Started on May 23 by Keith Tanner

1972 MG B GT with LS1 power


When your wife says “you know, I’d really like an MGB GT with that V8 rumble”, you don’t ask questions. So here it is. It’s a rust-free California blue plate special, just waiting for me to upset the purists. The plan was to get the car sorted out (more or less), then heave a Ford 302 into the engine bay. “I’m not chasing massive horsepower and all the expense and trouble that goes with it, just giving the car a character change.” At least, that’s what I originally said. Then things took a bit of a turn, and now it’s a fully re-engineered car with about 6 lbs/hp and fairly shocking performance from the LS1 engine. Yee, hah.

Latest updates
June 21
Out of the paint booth!

After months of sporadic bodywork, I finally managed to shoot some paint. It’s amazing how …

Dec. 02
Start of the bodywork

With the car up and running and on the road on a regular basis, it’s …

Nov. 17
First drive with the V8

It’s alive and mobile! The car left the garage for the first time in a …

Jan. 31

The suspension is done, so the car can now sit on its own wheels. This …

Dec. 31
It's in!

Okay, it’s just a test fitting. But the complete engine with accessories and the transmission …

Dec. 26
The Camaro is dead.

Step 1: dig the car out of a snowbank. Step 2: find a good battery. …

Dec. 09
Camaro, be frightened.

I’m pretty much done with the suspension work on the car, so the donor Camaro …

Oct. 29
Blow the dust off!

I’ve been busy working on another project, and the MG has been neglected. No longer! …

Jan. 17
302 = not enough.

Plans have changed. The 302 has turned into an LS1. We started putting LS engines …

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