since the car would look wrong with clearcoat for a 1965.
 
I was under the (perhaps mistaken) impression that since I didn't need any body work, just pre sanding, the $1,000-1,500 would do it.
 
I am not too interested in removing all the trim since that would entail me putting it back on again, and I could mess up / scratch the new paint that way.
 
Any thoughts on the price range, and other options?
 
thanks
 
Rich
 
On Dec 30, 2009, at 10:09 AM, Lester Weinraub wrote:


 
 
Rich:
 
About 3-4 years ago I stripped the car down—no chrome, no trim, only left the windshield—and took the car to Whitemarsh Collision.  Had it sanded, primed, painted and then clear coated for about $2,500.00.  I gave him the numbers for the original color and he matched it with the new paint and clearcoat.  Before he painted the whole car, he had me come by and make sure I liked the color.  Whitemarsh is also very convenient for you.
 
Lester
 
From: Philly_MG_Club@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:Philly_ MG_Club@yahoogro ups.com] On Behalf Of ryan.kubanoff@comcast.net
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 11:20 PM
To: Philly MG Club
Subject: Re: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions
 
 

Rich,

Like I said I used:

Walt Downs
Clarke St
Spotswood, NJ
732 251-3758

for seats as have a other club members. 

 

Hope all is well and happy new year.

Ryan and Annie kubanoff

 

 


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rich Williamson" <rjw@costumers. com>
To: "Philly MG Club" <Philly_MG_Club@ yahoogroups. com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 10:45:16 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions

 

 
 
I was given a nice present by my wife this Christmas...  She gave me a certificate to "get my car painted".
 
I currently have my car painted  British Racing Green (1965).   I want to keep it the same.
 
The car was supposedly in the past 2 years  by the "shady" dealer I bought the car from- but if it was, it was a low level paint job or an "overspray".  I never saw the "before", but don't love the after.
 
I know that the car does NOT need any body work.   I saw pictures of it stripped bare, and have been told the body is patch free by Motorcar garage.
 
It is solid and rust free - all it needs is a sanding for prep.
 
The reason I don't think that he actually put a paint job on the car, is because it scratches at the touch... almost as if the paint was never cured or set properly.  The paint seems "soft".
 
 
 
So...   I do not want to break the bank with this paint job, I am not planning on entering a concours any time soon, and I consider this car to be a "nice driver".
 
My goal is:
 
  • To paint it so that it removes the scrapes and scratches on the car that have accumulated over the past 2 years.
  • Make for a more durable - more forgiving surface for the car - one that doesn't look scuffed if I happen to lean on it.
  • Not spend so much money that I am going to "baby" it.
 
I realize that a Maaco job can be done on the car cheaply (and understand some members have done this) however I don't know what to look for and what to avoid.
 
Does anyone have any ideas on where to take the car and "ball park" prices for the job?
 
Thanks in advance for this information.
 
Rich
 
PS.   I am also planning on having the seats rebuilt over the winter too.  any thoughts?
 
______
Rich Williamson
 
 
HOME COMPUTER e-mail address
 
 
 
 
 
 




Re: Paint for MGB - Suggestions

John Davis
 

Rich, If you were to paint the car with a single stage urethane it would be a durable finish and not have the  real high gloss of the base coat/ clear coat finish.It would appear more like the older enamal or laquer finishes. Body shops for some reason seem to recommend the bc/cc system. I'm not sure why except that it is shiney and I have been told that even though there is an added step, it is easier and more forgiving to spray. Don't know if that is true or not.
                                                                                                                      John


--- On Fri, 1/1/10, Steve Harding wrote:

From: Steve Harding
Subject: Re: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions
To: Philly_MG_Club@...
Date: Friday, January 1, 2010, 10:14 AM

 
Rich,
One of our Club members, Bill Snyder, owns Conshohoken Collision. Why not take your B there and get an estimate from him. The phone number is 610-825-4141. Steve
On Jan 1, 2010, at 7:33 AM, Lester Weinraub wrote:



Rich:
I have gotten positive comments on the paint job on my 1974 B.  The clear coat is not obvious—at least not to me.  I think it will be difficult to find someone to use the original lacquer paint.  If you want to stop by and look at my paint job, give a call. 610 304 9812.  Putting the trim on is not difficult as long as you are careful.  Besides, it gives you a reason to buy some nice new trim.
 
Lester
 
From: Philly_MG_Club@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:Philly_ MG_Club@yahoogro ups.com] On Behalf Of Rich Williamson
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 9:38 PM
To: Philly_MG_Club@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: Re: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions
 
 
Is this a good price?
 
I would not want clear coating, or at least obvious clearcoating since the car would look wrong with clearcoat for a 1965.
 
I was under the (perhaps mistaken) impression that since I didn't need any body work, just pre sanding, the $1,000-1,500 would do it.
 
I am not too interested in removing all the trim since that would entail me putting it back on again, and I could mess up / scratch the new paint that way.
 
Any thoughts on the price range, and other options?
 
thanks
 
Rich
 
On Dec 30, 2009, at 10:09 AM, Lester Weinraub wrote:


 
 
Rich:
 
About 3-4 years ago I stripped the car down—no chrome, no trim, only left the windshield—and took the car to Whitemarsh Collision.  Had it sanded, primed, painted and then clear coated for about $2,500.00.  I gave him the numbers for the original color and he matched it with the new paint and clearcoat.  Before he painted the whole car, he had me come by and make sure I liked the color.  Whitemarsh is also very convenient for you.
 
Lester
 
From: Philly_MG_Club@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:Philly_ MG_Club@yahoogro ups.com] On Behalf Of ryan.kubanoff@comcast.net
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 11:20 PM
To: Philly MG Club
Subject: Re: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions
 
 

Rich,

Like I said I used:

Walt Downs
Clarke St
Spotswood, NJ
732 251-3758

for seats as have a other club members. 

 

Hope all is well and happy new year.

Ryan and Annie kubanoff

 

 


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rich Williamson" <rjw@costumers. com>
To: "Philly MG Club" <Philly_MG_Club@ yahoogroups. com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 10:45:16 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions

 

 
 
I was given a nice present by my wife this Christmas...  She gave me a certificate to "get my car painted".
 
I currently have my car painted  British Racing Green (1965).   I want to keep it the same.
 
The car was supposedly in the past 2 years  by the "shady" dealer I bought the car from- but if it was, it was a low level paint job or an "overspray".  I never saw the "before", but don't love the after.
 
I know that the car does NOT need any body work.   I saw pictures of it stripped bare, and have been told the body is patch free by Motorcar garage.
 
It is solid and rust free - all it needs is a sanding for prep.
 
The reason I don't think that he actually put a paint job on the car, is because it scratches at the touch... almost as if the paint was never cured or set properly.  The paint seems "soft".
 
 
 
So...   I do not want to break the bank with this paint job, I am not planning on entering a concours any time soon, and I consider this car to be a "nice driver".
 
My goal is:
 
  • To paint it so that it removes the scrapes and scratches on the car that have accumulated over the past 2 years.
  • Make for a more durable - more forgiving surface for the car - one that doesn't look scuffed if I happen to lean on it.
  • Not spend so much money that I am going to "baby" it.
 
I realize that a Maaco job can be done on the car cheaply (and understand some members have done this) however I don't know what to look for and what to avoid.
 
Does anyone have any ideas on where to take the car and "ball park" prices for the job?
 
Thanks in advance for this information.
 
Rich
 
PS.   I am also planning on having the seats rebuilt over the winter too.  any thoughts?
 
______
Rich Williamson
 
 
HOME COMPUTER e-mail address
 
 
 
 
 
 




Re: Paint for MGB - Suggestions

Steve Harding <mgbgt1@...>
 

Rich,
One of our Club members, Bill Snyder, owns Conshohoken Collision. Why not take your B there and get an estimate from him. The phone number is 610-825-4141. Steve

On Jan 1, 2010, at 7:33 AM, Lester Weinraub wrote:



Rich:
I have gotten positive comments on the paint job on my 1974 B.  The clear coat is not obvious—at least not to me.  I think it will be difficult to find someone to use the original lacquer paint.  If you want to stop by and look at my paint job, give a call. 610 304 9812.  Putting the trim on is not difficult as long as you are careful.  Besides, it gives you a reason to buy some nice new trim.
 
Lester
 
From: Philly_MG_Club@... [mailto:Philly_MG_Club@...] On Behalf Of Rich Williamson
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 9:38 PM
To: Philly_MG_Club@...
Subject: Re: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions
 
 
Is this a good price?
 
I would not want clear coating, or at least obvious clearcoating since the car would look wrong with clearcoat for a 1965.
 
I was under the (perhaps mistaken) impression that since I didn't need any body work, just pre sanding, the $1,000-1,500 would do it.
 
I am not too interested in removing all the trim since that would entail me putting it back on again, and I could mess up / scratch the new paint that way.
 
Any thoughts on the price range, and other options?
 
thanks
 
Rich
 
On Dec 30, 2009, at 10:09 AM, Lester Weinraub wrote:


 
 
Rich:
 
About 3-4 years ago I stripped the car down—no chrome, no trim, only left the windshield—and took the car to Whitemarsh Collision.  Had it sanded, primed, painted and then clear coated for about $2,500.00.  I gave him the numbers for the original color and he matched it with the new paint and clearcoat.  Before he painted the whole car, he had me come by and make sure I liked the color.  Whitemarsh is also very convenient for you.
 
Lester
 
From: Philly_MG_Club@... [mailto:Philly_MG_Club@...] On Behalf Of ryan.kubanoff@comcast.net
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 11:20 PM
To: Philly MG Club
Subject: Re: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions
 
 

Rich,

Like I said I used:

Walt Downs
Clarke St
Spotswood, NJ
732 251-3758

for seats as have a other club members. 

 

Hope all is well and happy new year.

Ryan and Annie kubanoff

 

 


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rich Williamson" <rjw@...>
To: "Philly MG Club" <Philly_MG_Club@...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 10:45:16 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions

 

 
 
I was given a nice present by my wife this Christmas...  She gave me a certificate to "get my car painted".
 
I currently have my car painted  British Racing Green (1965).   I want to keep it the same.
 
The car was supposedly in the past 2 years  by the "shady" dealer I bought the car from- but if it was, it was a low level paint job or an "overspray".  I never saw the "before", but don't love the after.
 
I know that the car does NOT need any body work.   I saw pictures of it stripped bare, and have been told the body is patch free by Motorcar garage.
 
It is solid and rust free - all it needs is a sanding for prep.
 
The reason I don't think that he actually put a paint job on the car, is because it scratches at the touch... almost as if the paint was never cured or set properly.  The paint seems "soft".
 
 
 
So...   I do not want to break the bank with this paint job, I am not planning on entering a concours any time soon, and I consider this car to be a "nice driver".
 
My goal is:
 
  • To paint it so that it removes the scrapes and scratches on the car that have accumulated over the past 2 years.
  • Make for a more durable - more forgiving surface for the car - one that doesn't look scuffed if I happen to lean on it.
  • Not spend so much money that I am going to "baby" it.
 
I realize that a Maaco job can be done on the car cheaply (and understand some members have done this) however I don't know what to look for and what to avoid.
 
Does anyone have any ideas on where to take the car and "ball park" prices for the job?
 
Thanks in advance for this information.
 
Rich
 
PS.   I am also planning on having the seats rebuilt over the winter too.  any thoughts?
 
______
Rich Williamson
 
 
HOME COMPUTER e-mail address
 
 
 
 
 
 




Re: New poll for Philly_MG_Club

Steve Harding <mgbgt1@...>
 

That one hurt! Steve

On Jan 1, 2010, at 8:30 AM, James Schulte wrote:



Larry has a right to be paranoid. He maintains the site and he drives a Midget (-;

Jim Schulte 
Aquatic Coordinator Souderton Area S.D. 
VP Bux Mont Swim Officials
Eastern HS WP Officials Scheduler
 





To: Philly_MG_Club@...
From: lmacy@...
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 08:03:40 -0500
Subject: Re: [Philly_MG_Club] New poll for Philly_MG_Club

Rich,

Thanks for "fessing up" Yes you have to be a member to post, but you don't have to be a member to fake a return addy or URL. 

Your paranoia is my caution. 

I'll go answer the poll. Unfortunately, you left out my choice. Top down period, well, unless Theresa is in the car. Wedding vows say sixty w/o heavy rain ;-)

Larry


On Dec 31, 2009, at 9:34 PM, Rich Williamson wrote:

 
I posted it... you have to be a member to post polls, so don't be paranoid

Rich
On Dec 30, 2009, at 5:14 PM, Larry Macy wrote:

 
Folks, I have no idea who created this, nor if it is legit. It should be a club member to get it posted to this list, but since there is no identification on it, I would suggest you do NOT respond to it. I am not sure it is legit.

If someone wants to fess up, then we can go from there.


Larry

On Dec 29, 2009, at 11:05 PM, Philly_MG_Club@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 

Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the 
Philly_MG_Club group:

What is the coldest temperature that you ENJOY driving your MG? 

o 75 degrees & sunny top down 
o 65 degrees and partly sunny top down 
o 60 degrees and cloudy top down 
o 55 degrees with lots of sunshine top down 
o 50 degrees and overcast top down 
o 45 degrees and sunny top down 
o 40 degrees and sunny top down 
o 35 degrees and sunny top down 
o 32 degrees and top up 
o 32 degrees and top down 
o It doesn't matter how cold, as long as it isn't snowing (top up)! 
o It doesn't matter how cold, as long as it isn't snowing (top down)! 

To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Philly_MG_Club/surveys?id=12974296 

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are 
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups 
web site listed above.

Thanks!



-- 

Larry Macy
78 Midget

Keep your top down and your chin up.

Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
Board Member at Large
Philadelphia MG Club


"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well kept body, but to skid in sideways, Margaritas in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!"





-- 

Larry Macy
78 Midget

Keep your top down and your chin up.

Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
Board Member at Large
Philadelphia MG Club



"I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is." - Douglas Adams






Re: Paint for MGB - Suggestions

mccarraher5@juno.com <mccarraher5@...>
 


Re: Paint for MGB - Suggestions

James Schulte <schultejim@...>
 

Hey, you could always buy a bunch of spray paint from Walmart and do it yourself. I know a guy that did that to his GT. It looked great from 20 feet (-;

Jim Schulte
Aquatic Coordinator Souderton Area S.D.
VP Bux Mont Swim Officials
Eastern HS WP Officials Scheduler
 





To: Philly_MG_Club@...
From: lweinraub@...
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 07:33:19 -0500
Subject: RE: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions

 

Rich:

I have gotten positive comments on the paint job on my 1974 B.  The clear coat is not obvious—at least not to me.  I think it will be difficult to find someone to use the original lacquer paint.  If you want to stop by and look at my paint job, give a call. 610 304 9812.  Putting the trim on is not difficult as long as you are careful.  Besides, it gives you a reason to buy some nice new trim.

 

Lester

 

From: Philly_MG_Club@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Philly_MG_Club@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Rich Williamson
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 9:38 PM
To: Philly_MG_Club@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions

 

 

Is this a good price?

 

I would not want clear coating, or at least obvious clearcoating since the car would look wrong with clearcoat for a 1965.

 

I was under the (perhaps mistaken) impression that since I didn't need any body work, just pre sanding, the $1,000-1,500 would do it.

 

I am not too interested in removing all the trim since that would entail me putting it back on again, and I could mess up / scratch the new paint that way.

 

Any thoughts on the price range, and other options?

 

thanks

 

Rich

 

On Dec 30, 2009, at 10:09 AM, Lester Weinraub wrote:



 

 

Rich:

 

About 3-4 years ago I stripped the car down—no chrome, no trim, only left the windshield—and took the car to Whitemarsh Collision.  Had it sanded, primed, painted and then clear coated for about $2,500.00.  I gave him the numbers for the original color and he matched it with the new paint and clearcoat.  Before he painted the whole car, he had me come by and make sure I liked the color.  Whitemarsh is also very convenient for you.

 

Lester

 

From: Philly_MG_Club@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Philly_MG_Club@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of ryan.kubanoff@comcast.net
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 11:20 PM
To: Philly MG Club
Subject: Re: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions

 

 

Rich,

Like I said I used:

Walt Downs
Clarke St
Spotswood, NJ
732 251-3758

for seats as have a other club members. 

 

Hope all is well and happy new year.

Ryan and Annie kubanoff

 

 


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rich Williamson" com>
To: "Philly MG Club" <Philly_MG_Club@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 10:45:16 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions

 

 

 

I was given a nice present by my wife this Christmas...  She gave me a certificate to "get my car painted".

 

I currently have my car painted  British Racing Green (1965).   I want to keep it the same.

 

The car was supposedly in the past 2 years  by the "shady" dealer I bought the car from- but if it was, it was a low level paint job or an "overspray".  I never saw the "before", but don't love the after.

 

I know that the car does NOT need any body work.   I saw pictures of it stripped bare, and have been told the body is patch free by Motorcar garage.

 

It is solid and rust free - all it needs is a sanding for prep.

 

The reason I don't think that he actually put a paint job on the car, is because it scratches at the touch... almost as if the paint was never cured or set properly.  The paint seems "soft".

 

 

 

So...   I do not want to break the bank with this paint job, I am not planning on entering a concours any time soon, and I consider this car to be a "nice driver".

 

My goal is:

 

  • To paint it so that it removes the scrapes and scratches on the car that have accumulated over the past 2 years.
  • Make for a more durable - more forgiving surface for the car - one that doesn't look scuffed if I happen to lean on it.
  • Not spend so much money that I am going to "baby" it.

 

I realize that a Maaco job can be done on the car cheaply (and understand some members have done this) however I don't know what to look for and what to avoid.

 

Does anyone have any ideas on where to take the car and "ball park" prices for the job?

 

Thanks in advance for this information.

 

Rich

 

PS.   I am also planning on having the seats rebuilt over the winter too.  any thoughts?

 

______

Rich Williamson

 

 

HOME COMPUTER e-mail address

 

 

 

 

 

 



Re: New poll for Philly_MG_Club

James Schulte <schultejim@...>
 

Larry has a right to be paranoid. He maintains the site and he drives a Midget (-;

Jim Schulte
Aquatic Coordinator Souderton Area S.D.
VP Bux Mont Swim Officials
Eastern HS WP Officials Scheduler
 





To: Philly_MG_Club@...
From: lmacy@...
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 08:03:40 -0500
Subject: Re: [Philly_MG_Club] New poll for Philly_MG_Club

 
Rich,

Thanks for "fessing up" Yes you have to be a member to post, but you don't have to be a member to fake a return addy or URL. 

Your paranoia is my caution. 

I'll go answer the poll. Unfortunately, you left out my choice. Top down period, well, unless Theresa is in the car. Wedding vows say sixty w/o heavy rain ;-)

Larry


On Dec 31, 2009, at 9:34 PM, Rich Williamson wrote:

 
I posted it... you have to be a member to post polls, so don't be paranoid

Rich
On Dec 30, 2009, at 5:14 PM, Larry Macy wrote:

 
Folks, I have no idea who created this, nor if it is legit. It should be a club member to get it posted to this list, but since there is no identification on it, I would suggest you do NOT respond to it. I am not sure it is legit.

If someone wants to fess up, then we can go from there.


Larry

On Dec 29, 2009, at 11:05 PM, Philly_MG_Club@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 

Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
Philly_MG_Club group:

What is the coldest temperature that you ENJOY driving your MG?

o 75 degrees & sunny top down
o 65 degrees and partly sunny top down
o 60 degrees and cloudy top down
o 55 degrees with lots of sunshine top down
o 50 degrees and overcast top down
o 45 degrees and sunny top down
o 40 degrees and sunny top down
o 35 degrees and sunny top down
o 32 degrees and top up
o 32 degrees and top down
o It doesn't matter how cold, as long as it isn't snowing (top up)!
o It doesn't matter how cold, as long as it isn't snowing (top down)!

To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Philly_MG_Club/surveys?id=12974296

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!



-- 

Larry Macy
78 Midget

Keep your top down and your chin up.

Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
Board Member at Large
Philadelphia MG Club


"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well kept body, but to skid in sideways, Margaritas in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!"





-- 

Larry Macy
78 Midget

Keep your top down and your chin up.

Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
Board Member at Large
Philadelphia MG Club



"I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is." - Douglas Adams



Re: New poll for Philly_MG_Club

Larry Macy <lmacy@...>
 

Rich,

Thanks for "fessing up" Yes you have to be a member to post, but you don't have to be a member to fake a return addy or URL. 

Your paranoia is my caution. 

I'll go answer the poll. Unfortunately, you left out my choice. Top down period, well, unless Theresa is in the car. Wedding vows say sixty w/o heavy rain ;-)

Larry


On Dec 31, 2009, at 9:34 PM, Rich Williamson wrote:

 

I posted it... you have to be a member to post polls, so don't be paranoid


Rich
On Dec 30, 2009, at 5:14 PM, Larry Macy wrote:

 

Folks, I have no idea who created this, nor if it is legit. It should be a club member to get it posted to this list, but since there is no identification on it, I would suggest you do NOT respond to it. I am not sure it is legit.


If someone wants to fess up, then we can go from there.


Larry

On Dec 29, 2009, at 11:05 PM, Philly_MG_Club@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 


Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
Philly_MG_Club group:

What is the coldest temperature that you ENJOY driving your MG?

o 75 degrees & sunny top down
o 65 degrees and partly sunny top down
o 60 degrees and cloudy top down
o 55 degrees with lots of sunshine top down
o 50 degrees and overcast top down
o 45 degrees and sunny top down
o 40 degrees and sunny top down
o 35 degrees and sunny top down
o 32 degrees and top up
o 32 degrees and top down
o It doesn't matter how cold, as long as it isn't snowing (top up)!
o It doesn't matter how cold, as long as it isn't snowing (top down)!

To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Philly_MG_Club/surveys?id=12974296

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!


-- 

Larry Macy
78 Midget

Keep your top down and your chin up.

Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
Board Member at Large
Philadelphia MG Club


"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well kept body, but to skid in sideways, Margaritas in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!"





-- 

Larry Macy
78 Midget

Keep your top down and your chin up.

Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
Board Member at Large
Philadelphia MG Club



"I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is." - Douglas Adams


Re: Paint for MGB - Suggestions

Lester Weinraub <lweinraub@...>
 

Rich:

I have gotten positive comments on the paint job on my 1974 B.  The clear coat is not obvious—at least not to me.  I think it will be difficult to find someone to use the original lacquer paint.  If you want to stop by and look at my paint job, give a call. 610 304 9812.  Putting the trim on is not difficult as long as you are careful.  Besides, it gives you a reason to buy some nice new trim.

 

Lester

 

From: Philly_MG_Club@... [mailto:Philly_MG_Club@...] On Behalf Of Rich Williamson
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 9:38 PM
To: Philly_MG_Club@...
Subject: Re: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions

 

 

Is this a good price?

 

I would not want clear coating, or at least obvious clearcoating since the car would look wrong with clearcoat for a 1965.

 

I was under the (perhaps mistaken) impression that since I didn't need any body work, just pre sanding, the $1,000-1,500 would do it.

 

I am not too interested in removing all the trim since that would entail me putting it back on again, and I could mess up / scratch the new paint that way.

 

Any thoughts on the price range, and other options?

 

thanks

 

Rich

 

On Dec 30, 2009, at 10:09 AM, Lester Weinraub wrote:



 

 

Rich:

 

About 3-4 years ago I stripped the car down—no chrome, no trim, only left the windshield—and took the car to Whitemarsh Collision.  Had it sanded, primed, painted and then clear coated for about $2,500.00.  I gave him the numbers for the original color and he matched it with the new paint and clearcoat.  Before he painted the whole car, he had me come by and make sure I liked the color.  Whitemarsh is also very convenient for you.

 

Lester

 

From: Philly_MG_Club@... [mailto:Philly_MG_Club@...] On Behalf Of ryan.kubanoff@comcast.net
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 11:20 PM
To: Philly MG Club
Subject: Re: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions

 

 

Rich,

Like I said I used:

Walt Downs
Clarke St
Spotswood, NJ
732 251-3758

for seats as have a other club members. 

 

Hope all is well and happy new year.

Ryan and Annie kubanoff

 

 


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rich Williamson"
To: "Philly MG Club"
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 10:45:16 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions

 

 

 

I was given a nice present by my wife this Christmas...  She gave me a certificate to "get my car painted".

 

I currently have my car painted  British Racing Green (1965).   I want to keep it the same.

 

The car was supposedly in the past 2 years  by the "shady" dealer I bought the car from- but if it was, it was a low level paint job or an "overspray".  I never saw the "before", but don't love the after.

 

I know that the car does NOT need any body work.   I saw pictures of it stripped bare, and have been told the body is patch free by Motorcar garage.

 

It is solid and rust free - all it needs is a sanding for prep.

 

The reason I don't think that he actually put a paint job on the car, is because it scratches at the touch... almost as if the paint was never cured or set properly.  The paint seems "soft".

 

 

 

So...   I do not want to break the bank with this paint job, I am not planning on entering a concours any time soon, and I consider this car to be a "nice driver".

 

My goal is:

 

  • To paint it so that it removes the scrapes and scratches on the car that have accumulated over the past 2 years.
  • Make for a more durable - more forgiving surface for the car - one that doesn't look scuffed if I happen to lean on it.
  • Not spend so much money that I am going to "baby" it.

 

I realize that a Maaco job can be done on the car cheaply (and understand some members have done this) however I don't know what to look for and what to avoid.

 

Does anyone have any ideas on where to take the car and "ball park" prices for the job?

 

Thanks in advance for this information.

 

Rich

 

PS.   I am also planning on having the seats rebuilt over the winter too.  any thoughts?

 

______

Rich Williamson

 

 

HOME COMPUTER e-mail address

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Paint for MGB - Suggestions

Rich Williamson
 

Is this a good price?

I would not want clear coating, or at least obvious clearcoating since the car would look wrong with clearcoat for a 1965.

I was under the (perhaps mistaken) impression that since I didn't need any body work, just pre sanding, the $1,000-1,500 would do it.

I am not too interested in removing all the trim since that would entail me putting it back on again, and I could mess up / scratch the new paint that way.

Any thoughts on the price range, and other options?

thanks

Rich


On Dec 30, 2009, at 10:09 AM, Lester Weinraub wrote:

 

Rich:

 

About 3-4 years ago I stripped the car down—no chrome, no trim, only left the windshield—and took the car to Whitemarsh Collision.  Had it sanded, primed, painted and then clear coated for about $2,500.00.  I gave him the numbers for the original color and he matched it with the new paint and clearcoat.  Before he painted the whole car, he had me come by and make sure I liked the color.  Whitemarsh is also very convenient for you.

 

Lester

 

From: Philly_MG_Club@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Philly_MG_Club@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of ryan.kubanoff@comcast.net
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 11:20 PM
To: Philly MG Club
Subject: Re: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions

 

 

Rich,

Like I said I used:

Walt Downs
Clarke St
Spotswood, NJ
732 251-3758

for seats as have a other club members. 

 

Hope all is well and happy new year.

Ryan and Annie kubanoff

 

 


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rich Williamson" com>
To: "Philly MG Club" yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 10:45:16 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [Philly_MG_Club] Paint for MGB - Suggestions

 

 

 

I was given a nice present by my wife this Christmas...  She gave me a certificate to "get my car painted".

 

I currently have my car painted  British Racing Green (1965).   I want to keep it the same.

 

The car was supposedly in the past 2 years  by the "shady" dealer I bought the car from- but if it was, it was a low level paint job or an "overspray".  I never saw the "before", but don't love the after.

 

I know that the car does NOT need any body work.   I saw pictures of it stripped bare, and have been told the body is patch free by Motorcar garage.

 

It is solid and rust free - all it needs is a sanding for prep.

 

The reason I don't think that he actually put a paint job on the car, is because it scratches at the touch... almost as if the paint was never cured or set properly.  The paint seems "soft".

 

 

 

So...   I do not want to break the bank with this paint job, I am not planning on entering a concours any time soon, and I consider this car to be a "nice driver".

 

My goal is:

 

  • To paint it so that it removes the scrapes and scratches on the car that have accumulated over the past 2 years.
  • Make for a more durable - more forgiving surface for the car - one that doesn't look scuffed if I happen to lean on it.
  • Not spend so much money that I am going to "baby" it.

 

I realize that a Maaco job can be done on the car cheaply (and understand some members have done this) however I don't know what to look for and what to avoid.

 

Does anyone have any ideas on where to take the car and "ball park" prices for the job?

 

Thanks in advance for this information.

 

Rich

 

PS.   I am also planning on having the seats rebuilt over the winter too.  any thoughts?

 

______

Rich Williamson

 

 

HOME COMPUTER e-mail address

 

 

 

 




Re: New poll for Philly_MG_Club

Rich Williamson
 

I posted it... you have to be a member to post polls, so don't be paranoid

Rich

On Dec 30, 2009, at 5:14 PM, Larry Macy wrote:

 

Folks, I have no idea who created this, nor if it is legit. It should be a club member to get it posted to this list, but since there is no identification on it, I would suggest you do NOT respond to it. I am not sure it is legit.


If someone wants to fess up, then we can go from there.


Larry

On Dec 29, 2009, at 11:05 PM, Philly_MG_Club@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 


Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
Philly_MG_Club group:

What is the coldest temperature that you ENJOY driving your MG?

o 75 degrees & sunny top down
o 65 degrees and partly sunny top down
o 60 degrees and cloudy top down
o 55 degrees with lots of sunshine top down
o 50 degrees and overcast top down
o 45 degrees and sunny top down
o 40 degrees and sunny top down
o 35 degrees and sunny top down
o 32 degrees and top up
o 32 degrees and top down
o It doesn't matter how cold, as long as it isn't snowing (top up)!
o It doesn't matter how cold, as long as it isn't snowing (top down)!

To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Philly_MG_Club/surveys?id=12974296

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!


-- 

Larry Macy
78 Midget

Keep your top down and your chin up.

Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
Board Member at Large
Philadelphia MG Club


"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well kept body, but to skid in sideways, Margaritas in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!"




OT - Wheelchair Van

Midget Mail
 

Hey all,

If anyone is local, we just posted our wheelchair accessible van on Craigslist.  If you happen to know anyone who might be interested please let them know.



Thank you,


Kristi & Lambert
'74 RWA Midget
'77 RB Midget




Re: New poll for Philly_MG_Club

Larry Macy <lmacy@...>
 

Folks, I have no idea who created this, nor if it is legit. It should be a club member to get it posted to this list, but since there is no identification on it, I would suggest you do NOT respond to it. I am not sure it is legit.

If someone wants to fess up, then we can go from there.


Larry

On Dec 29, 2009, at 11:05 PM, Philly_MG_Club@... wrote:

 


Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
Philly_MG_Club group:

What is the coldest temperature that you ENJOY driving your MG?

o 75 degrees & sunny top down
o 65 degrees and partly sunny top down
o 60 degrees and cloudy top down
o 55 degrees with lots of sunshine top down
o 50 degrees and overcast top down
o 45 degrees and sunny top down
o 40 degrees and sunny top down
o 35 degrees and sunny top down
o 32 degrees and top up
o 32 degrees and top down
o It doesn't matter how cold, as long as it isn't snowing (top up)!
o It doesn't matter how cold, as long as it isn't snowing (top down)!

To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Philly_MG_Club/surveys?id=12974296

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!


-- 

Larry Macy
78 Midget

Keep your top down and your chin up.

Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
Board Member at Large
Philadelphia MG Club


"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well kept body, but to skid in sideways, Margaritas in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!"

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