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Richard Carr
Louisa VA
(10 posts)

11/26/2008 12:17PM

Main British Car:
1980 MG B Buick 215

Richard Carr 1980 MGB 215 Buick V8
Posted by: pawp
Date: June 19, 2010 06:42PM

Owner: Richard Carr
City: Louisa Virginia
Car Model: 1980 MGB convertible
Engine: 1963 Buick 215 V8

Engine: This is Chris Powell's old engine. He rebuilt it with Crower cam, springs, bored over 30, I have added a vintage Carter 390 carb, cold air induction with K & N filter

Cooling: 1965 Mustang radiator

Exhaust: D & D block hugger headers into 2 1/4" X pipes to 28"x3" chambered exhaust at rear. Heat shields for starter and gas tank. Exhausts exit through rear valance.

Transmission: 1992 Pontaic Firebird 700 R4 with Lokar shifter and D&D trans mount.

Rear Axle: Stock MGB

Front Susp.: Stock MGB with Moss lowering springs and caster shims, prothane bushings, Ron Hopkinson front sway bar

Rear Susp.: Off-set Watts link attached to body, Bill Guzman style anti tramp springs, tube shocks, Moss reverse eye springs, prothane bushings

(master) Stock MGB
(front) Moss drilled rotors, stainless hoses
(rear) Scarebird disc set up with Toyota GTS calipers, Hyundai rotors

Wheels/Tires: 15 X 6 Panasports

Body Mods: This gets really over done. Front to back: Shaved, painted early bumpers, urethane front valance, frenched in turn signals ( MGA 1600), custom Bertone style grill with integrated fog and driving lights, smoothed aluminum hood, twin forced air heat removal ducts exiting in each front fender through integrated Firebird vents, polished windshield frame, lighted painted side mirrors, radiused wheel wells with Trim Guard molding, hinged, removable metal tonneau behind seats with head pods, shaved body chrome, integrated into bumper class 2 trailer hitch with 2 position license plate mount, centered gas tank with left side filler in Hagan flush filler door, metal rear valance with integrated back up lights and trailer connections, 2 tops--early take off in stayfast canvas and chopped sectioned fiberglass top covered in canvass, shaved trunk latched with remote opener, painted 69 split bumpers mounted in tight like front, color: MGB midnight blue with Camaro style double stripe in pewter, Lizard skin ceramic interior coating

Interior: Dyed stock console and dash with birds eye maple 1/8" inlay and on door arm rests, heated seats,extra seat belt mounts for my boxer Bucaroo behind the seats, umbrella holders in door jams ala Rolls Royce, removed trunk bulkhead for extra luggage room

Electrical: Advance Autowire kit mounted on a swing down panel in passenger foot-well. AudioVox cruise, LED dash monitoring lights, heated seats, HD radio, Driving and fog lights, phone, GPS, XM radio mounts in glove box, harness rerouted inside car

Front end mock up
Copy (2) of RC 80 MG 00020.JPG

Watts link and cross bar
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Tonneau skeleton and shell
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Trailer hitch and license mount
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Cold Air induction carb connection
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Hot air vents
Copy (2) of RC 80 MG 00021.JPG

Dash wiring

Body Prep in progress

Dash and console wood

Paint on the bottom

Back up light configuration

Rear bulkhead removed and reinforced
Rear bodywork finished
Rear scarebird brakes and relocated brake lines
Relocated fuel line
Smoothed aluminum hood
Rebuilt front suspension with relocated brake lines
No interference hood prop
Welding the head pods on the tonneau
Fitting and bodywork on the tonneau
Tonneau with hinges
Air Horn in They are LOUD
Trunk floor ala GT

Edited 19 time(s). Last edit at 11/09/2010 02:36PM by pawp.

Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4578 posts)

10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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