1977 MGB 3.9L FUEL INJECTED V8
LAND ROVER DEFENDER POWERPLANT
VIN # GHN5UH419122G
Replacement 3.5 liter Fuel Injected Land Rover V8
T5 5-speed manual transmission
Factory Damask Red
Upgraded black & red interior
Panasport 8-spoke alloy wheels
D & D exhaust headers
This 1977 MG MGB was acquired by the seller in 2001 and subsequently fitted with a 3.9-liter V8 sourced from a Land Rover Defender paired with a T5, Borg Warner five-speed manual transmission. The car is finished in its factory burgundy with red & black upholstery. Considerable modifications included parts from D&D Fabrications, MI., specialists in MGB V8 conversions and include: an upgraded radiator, ceramic-coated headers, an electric cooling fan, PerTronix electronic ignition, a later-style grille, a front spoiler, 15″ alloy wheels, and an AM/FM stereo with bluetooth. This MGB convertible is offered in California with service history, refurbishment photos, and a clear Kansas title.
Finished from the factory in Damask Red (BLVC 99) (based on production date of 10/76 with stock high back seats that have been recovered in red/black. Features include a factory rear bumper, improved front bumper/spoiler from an earlier MGB. The seller notes some paint color deviations but a damage, rust free body and undercarriage.
Wheels are 8-spoke Panasport featuring polished silver lips and are mounted with 185/65 Hankook tires that show 2008 date codes. Braking is handled by front discs and rear drums powered by a replacement master cylinder and brake lines. The seller states that the suspension has been fitted with poly bushings and refurbished rear dampers.
The interior features recovered, cloth high-back seats with matching door panels and carpets. Amenities include a later-style dash, factory fuel gauge and clock and VDO speedometer, tachometer, oil pressure and water temperature gauges. The stock 4-spoke steering wheel is in place as are three-point front seat belts, and an AM/FM stereo with CD and door mounted speakers.
The 3.9-liter SD1 Rover V8 was installed under current ownership and is fed via a the factory mated Land Rover fuel injection system. Additional modifications include an upgraded radiator, a 70-amp alternator, an SU electronic fuel pump, ceramic-coated headers, a 2 1/2″ stainless-steel exhaust system, a high-torque starter, Pertronix electronic ignition, and an electric cooling fan.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a T5 five-speed manual transmission linked to a custom driveshaft. The clutch is equipped with a hydraulically-actuated throw-out bearing. Underside photos can be viewed in the photo gallery.