The body is made from small steel tubing with an aluminum skin
attached by cap screws. The fenders are cycle type and aluminum.
The gas tank is aluminum.The dash is aluminum with minimal instrumentation
and a black crackle finish. The wheels are 16 inch Borranni
Magnesium 72 spoke wire wheels. The brakes are composed of a
TD Master cylinder; TD front dual pistons, drum backing plates
and TC rear single piston drum backing plates with Alfin Aluminum
finned brake drums. The front end is made up of a Morris Minor
lower A arm, TD uprights, custom top A arm, tubular adjustable
shocks, Morris Minor torsion bars and a Morris Minor rock and
pinion. The radiator is a standard MGTC radiator pressurized
to 9 lbs. The transmission is standard MGTC. The drive shaft
is shortened MGTC and the rear end is MGTC with strengthened
mounts, panhard rod, adjustable tubular shocks, standard MGTC
rear springs with leaves removed and aluminum lowering blocks.
The differential is a Morris Minor aluminum case with Morris
Minors different gear ratios and a Quaif limited slip. The axles
are custom with tapered hubs. All hubs are standard MGTC. All
wood was removed and the floorboards replaced with aluminum
plates. An aluminum belly pan is attached to the frame from
front to rear. I installed a roll cage to protect the driver’s
car was restored in the 80’s and raced. It won at Riverside,
raced at Monterey Historics at Laguna Seca and at Sear’s
Point. During the test drive later, to sort out the chassis,
the front suspension broke in the Carousel at Sear’s Point
and the front severely damaged. In 2004 the front end was rebuilt
by Willie Striker in Petaluma. The car is being restored again,
this time I am doing it myself. This year will be it’s
1st time on the track in over 20 years.
special DOHC T series engine has a head made from solid aluminum
billets. Two are machined for the valve towers and the third
piece contains the water-cooling chamber and combustion chambers.
The valve towers bolt to the head and the head bolts to the
special factory 1500 cc racing block. There are no water holes
in the block. The water comes out the rear side and into the
rear of the head and then out the front to the radiator. The
factory made only 18 of these special blocks and all of them
were sent to Goff Industries where Ken Miles worked. The valves
are 1 1/2” exhaust and 1 5/8” intake. Valve springs
are XK120 as are the cups and valve cylinders. Adjusters are
Alpha Romeo caps. Combustion chambers are hemispherical and
there are pre-ignition chambers below off centered spark plugs.
The cams are Offenhauser as are the cam gears, which are driven
off a dog gear thru a chain from the original cam gear enclosed
in a billet aluminum cam gear cover. The rods and crank are
Allen billet pieces. Aries pistons with very high domes 3 rings
and full floating wrist pins. 2 H4 – 1 ¾”
SU carburetors. Exhaust collector 1 into 2 into 3 into 4 flows
down the outside and over rear fender.