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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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10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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New to the Gallery: Howard Fitzcharles' Green Dragon
Posted by: Moderator
Date: January 18, 2014 02:17PM

You'll enjoy this latest How It Was Done article!

Howard Fitzcharles' 1970 MGB GT with Oldsmobile 215 V8

Front-tilting MGB bonnet? Air starter? Quad Webers on custom manifolds? Direct ignition? Eight megaphone mufflers? BMW water pump, located off of the timing cover? Let's hear your comments.

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/HowardFitzcharles/HowardFitzcharles-AA.jpg

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/HowardFitzcharles/HowardFitzcharles-BA.jpg


tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
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01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: New to the Gallery: Howard Fitzcharles' Green Dragon
Posted by: tbo
Date: January 18, 2014 08:08PM

Wow that;s some wild engineering.That;s a hot rod for sure. Way to go


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2625 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: New to the Gallery: Howard Fitzcharles' Green Dragon
Posted by: rficalora
Date: January 18, 2014 10:31PM

That is some AMAZING engineering!


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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05/14/2010 03:06AM

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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: New to the Gallery: Howard Fitzcharles' Green Dragon
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: January 20, 2014 06:09PM

Very cool.
I like that vintage fighter aircraft vibe.
Would love to hear it start-up.
That's gotta sound unique.
Let alone how those 8 individual exhaust pipes must sound.
Cheers
Fred


tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
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01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: New to the Gallery: Howard Fitzcharles' Green Dragon
Posted by: tbo
Date: January 23, 2014 09:59PM

Everybody must be on vacation in Cuba Costa Rica or Somewheres. I thought the wires would be burning up on comments from this build.I guess we gotta wait for Everybody to get back.


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: New to the Gallery: Howard Fitzcharles' Green Dragon
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: January 23, 2014 10:18PM

Pretty sweet ride.

Jim


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Paul Speaks
Dallas, Texas
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07/20/2009 06:40PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB-GT 1979 Ford 302

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Re: New to the Gallery: Howard Fitzcharles' Green Dragon
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: January 24, 2014 01:58AM

I know nothing about Oldsmobile motors, but I know outstanding engineering when I see it. I'm impressed!


Paul



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Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(682 posts)

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02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: New to the Gallery: Howard Fitzcharles' Green Dragon
Posted by: 88v8
Date: January 24, 2014 05:33AM

Unnnnbelievable to have the vision and the sheer persistence - and the ability. These throwaway comments about designing and making an inlet manifold, drilling out the Webers, the extensive mods to the cooling system, and the air start; now that is seriously mind-boggling. I heard of Daimler fitting one to the double-six sleeve valve, but a V8 ????
Unnnnbelievable.

Hope you actually get it to the point where it can be driven.

Ivor


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