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kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(934 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: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: December 10, 2012 02:05PM

Welcome Marty. The 5.0L Ford is good. Should make you a "Happy Camper" when the install is complete. You are never FINISHED!



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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2648 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: December 10, 2012 06:06PM

Sounds like you're on the right path... And you're starting way ahead of me in terms of ability when I started. Note that 94/95 5.0L mustangs used a T5 with a 1" longer input shaft. You have to have the bellhousing designed for that; hopefully you got it with the engine/trans as they can be a little hard to come by. The nice thing is your shifter will come right up through the stock shifter hole.


nobogez07
Doug Brown
Webster, South Dakota
(58 posts)

Registered:
12/11/2012 05:38PM

Main British Car:
1971 Mk II MGB coupe 1992 302 Ford H.O. EFI

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: nobogez07
Date: December 11, 2012 07:10PM

Good Evening to All Who Wish to Read

My name is Doug Brown. I recently inherited a 1971 CB MGB. My father had it restored about six years ago. He and I discussed the many attributes of many British sports cars over the years as he was an engineer in the auto industry. While in Detroit, my big desire as a teen was to put a 327 in a bug eyed Sprite. Well needless to say, at the time I had zero funds.

Fast forward 35 years - I'm now getting ready to sell my company and I have this perfectly restored B on my hands! Finally the time has come to do the witches brew I wanted to do 35 years ago! My poor Dad will probably turn over in his grave but I know when I have the car completed he will be smiling down!

It's funny, I started this project before I knew there were so many folks doing V8 rebuilds to MG's. I had purchased many parts i.e. a 94 302 EFI HO, a T-5 Trans, an 8.8 rear end, ect. It wasn't until I began exploring suspension setups that I found all this info on everyone elses cars. That would include British V8's website

I've since come to know the folks at Classic Conversions - (both front Xmember & coilover, and a four point rear) they provided these parts at a fair price and the build goes on.

I'm about 4 months into the actual build. It took a year or so to put together a plan and workout the details. As you might imagine I'm a fan of Detroit Iron! The 302 became the motor of choice for the following reasons: Lots of parts, engine width, and the fact that Ford did a lot to get me where I am today.

I own a company that does a wide variety of industrial metal finishing such as powder coating, plating, conversion coating, vacuum impregnation, mechanical finishing, and printing. As I indicated before, the process started about a year ago. I built a shop in the warehouse portion of the plant and outfitted it with a lift and all the tools I thought would be needed. I soon discovered there were many I needed in addition!!! Now that I'm on this site, I will cronicle the process from beginning to end (if there is an end!!). I'm not in a big hurry to finish but I do have the time to spend on a regular basis so I hope to be finished some time next fall.

Thanks to anyone who can add advise going forward and continued success from South Dakota. nobogez


psmg
Paul Schils
Fredonia, WI
(87 posts)

Registered:
12/13/2007 10:27AM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB-GT, Buick 215 1971 MGB RD, SBF 302

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: psmg
Date: December 11, 2012 07:31PM

Welcome to the Forum Doug. The people here are the greatest group of guys you will ever meet. There is a wealth of knowledge and everyone is willing to share. We all want to see you finish your project and enjoy the ride. Please keep us up to date.

Again, Welcome to this crazy group.

Paul


goal10r
Marty Johnson
Flint MIchigan
(20 posts)

Registered:
12/05/2012 09:50PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB 5.0 Ford WC t-5

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: goal10r
Date: December 11, 2012 11:01PM

Thank you Kelly and Rob, I'll check on that bell housing, I did get a bell with it but I need to figure if its the right one. Sounds like Doug is WAY ahead of my curve, it'll be interesting to compare notes.
Marty


tomsbad6
Tom Ahlstrom
Michigan
(129 posts)

Registered:
12/16/2012 03:16PM

Main British Car:
Triumph TR-6 347 Ford

Hi my name is Tom Ahlstrom...
Posted by: tomsbad6
Date: December 16, 2012 04:02PM

I have been building British sports cars for about 15 years. My business cards say they don't have to run British. I still own my first British car, a 1970 Triumph TR-6. It has evolved through the years, its my daily driver, its over 500 horse, with no nitrous. This will be my fourth year with V-8 in car. I have some you tube videos you can check out. Hoping to go to Maxton in the Spring. 190 mph/1 mile should be in reach. Hope I can stop it.

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nobogez07
Doug Brown
Webster, South Dakota
(58 posts)

Registered:
12/11/2012 05:38PM

Main British Car:
1971 Mk II MGB coupe 1992 302 Ford H.O. EFI

Re: Hi my name is Tom Ahlstrom...
Posted by: nobogez07
Date: December 17, 2012 11:39AM

Thanks for the welcome Paul! It was your car that gave me some additional inspiration on the body portion of the build! Your wheel selection is the best I've seen to date!!

I have Panasport 15" on the car and will probably stick with them for the initial build, but as I'll bet you know, the project is never done!!

Thanks again for the follow up and I hope to meet you in person in Omaha this next year. Doug


Meerkat
Stephen Bridgland

(17 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2012 04:20PM

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Meerkat
Date: December 22, 2012 08:30AM

Hi My name is Steve and live in the UK
Whilst my car is not a sports car, my 1963 Morris Minor has a 3.5V8 (I think you call them buick) and 5 speed gearbox, It has a MGB front end and Jaguar powerlock rear end. I have a detailed history of the build if anyone is interested.
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/meerkat7/P1010728.jpg
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/meerkat7/P1010729.jpg
Hope the photos come thru
Steve


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2648 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: December 22, 2012 08:40AM

Great car Stephen. I bet you surprise some folks with it! Welcome.


psmg
Paul Schils
Fredonia, WI
(87 posts)

Registered:
12/13/2007 10:27AM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB-GT, Buick 215 1971 MGB RD, SBF 302

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: psmg
Date: December 22, 2012 12:19PM

Stephen, that is one "sleeper" automobile. Welcome to the "group" and YES, please share the build details with us. Have a great Holiday Season.


TeamEvil
Thomas Canty

(34 posts)

Registered:
03/07/2012 02:01PM

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: TeamEvil
Date: December 25, 2012 12:37PM

Hi all. Just a short into.

I'm located on the Southern Coast of Massachusetts, kinda wet Winters, kind of muggy Summers and I haven't a garage so all of the work is done caveman-style out in the back yard. Still I have hope.

I picked up a few derilict and rotted MGAs and just bought an old 5.0 Mustang GT for the drive train.

Bought this:

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To help build an Vintage Drag Racer in the old NHRA Modified Sports Car style out of this:

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Yup. Kinda crazy I know . . .

Nice to be here though !

TC


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: January 10, 2013 05:01PM

Welcome Team Evil that may be crazy buts its the kind of crazy I understand
Welcome to the forums
I am shoehorning the same engine and T5 in a 1964 spitfire


nobogez07
Doug Brown
Webster, South Dakota
(58 posts)

Registered:
12/11/2012 05:38PM

Main British Car:
1971 Mk II MGB coupe 1992 302 Ford H.O. EFI

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: nobogez07
Date: January 10, 2013 06:33PM

Tom A

That's a beauty!!! How much time have you got invested in that car? Do you do the work or farm it out?

To make 500 HP what else did you do to the motor besides stroke it? In my build I really don't want to much more than 350 to 375 HP as a B (with a uni-body construction) will twist in the wind!! I do have additional bracing to stiffen the frame up but weight to HP is one of the goals - the other is drivability.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5870 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: January 10, 2013 06:37PM

Doug, it is stiffer than you realize.

Jim


nobogez07
Doug Brown
Webster, South Dakota
(58 posts)

Registered:
12/11/2012 05:38PM

Main British Car:
1971 Mk II MGB coupe 1992 302 Ford H.O. EFI

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: nobogez07
Date: January 14, 2013 01:02PM

That's what she said!!!


ALV
Al Vandergoot
Sidney, British Columbia Canada
(67 posts)

Registered:
01/13/2013 09:49PM

Main British Car:
1971 Triumph TR6 Ford 2.3 turbo

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: ALV
Date: January 19, 2013 06:30PM

Hi Everyone,

My Name is Al and I hail from Sidney British Columbia Canada. I currently own a stock 71 tr6 that I got running this summer. Did some minor replacement of parts like the water fuel pump brake caliper and the windshield wiper seals ( yikes these were the toughest). More and more I would like to have more power and the most cost effective way seems to be an engine swap. I have no experience with this and with a single car garage it is going to be a bit tight in particular as it seems the body will have to come off the frame. I think I will go with a ford 289 or 302 as it seems these need the least amount of additional mods to the body and frame. I will continue to enjoy the car as is but start collecting the parts for the build. I already have a line on 289 out of a 67 Fairlane. Stock bottom end but ported heads and new valve seals. We'll see. I will hopefully get inspiration from all the posts and progress of other projects I see. Cheers


Welshie
Iwan Davies

(8 posts)

Registered:
01/23/2013 03:10PM

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Welshie
Date: January 23, 2013 03:16PM

Hi All,

My name is Iwan and I currently reside in Wales, UK but in a few years will be moving to Washington state. I found this forum via the MG experience site and am currently reabuilding a 71 GT that will also be a V8, here is how it looks at the moment:

http://i508.photobucket.com/albums/s330/iwan1982/MGBV8/DSCF6562.jpg

I will no doubt be asking a lot of question, but will also breate a blog if people want. I look forward to meeting you all.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2648 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: January 25, 2013 02:21AM

Welcome Iwan. Looks like you are going about it the right way. How long a stint will you be doing in Washington? RHD may get annoying if it's an extended or permenant move.


Welshie
Iwan Davies

(8 posts)

Registered:
01/23/2013 03:10PM

Main British Car:


Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Welshie
Date: January 25, 2013 03:24AM

Hi Rob,

You of course know me from elsewhere :p The move is intended to be permanent so I HAVE considered either changing it to LHD or getting another car but I figure it will be a piece of home for me, and if I do get sick of it I can always change it over or replace it.

Debating whether to double up on the blog and post it in the projects section here too.


86Landy
Mike Lukawski

(2 posts)

Registered:
01/26/2013 01:23PM

Main British Car:


Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: 86Landy
Date: January 26, 2013 01:32PM

Hi everyone, my name is Mike and I'm the proud owner of a 1986 Land Rover 90 with a 3.5L V8. I purchased her when I was stationed in the UK and brought her back to the US when my tour was over. I came across your site while looking for information on the engine.

-Mike



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