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Earl Arentz
West Virginia
(1 posts)

02/10/2018 03:58PM

Main British Car:
Triumph Stag Triumph 3.0 V8

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: WVStag
Date: February 10, 2018 05:13PM

My name is Earl, and live near Huntington, West Virginia. I have really enjoyed learning of about your cars and projects, and know that membership here will be an asset in my projects.
My primary interest is in Triumphs and have had experience with them on and off since high school. I presently own a TR6, TR7s, and a Stag with the original 3.0 V8. The Stag has been off the road for about 10 years, but looks like it could be resurrected with hopefully some relatively minor repairs.

RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(478 posts)

12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
MGB Sebring GT, Arkley Spriget, Lotus 7 Stalker 3.9 Rover, 1275cc, 3.4 V6

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: February 10, 2018 05:55PM

Welcome aboard Earl!

Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5477 posts)

10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: February 11, 2018 12:29PM

Earl, you are sandbagging a little wouldn't you say? (He has a whole yard full of TR7's and has been a luminary in the WVBSCC since it began.)

Anyway, good to see you here.


Derek Leen

(1 posts)

03/01/2018 09:03PM

Main British Car:

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: derekleen
Date: March 01, 2018 09:32PM

Hi all!

My name is Derek, I'm a 25 year old recent college grad (Mechatronic Engineering) from Northern California and recently bought my first project car. I bought a 1974 (pre-smog, YEAH) Triumph Spitfire with a 400 small block Chevy v8 with aftermarket aluminum heads, Turbo 400 tranny, and a Gear Vendor. It has a Jaguar IRS rear end as well. I'm currently rebuilding the carburetor and replacing the headers (the headers that came on it were nasty and not meant for angle plug heads, to the headers were touching the plug caps and causing them to arc). Anyways I've done a little bit of wrenching on motorcycles but have never been super deep into a car. I'm really looking forward to this project, It's cosmetically pretty rough but I know it has a ton of potential and I've wanted a spitfire for years, I was just never super excited about the old British drivetrain, so I'm really happy I found this car. I have some plans for this car and a general idea of how I want the project to go,open to any input anyone has as well!

Glad to be here,

Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(928 posts)

11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Dan B
Date: March 02, 2018 09:41AM

That looks like fun!

Mike B
Weatherford, Texas
(1 posts)

11/12/2016 11:56AM

Main British Car:
1973 MG Midget Ford 302 V8

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: MiniCobra
Date: March 02, 2018 10:55PM

My MG Midget was purchased in September 2016. The car had been in the previous owner's family for 30 years.
The original engine went bad so they made a few modifications. The project was performed by a retired A/P aircraft mechanic, who worked to engineer the project. Some of the modifications include: A rebuilt 1968 Ford 302 V8 with an Edelbrock cam kit and manifold with Holley 600 CFM 4 bbl carburetor mated to a fully rebuilt C4 3 speed automatic with a B&M shift kit. Dash, Interior, and Top fully replaced at time of full restoration and motor rebuild. Front suspension was beefed up and brakes had recently been redone with new master cylinder, new rear cylinders, and rebuild kit on the front calipers. Car is fitted with wider than stock 13" wheels and upgraded wheel studs. Rear axle was originally a rebuilt stock 3.90-1 MG Midget unit. The original project was completed over 25 years ago and still shows quite well. The odometer showed 69114 miles at time of restoration but was replaced and showed only slightly over 850 at time of purchase and since full rebuild.The car has always been stored indoors in a climate controlled shop.
Since purchasing the Midget the radiator fan has been upgraded, broken radiator cap replaced, water pump bypass hose replaced, the speedometer gear corrected, the tachometer repaired, the carburetor tuned, replaced battery and charging system repaired, voltmeter installed, 15 gallon RCI fuel cell and fuel level gauge installed and high voltage electronic ignition installed . A custom narrowed Ford 7.5 inch limited slip rear axle was installed over the summer of 2017 to eliminate the fear of axle breakage and improve highway rpm using a 2.73 ratio. At the same time rear springs from a 1500 model were installed as well as custom made anti tramp bars and Acura Integra rear disc brakes. A broken transmission mount was discovered and replaced about this same time. The radiator puke tank was converted to an expansion tank to remedy coolant overflow. A top boot cover was procured and installed to improve top down cosmetics and gas lift struts were installed on the bonnet and boot. In early 2018 the ignition vacuum advance unit was found to be faulty and replaced.

Spitfire 350
Phil McConnell
Perrysburg, OH (Toledo area)
(176 posts)

01/11/2010 09:19PM

Main British Car:
74 Spitfire 350Chevy

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Spitfire 350
Date: March 03, 2018 06:10PM

Welcome to British V8!!! If there is any way you can make it to this years get together in Dayton, OH, we would love to see you and the car. That looks like an awesome vehicle.

Mark Van Lenten
(2 posts)

03/31/2018 07:57AM

Main British Car:
1995 Land rover discovery 3.9 v8

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Bmwrover
Date: March 31, 2018 09:33AM

Greetings from Pennsylvania! I'm working with my rover v8 in my 95 land rover discovery. the more and more i read about these motors the more i like the following they get! it has been a great truck for the family and i'm currently rebuilding the motor and have some questions for the group.
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