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Old 09-17-2010, 07:43 AM
 
Location: California
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I think.....I am in Love....just don't tell the spouse!
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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Yes...they are called RedLines...the wheels and the tires are replicas of what would have been (could have been) on there originally. There was set of Hallibrands on the there, that we had first thought were originals, but turns out they were not. Old, but not 44 yrs old!
She's got some pretty shoes !
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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I personally am OK with updates on wear parts like tires, batteries, spark plugs, etc. My MG-B has a single 12V battery for example - all the cabling not used for the authentic 2 big 6-V batteries is neatly wire-tied up out of the way, but it's there, so if the next owner is a purist he (she) can put the authentic (but heavier and generally worse-performing) batteries in.
Saving a car for a possible purist future owner is like leaving your gilrfriend a virgin so her next boyfriend will possibly appreciate her more.

Just sayin'

My MGB won't even have the original drivetrain...

That being said, the Beast is Beautiful! Drop some modern rubber on the wheels it came with for spirited drives in the country, and then go cruising and showing with the redlines.
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Saving a car for a possible purist future owner is like leaving your gilrfriend a virgin so her next boyfriend will possibly appreciate her more.

Just sayin'

My MGB won't even have the original drivetrain...

That being said, the Beast is Beautiful! Drop some modern rubber on the wheels it came with for spirited drives in the country, and then go cruising and showing with the redlines.

Well only if you intend to sell the girlfriend someday.

You know how some car collectors can be, like the guys who are so careful to duplicate the original overspray inside the fenderwells of Shelby Cobras.

Yeah, assuming you still have the Halibrand wheels, you could put a set of gumballs on them...
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: California
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3 sets of tires, 3 sets of wheels....I have no idea why. And DH talks about my shoe closet
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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3 sets of tires, 3 sets of wheels....I have no idea why. And DH talks about my shoe closet
Well it's the same thing really.

Even most of my "utility" cars have 2 or 3 sets of wheels/tires.

Allows me to use up the last few legal 32nds of tread depth on a set of tires next summer while allowing me to bolt on something fresher with deeper tread for the winter. Or allows for a set of dedicated snows. (Here we have a very dry summer, I wouldn't recommend most people run tires down to 2/32nds which IIRC is the legal limit - in any case to the wear bars..but here in the summer it's perfectly practical. If we get rain, I chill out, and since I'm almost exclusively on back roads if I want to slow down I can without getting rear-ended like you would on a CA freeway..)

And for performance cars, certainly a "track day" set and a "regular" set.

For the Beast, a "display/authentic" set, a "modern" set, and a "track day" or "autocross" set would be about right.
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Old 09-17-2010, 06:19 PM
 
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Nice, nice, NICE! I had a '66 white convertible in the late '70s I sold in '80. Wish I'd kept it.
I had a cop stop me one time just to ask me if I'd be willing to sell it...

Keep us posted on the "beast's", uh, I mean beauty's progress!
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