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

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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2539 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 21, 2012 10:46PM

Just got back from Niftee Fiftee's. There was a crowd around the car most of the evening and several people took down the britishv8 web site url...
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lawnvett
PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
(461 posts)

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: July 27, 2012 02:31PM

I've been in touch with Rob and Rick and I plan to fly to Houston Aug 9th meet up with Rob, then get an early start on Aug. 10 to drive to Rick's in IL. Depending on the heat wave, I may do the trip with one overnight or stop twice if if is as hot as it has been. I expect it will be pretty darn hot!
I drove the RM once for a few miles in Palestine, so this will be my first long distance trip. From what I've been reading here I need to stop about every 150 miles to add a quart of oil and about 10 gals of premium gas. If there are any other tips or suggestions please post or PM.


madmax
Max Fulton
Durham, NC
(186 posts)

Registered:
10/19/2008 07:45PM

Main British Car:
1974 1/2 MGB 1972 MGB 1977 V8 project 1972 B r 1860 cc

Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: madmax
Date: July 28, 2012 05:45PM

PJ:

Unless I've missed a post to the contrary, you should be able to but Regular Unleaded into the Roadmaster. It's a low compression motor...

That's not a big savings, but at 15 mpg-- every little bit helps. :-)

Enjoy!

M


lawnvett
PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
(461 posts)

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: July 28, 2012 06:33PM

Thanks Max that could save $16.00 every little bit helps.
This link is my route for Aug. 10 & 11th If anyone along the way wants to meet up PM me.

[maps.google.com]

PJ



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/28/2012 06:49PM by lawnvett.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3496 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 28, 2012 10:24PM

Yep, I ran regular in it without issue.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2539 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 28, 2012 11:56PM

Same here.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1452 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 30, 2012 07:16AM

Same here.



crashbash
david bash
st. charles
(215 posts)

Registered:
01/28/2008 10:53AM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB Rdst V8 project, 1968 MGC GT, 1969 MGB Rd olds 215

Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: crashbash
Date: July 31, 2012 11:03AM

Just a comment on whether to use reg or premium gas. I have run fuel milage tests on my mgb and found that it is actually cheaper to run premium fuel. More miles per $ spent. I did tune the engine and carbs to almost every tank of gas for a while, just for grins. It may not make a lick of difference with that big ol engine. bash


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: July 31, 2012 10:38PM

Makes sense on an engine running higher compression where the timing can be used to gain power, but I don't think our compression is high enough to make much difference.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1452 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: mowog1
Date: August 01, 2012 10:48AM

UPDATE...

After PJ delivers the Roadmaster to Illinois, I will be taking it to Michigan for its Appearance To The Purists at the UML Summer Party Reunion (August 17-19). This should be interesting.

I'll bring it back to Illinois and showcase it for a couple more weeks; I may be able to get it up to the Chicago area for the all-British show (600 cars or so) in Palatine on September 9th.

Dave Kirkman will be picking it up mid-September to take it over to Indianapolis for several Cars and Coffees as well as Indy British Motor Days (200 cars or so). I'm trying to talk him into getting it to Saint Louis for the all-British show (150 cars or so)there on September 29. (Bill Young....maybe you can coordinate with Dave for this meet???)


crashbash
david bash
st. charles
(215 posts)

Registered:
01/28/2008 10:53AM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB Rdst V8 project, 1968 MGC GT, 1969 MGB Rd olds 215

Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: crashbash
Date: August 02, 2012 12:38PM

[www.allbritishcarshow.com]
Here is the link for The British Auto Show hosted by the St.Louis MG Club Sat 9/15/12. .[www.stlouismgclub.com]

The show is held in a beautiful public park, with a lake and lots of shade trees.. There is a meet and greet Barbecue the day before. (bring a coverd dish) or not. I believe there were 4 MGB V8s there last year, All British autos are represented at this show.

Let me know if I can help anyone make arrangements to attend this show.

dave bash


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1452 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: mowog1
Date: August 03, 2012 04:55AM

I am also going to attempt to make the all-British show in Palatine, IL (Chicago) in early September.


Todd McCreary
Todd McCreary

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Registered:
03/16/2012 10:57PM

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: Todd McCreary
Date: August 07, 2012 12:08AM

the UML Summer Party Reunion (August 17-19, Fri to Sun), Grand Rapids, MI and Grattan Raceway
[www.universitymotorsltd.com]


all-British show (600 cars or so) in Palatine, IL on Sun, September 9th.
[www.namgar.com]


The British Auto Show hosted by the St.Louis MG Club Sat, 9/15/12
[www.allbritishcarshow.com]


to Indianapolis for several Cars and Coffees [ Every Saturday @ 96th and Meridian, so Sept 15 + 22 and maybe 29th are all currently possibilities ]
[www.indycarsandcoffee.com]



Indy British Motor Days (200 cars or so) Fri and Sat Sept 21-22 [ actually the "SirBrit British Motor Car Day", Indy Brit days is in August ]
[www.ibcu.org]


madmax
Max Fulton
Durham, NC
(186 posts)

Registered:
10/19/2008 07:45PM

Main British Car:
1974 1/2 MGB 1972 MGB 1977 V8 project 1972 B r 1860 cc

Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: madmax
Date: August 08, 2012 09:15AM

Rick:

Is that Pala-TINE or Pala-TEEN? :-p

Kube has shaken my phonetic confidence!

M



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/2012 09:21AM by madmax.


lawnvett
PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
(461 posts)

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: August 08, 2012 04:58PM

Travel to Houston tomorrow morning looks good, if all goes according to plan the Roadmaster should be northeast bound on Friday morning 8-10-12. Plan to arrive at Rick's on Sunday.

[maps.google.com]



kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(871 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: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: August 08, 2012 06:26PM

Have a safe trip PJ. Just in time for a little cool down.


lawnvett
PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
(461 posts)

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: August 08, 2012 08:10PM

Cool will be gooooood


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2539 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 09, 2012 08:56AM

PJ called this morning - he made the flight (flying space available) so will be here around 10am. Highs around 90 today but we have even higher than normal humidity - "feels like" temp will be 105 according to accuweather so won't feel like a cool down. PJ will have to wait till he gets way north for that!


lawnvett
PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
(461 posts)

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: August 09, 2012 02:53PM

I am visiting Rob now and will get an early start in the morning


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(947 posts)

Registered:
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: August 09, 2012 03:41PM

Godspeed!
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