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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 17, 2015 04:13PM

On the first full day of BritishV8 2015, Calvin got up early and photographed every cool car in the parking lot. He captured 51!

I'm putting together a "Cars of BritishV8 2015" article. Toward that end, I've matched 43 of these cars to owners. I'll paste the eight remaining cars below.

Please help ID the owners and home towns for these cars! Model year? Engine used? Cool distinguishing features? Do you have other cool photos of these cars? I believe these are eight cars we don't have How-It-Was-Done articles for yet.

Mystery1-2015-07-16-07.29.28.jpg
Car #1:
- owner?
- city/state?
- year model?
- engine/displacement?
- other details?

Mystery2-2015-07-16-07.28.48.jpg
Car #2:
- owner? (identified below as Rich Bergers')
- city/state? (St Louis, Missouri)
- year model?
- engine/displacement? (GM 3.4L V6)
- other details?

Mystery3-2015-07-16-07.27.51.jpg
Car #3:
- owner? (identified below as Simon Dix's)
- city/state? (Missouri)
- year model?
- engine/displacement? (Oldsmobile 215 V8)
- other details?

Mystery4-2015-07-16-07.27.35.jpg
Car #4:
- owner? (identified below as Bill Heath's)
- city/state? (Rogersville, Missouri)
- year model? (1969)
- engine/displacement?
- other details?



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 10/18/2015 10:01PM by Moderator.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 17, 2015 04:16PM

Mystery5-2015-07-16-07.27.43.jpg
Car #5:
- owner? (identified below as Mickey Richaud's)
- city/state? (Townsend, Tennessee)
- year model? (1969)
- engine/displacement? (GM 3.4L V6)
- other details? (T5)

Mystery6-2015-07-16-07.33.25.jpg
Car #6:
- owner? (identified below as Howard Hosp's)
- city/state? (Floyds Knob, Indiana)
- year model? (1974)
- engine/displacement? (GM 3.4L V6)
- other details?

Mystery7-2015-07-16-07.35.59.jpg
Car #7:
- owner? (identified below as Jim Watson's)
- city/state? (Maryville, Tennessee)
- year model? (1979)
- engine/displacement? (Rover 3.5)
- other details?

Mystery8-2015-07-16-07.36.27.jpg
Car #8:
- owner? (identified below as Matthew Blackwood's)
- city/state? (Florence, Kentucky)
- year model? (1986 XJ6)
- engine/displacement? (Chevy 350)
- other details? (200-4r automatic. Crown Vic fan. Conversion by Steve DeGroat.)



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/18/2015 10:05PM by Moderator.


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Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1478 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: mowog1
Date: October 17, 2015 04:42PM

#4 - Bill Heath
#7 - Jim Watson
#8 - Matthew Blackwood


Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
(172 posts)

Registered:
08/25/2015 06:36AM

Main British Car:
'69 BGT GM 3.4

Re: Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: October 17, 2015 07:29PM

#5 - Mickey Richaud (me!) - '69 with a GM 3.4/T5 - Townsend, Tenn.

#7 - Jim Watson - '77 (?) - Rover 3.5 - Maryville, Tenn.


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Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(525 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

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

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Re: Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: October 17, 2015 08:33PM

I think #2 is Rich Bergers 3.4L V6...he is from St. Louis ....


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 18, 2015 12:39AM

Thanks guys! I've updated the initial posts, to show what remains unanswered.

And I've got loads of follow-up questions.

You can find them at the end of the ROUGH DRAFT of the article, HERE.

(please help me finish this one!)


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Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(525 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

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

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Re: Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: October 18, 2015 02:35AM

Alan Moor lives in Tipp City, Ohio

Car #6 (#3 on your follow up listing) I think is Howard Hosps 3.4 V6....he lives in Floyds Knob, Indiana

Don Bonar was not in Indy



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/18/2015 02:47AM by RMO 699F.


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3791 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 18, 2015 11:22AM

MIght want to change the working title to reflect 2015. ;)

Jean Gagne (MGB/4.3V6, Quebec) Did attend Indy. No MG cause he totaled it. Brought his guitar, instead.

Nick Pappas (MGB/Rover, Texas) Did not make it.

Daryl Siefert (AH3000, Lewisville, NC ) Did attend Indy. Healey did not make it the trip.

Don Watson (TR6/Ford, West Virginia) Did attend Indy with his TR6.

Mark Weitzman Did attend Indy. Arrived Friday evening? with his MG.


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3791 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 18, 2015 11:32AM

Jim Watson's Russet. :) Higher res. pics available.

Tater Car 2.jpg
PO-TA-TO 2.jpg


donfaber
Don Faber
Columbus, IN
(60 posts)

Registered:
10/31/2007 10:53PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB 3.9L Rover V8

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Re: Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: donfaber
Date: October 18, 2015 11:59AM

The car you show with WI Tags (7260) - is actually mine (Don Faber) - lots of opportunity to improve!


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3791 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 18, 2015 12:09PM

Yep, Don was there! :)


donfaber
Don Faber
Columbus, IN
(60 posts)

Registered:
10/31/2007 10:53PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB 3.9L Rover V8

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Re: Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: donfaber
Date: October 18, 2015 01:45PM

Got a free cleaning and polish, too! After this pic!


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 18, 2015 05:36PM

We're making good progress, guys. Thanks!

Have a look at the article to see the updates I've made. Two or three new photos too! Link: [www.britishv8.org]

Still have a bunch of issues to work through, including these:


I need to find appropriate photos for these cars at the meet:
Simon Dix's MGB with Rover V8
Rick Ingram's 1974.5 MGB GT with Rover ~5.0L V8, Saint Joseph, Illinois (or did Rick leave it at home?)
Tim Ringland's 19XX MGB with GM 3.4L V6, Wisconsin
Don Watson's TR6 with Ford 5.0L V8, West Virginia
Mark Weitzman's MGB with Oldsmobile 215cid V8, Royal Oak, Michigan)


Were these people at the meet, and did they bring sportscars?
Les Matthews (MGB LE with Rover V8, Ontario)
Phil Ossinger (MGB/Rover, New Brunswick) (I think I spotted Phil in a photo...)
Richard Porter (TR6 with Rover V8 of Lebanon, Indiana)
Brian Whately (or is it spelled Whatley?)
Bill Wheat (MGB/Chevy, Indiana)
If so, do you have photos?


At the meet, but without their sportscars:
Dan Blackwood (TR7 with Lexus V8, West Virginia)
Jim Blackwood (MGB with Buick V8, Kentucky)
Artie Clark (Corvette, New York)
Eddie Cole?
Dave Craddock (MGB V6, Michigan)
Jean Gagne (MGB with 4.3V6, Quebec)
PJ Lenihan (MGB GT with GM 3.4L V6, North Carolina)
Dan Leichti (Ohio)
Gord McFaul (Ontario)
Terry Senneker (Michigan)
T.R. Senneker (Michigan)
Daryl Siefert (Austin Healey 3000, North Carolina)
others?
(Note: this list doesn't really belong in THIS article, but I started it to help make sure we don't miss someone.)

BTW: I've selected this photo to go at the to of the BritishV8 2015 (table of contents) page:
Banner-BritishV82015.jpg



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/18/2015 05:40PM by Moderator.


hlhmgb
howard hosp

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Registered:
06/09/2013 11:37AM

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Re: Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: hlhmgb
Date: October 18, 2015 05:55PM

car #6 is a 1974 MGBGT owned by Howard Hosp 3330 Lawrence Banet rd. Floyds Knobs IN. It has a 1994 Camaro 3.4 with factory fuel injection and a 5 speed. I intend on writing an article this winter as the car is 99% done.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1478 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: mowog1
Date: October 18, 2015 06:26PM

Curtis....I had too much crap to bring to the meet....I drove my F150 to BritishV8 2015.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1478 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: mowog1
Date: October 18, 2015 06:40PM

Tim Ringland was unable to make the event due to mechanical failure.

Brian Whately passed away sometime early in 2015.

Bill Wheat was unable to make the event.

Eddie Cole was at British V8 with his conversion.

Phil Ossinger was at the event but without his car.

Steve Wayne was at the event and was a passenger in Jeb Blanchard's MGA conversion.

Don Watson was present for the first day but had other commitments later in the week.

Les Mathews was present but I do not believe he had his car.

Richard Porter was present...I do not remember seeing his car.

Attached is a photo of Simon Dix's MGB/GT V8 conversion.

Simon Dix GT.jpg


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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5833 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: October 18, 2015 07:43PM

Matthew's '85 XJ6 is fitted with a 383 small block chevy (350 at the meet) and 2004r (200-4r) transmission and is otherwise stock aside from a replacement stereo and speakers. The conversion was done by Steve DeGroat using a John's Cars kit. It also has a Crown Vic electric radiator fan.

Was there a shot of the blue factory V8 that showed up? Something rather unique wasn't it, maybe LHD? Looked a lot like Rich Berger's car as I recall.

Something seems kinda funny about that Avenger photo...

Jim


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 18, 2015 08:26PM

Is it true? (Or are you teasing me?) Did left-hand-drive factory MGB GT V8 chassis number "98" really come to this year's meet? Surely someone must have taken a whole mess of photos of it. !?!?!?!? It would be teal blue with an ochre interior. #98 was the second of just three left hand drive V8s built by Abingdon's engineering department, and it was the one car specifically built for crash testing so they could export MGB GT V8s to U.S.A. Eight additional pre-production LHD V8s were built on the Abingdon assembly line - before dumbasses in British Leyland senior management pulled the plug on the left hand drive version (evidently for internal political reasons). After surviving crash testing, MG sold #98 it to some bloke who stored it in an orchard for years. Then it was discovered. It was extensively rebuilt for Mr Lyle York of Anderson Indiana... who passed away just days before I could speak with him and properly document the story.





Howard, thanks for checking in here! I look forward to seeing your How It Was Done write-up and photos... and of course to meeting you in preson one day too.

Rick, you've filled in a lot of blanks for me. That photo of Simon Dix's car is helpful too. (Note Olds 215 with Offenhauser valve covers.)

Jim, you're right about that "Avenger" photo. I'll get right onto fixing that.

These articles take way more time and detail work than is sensible...


Big question: Is that red MGB in photo number ONE above Eddie Cole's car? Note the V8 fender badge and the Spurious windshield sticker.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1478 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: mowog1
Date: October 18, 2015 11:05PM

Yes....Andy York brought the prototype MGB/GT V8 that his dad, Lyle, owned. He was participating in the GoF Central gathering on the north end of town and brought the V8 to the Clarion upon my request/invitation....so we had two factory V8s in attendance on Saturday. Andy had a BLAST with us, The car is awesome....I'm glad that the guys got to see it at BritishV8.

I asked Andy what the sensor posts on the inner fender of the engine bay where for...he was unable to answer. I'll contact a couple of factory workers that I know and query them on the subject.

I posted a write up on BritishV8 2015 in the "Pub" a while back. Feel free to use it as well on the "Meetings" forum.

Here's Andy's factory V8.
York V8_1.jpg
York V8_2.jpg
York V8_3.jpg
York V8_4.jpg


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1478 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Can you ID these BritishV8 2015 cars?
Posted by: mowog1
Date: October 18, 2015 11:06PM

More of Andy's factory V8
York V8_5.jpg
York V8_6.jpg
York V8_7.jpg
York V8_9.jpg



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/18/2015 11:07PM by mowog1.
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