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Mr. T
Tony Andrews
Kent Island, Maryland
(153 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 03:59PM

Main British Car:
'75 mgb, '74 grille, morspeed bumpers Rover 3.9

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MGB "Speedster"
Posted by: Mr. T
Date: October 20, 2009 09:20PM

Just bought a low mileage Rover 4.6 (lucky me) engine from Robert because he's decided to go in SLIGHTLY different direction with his SEMA show project.... custom chassis - Corvette front suspension - Jag rear - LS1 engine AND widened 6" .......Sshhwweet!!

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Designed and built by Robert Henry of InDesign Motorsports


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(528 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB Sebring GT, 3.9 Rover V8

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Re: MGB "Speedster"
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: October 20, 2009 10:55PM

Holy S**t! How cool is that!


B-Fast B-Strong
William Smith

(144 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2009 11:28PM

Main British Car:
Bugeye Bodied Spriget

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Re: MGB "Speedster"
Posted by: B-Fast B-Strong
Date: October 21, 2009 11:46AM

Slick looking , I bet it will be a lot of work.
Never thought of a MGB as a show car, Your going to have a lot of rough and tumble rep to dust off it !



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Mr. T
Tony Andrews
Kent Island, Maryland
(153 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 03:59PM

Main British Car:
'75 mgb, '74 grille, morspeed bumpers Rover 3.9

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Re: MGB "Speedster"
Posted by: Mr. T
Date: October 21, 2009 09:05PM

Hey! Most of us are considered rebels in the british car community. For whatever reason, Robert seems to think that BV8 probably wouldn't be interested in his UNIQUE show car project - sure hope we can give him a bit of encouragement to post a sticky under project journals.


B-Fast B-Strong
William Smith

(144 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2009 11:28PM

Main British Car:
Bugeye Bodied Spriget

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Re: MGB "Speedster"
Posted by: B-Fast B-Strong
Date: October 22, 2009 01:19AM

Oh ! Hey !
It looks pretty and one heck of a lot of work, just never thought of a B as a Glamor Girl.
You Go Guy ! Unique is good !


indesignmotorsports
ROBERT HENRY
So Cal
(5 posts)

Registered:
03/04/2010 07:41AM

Main British Car:
MGB V8 LS-1

Re: MGB "Speedster"
Posted by: indesignmotorsports
Date: January 20, 2011 01:24PM

I started a project journal!


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2683 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: MGB "Speedster"
Posted by: rficalora
Date: January 20, 2011 02:16PM

I think it looks great & am looking forward to watching the progress. Are you uplanning for it to have a top? Would be really cool to figure out how to graft a retracting/folding hard top from something like a crossfire or SLK or something similar.


alana
alan atkinson
10567
(232 posts)

Registered:
06/19/2008 08:06PM

Main British Car:
68 TR250 LS2

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Re: MGB "Speedster"
Posted by: alana
Date: January 21, 2011 09:21AM

Is it longer as well as wider?
Or is it just because it's low?


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(359 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: MGB "Speedster"
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: January 21, 2011 10:23AM

Here is our "Speedster" kit more pics on our web site [preformresources.com]
adobe 11 (2).JPG
b kit 3.jpg


Dave Craddock


indesignmotorsports
ROBERT HENRY
So Cal
(5 posts)

Registered:
03/04/2010 07:41AM

Main British Car:
MGB V8 LS-1

Re: MGB "Speedster"
Posted by: indesignmotorsports
Date: January 22, 2011 09:45AM

The extra with is going to be with the flaired rear end. The body will retain the stock length. I did not have a need to widen the actual body since I am able to fit my LS-1 between the new frame I installed.

I do have to say that I am a huge fan of Jim Stabe's widened car though and have alot of respect for taking it that far.

@ Dave Craddock - Sent you a PM


MGB-FV8
Jacques Mathieu
Alexandria, VA
(299 posts)

Registered:
09/11/2009 08:55PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Small Block Ford, 331 Stroker

Re: MGB "Speedster"
Posted by: MGB-FV8
Date: January 22, 2011 03:51PM

Dave, where did you purchase the wide body kit? It's awsome......


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(359 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: MGB "Speedster"
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: January 22, 2011 04:12PM

Jacques, thanx for the kudos! actually my company Preform Resources,Inc.designed, manufacture and sell that kit ,
we also do the bolt on R V8 hood. the kit was originally done to fit into the SCCA rules, so front and rear fender panels
don't go past the door/rocker panel line.You may have noticed the race car in the pic has the racing front air dam
while the shot of the kit parts has the road car front air dam, check out my web site for more pics of the B kit.
Dave Craddock
preres@sbcglobal.net


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3953 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: MGB "Speedster"
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: January 23, 2011 01:01PM

That MG Speedster is one beautiful piece of automotive artwork! Glad to see the project proceeding!


rampant racing
gary fraser
sarnia ont,canada
(83 posts)

Registered:
03/28/2009 02:45AM

Main British Car:
69 spitfiremk111 ford 347 stroker

Re: MGB "Speedster"
Posted by: rampant racing
Date: January 26, 2011 10:40PM

mr.craddock have you ever thought of doing a kit for a spitfire.i'd buy one if you can have it in a years time.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2683 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: MGB "Speedster"
Posted by: rficalora
Date: January 26, 2011 11:02PM

RE: "I started a project journal!"

Impressive designs & a bunch of work already completed -- how long have you been at it and what is your target for completion?


indesignmotorsports
ROBERT HENRY
So Cal
(5 posts)

Registered:
03/04/2010 07:41AM

Main British Car:
MGB V8 LS-1

Re: MGB "Speedster"
Posted by: indesignmotorsports
Date: February 07, 2011 07:22PM

@Rob - The car was started 2 years ago as a project but we ended up with some new vehicles that were required to be done first so this has been my side project.

This year is different I am really making a big push to have it done this year and I will keep you all updated on its progress. We have some really great products on the vehicle and I will be detailing each as they are installed.



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J Man
jason adkins
NW OH
(202 posts)

Registered:
01/21/2009 08:49PM

Main British Car:
'61 Morris Minor panel, '70 MGB GT, '74 MGB GT MGB 1.8, unsure yet on the GTs

Re: MGB "Speedster"
Posted by: J Man
Date: March 12, 2011 11:54AM

Very nice concept drawing.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2683 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: MGB "Speedster"
Posted by: rficalora
Date: March 13, 2011 12:50PM

Speaking of this... It's time for some updates in your project log. What do you say, Robert? How's the progress?


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(359 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: MGB "Speedster"
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: March 14, 2011 03:21PM

Well something must be happenin, we just sent Rob some rear fenders and valance.


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