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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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02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

MGB 302 T5 on Hemmings
Posted by: 88v8
Date: July 27, 2022 05:20AM

A 'make offer' at $38,500 which is perhaps a bit steep for a rubber bumper car.

Looks tidy. Four-link rear, but stock brakes. Pro build it says.

For fans of blue, take a look.

[www.hemmings.com]

Ivor


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4284 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: MGB 302 T5 on Hemmings
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 28, 2022 10:00AM

New "pro build" trick?
Pro Build.jpg


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(6218 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: MGB 302 T5 on Hemmings
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 28, 2022 10:56AM

Why is that lever on the front side?

Jim


mstemp
Mike Stemp
Calgary, Canada
(217 posts)

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11/25/2009 07:18AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Rover 4.6L

Re: MGB 302 T5 on Hemmings
Posted by: mstemp
Date: July 28, 2022 11:31AM

$40K and you get to add a cable so it can pass a roadability inspection, NICE!
I assume most states or US insurance companies require some sort of inspections on older cars?


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

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: MGB 302 T5 on Hemmings
Posted by: 88v8
Date: July 29, 2022 01:46PM

Seller says it has an e-brake.
Newfangulations....

Ivor


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4284 posts)

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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: MGB 302 T5 on Hemmings
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: August 01, 2022 09:09AM

E-brakes used to not be legal in many states. OEM e-brakes have gained acceptance. Not so sure about DIY e-brakes.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2760 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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Re: MGB 302 T5 on Hemmings
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 01, 2022 06:54PM

Good question, Jim B!



MG four six eight
Bill Jacobson
Wa state
(318 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 02:15AM

Main British Car:
73 MGB Buick 215, Eaton/GM supercharger

Re: MGB 302 T5 on Hemmings
Posted by: MG four six eight
Date: August 02, 2022 01:01AM

In WA state, DIY park brakes are legal (and required) as long as it is mechanically operated. Of course it has to hold as well.

Bill


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2760 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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Re: MGB 302 T5 on Hemmings
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 03, 2022 04:39PM

I think Jim was pointing out that, in addition to not being connected, this one is on the front side of the axle tube. MG had both sides behind the axle tube. Looks like this was reassembled wrong during that "professional" restoration.


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(993 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: MGB 302 T5 on Hemmings
Posted by: 88v8
Date: August 04, 2022 05:45AM

Yes, but it helps keep the weight between the wheelbase :}


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(6218 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: MGB 302 T5 on Hemmings
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: August 04, 2022 08:37AM

Little hard to hook up that way since the hogshead is right in the way. REAL professional if you ask me. Kinda like all those professional TV shows.

Jim


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(982 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

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

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Re: MGB 302 T5 on Hemmings
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: August 04, 2022 10:01AM

Similar, watching a builder do a 55 Chevy. They were ready to add the 5 sp. but could not find A Tranny X-Member, DUH? Tri 5's had (2) front engine mounts and rear bell housings (2) mounts. Tranny hung out by itself. Had a Muncie with one ear broken off at Bell housing one time, wonder what happened!


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