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 Post subject: Re: MGB 7 tribute
PostPosted: February 25, 2020, 1:32 pm 
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dfdahl wrote:
Very nice build. Reminded me very much of my own plus I like your philosophy of lower power and vintage. Great job. Always nice to see another canuck here. I have only been to Windsor once but it was a great trip and every time I buy ketchup I'm reminded of it and of the Ford museum in Detroit. Again nice build, enjoy.


Yup, we both had the same line of thinking. Windsor is a great car town, known as the automotive capital of Canada. In the summer there is all kinds of car shows and gatherings and you will see on the streets anything form a rat rod to Ferrari. And there is the annual Detroit Dream Cruise that draws a lot of Windsor cars.


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 Post subject: Re: MGB 7 tribute
PostPosted: November 12, 2020, 11:58 am 
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Quick update, got it insured and licensed this spring and after 1,500 miles on the road time to put her away for the winter. Had to sort out couple minor electrical issues and after carb tuning and timing and brake bleeding couple times she ran great. It's been a lot of fun blasting around!


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 Post subject: Re: MGB 7 tribute
PostPosted: November 12, 2020, 12:50 pm 
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I love it. Color is the same as my locost. I wish I had left more of mine bare aluminum as I have grown to like that look more and more, but oh well. I only left my hood naked. Time to go get it dirty!
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PostPosted: November 12, 2020, 5:03 pm 
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That looks great! So good to hear you got it sorted, licensed, and the opportunity to put some miles on her. Those miles are smiles.

Congratulations!

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PostPosted: November 27, 2020, 3:04 pm 
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Great looking build ! Good to see another Ontario car licensed and on the road.I am in the Sault Ste Marie area and hope to be driving mine this coming spring. Did you have any problems with licencing and the safety inspection.

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PostPosted: November 30, 2020, 12:21 pm 
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goin2slow wrote:
Great looking build ! Good to see another Ontario car licensed and on the road.I am in the Sault Ste Marie area and hope to be driving mine this coming spring. Did you have any problems with licencing and the safety inspection.



Thanks "goin2slow". After getting the affidavit notorized had to spend couple hours at the Service Ontario to register the car, took them a while to figure out that it should be registered as "home built", not safetied. Luckily I have a good friend who did the safety so he was not too concerned about the car lacking the center stop light, reverse light and windshield de-mister. After getting an appraisal and safety certificate it was back to Service Ontario to register the car as safetied while I was chasing insurance which turned out to be the biggest hassle. Basically nobody will insure a home built car so had to go with facility insurance and because my agent did not want to take that on took me forever to find an agent due to the covid situation. It's about $200/month when on the road and $50/month when in storage. Once I got the insurance certificate I was able to get the plates.


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PostPosted: November 30, 2020, 1:00 pm 
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Have you looked at Intact?
https://apps.intactinsurance.com/waa/?province=ab&language=en
I'm paying just over $400/yr at an appraised value of $28,500

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PostPosted: November 30, 2020, 1:57 pm 
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horchoha wrote:
Have you looked at Intact?
https://apps.intactinsurance.com/waa/?province=ab&language=en
I'm paying just over $400/yr at an appraised value of $28,500



Hey "horchoha", thanks for the lead, I'll check them out.


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