MGB V8: Starting from the back ...again
An electrical connector fell off at the start of qualifying so we never got
a timed lap. So... back of the grid again... And another funny race. I made
it up to 5th at the driver change and looking at the lap charts, my fastest
lap would have put us on the front row. Somehow I don't think the race
would have been so much fun from P2 though...
Driving the LS1-powered MGB GT
The almost-finished LS1-powered MGB GT on the road! The car is a 1972
chassis that's been rebuilt from an almost-bare shell. Power comes from a
lightly modified 5.7l LS1 V8 from a 1998 Camaro Z28, running through a T56
6-speed transmission and a Positraction rear end. The front runs a
custom-built frame with Miata suspension and steering. The rear is a GM
axle with a custom three-link suspension. The body was widened using steel
flares from a Rabbit, and has been massively reinforced underneath to
handle the power and torque. It's not quite reassembled after the paint
job, there's a bit of chrome missing along with the fenders.
All the work was done in my home garage on jackstands, including the paint.
It took about two years to build the car.
See http://www.slowcarfast.com for full details.
1966 MGB with a Rover V8 - Episode 1 - The "Slipped Liner"
Ken Smith of Kenzmyth Productions takes a turn as talent in the short video
of what to look out for in the early Rover V8 engines with possible
"slipped liners", also known as inserts or sleeves. His 1966 MGB V8
conversion project developed this problem necessitating the removal of the
Rover 3.5 liter engine and trashing of the aluminum block. Enjoy!
BE SURE TO RATE THIS VIDEO. Cheers!