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Robert (Bob) Stein

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Status: Free Member
Norfolk, VA, USA   USA
Member Since: 2009-02-19
Home Site: The MG Experience
Last Login: 2018-03-15 12:58
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TC5308 (Wildflower) was my 131st car, but a TC was the very first car I ever really wanted. I read Don Stanford's THE RED CAR in elementary school and fell in love - I still have the book and enjoyed it las much as I did when I was ten. (Either good writing or slow reader). I found TC5308 on eBay and took the plunge. Although she needed mechanical attention and had an unfinished restoration, she earned an AACA Grand National award and has travelled about 7K miles under her own power so far. She shares garage space with a 1963 Morris Minor Traveller and a 1978 UK version MGB-GT RHD with the Webasto sunroof and overdrive. When I am not under the bonnet, I design computer-based training courseware and am a published science fiction/fantasy author. The MGs share space with a 1951 Studebaker Land Cruiser 'bullet nose' sedan, a 1937 Pontiac L6 sedan, a JDM 1986 Nissan Laurel, and a 1989 Buick Reatta, as well as antique Centaur suitcase scooters and a 1993 EV Warrior electric bike..

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Personal Vehicle Registry

1948 MG TC Sequoia Cream Robert Bob Stein

1948 MG TC
1963 Morris Minor Traveller Almond Green Robert Bob Stein

1963 Morris Minor Traveller
1978 MG MGB GT Red Robert Bob Stein

1978 MG MGB GT

3 Vehicles — Total mileage: 83,101 mi (133,738 km) — Average age: 1963
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Member Journal – Robert (Bob) Stein's Journal

There are 12 total entries in this Journal.

Catseyes Replace Tripods

Posted on: Sunday April 26, 2009

The new headlights make her look even spiffier

I finished up the headlights on Wildflower and am very pleased with the results. It took a bit of getting used to since I have only seen her with the P700 Tripods before now, but the correct Catseye lights make a big difference and look really nice. There is not too much big stuff left before the national show in may - I have to replace the stainless trim strips on the sidecurtains, the gearshift lever, remove and paint the exhaust manifold, and replace the gear shift lever. Then it's down to...

Happy Birthday, TC5308!

Posted on: Wednesday April 22, 2009

A little more spit and polish to go

TC5308 was completed early sometime on Thursday, April 22, 1948. The first car identified with an April 22 48 build date was TC5305 and the last was TC5314. Ten cars in a day! I am sure the fellows building her would be shocked to see what she looks like after 61 years - not to mention what she's worth. The past few weeks saw more money going out and parts coming in as I prepare for the AACA National show in Gettysburg PA next month. This time I am going for an AACA Senior, which requir...

Show And Drive Time

Posted on: Sunday April 5, 2009

TC5308 at the AACA National in Charlotte

Been busy the past few weeks finishing up the TC for the AACA Southeaster Winter National Meet in Charlotte, NC yesterday. Freind and fellow TC-er Richard Hall helped me install the ewn top over two weekends, and I got most of the other issues taken care of as well. The effort paid off with a National First Junior award! I didn't think I'd make it due to some serious competition in the class. Next stop is the National AACA Meet in Gettysburg on May 28th. However, I got the car out today and...

Baby's Bonnet

Posted on: Thursday March 19, 2009


I got in the top and front header, so it was time to remove the old top. Curiously, although no expense seemed to have been spared on the TC anywhere else, the previous owner cleaned and repainted the top frame but reinstalled the old, incorrect, and worn top. Pretty badly, to boot! It was stapled in place through both the outer cover flap and inner attachment area. Perhaps he never planned to have the top up, and there was a new tan Stayfast tonneau included. In any case, I have the new du...

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