Visit our Twitter feed for more great content
MGExp

MGB & GT Forum

What is the Best Homemade upgrade on your car

Moss Motors
AutoShrine Sponsor
AutoShrine Sponsor
AutoShrine Sponsor
AutoShrine Sponsor

Wray Avatar
Wray Gold Member Wray Lemke
., SC, USA   USA
The very first Wrabilizer for my gauges made from a 10 volt solid state IC chip.

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <
cunhab Avatar
cunhab Bruce Cunha
Placerville, CA, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
1967 MG MGB GT
A buzzer that reminds me if I leave my lights on. It got to be a pain coming out and finding the battery dead.

little G Avatar
little G Charlie T
queensland, QLD, Australia   AUS
1964 MG MGB "Little G"
I made cup holders for both sides ..... lololololololol...I gave the passenger a used one !

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <

Attachments:
cup holder .. phone holder.jpg    17.7 KB
cup holder .. phone holder.jpg

geezer Avatar
geezer Silver Member charles durning
Magee, MS, USA   USA
1958 MG Magnette ZB "Chick Magnette (sold)"
1967 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon (2-door) "Marvin"
1974 MG MGB GT "Foghorn Leghorn"
Rear disc brakes. Some may scoff at the thought of better rear brakes, but I am delighted with the results.



"Whether you think you can do something, or you think you can't, you're correct"- Henry Ford


Attachments:
IMG_2006.JPG    39.7 KB
IMG_2006.JPG

albeegreen1 Avatar
albeegreen1 Gold Member bob tresch
bordentown, NJ, USA   USA
1972 MG MGB MkIII "ALBERT"
Moving the battery to the trunk. (PO's job) I added a cut off knob switch and put a solid set of new full length battery cables on it finding the old ones were spliced together......Yes!! it has a group 26 tie down off a 82 Datsun B-210 and a coolant overflow bottle added well.



"Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily".

- James Corbett.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-02-12 12:39 PM by albeegreen1.


Attachments:
DSC01798.JPG    32.3 KB
DSC01798.JPG

DSC01834.JPG    46.3 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
TinyTin Avatar
TinyTin David Rogers
Merrimack, NH, USA   USA
1963 MG MGB "TinyTin"
Several lighting related ones. I installed strips of LED lights under the lip of the dash and in the foot wells and wired them to the map light. Works kind of like dome lighting when there is no dome to mount a light to. Similar idea in the boot.

Also, X2 on the alert for headlights on with the ignition off. I use my regular headlights as DRLs and don't worry about leaving them on and returning to a dead battery.

pinkyponk Avatar
pinkyponk Gold Member Adrian Page
Berwick, NS, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 3889897 by ingoldsb Cruise control.

How did you do homemade cruise control?

Adrian



Home built Eaton M62 Supercharger with 7.6psi boost, 8:1 compression, custom "supercharger" cam from Schneider Cams, Mikuni HSR48 Carburetor, cold air intake, ported head, matched manifolds, CB Performance computerized ignition, Fidanza 9 pound flywheel, Maxspeeding rods with Teflon wrist pin buttons.

Andrys Posthuma Avatar
Delft, Z-H, Netherlands   NLD
1935 MG N-Type Magnette
1976 MG MGB GT "The B"
In reply to # 3890226 by pinkyponk
In reply to # 3889897 by ingoldsb Cruise control.

How did you do homemade cruise control?

Adrian

(That's an easy jokesmiling smiley https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/187f051e-1a08-46f3-bdb2-e24815bb8db2/svn/oldcastle-bricks-22330002-64_1000.jpg

I did the heater ball valve too. And thick sound insulation felt everywhere, helps a lot to quite things down.

oldredsel Avatar
oldredsel Silver Member Rick Crosby
South Dartmouth, MA, USA   USA
1959 Edsel Villager "OLD Red EDSEL"
1969 MG MGB GT "Emma"
1980 MG MGB "Hole-y Roller"
2003 Chevrolet S10 "The S10"    & more
In reply to # 3890226 by pinkyponk
In reply to # 3889897 by ingoldsb Cruise control.

How did you do homemade cruise control?

Adrian

LOL, this reminded me of the time while working at an auto parts store back in the 1970's, my throttle cable snapped on my Sprite while starting it up after work. Since we didn't stock a new one, I installed a universal (friction) choke cable to get home (Which was later replaced by a bicycle brake cable.) The choke cable was both a hand throttle and cruise control! grinning smiley

Cheers,

Rick



If I could get all the money back I ever spent on cars. . . I'd spend it on cars. - Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)


The journey is the destination.

Jim Stabe Avatar
San Diego, CA, USA   USA
In reply to # 3889813 by nickj I made a new frame and body for the '72. Also homemade seats, suspension control arms, and dashboard. Everything else is pretty much stock.

So what else is left that is stock, you made pretty much everything. I think pictures are in order.?



Jim

"If you want me to agree with you then we would both be wrong"

'66 MGB widened 11" with supercharged LT1 Chevy and 6 speed, C4 Corvette suspension
Pictures here Part 1 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,7581
Continued in Part 2 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,22422
Continued in Part 3 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,33108
Continued in Part 4 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,40751
Continued in Part 5 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,48698,48698#msg-48698
Continued in Part 6 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,61672

pinkyponk Avatar
pinkyponk Gold Member Adrian Page
Berwick, NS, Canada   CAN
This will keep you busy for a while: http://www.mglocost.com/

Adrian



Home built Eaton M62 Supercharger with 7.6psi boost, 8:1 compression, custom "supercharger" cam from Schneider Cams, Mikuni HSR48 Carburetor, cold air intake, ported head, matched manifolds, CB Performance computerized ignition, Fidanza 9 pound flywheel, Maxspeeding rods with Teflon wrist pin buttons.


Attachments:
MG locost.jpg    75.9 KB
MG locost.jpg

ex-tyke Avatar
ex-tyke Graham Creswick
Chatham, ON, Canada   CAN
1976 MG MGB
A one-off egg crate grille amongst other things.....


Attachments:
On the Dragon 2016.jpg    48 KB
On the Dragon 2016.jpg

geezer Avatar
geezer Silver Member charles durning
Magee, MS, USA   USA
1958 MG Magnette ZB "Chick Magnette (sold)"
1967 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon (2-door) "Marvin"
1974 MG MGB GT "Foghorn Leghorn"
I like that grille. Very Ferrari looking



"Whether you think you can do something, or you think you can't, you're correct"- Henry Ford

spikemichael Avatar
spikemichael Platinum Member Michael Caputo
Ocean Shores, WA, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB "Freebie"
1973 MG MGB
1974 MG MGB "Spike"
1979 MG MGB "MegaBeanie"    & more
Ummm...

This grille badge, at the behest of EurekaJim for whom I manufacture. He sells them.

I also designed, and my wife and I made, a windbreak for the car one night about a year ago; but it seems I do not have a photo of it and the top is up so hard to take a photo.



Michael J. Caputo
'79 RBB and '73 CBB owner with extensive experience in 12v Audio System design and installation.
Vendor of Regalia and Promotional Products. Forum Member with a warped sense of humor.


Member Services:
Call me at 978-249-5760 PST for help with your Weber DGV Carburetor, questions about the calendar, or just to talk MGBs! Send high resolution photo submissions for next year's calendar to 2020photos@mgbcalendar.com

Attachments:
CIMG0100.jpg    28.7 KB
CIMG0100.jpg

trmgb Avatar
trmgb todd martinez
littleton, CO, USA   USA
In reply to # 3889782 by Gerald O Electronic fuel injection (EFI), and distributorless coil-per-plug (CPP) ignition.




Tell more , some specifics please
Great job



72 engine, hif carbs, black od, rest of car stock

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <

To add your reply, or post your own questions




Registration is FREE and takes less than a minute!


Having trouble posting or changing forum settings?
Read the Forum Help (FAQ) or contact the webmaster