Phillip Taggart's 1973 MGB-GT with Buick 215 V8as published in British V8 Newsletter, Volume XV Issue 1, April 2007
Owner: Phillip Taggart
City: Eugene OR
Model: 1973 MGB-GT
Engine: Buick 215 V8
Conversion by: Joe Potter, at "Sports Car Shop" in Eugene OR
|Engine:||215 cid Buick V8 (rebuilt and balanced),
mild aftermarket cam,
500cfm Edelbrock carb,
dual-port Offenhauser manifold,
Holley "Hi-Tek" air cleaner,
Mallory electronic ignition.
|Transmission:||Borg-Warner T5 5-speed.
|Rear Axle:||MGC (with 3.07:1 gear ratio).
power windows (with switches installed on side of center console),
Alpine keyless entry and security system,
real wood door cappings, door pulls, shifter knob, and steering wheel.
|Body/Paint:||MGC bonnet. The firewall from a rubber-bumper MGB was grafted in, so
no other firewall modifications were necessary. (The front crossmember
is also from a rubber-bumper car.)
1999 Ford Crown Victoria "Spruce Green" two-stage urethane paint.
|Wheels/Tires:||Minilites with true knockoffs.
|Miles:||16190, as of June 2007.
Holley "Hi-Tek" Air Cleaner
RV8-Style Thru-The-Wing Headers
Twin electric cooling fans
MGB-GT Interior with Custom Wood Trim
MGB Center Console with HVAC Controls
Burled walnut door trim.
1999 Ford Crown Victoria Spruce Green paint.
MGB-GT in the Snow.
Minilites with true knockoffs.