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Young olds
roger parkey

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New guy
Posted by: Young olds
Date: May 02, 2018 07:12PM

New member but not new to the site, i been researching the olds, buick, rover motors for years now and seem to always end up on this site so i figured id just join so I can ask questions and gain more info. I dont own a british car but i have an opel manta with a 215 and t50 im working on.



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Young olds
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Re: New guy
Posted by: Young olds
Date: May 02, 2018 08:20PM

Iíve had 215ís in a few olds f85ís and Iíve always been interested in them but never modified one. I stumbled upon this engine and just had to have it, with the engine I got a chevy bellhousing adapter with flywheel, a dry sump pan and a nib crower stroker crank.
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Then I needed a car, ended up with the Manta. Then the fun began, most of the fun was building headers( picture is of an unfinished one) but luckily was able to pull that off.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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02/29/2008 08:29PM

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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: New guy
Posted by: mgb260
Date: May 02, 2018 08:49PM

Very Cool! Welcome aboard!


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
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11/10/2007 10:05AM

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74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: New guy
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: May 02, 2018 10:15PM

Looks like fun!!


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

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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: New guy
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 03, 2018 10:11AM

Nice flares on the Opel.


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

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

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Re: New guy
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: May 03, 2018 10:46AM

I like it. Also those injector stacks are way cool. What can you tell us about them and the front cover?

Jim


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: New guy
Posted by: mgb260
Date: May 03, 2018 11:44AM

I really like the RV8 style tri-y headers!



Young olds
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Re: New guy
Posted by: Young olds
Date: May 03, 2018 01:14PM

The injection is hilborn, the ports are larger than the ports in 215 heads so Iím assuming they match 300 heads or the gm race heads Iíve heard about. The only thing I know about the front cover is it says Micky Thompson and itís set up for a cam driven fuel pump.
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Thanks for the comment on the headers, This is my first time building headers and Iíve been working really hard on them. Excuse the ugly welds I only have a mig. Once I get them to fit how I want Iíll smooth the welds and get them ceramic coated.
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Drivers side had to have the steering shaft pass through. Both sides are a tight fit and it whooped my butt making these.



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Young olds
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Re: New guy
Posted by: Young olds
Date: May 03, 2018 01:31PM

Are there mini starters readily available? Mine has one on it that has a McLeod sticker but I never heard of them making starters, and this engine bay is so tight I canít fit a starter and larger then what I have. Would also like to know more about the gm race heads if anyone can enlighten me.


Young olds
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Re: New guy
Posted by: Young olds
Date: May 03, 2018 01:43PM

Realized I didnít tell you about the engine in the car. Itís an olds block, buick heads( 10:1 comp and rocker supports), Erson tq20 cam, performer intake and quadrajet carb, and an aluminum flywheel. [youtu.be] video is with partial exhaust, from headers through x pipe ending under back seat area. Still not sure what Iím doing for mufflers.



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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: New guy
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 03, 2018 07:31PM

Mini-starter. This is what I used on my Buick 215:

McLeod 810163 Mini Starter 1.4kw 215 Alm V8 Buick/Olds 156 Gear


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: New guy
Posted by: mgb260
Date: May 03, 2018 08:48PM

DynoMax have very good flowing mufflers.


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

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1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: New guy
Posted by: 88v8
Date: May 04, 2018 04:52AM

Silencers....I had a Flowmaster DBX on my 3.5 RV8. It sounded like a tin can. Previously a straight-through that was more like a slow-firing machine gun, until it blew its stuffing out.
Now I have a Hooker Aerochamber. Big improvement.

What sounds good for five minutes can become a real earache after an hour, and getting the sound you want without resonance or boom is a bit of a lottery. Demon Tweeks have a good selection of silencers.

Ivor


Young olds
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Re: New guy
Posted by: Young olds
Date: May 07, 2018 10:28PM

I already know what style of muffler I want itís just a matter of if I can fit them.


It doesnít seem so but does anyone have anymore info on the mickey Thompson front covers for these motors? Iíve seen one other one on a motor with hilborn injection like mine but it had a magneto where mine has a Mallory dual points. Iíve come up empty handed when I tried researching it. Also very interested to learn more about the gm race heads as well as the dual quad intake.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: New guy
Posted by: mgb260
Date: May 07, 2018 11:21PM

Roger, I don't know for sure but Mickey Thompson was involved with GM, Indy, Drag Racing, Off-Road and Marine. Probably Drag Racing or Marine. They commonly used cam driven water pumps.



7sand8s
Dennis Miller

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Re: New guy
Posted by: 7sand8s
Date: May 09, 2018 05:40AM

An early article about the engine:
[www.teambuick.com]


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: New guy
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 09, 2018 10:03AM

That link requires on to log in to view it.

What was the name of the article? Maybe I can reach it via Google.


7sand8s
Dennis Miller

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Re: New guy
Posted by: 7sand8s
Date: May 09, 2018 11:00AM

The article was called "Souping The Special-Hot Rodding Buick"
Spotlite Book 537


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5478 posts)

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

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Re: New guy
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: May 09, 2018 12:03PM

The website has free accounts and they are a good resource.

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: New guy
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 09, 2018 08:39PM

I see.

It is an excerpt from a Peterson Publishing book - Hot rodding the Buick;: Tuning and souping all Buick engines from Special V6 to 425 "Mystery" V8. Performance secrets of Reventlow's Scarab, ... dragster (Hot Rod magazine technical library) Unknown Binding Ė 1963
by Bob Russo (Author)


This link should work.

[www.teambuick.com]
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