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rotomike Gold Member Michael Kurtzweil
This is one of my first runs with the V8 conversion this past summer. It had temporary exhaust until I could get it to a muffler shop.

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denvermgb Brad Carson
Aurora, Colorado, USA   USA
Michael,

Give us details! What V8, tranny, etc?

Brad

rotomike Gold Member Michael Kurtzweil
It's a '77 B.
I found a '97 Rover 4.0 in a salvage yard. Stripped it down and got most of the parts from D&D Fabrications.
Cam, lifters, Offenhauser intake, Edelbrock carb. Hugger headers-ceramic. Borg Warner T5 tranny- .63 5th gear, shortened S10 drive shaft and narrowed S10 rear end-3.07. Very happy with the combination. Took 6 months from start to finish.

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rotomike Gold Member Michael Kurtzweil
This is sort of a goofy clip, it was the first start of the engine and it was the end of a long day, and a long 6 months.
I wasn't sure what the timing would be so I was turning the distributor as it was turning over trying to find the sweet spot.




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2009-12-29 07:44 PM by rotomike.

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BMC Gold Member Brian Mc Cullough
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA   USA
If you watched the power put out at the dyno of the MGB that we post above (Novmber 17th 2009) you may want to watch this one right after and see the difference...

What is it?
1980 MGB.
3.4L V6 motor.
No special parts.
No tuning.
No altered computer program.
Headers and intake are the only difference between this motor and a stock unit from a 1995 Camaro. This is a bone stock and very hard used motor. The car sat all winter, was brought to the dyno and run with fuel from last year.
Ignore the fuel readings- they were wrong. If the motor would have done that, it wouldn't have run- tail pipe test equipment issues.
Video quality is lacking but adequate.

More about this car can be found at our website: http://bmcautos.com

and http://www.britishv8.org/MG/BrianMcCullough.htm

5 Minute video with FULL DYNO RESULTS POSTED AT THE END:




-BMC.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2010-02-20 03:56 PM by BMC.


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Sabre002 Josh Smith
Myrtle Beach, SC, USA   USA
1974 MG MGB GT "Hot Rod"
1993 Mazda RX7 "The Punisher"
Its not my MGB ones but I thought you guys would let it slide.

www.youtube.com/sabre002

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Dwight Dwight McCullough
Ham Lake, MN, USA   USA
1975 MG MGB "Da ' B"
1979 MG MGB Limited Edition (LE) "N.A."
Who was that masked, 'er old guy wid the gray beard?

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Jim Blackwood * BlownMGB-V8
Gunpowder Rd, Florence, KY, USA   USA


JB

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denvermgb Brad Carson
Aurora, Colorado, USA   USA
I like it!

Brad

Tooie fritz katz
southeast, USA   USA
I hope I am doing this right. Shot "crudest ever" video of quick trip 0-corner-100 out on countryside dead end farm road with camera around neck anfd it is on you tube under Xenathedog... watch?v=iC6X-xgwqso

I have just had to put the car on eBay ( Item number: 320569932012 ) and wanted something to remember it by.





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2012-03-06 10:54 PM by Skye.

perrymgbv8 Perry Stephenson
Buckinghamshire, UK   GBR
This was sent to me by my friend in the Mustang a while back.
I was letting my Son have his first proper runs in the MGB for a whole day while I was pit crew for him. This was a treat for him as he rebuilt my motor and put it back for me while I was off work for many weeks with a back injury. If he had not helped out I would not have been able to get back on track last year. Last year he was 21 and this was his first V8 engine build while I sat on a chair in the garage to talk him through the work. This must have given him some idea's. Because he no longer wants to turbo his MK1 MR2. he is now putting a V8 into an old Ford Escort smiling smiley
It seems he has got the V8 bug !!





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2012-03-06 10:55 PM by Skye.

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Dwight Dwight McCullough
Ham Lake, MN, USA   USA
1975 MG MGB "Da ' B"
1979 MG MGB Limited Edition (LE) "N.A."
BMC-British's car, me driving in 2009.
My first, [read slow] run.......

http://www.streetfire.net/video/mgb-afton-event_683237.htm

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BMC Gold Member Brian Mc Cullough
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA   USA
Well, I post this in the MGB section because that's the water cooler of the MGE, then on the Magnette and A sections because those are the vehicles that these are direct fits in BUT I post here because most know about them but have never seen one installed. The MGB system requires different installation but all the rest is the same basic information. Can I say this is a conversion and therefore it fits our corner of the MGE?



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ptegler Paul Tegler
Severn, MD, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB GT "OBie"
1973 MG MGB GT "YB"
1973 MG Midget MkIII "Lil' Greenie"
1973 Triumph GT6 MkIII "Big Red"    & more
Hi, My name is OBie (OBie, pronounced oh bee ...Orange B)
I’m 38 years old and still a year round daily driver. Paul and I have been together for over 13 years and 204K miles now.

Just after my 37th birthday Paul agreed at 204K+ miles, a pacemaker was simply not enough. So he gave me a full heart transplant. Recuperation was barely a month. (Was the donor on steroids…I can’t see in there). Paul also made sure my electronics would keep the new ticker pumping at it’s best.
Megasquirt™ fuel injected 1992 GM 3.1L with a few custom tidbits. WC T-5 tranny and a narrowed 10 bolt rear.
Completely rewired with 10 relays and 14 fuses


On my 38th birthday, Paul gave me new running shoes and socks to help me exercise my new heart!
(Rota RB 15x7 shoes and 195/50-15 Toyo socks)

I guess he still likes his tunes though. He installed Miata seats for the headrest speakers .
You’d think he’d simply enjoy just listening to me howl.










Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 2011-05-05 07:49 PM by ptegler.

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ptegler Paul Tegler
Severn, MD, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB GT "OBie"
1973 MG MGB GT "YB"
1973 MG Midget MkIII "Lil' Greenie"
1973 Triumph GT6 MkIII "Big Red"    & more
Setting up OBies engine before installation. This was before the Fiero cast valve covers were installed as seen in the above videos
yep... a bit overkill...but having a full stand to fire up an engine and tune the Megasquirt was good choice before deciding to finally chop into OBie for the install.






Paul Tegler
wizardz@toad.net
www.teglerizer.com/mgstuff/
youtube ptegler100



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 2011-05-05 08:02 PM by ptegler.

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