Bmc Crash Test (1961-1965)
BMC Crash Test.
Titles read: 'MINI'.
Several shots of Mini cars with two crash-test dummies inside it crashing
head on into a large concrete block. Some shots in slow motion. The
bonnet is completely smashed in in the later shots. Still shot showing the
effects on the car crashing at 25, 30 and 38 miles an hour. Pretty
Several shots of BMC 1100 car undergoing the same crash tests.
Several shots of BMC 1800 car undergoing crash tests. Still shot comparing
the effects of the cars after crashing at 20, 30 and 35 miles an hour.
Stills showing the interior of the car after crashing at the different
Brief shot of convertible MGB slamming into the block - there are no
dummies in this car. Shots of engine and interior of car after crash.
Slow motion shots at night of the car crashing into the block (area is
floodlit). M/S of doors being opened and shut to show they are undamaged
after crash. Unusual view from below the car as it crashes in slow motion
and debris falls on top of the camera. Shots of the underneath of the car
after crash. View from inside the car as we crash - camera is pointed at
steering wheel and shot is seen in slow motion.
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MGB GT restoration part 13, Terry's
MGB GT restoration part 13, done most of the work so far this winter in my
back garden shed. As you can see from the Block I have some sort of method
every thing is bagged up and stacked up ready to be put back on the Engine
Block. Painted the Engine with 3 coats of Gloss Black Enamel Engine paint.
Main Bearings to the Crank Shaft fitted also the end Plates to the Block,
then transferred the Block to my Garage and attached to the Engine Stand
ready for the final rebuild.
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.