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

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

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

MGB 289 + Tremec
Posted by: 88v8
Date: January 28, 2015 05:13AM

Looks a nice one. Flagged on BAT
Save yourself hours, no, years, of work
[www.ebay.com]

And in contrast to many sellers, described in minute albeit slightly hyperbolic, detail.

Ivor



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/28/2015 05:17AM by 88v8.


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: MGB 289 + Tremec
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: January 28, 2015 09:39AM

Very nice!
Quote:
Gorgeous 1964 MGB Body on a 1972 MGB Frame
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Moderator
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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Re: MGB 289 + Tremec
Posted by: Moderator
Date: January 28, 2015 10:49AM

That's their way of saying it's a 64 car riding atop a 1972 title. Best of both worlds!

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAwMFgxNTA0/z/wRQAAOSwQiRUnbkm/$_4.JPG
This "banjo" axle (as a '64 would have, instead of Salisbury axle, a la '72) is probably not up to the task of "Ground Pounding".

This one made me chuckle:
Quote:
Awesome RARE Minator UK Wheels
Obviously Moss should update the description in their catalog - and raise their price.

It's a nice car, but it deserves a proper "How It Was Done" with better photos of the important details and far less B.S.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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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: MGB 289 + Tremec
Posted by: rficalora
Date: January 29, 2015 01:25PM

I read this one on BAT yesterday... Couldn't get through the over the top rant about the car in the eBay listing. Nice car, but I'd take Kelly's over this one any day!


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
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10/25/2007 09:37AM

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2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: MGB 289 + Tremec
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: January 29, 2015 02:23PM

Thanks Rob, Known Quality vs the "Pig in poke". not putting the car down, just never saw or talked to anyone who has experienced this car. Looks good, but Curtis noted the Dif. may not be adequate to handle the claimed engine output.
SAFETY FASTER!


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: MGB 289 + Tremec
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: January 29, 2015 04:57PM

That car is as greasy as mine underneath!


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: MGB 289 + Tremec
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: January 30, 2015 09:41AM

Quote:
That car is as greasy as mine underneath!
Gotta quit driving over 'coons and possums!

..An annual Winter maintenance item on my list is to get under the car and 'renew' anything that has deteriorated over the driving season - grease, oil , sand, Any readers that attended the Bronte Brit Car show last September, know the fine sandy mess that adhered to our cars.



MustangSix
Jack Collins

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Re: MGB 289 + Tremec
Posted by: MustangSix
Date: February 02, 2015 09:25AM

Very odd VIN number. Not MGB of any year.


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: MGB 289 + Tremec
Posted by: 88v8
Date: February 03, 2015 05:16AM

Well, whatever its merits, it sold for a respectable $18k.
Perhaps its substantially stock appearance helped. Or maybe the BAT exposure?
Whatever, a pretty good price.

Ivor


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