The car was originally fitted with a 1600CC engine that
cranked out a reliable 80 horsepower. I wanted more power! It was the summer of 1969 as I
watched my friend Brian extract the 198 cubic inch odd-fire V6 from his 1963 Buick
Skylark. The four banger in my MG needed rebuilding for the third time and I thought, hey,
why not drop his V6 into my car? After all, it shouldn't be too much work, since the Buick
mill didn't need rebuilding. Just drop it in. A piece of cake, so I thought. Wrong!! The
engine that is now in the car is a 3.8 liter even-fire that puts out around 210
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