MGB GT V8
Just back after rebuild. Very happy to be back out on track. 2nd on first
1966 MGB with a Rover V8 - Episode 5 - Clutch Assembly
In this episode, Ken Smith installs the clutch assembly, flywheel,
hydraulic throw out bearing, pilot shaft bushing and attaches the
transmission to the engine.
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I am building my first race car, a 1967 MGB-GT with a Jaguar V12 and am
hoping to be competitive in SCCA's EMod class. The class allows any engine
available in a car in the US to be put in any body that was available in
the US. In this video, I start the engine for the first time.
First drive of the LS1-powered MGB GT!
A big day! The MG came out of the garage for the first time in nearly two
years. This is just a "let's make sure it all works" drive. The power
steering pump was a bit low on fluid, thus the moaning noise. The brakes
were a bit soft but worked - you can see me checking them as I bring the
car out of the garage the first time.
And yes, there was a good burnout that didn't get caught on camera.
The car is a 1972 MGB GT that's been fitted with the engine and
transmission from a 1998 Camaro Z28. It's packing
somewhere between 350 and 400 hp, has a 6-speed T-56 transmission and a
Positraction rear. The front suspension runs on a custom frame and is
modeled after a Miata, the rear is a custom three-link setup. At the
moment, the car weighs less than 2000 lbs.
Please note that while the radiator looks low, it actually fit behind the
MG Special Tuning airdam that is not fitted. It's since been replaced with
a more efficient radiator that isn't quite as deep, mostly for better
For more information: http://www.slowcarfast.com
The new Rover V8 in my MGB - Starting for the first time
So, after a year or so I have finaly inserted a new V8 in my MGB. This
video show the very first (and successful) attempt at starting the new
engine. After 7 years on the road, the original engine's block cracked 1
month before I retired and moved to Lyme Regis in July 2007. I've never
performed anything major like this before, so this was a big and anxious
1966 MGB with a Rover V8 - Episode 2 - Assembly
Ken Smith demonstrates basic engine assembly starting with cylinder head
gaskets and installing the cylinder heads. Using Arp Studs, Ken
demonstrates how to torque the cylinder head studs on his Rover V8 3.5
Liter engine which will be installed in his 1966 MGB V8 conversion project.
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1977 MG MGB V8 Roadster
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others, please visit http://www.stlouiscarmuseum.com or call (800) 957-5707
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!
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(HD) EP: MG B GT Overdrive 1974 - Giro di prova - Test Drive - Probefahrt - Prueba de manejo
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Recently we came across this beautiful MG B GT Overdrive 1974 at The
Gallery in Brummen, The Netherlands. This classic car dealer is one of the
largest in the world. We took the car for a little spin! We love to hear
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The MGB is a sports car launched by MG Cars in May 1962 to replace the MGA.
Introduced as a four-cylinder roadster, a coupé with 2+2 seating was added
in 1965. The six-cylinder MGC debuted in 1967; a later derivative fitted
with the Buick-based Rover V8 was made from 1973 to 1976.
MGB/MGC production continued until October 1980 variously by the British
Motor Corporation and its successors, British Motor Holdings and British
Leyland Motor Corporation.
MG Costello GT Mk1 V8
My new precious: an MG Costello GT Mk1 V8 (thanks Lawrence!).
Although the car is a re-shelled Costello, recently it has been
acknowledged by Ken Costello himself to have enough original DNA to be
worthy of his name!
Read all about the amazing story behind this car at MGCostello.com:
http://www.mgcostello.com/MGCostello_-_News.html It's the first Dutch