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Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(381 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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16v DOHC Mini w/5 speed (Non MG!! Non V6!!)
Posted by: BMC
Date: November 07, 2008 12:35AM

So to give a few new pictures and some straight out understanding of what we are building in the shop at this moment:

Its a Traveller none-the-less. Up on the stand tonight as we j-u-s-t installed the subframes. As soon as we can, the wood kit will be installed. Sorry to say, the shop camera does not do the workmanship on the body justice.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_EhOejB9NOmA/SRPHvCS400I/AAAAAAAABZY/tAR0d94kqlg/s640/DSCF9048.JPG


The engine was commissioned by the owner with our input on the best systems for what was desired and what works best for the street. It should only have around 130 BHP. Thats all. -from an engine that would be hard pushed to get 100 BHP out of without a high lift cam and built to a less than streetable build with no chance of idling. - Thats with the 5 port OHV head vs. this new 16v DOHC design. Now, its going to idle well, have decent drivability and very unnatural power from a naturally aspirated 'A' series (A+) block.
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_EhOejB9NOmA/SRPNWgX364I/AAAAAAAABaU/3R9Amj3nCgk/s640/24102008388.jpg


If the pictures look good so far, take a look at more about this mini, the supercharged MGA (5 main Moss supercharger on a 3 main MGB motor in a complete restored MGA), the several MGB V6 conversions (3.4L and 3500 V6), Triumph TR8- V6 conversion (!), and the restomod Jaguar XK120 (the only 120 part left is the bellhousing and clutch pedal- everything else has been updated or massively modified) Oh, yeah - pictures of the V8 meet '08 too:
[picasaweb.google.com]

I am trying to feed our britishv6.org moderator more information when time allows as projects are completed. Oh, wait, this is the british-Vee-Eight-dot-org.. ;-)

-BMC.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/07/2008 01:13AM by BMC.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4526 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: 16v DOHC Mini w/5 speed (Non MG!! Non V6!!)
Posted by: Moderator
Date: November 07, 2008 01:23AM

Terrific photos... and those itty-bitty velocity stacks are adorable!


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(381 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: 16v DOHC Mini w/5 speed (Non MG!! Non V6!!)
Posted by: BMC
Date: November 08, 2008 06:37PM

Thanks Curtis!

Forgot to mention that this has the 5 speed installed beneath it as well.

-BMC.


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(381 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: 16v DOHC Mini w/5 speed (Non MG!! Non V6!!)
Posted by: BMC
Date: May 06, 2009 12:41AM

Just a quick update...

[picasaweb.google.com]#

Lots of photos posted here but we have been far too busy to give any updates on the BritishV8.org

Lots of shiny parts, go fast components and just plain cool stuff.

-BMC.


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1151 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: 16v DOHC Mini w/5 speed (Non MG!! Non V6!!)
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: May 06, 2009 01:40AM

My hats off for a very clean shop Brian (Top photo)


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(381 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: 16v DOHC Mini w/5 speed (Non MG!! Non V6!!)
Posted by: BMC
Date: May 06, 2009 12:44PM

Thank you... We try to keep it clean. Right now, it look like a bomb went off with the projects but the floor is always cleaned and oil free. It makes for a nice workplace when you can almost wear your Sunday best laying on the floor bleeding brakes!

-BMC.


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