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

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Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(346 posts)

02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:

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MGB GT v8 Project
Posted by: britcars
Date: October 07, 2018 09:56PM

For those who might be interested..................the engine might be a Buick 300 according to the write-up.


Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(6472 posts)

10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: MGB GT v8 Project
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: October 08, 2018 10:01AM

It does appear to be a 300. Has the correct bellhousing pattern.


Dave R
Northern Virginia
(138 posts)

04/07/2016 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB 4.6L Rover V8

Re: MGB GT v8 Project
Posted by: RDMG
Date: October 21, 2018 10:00PM

Thatís a nice pile of parts. Depending on whatís under the silver paint on that engine, and whatís under the paint on the rocker panels, it might be worth the asking price.

Looks like aluminum heads on the engine, not sure about the intake. Since the engine was painted and accessories bolted to it, it was probably given at least some level of refreshing.

Looks like ceramic coated headers, aluminum radiator, GM Camaro spec T5, aluminum hood (needing some TLC at the hinges). With all that stuff lined up, I wonder what rear axle parts might be part of the deal.

Given the semi-optional expense of ceramic coatings on the headers, and the swap to an aluminum hood for a marginal weight savings, Iím thinking this build was planned to be a high-end one. Itís a reasonable bet that thereís some decent rebuild work in that engine, and maybe some goodies in the piles that arenít listed in the ad.

Not sure why literally everything on the car but the windows and lenses was painted white, but Iíve seen a lot weirder stuff done.

Iíve probably got at least $7,500 piled up in my garage already, and I donít have an engine ready to drop in!

If the car is rust-free, I think this is a good find for anyone wanting a head start.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/21/2018 10:01PM by RDMG.

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