MG Sports Cars

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

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mikes a40
Michael Crane
Raleigh, NC
(7 posts)

Registered:
09/17/2013 06:49PM

Main British Car:
3 '73 TR6s, 2 Austin Devons, 1 Austin A40 Sports

Name that car! Corvidget? Dodget? CL, north Fla.
Posted by: mikes a40
Date: November 08, 2013 05:38PM

One of a kind British V8. Drop in a 350 and you're ready to go!


CORVETTE 1974 MG - $800 (STARKE, FL.)
[charlotte.craigslist.org]


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3746 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Name that car! Corvidget? Dodget? CL, north Fla.
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: November 08, 2013 07:25PM

I don't usually comment on these creations, but that one is just plain ugly.


TR6-6SPD
Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
(245 posts)

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: Name that car! Corvidget? Dodget? CL, north Fla.
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: November 08, 2013 07:43PM

Ugly is an understatement.
The story gave a chuckle though.

"Had a lot of time to kill and spent 2 years working on this car"
Two years wasted.

"Sold the car to a "FRIEND" and he took the engine and transmission out and refused to finish paying for the car, this is what I got back,"
Ya, some friend!

There could be some usable parts there. Just don't let your neighbors see it.


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1259 posts)

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: Name that car! Corvidget? Dodget? CL, north Fla.
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: November 08, 2013 10:23PM

I'd pay the $800.00 if it came with the trailer.
Probably some sort of tragedy would occur on the way home and the car would be lost.
Cheers
Fred


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(682 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Name that car! Corvidget? Dodget? CL, north Fla.
Posted by: 88v8
Date: November 09, 2013 04:06AM

Corvidget? How about Corblimey !!

I was ready to buy it, then I checked and it's too long for my garage.
Curses.
:}

Ivor



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/09/2013 04:07AM by 88v8.


pspeaks
Paul Speaks
Dallas, Texas
(698 posts)

Registered:
07/20/2009 06:40PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB-GT 1979 Ford 302

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Re: Name that car! Corvidget? Dodget? CL, north Fla.
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: November 09, 2013 11:10AM

I'm not much of a Corvette fan, particularly 74, but what a terrible thing to do to a Corvette frame. I'm sure something could be done to bring this thing up to the level of "Rat Rod" but for the life of me I don't know what it would be.

Before I start getting post, I don't hate Corvettes, in fact there are some very nice Corvette's out there, I'm just not attracted to them. As I brought my "Little British Car" to the dance I'll stick with her. OK, I'll fess up, I have been thinking lately that I would like to share my time with a 65 Mustang Fastback, but don't tell the GT. I could rent a garage on the other side of town so hopefully they wouldn't meet.



Paul



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/09/2013 11:22AM by pspeaks.


denvermgb
Brad Carson
Aurora, Colorado
(104 posts)

Registered:
03/10/2008 12:45AM

Main British Car:
1975 MGB 350 SBC bored 0.040 over

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Re: Name that car! Corvidget? Dodget? CL, north Fla.
Posted by: denvermgb
Date: November 10, 2013 11:01AM

I was thinking "hearse."

Brad



smelfi
Steve Melfi
Alexandria Ohio
(90 posts)

Registered:
04/26/2008 07:35AM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB 302

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Re: Name that car! Corvidget? Dodget? CL, north Fla.
Posted by: smelfi
Date: November 11, 2013 07:43AM

Since the gauges are on the passenger side I wonder if part of the grand scheme is to put the glove box on the drivers side.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5812 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Name that car! Corvidget? Dodget? CL, north Fla.
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 11, 2013 11:20AM

Perhaps he was trying to make the driver as inconspicuous as possible by making the front of the car conspicuous and placing the driver as far away from it and in as small a compartment as possible. Probably worked too, especially with the driver's window rolled up.

Nothing magical about that '74 vette frame. It was pretty basic stuff and no different from what was under any other GM car of the era except for the back axle.

Jim


Johnous
John Montgomery

(22 posts)

Registered:
01/11/2010 01:29PM

Main British Car:
1978 MGB Roadster 3.5L British Leyland V8

Re: Name that car! Corvidget? Dodget? CL, north Fla.
Posted by: Johnous
Date: November 12, 2013 05:13PM

This makes me feel better about the brown 78 in my garage! Could not help but notice that the wheels on the trailer match the car... think there was a sale?


classic conversions
bill guzman

(294 posts)

Registered:
01/09/2008 01:58AM

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Re: Name that car! Corvidget? Dodget? CL, north Fla.
Posted by: classic conversions
Date: November 12, 2013 08:38PM

If I had my Merlin engine I would buy it.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2990 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Name that car! Corvidget? Dodget? Puket? CL, north Fla.
Posted by: roverman
Date: November 15, 2013 06:54PM

Bill, onto or on something.... houz-bout a Rover V16? Since the design proposes, "What would Captain Nemo Do", while free-basing airplane glue and LSD, as a design exersize. I suspect this could make a "car crusher puke" ? No druggie designs please. Cheers, roverman.


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1259 posts)

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: Name that car! Corvidget? Dodget? CL, north Fla.
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: November 15, 2013 08:00PM

I suspect Captain Nemo would rename it the Nautilus and take it to the bottom of the ocean.


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(177 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Name that car! Corvidget? Dodget? CL, north Fla.
Posted by: Charles
Date: November 23, 2013 11:50PM

Since there is plenty of room in the engine bay, maybe put 2 Dodge slant sixes end to end and have a slant twelve. I have a couple of rat rod guys I am going to sic on this, you may be seeing this on the world rat tour.
Carl, I think ugly is an understatement, but I don't the word to use. I feel the creator was thinking beauty. I don't think I would have repoed it
Charles


MG wanna B
edward davidson
mount olive,n.c.
(96 posts)

Registered:
11/20/2013 07:47PM

Main British Car:
1977 mgb 2.8 l gm v6

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Re: Name that car! Corvidget? Dodget? CL, north Fla.
Posted by: MG wanna B
Date: December 06, 2013 03:05PM

well, i guess somebody, either got it, or saw all the posts on it, cause the ad is gone. aaawwww, that's a shame.



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