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HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(450 posts)

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12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Hot Rod Sportscars
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: March 02, 2018 06:37PM

Take a look at this thread on the H.A.M.B. [www.jalopyjournal.com] Lots of interesting stuff and once you get to page 9 there are a number of articles from the old engine-swapping guides from Petersen. Even a picture of a young Jim Stabe in there (although the H.A.M.B. wouldn't let him post about his latest upgrades). Good stuff!


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2498 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: Hot Rod Sportscars
Posted by: rficalora
Date: March 02, 2018 10:52PM

Cool stuff. I remember reading some of those articles years ago.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5545 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Hot Rod Sportscars
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: March 02, 2018 11:12PM

That car is too new. I got kicked off the HAMB for wanting to talk about '63 models.

Jim


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(652 posts)

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02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Hot Rod Sportscars
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: March 03, 2018 01:52PM

After all the cars they showed I was kind of surprised they wouldn't let me show updated pictures of my car. I was pretty much done with the HAMB after that.

On the same page 10 as the article on my car there are a couple of other car articles that I'm familiar with One is Mike Pace's MGTD that had a Chevy transplant. Ak Miller's Garage did the swap and he drove that car back and forth to Texas more than once. Mike was best man at my wedding.

The other car was Joe Reath's 57 TBird that had a big rat motor swapped in. I was working at Hays Ignition (owned by Bill Hays of dragster clutch fame) and Joe came in to visit with Bill. It wasn't long before I was installing one of our breakerless ignitions in Joe's TBird. After I was done I took the car for a test drive. There was a road nearby that had no side access and no place for cops to hide that we used for testing the cars we worked on. The car accelerated like a banshee and I was soon going over 100 mph when I began to stop for the stop sign at the busy cross road ahead. The TBird still had the stock drum brakes and I thought I was going to bend the steering wheel trying to get the car to stop. We forget just how bad the brakes were back then.



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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5545 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Hot Rod Sportscars
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: March 03, 2018 05:43PM

Yeah they were pretty horrid. Good for one hard stop. After that there'd better not be any cross traffic.

Jim


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