Part 4/5 Megasquirted 3.1L V6 Installation - a 1973 MGBGT
This sequence documents the 'near' final hardware
configuration/installation of my 3.L V6 into my 1973 MG BGT. Video details
engine installation details , the dash and gauge additions/modifications
and the '5-ball' shift lever.
turbo MGA (1962 MGA with CA18DET)
A short drive in my MGA with a 4-cylinder Nissan 1.8 liter DOHC turbo engine. Specs are 4.1 diff, 10 lbs of Boost, 72-spoke MGC wire wheels and
195/60 15R tires.
I estimate that I have about 165-175 hp at the rear wheels.
MGB GT Rebuild Timelapse
650+ hour (and hundreds of cups of tea) rebuild of my 78' MGB GT along with
some alpine shenanigans
Failed motor swap
I finally got my sr20det motor swap finished after several months of work,
it ended up having a really nice knock on at least 3 cylinders, if not all
4 cylinders, you can hear the knock at just over half of the video, I
purchased this motor from jdmenginescorp.com, do not buy from them!!!
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.
MGB Ready for Nurburgring
A short video of my trip to the nurburgring in my 1968 MGB GT. It has
uprated brakes suspension and engine. The car performed great bu i kept
losing power due to the fuel pump not keeping up with the demand. The trip
was organised by the miniForum who i cant thank enough, it was the best
trip ever!!! Looks slow in the vid but felt very fast in a classic car!
More vids to come.
mgb gt v2 1
a short video of my MG, beginning may seem slow but give it a chance lol.
take the car for some "spins"
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
Test Driving the MGB V6 3.4L Conversion - Classic British Sports Car v6 + v8 Engine Swaps
1973 MGB GT with 1995 Camaro 3.4L V6 'L32' motor and
gearbox conversion built by BMC British Automobile,LLC.
This car has a GM 3.42 Limited Slip disc brake rear end, Wilwood brakes on
rear axle by BMC, Classic Conversions Eng. (CCE) Mounting kit and headers,
FAST CARS front suspension and brakes, composite rear springs, tube shocks,
panhard rod and anti-tramp by Doug Jackson and far more than we're willing
to admit. 0-60 MPH times approximately between 5.5 and 6.5 seconds- it has
not been officially timed but these conversions have no problem in the
passing lane going uphill in the mountains.
Filming and editing by: Zeezy
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