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I have lots of spare Sprite parts.   posted 2022-09-09 by Steven

I have a lot of spare parts for a 1967 Austin Healy Sprite including doors and bumpers. I placed an add in the Market Section. Please call or text me at 510-944-6023 if you are interested. ---Steven

Need a trailer for Dixon   posted 2022-05-18 by Pat MM

I’m down to the wire (hopefully no more smoke escapes) getting my Morris Minor Traveller ready for the Dixon British Car meet on Sunday. It’s running, but not ready for a few hours drive yet… so I’m looking to beg, borrow, or even rent a car trailer for this weekend. Any ideas or leads appreciated!

Pat Munsch

--posted by Alan Havey on 2022-05-18  
Just FYI, if you want to rent a trailer, you will need at least a 3/4 ton pickup. Good luck!

--posted by JOHN KENNER on 2022-05-18  
The rental place

--posted by Pat MM on 2022-05-19  
Thanks all, I have a full size one ton van and a friend has offered his dual axle car trailer!

Side Curtains   posted 2022-05-11 by Greg and Linda Pearl

Looking for a set of side curtains for my ‘61 Morgan Plus 4. Anyone have a lead on them?

lots of parts   posted 2022-04-24 by Ronald Rainville

I have lots of MG parts from overdrive trani to starters carbs intakes bulbs and lots of odds and ends. and OH BY THE WAY I love working on cars and teaching the tricks I have learned since I started building cars at age 15. I am now 66 you do the math

--posted by Alan Havey on 2022-04-25  
Sounds great, I’d be interested in some of those - and of course any wisdom you can share.

--posted by Ronald Rainville on 2022-05-09  
what do you need

--posted by Alan Havey on 2022-05-12  
Maybe the tranny, carbs, etc. I would need to see all the parts. Do you have air filter housings?

--posted by Ronald Rainville on 2022-05-12  
I am home tomorrow and Saturday if you want to come over 707 308 8479

EGR valve   posted 2022-04-14 by

Nobody making new EGR valves for my TR8, and I need one to pass smog test.Anybody have a working one I might purchase? Late model TR6 used the same one.
Thanks, Charlie Wehn

--posted by Ronald Rainville on 2022-04-24  
I might have the EGR if it is the same as on a 1500

--posted by Ronald Rainville on 2022-05-09  
I have an EGR for a 1500

MGB Interior   posted 2022-01-18 by Jim Fleck

I have recently purchased a 1972 MGB and love it!! Looking forward to coming along on some drives! It need new seats and some carpet help so am reaching out for input on the best way to go? try and do the seats myself wth Moss kits, have pro shop do it? or just buy the new bolt right in seats? I am a novice with limited skill but love the car and want to bring it back to its full glory and enjoy it!!! Would love to get input from members who have travelled this road already!!!

Jim Fleck

--posted by Ronald Rainville on 2022-04-24  
seats are easy as pie . the kit from moss works great

Website Issue   posted 2021-02-23 by Nick Jenkins

On February 15th, our web hosting service removed some features that we were using to access our database. As a result, the website stopped working. Over the past few days we have changed all of our website scripts (a total of 20) to use our host's new access method. We have tested a number of these changes, but a thorough regression test of all the scripts would take a lot of time. In any case we think we got all the changes correct, but if you notice anything on the website that's not working, please email me or post a comment on this notice.

--posted by Henry Riggs on 2021-02-24  
Forced to change 20 website scripts due to a provider update. Don't you just love tech? Thanks for doing this!

Feb 13th drive   posted 2021-01-27 by Alan Havey

Unfortunately these have been scheduled on top of the Breakfast Club Rallys, forcing me to choose. Are there any others of us who do the rally but would like to also drive with NOBBC?

New to NBBC & Sonoma County's twisty roads..   posted 2020-06-14 by Mel Goldberg

Thanks to all who welcomed me and my 57 MGA at Saturdays meetup. Hoping to convince my wife to join me the next time after install my new 3 point harness. Enjoying the twisty roads around our new home in Sebastopol.

--posted by Alan Havey on 2021-01-27  
I agree Mel! Great driving here. I transplanted from the east bay in 2018.

May 23rd Club Drive   posted 2020-05-18 by Nick Jenkins

An email went out this morning, May 18th, announcing a club drive for May 23rd. A few members have already expressed interest in attending. This drive, like the four or five before it, has been canceled per the lockdown orders issued by Sonoma County. Once again we will hope for better news next month.

--posted by Alan Havey on 2020-05-20  
Thanks Nick. Looking forward to the next drive.

--posted by Nick Jenkins on 2020-05-22  
As are we all. Too much great weather to spend a lot more time indoors. Also waiting for my local bike club to start putting on group rides again.

May 9th Club Drive   posted 2020-05-03 by Nick Jenkins

Although counties are beginning to open up around the state, Sonoma County is planning to maintain its strict shutdown policies indefinitely, including non-essential travel. We are hoping this will change in the upcoming weeks and that we will be able to hold our May 23rd club drive as scheduled.

March 28th Club Drive   posted 2020-03-17 by Nick Jenkins

Sonoma County has decided to ban non-essential excursions for the time being, which means our March 28 drive could be considered illegal. We will therefore have to officially cancel the event and hope for better news next month.

Yahoo Groups Changes   posted 2019-12-12 by Nick Jenkins

Yahoo is changing their policies on groups. Part of this change involves deleting any content from existing public groups. Although we havent used the NOBBC Yahoo group in a few years, members have uploaded pictures to the site n the past. If youve contributed anything to the site that you want to keep, youll need to logon to Yahoo with your Yahoo account to recover it.

Changes to the Members page   posted 2019-09-29 by Nick Jenkins

For those of you with more than one British car, you can now add all of them to your membership profile on the Members page. Note that you need to be signed in to do this.

New About Page   posted 2019-09-10 by Nick Jenkins

We've added a new page to the About tab called Member Cars. It breaks down the number of cars in the club by marque, without specifying who owns what.

An early bug in the website prevented a lot of people from entering their car info. That can be added now from the Members tab. At some point we'll be adding the ability to enter more than one car per member.

The About page doesn't display individual MGs and Triumphs, only the total number, because there's a lot of them and it doesn't make sense to list them all. We hope to add a breakdown of these two marques by count of each model soon.

New NoBBC Website Content emails   posted 2019-09-04 by Nick Jenkins

We've modified the NoBBC website to send emails whenever a new notice, photo, or item for sale is posted by a member. The emails will be sent only to members who elected to receive ALL NoBBC emails when they signed up, as opposed to only drive notifications. (You can change this option any time by editing your user profile from the Members tab above).

The emails will not be sent immediately the item is posted, but during the regular daily email job at 8:00 a.m. The emails will be sent only if something has been posted in the previous 24 hours, and only one email will be sent regardless how many items were posted. All of the posts will be listed in the email, but not the poster or content, only the nature of the post (i.e. notice, photo, or item for sale).

Emails will contain the usual membership cancellation link along with the following message:

Please note: You are receiving this email because you are currently signed up to receive emails for ALL new content posted by members on the NoBBC website. If you prefer to receive ONLY emails regarding upcoming drives, click here.

--posted by Kent and Carter on 2019-09-05  
Thanks, Nick!

June drive dates moved   posted 2019-05-25 by Nick Jenkins

Please note the June drive dates have been moved back a week to accommodate MGOC's 'MGs by the Bay'. Drives will be on the 15th and 29th, and these dates will appear on both the home page and the events calendar. Notices will go out on the Monday and Friday before these rides, as usual.

Need a hands-on fix   posted 2019-01-22 by Brian Induni

Hello all,
My wife and I relocated here last August and left my to-be-restored 1974 TR6 in storage (among many other things). Now I'm finding I need an LBC fix getting my hands dirty and thought I'd offer my services to the club. I've done dozens of award winning ground up and rotisserie restorations on British sports cars and American iron, always doing ALL of my own work (body, paint, total mechanical rebuilds, etc).
I'm not looking for money, I simply would like to keep my skills sharp and spend time with like-minded people.

--posted by Kent and Carter on 2019-09-05  
Hi Brian, Have yet to meet you on one of the drives...Any thoughts on tracking down door squeaks in '75 MGB?

Car Show hosted by Mini Club   posted 2019-01-21 by Jim Legg

Inviting other British cars to attend. Click on 'Mini Car Show-Yountville'. Saturday January 26, 2019 10:30 to 1:00. Yountville Veteran's Home Napa Valley.

Yahoo Groups   posted 2019-01-11 by Nick Jenkins

As no one appears to be using the NoBBC page on Yahoo Groups any more, and since I no longer have access to set up ride notices there, I've removed any references to Yahoo Groups here (I think I got them all), and we'll continue to rely on this website for ride notifications. Both the ride postings and emails are completely automated.

--posted by huey hoolihan on 2023-05-26  
don't want any more emails at all. ...none. but unsubscribe url in your emails doesn't work. when trying to edit my membership info, in any way, i get a blank screen excepting the letters "url" up in the very left hand corner of the screen.