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

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

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Baris u like B turbo
Posted by: 88v8
Date: December 10, 2022 12:25PM

Not a V8, but I have to draw your attention to this remarkable re-imagining of the B that's on BaT.
[bringatrailer.com]

No reserve, and beset by a bunch of squarepants moaners.

Ivor


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4512 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Baris u like B turbo
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 10, 2022 01:11PM

"Remarkable"

Nicest mention of it, yet. :)


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Baris u like B turbo
Posted by: Moderator
Date: December 10, 2022 04:22PM

I like this car. Someone invested a lot of passion, skill, and hard work. It's a shame they're not credited for it in the Bring-a-Trailer write-up.

My first thought is that this might be a Barry Preston / Brooklands car, but it doesn't match other ones I found photos of. (A number of Barry's cars appeared in the old British V8 Newsletter, and particularly in the Canadian Corner column.) I have a hunch the builder of this car was at least familiar with Barry's work.

Did you guys notice the DynaQuip valve on the heelboard behind the driver's seat? Must be a fuel line shutoff, I guess. I don't recall seeing that feature on an MGB before.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Baris u like B turbo
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 11, 2022 10:52AM

Sort of answers the question of "When is an MGB no longer an MGB?" And I think the answer is, when everything possible has been done to eliminate the MGB identity.

Jim


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

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Baris u like B turbo
Posted by: 88v8
Date: December 12, 2022 04:52AM

Haha yes, but like the TR4 becoming the TR6, the centre section does rather give it away.

Then again, there's a new possibility for C&C.... guess what this car was?....


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: Baris u like B turbo
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 12, 2022 09:40AM

The MGB windshield will always give it away, Ivor. :)


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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(6469 posts)

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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Baris u like B turbo
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 12, 2022 11:23AM

There were a few other cars that used the MGB windshield...

Jim



MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Baris u like B turbo
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 12, 2022 07:07PM

Just the windshield or the whole frame? Besides kits cars?


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