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

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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Please help me identify this MGB V8
Posted by: Moderator
Date: January 03, 2014 02:36PM

I should know who built this car, but I don't.

I've discovered old photos of it on a CD-ROM from BritishV8 2007, and I'd like to add them to the photo gallery.

It seems to bear some strong resemblances to four cars already in the gallery (all from Ohio)
1.) Bernie Posey's 1979 MGB with 3.9L Rover V8
2.) Jim Fisher's 1977 MGB with Buick 215 V8
3.) Jeff Foote's 1977 MGB with 3.9L Rover V8
4.) Harvey Leichti's 1971 MGB-GT with Rover 3.5L V8

YellowBRover-AA.jpg
note: bonnet louvers, Fiero seats, shaved marker lights, slots

YellowBRover-BA.jpg
note: rubber-bumper era brakes, block header headers, distinctive fan thermostat placement


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Tony Bates
San Jose California
(25 posts)

Registered:
03/22/2008 12:16PM

Main British Car:
74 MGB roadster 4.2 litre Rover

Re: Please help me identify this MGB V8
Posted by: avbates
Date: January 03, 2014 03:47PM

I had the same brakes on my 1974 CB roadster. Along with the grille, maybe its a 74 ?


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Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(525 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB Sebring GT, 3.9 Rover V8

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Re: Please help me identify this MGB V8
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: January 04, 2014 10:28AM

Mike, happy new year, hope you had a joyous holiday season. That good looking V8 belongs to Jim Wehe of Olmsted Falls, OH. It's a 1977 with a 215 Buick with a 700R4 automatic trans. He's now recuperating from a stroke suffered in early Dec., the prognosis looks good.
 
Bernie
 
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Subject: bernie..is this your car?
 
Bernie..can you comment on this?
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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Please help me identify this MGB V8
Posted by: Moderator
Date: January 04, 2014 11:54AM

Thanks!

Now I know I'm losing my mind... those photos are already in the gallery, here:
Jim Wehe's 1962 Buick 215 Powered 77 MGB

I wonder if the automatic transmission is a newer change. In the photos I see a clutch pedal and a clutch master cylinder. I'm not sure where/when I got the information that the car had a T5, but that's what's I put in the write-up years ago.

I hope Jim recovers well, and can enjoy his MGB again fully when Spring comes.



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