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

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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

Some Good Advice
Posted by: roverman
Date: December 12, 2013 02:53PM

Too many cars, not enough time. Sound familiar ? I have a 74' MGB roadster, rust free CA car,(yes it IS possible). Body is ready for final paint,maroon std. I have the orig. 1,800 eng, rebuit with hotter/steel cam.It has orig 4 speed OD. Do I sell as a painted runner, with listed parts, or as is,a prime car for a swap ? All skilled/caring advice, is appreciated. Thanks, roverman.


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: Some Good Advice
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 12, 2013 04:17PM

Is it early '74 or '74-1/2? It makes a difference.

Jim


classic conversions
bill guzman

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01/09/2008 01:58AM

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Re: Some Good Advice
Posted by: classic conversions
Date: December 12, 2013 05:12PM

I would advertise as both to attract a larger group, both sides of the isle.


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: Some Good Advice
Posted by: roverman
Date: December 13, 2013 11:38AM

Uhm...chrome bumper ? Vin # or reg. ? Alloy hood option. Was going to mount JH. gas tank between wheel wells,(surface mount hinges required). I don't see the merrit of a V8 swap, only to sell car.Was going for a retro look, Porsche Speedster seats/etc. Maybe, best bang, for my labor/$, is restored stocker ? Cheers, roverman.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/13/2013 11:41AM by 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: Some Good Advice
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: December 13, 2013 12:31PM

From my perspective Art, I would normally part the car out.
A good overdrive trans is worth more than the complete vehicle up here.
A decent clean shell, with or without a regi. is also fairly valuable.
The regi. with # plates is also a sought after item. ( not that I would do that ;) )
All the other parts, as long as they still hold smoke, are pure profit.
On the other hand. You live in California. And as Bill said, 76 and newer cars are less desirable due to their smog status.
So that would lead me to think that your car complete, (or at least the regi.) would be worth more there than anywhere else.
Check out craigs list to see what might make the most sense.
Remember that your time is worth something so be sure to factor that in.
Cheers
Fred


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