Terry Schulte's 1974 MGB-GT with Ford 5.0L V8 and Edelbrock EFI

Terry Schulte's 1974 MGB-GT with Ford 5.0L V8 and Edelbrock EFI

as published in British V8 Newsletter, Volume XV Issue 2, September 2007

Owner: Terry Schulte
City: Sioux Falls, SD
Model: 1974 MG MGB-GT
Engine: Ford 5.0L V8 with Edelbrock EFI

Engine: Ford 5.0L V8 with aluminum heads. Front Runner serpentine belt system. Remote oil filter mount.
Induction: Edelbrock Performer RPM Pro-Flo EFI system (developed by Magnetti-Marelli). Edelbrock Super Victor 8.2 EFI manifold.
Cooling: aluminum radiator. 16" electric fan (pulling).
Exhaust: Fast Cars Inc. block-hugger 4-into-1 shorty headers. All stainless steel exhaust system.
Transmission: Borg-Warner T5 5-speed.
Rear Axle: Currie 8" Ford rear axle with aluminum differential carrier, LSD, and 3.XX:1 gears.
Front Susp. : double A-arm suspension by Fast Cars Inc., featuring coil-over shock absorbers.
Rear Susp. : 3-link rear suspension by Fast Cars Inc., featuring coil-over shock absorbers.
Brakes: Wilwood disc brakes, front and rear. Wilwood residual pressure valves.
Body: bodywork subcontracted by Fast Cars Inc. to Don Marcott (of Wayland MI): Dodge Omni fender flares, front and rear. Sebring style front valance, blended into fenders. Sebring style rear valance with frenched-in license plate, blended into quarter panels. LeMans style fuel filler cap (relocated to passenger-side quarter panel.) Louvered hood. Ferrari "Corsa Rosa" paint. Quilted and embroidered hood and firewall insulation.
Interior: Vintage Air air conditioning system. Painted steel dashboard by Fast Cars Inc. Custom center console (which hides the emergency brake lever.) Mazda Miata seats, reupholstered. Suede headliner. Custom door panels with Fiat 124 Spider armrests. DVD video system.
Electrical: H4 headlamps. Maserati toggle switches.
Wheels/Tires: 18" wheels. Bridgestone Potenza SO-3 tires

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Edelbrock Performer RPM Pro-Flo EFI System

Magnetti-Marelli Electronic Fuel Injection (distributed by Edelbrock)

Edelbrock Super Victor 8.2 EFI manifold

front runner serpentine belt system

Fast Cars block hugger 4-into-1 shorty headers

motor mount... to chassis rail, not to Fast Cars suspension raft

motor mount - installation completed

bypass to the remote mounted oil filter
Bypass for the remote mounted oil filter...

remote oil filter mount
...which is conveniently mounted behind the drivers-side headlamp.

residual pressure valves provide a firmer brake pedal
Residual pressure valves provide a firmer brake pedal.

overkill: quilted and embroidered hood insulation blanket

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Fast Cars Independent Front Suspension

notice that the sway bar chassis mounts are spaced down about two inches

sway bar links have been shortened to suit the lowered sway bar mounting

Fast Cars front suspension

Fast Cars 3-Link Rear Suspension

Currie eight inch Ford rear axle with aluminum differential carrier

top-link mounting on the center of the rear axle differential case

top-link bracket - for the three-link rear suspension

the Panhard rod doglegs over the differential pinion

Panhard rod chassis bracket and tubular driveshaft tunnel reinforcement

is that just a vent? (coming out of the Ford 8 inch axle tube)

generously reinforced floorboard / suspension mounts

is it just me, or does this look like a Triumph design?

high volume fuel pump

Exhaust System


Fiat 124 Spider armrests, suede headliner

the climate system is from Vintage Air

those toggle switches are from a Maserati... and that's the remote for the stereo

pedals, including a dead pedal at left
Neatly trimmed foot box, includes custom pedals and "dead pedal" (foot rest).

Looking closer, notice that a steering universal joint is hidden here, above the throttle pedal!

chrome parking brake lever discrete hidden in the center console

well presented seat belts... probably haven't been worn yet

stereo radio, amp, and CD changer are hidden behind the seats... under this lid

Mazda Miata seats, obviously re-upholstered


later model MGB side view mirrors (these started in 74)

one thing I'll say for those wheels... they show off the Wilwood rotors

blended in front valance / gravel pan

this color is Ferrari Corsa Red

hood louvers

European spec H4 headlamp

custom mirror plinthe improves rearward visibility
Small custom plinths lift the mirrors slightly higher for better rearward visibility.

lemans style fuel filler

frenched license plate

Construction photos by Dan Masters. (Used by permission.)
Photos of the completed car by Curtis Jacobson. All rights reserved.

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