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

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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

1952 TD with Ford V8.
Posted by: 88v8
Date: May 04, 2018 05:04AM

What sounds like a long-ago repower.
V8-60hp. The inherent cooling issues seem to have been addressed, with separate temp gauges for each bank, never saw that before.
Period Offie go-faster bits.
Auction on BaT where, as usual, posters find things to moan about. Me, I rather like it.
[bringatrailer.com]

Turnkey. All weather equipment. Looks well built and a lot of fun, and I bet it won't be a lot of $$$.

Ivor


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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: 1952 TD with Ford V8.
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 04, 2018 11:01AM

Sweet!


ScottM
Scott Murphy

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Re: 1952 TD with Ford V8.
Posted by: ScottM
Date: May 24, 2018 09:48AM

Hi all, I'm Scott and am new here. I've been lucky enough to own many cars in my life, but this is my first British car aside from my 1966 Series 11 Land Rover years ago. I purchased this particular 1952 TD on BaT; still awaiting to go retrieve it - it's nearly at the Canadian border (and I am 30 miles East on Manhattan, NY). The elderly gent that restored it had his work cut out for him and did a fine job; it was a project. It was in storage since 1975 but the engine swap may have been long before then. He redid everything over a three-year period and said that the internal engine components were like new inside, as if the previous owner never actually got the V8 running. The engine was removed and reinstalled the engine after being disassembled and updated. The 9" Ford clutch was retained, and mated to the newly rebuilt, stock MG trans and stock rear. Stay tuned. Thanks, Scott



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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: 1952 TD with Ford V8.
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 25, 2018 09:16AM

Scott, you should join the group in Dayton OH in July - great bunch of people and we'd love to see your car. But, when did they move Manhattan up to the Canadian boarder?!?!


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: 1952 TD with Ford V8.
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 25, 2018 10:11AM

The car, Rob. The car is near the Canadian border. ;)


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: 1952 TD with Ford V8.
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: May 25, 2018 11:20AM

He can be forgiven for that Carl, he's a Texan. In the Texas view 95% of the world is Texas and the rest just sort of floats along the borders. ;)

Jim


ScottM
Scott Murphy

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Re: 1952 TD with Ford V8.
Posted by: ScottM
Date: May 25, 2018 03:34PM

I appreciate the comments, thanks. Yes, just the car is on Canadian border, I hope to get up there in mid-June to drag her home. Dayton sounds fun, but my animals, 6 year old son, pregnant wife and the 5:33 rear wonít give me the time I need. It needs a top and side curtains, the rubber beading along both the running boards, and the aluminum running board strips. Everything else looks well sorted. Of course, I will know more after spending some time getting to know the car. Iíve been excited as Iíve ever been about any car and Iíve had plenty. This is the oldest vechicle Iíve ever had l, save for my 1946 Willyís I bought when I was 15. Thanks again, good to have better minds than my own to get ideas from! Scott



rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: 1952 TD with Ford V8.
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 25, 2018 09:47PM

"it's nearly at the Canadian border (and I am 30 miles East on Manhattan, NY)"

I was commenting on the typo - on vs of... Was just trying to be funny. But I do think the car is cool and would love to see it.

Scott 30 miles east of Manhattan suggests Long Island. Almost all of my family has moved out, but Smithtown and Brentwood were where I spent a lot of summers.

Jim, I am from Texas, what country are you from ;)?


ScottM
Scott Murphy

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Re: 1952 TD with Ford V8.
Posted by: ScottM
Date: May 25, 2018 11:11PM

You have it right Rob, Iím on the north shore, Cold Spring Harbor here; a mile from Huntington village. My parents moved us out during the Carter-administration. They thought it was too crowded then, fast-forward 40 years and Iím back. Love it here, itís a special area; lots of old guys in old cars too. Iím home:) Iím new to British vehicles and am glad for the help, so thanks. S


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: 1952 TD with Ford V8.
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: May 26, 2018 02:49PM

Rob,
West by God Virginney. Betcha didn't know, if you flatten it out it's big as Texas!!

Jim


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: 1952 TD with Ford V8.
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 26, 2018 04:52PM

Probably, Jim. But don't do it. Your roads are WAY more fun to drive than our flat & straight as far as you can see roads. Our 80 mph speed limits in some areas are nice though.


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