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

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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Brian Kraus' Rotaty Midget in Grassroots Motorsports
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 21, 2017 12:38PM



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

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Re: Brian Kraus' Rotaty Midget in Grassroots Motorsports
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: December 21, 2017 07:39PM

I saw the article also. That thing has to be a hoot to drive. Back in the 60's at the autocrosses I competed in there was a Lotus 7 with a Mazda rotary in it Can't remember what was done to the engine but it was FAST. The thing would just squirt from corner to corner and usually took top time of the day. The only car I remember beating it was a 427 Cobra driven by Elliot Forbes-Robinson. Nobody beat him.


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Re: Brian Kraus' Rotaty Midget in Grassroots Motorsports
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 22, 2017 06:48PM

He attended the 2007 British V8 Meet in Willoughby, OH. Helped design our small parking lot autox course, but left the Midget on the trailer to be fair to the rest of us. He did do the track day at Nelson Ledges with us. He was a good 4-5 seconds faster than Pete Mantell & myself.

I believe he went from the V8 Meet to a Hillclimb where he set FTD.


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