MG Sports Cars

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

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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

what are your figures
Posted by: robert1839
Date: January 07, 2014 11:48PM

i am cruise to see what kind of numbers u guys are pulling
hours power
torque
0-60
top speed or the fastest u have gone in your car

and do any of your regret all the money spent on the car? wished u got something else


billymgb1000
bill gaulin
harrisville R.I.
(69 posts)

Registered:
11/30/2012 12:31AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB V8 LS1 5.3

Re: what are your figures
Posted by: billymgb1000
Date: January 11, 2014 05:59AM

I have about 300 hp not sure about torque 0-60 in 4.9 sec top speed 120 MPH with more to go just ran out of balls but this winter I'm putting a new cam so my hp should be around 350-375 so get in sit down shut up and hold on lol
by the way I have a 2001 ls1 4,8 with a edelbrock 600 on top tru duals with flow masters


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: what are your figures
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: January 11, 2014 02:49PM

Tristan, I'm about 3/4 done and don't have any real horsepower numbers yet but Dan says I should expect 315+ after my planned changes. Before the 302 conversion the 1800 four cylinder was rather modified as in cam, headers, carbs, and headwork. The fastest was 110 and I began to doubt my manhood too. An MG with stock suspension and narrow tires can get a little scary at speed, at least for me anyway. Do I regret doing the 72 GT? I've had it for 35 years, and the only thing I regret is not keeping the 71 roadster I had before it also. I have done other cars but have remained a MG owner for most of my life.

Paul


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: what are your figures
Posted by: robert1839
Date: January 11, 2014 03:26PM

so you regret converting it to a V8 or regret doing it oh the GT and not the roadster


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(930 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: what are your figures
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: January 11, 2014 07:13PM

You can check the thread titled " Please post your Dyno results" in the Pub section I think.. These are not projections, they are actual results! Reality can be cruel sometimes?


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: what are your figures
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: January 11, 2014 10:49PM

I regret not keeping the roadster and making a V8 out of both of them.


Paul


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