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

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svomgb
Dennis Ogden
Niwot, CO
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08/17/2012 02:04PM

Main British Car:
1967 MGB roadster 85 ish Ford 2.3 turbo 20 psi boost

Comment thread - 67 Roadster Ford 2.3 l turbo
Posted by: svomgb
Date: July 03, 2018 11:49AM

It was pointed out to me that there are no comments in the build section. So here's your chance should you have questions or comments.
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kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
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Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Comment thread - 67 Roadster Ford 2.3 l turbo
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: July 03, 2018 03:55PM

Welcome Dennis, great looking car, join us in Dayton!


MGB SS
Joe Schafer
Central Michigan
(140 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 06:46AM

Main British Car:
1971 Mgb 1991 5.0 Ford

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Re: Comment thread - 67 Roadster Ford 2.3 l turbo
Posted by: MGB SS
Date: July 09, 2018 07:56PM

Well it has taken a few nights to get through your build blog at Turboford but was well worth the time, Great build and great record of the progress. Years ago I had a turbo T-bird (1985), great choice for your B swap
And yes welcome to the group


svomgb
Dennis Ogden
Niwot, CO
(7 posts)

Registered:
08/17/2012 02:04PM

Main British Car:
1967 MGB roadster 85 ish Ford 2.3 turbo 20 psi boost

Re: Comment thread - 67 Roadster Ford 2.3 l turbo
Posted by: svomgb
Date: July 10, 2018 01:30PM

Thanks.
I had previously thought I would be adding more power with additional engine modifications. But it is so much fun to drive the way it is I may put that off for a while.
The car is traction limited through the first 3 gears.


MGB SS
Joe Schafer
Central Michigan
(140 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 06:46AM

Main British Car:
1971 Mgb 1991 5.0 Ford

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Re: Comment thread - 67 Roadster Ford 2.3 l turbo
Posted by: MGB SS
Date: July 10, 2018 06:18PM

Yes without a lot of remodeling its hard to use much more than 250-300 hp with a 2200# MGB I was always planning on more HP in mine but until the traction issue is addressed What is the point.

The part about your car is that it was as much work to put another 4 banger in the B as it was to put my V-8 Not saying you made the wrong choice because I think your car is great just seemed like putting another 4 in would be less work and re-design of the car but reading your build it certainly wasn't.
Joe


svomgb
Dennis Ogden
Niwot, CO
(7 posts)

Registered:
08/17/2012 02:04PM

Main British Car:
1967 MGB roadster 85 ish Ford 2.3 turbo 20 psi boost

Re: Comment thread - 67 Roadster Ford 2.3 l turbo
Posted by: svomgb
Date: July 11, 2018 04:23PM

I was originally targeting 400 horsepower, and to do that I would need a different cylinder head and turbo. With that you also get good street manners. If I wanted to top that I think an aluminum LS would be the reasonable choice.
I think many of the modifications are related to power output - transmission tunnel, rear axle and suspension, radiator and then my choice of EFI - fuel tank, filter, fuel lines. Without all that stuff the swap is a piece of cake, but probably not very interesting.


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