Owner: Austin Blanch
Model: 1958 MGA
Engine: BMC ‘B’ Series 1868cc
Built By: Austin Blanch
Engine: ‘B’ series bored to 1868cc, Argo rods with Lotus Cosworth forged pistons. Crankshaft is standard with scraper. APT camshaft 1.6:1 roller rockers with chrome moly tubular pushrods. Alloy flywheel, sump baffled + windage tray. Stage 4 head with extractors.
Compression ratio: 11.8:1
Peak Power output: 123hp @ 5500rpm
Induction: 45MM DEOC Weber carburettor on factory S/T manifold and linkage.
Ignition: Aldon Engineering distributor with Aldon coil. MSD rev limiter. NGK spark plugs
Transmission: Straight cut, close ratioQuaiffe
Cooling System: Radiator: D type core. 13 Sereck row high capacity oil cooler with thermostat control. Water pump standard, with large alloy pulley. Red line water wetter coolant.
Differential: Quaiffe LSD
Lubrication: Engine uses Joe Gibbs 10W/30. 2 qrt Accusump
Fuel system: Holley Red high output electronic fuel pump with pressure regulator
Starter motor: Geared
Brakes: MGB Discs drill & slotted with Hawk Blue pads. Drums are drilled with competition shoes. VH44 brake booster running Castrol 4 dot fluid.
Suspension: Front has 7/8″ roll bar, urethane bushes, adjustred roll centre, Eibach coil springs and uprated lever arm shock absorbers.
Rear has single leaf tapered rear spring, urethane bushes where applicable and Koni adjustable shocks
Wheels & tyres: 15” x 6” splined: Performance Superlites running Toyo R888 tyres
Weight: 869kg (fully fueled including driver)
Body: Factory competition 6” windscreen,
Aluminium ½ tonneau
Eastern Creek 2’:03”97 (28/11/09)
Wakefield Park 1’:18”.84 (30/11/03)
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