Merv Hagen's 1966 MGB with Buick 215 V8

Merv Hagen's 1966 MGB with Buick 215 V8

as published in BritishV8 Magazine, Volume XVI Issue 2, October 2008

Owner: Merv Hagen
BritishV8 UserID: Merv
City: Dundee, IL
Model: 1966 MGB (rebuilt on a 1980 bodyshell)
Engine: Buick 215
Conversion by: MG Limited

Engine: Buick 215 V8 engine, factory four barrel manifold, Edelbrock carburetor, Pertronix "Ignitor" ignition and "Flamethrower" coil. D&D aluminum radiator.
Cooling: D&D aluminum radiator, with electric cooling fan.
Exhaust: block hugger headers into 2.25" pipe, Flowmaster muffler, and resonator.
Transmission: Borg-Warner T5 5-speed, Buick flywheel and pressure plate. Custom driveshaft.
Rear Axle: Salisbury axle, with original 3.909:1 gear.
Front Susp.: stock, rebuilt with urethane bushings.
Rear Susp.: stock, except for tube shock conversion.
Brakes: stock.
Wheels/Tires: 14" aluminum wheels, with 185/70 Warrior tires.
Completed: February 2002. (Driven approximately 12,000 miles as of British V8 2008.)
Comments: I purchased this car from an eighth grade science teacher in February 2006. The original owner had only put 3000 miles on it in four years. Since I purchased it, I've rebuilt the front and rear suspension, added all new shock absorbers, had the transmission rebuilt, and installed a new exhaust system. I'm still tinkering with it too, to personalize it to the way I want it. I'm still almost always having a lot of fun with it. I drive this MGB V8 everyday, except when there's snow on the ground.

Buick 215 V8 engine

D&D alumimum radiator

factory four barrel manifold

Edelbrock carburetor

plumbing behind the carburetor

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block hugger headers

D&D swivel base oil filter adapter

custom driveshaft

Flowmaster muffler

Mountney steering wheel

chrome bumper conversion

snowflake wheels

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