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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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New to the gallery: Tony Gentile's MGB V8!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: July 16, 2016 01:59AM

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/TonyGentile/TonyGentile-AA.jpg

Another asphalt shredding monster documented for BritishV8's How-It-Was-Done article collection!

Check it out here: Tony Gentile's 1974.5 MGB with stroked Ford 302 V8 Engine

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/TonyGentile/TonyGentile-BB.jpg

Post your comments and congratulations below V


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: New to the gallery: Tony Gentile's MGB V8!
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: July 16, 2016 02:32AM

I have a difficult time with that combination turning s 9.8 second 1/4 mile


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: New to the gallery: Tony Gentile's MGB V8!
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 16, 2016 09:56AM

Because of the tires?


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: New to the gallery: Tony Gentile's MGB V8!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 16, 2016 02:37PM

Great to meet Tony in Townsend this year. Very cool car!

I'm with Jim S on that dyno 1/4 mile estimate. It's quite overestimated. I used to drag race my '68 Camaro. I spent hours with a Quarter Jr. program trying to find ways to go faster. I would plug in a lot of variables, gears, tires, HP, temperature, humidity, etc. It takes a lot of horsepower to get in the 9s in a car. Just look at Perry's MG for an example.

Real world drag racing on a cool Fall evening with drag slicks, Tony would likely be reading a time slip that says 10.8 sec at 122-125 mph in the 1/4 mile.


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: New to the gallery: Tony Gentile's MGB V8!
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: July 19, 2016 02:19AM

Even with slicks, that HP wouldn't get him close to the 9's


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Matt Burroughs
Houston, TX
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1970 MGB GT V8 Conversion Ford 331ci

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Re: New to the gallery: Tony Gentile's MGB V8!
Posted by: Burrogs
Date: July 19, 2016 09:54AM

Jim, I'm with you, it'd probably struggle for mid 11's WITH slicks.

How about we all agree to refrain from "publishing" theorhetical numbers for both HP and 1/4 mile times. If you want to state HP, then you post the dyno sheet to back it up. The same goes for 1/8th mile and 1/4 mile times, post the timeslip or don't mention it. Silly claims only take away from what is otherwise a good build.

Just a thought.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
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2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: New to the gallery: Tony Gentile's MGB V8!
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: July 19, 2016 10:59AM

Regarding "Theoretical" numbers, somewhere on the Board, we used to have a thread for posting "Dyno Sheets". There were many posted. The numbers were shown to be true and accurate since many of the sheets were actually completed at a British V8 Meet where a Dyno was available. There was one a Durham NC meet and another a Palestine Tx.. Maybe someone would be able to locate, but I have not come up with correct search term. Memory serves to indicate both were DynoJet not Mustang Brands. Reason for noting the brands as they have minor differences of results. We used the results of the various dyno pulls to determine optimum total time advance for the 5.0L engine in the B. Best power numbers came from total of 34 degrees ( Base 13d) total, but best fuel mileage came in at 40 (Base 19d) degrees total. Generally you will be disappointed with your power numbers, but facts are facts!



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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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Re: New to the gallery: Tony Gentile's MGB V8!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: July 19, 2016 11:10AM

Yeah. I pasted those numbers into the article after Tony included them in a message board post. The quarter mile time seems okay by me so long as it comes with disclaimer "on a dyno". Dyno numbers are suspicious enough anyhow. Notoriously inconsistent from machine-to-machine, operator-to-operator, and maybe even day-to-day. But people enjoy reading and discussing them. No doubt though: Tony has a very powerful engine!


perrymgbv8
Perry Stephenson

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Re: New to the gallery: Tony Gentile's MGB V8!
Posted by: perrymgbv8
Date: August 02, 2016 06:51PM

It certainly is a nice car, but 350 RWHP in the Roadster will not make the 9's I'm afraid :(

Even on a good day with slicks and a great track surface... This aint going to happen !

The best way to get a baseline is to run on the strip and then figure out where you gain gain time ?

Perry


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Werner Van Clapdurp
Lynchburg, Va
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MGB 1977 Rover 3.5

Re: New to the gallery: Tony Gentile's MGB V8!
Posted by: WernerVC
Date: November 12, 2017 05:46PM

Tony
Can you give me the address where you bought the VW rabbit flares and some pics how to install them.
I bought a pair several years ago but lost the address. I have welded the 2 rear ones on but came to a halt on the spot where the flare meets the lip where the ss strip was. How did you go by that ?


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Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: New to the gallery: Tony Gentile's MGB V8!
Posted by: mgb260
Date: November 12, 2017 06:33PM

Werner, I'm not Tony but, Here is a place to get VW flares:



[www.mgexp.com]


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