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blackroadking
Tim McElligott

(1 posts)

Registered:
05/19/2021 12:57PM

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: blackroadking
Date: May 19, 2021 01:31PM

Hi, My name is Tim, I live in Wisconsin. I've been wanting to build a V8 TR6 for most of my life but have never found the time. I am retiring from Harley-Davidson Product Development Center in July, and can't think of a better project than that to keep me busy. Looking forward to the journey!


Spitfire 350
Phil McConnell
Perrysburg, OH (Toledo area)
(247 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: May 20, 2021 07:43AM

Tim, welcome! If you can get any time away from work before beginning your retirement, the June 1-4 meet in Auburn IN should be an inspiring event. Lots of great cars, great people.


DougD
Doug Dwyer
PNW of USA
(1 posts)

Registered:
05/23/2021 10:07AM

Main British Car:
1976 TR6 Ford 302

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: DougD
Date: May 23, 2021 10:26AM

Hi Everyone. New guy on the block here. I just got my hands on a TR6 with a Ford 302. I've wanted a TR6 for years! I've owned 5 Jags and 2 MGs...and am a muscle car enthusiast as well. This car (and this web site) seems like a good fit :-)

My new car is in great shape and a blast to drive. I'm changing some of the PO's work to suit my own tastes but I reckon that's pretty common.

Looking forward to chatting and learning.

Cheers
DD


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2760 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: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 25, 2021 08:17AM

Welcome! I love TR6's! Share some pics.


Shamrock
Scott Drewa
Wisconsin
(7 posts)

Registered:
06/23/2021 11:27PM

Main British Car:
1955 Austin Healey 100-4 V6 Turbo

New to British V8
Posted by: Shamrock
Date: June 26, 2021 11:51AM

Figure I should check in and say Hello. I'm new to the site , I own a 1955 100 that came to me without a motor and transmission. I built a new frame and now ready to assemble the body back on it. I'm looking forward to all the help I'll get here to fit a small block into it and I hope I won't be to much of a pest with all the questions I'll be asking.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(982 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: New to British V8
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: June 26, 2021 05:39PM

Welcome Scott, great to have you aboard. Many helpful people on here and glad to help.


veight
Stewart Wilkie
Cambridgeshire
(5 posts)

Registered:
11/09/2015 10:30AM

Main British Car:
1939 raymond Mays V8 2700

1939 Raymond Mays V-eight
Posted by: veight
Date: July 03, 2021 12:07PM

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/04/2021 07:33AM by veight.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2760 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: 1939 Raymond Mays V-eight
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 15, 2021 08:31PM

Beautiful car Stewart!


veight
Stewart Wilkie
Cambridgeshire
(5 posts)

Registered:
11/09/2015 10:30AM

Main British Car:
1939 raymond Mays V8 2700

Re: 1939 Raymond Mays V-eight
Posted by: veight
Date: July 16, 2021 04:55AM

Thanks Rob
Was sent this medal on a 9ct gold chain which was a nice surprise and following up a lead for some files that were auctioned a few years ago.


Gswest236
Scott West
Seabeck, Washington
(28 posts)

Registered:
07/14/2021 09:13PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGBGT V8 Olds 215 Stroked to 266

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Gswest236
Date: August 30, 2021 12:01PM

Hi, Iím new to the site and am happy to see thereís a place to share the trials and tribulations of restoring and maintaining these classic British sports cars. Iíve owned a stock 741/2 MGBGT, a 62 AH 3000 BT7 and have just recently purchased a 741/4 BGT V8. This car was illustrated here by its original customizer, ďWayne RippyĒ. I spent the last 10 years or so restoring/modifying a 81 Toyota Landcruiser HJ47 RHD Turbo Diesel. I retired and decided to get back to the British sports car neighborhood.
The BGT V8 is awesomely fast and sounds like a race car. It has the Buick 215 stroked to 266, RV8 style headers through the inner fender wells. Rover 5 speed, Ford 8 inch rear end with limited slip diff.
Ill be asking questions here knowing that experts are close by. Issues I will be addressing are: 1) Vapor lock/ float bowl percolation causing warm start problems. Iíve added a 1/2inch phenolic spacer on the Edelbrock 500 CFM carb; no help! Added some heat insulation around the fuel line and filter above the engine, no help. Iím getting a spare hood/bonnet louvered in a couple weeks. I know getting the heat out of that cramped engine bay after shutdown is critical. Looking on the internet Iíve seen people try a fuel filter that has 2 outlets/one inlet with the extra outlet for a fuel return. Donít know if that will help. Only other thing I see out there is going to fuel injection, which may be the best fix. Would love some input from the members on possible fixes.
Next, 2) I need a seat that fits my back, as the Miata seat back has narrow bolsters that hit me mid shoulder blade; not comfy! Iíve seen some comments here about seats that will fit in the small cockpit; Fierro, Miata etc.
3) A/C has a leak somewhere; not a huge issue here in Washington Sate, so low priority for now.
So, far Iíve rebuilt the rear drum brakes (had a blown wheel cylinder), so now it at least pretends to slow down.
The front brakes are Wilwood 4 piston discs and seem OK.
Any insights the members here can provide will be immensely appreciated!
Scott
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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2760 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: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: rficalora
Date: September 01, 2021 10:31PM

Hi Scott, and welcome!

The AC leak is probably easy. You can get a dye that you add to the system and then shine a black light on the components - especially around connections while wearing yellow tinted glasses and the leak will glow in the black light. If you can't get a leak detection kit with the dye, blacklist and glasses at your local auto parts place, they're available on eBay and Amazon.

Fiero seats are definitely wider than Miata seats and look good in GTs IMO.

Vapor lock is tougher. You're doing the typical things. It'd help to know how hot your motor runs, what the typical temperatures are where you live, how long after shutting off you have restart issues, etc. On thing you didn't mention is your fuel bowl floats. If set high, you can get similar symptoms. But, you'll likely get more and better feedback on this one if you post it on the Engine section.

Welcome again!


Gswest236
Scott West
Seabeck, Washington
(28 posts)

Registered:
07/14/2021 09:13PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGBGT V8 Olds 215 Stroked to 266

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Gswest236
Date: September 02, 2021 12:22PM

Thanks Rob,
I have the black light and glasses you mentioned and will do the leak check once itís drivable. Iíve taken it on 2 drives of about 10 miles each or so in mid 80ís temp. It got up to 210 degrees in stop and go traffic. Once you shut it down, it hesitates to start and the smell of fuel is evident like itís flooded. On the longer drive after insulating the engine bay fuel line and filter at the carb, and the addition of a 1/2 ď phenolic carb spacer; the car restarted a little better but then as I tried to pull onto the roadway it stalled and barely restarted. This was after a 15 minute shut down period. Iím going to try one of the fuel filters that has the 1/4Ē return line at the carb and run that to the fuel vent line that goes to the tank. Temporally vented the cap by drilling a small hole in the back of the cap. That may have no effect on the float bowl percolation, but may help. Also, Iím getting a spare hood louvered in 10 days and that should help with the percolation issue. Otherwise I see no alternative than going to fuel injection. Of course if I can get non-ethenol gas it may help as well. Naturally the tank is full, so it wont be getting better gas any time soon if its even available here.
Iím going to look at the Fiero seat option as well. Iíll post my results as I go,
Thanks again.


Boxersatheart
Joseph Gauthier Sr

(1 posts)

Registered:
09/06/2021 12:39PM

Main British Car:


Greetings from OHIO USA!
Posted by: Boxersatheart
Date: September 06, 2021 01:09PM

Hello to all!
New member here that is currently in the construction stages of an MK1 BGT conversion to Ford V8!
Just got the last of the metal from BMH and Fiberglass Sebring kit!
Fast Cars front crossmember is installed, bought their under chassis headers and radiator as well.
2008 Mustang Cobra 8.8 rear with disc brakes will be narrowed as needed....
Hope to have her running in a year!
Drive train will be a 331 or 347 Ford with a T5...
Will post pics......As soon as I can get them downloaded,,,,,,,

THANKS!
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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2760 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: Greetings from OHIO USA!
Posted by: rficalora
Date: September 07, 2021 09:49PM

Looks like you're doing it right!

Welcome to the group!


bcwelder
Steve Peaker

(1 posts)

Registered:
09/17/2021 03:48PM

Main British Car:


Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: bcwelder
Date: September 17, 2021 03:52PM

Hey guys great to be here 😀 I'm in Canada 🇨🇦 just bought a 1964 hillman husky for a father,son,daughter project she be fun! I have a 500hp sbc going in it looking for info and I think I came to the right place 😀


RCNorthernIL
Russ Chace

(4 posts)

Registered:
09/23/2021 09:54AM

Main British Car:
None... yet

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: RCNorthernIL
Date: September 23, 2021 10:17AM

Hi all,

I have lusted after the TR6 since i first saw one back in the early 70s. As i got older and turned into a muscle-car guy, i thought that the two were a natural fit (even though a bit tight according to some of the stories and pictures). So, here i am.

Cheers,
Russ


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(982 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

authors avatar
Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: September 23, 2021 11:05AM

Welcome Russ, you'll find much info and great people here!.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2760 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

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

authors avatar
Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: rficalora
Date: September 23, 2021 11:28PM

Welcome Steve and Russ!

Steve, enjoy the project with your kids. My boys worked with me when building my car. Great memories and there was lots of captive time to get to hear what's going on in their lives!


jannhall
Joyce Hall

(12 posts)

Registered:
09/30/2021 03:34AM

Main British Car:
2007 Aston Martin Vantage V8 4.3L

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: jannhall
Date: October 03, 2021 08:47PM

Hello, I am the latest addition to the community. Attached is a photo of my ride.

2007 Aston Martin Vantage.jpg


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(982 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

authors avatar
Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: October 04, 2021 07:04AM

Welcome Joyce, joint us at one of our gathering. hope you are close enough.
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