MGB Roadster Engine Bay Red

Article No.2: MGB Projects

Welcome to another of our ‘Articles’ – a blog post illustrating the ins and outs here at Carn Bosavern Garage, based in St.Just, Cornwall. Ranging from details on a full restoration, to the intricacies of an engine rebuild, we take a look at both current and previous restorations on vehicles such as MGA’s, MGB’s, plus Triumph TR2’s, TR3’s and TR4’s. We will also give an update on our current stock of classic cars for sale and used cars for sale.

In this article we take a look at the three MGB Roadster projects we currently have underway for customers, each at different stages.

The most advanced of the three is a 72′ MGB Roadster, being finished in Tartan Red with a Black interior. We have recently installed a the full wool carpet set throughout, including boot carpet. This is a far superior carpet set than you can find on the market, made in-house using high quality ‘superwool’. The engine bay is nearly complete, where it looks stunning with the upgraded aluminium radiator, Revotec electric fan and HS6 carburetors with K&N filters.

If you would like to know more information about the restoration work carried out to this vehicle, please click here.

Next in line is a 71′ MGB Roadster. We are well over half way in to this restoration now, with the majority of the time consuming jobs completed (engine rebuild, respray etc).

We have recently received the cylinder head back, where it has been ‘gas flowed’ and converted to unleaded fuel. Now fitted, we are starting to fit other parts in the engine bay including exhaust manifold, aluminium radiator and electric fan, oil cooler with braided hoses, plus various other new parts and optional upgrades.

If you would like to know more information about the restoration work carried out to this vehicle, please click here.

Finally, a recent project we have just started for a customer, is this 72′ MGB Roadster. Whilst the bodywork is underway, we are focusing on the front and rear suspension.

The front axle was taken back to bare metal, primed and painted in gloss black. From there, it has been built up with new polybushes, coil springs, as well as a Spax shock absorber upgrade. The rear axle was again stripped and painted, with new braking components and pipework fitted. These are now ready to fit to the painted car when it is back from the bodyshop.

The beauty of having an MGB Roadster built to order, is that you are getting the exact car you want as an end product, rather than buying one that’s not quite right. If you’d like to know more about our restoration work, please contact us.