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pinkyponk Gold Member Adrian Page
Berwick, NS, Canada   CAN
I came up with the idea to use the Chevy Avalanche A/C belt tensioner on a supercharged MGB. Actually my brother in law came up with the idea... I just did it.

Adrian



Home built Eaton M62 Supercharger with 7.6psi boost, 8:1 compression, custom "supercharger" cam from Schneider Cams, Mikuni HSR48 Carburetor, Chevy Cavalier 1.6 rocker arms, Maxspeeding rods with Teflon wrist pin buttons, custom aluminum cold air intake, CB Performance computerized ignition, Fidanza 9 pound flywheel, 1.44 exhaust valves in 48cc chamber head, matched manifolds, 2 1/4" exhaust system.



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pinkyponk Gold Member Adrian Page
Berwick, NS, Canada   CAN
Here's the windblocker I made. My wife really likes it. It lights up like in the photo when you hit the brakes. Not as noticeable in the daytime... but hard to miss at night! It also features seat belt holders so you don't have to rummage around the floor to find your seat belt when you get in.

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Home built Eaton M62 Supercharger with 7.6psi boost, 8:1 compression, custom "supercharger" cam from Schneider Cams, Mikuni HSR48 Carburetor, Chevy Cavalier 1.6 rocker arms, Maxspeeding rods with Teflon wrist pin buttons, custom aluminum cold air intake, CB Performance computerized ignition, Fidanza 9 pound flywheel, 1.44 exhaust valves in 48cc chamber head, matched manifolds, 2 1/4" exhaust system.


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thomaslea1 Tom Lea
Central Illinois, USA   USA
1968 MG MGB
To help with acceleration and the unrelentless quest for eternal life I installed a flux capacitor.
You can too, once they're back in stock.

https://www.oreillyauto.com/flux-capacitor

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Probie Dwight Magee
Fenelon Falls, ON, Canada   CAN
1970 MG MGB MkIII "THE BABY"
In reply to # 3890820 by pinkyponk Here's the windblocker I made. My wife really likes it. It lights up like in the photo when you hit the brakes. Not as noticeable in the daytime... but hard to miss at night! It also features seat belt holders so you don't have to rummage around the floor to find your seat belt when you get in.

Adrian

Now that is cool, people will want to know how you made it.

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Gerald O Gerald O'Docharty
Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA   USA
1972 MG MGB GT
1978 MG MGB
In reply to # 3890740 by trmgb
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
Thanks. Mostly covered in this old thread. My part starting with post 66:
https://www.mgexp.com/forum/mgb-and-gt-forum.1/fuel-injection-efi-for-the-4-cylinder-b.1006921/page-5

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lewk Silver Member Keith Lewis
Cambridge, ON, Canada   CAN
Rubber bumper grill inserts.


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tampaguy Jack Shea
Elgin, OR, USA   USA
My GT is never parked anywhere besides home or winter storage so I installed a battery cutoff in the original antenna location. No hole drilling and easy return back if someone decides it’s not useful to them down the road. I enjoy the ease it provides while working under hood.


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pinkyponk Gold Member Adrian Page
Berwick, NS, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 3890844 by Probie
In reply to # 3890820 by pinkyponk Here's the windblocker I made. My wife really likes it. It lights up like in the photo when you hit the brakes. Not as noticeable in the daytime... but hard to miss at night! It also features seat belt holders so you don't have to rummage around the floor to find your seat belt when you get in.

Adrian

Now that is cool, people will want to know how you made it.

Thanks. It's Plexiglas cut out on a laser with an LED strip light clipped over the bottom edge and wired to the brake lights... and some aluminum brackets.

Adrian



Home built Eaton M62 Supercharger with 7.6psi boost, 8:1 compression, custom "supercharger" cam from Schneider Cams, Mikuni HSR48 Carburetor, Chevy Cavalier 1.6 rocker arms, Maxspeeding rods with Teflon wrist pin buttons, custom aluminum cold air intake, CB Performance computerized ignition, Fidanza 9 pound flywheel, 1.44 exhaust valves in 48cc chamber head, matched manifolds, 2 1/4" exhaust system.

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boltonr137 Randy Bolton
Delaware, OH, USA   USA
1980 MG MGB "Yellow Banana"
Installed a second radiator overflow unit on the left fender, making it a closed system, instead of antifreeze running down to the ground ....


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Gerald O Gerald O'Docharty
Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA   USA
1972 MG MGB GT
1978 MG MGB
Hate to break it to you, if it were running out on the ground with the original overflow tank then you've overfilled it. Or you connected the radiator overflow tube to the wrong fitting on the tank.



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little G Charlie T
queensland, QLD, Australia   AUS
1964 MG MGB "Little G"
Lit up the whole engine bay with 6"led strip bars in the event of any night time issues on the road...especially carby side....stuff that using the phone or holding torch in the mouth BS...just the flick of a switch in the engine bay


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Steve S Avatar
Abingdon West, Southern California, USA   USA
Hard to pick a favorite, but a few of my favorites are:

1. Converted my GT to pull-style exterior door handles
2. Welded seams on all fenders for a smoothed look
3. Installed a Cadillac belt tensioner to cure belt slip at high boost
4. GT glove box knob with hidden key (done by genius previous owner)
5. Reconfigured '67 dash switches to early design

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Cocoa, FL, USA   USA
Utilized my existing overdrive switch to operate the fog lights that I bought since my car is non overdrive.

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CountBasey Silver Member Thomas Basey
Brunswick, OH, USA   USA
1976 MG Midget 1500 "Opus"
Heated and remoulded an ABS plastic front valence designed for an MGB, and fitted it to my rubber bumper Midget.



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“With each replacement of parts, my British car slowly becomes Chinese.”


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rocannon Platinum Member Frank .
Clairvius Narcisse Township, Bokor, St. Kitts and Nevis   KNA
1967 MG MGB GT "GT From Hell"
1980 MG MGB "Restored By Photoshop Inc."
We have a winner!!! thumbs upsmileys with beer

In reply to # 3902107 by little G Lit up the whole engine bay with 6"led strip bars in the event of any night time issues on the road...especially carby side....stuff that using the phone or holding torch in the mouth BS...just the flick of a switch in the engine bay



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