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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" and Costello V8s

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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 12, 2017 01:08PM

That seems sorted, back to our regularly scheduled program then.
The RM just came back from our annual BritishV8 meet, which this year was held in Lewisburg W.Va. where as usual it accounted for itself well and raised funds to continue operations as well as complete the A/C upgrade. I'll be posting a more detailed report in the Roadmaster build thread as that is our usual venue for B.A.D.A.S.S. meeting reports. Of particular note however was that with the able abilities of Max and several others we discovered that we can dramatically improve the power output simply by modifying the air cleaner housing to allow more air to get in. The difference in performance with the air cleaner on and with it removed was remarkable to say the least. That's pretty exciting news to all of us who were a bit underwhelmed with past dyno results.

The car is now scheduled and funded for completion of the A/C system, which will be done over the coming weeks. Some fine tuning of the ignition system as well, and new plug wires are in the works. It will also be getting an oil change reasonably soon, and we are contemplating the installation of a smaller brake master cylinder to give better access to the spark plugs and oil dipstick.

The GCBCC (Cincinnati) meet is coming up on the 9th of next month I believe and we'll try to get the car there. The Dayton meet is coming up soon as well and if someone would be so kind as to post the date that would help. That's a big show and we should do our best to attend.

Jim


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 12, 2017 02:49PM

TC (Thomas Canty),

Is this really the same person as TeamEvil? Why the new handle & negative attitude? Please keep it civil or your posts will be deleted.


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Thomas Canty

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: TC
Date: June 12, 2017 06:02PM

"That seems sorted, back to our regularly scheduled program then. "

It certainly is, now be sure to let Carl in on the memo . . .


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 12, 2017 06:17PM

Sorted how? Your last post was still quite derogatory.
Quote:
the maroon one is an absurd parody of what a performance car could be.
I'm sure that the crowds gather for the WTF factor and leave with "Thank GOD that's not mine." on their lips.



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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: Moderator
Date: June 12, 2017 11:19PM

This thread just needs more photos...
http://www.britishv8.org/MG/ROADMASTER/Roadmaster-AN.JPG


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Thomas Canty

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: TC
Date: June 13, 2017 12:18PM

"Sorted how? Your last post was still quite derogatory."

Jim agrees that it's now al sorted out. Bygones and all that.

The last line of my previous post read, "Agree to disagree is always the best option. I'm done posting on this one, you all too?" Yet you continue to bait the situation.

It's all over Carl, give it a rest. We're all just sitting back and enjoying more photos . . . and (HATE to now admit it) those little side "scoops" on the air cleaner actually DO have a genuine degree of coolness ! Not yet forgiving the air dam, but the close up photo is having an effect on my opinion of that ride.

It probably IS one of those cars that begs to be seen through close up photos or in person to fully appreciate the esthetics.

We all change our minds, I never used to like creamed spinach . . .


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 13, 2017 05:48PM

Jim & I were offering friendly advice.

The MG Roadmaster's origins:





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TC
Thomas Canty

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: TC
Date: June 13, 2017 06:18PM

A Riviera?

If so, that goes a long way towards explaining the styling of the air cleaner.

The Rivs always seemed to be ahead in the game.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 13, 2017 10:45PM

Came on the1967 Buick GS & optional for other models that year.


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Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
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10/17/2007 09:36PM

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1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: mowog1
Date: June 14, 2017 11:11AM

Well spoken, Jim.

Amen.

And rest in peace, Lumberjack Bill.

Bill Young - BritishV8 2013.jpg

Bill Young with BADASS.jpg

Bill Young Hosts BritishV8 2013.jpg


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Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: Dan B
Date: June 14, 2017 01:24PM

I noticed the date, February 26, 2010, on the picture at Pete's when Bill was fabricating the rear fender flares. We had a great time at your kitchen table that evening, Rick, as Bill reminisced to me several times after that. We have to get his name on the car!


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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5303 posts)

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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 15, 2017 10:00AM

Yeah, I really meant to do that before the meet but ran out of time. Maybe a sticker to go to the side on the rear glass. How would you guys think we should word it? Something like, "In Memory of"?

Jim
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