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I started back halving a B a while back but my heart wasn't in it. I wanted a Moggy (as always). I did have some pics sent through of a tubbed B on the british V8 website, I'll see if I can dig them out :tup:
 

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Hi Ifan
I thought about offering to buy back ( and Bob had thought about selling some time ago) but I am now more enthused about the Pro Street evolution of the concept. It may not even make it to the street though - garage candy "Show" car - but it will do RWYB!
I suspect it will have some aspects of modern Carbon fibre look to it.
Thanks Lee and Fozwanger.
 

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Never go back Phil, onwards and upwards... ;)

If you did buy the old girl back, you'd be upgrading stuff anyways, and it might be easier/cheaper to start afresh.
 

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Progress on the Pro Street BGT
A rusty BGT bodyshell has been collected - together with a 1275 front cross member and fibreglass bootlid. No pics yet though.
 

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keep it all on here, i would have 20 threads on the m.o if i did a new one everytime .lol

cheers vin
 

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As Vin says I will keep it all on this thread
- and here is my rusty BGT shell and, at the front, is a rusty 1275 cross member.



The reason I have wanted that cross member is five-fold :-
- it has a narrower track than the B so I can get the front down Low
- it keeps it as much MG as possible
- it is quite light
- it keeps all the factory geometry
- it provides steering, brakes and suspension all in one unit.
 

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Just done a bit on the cross member - removal of the mudguards and starting to clean off the muck of ages!



Next job will be to remove the front sheet metal then remove and refurb the running gear!
 

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Thanks Ifan - nice 300E you have - but what progress on the Escort?
I am still adding to my pile of bits and now have a good BGT dashboard. However I still looking for a Rover V8 5 speed bell housing (or one with a gearbox).
 

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Is the 1275cc x-member off a Midget then Phil?
Yes Lee - Midget or Sprite 1275, (The later 1500 cross member just has a dropped centre section to clear the (longer triumph engine) front damper and the lighter Triumph rack).
 

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Hi DC Tim and Foz
As I said earlier I have been contacted by Bob Owen and he has now sent some pictures of the car - and it is even more Awesome!
Externally repainted and altered around the front end - with the new TVR engine which is heavily modified with Lots of Nitrous! The inside has been totally reworked.




It ran low 11's with No Gas when last out (--------- but it may be moving on...... apparantly..........)
 
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