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

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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: why would you buy a 1975-1980
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: January 08, 2014 08:51PM

That looks great, Jack!


robert1839
Tristan Cook
5579 Timber Ridge Dr, Mt Vernon, Skagit, Washingto
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05/06/2013 11:11PM

Main British Car:
MGB GT 1972 Buick 215

Re: why would you buy a 1975-1980
Posted by: robert1839
Date: January 08, 2014 10:15PM

yes the stanless steel looks good there
how did u make the engine bay cool better?


kayakjack
John Renaud
Michigan
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Registered:
10/23/2007 01:46PM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB V8 Buick/Rover 3.5L

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Re: why would you buy a 1975-1980
Posted by: kayakjack
Date: January 09, 2014 02:55PM

I reworked the firewall by the engine rh cylinder head to get better airflow in to the trans tunnel. The trans tunnel was raised about 3/4 inch from firewall to a few inches in front of the shift lever opening. Around the "thru the apron" headers, the clearance holes are pretty large compared to most installations. The aluminum radiator was moved as far forward as possible & I made an aluminum surround to force all air thru the rad. There is also a u shaped panel from the frt spoiler to the radiator to keep engine heat from getting in front of the rad. Look thru the photo galleries. You will see many approaches to cooling.
20140109 JR Eng Compartment MGB 1980.JPG


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: why would you buy a 1975-1980
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: January 10, 2014 01:02AM

Nicely done John.
It's good to see someone who understands the airflow aspect of engine cooling.
And put it into practice.
Very tidy looking car.
Cheers
Fred
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