Other Cars (British & British-Inspired)

a place to discuss all our other favorite cars, especially the modified and/or V8 ones

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Oldbloke
Jim Legg
Napa, California
(91 posts)

Registered:
01/24/2013 03:24PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB GM 3.4L V6

My New Ride With V8
Posted by: Oldbloke
Date: October 14, 2013 07:22PM

A Craigslist offerring lit my fire! A 2000 mile Banzai run this past weekend netted this beauty! Needs a lot of TLC, but hopefully by this time next year...! Would love to make the V8 event in Colorado next year!
Rover Pick Up 001.JPG


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: My New Ride With V8
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 14, 2013 07:53PM

Certainly looks good in the photo. Tell us more about it!


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3089 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: My New Ride With V8
Posted by: roverman
Date: October 17, 2013 02:02PM

Jim, Congratulations ! I used to own one. Keeping it stock ? Let's chat. Cheers, roverman.


Oldbloke
Jim Legg
Napa, California
(91 posts)

Registered:
01/24/2013 03:24PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB GM 3.4L V6

Re: My New Ride With V8
Posted by: Oldbloke
Date: October 22, 2013 04:05PM

Thanks guys. Been traveling a lot this past week and haven't had time to look the car over too much. The PO didn't do a lot if any maintainance in a loooong time. Gonna need a source for things like filters, shocks, brake pieces including rotors, wheel cylinders and even a booster unit. May source an Edelbrock manifold and Holley carb to replace some sad SUs. Any advice or opinion is appreciated.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(948 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: My New Ride With V8
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: October 22, 2013 06:33PM

Jim, I plead dum-b. What brand or model is it? Had it been a Muscle Car, I probably would have known :-)


Oldbloke
Jim Legg
Napa, California
(91 posts)

Registered:
01/24/2013 03:24PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB GM 3.4L V6

Re: My New Ride With V8
Posted by: Oldbloke
Date: October 22, 2013 07:32PM

No probs Kelly. Its a 1970 Rover 3500S with 215 V8 the Brits bought from Buick. Click on the next post down where I asked for opinions and click on the wonderful link provided by our moderator!


mgbreis
Ryan Reis
Beatrice, NE
(203 posts)

Registered:
07/16/2008 11:07AM

Main British Car:


Re: My New Ride With V8
Posted by: mgbreis
Date: October 23, 2013 05:06PM

Well crap. Now I want one! That looks pretty clean and straight sitting there on the trailer. I hope the brake and suspension parts don't put you in the poorhouse!



britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(344 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: My New Ride With V8
Posted by: britcars
Date: December 21, 2013 06:24PM

Jim:
The same car that I got my donor engine from for my conversion. Rock Auto do have parts listed under Rover and under Buick Skylark 215 cid. Good looking car!


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