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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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Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

1952 MG TD 350/T5
Posted by: 88v8
Date: February 22, 2020 05:59PM

Extensively reworked TD in CA.

V8 TD.jpg

350 SBC, T5, 8". And did you ever see such neat hydraulics.

V8 TD1.jpg

72 spoke wires on TR6 hubs. MGB rack.

V8 TD2.jpg

Worth reading the write-up on BaT where this car is currently for sale, with the builder engaging in an extensive Q&A.
Several commentators seem nervous at the power in a short wheelbase, but surely that's rather the point?

Oops, forgot the link [bringatrailer.com]

Ivor



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/23/2020 04:37AM by 88v8.


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: 1952 MG TD 350/T5
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: February 22, 2020 07:31PM

The TD has a 3" longer wheelbase than an MGB and nobody seems concerned about that combo, I have 535 hp in my 91" MGB.


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: 1952 MG TD 350/T5
Posted by: 88v8
Date: February 23, 2020 04:41AM

Yes, and the TR4/5/6/ is 88".
Some people just like to find things to cluck about. And then, many youngsters have never driven a 'proper' car without all the electronic and safety gizmos.

At this rate it won't sell. $7,231 bid for a car that must have absorbed hundreds of hours.

Ivor


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

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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: 1952 MG TD 350/T5
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 23, 2020 10:24AM

"The TD has a 3" longer wheelbase than an MGB "

But..... it's an MG Midget! ;)


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: 1952 MG TD 350/T5
Posted by: 88v8
Date: February 28, 2020 04:22AM

Sold for $19,250.
Nice to see some appreciation.

Ivor


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