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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2636 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: March 23, 2012 04:04PM

Ashville NC? I used to have family there. Beautiful mountain country - at least it was 25yrs ago. Glad to hear your wife is on the road to recovery.


Mudhen
Patrick Munhall
Eliot, ME
(7 posts)

Registered:
04/11/2012 02:43PM

Main British Car:
Mini, multiple

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Mudhen
Date: April 12, 2012 07:46AM

New guy here from Eliot, ME. Grew up with MGs (my dad had every postwar model) and bought my first Mini in 1987. Monday will be our 25th anniversary! In fact, just yesterday I was lying on the ground in a pool of hydrolastic fluid reminiscing about high school...lol.

Currently building an 80-something Mini to rally. Loving all the incredible stuff everyone here has done - lots of inspiration!

Thanks for the cool site.

Pat


PG409
Keith Robinson
Prince George BC Canada
(1 posts)

Registered:
04/12/2012 05:26PM

Main British Car:
1962 Triumph TR4 302 Ford

Another new Canadian .
Posted by: PG409
Date: April 12, 2012 05:48PM

Hi guys, another new one here. I live in Prince George, BC Canada and am just in the process of
acquiring a '62 TR4. A buddy already donated a 302 Ford to the cause.

I have been into hot rodding since 1958, but took a break in 61-63 when I had a TR3 and did some
slalom racing and novice racing at Westwood Race track near Vancouver, BC

I currently have a '63 Chev Impala SS convertible with a 409 (hence my username).
Also have a '52 Chevy coupe with a 283/glide
and a '54 Ford wagon with a 351W/C6

My wife said I need a new project, so..........

Here is a photo of my TR3 about 50 years ago !!!

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Thanks

Keith


MV8
Steve Johnson
Atlanta, GA
(6 posts)

Registered:
04/30/2012 06:46PM

Main British Car:
1977 Spitfire 2.8L v6 and T5

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: MV8
Date: April 30, 2012 07:26PM

Hello,

I'm Steve. I have a few thousand posts on locostusa.com with a few different builds, prior to that the miata.net engine swap forum for my 4.3l miata, and prior to that, Pennocks when I built my 4.3L fiero.

I am a Master ASE, FAA airframe & powerplant mechanic, aircraft electronics tech, EPA licensed airconditioning tech, and I've also worked on foreign and domestic motorcycles professionally. I do mig, braze, gas weld and have a small metal lathe for fabricating parts.

Anyway, I was at the Mitty at Road Atlanta over the weekend, and saw a spitfire rolling shell in bad shape for sale. I decided to make what I thought was a low-ball offer of $500 for the shell if they would bring it to my house on their way back to Daytona, about 3 hours out of their way.

I am now the proud owner of a 1977 Spitfire with hardtop and not much else. The previous previous owner had butchered the firewall area to fit a 5.0L Ford and T5, which are gone now. Since I do full know what I am missing, I will be asking silly questions and posting awful pictures.

Since this is not the spot to post those questions, I will reserve those for later.

I have a friend who recently pulled the T5 and 2.8L v6-60 out of his 80 something s10 for an sbc, and he is GIVING me the drivetrain, as he will be moving soon. I pick it up Wednesday. I've built a few v6-60s during the 90s. I think I may have been one of the first guys to stroke a 2.8 with a 3.1 crank. I've also had mpfi fiero injection and a great Holley 2305 progressive on a modified intake (sure miss that one).

Thanks in advance.
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ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1085 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: April 30, 2012 09:54PM

Steve, that Spit looks like a good solid conversion candidate - good luck with the build.


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(972 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: May 01, 2012 08:58AM

Steve,
We have a member of our club here in WV with the S-10 drivetrain in his Spitfire. It's still a 2.8 and an automatic, but he drives it all over the place with his wife, going to car shows every weekend. Here is a picture: [wvbcc.com]

Dan B.


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: May 01, 2012 09:04AM

Welcome Steve.


MV8
Steve Johnson
Atlanta, GA
(6 posts)

Registered:
04/30/2012 06:46PM

Main British Car:
1977 Spitfire 2.8L v6 and T5

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: MV8
Date: May 01, 2012 05:17PM

Thanks guys.

This car must have lived a pampered life in a garage, because all the panels are solid, with just a few bubbles overall and the floors and rear roll pan have some very light surface rust in a few places.

The yellow spitfire is very nice. I like the cowl induction hood. I'm hoping I can get the engine far enough back and low enough to be able to weld the existing hole in the hood back up. I may use second hand motorcycle cv carbs hanging over the valve covers and / or cut the pan and rework the rails to get the hieght down.
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Beau Dirt
Beau Dirt
Minneapolis, MN
(35 posts)

Registered:
05/02/2012 03:23AM

Main British Car:
1973 Morris Mini, 1930 ford Model T, 1926 Model T 1 liter Suzuki and Four 215's

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Beau Dirt
Date: May 02, 2012 03:56AM

Hello! I'm out of Minnesota. curenly building an off topic 1930 Ford Model A with an Oldsmobile 215. There is a lot of great info and write ups here. A well educated bunch.

Thanks! I look forward to picking some brains.


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(972 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: May 02, 2012 09:09AM

Steve, have you thought about fuel injection?


MV8
Steve Johnson
Atlanta, GA
(6 posts)

Registered:
04/30/2012 06:46PM

Main British Car:
1977 Spitfire 2.8L v6 and T5

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: MV8
Date: May 03, 2012 01:53PM

Have I thought about it? Of course! I already have a Moates Ostrich, burner, and wide band o2 for tuning. I like to use modified spark plug antifoulers as wide band bungs to weld into the exhaust at about $5 a pair in the HELP section of the local parts store.

I picked up the s10 bits yesterday. It is a 1985 or older s10 with a vacuum/centrifugal/ 2 wire small cap HEI with remote coil and a varajet rochester 2 barrel, that should flow up to around 375 cfm from what I've read. The rear main is leaking. I hope it is a one piece rather than two.

I'm meeting a fellow parting out a 78 spitfire this weekend. I hope it has complete seats with decent foam for recovering. Triumph really made best use of the space for seating, as nothing else offers as much headroom, adjustability, and access. If I can't find a decent set for a decent price, I'll make my own.

I should start a project topic, so as to stop clogging up the introduction topic.


bobbyburrell
Robert Burrell

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Registered:
05/11/2012 07:58PM

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: bobbyburrell
Date: May 11, 2012 08:14PM

My name is Bobby and I have just acquired a 1974 TR6. Any ideas on improving the brakes on this car would be appreciated. I'm glad I found this forum.


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: May 12, 2012 01:11AM

Welcome to the forum, Bobby, and congratulations on the TR6.

You'll want to ask your brake system questions in either in the Triumph or the "handling issues" sections. More specific questions often get more interesting answers. Stock brakes really aren't "bad" - do you want advice on getting them tuned up and working like new? Or are you looking for something fancier? Help us help you. If this is your first British sports car, you're really in for a treat!

By the way, the little "Google" box in the corner of our header works pretty well for searching within our website.


glenn
glenn roke

(1 posts)

Registered:
05/12/2012 07:05AM

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: glenn
Date: May 12, 2012 07:41PM

Hi All name is Glenn
I am the current custodian of a 1973 triumph stagibrought it as a unfinnished project
it is now signal red the best colour to make chrome ping
mostly standard but have a 390cfm holley & a custom air filter.
Essex ford v6 external waterpump (stagdad) plus a pacett electric fan
current on going projects a zf4 hp22 4 speed gearbox conversion (now has been stripped and rebuilt) awating to be fitted after garage modifications (strutural) also looking forward to fitting rear disc brakes many thanks to don watson for info


flyinlow
Kevin .
Elko NV
(84 posts)

Registered:
01/25/2011 04:52PM

Main British Car:
1964 Spitfire Ford 5.0

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: flyinlow
Date: May 26, 2012 12:03PM

Welcome to the British V8 forums Glen


71lexenza
Jason Huskinson

(4 posts)

Registered:
06/04/2012 03:39AM

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: 71lexenza
Date: June 04, 2012 03:50AM

Hi there, my name is Jason, new to the forum, I am presently shoe horning an 1UZFE (lexus ls 400 v8) into a 1971 vauxhall firenza. Going old skool with it, no fuel injection! It will be running two holley 350 and an msd ignition it will be mated to a r154 (toyota supra) manual gearbox. It will be road legal but i will be using it for track days.

This is my first project like this, thats why i am here, i have lots of questions!!

cheers for now Jason


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: June 04, 2012 12:47PM

Welcome to the forum, Jason! I'm excited to have a Vauxhall enthusiast in our midst, and will look for your posts with keen curiosity. I hope you'll consider starting a thread in our Project Journal section.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5830 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 06, 2012 09:00AM

It is also one of the very few UZ engine swaps so we're keen for details. We know the engine will fit a TR-7 for instance, but how about an MGB? Obviously we would like to see photos and details like dimensions and weights.
Jim


thegreatscott
eric scott

(5 posts)

Registered:
06/12/2012 11:53PM

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: thegreatscott
Date: June 12, 2012 11:58PM

hi im eric scott you can call me eric or scott just call me whatever you like, im a car enthusiast so finding this forum is a great achievement for me because i want to learn more about british cars and get some good ideas, Thanks to the administrator that created this great forum.


MGB-MODDER
Martin Worker
Limerick,Ireland
(6 posts)

Registered:
07/02/2012 04:40AM

Main British Car:
1978 mgb gt , 1972 porsche 911 , 1983 vw scirocco 1.8 stock for a while

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: MGB-MODDER
Date: July 02, 2012 04:57AM

Hi , everyone...im from ireland and currently doing some bit of work on my mgb gt.i got my first mgb about three years ago.since then is the fourth one.had two gt's and two roadsters.the gt was in a bad shape from bulkhead backwards.so need a lot of work.im not a purist and love to do something different.thats way i love mg.my english is not the greatest sorry for that.
thanks to all and good luck.
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