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Magnette V8 Conversion

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A CAR YOU BOUGHT 24 YEARS AGO, WHICH SPENT MOST OF ITS TIME OUTSIDE AND NOW LOOKS VERY SAD FOR ITSELF !

 THE ANSWER IS THE “DUSTBIN” OF COURSE ! BUT - IT IS ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD AND MODIFY A RARE CAR THAT HAS NOT TOO MUCH VALVE AS ORIGINALITY GOES !

 SO WHAT A DREAM ! RE-LOOK THE CAR, RE-MOTORISE THE CAR, AND MAKE IT RE-LIVE TO BE APPRECIATED !

 IT IS ALSO A TECHNICAL VENTURE TO PUT MY TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES TO THE EXTREME LIMITS !

 A CAREFUL BASE PROGRAM WAS DECIDED – ENJOY THE WORK – FINISH THE PROJECT ! – AND MAKE IT TH BEST MAGNETTE IN THE WORLD ?

 TECHNICAL DETAILS

I HOPE YOU LIKE THE RESULT AND I CAN HELP ANYONE WHO WANTS TO BE AS CRAZY AS ME OR EVEN CRAZIER !

  (I HAVE HEARD THAT IN IRELAND SOMEONE IS BUILDING A MAGNETTE WITH A V12 JAGUAR ENGINE!)

 ZA ALSO MEANS (ZOMBI ANDREW)

 TECHNICAL DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 ENGINE:                     TVR 3.9 V8 (200 BHP)

 CARBS:                      2 x HS8 (FROM JAGUAR)

 IGNITION:                  ELECTRONIC

 EXHAUST:                 MADE TO MEASURE STAINLESS STEEL

                                   8 ? 2 ? 1

 RADIATOR:               ORIGINAL TRIPLE CORE WITH INTEGRATED TEMPERATURE

                                   SENDER AND ELECTRIC FAN + RELAY

 GEARBOX:                 STANDARD  5 SPEED ROVER SD1

 PROP SHAFT:                        SHORTENED BALANCED MGB

 SUSPENSION:                        FRONT:

                                   LEADING AND TRAILING LINKS ADJUSTABLE

(WELDED “RALLY DESIGN”) WITH LH/RH THREAD

                                   TOP LINK SPECIAL MINI

 FRONT

 FRONT BRAKES:       4 POT CALIPERS FROM MGF RACER + FIXING PLATES MADE TO MEASURE

                                   DISCS :  VENTED (CITROEN SM) - MODIFIED DIAMETER/THICKNESS

 SPRINS:                      HEAVY DUTY AND SHORTHENED

 KING PINS AND TRIANGLES:

-          KING PINS MGB BOTTOM MODIFIED FOR LINK FIXING

-          TOP TRIANGLES SHORTENED AND STRENGTHENED, MODIFIED TOP PLATES MADE IN ALUMINIUM

-          SUPERFLEX HARDENED BUSHES ON BOTTON LINKASES

-          ADJUSTABLE SPAX SHOCK-ABSORBERS

 SUSPENSION REAR:

-           BACK AXLE MGB (LSD)° (SALISBURY TYPE)

-           STANDARD REAR LEAFSPRINGS RECONDITIONED AND FLATTENED

-           FIXING PLATES RE-POSITIONED AND WELDED ON AXLE

-           PLATE AND PIN FIXING ON AXLE FOR PANHARD ROD (WELDED)

-           BRACKET MADE TO MEASURE ON RH SIDE OF BOOT-FLOOR CORNER WITH ADJUSTABLE PANHARD ROD (PARALLEL TO AXLE)

 REAR

-          SHOCK ABSORBERS (SPAX ADJUSTABLE) SPECIAL TOP PLATE IN REAR ARCH. BOTTON FIXING         UNDER REVERSED BASE-PLATE UNDER U BOLTS.

-          CAR LOWERED USING FORD ALUMINIUM LOWERING BLOCS (2”)

-          2 ANTI-TRAMP BARS (MODIFIED IN LENGTH ANGLIA 105E) FROM: MILTON ENGINEERING

-          2 PINCH PLATES WELDED TO FRONT LEAF SPRING HOUSING FOR TRAMP BARS.

 REAR BRAKES: 

-          2 x (2 POT) LAUMINUM CALIPERS FROM CITROEN VISA

-          SPECIAL BACK PLATES FOR CALIPERS USING ORIGINAL BACK-PLATES FIXING HOLES.

 HAND BRAKE: 

-          IN LINE HYDRAULIC HAND BRAKE ON SEPARATE BRAKE LINE MASTER CYLINDER

-          HAND BRAKE  LEAVER “ORIGINAL” WITH MODIFIES HOUSING

 BRAKE SYSTEM: 

-          PEDAL BOX FROM FORD ESCORT (RACIND MODEL BURTON)

-          TWIN MASTER CYLINDERS FRONT–REAR WITH ADJUSTABLE BIAS ON DASH-BOARD

-          SEPARATE HYDRAULIC MASTER CYLINDER FOR CLUTCH

-          LOCKHEED SERVO ON FRONT BRAKES ONLY (SERVO ABOVE PASSENGERS KNEES)

-          ALL BRAKE LINES IN “AEROQUIP” FLEXIBLE TUBES

ELECTRICS: 12 VOLT 

-          ALTERNATOR RE-POSITIONED UNDER LH. EXHAUST BANK

-          WIRING LOOM TOTALLY ORIGINAL (BRAND NEW LH DRIVE)

-          INTEGRATED FUSE BOX ON BULK HEAD CENTER (INSIDE CAR)

-          HORN + INDICATOR SWITCH ON COLUMN (ANGLIA)

 DASH BOARD 

-          ALL NEW MAGNOLIA INSTRUMENTS IN REDESIGNED DASH BOARD USING ORIGINAL PATTERN

-          REV-COUNTER RUNS OFF DISTRIBUTER

-          FRENCH POLISH

 STEERING 

-          ALL PARTS ORIGINAL + MGB TRACK-ROD BALL JOINTS

-          ALL FELT BUSHES NEW

-          NO CENTRAL WIRING IN COLUM

-          WOODEN STEERING WHEEL ON HOME MADE BOSS USING MINI SPLINES (IDEM!)

 PETROL TANK AND FUEL SYSTEM 

-    MADE TO MEASURE 65 LITRE

-    ALUMINIUM TANK (ABOVE BACK AXLE FOR SAFETY)

-    12V ELECTRIC PUMP AND SEPARATE FILTER WITH PRESSURE REGULATOR

COPPER TUBE INSIDE CAR 

INTERIOR 

-    BACK SEATS CLEANED AND TINTED BLACK

-    FRONT SEATS SPECIAL ORDER BUCKETS ON ADJUSTABLE RAILS

 HEADLINING 

-      NEW ORIGINAL HEADLINING WITH INTEGRATED “BRITAX” SUNROOF RECONDITIONNED IN BLACK

 WOOD WORK 

-      ALL WOOD WORK TRIM FRENCH POLISHED

 DOOR PANELS 

-    MARINE PLY 3 MM

-    HOME COVERED + POCKETS

-    PLASTIC SCREW FIXINGS
 

BODY WORK/ BONNET MODIFIED WITH: 

FRONT:      -   TWIN HEAT LOUVRES AND MAT BLACK MESH GRILL 

       -   WIDENED FRONT WHEEL ARCHES TO COVER BORANNI 6” WHEELS

       -   TWIN ORIFIFICES FOR LUCAS SPOT LIGHTS IN FRONT WINGS

-   TWIN MESH GRILL AIR INTAKES IN FRONT (BRAKES)

       -   TWIN MESH GRILL AIR EXTRACTORS “A LA ASTON MARTIN” LATERAL

       -   NEW FRONT WINDSCREEN AND RUBBER

 DOORS:     -   LIGHTENED AND RE-WELDED

-   ALL GLASS REPLACED BY “MACROLON 5 MIN” RACING AUTHORIZED PLASTIC

-   REAR WINDOW FIXED

     -   FRONT WINDOWS UP/DOWN IN MADE TO MEASURE ALUMINIUM GUIDES 

REAR DOORS:

     -   REAR SPATS FROM JAGUAR MKII (COOMBS)

     -   MATCHED AND WELDED INTO REAR DOORS AND REAR ARCH

     -   BOTTOM REAR SILL SHORTHENED TO TOP SILL HEIGHT 

EXHAUST:  -   ALL STAINLESS STEEL MADE TO MEASURE 

WHEELS:    -   6” J. BORRANI (EX. FERRARI) WIRE WHEELS REBUILT

     -   NEW BORRANI SPOKES

-   POLISHED RIM/PAINTED CENTER

     -   TYRES (T9 635) 205x65x15

     -   FIXING: TWIN EARED MGB SPINNERS (LARGE SPLINES) HANDED.

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