05--5-2013 Car is now completely
rebuilt. Reconditioned gear box and AP Racing 30%
clutch. Fit wideband lambda sensor. Correct 3.54 ratio rear LSD
installed. This has corrected the speedo error and
compensated for the large increase in gearing from fitting larger
Uprated alloy radiator and uprated heater matrix fitted
12-08-2012 Car featured in Practical
Classics photo shoot. Their technical editor drove the car and picked
up a few points that needed addressing. Steering bit
I have increased castor, which has also improved high speed
under damped. Having 20 position adjustable coil-overs
this was and easy fix. Gearing very
long due to increased rolling radius of larger wheels.
Lower ratio diff sourced to be fitted at next rebuild. Steering
kicking back at intermediate setting. Variable steering
removed as increase in castor
has removed the oversensitive steering. See images of magazine article
to upgrade the MG so it could really handle the power of the Rover V8.
The Jaguar IRS
selected for the rear and two years later it finally sat back on four
wheels. At this point with different tracks and stud patterns on each
end of the car, I decided to go the whole hog and fit the Jaguar
front suspension as
well. Since I liked the Sebring GTS's aggressive lines and large
flares, using its extra width made the suspension conversion a lot
easier. So the MGB slowly developed in to a bit of a mongrel, stealing
all the best features of the MGB/C/GTS/V8 and the best British
suspension from that era, the Jaguar Independent system.
engine is a 4 litre Range Rover V8 with serpentine drive belt
drive, direct ignition managed by a DTA system. 47mm trumpets, Siamese
twin plenum, 285 piper cam shaft and extensively ported.
vision of what the car will be has changed to a classic that rides and
handles like a modern car, albeit at the expense of ultimate
performance. IE Not too low, lots of sound proofing, powered steering,
fully independent suspension, engine/ignition management, and replacing
just about every component on the car with a modern equivalent.