Jim Blackwood's wicked blown Oldsmobile 215cid powered MGB

Jim Blackwood's wicked blown Oldsmobile 215cid powered MGB

Owner: Jim Blackwood
BritishV8 UserID: BlownMGB-V8
City: Florence, KY
Model: 1971 MGB
Engine: supercharged Oldsmobile 215 V8
Conversion by: owner

For more information, please read this article: Jim Blackwood's 1971 MGB V8 Roadster

Current EFI (Enderle-style intake & MegaSquirt controls)

Oldsmobile 215 valve cover

K&N filter for crankcase vent

custom triple throttle body
custom triple throttle body


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throttle linkage
throttle linkage

throttle position sensor
throttle position sensor

ethanol vapor intercooler
ethanol vapor intercooler

home-made plenum
home-made plenum (fabricated in brass)

sneeze valve
sneeze valve

cam position sensor
cam position sensor

custom radiator and fan shroud
custom radiator and fan shroud

surge tank
surge tank

custom headers and fender vent fan
custom headers and fender vent fan

wiring, relays, and circuit protection
wiring, relays, and circuit protection

Eaton M90 (Generation 4) Supercharger
Eaton M90 (Generation 4) Supercharger

Previous EFI (Mass-Air, Ford EEC-IV SEFI / TwEEcer controls)

fog lights and modified ST spoiler

cold air intake ductwork
cold air intake ductwork

throttle body and mass air flow (MAF) sensor
throttle body and mass air flow (MAF) sensor

mass flow sensor

Rover fuel rail

Hood

hood welding

supercharger thru hood

forward tilt hood

fitting of hood

bumper splice hidden under over-rider
bumper splice hidden under over-rider

double hinge

Brakes

mechanically adjustable brake bias mechanism
mechanically adjustable brake bias mechanism

pedal hangs between master cylinders, pivoting on a spherical bearing on a threaded rod
pedal hangs between master cylinders, pivoting on a spherical bearing on a threaded rod...

side-to-side location of the pivot point determines relative piston travel and thus brake bias
side-to-side location of the pivot point determines relative piston travel and thus brake bias.


Interior

brake bias adjustment knob
the large wooden knob is for brake bias adjustment

handcrafted wooden door trim
handcrafted wooden door trim

Mercury Marauder seats
leather Mercury Marauder seats (seat-backs grafted to MGB bases and swapped-out lower cushions)

MGB door panel and map pocket

Wing

Oldmobile 442 wing
Oldsmobile 442 wing produces down-force for cornering

trim linkage (to reduce drag at speed)
trim linkage automatically reduces aerodynamic drag at speed
(please also notice the back-up light and space-saver spare tire)

Jim Blackwood of Blackwood Labs

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