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WVStag
Earl Arentz
West Virginia
(1 posts)

Registered:
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

Hi,
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
(493 posts)

Registered:
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!


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5599 posts)

Registered:
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.

Jim


derekleen
Derek Leen

(1 posts)

Registered:
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,
Derek
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Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(940 posts)

Registered:
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!


MiniCobra
Mike B
Weatherford, Texas
(1 posts)

Registered:
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.
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Spitfire 350
Phil McConnell
Perrysburg, OH (Toledo area)
(181 posts)

Registered:
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

Mike,
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.
Phil


Bmwrover
Mark Van Lenten
Pennsylvania
(2 posts)

Registered:
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.


garydlowrie
Gary Lowrie

(1 posts)

Registered:
06/11/2018 08:28PM

Main British Car:


Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: garydlowrie
Date: June 11, 2018 09:32PM

Hi, My name is Gary, and although I do not currently have a British V8 I'm interested. I currently own a '74 MGB and a '71MGBGT. I'm slowly bringing them both back to life and making them roadworthy. I'm interested in the BV8 meet in Dayton. Will there be any vendors there to talk with about a V8 conversion? Do I need to register for the meet ? Is there a cost to register? Can I just show up to check out the cars and mingle with the owners?



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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5599 posts)

Registered:
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: June 12, 2018 08:37AM

Just show up Gary, you will be warmly welcomed and go home with more information than you ever thought possible.

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3445 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 12, 2018 11:13AM



EWN64
Erik Wall
Stockholm
(1 posts)

Registered:
06/21/2018 05:23AM

Main British Car:


Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: EWN64
Date: June 21, 2018 05:29AM

Hi everyone! Im Erik from Stockholm, Sweden. Im going to GB in a couple of weeks and hope to get updated on upcoming events, meet-ups and such on this forum. Take care!



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Adrian Harrison
Adrian Harrison

(8 posts)

Registered:
06/22/2018 04:21PM

Main British Car:


Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Adrian Harrison
Date: June 22, 2018 05:00PM

Just a new member saying hello

I am looking to gather information on doing an MGB sbc swap as I have a nice fully built 406 that was in a Camaro but now looking for a new home
I also work at a British classic car specialist and one of my favourite cars is an MGB GT so I'm thinking why not join the two
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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3445 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 22, 2018 07:42PM

Welcome Erik & Adrian.

I am a big Chevy fan. Drop in over here, so we can discuss this further.

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Adrian Harrison
Adrian Harrison

(8 posts)

Registered:
06/22/2018 04:21PM

Main British Car:


Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Adrian Harrison
Date: June 23, 2018 09:38PM

Will do as I have a lot of questions and thanks for the welcome


svomgb
Dennis Ogden
Niwot, CO
(7 posts)

Registered:
08/17/2012 02:04PM

Main British Car:
1967 MGB roadster 85 ish Ford 2.3 turbo 20 psi boost

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: svomgb
Date: July 02, 2018 06:07PM

Hi my name is Dennis. Curtis introduced me to this site a few years ago when he came into my store in Longmont, CO. I have a 67 MGB roadster with a 2.3l Ford turbo engine. In its current state it has approximately 250 horsepower and is a total blast to drive. I'll put up some links in the build forum.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5599 posts)

Registered:
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: July 03, 2018 10:47AM

Welcome Dennis. Nice car and appears well done. But in case you didn't know, readers can't comment on journal threads. So if you want feedback you'll need to put something in the MG section.

Jim


ainadude
Jeff Nicolay
Indian Wells, Calif.
(19 posts)

Registered:
03/31/2012 11:23PM

Main British Car:
1976 Triumph Spitfire 1993 Mazda Miata (1.8 liter/5spd)

Hi guys (and, pardon my sexism, girls)
Posted by: ainadude
Date: August 20, 2018 06:23PM

My name is Jeff and I've posted a couple of times in the Triumph section. I have a long-languishing '76 Triumph Spitfire ("Mrs. Peel") with a '93 Miata 1.8L/five-speed under the hood. (If you want to get up to speed on the whole debacle, please check out my handful of posts in the Coventry neck of the woods.)

Some quick stuff about me; Am on the downhill slide to 60 yo and grew up in the Kansas City area. Lived most of my post-college life in Honolulu but just moved to Indian Wells, CA, where I had bought a small investment property several years ago (i.e. my new home). Have worked in media my entire life ... first in radio, then for many years in print before going back to the former and finishing my time in the Islands doing on-air news. Currently work out of my home in the Golden State writing copy for NBC Radio on a part-time basis (sadly, good media jobs have gotten scarce in the Internet age, especially if -- like me -- you're not a black belt in social media).

That being said, I do have a question for the group, especially for any of you who call California home. How do you go about registering a post-1975 British sports car with a non-stock engine? I've got about another six weeks on my Hawaii registration, and need to make a decision about keeping her or putting her up for sale. I'd prefer the former, but there are only so many hoops through which I'm willing to jump ...

Appreciate any substantive feedback ... and God bless all of you for keeping these charming cars on the road.

Aloha and mahalo,
Jeff



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MGB SS
Joe Schafer
Central Michigan
(140 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 06:46AM

Main British Car:
1971 Mgb 1991 5.0 Ford

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: MGB SS
Date: September 09, 2018 11:10AM

Jeff
post this in the British pub under a new topic, you will get a lot more traffic that way, as to California I am not any help I am at the other end of the country
good luck



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murray.arnold
murray forbes-arnold
croatia
(9 posts)

Registered:
09/13/2018 01:25AM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB GT ROVER 3.5 V8

hi guys. New member here
Posted by: murray.arnold
Date: September 13, 2018 01:53AM

Good day all.
My name is Murray. I am from Scotland, live in Croatia and work in Kuwait. I own a 1973, 3.5 V8 MGB running an auto box. I have owned the car now for about 6 years. I bought the car with only 17k on the clock and drove it from Scotland to Croatia on my first journey. Since then Its had a back to metal respray and new bright work. Along with a full stainless steel exhaust system and 4 barrel Holley carb. Once you've had an eight, the rest feel fake :-)

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