5k: MGBuick GT: 1966 MG MGB GT 3.8L GM V6 Swap
Is it correct to call the classic 2-seater from Morris Garage an MG MGB or an MGB? What about the MGB GT or is it an MG MGB GT? Anyway, the MGB was a roadster and the platform later spawned the MGB GT hatchback, MGC (inline-6 power) and finally MGB GT V8….but it took a lunatic with a garage to swap a Buick 3800 V6 into a lime green MGB GT. Confused? Find this 1966 MG MGB GT 3.8L GM V6 Swap for sale in Gladstone, KS for $6,500 via craigslist. Tip from slowcarSLOW-MPGlol.
This MGB GT is covered in a toxic shade of neon green and rides low on some aftermarket wheels. All of the bright-work has been painted black and it actually doesn’t look that bad. There is one pic of the car with a set of black wheels, but it looks much better in the mid-80s Celica look-a-like wheels.
Power is provided by a GM 3.8 liter series II V6 from either a Camaro or Firebird based on the longitudinal setup. The engine is commonly called the Buick 3800 V6 or the Buick Fireball V6 and in L36 spec it should be good for 200 horsepower and 225 ft-lbs of torque stock. This one is modified and should put out something closer to 230 horsepower and is mated to a Borg-Warner T-5 manual transmission.
This T-5 is shifted by the worlds largest shift lever – it looks like a gentleman’s walking stick is poking through the floor. The seats are salvaged from a Mazda MX-5 and the inside is cooled with an aftermarket vintage air AC system.
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Those look like Starion/Conquest oem wheels, and I really like this! I'd be tempted to drop in a newer v6 but I bet its enough fun to drive as it is now to wait until I blew something up before I swapped the motor out. I think all of the blacked out trim makes me really dig this more than I have ever liked an MG before. If I had the loot I would be all over this.
I think they're Celica Supra wheels, very similar to the Mitsu's though. Neat car, should be easy to swap in the supercharged 3.8.
the problem with the supercharged version is that the eaton m90's throttle body sticks out the ass end of the supercharger and the firewall of the MG is entirely to close to fit it in. there are adapters to swing the throttle body off to the side, but even those would interfere with the fire wall. there would be some chopping in order, unless theres another supercharger than can bolt up to it. i have wanted to drop one of the supercharged 3.8s into a MGB GT for several years now.. hopefully someday
Appears cleanly executed. The biggest hurdle (for me, anyway) is the color but this could be remedied. A couple of other relatively easy fixes (fitting a different steering wheel, different road wheels and improving that shifter) would make it more to my liking. This is how it goes with cars like this; you're buying someone else's vision. If the overall concept appeals, then it's only a question of how much time and money one is willing to spend to make it your own. I like this car.
Perry here. I had a B (roadster) with a 3.8 V6 & T5 just like this. It was great. Fast & fun. I would have preferred taller gearing but that's a small point. Funny thing was that motorheads would often say "too bad you don't have the big V8 that came in some MGBGT's" Then I would mention that the V6 has more displacement than the 3500 V8.
This is a good combo. & you can get a shorter shifter so you don't look like a Rat Fink cartoon.
Wow!…that color is an acquired taste……..but I would hate to look at it with a couple of beers under my belt! That said props to the builder….clean as a whistle and I actually like the RatFink shift!
-Rear end sag
-Approach angle (check that license plate damage)
-Tweed covered (Miata) seats
-I actually like the steering wheel
-Execution of the dash and instrumentation
Same color the local cabs used…..Hate that color….
I love this. Even the color.
did those rims bolt on and fit without rubbing?
I really want to put those on my 66 mgb
what mod.s did you have to do if any?
Those wheels make me think, "screw this, I'm going on CL to find an '84 Supra!” Which will probably be painted a less jarring color…
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