V8 conversion MG Midget

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V8 conversion MG Midget

Post by Lindon » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:54 pm

I am building a 65 midget with a rover 3.5 V8 engine and MGB gearbox. I was wondering if any one on here has done any thing like this before to a midget. This is not my first v8 conversion, many years ago I built a MGB roadster with a 3.5 v8.

The state of play so fare is all the mods to the inner wings, bulkhead and gear tunnel have been done and the engine / gearbox doe's actually fit. Just want to know what to do about springs brakes anti-roll bar etc.

Thanks for any help.

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Re: V8 conversion MG Midget

Post by Not_Anumber » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:03 pm

Id be particularly interested in hearing more about your Midget V8 conversion. Ive just acquired a V8 Im rebuilding to drop into my rubber bumper MGBGT.

I just realised its 30 years since I last worked on a midget so sadly cant remember much about the engine bay other than I remember it being smaller that a B all round. Will you be able to mount the V8 on the original cross member or are you planning to cut away much of the inner wings and make up a space frame to support the engine and front suspension ?.

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