1965 FIA MGB
Newbridge Motorsport’s race-ready 1965 FIA MGB is in perfect condition, as if it just rolled off the factory line at Abingdon.
Housed under its bonnet is a full FIA-spec engine with steel crank and rods and a 1840 full race cam. Fitted to this superb engine is an MGB 4-speed gearbox with straight cut gears with non-overdrive, all sent through a 2pc competition clutch.
To stop this classic four-cylinder engine from overheating is a 19-row oil cooler and high flow radiator, which is manually controlled by an electric fan.
Thanks to its lightness and roadster-shaped body, the MGB is agile and the perfect weapon for anyone looking to take to the track in historic racing. Helping you duck-and-dive past your competitors, uprated and lowered coil springs are fitted to the front suspension, as well as lever-arm dampers with heavy oil and competition valves.
Apart from the lowered race leaf spring suspension at the rear, the MGB is also fitted with a limited-slip differential rear axle with 4.1:1 gear set to keep the back end in line and improve traction to ensure the car remains on the track and not in the gravel.
Stopping is aided by standard brake discs and drums with EBC “Red Stuff” pads and uprated shoes. Sticking the roadster to the track are Dunlop L CR65 historic race tyres, which are fitted to 14”x5.5” Minilite style alloy rims, which are specially made with an offset so that the maximum track is not exceeded.
Other features on this 50-year old roadster include a full six-point roll cage built to FIA regulations, a plumbed-in electrical fire extinguisher and a Sparco racing seat with 6-point safety harness, all of which help modernise the vehicle to keep the driver safe.
For more information, please contact Richard Tovey and the Newbridge Motorsport team, who will be more than happy to accomodate your needs.