MGB-GT Gets Totally De-Leylandified During Ford V8 Upgrade, We Feel Great Envy I came across this SR20DET-powered MGB-GT on and thought it was pretty cool, and likewise this CA18DET . However, sometimes it becomes necessary to put absurd power in your little British Leyland fastback, and that's where the Ford small-block comes in handy. This conversion by Fast Cars involved much, much more than just shoehorning a big ol' V8 into the engine compartment, and the article does a great job of documenting what was involved. This one definitely gets the Jalopnik Stamp-O-Approval™![]