MGB heads aren't special at all.
The rocker covers are unique but that's it.
No original MGB blocks were "stiff blocks"
As far as the inlet manifold goes, it is a P6 manifold with the pent roof bit machined off and a specially cast adapter bolted on in its place.
The carbs in an MGB V8 hang...
Hey rick, what about getting some wolfrace slotmags?
You can get 5 bolt chevy / jag wolfies fairly cheaply. You'd just have to get them redrilled to fit the rover stud pattern.
You can then tig weld some ally plugs in the old holes, grind back the welds and polish them out along with the rest of...
I'm putting a Chevvy LS1 in my MGB when I get bored of the Rover. Physically its a bit smaller but has double the power. No brainer really.
As for the P6-E I think it looks pretty good. There are a few things i'd change. I don't like that rear bumper setup or the lights. I'd leave those as...
Yeah, i've seen that car run at santapod "run what ya bung" days loads of times. Its definately still rover powered. Think its a 3.9 EFi the guys spent shed loads on it apparently. Despite doing stonking great burnouts it only runs in the 15's.
I think he was a bit disapointed tbh.
If you're changing the cam, may as well just pull the engine and refurb the bottom end.
You can get it dynamically ballanced at the same time.
For about a grand you can have an engine that will happily rev to 7000rpm.
Take the front cover off.
Get a small drill and do your best to drill lots of little holes around the extractor. With a bit of luck you aught to be able to get some water pump pliers on the extractor and twist it out.
With the extractor out, drill out the old bolt and then tap it to take...
heh, bits for the Rover V8 are about the easiest bits to get for these cars.
I'd go to a company that specialises in the RV8 though.
RPI, Real Steel, V8-Tuner heck if you're desperate rimmers!
If you;re changing camshafts then dump those useless nylon timing chain gears and go for duplex...
Its a shame when politics spoil things.
The MGOC gets a bit silly like that from time to time.
I can't be bothered with E-politics. I come here to talk about cars, specifically ones with great big dirty V8's! :cool:
Keep it light chaps. This is what the interet is for anyway...
Would agree with the others and say knacked lifters.
Either live with it or pull the heads off and change them may as well spend the extra on a set of rhodes lifters whilst you're at it though.
Have fun setting the preload... :p
I too am glad the forum is back.
The only thing I have left of my P6 is the engine and box now. Most of it went to good homes though.
Its a shame the chat section of the forum has disapeared? :(
On every other forum that I frequent that has tried this the tech sections end up becoming more...
Depends how long your bar is...
Ive take to slipping a 3 foot length of steel tube over my breaker bar. Seems to do the trick.
Does anyone actually bother doing the nut up to the torque settings in the book? I just Do mine up "FT" and leave it at that.
If using SU's in the MG you will need a new plenum and inlet manifold. unless you want to cut holes in the bonnet for the dashpots to poke through?
You can reuse the MGB throttle cable. You just need to make up a bracket for the rover plenum.
Yep, still have the gearbox. Infact, I took the trouble to clean the 30 odd years of road dirt and grime off it a couple of weeks back. Its a shiny silver colour now! :D
Its currently sat in friends garage in chester although I was intending to move it to sutton coldfield (birmingham) towards...