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09-06-2019 05:33 PM
d.b. cooper What are the dimensions of the mg? Specifically the track and wheelbase?
09-06-2019 06:43 AM
nazarah If Miata's and related vehicles are on the table, maybe one of these would be fun?

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I know they are now working on a prototype that is based on a C5 Vette for donor parts rather than the Miata too. Either way it would be a fun project. Perhaps room for some flames up front on the hood.
08-31-2019 03:12 PM
idrivejunk
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My second choice after the MGB would be a '49 Ford Convertible. Third choice 1960 Studebaker Lark Convertible black/black/black.
I think a guy at work has an MGA and MGB that he ought to but probably don't want to sell.

If I can throw in on the whole other, more modern sports cars and engines, Z3 over Miata for looks and less chicky, and if anything isn't a V8 it ought to be a GM 3800 V6 with snail. I get hit too much to pull into traffic in anything smaller than a GTP.

Your other choices are about the right size by me, for a serious flamed toy. If you can reach out and drag your knuckles on the road while driving, you better be on a go kart track.
08-31-2019 07:05 AM
S10xGN
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Volvo wagon with a turbo ls, 4l80e, 9", and a 10 second cage.
Sleeper she can drive to the track in as well as drive down to the keys averaging mileage in the teens.

Functional, fast, unique, "safe". Not a convertible. But there are several around which means you can be selective about the condition of the body and such.
One of my favorites, there's a green square-body 80's wagon a couple doors down from me. If I was 20 yrs younger and had a back that would work consistently...

Russ
08-30-2019 07:02 PM
cerial Volvo wagon with a turbo ls, 4l80e, 9", and a 10 second cage.
Sleeper she can drive to the track in as well as drive down to the keys averaging mileage in the teens.

Functional, fast, unique, "safe". Not a convertible. But there are several around which means you can be selective about the condition of the body and such.
08-30-2019 05:10 PM
55_327
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Engine wise a hot 4 cylinder would be more appropriate for this type of car although nobody I see has mentioned a V6 engine.
V6 engines are still light enough and produce heaps of HP for a MG.
If the chassis needs a little beefing up just mod the stock chassis.
How about a Miata (or MGB) with a Chevy 4.3L V-6?

08-30-2019 05:01 PM
55_327
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I do appreciate your concern, but the F350 will be her daily driver. The MGB will be a Sunday afternoon canyon carver with me at the wheel and her riding shotgun. I'm a retired NHRA-certified technical inspector, so the car will be equipped with a full cage, 5-point belts, wrist restraints, crotch straps, HANS devices, window nets and we'll be wearing -5 suits and the latest helmets.
That should be cool!
08-30-2019 04:17 PM
JeffB28 A little Photoshop imagination and you have a convertible Nice second choice.
08-30-2019 02:55 PM
techinspector1
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Maybe something more classic with flames for fun you could plant a turbo Coyote under the hood.
My second choice after the MGB would be a '49 Ford Convertible. Third choice 1960 Studebaker Lark Convertible black/black/black.
08-30-2019 09:45 AM
JeffB28 Maybe something more classic with flames for fun you could plant a turbo Coyote under the hood.
08-29-2019 09:21 PM
idrivejunk And time slip!
08-29-2019 09:08 PM
AutoGear And a burn out!

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Whatever you choose - we all need a video <img src="https://www.hotrodders.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />
08-29-2019 08:22 PM
64nailhead Whatever you choose - we all need a video
08-29-2019 01:33 PM
techinspector1
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Your post reminded me of a Bugeye Sprite with a 283 that lived in my neighborhood back in the day!

Man, if you're concerned about her safety, small and fast may not be the way to go. How about something mid-size, fast, and safe like a 2004-2006 GTO with LS1 or LS2? That way you'd have a great RWD chassis to begin with, and could easily coax another 100 HP out of the engine.
I do appreciate your concern, but the F350 will be her daily driver. The MGB will be a Sunday afternoon canyon carver with me at the wheel and her riding shotgun. I'm a retired NHRA-certified technical inspector, so the car will be equipped with a full cage, 5-point belts, wrist restraints, crotch straps, HANS devices, window nets and we'll be wearing -5 suits and the latest helmets.
08-29-2019 10:56 AM
55_327 Your post reminded me of a Bugeye Sprite with a 283 that lived in my neighborhood back in the day!

Man, if you're concerned about her safety, small and fast may not be the way to go. How about something mid-size, fast, and safe like a 2004-2006 GTO with LS1 or LS2? That way you'd have a great RWD chassis to begin with, and could easily coax another 100 HP out of the engine.
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