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

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Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
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MGBGT at SEMA
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: November 03, 2018 01:06PM

Ran across this at SEMA this week. The guy says he drives it back and forth to work. Glass body panels and Lexan windshield, no glass in the doors. Coyote engine but no room for an alternator in the engine compartment so it is driven by the driveshaft. Probably not the best in traffic. The ugly scoop on the roof provides cooling air for helmets. More pictures here [www.carbuffnetwork.com] thumbs up

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Re: MGBGT at SEMA
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: November 03, 2018 05:41PM

Boy that Coyote is W-I-D-E!


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Don Watson
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Re: MGBGT at SEMA
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: November 04, 2018 10:01AM

Maybe a guide for Calvin's build?


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Carl Floyd
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Re: MGBGT at SEMA
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: November 04, 2018 10:15AM

Fenders (& possibly more body parts) by Dave Craddock.


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Re: MGBGT at SEMA
Posted by: BWA
Date: November 04, 2018 09:49PM

You would think he could stuff one of those miniature alternators just left of the radiator hose.

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Byron


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Jim Blackwood
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Re: MGBGT at SEMA
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 05, 2018 10:20AM

Poor vehicle/engine combination. Just because it is possible does not make it a good idea.

The same criticism could be made of the MG-Roadmaster, ("If it can be done it must be done") and in that case it ended up being a very nice car, but you don't see a second one being built, and for good reasons. Although the chances of a second Coyote/MGB are higher just because there are more rabid Ford fans than rabid Buick fans, it is a less likely combination. Occasionally humans lose all control of their ability to reason.

Jim


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Carl Floyd
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Re: MGBGT at SEMA
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: November 05, 2018 11:33AM

" Occasionally humans lose all control of their ability to reason"

Only occasionally?

I read recently that common sense has become so rare that it is a Super Power!



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Matt Burroughs
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Re: MGBGT at SEMA
Posted by: Burrogs
Date: November 05, 2018 05:10PM

I'm struggling to see how they couldn't find room for an alternator when there looks to be about 10 inches of room in FRONT of that radiator...add to that he's using pusher fans instead of a puller? Seems like SEMA was the right place for this as it doesn't look like it was built to be driven.


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
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Re: MGBGT at SEMA
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: November 05, 2018 10:02PM

The guy told me that he drives it back and forth to work every day. Some people's tolerance level is greater than others.


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Jim Blackwood
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Re: MGBGT at SEMA
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 06, 2018 12:44PM

And puts a battery charger on it every night?

Jim


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
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Re: MGBGT at SEMA
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: November 07, 2018 01:51AM

I'm sure he does


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