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

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markp
mark pittman

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new to the site
Posted by: markp
Date: March 03, 2015 04:06PM

Hello everyone, I just purchased a 69 MGB GT that I intend turning into a LeMans replica with a either the 65 Mustang 289 K-code motor I currently have or a 302 from a Mustang GT (Whichever is easier to install) Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated, and I plan on giving current updates once the weather get's a little warmer up here in Minnesota.
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mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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02/29/2008 08:29PM

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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: new to the site
Posted by: mgb260
Date: March 03, 2015 08:28PM

Welcome aboard Mark! The 289 and 302 would fit the same. You may want to sell the 289 K to a Mustang restorer and with the money build up a 302 for your project.


JWD
Jim Durham
Gig Harbor, Wa.
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01/22/2013 11:43AM

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1980 MGB Ford 302 (398.9 HP, 383.2 TQ)

Re: new to the site
Posted by: JWD
Date: March 03, 2015 09:06PM

A 302 would, and is, my choice. A very mild build will result in 350HP and parts are available cheaply almost everywhere. Or you can build a 347 stroker with 450+HP if that's your desire.


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 site
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: March 03, 2015 09:09PM

Go with the roller lifter version. Better in every way.

Jim


rubbinisracin
Ivan Collins

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Re: new to the site
Posted by: rubbinisracin
Date: March 04, 2015 08:09AM

I went the 347 route and believe me it is cool but I think building a high revving 289 motor would be really awesome and would sound ridiculous. And when I say high rev, I mean 8000 rpm...or so. Just a thought.


rubbinisracin
Ivan Collins

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Re: new to the site
Posted by: rubbinisracin
Date: March 04, 2015 08:11AM

oh and by the way, that picture you posted looks like you got a good car. Those rocker panels look intact.


markp
mark pittman

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Re: new to the site
Posted by: markp
Date: March 04, 2015 01:26PM

Thanks, for the recommendations guy's, My first car was a 65 Mustang Fastback with a K-code motor and I remember how it could scream.(Which is why I bought the one I have when it showed up on Craigslist) Yes the sills are in great shape but it does need floors which is no big deal. Again, Thanks



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