Mike Kusch's 1964 MGB Race Car, Number 79Owner: Michael R. Kusch
City: Long Branch, NJ
Model: 1964 MGB Sebring Replica
Engine: BMC B-Series 1.8L
Built by: Mike Kusch at Hourglass Motorsport
Features and Specifications
|Engine:||BMC B-Series, five-main-bearing engine block, nominally 3.16" bore by 3.50" stroke,
bored 0.047" over. Carrillo rods and forged pistons. Fab-tek roller rockers.
Oselli intake manifold. Weber 45DCOE carburetor with short velocity stacks.
Crane Cams breakerless ignition trigger and FireBall PS60 ignition coil. MSD6AL
electronic ignition (with rev limiter set to 8000rpm). Razor external oil pump.
K&N oil filter plus Moroso "Omni" oil filter (part number 22285).
21-row Serck oil cooler (surplus, from a helicopter).
|Cooling:||Howe aluminum radiator (part# 342MG1).
|Transmission:||Quaife 5-speed transmission. Tilton clutch.
|Rear Axle:||MGB banjo axle with 4.88:1 gears and locked differential.
|Front Susp.:||dropped spindles. Uprated front springs. Rebuilt Armstrong shock absorbers.
Fab-tek anti-sway bar.
|Rear Susp.:||MGB leaf springs, with two of the six leafs removed. Knee action shock absorbers.
Fab-tek anti-tramp bars and anti-sway bar.
|Brakes:||(master) dual Girling master cylinders with bias bar, plus Wilwood bias valve on the rear circuit.
(front) stock MGB rotors and calipers.
(rear) MGB drums, with MGB GT slave cylinders.
|Wheels/Tires:||Minator 14x5.5 aluminum wheels. Hoosier "Street T.D." P205/60D14 bias ply tires.
|Electrical:||lead/acid battery. (No charging system.)
|Instruments:||(left to right) Stewart Warner oil temperature (140-320F) gauge, Westach dual EGT gauge (700-1700F),
Stewart Warner oil pressure gauge (5-100psi), Smiths speedometer, AutoMeter SportComp Monster
tachometer (0-10000rpm) and Stewart Warner coolant temperature gauge (100-280F).
|Fuel System:||ATL SP108 8 gallon fuel cell. Holley "red" fuel pump. Fram HPG1 fuel filter. Holley fuel pressure regulator.
|Safety Eqmt.:||Kirkey seat. Pyrotech 5-point latch and link safety harness.
Kidde fire extinguisher. Moto-Lita steering wheel.
|Body:||aluminum front and rear valances. Sebring headlamp fairings. Factory hardtop.
Leather bonnet and boot hold-down straps.
|Racing Class:||SVRA 3DP.
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BMC B-Series 1.8L four cylinder engine.
Oselli intake manifold.
Weber 45DCOE carburetor.
Water pump plumbing.
Cog belt for the Razor external oil pump.
Stef's Fabrication Specialties overflow/breather tank.
Howe aluminum radiator (part# 342MG1).
Razor external oil pump.
Moroso "Omni" oil filter (part number 22285).
Moroso Omni oil filter plumbing and mounting features.
Fab-Tek roller rockers require special lubrication, which is provided by the braided hose shown here.
Dual Girling master cylinders with adjustable bias bar.
Lockheed brake fluid reservoir and Moroso cooling system expansion tank.
Fab-tek anti-sway bar.
The suspension crossmember is mounted on polyurethane pads.
Fab-tek tubular front anti-sway bar, on aluminum pillow blocks.
21-row Serck oil cooler.
Fab-Tek anti-tramp bars.
Fab-Tek rear anti-sway bar.
Leaf spring eye.
Holley Red fuel pump. Fram HPG1 fuel filter.
ATL Sports Cell SP108 8-gallon fuel cell (20.375" x 12.312" x 9").
Moto-Lita steering wheel.
AutoMeter SportComp "Monster" tachometer (0-10000rpm), and
Stewart Warner coolant temperature gauge (100-280F).
Paddy Hopkirk throttle pedal.
Roll cage construction details.
Wilwood adjustable brake bias valve.
2 quart capacity Accusump cylinder. Accusump provides oil flow before engine start-up.
Mike's friend Alan Tosler enjoys a cigarette.
Sebring headlight cover. Note also the re-located bonnet release knob.
Pull handle door.
Emergency shut-off and battery disconnect switch.
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GT Classic mirror.
Lightening holes drilled in the A-pillar.
Polycarbonate rear window.
Factory hardtop, and "Sebring style" rear valance.
Minator aluminum wheels.
Hoosier "Street T.D." P205/60D14 bias ply tires.
All photos shown here are from September 2009 when we viewed the car at The US Vintage Grand
Prix at Watkins Glen. All photos by Curtis Jacobson for BritishRaceCar.com, copyright 2009.
All rights reserved.
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