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Meerkat
Stephen Bridgland

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Project V8
Posted by: Meerkat
Date: December 22, 2012 08:13AM

Hi to you all across the pond, this may be of interest for you. whilst it is not a sports car it is something that you may like.
1963 Morris minor 3.5 V8, 5 speed box,MGB front, Jaguar rear. If interested I will post record of the build.
Steve
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/meerkat7/P1010728.jpg


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1131 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Project V8
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: December 22, 2012 09:04AM

Quote:
... this may be of interest for you....

You betcha......this is what it's all about!


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4483 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Project V8
Posted by: Moderator
Date: December 22, 2012 09:55AM

Welcome to BritishV8!

I'd love to see a whole lot more. Please consider submitting a "How It Was Done" for our gallery section.


Phillip G
Phillip Leonard
Kansas City
(395 posts)

Registered:
02/03/2008 04:12PM

Main British Car:
1992 MG RV8 Rover 3.5

Re: Project V8
Posted by: Phillip G
Date: December 22, 2012 11:55AM

Wow !! .....Meerkat,

What a tremendous Morris Minor you have ! Do share more info on your blockbuster.

cheers,

phillip g


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(359 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: Project V8
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: December 22, 2012 06:39PM

Wow, My buddy Rod will love this ,, he's redoing a MM traveler, a guy in Port Huron is doing the wood, it will be Zetec powered.
Dave


Simon Austin
Simon Austin
Surrey, British Columbia
(107 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 01:44AM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB V8 / 1970 MGB GT V8 project Rover 3.5 / Rover 3.5

Re: Project V8
Posted by: Simon Austin
Date: December 23, 2012 11:59AM

Way cool, Steve. Details must be provided. :)


Meerkat
Stephen Bridgland

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Re: Project V8
Posted by: Meerkat
Date: December 23, 2012 12:22PM

Greetings to you all, the car I wanted was this particular model a 1963 2 door I paid 800 for it as it was a runner and still had 6 months MOT certificate(for those of you not in the know, it is an annual inspection. All cars over 3 years old in the UK must be inspected for roadworthyness and if passed a certificte is issued to make the car legal).
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/meerkat7/P1000244_zpsd6969a27.jpg
I drove the car home a journey of some 35 miles praying that I was going to survive to my home where it would rest for the next 18 months.
then came the task of removing everything that would not be required, this also included the entire floor rust and all. I welded in some cross braces to keep the shape of the body and stop it twisting.
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/meerkat7/P1000331_zpsf37d6e26.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/meerkat7/P1000332_zps0be54310.jpg



Meerkat
Stephen Bridgland

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Re: Project V8
Posted by: Meerkat
Date: December 23, 2012 12:55PM

Before I could remove anymore metal I had to build the chassis. to do this I used 3x2 box section steel for the main chassis rails onto which would be mounted the Jaguar diff which is a 3.45 powerlock. I would also mount outriggers to the rails to join to the strengthened outer chassis rail which in turn is welded to the body. with me so far!!!

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/meerkat7/P1000336.jpg


Meerkat
Stephen Bridgland

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Re: Project V8
Posted by: Meerkat
Date: December 23, 2012 01:58PM

The drive shafts and wish bones were narrowed so that i could get the wheels 7x15 with 215 x 60 tyres under the arches without having to modify the wings, I also tried to fit the Jag front by modifying the front clip but I was unable to get the steering geometry correct. so I used the complete front clip fron an MGB steering rack and column and grafted this into place. I wanted a v8 and the choice over here is limited, the cost for a chevy say is around the 3000, mark not to mention the fuel cost which is 1.44 per litre. yes per litre not gallon
I got hold of a 3.5ltr land rover engine which I have rebuilt and put an edelbrock inlet manifold and carb http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/meerkat7/P1000904_zps52864340.jpg
I used an old block to trial fit the engine and inner wings, the left inner wing was made by using the wheelarch section of the right hand wing and the right inner wing was made by using the left hand wing these were then welded into place.
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/meerkat7/P1010334.jpg
The servo and clutch cyl also came from land rover



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Meerkat
Stephen Bridgland

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Re: Project V8
Posted by: Meerkat
Date: December 24, 2012 03:35AM

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/meerkat7/P1010384.jpg
The engine went in OK although clearance for the steering column and exhaust is tight. the MGB front clip was welded in and the standard brakes with drilled discs were fitted
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/meerkat7/P1010409.jpg
This photo shows how much metal had to be removed and replaced, and at the time I was begining to wonder if this was such a good idea, however I was well past the point of no return and the choice was to carry on or have a pile of scrap metal sitting on my drive which according to my wife thats all I had anyway, amid mutterings of I'm not getteing into that pile of junk if you paid me. But I had a dream and on I went.


Meerkat
Stephen Bridgland

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Re: Project V8
Posted by: Meerkat
Date: December 24, 2012 04:24AM

The new rear wings were welded on and blended into the body, all the rust was cut out and replaced with new steel, the wheel arches on the front wings were cut out and rased up 2" to give clearance for the steering, the gearbox tunnel was formed and the floor tacked in and the result was this before it went to the paint shop.
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/meerkat7/P1010651_zps82cd4cea.jpg
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/meerkat7/P1010650_zpsa3773bba.jpg


Meerkat
Stephen Bridgland

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Re: Project V8
Posted by: Meerkat
Date: December 24, 2012 04:34AM

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/meerkat7/P1010391.jpg
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/meerkat7/310_zpsd0690f45.jpg
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/meerkat7/P1010729.jpg


Meerkat
Stephen Bridgland

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Re: Project V8
Posted by: Meerkat
Date: December 24, 2012 08:18AM

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/meerkat7/P1010749.jpg
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/meerkat7/P1010750.jpg
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/meerkat7/P1010752_zps8ad49a99.jpg
There is still some tidying up in the engine bay and I have the interior to trim and carpet, so more photos of that when it's done and should it ever stop bloody raining I might even get to drive the car and start fine tuning.
The car has cost around 12000 without labour costs, so untill the next instalment I wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy new year, and remember
Dont let the dream stealers get you.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(6003 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Project V8
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 24, 2012 01:20PM

How does the wife feel about riding in it now?

Jim


J Man
jason adkins
NW OH
(202 posts)

Registered:
01/21/2009 08:49PM

Main British Car:
'61 Morris Minor panel, '70 MGB GT, '74 MGB GT MGB 1.8, unsure yet on the GTs

Re: Project V8
Posted by: J Man
Date: December 24, 2012 07:39PM

Nice.



Meerkat
Stephen Bridgland

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Re: Project V8
Posted by: Meerkat
Date: December 29, 2012 07:26AM

My son is looking forward to travelling in it, but the wife is still unsure, when it's trimmed out then she'll be ok
Steve


kerbau53
Geoff Morton
Naples, FL
(109 posts)

Registered:
08/09/2010 10:27PM

Main British Car:
78 MGB Ford 5L

Re: Project V8
Posted by: kerbau53
Date: December 30, 2012 11:21PM

I love it!


J Man
jason adkins
NW OH
(202 posts)

Registered:
01/21/2009 08:49PM

Main British Car:
'61 Morris Minor panel, '70 MGB GT, '74 MGB GT MGB 1.8, unsure yet on the GTs

Re: Project V8
Posted by: J Man
Date: December 31, 2012 01:44AM

Any modifications mage to the MGB clip? What size wheels and tires in the front?


Simon Austin
Simon Austin
Surrey, British Columbia
(107 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 01:44AM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB V8 / 1970 MGB GT V8 project Rover 3.5 / Rover 3.5

Re: Project V8
Posted by: Simon Austin
Date: December 31, 2012 11:09PM

Beautiful car, Steve. Nicely done.


Meerkat
Stephen Bridgland

(17 posts)

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12/19/2012 04:20PM

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Re: Project V8
Posted by: Meerkat
Date: January 01, 2013 08:21AM

Thanks for your comments, the wheel and tyres are 7x15 with 195/60 15 on the front and 215/60 on the rear. I cut out a channel on each side of the front clip to sink the chassis rails into.
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