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tr8todd
Todd Kishbach

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What has a Buick 215 and a TR4 rear end?
Posted by: tr8todd
Date: March 01, 2016 11:49AM

This thing, and I just bought it. Guess I shouldn't have been so quick to jump the ship the old aluminum V8.


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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2837 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: What has a Buick 215 and a TR4 rear end?
Posted by: roverman
Date: March 01, 2016 04:58PM

Todd, I give up, what is it ? More importantly, allowed to vintage race ?? We must hear more. Thanks, roverman.


tr8todd
Todd Kishbach

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Re: What has a Buick 215 and a TR4 rear end?
Posted by: tr8todd
Date: March 01, 2016 06:57PM

Don't know exactly what it is. The builder recently passed away and his brother listed it for sale. I'll pick it up this weekend. Its some kind of home built race car with no bodywork. Reminds me of those newish excocets and Factory Five 818 kits running around now. Comes with three Buick/Olds engines, a dry sump, new intake, new carb, new crane cam, BW T5 tranny, hand fabricated aluminum uprights, Tilton reverse mount pedals and masters, big ole aluminum rad with shroud and fans, a ton of spares. Just way too cool to pass it up. Come to think of it, thats how I ended up with the bmw 2002 race car, and the MGB race car. Seller thinks it has a 98" wheelbase, so I can think of lots of things that will fit on top of it. Comes with engineered drawings for everything, including the non existent sheetmetal body work. If nothing else, it will be a really fun autocross car. It will feel right at home here with all the race car/TR8/MGB/BMW2002/Rover V8 crap I have. I already have visions of a Saab Sonnet, a TVR, fiberglass beetle body, Miata, or any number of other things sitting on top off it.


Nexxussian
Erik Johnson
Alaska
(61 posts)

Registered:
04/20/2015 10:32PM

Main British Car:
1974, MGB, Citroen Color Rover V8

Re: What has a Buick 215 and a TR4 rear end?
Posted by: Nexxussian
Date: March 02, 2016 02:34AM

Is that an actual aluminum tub or aluminum riveted to a tube structure?


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5083 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: What has a Buick 215 and a TR4 rear end?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: March 02, 2016 03:04AM

Sort of looks like a kit car frame, like something that might go under a Manta Mirage.

Oh, except that one was rear engine.

Jim


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1156 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: What has a Buick 215 and a TR4 rear end?
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: March 02, 2016 12:11PM

That's pretty darn cool Todd!
And well built from the looks of it.
An old Kellison J series body looks like it would fit on that and would be awesome.

Live like you mean it.
Fred


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