This project began as a 1960 MGA English sports car. Add to that date another forty years. During this time two stock engine rebuilds, two Buick V6 engine conversions, and many other extensive modifications took place. There is currently very little left of the original running gear which did include a 1600CC engine that cranked out a reliable 80HP.
Engine: 3.8 liter 1982 even-fire Buick V6
Crank: Stock, ground .010, balanced and case hardened by New Performance/Santa Ana, CA
Pistons: 9.5:1 CR Kenne Bell Cast Hypereutectic 3.83 bore
Rings: Speed-Pro chromemoly
Rods: Stock, machined, shot-peaned, balanced & straightened by New Performance/Santa Ana
Heads: Stock cast iron w/stainless valves. Flow ported by Flow-tech Engineering, Garden Grove, CA
Valve springs & retainers: Kenne Bell
Rocker arms: T&D billet aluminum, roller bearings, 1.6:1 ratio
Rocker Shafts: T&D solid shaft
Push rods& Lifters: Kenne Bell
Cam: Kenne Bell Mark 2X. Lift: IN .478"/ EX .494" Duration IN 260? / EX 280? Lobe Cntr:112?
Oil Pump: Stock w/Kenne Bell booster plate.
Oil pressure: @ 2500 rpm 70 PSI
Timing chain & gears: Kenne Bell double roller
Intake Manifold: Edelbrock Performer #5486, aluminum
Carburetor: 4 bbl Carter AFB 9410 400 CFM
Gaskets: Fel Pro
Engine machine work & balancing: New Performance/Santa Ana, CA
Ignition: HEI by Ignitioneering, Fullerton, CA
Engine Assembly.Bolts: ARP
Engine Assembly: Harrison Manell
Oil Cooler: Mocal 13 row
Radiator: Hoffman, Orange CA
Coolant: Evans NPG 370? boiling point at zero pressure
Engine Cooling Fans: 1ea.Spal 2000 CFM & 2ea. ducted fans mounted under cowling vents
Headers: Mark Weiss, Costa Mesa
Header Coating: Spray on ceramic by Jet Hot
Exhaust system: Dual low-profile oval glass packs, Mesa Muffler
Alternator: Powermaster 100 Amp single wire Delco style, internal regulator
Transmission: 1967 Muncie M21 close ratio 4 speed. Aluminum case
Flywheel: Hays steel billet
Clutch: Center Force
Throw out bearing: Internal Weber Hydraulic
Driveshaft: Driveline Specialties. GM on transmission end, Ford on rear end
Rear End: Ford 8" Housing cut down by Cooks in LA. 3.00:1 ratio built by Unitrax, Anaheim, CA.
Brakes: Front, stock disc. Rear, Ford drum Brake Proportioning valve used to balance front-to-rear brake lockup characteristics
Hood scoop & front-end modifications: Color Custom (1978). Tiki at Andy's Restoration (2000)
Fender Flaring and body modifications: Color Me Custom (1978) then Coachwerks (2000)
Body & paint: Coachwerks, Long Beach, CA
Paint: PPG DCC Acrylic Urethane. Color was custom blended.
Interior sewing & leatherwork: Jesus Ridallo, Costa Mesa
Carpet & interior: Harrison Manell
Dash board: Carbon fiber laminated to wood, then polished.
Steering wheel: Moto-Lita Black anodized aluminum with black leather grip
Wheels: Intro Custom 17"x7 custom designed billet aluminum. Front 4 bolt, rear 5 bolt Ford.
Tires: Sumitomo 215/50x17, 25-1/2" Diameter
Design suggestions & inspiration: Jack Rawlings, Dick New and many others
This site is maintained by Mike Barnes