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Old 08-29-2019, 10:21 PM
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Maybe something more classic with flames for fun you could plant a turbo Coyote under the hood.
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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.
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A little Photoshop imagination and you have a convertible Nice second choice.
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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.
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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?

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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.
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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...

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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.
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If Miata's and related vehicles are on the table, maybe one of these would be fun?

Exomotive - US Manufacturer of Exocars & Kit Cars | Exocet

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.
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What are the dimensions of the mg? Specifically the track and wheelbase?
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