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davesell
David Sell
Seattle, WA
(2 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2019 05:50PM

Main British Car:
1995 MG RV8 Rover V8 3.9 L EFI

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: davesell
Date: January 08, 2021 06:42PM

My name is Dave. When I joined this site, I owned a 1991 Marcos Mantula Spyder. I have since sold that car and purchased a 1995 MG RV8. The RV8 is still in England and won't ship for another week or so. Then it will be on the water for 36 days, so I won't actually get the car until late February. I am looking forward to getting to know the car. I hope it is a keeper.
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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4041 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: January 09, 2021 10:26AM

Sweet. I hope you enjoy it!


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(6008 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 09, 2021 12:40PM

Very nice. We're all jealous of course. ;

Jim


hoges
Paul Hogan

(1 posts)

Registered:
01/11/2021 09:44AM

Main British Car:


Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: hoges
Date: January 11, 2021 01:52PM

Hello to all of our American friends. Yes I'm a Brit but please don't hold that against me. I only came across this particular forum today when I was looking for TR3s that had undergone an engine swap for something more modern. That said I found a great example carried out by Randy Shultz who fitted a Nissan twin cam into his much modified TR3. I would very much like to include a photo of his car in my forthcoming book on the TR2-3B so if anyone could put me in touch with him I would appreciate it as I wouldn't like to infringe his copyright.

Regards,

Paul Hogan.

PS. for the record I own 3 TRs, a 1959 Le Mans TR3m a 1963 GTR4A coupe and an all Alloy bodied TR4 sprint car.
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70BGT
Steve Chovan
Green Bay, WI
(5 posts)

Registered:
01/02/2021 06:55PM

Main British Car:
1970 BGT Ford 302

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: 70BGT
Date: January 11, 2021 02:02PM

Gorgeous cars


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4041 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: January 12, 2021 12:01PM

[www.britishv8.org]

Sweet build. Hope you noticed that the body was widened by 4 inches to accommodate the TR6 frame.

Curtis Jacobson may be able to put you in touch with Randy.

Another article:

[driving.ca]

Apparently, he is a teacher at BCIT.

[www.bcit.ca]


LincTex
Lincoln Zaegen

(3 posts)

Registered:
02/03/2021 06:54AM

Main British Car:
79/80 MG MGB Stock 4 now

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: LincTex
Date: February 04, 2021 01:07AM

Howdy from Central Texas!
Found this 1980 MGB on Facebook Marketplace only $250! (need to apply for a bonded title)
Last year license plate tags are 1988 - 32 years!
I got it running on Carb & Choke cleaner spray... the petrol tank sounds like concrete inside when thumped on.
Considering all the leaves and rain - the floor is much better than anticipated!
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TBaker
Thomas Baker
Houston, TX
(7 posts)

Registered:
02/04/2021 06:52PM

Main British Car:
59 Hillman Minx convertible 2.0 Turbo Ecotec

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: TBaker
Date: February 04, 2021 07:08PM

Hey all! I just picked up a 59 Hillman Minx convertible as a rebuild project here in Houston Texas. It is a very, very cool car.. I love the look and the feel behind the wheel. I've done a few complete restorations, but this is my first British car. It's pretty much rust free, but needs an interior, paint, a top and some wiring work. The original engine starts and runs well, but I will be upgrading to modern power. Thinking GM Ecotec if I can score a Solstice or Saturn Sky, but I might use a 2.2 from an S10. Anyway, I was research how to manage the steering linkage and found this wonderful website. Glad to meet all of you and I'll be proud to share some pics of the project in the Rootes group folder when I get going.
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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2710 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: February 06, 2021 06:48PM

Welcome Tom! I'm just up the road from you on Willis (North of The Woodlands and Conroe). Sounds like a fun project!


Workabee
Ronald Ford

(7 posts)

Registered:
09/20/2020 09:09PM

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Workabee
Date: February 06, 2021 08:31PM

Pretty cool. I've never seen one of those cars. Apparently very rare in the US and looks to be in great shape. Congratulations on your find and welcome to the British car world.


kaffenated
Aaron Kaffen

(5 posts)

Registered:
02/05/2021 10:13AM

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: kaffenated
Date: February 08, 2021 03:02PM

Hey Everyone,
I'm a newbie to the swap scene, but I've been working on MGBs since I was 15 and always dreamed of a V8 swap. Finally decided to go for it with a 1977 MGB, 302 SBF/T5 and Pete Mantell's install kit.

This forum has already been a huge help in getting me prepared (mentally and emotionally). With any luck, I might even be of some help to others one day. Although given the general level of expertise in the threads I've read, that day may be a ways off.

Looking forward to sharing the journey. Let me know if my questions get too annoying :D

- Aaron
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Spitfire 350
Phil McConnell
Perrysburg, OH (Toledo area)
(207 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: February 08, 2021 03:38PM

Welcome,
Feel free to start a Project Journal. That way we can all watch your progress.


IaTR6
Dennis Costello
Central Iowa
(175 posts)

Registered:
12/29/2007 02:53PM

Main British Car:
'73 TR 6 '97 Explorer 5.0

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: IaTR6
Date: February 09, 2021 11:17AM

Aaron - and interested others,
I suggest looking into the options to shorten the overall length of your engine. Ford had a collection of damper/pulley combinations.
I found that the front dress from an Explorer 5.0 was as short as can be found. I believe the distance from the front machined timing cover face
on the block to the outer edge of the damper/serpentine belt pulley is 5 3/8" That was the major reason I chose the Explorer engine for my TR6.
Well, that and I wanted the roller cam block and fuel injection.
I'm not as familiar with the MG, but I would assume the available interior real estate is not generous, and reducing engine encroachment into the interior
is an advantage. I believe the limitation on changing to the Explorer timing cover etc would be the current location of the dipstick (cue the little girl in the commercial giggling at her Dad), which requires a side of the block entry, and the external balance of 50oz.
Do some checking to satisfy yourself. Also, ask others what they think about T5 transmission first gear ratio vs. rear axle ratio on a light car.
I have a 2510# TR6 with a 3.35 1st gear, and a 3.45 R200 differential, and 1st gear is pretty low. I have an early shift out of 1st gear - although
it does lessen the chance of stalling the car when the traffic light goes green!
Dennis


IaTR6
Dennis Costello
Central Iowa
(175 posts)

Registered:
12/29/2007 02:53PM

Main British Car:
'73 TR 6 '97 Explorer 5.0

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: IaTR6
Date: February 09, 2021 11:35AM

Aaron, An Oops from me, as I didn't see your other post about the engine being an '88 flat tappet.
I find in my information that all Ford 302 engines after 1982 were 50 oz. balance. Also, beginning
in 1985, all blocks were roller cam equipped. Have you verified this? also, I was overlooking the variation
in firing order between the non-HO engines and the later model 302 HO. Non HO engines use a 1,5,4,2,6,3,7,8 firing order,
and the HO engine uses the 351 Windsor firing order of 1,3,7,2,6,5,4,8
The fun begins!
Dennis


Skerid
Jack Lonker

(4 posts)

Registered:
01/21/2021 08:44AM

Main British Car:


Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: Skerid
Date: March 02, 2021 08:47AM

Hello everyone! My name is John, I love cars. Due to the fact that I have no one to communicate with about them, I decided to register on the forum, I duplicate the greeting here on the advice of rficalora;)


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4041 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 02, 2021 10:01AM

Welcome, John!


FionaMackenzie
Fiona Mackenzie

(1 posts)

Registered:
03/03/2021 11:35AM

Main British Car:


Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: FionaMackenzie
Date: March 03, 2021 11:38AM

Hello forum! I'm new here! ':D



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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2710 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 03, 2021 07:03PM

Welcome Fiona, Jack, Aaron, and Lincoln.

Lincoln, where in Central TX? I'm in Willis (N. of Houston). There are a few of us in the areas around Houston, Dallas, Austin, and Waco.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4041 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 30, 2021 08:42AM

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1967Spitfire
Clifford Kimmel
4.14.92.210

(2 posts)

Registered:
03/29/2021 01:33AM

Main British Car:


New Member
Posted by: 1967Spitfire
Date: March 29, 2021 04:32AM

Hello all! New member. Thanks for the add.

I have a 1967 Triumph Spitfire that has a modified frame, a 2V 318ci V8 and automatic transmission installed with a Ford rear end. It is an exciting ride!

It needs paint and Iím looking for seats, but I love driving it!



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ilace
Ilace Mears
Southwest Missouri
(1 posts)

Registered:
04/11/2021 02:27PM

Main British Car:
1976 TR6

Re: Introduce Yourself Here!
Posted by: ilace
Date: April 11, 2021 05:03PM

Howdy! My name is Ilace ("Eye-less"). I live in SW Missouri and am preparing to offer my late husband's 11th TR6 for sale. It's a '76 that he was in the middle of swapping engines (Chrysler V8?) when he died rather suddenly last summer. He found lots on inspiration and practical info on this site and I wish he had been able to complete the project. Watch for an ad later this month. Thanks!
ilace Mears
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