Ray and Pam Gilbert's 1977 MGB with a Buick Aluminum V8

Ray and Pam Gilbert's 1977 MGB with a Buick Aluminum V8

(as recorded by Dan Masters)

Owned by Ray and Pam Gilbert of Winslow Maine
Conversion Completed April 1998

Limited Edition wheels
5/8 front sway bar
V-8 front control arm bushings
Front lever shocks and tube rear shocks
8 inch Ford rear axle narrowed with 2.79 ratio
Braided brake hoses and brake booster

Borg-Warner T-50 transmission
Custom drive shaft
10 inch diaphragm clutch
Weber hydraulic throw out bearing with MG master cylinder
Stock flywheel lightened to 24 pounds

1963 Buick 215 Aluminum V-8
0.030 overbore with 9.6 to 1 compression
Crower cam and valvetrain
Heads port matched with Rover exhaust valves
GM intake with 500 cfm Edelbrock 4 barrel carb
Pertronix ignition in GM distributor
High volume oil pump with custom filter adapter
Oil galleries in block bored oversize
Baffled oil pan
Custom headers made in England
Hy-torque gear drive starter


Engine Front

Engine Right

Engine Left

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