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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - British V8 2007

Hi Guys,

Not long to go to the British V8 2007 in Ohio. August 1st through August 4th.

http://www.britishv8.org/2007-British-V8-Car-Meet.htm

See you all there !

Cheers

Pete
P Mantell

Also, here are some links for the track day at Nelson Ledges Road Course:

http://www.nelsonledges.com

General info for Fun Day/Track day:

http://www.nelsonledges.com/GOTgeneralInfo.aspx

Driving rules:

http://www.nelsonledges.com/GOTDrivingRules.aspx

Cheers

Pete

P Mantell

So - Who's going to the V8 meet ?

Cheers

Pete
Pete Mantell

Pete,
Already sent in the registration fees and booked the hotel.....I guess that makes me committed.
Graham Creswick

re: ".....I guess that makes me committed."

Graham....I cannot touch that line with a ten-foot (meter) pole!

;)
rick ingram

Look forward to seeing you all there. Will be sending in my registration soon!

dave burstyn
BR Dave

I'll be there. Had such a good time last year, wouldn't miss it.

Steve
Steve

Ditto on BR Daves comments....
Mike Maloney

Hi All,
Looking forward to all the fun!Talked to Bill Yobi last night.He's coming for sure as well. Kick the tires,and light the fires! MIke
Mike Moor

Made hotel reservations 2 weeks ago, mailed my registration form & check Friday, so you will have to put up with me one more time.

Jim Stuart

"...so you will have to put up with me one more time."

Without you, it just wouldn't be a V8 meet!
Dan Masters

I'll be there!!!!

Dan, You're car looks awesome with the new type front turn signals :))))) This is going to be the best one yet !!!

Steve
Steve Carrick

Ive signed up and paid --so Ill be there !!
Gil
Gil Price

I need to see if i can get off work on Thursday to run Nelson. I'll only be there Wed night and Thursday night. I have a hillclimb I'm racing in Cumberland on Friday - Sun so I'll have to leave early if I can make it.

Brian
(RX-midget)
Brian Kraus

Im sick , the Blue Meanie is seriously BROKE and on top of that , I want to sell it , to help fund new project .


I can fix it in time , but I am not racing it because breaking it [or] worse yet , wrecking it would mean even more money lost .


I'll never break even on this car [even] if I sell it for what I'm going to ask , and thats OK .


But I really cant break it again , much less wreck it ?


Depressed .
Denny1

"so you will have to put up with me one more time"

jim, is that statement Politically correct? LOL

I may still be albe to make it.
Bill Guzman

Denny, the best cure for that depression is to Fix The Car and Come To the V8 Meet!!!

I'll be there. Whether I get the rollbar made or not.

Jim
Jim Blackwood

Bill Guzman- when was I ever anything correct?

Hope you make it, even if you have to get by on only 6....

Jim-growing old without growing up-Stuart
Jim Stuart

Jim, Men never grow up, we just grow old :))
Look forward to seeing everyone !!

Steve
Steve Carrick

I just made my hotel reservations for an abbreviated trip to V8 2007. With some luck I'll be able to get out of work to go. I want to try some new spring and sway-bar settings and the track will be a good place to see what it does.

B.
Brian Kraus

Jim, you are correct about one thing, We never grow up.
I am still playing with cars, now, they just are bigger.

Steve, how is the fuel pump on Barney?
Bill Guzman

Hi everyone, just got my car running last Friday. Sounded like a monster( no muffler). One month to break it in, then on the track. Peter
Peter Smith

Great news Peter, see you at Willoughby! BTW, sent my registration in and made my ressies last week...
Mike Maloney

Mike!

I saw a black GT with Sebring flares that looked very familiar in Sidney on Saturday!

;)
rick ingram

Hey Rick,

Will your GT be at the show ???

Steve
Steve Carrick

Rick, you are right...that black gt used to reside in SW ohio...but one of those Spurious Sydneyites from the dark side hustled it over state lines to Illinois last year...speaking of which...there is a fellow in nearby Sidney Ohio running a 400 HP 2.3L ford turbo tr6 who I think will be attending the meet in willoughby...he consistantly runs in the 11's at Edgewater in Cincy! See you guys there!
Mike Maloney

As of today, we have 33 entries - where's yours?

It'll be a big help to Kurt and I if you could get your entries in by the 18th. If you can't, you can still register at the meet, but it would make our lives a lot easier if you preregister.

We had a record number of entries last year - 73 - so let's see if we can beat that this year - can we get 100!

See you all there!
Dan Masters

Are kids full price on the banquet, or do they have a lower price? I'm filling out the form and wasn't sure what to do about Matthew.

Jim
Jim Blackwood

Jim,

Kurt is coordinating the banquet, so I'll give him a call and let you know.
Dan Masters

Is the British V8 2008 going to be in WI.?

Lyle
Lyle Jacobson

Yes...British V8 2008 will be held in Wisconsin.

Does not mean that a second, west coast, event cannot be held as well!
rick ingram

Well, at least I have the room reserved.

Jim
Jim Blackwood

Yes Rick, we are having our BMC on the 25 Aug in Santa Inez, a town call Solvang (Denish tourist town) all of you are welocme. Great wines etc. Hope to see some of you.
Bill Guzman

I just got the OK from both bosses' to take off work, so I hope it isn't too late to send in the entry form for the day at Nelson Ledges and the Convention. I'll mail it tonight. Already have the hotel room reserved.

B.
Brian Kraus

I have a friend that has a British kit car that he had shipped over to the USA and he put it toghether and I helped on some of it. It is a awsome car that in the UK is sold as a turnkey car and in kit form. Would this be acceptable at the V-8 event. The car was designed for a SBC, but he chose to boost it a bit and used a turbo charged LS-1 for over 500 rwhp.

Here is a link to the factory site:

http://www.ultimasports.co.uk/canam/index.html

Let me know if you think it will fit in since it is a newer type of car.

His car on the dyno before paint work was complete:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7232967799194818674

Brian Kraus

"Would this be acceptable at the V-8 event."

absolutely! Bring it on. I'm sure I speak for all us in saying we'd love to see it.
Dan Masters

OK. I'll try to talk him into coming with me and bringing his car also.
Thanks,
B.
Brian Kraus

YEEEHAAAWWWWW!!!!
Carl Floyd

finally, almost enough horsepower......
Jim Stuart

Dan,

Check's in the mail.

Gone with the Boy Scouts to the Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH in the morning. Somebody come help me get MY car ready! ;)
Carl Floyd

Graeme and I will be coming to the meet.
I mailed in the registration this week and we have the room booked. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Martyn

Martyn Harvey

Brian,

Sure no problem.
Sounds like a total blast !

Cheers

Pete
Pete Mantell

Sorry guys, Mark just e-mailed me and said he and the Can-AM can't make it. He is in the middle of rebuilding a old house and is behind schedule.

B.

Brian Kraus

The CEO of K&N filters has one with a Katech LS7 427

During general practice at willow springs a couple of years ago he passed me,I felt the rumble of the engine in my chest plus the wake of the car, it was totally awsome.

It reminded me of a well build V6....LOL


















Bill Guzman

Does anybody need a room at the host hotel.
I booked two but have to cancel one.

Martyn
Martyn Harvey

I hope things go smoother next week. I took the tow vehicle in for a leaking pinion seal (ext warranty) and they said the rear is toast. I noticed more backlash the last time I drove it. I hope they can get it done tomorrow because I have to put brakes on it for the trip out to OH. Doh!

I'm off to prep the RX-Midget for Nelson Ledges and the Polish Mtn Hillclimb next weekend. Hope I don't find anything wrong there.....

B.

Brian Kraus

I'm having trouble finding a helmet for the day at the track. Will there be any helmets available for use? I really don't want to have to purchase a new one for such occasional use.

Martyn
Martyn Harvey

Martyn,

I can bring an open face motorcycle helmet for you. I think Pete said they would allow that.

You bringing your TVR?
Carl Floyd

Hi Carl,

Yes, you can use Snell approved motorcycle helmets.
Check the link below:

http://www.nelsonledges.com/GOTgeneralInfo.aspx

See you next week

Cheers

Pete
Pete Mantell

I might bring the TVR as well as the B.
Actually, it's up for sale. I need to downsize and the TVR is taking me down a different road than I want right now.. I want to finish my BGT V8 next. I just sold HARV8 and am trying to sell my red Buick powered BV8. I'm keeping my black V8 with the 4 link rear suspension. Perhaps someone might like the TVR and want to make it really great!!! It is an interesting machine with a lot of potential.

Martyn
Martyn Harvey

Anybody coming through Cincinnati? My place is a good stopping point.

Jim
Jim Blackwood

This one is off the wall, but here goes...I am now selling my modified mgc hood for converted cars. Anyone intersted contact me off site for details and pics...the reason I bring it up here is if anyone is interested I can bring the hood to the V8 meet...
Cheers!
Mike

Mike, what is your email?
I would like details on the C Hood.

Thanks,
Martyn
Martyn Harvey

This one is off the wall, (for the 2nd time:-) but here goes...I am now selling my modified mgc hood off my mgc sebring clone, for converted cars. Anyone intersted contact me off site for details and pics...the reason I bring it up here is if anyone is interested I can bring the hood to the V8 meet...
Cheers!
Mike Maloney

Tow vehicle is still in the shop. Now the dealer is arguing with the ext. warranty company and Im stuck driving a POS rental! Rear differential needs to be rebuilt. Im not sure if I can get it back in time to head out to OH. Im trying to beg/borrow a truck from a few friends to make it out, but I wont know if it is a go until late tomorrow. This was supposed to be a fun racing Road Trip weekend (Nelson Ledges and Polish Mountian Hillclimb), but all I have done is pull what little hair I have out just figuring out how to get there! I have little love for Ford products now..

The car is almost ready to load, I have to finish prepping the tires, put them on and put the fenders back on and clean the car up a bit. The car was nut-n-bolted this weekend; new sway bar mount braces were added yesterday and a rearview mirror added (dont need one for hillclimbs!). Fuel cell is full and I have to get some more race gas tonight and charge the batteries in the car and trailer and load the car in the trailer. That is my short list to get done by tomorrow afternoon.

I really hope to see you all in OH, dragging my trailer with whatever I can find.

Brian
Brian Kraus

Brian,

Good luck.

Hopefully see you in OH.

Cheers

Pete
Pete Mantell

Pete...I'll be by your shoppe tomorrow (Tuesday)...I need to drop off some strut kits.
rick ingram

Rick,

Pete doesn't have shoppe any more. He's one of U.S. He has a shop. ;)
Carl Floyd

Good News!

My good friend is letting me use his big desiel pickup so I can make it! The car is loaded and ready to go. Just need to pack cooler and clothes tonight. Then I can relax a bit before the haul (maybe sample some of the coolers contents!). See ya in OH.

Brian

Brian Kraus

I forgot, Carl.

Now about that accent.....

;)
rick ingram

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