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    Interesting MGA Fastback

    Saw this on the HAMB on a threat about a Connecticut Dragway Reunion. I like the look.





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    Re: Interesting MGA Fastback

    The VW headlights really look good on that A!
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    Re: Interesting MGA Fastback

    Tried, but not quite. Quarter glass big spotting feature, yes, VW headlamps....and bolt-on wires? How much of it is fibreglas?
    https://www.alamy.com/mg-mga-fastbac...245387291.html

    Not bad overall....if it was mine, the distributor would be in front and there would be Ford emblems on the rocker covers.

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    Re: Interesting MGA Fastback

    Agree with you TOC, but most rodders have too much money in mods to afford Ford power.
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    Re: Interesting MGA Fastback

    love to get a Caterham shell and chassis to drop my fresh 3/4 race 50 Merc flattie into...

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    Re: Interesting MGA Fastback

    Larry K
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    Re: Interesting MGA Fastback

    Caterham, yes... but a pal has one with a 2L Ztec, Webers and MSD. Thing will scare th' bejeezus outta ya in an eyeblink! Wit a flat-head V-8 you'd be swappin' ends constantly!
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    Re: Interesting MGA Fastback

    Can't decide if the front view looks more like a vacuum cleaner or a catfish, but either way a definite step down from the original aesthetic. Some decently done elements but like almost all owner modded bodies, quite awkward from some angles.
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    Re: Interesting MGA Fastback

    Flattie! Now ya be talkin.
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    Re: Interesting MGA Fastback

    Have two 50's I drive regularly....both Merc cranks and slugs. Tudor and F-1.

    The 3/4 Merc was in my 49 Willys wagon....not sure if that will ever get done, but the mill is!

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