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elvacar
02-19-2011, 01:38 PM
Looking for NW US fellow travelers to Reno for the MG event there

Reno Trip Blog (https://elvacourier.blogspot.com/)

Trying to create an effective drive to Reno and back for fellow MG enthusiasts

And yes we are actually NAMGAR members in good standing - as you Grantura

owners are aware

So fellow Elva - Grantura owners - MG Variant (Deviant) Owners all

or others interested in attending as we all have the same Castrol smell under our fingernails

<span style="font-weight: bold">A Trip for the Truly Shriven</span>

Grantura_MKI
02-19-2011, 09:25 PM
Will pass this info along to a MGTC owner. I will have his car finished in time. Doing the La Jolla Classic first.

elvacar
02-20-2011, 06:46 PM
I'd like to see the Grantura - hopefully one shows up

Grantura_MKI
02-23-2011, 02:47 PM
You will need to find one the is MG powered. Mine has a Ford lump.

Twosheds
02-23-2011, 03:51 PM
I rent a shed to a friend who stores the very first Vixen in there. It has an MGB lump in it.

If only he would take it to Reno!

elvacar
02-24-2011, 01:40 AM
The Vixen would be nice with the 1800 3 main engine - i liked the Ford 1600 S2 i got to borrow

The new manufacturing method of metal fused deposition modeling may get me to an 1800 Twin cam

One day - maybe soon

With billet 427 FE Fords - can Aluminum block Ford Kent and BMC A and B's 's be far behind

Grantura_MKI
02-24-2011, 09:46 AM
The first few Vixen SI's where fitted with MGB lumps. This due to them being leftover from the end of production of the 1800S. I believe that the number built wes 5.

Twosheds
02-24-2011, 11:12 AM
The first few Vixen SI's where fitted with MGB lumps. This due to them being leftover from the end of production of the 1800S. I believe that the number built wes 5.

I have read that 12 Vixens came with MGB engines.

Grantura_MKI
02-24-2011, 06:50 PM
Probably depends on what book you read. I did restore one of them a few years ago. It is a vintage racer that lives in Florida...had a Huffaker "B" motor fitted.

elvacar
02-25-2011, 02:20 PM
What were the Huffaker mods - I have seen Prather motors but not any H's

I still have to dial in my Courier - still running a bit rich

I see that Moss has the new alloy crank dampener - finally

Grantura_MKI
02-25-2011, 10:02 PM
Many mods to the lower end. Solid blocks to crank and studed. Brilliant work. I am sure that the design has been copied by other builders?
Be sure to balance the whole lot before getting happy.