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

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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2603 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

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

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Zetec anyone?
Posted by: rficalora
Date: April 25, 2019 10:36PM

Got this article from Classic Motorsports in my inbox today... [classicmotorsports.com]. Sounds like a bit of work but they did a nice job...


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5777 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Zetec anyone?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 26, 2019 10:10AM

I'd like to know what the F/R weight bias is.

Jim


spridget
bill green
Maine
(51 posts)

Registered:
03/22/2008 01:29PM

Main British Car:
3 1980 TR8, 1 TR7 2 Bugeye Sprite 1 MG midget TR8 3.5 and 5.0, Sprite 1098 and ?

Re: Zetec anyone?
Posted by: spridget
Date: April 26, 2019 10:58AM

My Zetec is on the stand waiting to be installed in a Bugeye body.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1966 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Zetec anyone?
Posted by: mgb260
Date: April 26, 2019 02:36PM

The Zetec is not super light. It uses a cast iron block. Mustangsix (Jack) and his son Brian (Ceres Motorsports) did the build on the Ford Focus Fanatics site and the Mgexperience site. The Zetec is lighter than the MGB motor and is set further back. The Wheels are Nissan Sentra rims recentered to proper offset. Great build!

[www.focusfanatics.com]



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MustangSix
Jack Collins

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12/16/2011 10:53AM

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Re: Zetec anyone?
Posted by: MustangSix
Date: May 15, 2019 12:48PM

The Zetec isn't the lightest of engines but easily 100 lbs less than a B-series MG engine.

Jim, the F/R balance was about 51/49 when we weighed it but the top and frame were off that day and the spare might have been missing as well. Add another 75lbs biased toward the rear and it's probably close to 50/50 now.

Zetec Bugeye - that should be fun.

Jack


bhedrick
Bill Hedrick
Downers Grove, IL
(1 posts)

Registered:
06/09/2019 09:48AM

Main British Car:
1971 MG Midget 1275 a series

Re: Zetec anyone?
Posted by: bhedrick
Date: June 09, 2019 07:10PM

Is there any information about putting a zetec into a midget?


spridget
bill green
Maine
(51 posts)

Registered:
03/22/2008 01:29PM

Main British Car:
3 1980 TR8, 1 TR7 2 Bugeye Sprite 1 MG midget TR8 3.5 and 5.0, Sprite 1098 and ?

Re: Zetec anyone?
Posted by: spridget
Date: June 10, 2019 06:16AM

Yes, there are several out there. Search Zetec in midgets or Zetec in Bugeye Sprite. When I finish my Bugeye and TR8 rebuilds I have a Bugeye waiting for a Zetec install. I hope that will begin in the fall.



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