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Milwaukee Midget
Chris Conrad
Milwaukee, WI
(14 posts)

Registered:
04/23/2015 10:33PM

Main British Car:
1961 Austin Healey Sprite Buick 215

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Milwaukee Midget
Date: April 24, 2015 12:29AM

Greetings from Beerhaven.

I've been referencing this site for years, and after picking up a V8 Bugeye project last fall, I figured I should make it an official habit.

My name's Chris Conrad. I've got the aforementioned Frankensprite project underway in the Healey section of the build diaries. I also own a supercharged '72 MGB, and last summer, our team put my 1 liter MG Midget into the Bonneville record books, taking a record that had stood for 22 years.

Needless to say, I spend an inordinate amount of time in my garage.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3141 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: May 05, 2015 03:31PM

Welcome aboard, Chris. Congrats on that Bonneville record! Maybe you could tell us more about that in a new thread.


supernatural
jean gagne
St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
(5 posts)

Registered:
05/31/2015 10:55AM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Chevrolet 4.3, V6

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: supernatural
Date: May 31, 2015 02:51PM

Jean Gagne is the name and I'm from St. Andrews By-the-Sea in New Brunswick, Canada

Supernatural is no reference to me but to my 1971 MGB. That is not supernatural but for the fact that this "B" runs the quarter mile in 12.257 seconds at 111 mph, idles at 650rpm and cruises at 60 mph at 1800 rpm is.

I am an occasional participant on the MG Experience, 503 posts in 5 years and will be at British V8 2015.

I have a reputation of having a very sensitive Bullshit-O-Meter.


Triumphant4A
Chris Johnson

(7 posts)

Registered:
06/01/2015 12:48AM

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Triumphant4A
Date: June 01, 2015 02:12AM

Hi guys,

I have been following the site for some time and thought it was about time to stop lurking in the background. My name is Chris and I live in north central WA state in a little town with plenty of mountain roads and no stoplights! I currently have two Triumphs, a fairly stock 1960 TR10 Wagon and a 1967 TR4A that I have had for nearly a decade. Inspired by some of the builds I have seen here, I bought a scruffy Fox body racer last week with a mildly built Ford 5.0 and a T5 and plan to use the good bits to reincarnate the 4A with a fairly stealthy build later this summer.


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1103 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: June 01, 2015 09:22AM

Welcome Chris,
Looking forward to seeing your build up of your TR4a.

Calvin


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2310 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: June 02, 2015 11:57PM

Looking forward to meeting you at BV8 Jean.

Chris - welcome!


dbeliveau
Daniel Beliveau
Manchester NH
(33 posts)

Registered:
07/18/2015 07:41PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph Stag, 1972 Ford 302 1974 Jensen Healey, Lotus 907 stroked to 2.2 Ltr,

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: dbeliveau
Date: July 18, 2015 08:11PM

Hi I'm Dan a long time British car nut. My first one at 17 was a Sunbeam Harrington Lemans, along the way I've had Spitfires, Midgets and a Healey 3000, also mixed in there was a 69 Mach I and a 71
Cutlass Convertible. Just recently found a 72 Triumph Stag with a 72 Ford 302 and 4 speed Right hand drive in nice condition clean solid body, nice install on the engine and radiator. the brakes and suspension have been rebuilt. I plan on driving it as is this summer then doing the body work and paint for next summer. here are some pictures of it as purchased. My next post I'll show some pics of what I plan to do
stag4.jpg
stag1.jpg
stag 3.jpg


Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
(86 posts)

Registered:
08/25/2015 06:36AM

Main British Car:
'69 BGT GM 3.4

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: August 25, 2015 08:41AM

Well, it's about time I hooked up officially!

Enjoyed the meet in Indy and meeting new friends. Looking forward to seeing you here in Townsend and online as well.

Mickey



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kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(778 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: August 25, 2015 08:55AM

Great to have you aboard Mickey, must be tough living next door to Townsend :-)


Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
(86 posts)

Registered:
08/25/2015 06:36AM

Main British Car:
'69 BGT GM 3.4

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: August 28, 2015 08:20AM

Thanks, Kelly. Good seeing y'all in Indy!


JJC68
Jim Czaplicki
Bourbonnais,IL
(1 posts)

Registered:
09/16/2015 10:08PM

Main British Car:
1980 Buick 215

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: JJC68
Date: September 16, 2015 10:20PM

Evening everybody
Mgb V8 Nebbie.I bought Jack Renaud 1980 Mgb 215 v8 a few weeks back,wanted to say hello.
Jack is a great guy,I'm proud to be the care taker of His pride and joy.The car is a blast to drive,looking forward to many years of enjoyment.
Jim Czaplicki


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2310 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 16, 2015 11:50PM

Welcome Jim! Congrats on getting a great car!


Dne007
Denee Weir

(3 posts)

Registered:
09/29/2015 12:10PM

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Dne007
Date: October 05, 2015 10:00PM

Hi, I'm dne', I'm very active on the 6pack, so I thought I'd come over here to get a few questions answered, anyway I have a 71 TR6 which is keeping me pretty busy, but I'm interested in Timothy Amey's build as I'm playing with the notion of a non-traditional TR and I like the fit of the Ford SVT, but perhaps without the supercharger. I don't want a V8, just a nice little something else;) I'm pretty creative(with a little advice, or alot). I have a super garage thanks to my wonderful husband(Gary)! I have other projects going on as well, enjoying my retirement years!
dne' ;)
www.classiccarsandtools.com

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v417/Denee/Gantry%20craneg_zpsdjxr9waq.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v417/Denee/TR6%20fender_zpsoznxcxgo.jpg


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1103 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: October 06, 2015 07:13AM

Welcome Dne! Very nice garage to do projects in. Ask away and we will help in anyway we can. :)


BWA


(298 posts)

Registered:
04/13/2010 08:13PM

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: BWA
Date: October 06, 2015 01:28PM

Dne I am a regular on the 6-Pack forum and I have been watching your progress. Early on I had a feeling that you would not be satisfied with a stock TR6.
if you can get your hands on one of those engines and set it up with a supercharger you will have a pretty nice car.
If you cannot find a decent engine you should consider doing something similar to what Al Gary did with his by putting in a supercharged GM Ecotec engine. I am sure that both the SVT and the Ecotec engines would give you similar performance.

Cheers
Byron


Trick6
Albert Gary
Hartford, CT
(6 posts)

Registered:
07/31/2013 06:30AM

Main British Car:
1971 Ecotec 2.0L LSJ

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Trick6
Date: October 06, 2015 05:00PM

Hi Dne: I have read your posts on 6Pack. I am very impressed with your welding. Wish I could weld. Well I had modified my TR6 engine to the place (118 RWHP) that I wanted more HP and it was not going to be street friendly so I decided to sell the entire drive train (long engine, roller rockers, GP2 cam, modified head, Mikuni tri power, 6-3-1 SS header, Toyota tranny, lightened flywheel stock diff and half shafts, and more) with tons of stuff. I had raced v8's all my life so I didn't want a v8. so I looked around at six cylinder engine. The Cadillac engine was interesting and so was the JZ Toyota. I decided on the GM 2.0 LSJ Ecotec with the supercharger. The engine stock is rated at 205 HP. I put a smaller pulley on the supercharger and have larger injectors to produce 218 RWHP. This conversion along with the 4.08 ratio Nissan Diff gets me rolling pretty briskly. Great little engine, great on the road mileage, and all the HP on the toe that I need, I do not regret this decision.

This is my build. [www.britishv8.org]


V8ter
pat naylor

(1 posts)

Registered:
10/07/2015 04:49PM

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: V8ter
Date: October 08, 2015 09:23AM

Hello all,my first official introduction post here. I have been lurking and searching this site years,since my first B-v8 project. Learned a lot from the net,learned a lot the hard way,more things to learn all the time! Since the addiction has taken full hold,I decided to join up. Many of you may know me from the Experience sites. Good to see lots of familiar names here as well. Awhile back I also joined the 6 pak forum.

I am going a bit sideways with my next build project #4. I have already done two MGB's and a TR6,all with V8's. Seriously thinking about F.I. on the next. Look for my posts in the "Others forum". I will start at the beginning of the latest mess I have got myself into. Then you all can see what I am up to on the "darkside". Thanks for your help in advance! I appreciate your thoughts & knowledge here.


KLM5166
Kearney Mason
Day, New York
(1 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2015 07:56AM

Main British Car:
1951 MG-TD and 1966 XKE Ford 260 and Ford 289

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: KLM5166
Date: October 24, 2015 09:15AM

HI, I am Kearney from Day, New York. I have owned a British sports car since 1967. First it was a 1966 Triumph Spitfire. While in the Navy I towed my Sunfish sailboat to Calif. with it. Then while living in Phoenix, I found a 1951 MG-TD with the engine in a box. I purchased a 64 Ford 260 with c4 trans and installed it into the TD. It is still a "work in progress". Next I bought a 1966 XKE roadster. Rebuilt the 4.2 liter once and then, when the shaft went in the trans, I bought a 289 that was in a 66 Ford. That has been powering the XKE since. In 1981 I had to replace the C-4 trans with another C-4 off of a 302 Ford. That was to tow the MG to NYS to get married. The two cars sat in the barn for 10 years before being moved to my garage here in Day, where they have been since. Before leaving Phoenix, I owned a 1977 MG for a while. Now that I am retired, it is time to work on the XKE and MG, and learn from others that have added V-8's to their cars.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(778 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: October 24, 2015 10:00AM

Welcome, Kearney, seems you "Fit the Mold" great to have you on board! Join us next spring at Townsend for Annual Meet.


veight
Stewart Wilkie

(3 posts)

Registered:
11/09/2015 10:30AM

Main British Car:
1939 raymond Mays V8

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: veight
Date: November 09, 2015 01:29PM

Hullo

Have had a few V 8's over the years and enjoyed them all. The loudest being the Trident Clipper with a 289 Hipo. It was a very quick car off the line but it was a handful on the corners.

A year ago I purchased the 1939 Raymond Mays V8 prototype that was to be the E.R.A sports car and due to WW2 and various fall outs between strong personalities the project was shelved . After the war Raymond Mays started up BRM so that was that.

The 2.7 litre Standard V8 engine was supplied to the newly formed " Shelsley Walsh Motors Ltd " who were based at the ERA workshops in Bourne Lincolnshire.

The chassis and engine were worked upon by Peter Berthon and three cars , two roadsters and a DHC were ready for the 1939 RAC rally. My car was driven by S.C.H. ( Sammy ) Davis and finished twelfth. The other roadster that was driven by Raymond Mays did not finish after an accident and the DHC finished and won the competition for the best looking new car.

Most of the running gear was SS Jaguar which was owned by Standard at that time.

A saloon was also made and was sold to a buyer in NZ but the ship was sunk during the hostilities and the car was lost. The DHC is in the US and the Mays car has disappeared , my car is nearing the end of its restoration and is currently in the trimmers.

In 1939 my car was driven by A.F. Rivers Fletcher at over 110 mph prior to his future wife Penny , taking the car around the outer bank at Brooklands at speeds over 100 mph.

Look forward to taking the cars to Various events in 2016


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