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Hey I need to know should I race my 73 240Z vs a 78 MGB?? their is something fishy about that B because I saw him waste an 300ZXTT about a week ago but the guy says it is all stock except for a few mod's. He even said he would give me afew car lengths ahead. The guy does not have nitrious because the way he wasted that 300 is that he shot off the line and never looked back it was not like he could up but he just left that 300.

Is my old Z ready to take a MGB??

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The 300zxtt was parked right???n/c

> Hey I need to know should I race my 73 240Z
> vs a 78 MGB?? their is something fishy about
> that B because I saw him waste an 300ZXTT
> about a week ago but the guy says it is all
> stock except for a few mod's. He even said
> he would give me afew car lengths ahead. The
> guy does not have nitrious because the way
> he wasted that 300 is that he shot off the
> line and never looked back it was not like
> he could up but he just left that 300.

> Is my old Z ready to take a MGB??

> Dustin Morris
 

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Sure its not an MGC?

> Hey I need to know should I race my 73 240Z
> vs a 78 MGB?? their is something fishy about
> that B because I saw him waste an 300ZXTT
> about a week ago but the guy says it is all
> stock except for a few mod's. He even said
> he would give me afew car lengths ahead. The
> guy does not have nitrious because the way
> he wasted that 300 is that he shot off the
> line and never looked back it was not like
> he could up but he just left that 300.

> Is my old Z ready to take a MGB??

> Dustin Morris

Looks just like a B, but has a bulge in the hood to make room for the six cylinder.
 

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Re: Sure its not V8 MGB?

> Looks just like a B, but has a bulge in the
> hood to make room for the six cylinder.

I've seen some V8 MGBs.
 

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Didn't he say it was stock!

> I've seen some V8 MGBs.

British Leyland never offered V8. Messed with the MGC back in the early 80's when I had a TR6, The C model seemed pretty quick. I,d have to dig out old magazines to spout numbers though.
 

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Re: Didn't he say it was stock!

> British Leyland never offered V8. Messed
> with the MGC back in the early 80's when I
> had a TR6, The C model seemed pretty quick.
> I,d have to dig out old magazines to spout
> numbers though.
people do lie ya know
 

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The only thing a stock MGB can dust is that stuff on top of my tables. Even if this is an MGC in stock condition it would lose by a mile. Must have a small V8 with lots of extra mods to suspension. Look under the hood first. Minor mods on either B or C would not beat a stock Z...
 

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Re: Didn't he say it was stock!

> British Leyland never offered V8. Messed

Yes they did. It was called the MGB GT V8. It was never sold in the US. It developed less horse power than the MGC, but more torque.
 

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> Another possibility. The Rover 8/TR-8/Land Rover V8 is a popular swap. Originally manufactured by GM as the Buick/Oldsmobile 215 ci Aluminum V8 in the early 60's, this was a delightful little package which is light, short, narrow and not very tall. In fact it weighs less than the MG engine. Edelbrock produces an aluminum 4 Bbl intake manifold for them. I have often daydreamt of putting one in an Opel GT (but I can't leave anything alone). See if he'll let you look under his bonnet. mikey
 

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Clearing up all MGB vs. Z Questions HERE!!!

I went to the guys house and low and behold he did have that Range Rover all Aluminion Engine and it was tweeked to **** and back. I was afraid that it was a V8 because I wa looking for a MGB V8 before I bought my Z. Man that engine is pumped up. 2 Holley 650 CFM on a custom intake he had made and all this other crap the engine is bored way over and has that Dragester rumble that is assoiated with a really radical CAM(you know what I mean). He say he would like to race his TR-6 vs. my 73 240 because both have inline 6's. His TR is Punped but nothing like that B. I see now how that B beat that 300ZXTT because that B is so light and the HP/Weight is so good. I would like for one of you all with a 280ZXT to race this guy because it would be a good race.
I am sorry to start another set of post but do you think my old 73 240 could take his TR-6??

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Re: Clearing up all MGB vs. Z Questions HERE!!!

Dustin,

I have been building Brit cars along with my Z's for 20 years now, and you are correct about the V8. That engine was in the Triumph TR8. I race with one all the time, and he can run within 1.5 seconds of me in the Z. The engine was produced in the MGBGT in the UK starting in 1974. It was never exported to the US, but there are lots of people over here using the Buick aluminum 215 from the early 1960's in the US spec MGB's. As far as the TR6 is concerned, there are a few things to check before you attempt to run with him. They are:
1. How many carbs? 2 is stock and many have put either 3 HD8's or 3 Weber 45DCOE's on. This can make a BIG difference in the TR6.
2. Here's a difficult one. Is the cam stock? The TR6 can develop a ton of power with a cam upgrade. There are TR6's here at the British Car gathering with those mods running in the low 13's in a quarter mile. Ask lots of questions, and listen carefully.
Happy Holidays
Dave B - 240Z, 240Z ITS, MGB(3), AH3000(2)

> I went to the guys house and low and behold
> he did have that Range Rover all Aluminion
> Engine and it was tweeked to **** and back.
> I was afraid that it was a V8 because I wa
> looking for a MGB V8 before I bought my Z.
> Man that engine is pumped up. 2 Holley 650
> CFM on a custom intake he had made and all
> this other crap the engine is bored way over
> and has that Dragester rumble that is
> assoiated with a really radical CAM(you know
> what I mean). He say he would like to race
> his TR-6 vs. my 73 240 because both have
> inline 6's. His TR is Punped but nothing
> like that B. I see now how that B beat that
> 300ZXTT because that B is so light and the
> HP/Weight is so good. I would like for one
> of you all with a 280ZXT to race this guy
> because it would be a good race.
> I am sorry to start another set of post but
> do you think my old 73 240 could take his
> TR-6??

> Dustin Morris
 

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Re: Just do it!

> I went to the guys house and low and behold
> he did have that Range Rover all Aluminion
> Engine and it was tweeked to **** and back.
> I was afraid that it was a V8 because I wa
> looking for a MGB V8 before I bought my Z.
> Man that engine is pumped up. 2 Holley 650
> CFM on a custom intake he had made and all
> this other crap the engine is bored way over
> and has that Dragester rumble that is
> assoiated with a really radical CAM(you know
> what I mean). He say he would like to race
> his TR-6 vs. my 73 240 because both have
> inline 6's. His TR is Punped but nothing
> like that B. I see now how that B beat that
> 300ZXTT because that B is so light and the
> HP/Weight is so good. I would like for one
> of you all with a 280ZXT to race this guy
> because it would be a good race.
> I am sorry to start another set of post but
> do you think my old 73 240 could take his
> TR-6??

> Dustin Morris

In the world of non stock seems to me the only way to find out who has the right idea is to go bumper to bumper! So. Just race him and find out!!!!
 

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> I went to the guys house and low and behold
> he did have that Range Rover all Aluminion
> Engine and it was tweeked to **** and back.
> I was afraid that it was a V8 because I wa
> looking for a MGB V8 before I bought my Z.
> Man that engine is pumped up. 2 Holley 650
> CFM on a custom intake he had made and all
> this other crap the engine is bored way over
> and has that Dragester rumble that is
> assoiated with a really radical CAM(you know
> what I mean). He say he would like to race
> his TR-6 vs. my 73 240 because both have
> inline 6's. His TR is Punped but nothing
> like that B. I see now how that B beat that
> 300ZXTT because that B is so light and the
> HP/Weight is so good. I would like for one
> of you all with a 280ZXT to race this guy
> because it would be a good race.
> I am sorry to start another set of post but
> do you think my old 73 240 could take his
> TR-6??

> Dustin Morris

In the world of non stock seems to me the only
way to find out who has the right idea is to go
bumper to bumper! So. Just race him and find
out!!!!
 
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