Hank Kleban's 1972 MG Midget, with 229cid Chevy V6(originally published in British V8 Newsletter, Volume 10 Issue 2)
Owner: Hank Kleban
City: Lebanon, NJ
Model: 1972 Midget
Engine: Chevy 229 V6
Conversion performed by: Owner
|Engine:||Chevy 229cid (3.8L, 90 degree) V6, approximately 275-300HP.
Isky hydraulic cam, lifters, and roller rockers.
Holley intake manifold, Edelbrock carburetor, K&N air filter.
Mallory distributor with Taylor spark plug wires.
Electric fuel pump, Russell high performance fuel lines and filter.
Cast aluminum valve covers, polished aluminum ram air scoop.
|Transmission:||350 Turbo Hydromatic, modified for a higher stall speed.
B&M shifter and linkage with reverse lockout.
|Exhaust System:||Chrome side pipes with mufflers.|
|Rear Axle:||Narrowed Ford 9inch with posi-traction, 3.70:1 ratio, and Strange axles.|
|Front Suspension:||MG Midget with disc brakes, and MG Midget rack and pinion steering.|
|Rear Suspension:||Bilstein coil over racing shocks with 250#/in springs.|
|Brakes, Front:||MG Midget Disc brakes|
|Brakes, Rear:||1995 Ford Sable discs with emergency brake.|
|Brake Modifications:||two Tilton 3/4 inch master cylinders with adjustable balance bar (for front/rear bias).
Wilwood rear brake pressure adjustment valve.
|Wheels/Tires:||MG Rostyle front, aluminum racing wheels rear.
Dunlop GT Qualifiers, 9 inch wide on the rear.
|Interior:||Sports car racing bucket seats, Simpson racing 3 inch seat belts.
Momo type racing steering wheel. Aluminum racer-style dash.
|Body:||Fiberglass front end hinges forward for complete access to the engine.
Twelve gallon aluminum fuel tank, racing style quick fill gas cap.
|Electrical:||The car is street legal. Windshield wipers, speedometer, and all lights are in working order.|
|Gauges:||Autometer racing gauges|
|Frame:||Complete 2" x 4" rectangular-tube frame. Rear chassis tubbed to keep wide tires within body.|