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

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CarlM
Carl M

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I am new to MG and this site
Posted by: CarlM
Date: June 13, 2015 05:48PM

I just got a '72 MGB. I checked it out as best I could before I bought it, and now I'm just playing around with it, checking it over in the garage. I think I'll be having some fun with this little thing.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1468 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: I am new to MG and this site
Posted by: mowog1
Date: June 14, 2015 09:21AM

Welcome.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3727 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: I am new to MG and this site
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 14, 2015 12:00PM

Hi & welcome from another Carl M. F. Where you from? We will be glad to enable you to turn you MG into something properly Spurious. ;)


billymgb1000
bill gaulin
harrisville R.I.
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Registered:
11/30/2012 12:31AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB V8 LS1 5.3

Re: I am new to MG and this site
Posted by: billymgb1000
Date: June 14, 2015 06:23PM

Hello Carl is your car a v8 ?, or do you intend on putting one in. just wondering and how about some pics.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3727 posts)

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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: I am new to MG and this site
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 14, 2015 07:45PM

Yep. Buick 215 over 14 years ago.

[www.britishv8.org]


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
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10/17/2007 09:36PM

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1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: I am new to MG and this site
Posted by: mowog1
Date: June 14, 2015 11:04PM

Carl M....what is the plan for your MGB?


CarlM
Carl M

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Re: I am new to MG and this site
Posted by: CarlM
Date: June 21, 2015 04:02PM

Thanks for the welcome.

Apparently, or at least quite probably, I have entered an MG forum where the MG as it was originally designed is no longer the topic.

I've been asked what my plans are with this '72, but what I heard was, "Don't you know this forum is for modified MGs with super engines and trannies"? I didn't when I joined.

Anyway, I want to tinker with it and keep it running like a little sports car should. As for changing out the motor with a V-6 or an 8, nah- not in the cards. I just want to enjoy it like it is, and have some cool fun driving it.

You guys still love me??? ha ha

Here it is.
IMAG0513crop.jpg



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

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: I am new to MG and this site
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: June 21, 2015 05:33PM

Hang around this site long enough and you'll see the benefits of modification.
In the meantime, here's another popular forum for the unmodified.
[www.mgexp.com]


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: I am new to MG and this site
Posted by: BMC
Date: June 21, 2015 11:58PM

Hi Carl,

Welcome to this site and the other that Graham mentioned is very good as well. No one will mind you in the conversion section over on that website either but there are original sections for the cars that have tons of modified suspension but posting in a section about how to best fix my SIF type carbs on a section of forums that is about tuning fuel injection is going to get you substantially less response thus people directing you to the best place- not to say your not invited but to say the best response is going to be elsewhere.

No matter where you do your major posting- Welcome!

-BMC.


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
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Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: I am new to MG and this site
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: June 22, 2015 11:32AM

Like lookin at the sun,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but momma that's where the fun is !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice looking ride there Carl !
Dave


Spitfire 350
Phil McConnell
Perrysburg, OH (Toledo area)
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01/11/2010 09:19PM

Main British Car:
74 Spitfire 350Chevy

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Re: I am new to MG and this site
Posted by: Spitfire 350
Date: June 22, 2015 12:55PM

Carl M,
Welcome, but be careful, things around here can be contagious. Someone will take you for a ride in their conversion and you might still be able to resist. Then someone will let you drive their conversion. That will be your first drink of the Kool-Aid, and from there on, your life (and your car) will never be the same. Can we look forward to meeting you in Indy next month?


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5812 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: I am new to MG and this site
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 22, 2015 08:56PM

Nothing wrong with an original MGB. Well, that's not entirely true. After all it cannot be denied that cars these days are more reliable and require less maintenance, even disregarding improvements in power. braking, handling, interior, paint, etc, etc. On this site we do embrace all improvements regardless of what shortcoming they address, and if you drive your car long enough you will find a few things you wouldn't mind improving. Purists will insist that this tendency runs counter to the proper car of the car, but traditionalists will say that these improvements would have been embraced by Cecil Kimber and his followers. Regardless, you are welcome here.

Jim


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: I am new to MG and this site
Posted by: Moderator
Date: June 23, 2015 03:03AM

Welcome to BritishV8, Carl.

That's a particularly handsome MGB, BTW. Sometimes I forget how much I like Rostyle wheels. Yours look great.

Do keep in mind that BritishV8 isn't just a message board. We have quite a lot of articles about other aspects of the British car hobby besides engine swaps. (good example)


CarlM
Carl M

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Re: I am new to MG and this site
Posted by: CarlM
Date: June 23, 2015 12:01PM

Thanks for the good words. And thanks for that link. Cheers!


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