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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 HIWD: Hank Ronish's 1974.5 MGB with Ford 3.0L V6
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 23, 2014 02:39AM

Ford's 60-degree V6 is cost effective, efficient, reliable, and it fits neatly into an MGB engine bay. Hank Ronish has sorted out the issues, and he has a great running example. His How-It-Was-Done article tells and shows how he answered motor mount, exhaust system, bellhousing, and fuel injection questions. Read all about it here:

Hank Ronish's 1974.5 MGB with Ford Vulcan 3.0L V6

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

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


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

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: New HIWD: Hank Ronish's 1974.5 MGB with Ford 3.0L V6
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 23, 2014 11:37AM

Wow, that V6 Ford fit in there very nice. Love those engine mounts, Hank!


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Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: New HIWD: Hank Ronish's 1974.5 MGB with Ford 3.0L V6
Posted by: mgb260
Date: October 23, 2014 05:30PM

Looks factory installed! I really like how the Focus fan shroud fits the Mustang 6 radiator. Well done Hank! Looking forward to the 3800 conversion!


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Brad Carson
Aurora, Colorado
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03/10/2008 12:45AM

Main British Car:
1975 MGB 350 SBC bored 0.040 over

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Re: New HIWD: Hank Ronish's 1974.5 MGB with Ford 3.0L V6
Posted by: denvermgb
Date: October 29, 2014 11:22AM

Hank is a great guy and does great work. He allowed me to visit his shop and crawl underneath his B to look at his rear axle and brake set-up for some ideas. We've also traded some parts. Nice to see this Ford swap, since there aren't as many of these as GM swaps. I installed one of these in my nephew's Explorer, nice, solid V6. I am looking forward to seeing Hank's next conversion.

Brad



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/29/2014 11:24AM by denvermgb.


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Hank Ronish
Thornton, Colorado
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11/02/2014 03:29PM

Main British Car:
74 1/2 MGB

Re: New HIWD: Hank Ronish's 1974.5 MGB with Ford 3.0L V6
Posted by: hanker
Date: November 04, 2014 08:58AM

Thanks everyone. I finally joined this forum. It's quieter over here.

I'm pleased with the Ford V6. It runs good, has decent power, and it gets 33 mpg highway driving. I still plan a 3800 swap and the Ford V6 might end up in my chrome bumper car.


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Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
(530 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:30AM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Re: New HIWD: Hank Ronish's 1974.5 MGB with Ford 3.0L V6
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: November 04, 2014 09:42AM

Quote:
Thanks everyone. I finally joined this forum. It's quieter over here.

Quieter = less BS, less misinformation.

Welcome!

Oh, great looking conversion!


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