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Registry: 1971 MG MGB

Glenn Polly's 1971 MG MGB
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I have owned this vehicle since 1990 and I have always been a big MGB fan. I'm now running a 4 link rear suspension and dual wish bone coil over shocks in the front.

Restomod - Upgrades & Features

Quaife Limited Slip Differential (POSI)
Factory Laycock Overdrive
Anza Free Flow Exhaust
ST Works Stainless Steel Exhaust Header w/ Jet Hot Coating
Aluminum Oil pan with Windage Tray, Up-rated Oil Pump
Wizard Cooling Alloy Radiator, Spall Thermostatically Controlled Electric Fan
Dave Headly prepared head, oversized valves, Port & Polish Intake & Exhaust
Fab-Tek Rockers w/ Supplemental Oil Feed
Alloy Engine back-plate and lightened / balanced Flywheel,
AP Driveline Competition Clutch with Needle Bearing Clutch Throw-out
Weber DCOE45 Side Draft Carburetor with long manifold & heat shield
Up- rated Cam, Adjustable Push Rods, assy. with ARP Hardware & Payen Gaskets
Dual-Sprocket Adjustable Timing Chain, Harmonic Crank Balancer
All ARP hardware
Jeff Schlemmer prepared Dizzy, custom curved to engine specs,
Lucas HD Coil, 8mm Silicone Spark Plug Wires
Polyurethane & Pro-thane Bushings used throughout, Nylon Web Rebound Straps
Front Suspension: Hawk Engineering Dual Wishbone Coil Over with adjustable shocks (John Hoyle)
Rear Suspension: Classic Conversion Engineering 4 Link Coil Over with adjustable shocks(Bill Guzman)
Up Rated 4 Piston Oversize Front Disc Brakes (Wilwood)- DOT5 Conversion
Scarebird Rear Disc Brake Conversion w/ Slotted / Drilled Rotors
Westco light-weight, Sealed Gel-Cell Battery, 12V, dash mounted volt meter
7/8” front Anti-Sway Bar w/Fast Road Bushings
Exhaust Heat Shield, interior dyna-matt insulation under panels & carpets
Up-rated Stub Axles with Needle Roller Bearings
13 Row Competition Oil Cooler
Tires: Fuzion HR1 – 195/65R15
Dayton 15” x 6” Chrome 72 Spoke Heavy Duty Wire Wheels
Polished Aluminum Windshield Frame w/ Triplex (heritage)Tinted Glass
Leather Interior
Special Tuning Fiberglass Front Air Dam
Factory Hardtop (Replica)
Bits for Brits - Fuse Block w/ Relay Circuits

Vehicle Information

Owner: Glenn Polly   [Glenn Polly]
Location: New York, NY, USA USA
Status: Running

Model Year:1971
Build Date:1971-03-03
Original Colour:Blue
Current Colour:red
Odometer:112,000 miles
Body Code:MGBU 014115
Engine Type:18k 1.8L 4 Cyl 5 main bearing
Engine Code:RWE 416418
Last Updated:2015-03-06 19:10:25
Magic VIN Decoder
Factory: Abingdon, England
Make: MG
Engine: B-Series (1.2-2.4L) 4cyl
Body Type: 2 Seat Roadster
Series: MGB MkIII (1970-1979)
Market: USA, Left Drive
Model Year: 1971
Car Number: 243376
Engine Size: Unknown!

These are "best guesses" based only on the VIN, completeness & accuracy are not guaranteed. Information entered by the owner should take precedence.


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Member Comments on Registry: 1971 MG MGB   ↵
Rated 9.5 out of 10 based on 2 ratings
2014-03-01 16:14:42 # 14352
Comment by Tony Zorzo
I am considering Bill Guzman's 4 link rear suspension setup against Frontline's setup can you give me some feedback on your experience with the kit.

2014-03-02 19:47:30 # 14364
Comment by Glenn Polly
Hi tony, I looked at he various rear suspension upgrades available and did
consider the front line - when I compared it the Bill's 4 link, and considered the
cost difference, I thought the 4 link was better value, and Bill is a real good guy to
talk to. The other reason is I wanted to use Bills coil over front suspension at the
time, and wound up purchasing Jonh Hoyles front suspension (from england)
because Bills was not available.

The ultimate rear set up is also from John Hoyle, he has am IRS set up with disc
brakes and an LSD - that the one I would have gone for except I had recently did
a read disc brake conversion and I had an LSD..

If money is not an object, and you really want a modern suspension, I would order
the IRS rear and dual coil over front from John Hoyle, otherwise, Bill's parts are a
good choice.

I have to tell you the ride and handling is night and day once you get rid of the leaf
springs and the upper control arms up front with light weight dual wishbone se
2016-06-23 23:08:13 # 35372
Comment by Glenn Peters
Rating: 9/10
Cool car -- looking to rebuy an MGB ... had a 73 but always thought the rear leaf springs reminded me of a truck and OMG -- those hydraulic shocks are the worst -- on cold winter days -- if the car started it rode like crap. You have done some great work here!

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2015-03-06 19:10:25

Changes from 2013-03-25 21:53:13 to previous 2013-03-25 21:47:54
Trans Type added   overdrive
Changes from 2010-05-15 18:06:09 to previous 2009-04-19 12:07:00
Mileage 1,129,000 → 112,000
Body Code added   MGBU 014115
Engine Type added   18k 1.8L 4 Cyl 5 main bearing
Engine Code added   RWE 416418

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Oct 11, 1990 Glenn Polly  USA Added to Registry (ID 5794)

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