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Old 03-11-2013, 02:13 PM   #111
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I have a damaged SVT header if you want it to modify.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:58 AM   #112
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I have a damaged SVT header if you want it to modify.
Thanks. I'll keep it in mind, but I think we'll start with what we have. I know there are better solutions than the shorty but it fits well into this car (and it's shiny).
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:36 PM   #113
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Well shiny adds +5hp lol
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:08 AM   #114
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I started pulling parts off the MGB last week. The engine and transmission got pulled yesterday. This car is dead simple to take apart and work on. I love it.

My father has to leave town for a couple weeks due to a family emergency but I'm going to stay in Orlando and work on a couple things while he's away. I'm going to upgrade the fuse block, add some relays, and upgrade some of the wiring on the car while it's easy to access. I'm also planning to pull the heater and the pedal box to inspect/rebuild.











As for the engine, everything is coming together quickly. I installed the tappets I needed for the cams. Dad and I created an adapter for a thermostat housing from an LS1. I'll post pictures of that soon.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:36 PM   #115
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I'm still loving the build.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:11 PM   #116
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looks very clean! cant wait to see the new engine in there
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Thanks. I appreciate the support. We're getting to the good stuff now.
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Sorry that I can't be there, but there's enough stuff to do before fitting the new drivetrain.

Parts for the intake and motor mounts are on the way and if we are going to do a color change on the car, there is a lot of prep to do in theengine compartment.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:39 PM   #119
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Wow,how the hell did I miss this build? That MGB is gonna fly with all those modifications! Keep it up guys!
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:13 AM   #120
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What're you guys doing with the rear end? IRS? I was thinking a Miata or RX7 myself. Maybe end up doing a ford 7.5 from a ranger. Don't know yet. I want to keep the knock-off wire wheels though. This may require custom axles.

For the bellhousing I was going to do a Quad4 bellhousing with a hydraulic slave. Still have to work out the clutch/flywheel/pressure plate first though.

I love the original sound of the MGB 1.8L engine. Whats the best way to keep that sound with a zetec. I don't want that tin can rice rocket junk. Achievable with the zetec? If so how to get it. What cylinders to collect? I want to make dual or twin exhaust if possible. I'm guessing long downpipes and keep 1-4 and 2-3 together with a crossover pipe after the CATs. Any suggestions?
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Also looking into doing a MP62 supercharger. There are a couple used ones. Of course I'd need a full custom intake and need to work out the ECU mapping completely custom which would cost $$$$. Not to mention the pulley/belt issues. Has anyone built custom intakes for RWD setups with superchargers? No AC and no power steering would free up some space for one though.

Maybe going dry sump as well. I'd like to have oilers on the pistons and rod bearings. Anyone know if dry sumps can do that or modifications can be made on the wet sump? I'd like to get away with it without drilling the block.

Also, also, I saw someone here had a blacktop that they drilled a larger coolant hole in the inlet on the block to attach the earlier series water pump. Any better? The block I bought to do this conversion is rusted to s*@t. Hopefully it comes back clean after its tanked, but there was some serious corrosion at the ports between the blocks. Do people have issues with rusting at the ports between the block and head?
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