Edd Weninger's 1977 MGB V8 Conversion (1980 Rover SD1 3.5L)as published in British V8 Newsletter, Volume XIV Issue 2, August 2006
Owner: Edd Weninger
City: Huntington Beach, CA
Model: 1977 shell, lowered and converted to chrome bumper with 1972 bits
Engine: 1980 Rover SD1 3.5 Liter
Conversion performed by: Phil Dooley, Phoenix AZ
|Engine Mods:||.030 over-bore, Keith Black Silv-O-Lite pistons, 9.2 CR, Sealed Power moly rings,
Crower cam (mild), Edelbrock double-roller timing chain, Melling push-rods,
Arp stud kit, Felpro gaskets.
|Intake:||1989 Rover Hot-Wire EFI, machined to fit under stock hood (bonnet),
-14CUX ECU with switchable tune resistors, Bosch flowed and matched injectors,
Bosch fuel pump and filters, K&N air filter located in front of radiator
|Ignition:||Buick distributor (points).
|Cooling:||Four-row custom radiator (4" taller than standard MGB).
|Exhaust:||Blockhugger headers with ceramic coating.
|Transmission:||Rover LT77 5-speed.
|Suspension:||Chrome bumper cross-member, V8 suspension bushings, brake pads and shoes.
|Wheels/Tires:||5 spoke silver alloys 15x6, Yokohama Avid 195/60-15s.
|Interior:||Beard seats, Crow Enterprises 4-point belts, Mountney leather steering wheel.
|Completed:||I've enjoyed it since January 2003.
Rover hot-wire EFI looks right at home under Edd's standard MGB hood
Beard seats, Crow belts, and Mountney leather steering wheel