Bob English's 1957 MGA with V8 Engine

Bob English's 1957 MGA with 406cid Small Block Chevy Engine

as published in British V8 Newsletter, Volume XV Issue 1, April 2007

Owner: Bob English
City: Milton, PA 17847
Model: 1957 MGA
Engine: 406cid Small Block Chevy V8
Conversion performed by: English Brothers

Intake: Enderle Mechanical Stack Injection
Engine Electrical: MSD
Cooling: Speedway motors aluminum "Dirt Grabber"
Cam: Comp Cams mechanical roller
Exhaust: Schoefield 180 degree headers
Transmission: Chevy PowerGlide
Driveshaft: 1350 Series U-Joints
Clutch System: 8" ATI Converter
Rear Axle: 9" Ford with Moser 35 spline axles. 4.56:1 gears with spool.
Front Suspension: MGA modified to accept standard automotive shocks.
Rear Suspension: 4-link with coil over shocks.
Brakes: MGA disc fronts. Wilwood disc rears.
Wheels/Tires: 24" tall front tires mounted on 60 spoke knock-off wheels.
Weight: 2350 pounds.
Electrical: Autometer
Other Chassis Mods: Main frame rails are 2x3 tubing. Rest of chassis is 1 1/2" and 1" D.O.M. tubing. Chassis is built to SFI specifications for a side-steer roadster. Certified by NHRA to 7.50 e.t.
Body & Interior: Exterior is mostly original MGA. Interior has no original MGA parts.
Date Completed: Car built winter of 2005. Raced during 2006 season. Currently being painted.
Miles Since Completion: Approximately 20, one quarter mile at a time!
Performance Data: Best quarter mile to date is 9.65 seconds at 135mph

English Brothers Racing

MGA shell

Barn Find

Side-steer Roadster Chassis

Built to SFI Specifications

Ready for NHRA certification

Certified by NHRA to 7.50 e.t.

MSD Ignition

Schoefield 180 degree headers

Enderle Mechanical Stack Injection

Fuel Cell

Goodyear Eagle drag racing slicks

MGA rear body


Allentown PA

Trial Run

Testing and Tuning

Racing at Bowling Green KY

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