Kelly Stevenson's 1978 MGB w/ Ford 5.0 & Electronic Fuel Injection

Kelly Stevenson's 1978 MGB w/ Ford 5.0 & Electronic Fuel Injection

as published in British V8 Newsletter, Volume XIV Issue 2, August 2006

Owner : Kelly H. Stevenson
City: Fayetteville, TN
Model: 1978 MGB Roadster
Engine: 1993 Ford Mustang 5.0L EFI
Conversion Completed By: Evan Seals and Kelly Stevenson

Intake: GT40 PMAS MAF 65M T/B
Cam: Comp Cam XE 264HR-14 (roller lifters)
Engine Electrical: Ford TFI, Ford (Motorcraft) alternator with serpentine belt.
Cooling: Griffin aluminum radiator, Derale fan, D&C fan controller.
Exhaust: Custom headers.
Transmission: Tremec T5Z (2.95:1 1st gear).
Clutch System: McLoed-Weber hydraulic throw-out bearing.
Driveshaft: Custom, with standard O.D., but thicker wall tube.
Rear axle: Ford 8.8 with LSD, 3.55 gears, and Moser (narrowed) axles.
Front suspension: stock MGB, except with a caster wedge kit fitted.
Rear suspension: stock MGB.
Brakes: stock MGB front (with TR8 pads substituted), Ford drums rear.
Wheels/Tires: Ford Focus wheels, P205/50/16 tires.
Body: MGC-style fiberglass hood from "morSpeed Performance Products".
Removed rubber bumpers in lieu of nerf bars.
Completed: May 2005.
Performance: Baseline dyno: 266hp at 5200rpm, at 4600rpm (rear wheels).
Weight: 2455 lbs

Kelly Stevenson MGB V8 has Fuel Injection

Kelly Stevenson's MGB at British V8 2006

Ford 5.0 Trial Installation
Ford 5.0 trial installation.

Headers started
Headers Started

alternator mounting

Ford GT40 Induction System
Ford GT40 induction system.

Ford 5.0L V8 EFI intake manifold fits neatly under MGC hood


alternator and tensioning mechanism

serpentine belt system

timing marks on harmonic balancer

cold air induction tubing

Ford fuel vapor reclamation cannisters

note hood vent holes and clearance hole for clutch master cylinder reservoir
Hood vent holes, and also a clearance hole cut for the clutch slave cylinder reservoir.

fabricated rear spring mount reinforcements, made from box tubing
Fabricated rear spring mount reinforcement, made from box tubing.

Lokar parking brake cables
Lokar parking brake cables.

Team Liebre - now morSpeed Performance - MGC hood
MorSpeed Performance Products MGC-style fiberglass hood.

lightweight fiberglass rear bumper cover
Lightweight fiberglass rear bumper cover.

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