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Car of the Month – March 2018 – 1967 MGB V8 Roadster
Make/Model: MGB Roadster
Month/year of manufacture:1967
Colour: Jaguar Opalescent Pale Primrose
Engine size/type: 4.6 litre V8
BHP: Over 200
Top speed: 135+mph
Gearbox type: R380 5-speed
Date purchased: November 2002
I fitted uprated front suspension, 4 pot callipers, a 3.07 rear differential, spax rear shock absorbers, parabolic rear springs and anti-tramp bars. New seats and carpets etc.
My wife and I then set out to tour Holland, Northern Germany, Denmark and Sweden.
There was an occasional ‘knocking’ from the engine which popular opinion said the rear cam lobes were worn so I bought a ‘stump puller’ cam and removed the old one. The old one was perfect! On further investigation it was found that when the engine was originally built someone had painted the inside of the sump and much of the paint had come off and was now partially blocking the oilways – hence good oil pressure!
I then bought a new 4.6 litre bottom end to rebuild the engine.
I have also built my own seats as we found the standard seats very uncomfortable over long distances. Since then we have toured France and Southern Ireland in it.
We need a steady supply of cars to feature on this page and also in our Members’ Cars section of the Photo Gallery, so if you are happy to appear in either, please click here (open to Abingdon Works Centre members only).