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Richard Peterson's 1978 MG MGB V8 Conversion – “Streak”
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“Streak”

Vehicle Information

Owner: Richard Peterson   [PJPeterson]
Location: Hampton, Virginia, USA USA
Status: Running


VIN:APQVIN7654LKJ
Model Year:1978
Original Colour:Red
Current Colour:Blue
Odometer:600 miles
Engine Type:215 V8
Transmission:t5
Last Updated:2014-03-23 06:20:45

 

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Member Comments on Registry: 1978 MG MGB V8 Conversion   ↵
Rated 8.4 out of 10 based on 14 ratings
2016-10-10 14:03:05 # 37727
Comment by Bill Minnear
Rating: 10/10
I thought I would never like a B with rubber bumpers, but your car is beautiful! You really did a nice job on the flared fenders too!
2016-10-10 15:38:43 # 37728
Comment by Richard Peterson
Thank you, Sir!
2017-04-06 18:29:03 # 41463
Comment by Peter Diotte
Rating: 10/10
Love your car. I too have the rubber bumpers on my 79 project car. Did you do anything special on the painting to adhere and match the body paint? Also - love the wood door pieces and dash. I assume that was custom. What kind of wood? Thanks!
2017-04-07 06:03:23 # 41473
Comment by Richard Peterson
Thank you for your kind comments. I used a flex additive to the paint. The same that is used on plastic bumpers of modern cars. Any auto shop carries it. I removes the covering and foam from the cap rails of the cockpit and found some really nice wood. A little sanding, stain, finish coat and reinstalled them. The dash is and overlay kit that I found on E-Bay.Hope this helps. Respectfully, Richard (PJ) Peterson
2017-04-20 21:31:38 # 41792
Comment by mike w
Rating: 10/10
Beautiful car and work ! Where did you get the front and rear spoilers ? Have you had any trouble with the V* over heating ? Thank you Mike
2017-04-24 12:30:19 # 41877
Comment by Richard Peterson
Hi Mike, Thank you for your comments! The front Air Dam is from Moss Motors. The rear spoiler was a custom job by the same local individual who did the wheel wells, engine scoop, louvers int the hood, and moved the gas cap to the side. Overheating was a concern so we took a proactive approach; side ports into the engine, louvers in the hood, radiator by D&D custom, high CMF fan on the back of the radiator, wrapped the exhaust from the headers to the exhaust tips and used Evans "Waterless Cooler" in the radiator. Temp now run about 180 to 195 degree all the time.Respectfully,Richard Peterson
2017-07-04 06:41:45 # 43300
Comment by Sean Walsh
I don't recall ever seeing rubber bumpers painted the same color as the car, gives it a nice modern look. Brilliant to add flex additive to the paint. Did they have to prep the rubber to accept the paint?
2017-07-04 07:12:40 # 43301
Comment by Richard Peterson
Hi Sean, No, just sprayed a couple coats of sandable primer. A little sanding and smoothing. 2 final coats and 2 clear coats. I'm glad you like the car.Respectfully,Richard Peterson

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2014-03-23 06:20:45

Changes from 2013-06-11 09:35:28 to previous 2013-05-23 14:37:14
Mileage added   600
Status Restoration in progress → Running
Changes from 2013-01-19 12:28:24 to previous 2012-12-27 14:08:50
Engine Type added   215 V8

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Sep 6, 2012 Richard Peterson  USA Added to Registry (ID 16885)

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