Terry Schulte's 1974 MGB-GT with Ford 5.0L V8 and Edelbrock EFIas 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
|Rear Susp. :||3-link rear suspension by Fast Cars Inc., featuring coil-over
|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
Bypass for the remote mounted oil filter...
...which is conveniently mounted behind the drivers-side headlamp.
Residual pressure valves provide a firmer brake pedal.
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Fast Cars Independent Front Suspension
Fast Cars 3-Link Rear Suspension
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!
Small custom plinths lift the mirrors slightly higher for better rearward visibility.
Construction photos by Dan Masters. (Used by permission.)
Photos of the completed car by Curtis Jacobson. All rights reserved.