Other Cars (British & British-Inspired)

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highmileage
B. D. Howard
LSD (Lower Slower Delaware)
(29 posts)

Registered:
08/10/2010 04:41PM

Main British Car:
Fidget and Jagrolet Fidget -Ford V8 powered Midget, Jag XJ w/ Chevy V8

America street rod
Posted by: highmileage
Date: November 26, 2012 03:52PM

This car appeared on BAT where those who left comments cruelly trashed the seller for his poor grammar, implying that this somehow impugned that the car was equally bad.

Well, the car is bad, as in baddass and it is a British car with a V-8! Okay, it's not exactly what I'm looking for (and I suspect that very few here are into such outrageous, poor handling street rods w/ powerglide trannies). But I consider it an interesting build and it could be a cool toy for someone into the power-cruise thing. I especially think it cute that they used an Austin AMERICA as the basis.

Anyway, fun stuff - even if it is not your cup of tea.

[nashville.craigslist.org]


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(474 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: America street rod
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: November 26, 2012 08:10PM

I can write a lot better than that, but wouldn't be able to build that car. Folks just have different talents. Probably not much of a canyon carver, but would be big fun in the stoplight drags.


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4465 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: America street rod
Posted by: Moderator
Date: November 26, 2012 08:17PM

It's a really cool car!

I can't think of anything nice to say about the people who comment on BAT... However, I don't understand why someone would post a British V8 for sale anywhere without submitting a How It Was Done here first.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5920 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: America street rod
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 26, 2012 09:31PM

Looks like a serious ride.

Jim


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(757 posts)

Registered:
02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: America street rod
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: November 29, 2012 10:48AM

I'd like to see more construction detail on the car, did he put a frame in it and how does he get the power down? Looks to be nicely done and should go like stink with an LT1 in there.


highmileage
B. D. Howard
LSD (Lower Slower Delaware)
(29 posts)

Registered:
08/10/2010 04:41PM

Main British Car:
Fidget and Jagrolet Fidget -Ford V8 powered Midget, Jag XJ w/ Chevy V8

Re: America street rod
Posted by: highmileage
Date: November 29, 2012 11:49AM

I emailed the seller, asking about the car and suggesting that he click on this thread, but so far no response...


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