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Re: Fun project 1960 MGA - remember them? [Re: SurfCityRacing] #190167
09/03/09 05:26 PM
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Come on, Jeremy- ET?


I got the '92 LX down to 11.90 at 115 on motor, still had A/C, stereo, daily driver. Let us not speak of gas mileage...


Race cheap, race faster, Damnit!

E-Scow
24' ULDB

18HT hulls plus Gcat 5.7 rig = 18GT!
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Re: Fun project 1960 MGA - remember them? [Re: TheManShed] #190171
09/03/09 05:42 PM
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My first sports car was an MGTD. I raced that for three years until I could afford an Alfa. Eventualy went to a Jag XKE and then a Corvette. Then I learned about sailing and that was the end of the sports car era.

Re: Fun project 1960 MGA - remember them? [Re: FasterDamnit] #190172
09/03/09 05:53 PM
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grin I've got to sneak up on em at a stop light. While they're laughing at my old pile, I'm haulin *$$. At the second red light they always have a more serious look on their face. I top out at about 80mph due to gearing. grin

This '53 bus does mid 12s:
[Linked Image]

Respectable for an old VW hippie bus. wink

J


Re: Fun project 1960 MGA - remember them? [Re: SurfCityRacing] #190193
09/03/09 09:03 PM
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Indianapolis, IN - Midwest USA...
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Mike, I saw on your MGA project website, you said they only made the A for three years. Actually, they made it from '55 to '62, so 8 years inclusive.

Mine's a '57 which was the first year they shipped mass quantities to the US. It's a left-hand-drive, but could easily be converted back to right-hand-drive.

Over the years, they increased the engine sizes and upgraded the interior a bit, and changed the taillight configuration. They also introduced the "Twin-Cam" version which was the race-ready model, of which only a few have survived.


What - Me Worry?


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Re: Fun project 1960 MGA - remember them? [Re: IndyWave] #190213
09/04/09 02:19 AM
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Originally Posted by IndyWave
The only problem I have with my SU's is when a float sticks, the bowl overfills, and it dumps gas on the ground.


Sounds like your needles need to be centered and pistons adjusted. If you have a SU tool kit it makes it pretty easy. I have not done that for such a long time.

Thanks! I need to hit my MG book again! The twin cam was very cool only saw one once, never saw a coupe.

With all the motorheads I may have put together a team when I rebuild my 74 Bronco that has 302 in it.

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Re: Fun project 1960 MGA - remember them? [Re: TheManShed] #190230
09/04/09 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by TheManShed
Originally Posted by IndyWave
The only problem I have with my SU's is when a float sticks, the bowl overfills, and it dumps gas on the ground.


Sounds like your needles need to be centered and pistons adjusted. If you have a SU tool kit it makes it pretty easy. I have not done that for such a long time.

Thanks! I need to hit my MG book again! The twin cam was very cool only saw one once, never saw a coupe.

With all the motorheads I may have put together a team when I rebuild my 74 Bronco that has 302 in it.



I say go with a new BOSS 429!! (or 460)

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[Linked Image]

Jon Kaase now makes heads and intakes that will bolt up to a 429 or 460. And they flow better than the original Boss heads. Mmmmm, Tasty!!

http://www.jonkaaseracingengines.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=219


Race cheap, race faster, Damnit!

E-Scow
24' ULDB

18HT hulls plus Gcat 5.7 rig = 18GT!
Re: Fun project 1960 MGA - remember them? [Re: FasterDamnit] #190232
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Speaking of big block goodness....The owner posts on a powerboat forum I read and says it does 20-100mph in ~3 seconds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzQHEwRqxBA

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