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

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2fordracer
Ronnie Hourigan
Plymouth, IN
(15 posts)

Registered:
03/07/2010 03:36PM

Main British Car:
1978 MG V8 Midget 302 Ford

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New member...new project.....302 powered "78" Midget.
Posted by: 2fordracer
Date: April 07, 2015 06:32PM

Year 2 of a estimated 3 year project of a 302/C4 Ford powered "78" 40,000 mile Arizona Midget absolutely rust free..! Chassis is completely finished ready for paint with a 4 link 8.8 Ford rear with a 3.75 gear. Mustang II front with P/R&P and 4 wheel disc brakes. 350Z cut down nose piece front and just starting the rear panel with a wing. 70 years old so I hope I live long enough to finish...! lol!
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Update on the "Mighty Midget" project
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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/07/2015 05:46PM by 2fordracer.


tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
(214 posts)

Registered:
01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: New member...new project.....302 powered "78" Midget.
Posted by: tbo
Date: April 07, 2015 07:48PM

Welcome aboard. You're not the only 70 year old around here working on a project! Good Luck and keep everyone posted.


Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
(542 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:30AM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Re: New member...new project.....302 powered "78" Midget.
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: April 07, 2015 08:08PM

That's insane! I absolutely LOVE it! You've come to the right place!

Scott


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Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(525 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

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

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Re: New member...new project.....302 powered "78" Midget.
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: April 07, 2015 08:45PM

Ronnie...like what you have done!


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1259 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: New member...new project.....302 powered "78" Midget.
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: April 07, 2015 10:43PM

Nice work Ronnie!

And welcome to the "nut farm", looks like you will be right at home here.
Are those blower pulleys? Or do you just want to make sure that the water pump doesn't slip.

Live like you mean it.
Fred


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(177 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: New member...new project.....302 powered "78" Midget.
Posted by: Charles
Date: April 09, 2015 09:52PM

Ronnie, Like what I see. The 4 link build looks impressive.

Like to talk you into doing EPS (electric power steering). On this site under "steering and other stuff" it's cool.

charles


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

Registered:
02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: New member...new project.....302 powered "78" Midget.
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: April 10, 2015 02:04AM

70 is the new 40, just turned 70 myself earlier this year. It took me 15 years but I finally got my MGB running last year, looks like you are quite a way along on yours. You should start a journal.



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