Re: Mgb components
- Hi Mike,
The Volvos usually have nice 4 spot brake calipers that are a popular
conversion to the "Cortina" MK3/4/5 ( or US equivalent) spindles here in AUS
I am going to do that conversion along with 10" ventilated discs - I sold
the A/C from my Toyota front cut today for $250 - more play money.
The diff should be worthwhile as it is the same style as the
Cortina/Escort - may be a bit wider.
From: polan@... <polan@...>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, February 08, 1999 5:31 AM
Subject: [locost] Mgb components
>MGs are great cars, aren't they Steve! Not the most powerful, but fun,
>nicely balanced, very reliable, and very cheap to run. It's a shame they
>stopped making them - except for the extremely expensive MGRV8, which would
>be hard to justify to the wife ;-)!
>I don't know anything about the capri, but I bet there's someone using it
>or a mustang on the list, I'm sure they'll help. I'd image the front hubs
>would work too, though I wouldn't relish hauling any of those parts 2mi
>through the woods!
>I used to own a volvo 240 too, I can't image there's too much that could be
>used, with the exception of perhaps the rack and the rear axle - it's a
>mcpherson strut car too, right? Bit I agree, the volvo's a pretty big,
>I know for sure there's builders using the pinto spindles and recently
>there's been some talk about using the mini shocks, definitely repost here
>under that subject to see how that's going.
>Finding info is a lot more fun than it used to be - a year ago there was
>Peter Dunn's site, and the occasional posting to the 7's list by Alex, and
>that was it. But now there's this forum - these guys are great, and
>they've saved me an enormous amount of time with their tips and
>suggestions! You've definitely come to the right place!
>sglass@... on 02/06/99 04:37:50 PM
>Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org
>cc: (bcc: Mike Polan/Toronto/IBM)
>Subject: [locost] Re: Mgb components
>Thanks for the input. I have a 71 MGB that I restored and in the process I
>accumulated a lot of extra parts, Hence my interest in trying to use
>them. The sound of an MGB with a free flow exhaust is great. but I too
>wonder if it would fit. I found a Capri in the woods behind my house and
>hope to use the steering rack and maybe the rear axle. I will have to
>convice my two boys to carry it out for me its about 2 miles in and has
>been used for target practise
>to the extent I really had a hard time figuring out what kind of car it
>actually was. Alex sent me a chassis drawing as a DXF and I hope to draw
>the parts such as the axle in and see how it all fits on paper. I also
>have a bunch of 240 volvo parts and perhaps they would work except I think
>they are on the big side. Do you have any measuremnts for Pinto spindles
>and have you heard of the MINI shock to coil over shock conversion? I
>appreciate the help and hope I can return the favor. I find gathering the
>info a fun part of the project how about you?
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