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John MC11/09/2019 08:01:34
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Can't say these truck engined B's do much for me, far to heavy up front! The V8 was a much better balanced car that should have been developed much further.

I've always admired the RV8 version of the B, the guys who developed it on a very small budget as much as the car itself. It seemed to me that the money ran out just before they got to the rear suspension, that really lets the car down. After the work they did with the front end its a great shame the rear end didn't benefit the same way.

John

Michael Gilligan11/09/2019 08:25:34
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Posted by John MC on 11/09/2019 08:01:34:

[ ... ] It seemed to me that the money ran out just before they got to the rear suspension, that really lets the car down. After the work they did with the front end its a great shame the rear end didn't benefit the same way.

John

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... Something like the Reliant Scimitar's [parallelogram trailing arms, and a Watt's Linkage] would probably have done nicely.

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 11/09/2019 08:26:10

thaiguzzi11/09/2019 09:26:38
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Posted by Mike Poole on 10/09/2019 21:28:27:

No one would follow my Trident with its Norman Hyde 3-1 exhaust, strobing the Boyer ignition at 5000rpm when it was fully advanced tended to annoy some neighbours and bring a cherry glow to the exhaust header pipes. An hours riding like a hooligan made your ears ring. Also being a Motörhead and Ted Nugent fan I am amazed I can still hear at all.

Mike

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John MC11/09/2019 11:30:37
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 11/09/2019 08:25:34:
Posted by John MC on 11/09/2019 08:01:34:

[ ... ] It seemed to me that the money ran out just before they got to the rear suspension, that really lets the car down. After the work they did with the front end its a great shame the rear end didn't benefit the same way.

John

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... Something like the Reliant Scimitar's [parallelogram trailing arms, and a Watt's Linkage] would probably have done nicely.

I was thinking of independent suspension, various aftermarket arrangements were (are?) available. I think those suffered from compromises on installation, the back end needed a complete redesign to be able accommodate that type of suspension.

I think the Scimitar is a much under rated "classic", buy one now before people realise how good they are! The suspension, independent front (Triumph based) and a beam rear axle works very well when set up properly.

John

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 11/09/2019 08:26:10

Ron Colvin11/09/2019 13:00:51
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There is a company that is producing an updated MGB. It seems that it produces to an electrifying experience.

**LINK**

3404611/09/2019 13:22:20
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Posted by Ron Colvin on 11/09/2019 13:00:51:

There is a company that is producing an updated MGB. It seems that it produces to an electrifying experience.

**LINK**

Prices start from £105,000

The electrifying experience is matched by its electrifying price me thinks.

Bill

Michael Gilligan11/09/2019 13:44:59
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Posted by John MC on 11/09/2019 11:30:37:
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I think the Scimitar is a much under rated "classic", buy one now before people realise how good they are! The suspension, independent front (Triumph based) and a beam rear axle works very well when set up properly.

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Sadly, I sold my V6 Coupé in late 1987 after 11years of bliss

It was parked-up awaiting a full chassis rebuild and V8 Rover engine ... but I changed jobs and moved house, so it had to go.

MichaelG.

vintage engineer11/09/2019 17:42:45
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Ken Costello V8 B's were very much better than anything BL made and a lot faster!

Posted by John MC on 11/09/2019 08:01:34:

Can't say these truck engined B's do much for me, far to heavy up front! The V8 was a much better balanced car that should have been developed much further.

John

vintage engineer11/09/2019 17:46:46
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I would like to know how they got it through crash testing?

Posted by Ron Colvin on 11/09/2019 13:00:51:

There is a company that is producing an updated MGB. It seems that it produces to an electrifying experience.

**LINK**

Dave Smith 1411/09/2019 18:07:48
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They do not need to crash test, just put each car through an IVA test same as Caterham, Westfield etc do for cars they build ready to run for customers. Anyone who builds a kit car has to do the same.

Dave

OuBallie12/09/2019 05:50:01
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Posted by Mike Poole on 10/09/2019 21:28:27:

No one would follow my Trident with its Norman Hyde 3-1 exhaust, strobing the Boyer ignition at 5000rpm when it was fully advanced tended to annoy some neighbours and bring a cherry glow to the exhaust header pipes. An hours riding like a hooligan made your ears ring. Also being a Motörhead and Ted Nugent fan I am amazed I can still hear at all.

Mike

A neighbour had a Trident, and the first time brother and I heard it we immediately said it sounded like a BRM F1.

Geoff - Twos & Blues to hospital end July & in recovery mode.

Robert Atkinson 212/09/2019 07:25:37
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Nah, this is how to annoy the neighbours

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Not a model engine. I know the offenders.

Eric Cox12/09/2019 10:05:12
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My son's Ford Mustang shakes the house when he revs it.

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