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History 1948 SO-CAL modified MG-TC

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  1. Jalopy Joker
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    at british-cars.net stumbled on this 1948 MG-TC modified in 1948 BY SO-Cal Speed Shop. Work done by Doane Spencer and Alex Xydias. 1940 Ford V8-60, stroked 1/16", 164 ci, Ardun heads, custom Mallory ignition, etc. It has been upgraded over the years by Dean Moon and others.
     

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    Does anyone remember that picture of a MG like that in an old pic sitting in front of Bell Auto Parts....maybe its the same one?
     
  3. I'll bet that light TC would really move with the modified 60. HRP
     
  4. Jalopy Joker
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    at britishv8.org there is a forum thread: T5 Transmission Mount - about mating a Mustang T5 to a V8-60 in another MG
     

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    don't miss Sacramento So-Cal event Sat Dec 1
     
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    Lunch Time bump
     
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    My late father-in-law raced a similar car in So Cal in the '50s. His was a MG-TD with a V8-60. The way he told it, he started out with a stock TD and then when the engine let go replaced it with a V8-60 because MG parts were hard to come by. The car continued to shed MG parts and gain various American parts until I think only the MG frame was left.
     
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    Monday Morning bump
     
  10. propwash
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    I like how everything hot roddy is under the hood (Bonnet?) so that the only clue to what's about to happen is the sweet sound of dual exhaust.
     
  11. Those cars were/are ripe for hot rodding. Here's another one with a SBC tucked under the hood from the April, 1960 issue of Rod Builder.
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  12. Jalopy Joker
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    check thread by Uncle Bob= Lost and Found: Ardun V8 60
     
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    Cool to see more stuff built in early days of SO-CAL
     
  14. I saw that Ardun MG race at Laguna Seca during the Monteray Historic races in 1983. When I saw it running on the track, the sound was awesome, like a small Hemi. When I found the car in the pits, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I had no idea Ardun heads were ever made for V8-60's. That is one impressive car.
     
  15. smithjenife
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    I think only the MG frame was left.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  16. Jalopy Joker
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    ? body too?
     
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