Started on April 18 by Keith Tanner

1972 MG B GT

Definitely a work in progress. A California blue-plate 1972 GT in black. Right now it’s getting sorted. Wheels that don’t hit the body, the right rear spring shackles, brakes that don’t leak - little stuff like that. Then it will have a big rumble implanted.

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March 18
A major transformation

The MG crawled into the garage (well, it was pushed in kicking and screaming) and …

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Tim Baxter
April 16, 2008, 5:59 p.m.

This is one solid base Keith is working from. It's not perfect, but there's nothing terribly wrong with it, either.

April 16, 2008, 7:24 p.m.

That's what I go for, mediocrity! Car website:

April 17, 2008, 8:10 p.m.

It needs a V8:-)

April 17, 2008, 10:43 p.m.

It's going to get one.

July 31, 2008, 8:51 p.m.

Add a V8, yes the factory did it, but is the rest of the chassis performance really up this? Sure it will be tire smoking fast in a straight line, but what might fail in the process and how controllable / drivable could the car really be? There is much more to a sports car than straight line performance.

Dec. 8, 2008, 2:53 p.m.

Yes, the rest of the chassis will be up to it. It's going to have Miata front suspension, a four-link rear, chassis stiffening and brake upgrades. All of the drivetrain components are being changed. So while it will have plenty of straight line performance, it's also going to outperform a stock MG in the handling department.

Tim Baxter
June 23, 2009, 4:27 p.m.

Keith, when are we getting an update?

March 17, 2011, 9:53 p.m.

BMC/British Leyland used the GM/Rover 3.5 aluminum V8 which weighed less than the 1800 cast iron 4 . . . . . . . :-)

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