Bob Pulleyblank's 1976 factory MGB GT V8as published in BritishV8 Magazine, Volume IV Issue 1
Owner: Bob Pulleyblank
City: Boca Raton, FL
Model: 1976 factory MGB GT V8
Engine: 1976 Rover 3.6 litre
Note: Bob is unique in the American MG world, owning both a factory MGB GT V8 and a roadster conversion.
Both have been extensively modified to a high degree of performance. A native Englishman, Bob thus has
the opportunity to partake in the MG V-8 scene in both the U.K. and the U.S. He is extremely knowledgeable
with both the factory cars and V8 conversions. Bob's V8 conversion was featured in Issue III Volume 1 of
the newsletter. -Ed
How It Was Done
|Engine Mods:||SD1 10.2:1 pistons, Rover Vitesse valves, Piper cam, flowed heads,
balanced crankshaft, rods and clutch. Edelbrock intake manifold with
650cfm double pumper Holley 4 bbl carburetor. Lumenition ignition
system. Tested at 178 bhp at rear wheels.
|Cooling:||V8 radiator, temperature switch, and fans. V8 oil cooler and remote filter.
|Exhaust:||Mike the Pipe complete 2 7/8" system, single muffler..
|Transmission:||Rover SD1 5-speed.
|Tires/Wheels:||195/60 x 14 Avon tires on 6J x 14 Minilite wheels.
|Suspension:||Front - British Leyland Special Tuning lowered, uprated springs,
Ron Hopkinson anti-roll bar, 30% uprated Armstrong shock absorbers.
Rear - V8 competition springs, Spax tubular shock absorbers, Ron
Hopkinson anti-roll bar.
|Rear End:||3.07:1, MGB carrier must be machined to take 3.07 c.w. & p. - bigger
flange for nose of differential, Rover 3500 driveshaft or modified MGB GT V8 one.
|Instruments:||140mph calibrated speedo (large to suit 1978 dashboard), V-8 rev counter (ditto),
Moto-Lita steering wheel, air horns.