Hank Kleban's MG Midget, with 229cid Chevy V6

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.

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