Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Car Is Home

We picked up the MG last weekend in St.Joseph Ill. and spent the night with our good friends Jean and Rick Ingram. We bought the car from Pete Mantell who owns Mantell Motor Sports and he specializes in building MG's into V-8 powered machines. Pete took me for a ride in his MGB which is powered by a 400hp plus V8 quite a machine to say the least. He has a very nice shop and all his work is done first class. I was very impressed by all he has done.

We took the MG home ans brought it to the Dover Bros. garage and because it hadn't been run in a few years we drained the gas out and made sure it would turn over by hand then turned the engine over until we saw oil pressure then we tried to fire it. The engine fired after a few attempts and ran quite well. We then replaced the clutch slave cylinder bled it then we were able to move the car under her own power. Still lots of work to do brakes and next on the list also we know there are fuel pump issues to take are of .

Saturday, March 27, 2010

We're Getting Back to Racin.

This is going to be the new race car for Dover Bros Racin. We are going to enter the 24Hours of Lemons we just need to work out a few details as far as purchasing it and we will have a sponsor for the race car. it is a 1970 MGBGT some parts of the car will be removed to get the price down to $495.00 like the wheels and a few other parts like the interior and it has an MGC hood which will be removed. Tom and I have some old parts from when we owened MGB's also here in Michigan there is a large number of people we know who own MGB's who we can get parts from. here is the link for the 24 Hours of Lemons it looked like fun to us and so far we have four drivers . I will try to keep the updates coming as we progress also I have to do a better job keeping the SPAMERS off this blog all SPAMERS will be removed. Let us know what you think of our new adventure.
Dover Bors Racin and Donkey Farm "We Haul Ass"