1979 MGB V8

1979 MG MGB

Technical specifications of MG MGB 1979

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Item location: Jackson, Tennessee, United States
Make: MG
Model: MGB
Type: Convertible
Year: 1979
Mileage: 65,403
VIN: GHN5UL491412 G
Color: Brown
Number of cylinders: 8
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Engine: Rover 3.5L V8 engine bored 0.020" over and balanced. Crower camshaft (level 1). Ported cylinder heads. Buick 4-barrel intake manifold. Edelbrock 500cfm carburetor. Lucas distributor. Pertronix Ignitor electronic igntion module. Pertronix Flamethrower ignition coil. Remote oil filter.
Cooling: Howe aluminum radiator. Stock electric fans, pushing.
Exhaust: RV8-style four-into-one headers. Two-into-one out the back.
Transmission: Borg-Warner T5 5-speed. Ford clutch and pressure plate. Ram Hydro hydraulic throwout bearing.
Rear End: stock MGB Salisbury axle (open differential and 3.909:1 ring and pinion.)
FrontSusp.: lowered and uprated springs. Heavy duty shock absorber valves. 7/8" sway bar.
RearSusp.: stock springs. Monroe telescoping shock absorbers. Stock MGB rear sway bar.
Brakes: late model MGB pedal assembly with power brake booster.
Wheels/Tires: VTO 15x6 8-spoke aluminum wheels. 195/60R15 tires.
Interior: restored beige interior.
Electrical: battery relocated to trunk. Nippondenso alternator.
Instruments: stock MGB. (Tachometer rebuilt for V8 use.)
Body: removed front and rear bumpers. Preform Resources front and rear valances. Austin-Healey front turn signals/marker lights. Shaved side trim. Shaved side marker lights. Shaved back-up lights. Body-color license plate lamps. Russet Brown paint.
( the above description is taken from Jim Watson, the builder of the car)
I also have a 3.9L fuel injected engine, taken from a Land Rover, that I may be interested in including with the car. Engine wiring harness and computer.
Car is not a perfect "10", just a nice cruiser.

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