Martin Reilly's 1953 MG TD with Ford 289 V8as published in BritishV8 Magazine, Volume IV Issue 1
Owner: Martin Reilly
City: Bensonville, IL
Model: 1953 MG TD
Engine: Ford 289 V8
How It Was Done
|Engine Mods:||stock with 2bbl carburetor. (Engine is 1965 model.)
|Cooling:||modified TD radiator.
Omega electric cooling fan.
|Transmission:||1962 Borg Warner 4-speed manual.
|Bellhousing:||Ford P/N C5A2-6392A, C5A2-7515A clutch release arm, AB 7562 spring.
|Rear End:||1963 Chevy with cut and splined/welded half shafts.
Chevy inner, TD stock outer, TD brakes and wheels.
|Suspension:||MGB V8 heavy duty lower control arm bushings.
Front coil springs replaced with 1974 MGB GT coils for added stiffness.
Traction Master shocks on rear.
|Conversion by:||Kaplan Engineering, Chicago IL
|Comments:||car was raced by prior owner. Originally converted using a Ford flat head engine.