Just finished.......a rust free B arrived with ORIGINAL paint.....thus, no cheap old repairs, no plastic filler, no body patches.....AND just painted in a deep British Racing Green.....side lights eliminated, metal welding into the holes, base coat/clear coat, hand wet sanded and buffed.
Mechanically, everything works well......50+ psi oil pressure, no smoke cold or hot, fitted with a Weber carb, brakes completely redone (new rotors, calipers, wheel cylinders, Aeroquip flex lines and master cylinder), wire wheels with new radials, quiet exhaust, all gauges and electrics work, oil cooler, doesn't seem to need anything.
Very clean interior in Autumn Leaf (a brownish tan), new convertible top, burled wood dashboard, matching door seals, and a new 'period looking' stereo with bluetooth, USB and MP3 inputs.
We just fitted new bumpers and overriders, painted detailed the engine bay and trunk compartments, its now a very very nice near fifty year old MG and the perfect weekend country road sports car. 100+ mph performance, great ride and handling, reliable, easy to service, and a plentiful supply of nearly every part imaginable.
And 1973s are among my favorites. Sufficiently old to still have chrome bumpers, lower ride height, nice dash with face level air vents (and entirely suitable for a/c installation), glove box (as silly as it sounds, something 1968 to 1971 MGBs didn't have), and ample power. (all reasons I own a 1973 B)Click for legal info