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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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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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New to the gallery: David's Arkley... with Chevy 383!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: January 31, 2015 01:30PM

If you love over-the-top conversions, this one is for you! Check it out:

David Rowen's 1972 Arkley Midget with Chevy 383cid V8

teaser:
http://www.britishv8.org/MG/DavidRowen/DavidRowen-AA.jpg


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

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

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Re: New to the gallery: David's Arkley... with Chevy 383!
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: January 31, 2015 02:01PM

This should make Maloney salivate. Beautiful car.


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
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12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB Sebring GT, 3.9 Rover V8

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Re: New to the gallery: David's Arkley... with Chevy 383!
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: January 31, 2015 08:31PM

I have known David for years and always lusted after this purpose built car..(built for the flying mile in Houston) Years ago I kept bugging David to sell the car...well, as of 6 weeks ago it was on EBay, I blinked, and the vehicle now resides some place in the Middle East...David also has a GT40 and a McClaren painted the same colors as his Arkley..this is a big boy sports car..


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

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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: New to the gallery: David's Arkley... with Chevy 383!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 04, 2015 06:06PM

What restraint, Mike!


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Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
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1974 MGB Sebring GT, 3.9 Rover V8

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Re: New to the gallery: David's Arkley... with Chevy 383!
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: February 06, 2015 11:04AM

Yes Carl..I amazed myself on this one...if that car had come up for sale a couple years ago it would have been sitting in my driveway within a week or two! Perhaps at 71 I am now grasping the concept of postponing my gratification? Naw, probably not.. :-)


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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: New to the gallery: David's Arkley... with Chevy 383!
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: February 06, 2015 02:14PM

(No, I think Kay put her foot down... he, he, he...)

Jim


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G.R. Weltmer

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Re: New to the gallery: David's Arkley... with Chevy 383!
Posted by: G.R.
Date: February 09, 2015 08:33PM

Anybody know what model/make these wheels are?



MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: New to the gallery: David's Arkley... with Chevy 383!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 10, 2015 10:08AM

They are a Halibrand style or replica.


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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: New to the gallery: David's Arkley... with Chevy 383!
Posted by: rficalora
Date: February 10, 2015 10:22AM

Those are relatively common on Mustang Eleanor's & Cobra's. A few different companies make them. Mine are polished completely but I believe can be ordered with black or grey center sections. [www.americanracing.com] They have several "standard" sizes, but also offer a custom series where you can specify the width & backspace you need.


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Kevin Foley

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Re: New to the gallery: David's Arkley... with Chevy 383!
Posted by: excelrp1
Date: February 15, 2015 09:54PM

Good Day All
I am new to the Forum -
About 12 years ago I bought the Hank Kleban Car - MG Midget with approx 300 HP -
Well it has been going thru a Ground up complete build - changing a few items LOL
01062014 phone 183.jpg


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Kevin Foley

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Re: New to the gallery: David's Arkley... with Chevy 383!
Posted by: excelrp1
Date: February 18, 2015 04:58PM

02152015 midget.jpg

Getting close - Maybe a little excessive doing a 350 blower motor?


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: New to the gallery: David's Arkley... with Chevy 383!
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: February 18, 2015 05:20PM

mm... wouldn't really think so...

Jim


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: New to the gallery: David's Arkley... with Chevy 383!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: February 20, 2015 12:17AM

;o)


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