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

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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3744 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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More room in a B
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 14, 2013 06:24PM

Okay, I got tired of not being able to get the family in the B. ;)

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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: More room in a B
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 14, 2013 10:54PM

OK, now that's just stupid. I try really hard not to criticize creativity, but that right there goes against every single thing an MGB stands for. Even worst than the mile long Vette limo down at Myrtle Beach. At least with the Vette you could have said (for that year at least) that it wasn't truly a sports car, but in this case, pure unadulterated blasphemy.

Jim


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1471 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: More room in a B
Posted by: mowog1
Date: December 15, 2013 07:04AM

That's the stretch MGB owned by Dino Perez of Chicago. It's been finished since 1990 or so. It's not that bad of a car...it saved a couple of MGBs from the crusher, and is quite a conversation starter.

Not everyone's cup of tea...and one would need a stretch garage for storage.

Dino is one heck of an enthusiast and a really, really nice guy. He is pictured here, standing on the left behind the RV8. With him is Tom Radditz, who originally imported the car into the States from Bermuda...it was a basket case....a hurricane car if memory surves me correctly.

BTW.....he also owns a real MG RV8.

Chicagoland RV8.jpg



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/15/2013 06:48PM by mowog1.


Merv
Merv Hagen
IL
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Registered:
05/21/2008 05:48PM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Buick 215 T-5 Trans

Re: More room in a B
Posted by: Merv
Date: December 15, 2013 07:32AM

And the Limo also has a stocked BAR in the back, which is also a BIG plus.


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(359 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: More room in a B
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: December 15, 2013 08:26AM

Yeah, I still want to see how you get in the back of the thing !? always have the top down ? anyway that's some bit of fabricating.
Dave



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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: More room in a B
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 15, 2013 10:51AM

OK maybe I was being a bit harsh. But *really*?


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(359 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: More room in a B
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: December 15, 2013 11:05AM

It was the thought of the stocked bar in back that got you, eh Jim LOL
Dave



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: More room in a B
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 15, 2013 04:59PM

Might have to put it in a sipper cup though ;-)

Jim


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(972 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: More room in a B
Posted by: Dan B
Date: December 16, 2013 02:15PM

"but in this case, pure unadulterated blasphemy. "


From an expert in such things ;) LOL


classic conversions
bill guzman

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01/09/2008 01:58AM

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Re: More room in a B
Posted by: classic conversions
Date: December 19, 2013 06:36PM

Great idea, one of a kind. Now just imagine it with with a big blower sticking out of the hood.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3744 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: More room in a B
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 19, 2013 10:05PM

Quote:
"but in this case, pure unadulterated blasphemy. "

From an expert in such things ;) LOL

Exactly what I was thinking, Dan!


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1471 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: More room in a B
Posted by: mowog1
Date: December 20, 2013 01:49AM

Another strretch MGB exists in Minnesota.


robert1839
Tristan Cook
5579 Timber Ridge Dr, Mt Vernon, Skagit, Washingto
(118 posts)

Registered:
05/06/2013 11:11PM

Main British Car:
MGB GT 1972 Buick 215

Re: More room in a B
Posted by: robert1839
Date: January 06, 2014 02:31AM

did it have a larger engine or brakes? i know when i loaded up my MGB GT (back when it was just a small 4 cylinder) it had to really work to move all 4 of us and then stoping took a bit more effert and then i got a bit of brake fade. cant imagen how much more that would be with the longer body and full of people


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: More room in a B
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 06, 2014 04:32PM

I say put it on the slalom course, and see how that 4 wheel steerin is workin....


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