This seriously fast and successful MGB Roadster is light, well-handling and enormously fun to drive. the car has turned a 2.52 at Sepang F1 Circuit 2002 (Porsche 911 turns 2.45). The owner is changing classes and that is reason for sale. The body was painted, the car was lightened and suspension modified and rebuilt prior to 2002 season.The current engine is a Cross Flow, using an original HRG Derrington head, Carrillo Rods, Alloy flywheel and backplate, roller rockers, gear-reduction starter and all other possible goodies. A spare,Peter Burgess & FIA legal, engine can also be included, towards a small fee.
The car was purchased in the UK and imported to Hong Kong as an import in 1966. The car was mildly race prepared by its original owner John Peacock for the Macau GP Racing. The car was also used as a daily driver at the same time. The car was exclusively used for racing since the mid '80's first with Mr. Peacock and then with Mr. Nigel Kat. Extensive modifications were carried out by Demon Tweaks UK to body, suspension etc. The spare engine was built in 1996 by Peter Burgess (author of "how to Powertune MG's" using completely modified 18G (stronger) block & 18V Burgess ported head. The PB enigne is dynoed at 124 bhp. The crossflow has not been dynoed, but a conservative estimate would be at 150bhp. The car was the winner of HK Classic, Car Club Class A Championship in 1998 and again last year in 2002.
Recent Competition History
Class A Champion 1996, 97, 98, 99 2000, 2001, 2002. Overall Champion 1998 and 2002.
Weight: 1600 lbs
Track: Sepang F1 Circuit, Malaysia
Engine Builder: Peter Burgess
Induction: Double Weber DCOE 45 on crossflow manifold
Heads: Original HRG Derrington from 1962. Large valves (43mm intake)
Block: B-Series 5-bearing 18G block
Crankshaft: Blanced, lightened, nitrided -.020
Connecting Rods: Carrillo
Pistons: AE +.020
Camshaft: Special crossflow grind
Valves: Stainless 43/38mm
Valve Train: Roller rockers, nitrided lifters
Clutch: B&W Racing clutch
Flywheel: Fidanza Alloy
Exhaust: LCB stainless 1- box exhaust
Races: 4 this season
Capacity: 12 Gal.
Fuel Pump: Facet fuel pump
Fuel Type: Premium unleaded
Water Pump: Alloy
Oil Cooler: 19 row
Ignition: custom racing wire loom in 2002 Pertronix hall in Lucas 45D
Alternator: Lucas alt.
Battery: Red Top racing cell
Type: MGB 3-synchro, modified close ratio
Gears: straight cut gears, no 1st. gear syncros
uses EP oil only
Type: Tube type/LSD
Differential: Quaiffe diff
Construction: steel w/fiberglass fenders, boot lid, and bonnet
Color: Sikkens 2K Lamborghini Orange paint
Type: MGB monocoque pressed steel
Front Suspension: lowered negative camber wishbone w/Superflex racing bushings everywhere, all rebuilt 2002
Rear Suspension: 2002 built single- leaf composite spring live axle, anti-tramp bars, panhard bar, Nylatron bushings