Brian Bayer's Two MGB V8's(as recorded by Larry Embrey)
Larry wrote (on February 23, 2005): I now work with Brian, so we are constantly keeping touch on projects etc. A year ago, I was going to purchase this car to do much the same thing that Brian is doing, though I know mine would not have come out as nice nor be as far along! A Friend of Brian's is doing all the fabrication work, and doing a GREAT JOB, he hand-fabbed replacement panels to replace the rusted-out rockers, as well as the front air dam, new trunk floor, etc. This car is being built for the track with a SBC 383 stroker motor, Edelbrock intake, Holley 825cfm DP, purple hornies glasspacks, 2spd trans... The cam in this thing sound like a top fuel car, barely idling at 1000rpm.
Lots of body work done
Lower Radiator Hose
Engine Set WAY Back
No Heater - Notched Firewall
Lots of Crossmember Clearance
Custom Transmission Mount
Chevy UJ Adapted to Fit
Wire Wheels with Welded Disk Inserts
"I heard about this car in early Sept 2001 while rummaging a local wrecking yard for parts. He's in my area, and while attending a Ford day at our local strip stumbled upon the car! From what I could tell, this conversion may use a stock 302 oil pan with front sump. Thus, the thin cross-member in the pictures below. Brian's car is a 1976 model. The motor is a bone stock ALL IRON 302 with an RV cam and Edlebrock 600cfm carb. He has no aftermarket aluminum parts or any aftermarket hop-ups (aside from a 50hp NOS kit!) Brian has had the car weighed in the past and she came out at just 2100lbs! The tranny is a C4 and torque converter unit from a Ford Van. The torque converter is a little tired as can be evidenced by it's inability to break the tires loose under full acceleration. Brain said this conversion was done on the cheap ($3500 including $1700 in exhaust) and took him one full weekend to accomplish."
Happy Owner/Builder After a Solid 1/4mi Run
This Scoop is a Functioning Ram-Air Set-Up
Front Driver Side Motor Mount