Hot Rod Garage Swaps a Ford V8 into a MGB

1964 MGB with a Ford 5.0 L V8

Tony and Lucky from Hot Rod Garage decide to swap some American torque into a light British chassis. They started with a 1964 MGB race car with fiberglass panels that weighs 1,260 lb without an engine and transmission. Then they will power the little roadster with a 5.0 L V8 and five-speed manual transmission from a 1986 Ford Mustang. The V8 from the factory made 200 horsepower and 285 lb-ft of torque however with a few upgrades it will make 250 horsepower. Although the 5.0 L V8 is a compact package the MGB needed to go under the knife so it would fit. Watch as this wild roadster comes to life.

1964 MGB with a Ford 5.0 L V8

1964 MGB with a Ford 5.0 L V8

1964 MGB with a Ford 5.0 L V8

1964 MGB with a Ford 5.0 L V8

1964 MGB with a Ford 5.0 L V8

Source: Hot Rod Garage

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for posting.
    We’ve been putting 302/5.0 V8 into MGB’s for 20 years and even have an install kit.
    300/400 HP into a 2200lbs MGB makes for a fun driving vehicle.
    Our website http://www.mantellmotorsport dot com has details, plus you can find even more photos and ideas at britishv8 dot org.
    Happy Motoring !

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