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Offline NBTBRV8


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Guys,

My father has just built a MGA to original specifications, except it has a Rover V8 in it but once again it was converted to an original MG theme, so it is standard MGB GT V8 just like a factory engine bay from a later model, nothing hot-rodded or customised, just transplanted.  The car is probably going to get featured in an overseas magazine and I need a photographer who can do it justice.

Here are some pictures of the car as it was being finished off, they also highlight my mobile phone photographic skills, hence the request.

Is anyone planning a trip to Tasmania at any point?



Offline dkabab

I'll probably be there next May, but not sure on how much spare time there will be. otherwise if you get no other offers, we can work something out if you want.



Offline allanuber


  • Joined: Aug 2007

  • Location: Sydney
  • Name: Al

Congrats to your old man, that looks great!

How's it going to go putting power down from the 8?
C'mon, do it!



Offline NBTBRV8


  • Joined: Aug 2012

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Congrats to your old man, that looks great!

How's it going to go putting power down from the 8?

The motor is standard and it has a 5 speed Supra box with a Ford diff and welded MG housing ends.  Externally the only give aways are the front brakes 4 spot brembos and the 72 spoke interlaced wheels plus the larger tail pipe.  We don't like the width of the tyres or the whitewalls, so they will come off and more traditional tyres will be refitted.

Internally it is original including Jaeger gauges, even the gear lever has been modified so it looks factory MGA.  The amount of engineering that had to go in to the car on top of its restoration is enormous. 

I don't have a good finished photo of the interior, so here is one of it nearing the end.



Offline flamestone

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  • Joined: Jul 2007

  • Drives: to and from everywhere
  • Location: Central Coast
  • Name: Shane
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Offline ferrarista2


  • Joined: Mar 2010

  • Drives: Slowly
  • Location: Sydney
That's beautiful.  Wish I had time for a Tassie trip.
If tassie is May, then I'm in this year....might bring the A4 instead of the Ferrari....or the alfaGtv
Do we know dates yet? Pls pm me someone
Everything looks better in carbon fibre



Offline mhh

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  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
If tassie is May, then I'm in this year....might bring the A4 instead of the Ferrari....or the alfaGtv
Do we know dates yet? Pls pm me someone

I recommend the Ferrari. You might struggle to  keep up in the others. I'll pm likely dates.



Offline racecomp

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  • Joined: Jan 2013

  • Location: Adelaide
  • Name: Steve
If tassie is May, then I'm in this year....might bring the A4 instead of the Ferrari....or the alfaGtv
Do we know dates yet? Pls pm me someone


Better in Feb less rain.



Offline mhh

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  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide



Offline mtarone


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  • Location: Adelaide



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