Joe Hutcherson's 1976 MGB with Chevy 4.3 EFI V6as published in British V8 Newsletter, Volume XV Issue 2, September 2007
Owner: Joe Hutcherson
City: Campbellsville KY
Model: 1976 MGB roadster
Engine: 1991 Chevrolet S10 4.3 V6
Conversion performed by: Joe and Terry Hutcherson
|Engine:||all stock, including the original throttle-body fuel injection.
|Exhaust:||custom made. (Note: it's more of a fabricated manifold than a header.)
3" tube collector dumping into two 2.5" Supertrapp mufflers.
|Transmission:||700r4 automatic. Home-made driveshaft.
|Rear axle:||stock MGB.
|Front susp.:||stock MGB, with spacers added above coil springs. Ford power steering
rack was retrofitted after initial project completion to reduce steering
|Rear susp.:||stock MGB, plus home-made traction bars.
|Brakes:||stock MGB, with cross-drilled rotors.
|Electrical:||S10 wiring harness. Electronic S10 Autometer speedo and tach.
|Other:||air conditioning. Major reconstruction was done to fit a large
air conditioning condensor and radiator. Modified center console
to add air conditioning controls (and automatic transmission shifter.)
Custom roll hoop. Rubber-to-chrome bumper conversion.
|Completed:||August 2002. Driven about 5000 miles so far (as of May 2007.)
"How It Was Done"
Floor pans, floor reinforcements, and strengthened crossmembers.
Modifications of the front suspension crossmember.
Mounting of the automatic-transmission shifter.
Modifications to the transmission tunnel.
Custom exhaust manifolds and pipes.
Radiator and air-conditioning condensor.
Chevy S10 wiring harness and fuse block.
Homemade traction bars.
Ford power steering rack.