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MGB GTs - they can shift !

MGB GTs - they can shift !

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gifdy

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1,703 posts

143 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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A pal has just bought a MGB GT so we headed down to Thruxton at the weekend with the families to see some of the MG club racing. Had a fantastic day and the racing was really exciting ( for us - my daughter was more interested in the ice cream van) . Thought you may fancy seeing a few snaps. He's now wanting to do a track day smile










chalkey

89 posts

43 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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im rebuilding an mgb gt at the moment its currently off for paint but the first track day i did was in an mgb gt hence me getting hooked and buying one, my gt is actually 10 years older than i am smile

jagracer

8,059 posts

138 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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gifdy said:
A pal has just bought a MGB GT so we headed down to Thruxton at the weekend with the families to see some of the MG club racing. Had a fantastic day and the racing was really exciting ( for us - my daughter was more interested in the ice cream van) . Thought you may fancy seeing a few snaps. He's now wanting to do a track day smile


Did you get a picture of the next car along after this lot, yellow Dtype replica No61. I had a major brown trouser moment after hitting the brakes coming up to the chicane and the pedal going straight to the floor.

gifdy

Original Poster:

1,703 posts

143 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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Sorry no, my blinking battery was low so I only took a few. Great racing - it was brilliant to watch, must have been even better on the track !

gifdy

Original Poster:

1,703 posts

143 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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chalkey said:
im rebuilding an mgb gt at the moment its currently off for paint but the first track day i did was in an mgb gt hence me getting hooked and buying one, my gt is actually 10 years older than i am smile
If you're after another project GT let me know. The same pal is trying to clear one out of his garage. Shame if he ends up scrapping it.
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chormy

629 posts

98 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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Those V8's have well over 400hp , last year they had big arches and huge tyre but the series decided they were not nice and banned them sad lot.
A normal road MG will not handle like these race prepped ones even tho they say they have standard setup lol!

jagracer

8,059 posts

138 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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They're not standard setup and no one pretends they are. Saying that, they don't run tyres that are much different to what go on a standard car.

gifdy

Original Poster:

1,703 posts

143 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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chormy said:
Those V8's have well over 400hp , last year they had big arches and huge tyre but the series decided they were not nice and banned them sad lot.
A normal road MG will not handle like these race prepped ones even tho they say they have standard setup lol!
400bhp from the 3.5 RV8 ? Wow ! I've got a 5.0L RV8 in my TVR and with fast road cams, electronic fuel and ignition etc, I'll be lucky to see 320bhp. They must have the nuts tuned off them !

jagracer

8,059 posts

138 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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They're not standard setup and no one pretends they are. Saying that, they don't run tyres that are much different to what go on a standard car.

chormy

629 posts

98 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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515hp Rover V8 mmmnnn!



440hp MG

gifdy

Original Poster:

1,703 posts

143 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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Fantastic ! What do these things rev to ?

v8bloke

219 posts

113 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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Here is mine with latest upgrades being front splitter and rear wing which work really well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VREATjDytXw&fea...


and here she is in action.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnDjFI_m5i8&fea...


chormy

629 posts

98 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwsLo1swxf8&fea...

Not a V8 but my MGC straight 6 @ 7000rpm not bad for a 43year old.[url]
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gifdy

Original Poster:

1,703 posts

143 months

Thursday 13th September 2012
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v8bloke said:
Here is mine with latest upgrades being front splitter and rear wing which work really well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VREATjDytXw&fea...


and here she is in action.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnDjFI_m5i8&fea...
Sure I've seen that, or one very like it, at Castle Combe although without all the aero. I only saw it for a second as it flashed past smile

v8bloke

219 posts

113 months

Thursday 13th September 2012
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gifdy

I must confess to being at Combe quite a lot.

Cheers

v8250

2,045 posts

113 months

Thursday 13th September 2012
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gents, any of you planning to bring your road going v8's to blenheim palace on the 23rd sept? with circa' 2000 mg's on the day it would be good to see some 'big' powered mg's too...not just the 95hp variety. if of interest come make the palace rumble.

chalkey

89 posts

43 months

Friday 14th September 2012
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mines not a v8 but mine was supposed to be there but its not finished yet getting painted this weekend tho smile

SMGB

789 posts

41 months

Thursday 20th September 2012
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We were at Thruxton with the MGF register. I enjoyed the 50s sports car race best when a beautifully turned out Lotus Elite saw off a big iron Aston Martin and Austin Healey. So in motorsport a good little un can beat a good big un.
MGCC members were allowed on track in the lunch break. This is the view of the field from our TF. I just looked through my pics, sorry no D types :-(

lucebayjack

148 posts

69 months

Friday 21st September 2012
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V8 Bloke, have you got a build diary or similiar. Looks truly epic!

I see you have rear discs. How did you manage that? Ford rear axle?

v8bloke

219 posts

113 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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lucebayjack
Rear Discs are easy to do on an MGB. Rover 800 rear discs have the same PCD but the central hole is slightly too small.
I made an 8mm ally spacer that went onto the hub first then fitted the discs. Made caliper brackets from 5mm steel plate with a couple of spacers. Then used Ford sierra rear calipers. Had no luck getting the handbrake to work well enough so made my own hydraulic handbrake setup (I have seperate front/rear braking systems with bias adjustment). Of course this made the wheel sit 8mm further out which suited my wheels.
Since then I have upgraded the rears to vented discs using Wilwood rotors and Cosworth 4x4 calipers.
Dont really have a build diary as the car has evolved over quite a few years.

Cheers

Mark