Victor Guerrero's 1971 MGB with Chevy 383 V8

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.
Transmission: Tremec 5-speed.
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!

radiator shroud
A shroud helps direct air into the radiator core, and prevents recirculation.

unique custom aluminum radiator
With the shroud pulled off, we can see the unique custom aluminum radiator.

Proform 750 carburetor

small block Chevy engine block

4 bolt main bearing cap

roller rockers

18 degree aluminum heads   Holley 750 carburetor

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custom aluminium radiator, with 17 inch electric fan

ACL double corrugated aluminum heat shield (Race Series HR140-GTR)   Edelbrock 18 Victor High-Torque Manifold

custom through-the-fender headers

modified-tri-y headers   ACL corrugated aluminum exhaust heat shield

remote reservoirs for the brake master cylinder

Koni telescoping shocks. Traction bars

Holden Commodore 9-bolt with limited-slip differential and 4.11 gears

rear disc brakes   muffler mount... moving the fuel tank made a lot of room!

Nardi steering wheel

Cobra seats and carbon fiber door skins

notice that the emergency brake lever has been swapped and relocated

roll hoop and battery disconnect switch   fuel cell

MGB hood scoop

Sebring headlight fairings

wire mesh grille for MGB

Sebring front valance

American Racing 17X7 wheels

Dyno Results
324.1 Kilowatts equals 434.6257 Horsepower...

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