Fred Wastell's GT at the '96 University Motors Summer Party
Fred Wastell's 1974 MGB/GT with Rover 4.2L V8
(originally published in British V8 Newsletter, Volume 5 Issue 2)
By: Fred Wastell
City: Marysville, MI
Model: 1974 MG MGB/GT
Engine: Rover 4.2L V-8
How It Was Done
|Engine:||Edelbrock 500cfm carburetor.
Crane Compucam #900531 camshaft.
|Transmission:||Rover 5-speed from Triumph TR-8.
|Exhaust:||Falcon 2-1/2" stainless single exhaust with stainless conversion headers.
|Brakes:||(front) drilled discs with TR-8 pads.
(rear) stock MGB/GT.
|Wheels/Tires:||Dunlop 60-spoke chrome wheels. Michelin 185/70x14 XGT tires with tubes.
|Cooling:||MGB V8 header tanks on 3-core radiator fabricated to be 2-1/2" longer
than stock. Stock hose on top. Cut stock bottom hose and added 6-7" stainless
steel tubing to compensate for length. 13# cap. #4363 160 degree thermostat
(H.P. from Mr. Gasket but made by Stant.) Cut down Midget/Sprite fan.
|Rear End:||MGC with 3.07:1 gearing and MGB axles/brakes.
|Instruments:||standard MG with original factory V8 (5200 redline) tachometer.
|Conversion By:||Rod Medynski, MGT's, 1577 Macopin Rd., West Milford, NJ. (201) 728-3096.
Fred and Diane Wastell with their MG V-8 at the Summer Party