> They are not an MGB, and never will be. They make great relaxed driving
> cars and all of the original handling and braking quirks can be sorted.
> Engine performance can be improved through some basic mods and modern
> tires make a big difference to handling.
> These are one vehicle that I would not restore back to absolute
> originality as they were not developed fully and the US ones were
> saddled with smog gear which only made matters worse.
With that engine bay, would an MGC be a candidate for an engine swap?
One of the Nissan 6 cylinder + 5 speed comes to mind.