Victor Guerrero's 1971 MGB with 435hp Chevy 383 V8
as published in BritishV8 Magazine, Volume XVI Issue 2, October 2008
Owner: Victor Guerrero
BritishV8 UserID: MGBV8R
City: Sydney Australia
Model: 1971 MGB
Engine: small block Chevy V8
Conversion by: Paul Knott
|Engine:||small block Chevy V8 (fully rebuilt since purchase) with 4-bolt mains,
over-bored 0.040" and stroked to 383cid, 18 degree aluminium heads, Scat
crankshaft, Crower I-beam rods, T&D shaft mount roller rockers. Clive Cams
camshaft (360A, 332 lift-lobe, 246 degrees duration at 0.50"). Manley
stainless valves. Edelbrock Victor Jr intake manifold. Proform 750cfm
Race Series carburetor (with mechanical secondaries.)
|Cooling:||custom aluminium radiator, with 17" thermostatically-controlled electric fan.
|Exhaust:||custom headers and dual exhaust system.
|Rear Axle:||Borg Warner 9-bolt axle with 28 spline axle shafts, limited-slip differential and 4.11:1 gears.
(The axle was originally from a Holden Commodore V8.)
|Front Susp.:||uprated springs.
|Rear Susp.:||Koni telescoping shocks. Traction bars.
|Brakes:||HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) "Group A" disc brakes, front and rear.
(The front brakes utilize 4-pot calipers and vented rotors.)
Relocated parking brake lever.
|Wheels/Tires:||American Racing 17X7 wheels with 215/40 tires.
(The 5-lug wheels match the Holden lug pattern from the rear axle and brakes.)
|Interior:||Autometer gauges. Nardi steering wheel. Cobra seats. Carbon fiber trim for
the instrument panel, door skins, and boot liner. Roll hoop and fuel cell.
|Comments:||Paul originally built this car for hill-climb races, so it's insane to
drive on the road!
A shroud helps direct air into the radiator core, and prevents recirculation.
With the shroud pulled off, we can see the unique custom aluminum radiator.
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