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taylorcraftbc65
Sabrina Hill

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05/15/2011 01:14PM

Main British Car:
1963 MGB--1990 Jeep Wrangler-- 1987 Jeep Cherokee stock in MGB-4.5 Jeep I-6 in Wrangler- 3500 rover

New member from Salt Flats, Tx. is a CHUMPCAR owner
Posted by: taylorcraftbc65
Date: May 15, 2011 01:46PM

Hi everyone! I noticed that you guys have an old thread about the ChumpCar World Series, so as a ChumpCar TeamOwner, I thought I would join, and introduce myself.
I have two ChumpCars that are going through their build process right now. One is a lowered 1987 Jeep Cherokee 2WD that was picked up at a Texas Sheriff's auction after it was busted at a border checkpoint with a bunch of pot hidden in the gas tank.
I picked that up for 400 dollars, and because we can use ANY engine that came out of a junkyard to power our race cars, I went to the FINEST junkyard in west Texas, where they sell everything as scrap metal, and pulled a 4 liter Rover aluminum block out of a Rover, to put it into the Jeep.
I have previous experience with putting Buick 215's into Triumph Spitfires, so I know what this engine can do. The second car that I am building up is a Sunbeam Alpine that will get it's OWN Rover V-8.
Sabrina "Brie" Hill



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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: New member from Salt Flats, Tx. is a CHUMPCAR owner
Posted by: Moderator
Date: May 15, 2011 04:00PM

Welcome to BritishV8, Brie!


taylorcraftbc65
Sabrina Hill

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Registered:
05/15/2011 01:14PM

Main British Car:
1963 MGB--1990 Jeep Wrangler-- 1987 Jeep Cherokee stock in MGB-4.5 Jeep I-6 in Wrangler- 3500 rover

Re: New member from Salt Flats, Tx. is a CHUMPCAR owner
Posted by: taylorcraftbc65
Date: May 17, 2011 10:32AM

Thanks for the welcome, I am in the process of pulling the inline six out of the Jeep Chreokee now. As soon as I start to install the Rover engine, I will load up photos of the entire transformation. Brie


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2621 posts)

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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: New member from Salt Flats, Tx. is a CHUMPCAR owner
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 23, 2011 11:50PM

Brie, where's Salt Flats TX?


taylorcraftbc65
Sabrina Hill

(4 posts)

Registered:
05/15/2011 01:14PM

Main British Car:
1963 MGB--1990 Jeep Wrangler-- 1987 Jeep Cherokee stock in MGB-4.5 Jeep I-6 in Wrangler- 3500 rover

Re: New member from Salt Flats, Tx. is a CHUMPCAR owner
Posted by: taylorcraftbc65
Date: May 28, 2011 11:52PM

Salt Flats, is a pretty large area in the northern part of Hudspeth County, Texas. If you locate El Paso on a fairly large scale map, you will see a two lane HWY that runs fairly parallel to, and about 15 miles south of, the Texas--New Mexico boundry line. Before it corsses into Culverson County, and then turns north towards Carlsbad, New Mexico, It runs right through a pretty good set of salt flats, that almost started the SECOND Mexican-American war. We are two miles south of that road (HWY 62-180), And two miles west of the two lane that starts at HWY 62-180, and runs south to the town of Sierra Blanca, the county seat, that straddles Interstate ten. Brie


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