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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - photos of V8 meet
|I just got a chance to update my website. I have 130 photos of the V8 meet up at http://rebornco.com/2006V8meet.htm|
I hope you have high speed internet....
(Guess I'll take a peak of these at work since I don't have high speed at home!)
Cool! Thanks, Evan
hmmmm.... whose car is this (sharing the frame with Evan's very pretty silver car)? http://rebornco.com/events/2006mgv8meet/130.jpg
and, can someone please tell me what the big black things on the exhaust side of this engine are? http://rebornco.com/events/2006mgv8meet/116.jpg
|Brake servoes for the NA spec MGC....on the opposite side of the exhaust, which exits below the carbs. Home market MGCs only had one brake servo.|
Twin remote brake servos? Go figure. (Shows how much I know about MGC!) I like the way the slam panel has nifty lightening holes in it, but I can think of other places they could've saved weight.
Great summary of the V8 meet and MG 2006 events, including shots of celebrity guests Ken Costello and Roger Williams. I see that the collection also contains some photos taken by Pete Smith - too bad his "Tail of the Dragon" video isn't accessible!
|Yes Graham, a good many of the photos are Pete's and the Tail of the Dragon video is too big for me to get on my website at the moment, I am planning on editing it so I can fit it.|
|Curtis...the servoes pictured on the above link are actually aftermarket units. The Girling units as originally installed do not look nearly as HUGE and do the job nicely...like you, I would have thought that one servo would have done the trick (and obviously did in the UK)...perhaps it was anAmerican safety thing....I ran my '69 MGC for a couple of years without any servo assistance...without incident...except my right thigh is a tad larger than my left!|
Graham...Drew has an e-mail from me to show you sometime, courtesy of Wayne Kube.
|Great shots, Evan!|
May I post the link on a couple of other BBS?
|Great pics Evan --Thanks for putting them up for all !!|
|anyone can link to this page, so please share it, these photos are for all to enjoy.|
|What is powering that Mini? Looks like a nice piece of work|
|Wasn't it a Honda V-Tec?|
|i believe its vtec, wasn't that a type r integra motor, B18 ?|
Cres and I got tangled up after Bronte last year on the QEW with an old Mini equipped with a V-Tec....we had his V8 and had our hands full.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please Email me with info on which Kube item I have to forward to hum.
|How come there's a photo of my wife but none of me ?|
Barrie, I know you were there. I saw you: http://www.britishv8.org/Photos/Barrie.jpg
..you have to ask?
Actually, If you go into the V8 conversions home page,
Curtis has just loaded some new pics - let them scroll and somewhere in there is a picture of Barrie Robinson and an ex-Scowser that resembles you!
|Man that car with the wing is Hilarious!|
|Glad you like it.|
|"Man that car with the wing is Hilarious!"|
I think there's photos on one of the V8 web sights. It's pretty rough. More of a ricer then MGB.
|While we are indeed fortunate to be able to express our opinions openly on this forum, one *may* want to think about how ones' thoughts are worded....the owner or owners may also be members of the forum.|
Just a common courtesy, lest it happen to you.
FWIW - YOMV
|Ricer?! Whoa now! That sounds a lot like fighting words to a british car enthusiast. Let me tell ya, Jim's a big'un.|
|To each his own.|
|To be fair about it, there is *ONE* ricer part on the car. Not the wing, no, that's good solid American OEM material donated by a 1970 Olds 442. And if that concept makes it a ricer then I guess you are also calling Mark Donahue a ricer because a wing tied to the rear axle was his idea IIRC. If you *are* calling Mark Donahue a ricer then I have a whole string of words for you, ending with un-American bleep. It's the alternator. Now if you want to call my car a ricer because of the alternator you had better stay out of dark alleys my friend, you are within striking distance. ;-)|
|You guys are acting like a bunch of childish highschool kids with their feelings hurt. Yes the wing is one aspect which looks like a ricer. And yes it looks like a piece of junk.|
You're not playing nice. No need to be insulting. Great bunch of friendly & helpful guys here. Lots of ingenuity & engineering in Jim's car.
FYI: Jim lives in KY, too.
|To Tim H-|
While Jim's car's appearance may not be your taste, many of us respect and admire the performance of this MG. Personally, I like the wing, but hate the alternator.
I don't think we are being childish when we ask you to be a bit more courteous in expressing your opinion. I do, however, think your response is(childish).
All of us build the car that pleases us. You may not like my car, I may not like yours, but so what! If each of us is happy with our own car then we have satisfied ourselves.
This is a group of non-conforming experimenters. It is a bit silly to criticize experimentation.
|Well said, Mr.Stuart!|
|Oops, my mistake, that was Jim Hall (of Texas) that should get the credit for the movable aerodynamic devices. Introduced for the CanAm series Chaparral cars, this was just one in a series of remarkable innovations which advanced the sport of racing at a phenomenal rate, culminating in the introduction of the J2 "Sucker Car" which used a two stroke auxiliary engine coupled to two enormous rear mounted fans to suck all the air out from the bottom of the car, giving it such incredible downforce that the suction was strong enough to hold the car to the ceiling of a room. Downforce with no drag penalty. After successful lobbying by the competing teams this car was banned after one season, as had been the movable aerodynamic devices. Being an innovator is never easy. There are always a few around ready and willing to find fault.|
Actually, my design is different than Jim Hall's work with high mounted wings (extended up into the clean airflow for greater effectiveness, also a feature that was banned) in that Jim used a cockpit mounted pedal for control and mounted at least some of the wings directly to the suspension control arms. Taking a cue from radio-controlled racers I used a link to the suspension to vary the angle, thereby making the wing capable of compensating for body movement and applying downforce when body lift occurs.
So Tim, if you are still paying attention maybe you can see that there's a lot more here than meets the eye. If you insist on belittling folks here I really have no more to say to you, but consider if you will that it could be your loss.
And I suppose, if it looks like a troll, acts like a troll, and smells like a troll.....
If you are serious about British sports cars, I suggest you prove it and subscribe to the forum.
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