First cab off the rank...

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First cab off the rank...

Postby Ric » Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:59 am

Hi, I'm Ric. Image

I bought an MY06 Liberty 3.0RB 6MT back in March.

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This is my first Subaru, I was a long time Mazda Astina owner previously. :)

I'm also a regular competitor in the MG club competition in my dad's 1957 MGA.
(Here's a photoshoot of the MGA done by TANCLA: http://www.tangcla.com/gallery_87-28122011-MG-MGA.htm )

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I won the MGA class last year, so I guess that makes me the current MGA champion ;)
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Using the suggested layout now: ;)
Name: Ric
Ride: MY06 3RB Wagon 6MT
Location: Vic, Melbourne
Mod: Short tyre valve stems :)
Plans: Hands free phone, once I find the right connector for the McIntosh
Occupation: Electronic Engineer
Year of birth: 1961
Interest: MG Racing, Snow skiing, Pink Floyd
Previous Rides: '94 Mazda Astina
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Postby GT-SUBY » Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:47 pm

nice ric ,love the red bowey :D
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Postby MY07GT » Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:24 pm

Hey there Ric!

Firstly great work and secondly nice choice of cars!!!

Love the MG. Damn makes me miss white looking at ur ride!

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Postby PHAT GT » Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:05 pm

Hey Ric

The MG looks like a lot of fun
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Postby Ric » Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:22 pm

One consideration when I decided to buy the 3RB was towing capacity.
(No way I could ever tow an MG with my Mazda Astina)

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Postby burgs » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:46 am

howdy ric, i think i can speak for alot of us when saying thanks for giving us a fresh start, its great to have a non commercialised home for late model liberty owners.

p.s. nice mg looks like alot of fun

cheers burgs
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Postby hks180 » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:53 am

hey Ric !!

Great work with the new site and keep it up !!

:)

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Postby fish_boy79 » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:36 am

love the cars ric! keep up the good work with the new site.

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Postby RooB4 » Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:10 pm

Hey Ric,
Love your work brother!!! :lol: :lol:
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Postby GTOWNER » Sat Oct 14, 2006 1:41 pm

Love the Rig

The Liberty and MG look good together

I wish my old man had an MGA

I drove a fully restored TD?? once - was like driving a truck - man that thing was heavy and felt like it had nooo brakes.

Must be handfull racing an older car
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Postby Kosti » Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:05 pm

So was the south park character created from your pix, LOL

Nicely done I never new you had won the MGA..I like the award, would have been nice if they left the piston on it though.

Well done!
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Postby GTOWNER » Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:34 pm

Ric - Yeh forgot the most important part-

Personal acheivement and recognition. 8)

Congrats on the MGA title - I am sure the balance between racing hard while not trying to stack your dad's beautifull car aint easy.

I am also sure it's your pride and joy also. The MG looks immaculate!
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Re: First cab off the rank...

Postby Ric » Fri Aug 20, 2021 10:12 am

That 2006 photo of my MGA on the trailer was a borrowed trailer, a lot bigger than needed.
I eventually bought an MG sized single axle trailer that tows beautifully.
For many years, it has been the featured photo when you search for "Stuckey Tyre Service" on Google Maps.
https://goo.gl/maps/sVKZHmJU9r7tV2en6

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MY06 3.0RB 6MT Liberty Wagon. ---—▲≡≡≡

MGA-01 finally back on the track. 21-Jun-2015 at Sandown. Link
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Re: First cab off the rank...

Postby bigBADbenny » Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:29 pm

Phwoar! Where's the MGA build thread? :P
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Re: First cab off the rank...

Postby Ric » Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:55 pm

bigBADbenny wrote:Phwoar! Where's the MGA build thread? :P

Here's a few from Nov 2006, first time I killed the engine. (Oil pump failed, followed by the big end bearings about 30 seconds later)
The workshop manual said you had to strip out the interior to get the engine out, so we did.
(Soon worked out that was rubbish, so didn't for the multiple times it has had to come out since...)

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MGA-01 finally back on the track. 21-Jun-2015 at Sandown. Link
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