David Winne's Rover-powered 1979 MGB

David Winne's Rover-powered 1979 MGB

as published in British V8 Newsletter, Volume XV Issue 3, December 2007

Owner: Dave Winne
City: Liverpool, NY
Model: 1979 MGB
Engine: Rover 3.5L V8
Conversion by: Owner

Engine: 1987 Range Rover 3.5 Litre. Mellings hi-perf oil pump. New rod and main bearings, new rings, timing chain and gears. Buick timing cover. Pertronix ignition. Crower cam.
Induction: Buick 4-barrel manifold with Edelbrock 500 carburetor.
Exhaust: RV8 headers, dual Flowmaster mufflers, custom pipes exiting on the left side with Ansa-like tips to look like a stock MGB.
Cooling: modified "MGB V8" radiator.
Transmission: GM 700R4 4-speed automatic, purchased as part of D&D Fabrication kit. B&M shifter. Oil cooler mounted on lower part of radiator in back of valance. D&D Fabrications driveshaft.
Rear Axle: stock MGB rear axle (with 3.909:1 final drive ratio).
Suspension: stock, except with telescoping rear shocks.
Brakes: stock.
Wheels/Tires: MGB LE alloy wheels / Bridgestone 185-70R14 tires.
Weight: about 2300 pounds.
Instruments: stock, except with a voltmeter substituted for the clock.
Body: Rover V8 emblems on front fenders. PPG Concept paint, in "Iris Blue".
Interior: stock.
Completed: completed May 2003. (Driven about 10K miles as of December 2007.)
Comments: very reliable!

1987 Range Rover 3.5 Litre

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