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

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rubbinisracin
Ivan Collins

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So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: rubbinisracin
Date: September 03, 2014 01:30PM



Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(731 posts)

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02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: September 03, 2014 06:19PM

Touche


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2637 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: So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: rficalora
Date: September 04, 2014 12:13AM

WOW.


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: 88v8
Date: September 04, 2014 02:08AM

If I had a diff like that, I wouldn't want to hide it under the car!


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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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: So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: Dan B
Date: September 04, 2014 08:09AM

Reminds me of my brother's B.


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
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Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: September 04, 2014 11:25AM

Man, this is serious as a heart attack !!
Dave


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 04, 2014 11:46AM

Quote:
Reminds me of my brother's B.

Yeah, on steroids!



RobertE
Robert Edgeworth

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Re: So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: RobertE
Date: September 04, 2014 03:48PM

Been following this build for a while. Equally implausible as it is amazing.

A lot of ideas that I've seen discussed on this forum being used - such as the Lotus heads being used on the rover block. The twin turbo motor looks like it belongs in an 80's F1 car. 1000hp GT3 MGB? Yes please.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2637 posts)

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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: So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: rficalora
Date: September 04, 2014 11:23PM

Quote:
Quote:
Reminds me of my brother's B.

Yeah, on steroids!

I was thinking it reminded me of a steroid infused MG version of Phil's Spitfire.


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

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12/19/2007 05:01PM

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1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: September 06, 2014 01:49PM

Very impressive! Going to be interesting to see how it handles the 'ring.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: roverman
Date: September 08, 2014 04:40PM

1,000 hp. RV8, I "might" consider a Coscast/Cosworth, block. I hope this doesn't go the way of the $1 mil., 70's Cuda, that was built to beat an "Enzo". It got too much lift at about 170 mph., without aero tricks. Likely to be the fastest RV8/907 headed motor-ever. roverman.


classic conversions
bill guzman

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Re: So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: classic conversions
Date: September 17, 2014 02:09PM

Mmmmm I would prefer Jim S choice of engine and design. Much better chassis which high speed requires.


Spitfire 350
Phil McConnell
Perrysburg, OH (Toledo area)
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01/11/2010 09:19PM

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74 Spitfire 350Chevy

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Re: So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: Spitfire 350
Date: October 01, 2014 08:53PM

"I was thinking it reminded me of a steroid infused MG version of Phil's Spitfire."
Rob,
That front fender and flare interface and tack welding sure looks familiar to me. I must admit that these guys are going way beyond what I did, but it does give some credence to mine.
PhilMcConnell-10.jpg


rubbinisracin
Ivan Collins

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Re: So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: rubbinisracin
Date: March 26, 2015 08:34AM



Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: March 26, 2015 10:19AM

Except for the grille and tail lights, not much recognizable MGB there. Nascar does a better job with brand identification than that.



MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 26, 2015 07:29PM

What are you saying, Jim? Have we finally found the answer to THE question, "When does a MG cease to be an MG?" ;)


tr8todd
Todd Kishbach

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12/04/2009 07:42AM

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Re: So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: tr8todd
Date: March 26, 2015 07:54PM

Why not just throw a turbocharged LS7 into a Daytona prototype with an MG grill and deck lid. Done.


rubbinisracin
Ivan Collins

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Re: So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: rubbinisracin
Date: March 27, 2015 10:28AM

That hood..... visibility has got to be greatly reduced


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: March 27, 2015 10:34AM

Well Carl, we may be looking at something that is on the far side of the demarcation line but we still don't have the precise location of the line. I'm still not sure on which side of the line my car sits.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5834 posts)

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10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: So...they've got us all beat...
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: March 27, 2015 11:35AM

Based on styling cues Jim, your car is still very much an MGB. Jason's car obviously pushes that line way out there, but it is still recognizable. So my opinion is that as long as the car can be recognized as having evolved from an MG, then it is in fact an MG, and likely as not CK would have been proud of it. Consider the factory Specials. Often they deviated at least this far.

I would base that line on several points: Is the OEM recognizable from the body lines, the trim, the character, or an aggregate of those and other related factors? If so, I think we claim it. Does it maintain the original vision in terms of what CK would have liked to have been able to build (and we do have adequate documentation thereon) given what is now availlable to us? And does it promote the image of the MG Marque in some way, be it competition, spirited driving, or even strictly appearance? Obviously here the full line must be considered includng pre-war cars and specials. We should also consider the owner's intent.

Then I say the ONLY time we exclude a car from our fraternity is when it has been taken so far from those considerations that not only does it have virtually no recognizable vestage of MG remaining, displays more stying cues of another very recognizable manufacturer and indeed would be far more likely to be recognized as such, is directed towards a segment of automobilia that CK would never have even considered, does not promote MG in any way and may even work in opposition thereto, and the owner has no desire for it to be seen as an MG or to include himself in the fraternity. Under those conditions and no others would I consider exclusion.

It is important to us as upholders of the original dream to stand united against the tide of Puritanicalism. CK was first and formost a converter, as are we all.

So I say, Jason, you are welcome here. Many of us could only wish we had the time, money, skills and other assets to indulge our fantasies in such a manner as you are very cleverly doing. So we do what we can, and proudly show our friends. Most of who are right here. And they stand by us, admiring what we have wrought, however simple it may be. To my mind, that, and the spirit of the driving experience is what we are all about.

Jim
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