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

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motman
nigel cooper
UK
(11 posts)

Registered:
08/28/2011 04:50AM

Main British Car:
MG Roadster SBF302

hood clearance
Posted by: motman
Date: February 08, 2013 03:22PM

Hi all,further to post on manifold height,have a look and see my solutions

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a635/monty1957/5CD4EDD2-A0A5-47BA-A227-1B35AE28E258-7701-00000E6CCD9F1180_zps8180966c.jpg

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a635/monty1957/IMG_0115_zps7fd9a974.jpg

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a635/monty1957/IMG_0114_zps8494499f.jpg

What do you think? i'm inclined to go for the scoop as opposed to the bulge,intend to have it fabbed up in aluminium and tig welded to the hood.
Nigel


DC Townsend
David Townsend
Vermont
(406 posts)

Registered:
11/21/2007 12:22PM

Main British Car:
'78 B (almost done) 30-over SBF, dry sump

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Re: hood clearance
Posted by: DC Townsend
Date: February 08, 2013 04:19PM

Nigel,

Here's another option. I took a C bonnet and relieved it about an inch at the rear, then glassed it back in. Of your two options, I actually prefer the bulge to the scoop. It flows better to may eye. You can see how I did it here: [tempusfugitgarage.com]

David
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ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1031 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: hood clearance
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: February 08, 2013 04:20PM

The RV8 bulge is a little more subtle - the scoop advertises underhood power...both look good!


motman
nigel cooper
UK
(11 posts)

Registered:
08/28/2011 04:50AM

Main British Car:
MG Roadster SBF302

Re: hood clearance
Posted by: motman
Date: February 08, 2013 04:33PM

The bulge was my first choice too but as the rv8 bulge has to be raised about 15mm by the time it was blended in it looked very big to my eyes,i did'nt actually take a pic of it before i took it off,david i assume your c hood is fibreglass,i had a c hood in aluminium but as they are pretty rare now i could'nt bear to cut it about so i sold it to someone doing a c restoration.For some reason i want a metal hood pref aluminium, i also have a brand new RV8 hood but as it is steel it's heavy,i copied the scoop shape from an aston martin db5 hood,i think by the time it is made in aluminium it will look ok and will get some air to the 4 barrel tb
nigel


DC Townsend
David Townsend
Vermont
(406 posts)

Registered:
11/21/2007 12:22PM

Main British Car:
'78 B (almost done) 30-over SBF, dry sump

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Re: hood clearance
Posted by: DC Townsend
Date: February 08, 2013 05:35PM

Correct on the glass C hood. I would also be reluctant to carve up an original aluminum hood, if I had one.


kerbau53
Geoff Morton
Naples, FL
(108 posts)

Registered:
08/09/2010 10:27PM

Main British Car:
78 MGB Ford 5L

Re: hood clearance
Posted by: kerbau53
Date: February 08, 2013 06:13PM

In my opinion the bulge is better looking, even if you do have to raise it.


motman
nigel cooper
UK
(11 posts)

Registered:
08/28/2011 04:50AM

Main British Car:
MG Roadster SBF302

Re 302 mgb
Posted by: motman
Date: April 14, 2018 06:50AM

well hello its finally on the road it's been so long iv'e forgotten how to post pics,so help and i'll post some,pleased to report it goes like a bat out of hell but is very noisy inside and out
best regards
motman



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