Several months ago I received an email from a Vermont high school student through my MG club’s website. This high school senior ex-plained that to graduate from high school, the school required seniors to complete a senior project. This project required an adult to mentor them and guide them through the project.
The project is a 1964 MGB that has been parked in a wood shed for decades. The car was not put into storage, it was simply parked. To get the car running, all of the fluids needed to be changed, the front suspension needed to be overhauled, the carburetors needed to be rebuilt, the fuel pump and fuel lines needed to be replaced, the radiator and the water pump needed to be replaced, and the brakes needed a thorough overhaul.
I have assisted this high school student with the project for the last few months. The car is almost road worthy. The initial startup is only days away.
This project is very important to me for several reasons. It is very rare to find a high school student with an appreciation for auto-mobiles, and an interest in learning how they work and how to maintain them. I am enjoying the opportunity to teach a teenager how to maintain a car, and I am also glad to be returning another MG sports car…. back on the road.
The really nice part of this story? This high school student knows how to drive a standard, and she is a woman.
The picture below is one found by Wheel Tracks on line. What a beauty.
The car to the left might be like this someday.
How many of you would like to know more about this high school student and her plans for the future. Is she at one of Vermont’s Career Centers.
Maybe if we ask Dave ‘real nice’ he could ‘author’ something for us.