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Robert Lees

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527 posts

21 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
My friend and I bought a gt nearly 10 years ago when we had time but no cash, now finally we have cash but struggle to get the time to sort it, however the car is in primer and we have a garage full of new bits, carpets, seats, suspension, fuel tank, chrome work, loom etc etc . Car solid with new A,B posts, floors, panels , cross members wings etc. The only thing that is bothering me is the 1.8 engine. I have recently bought a tvr chimaera 4.5l and have begun to consider a more potent engine for the mgb. Not wanting to start a war but any suggestions for a replacement . ease fitting and set up , not having to modify engine bay , work required are all high priority. I'm not wanting to equal the sort of power the tvr puts out but something a little more sprightly than the 90 BHP the 1.8 generates ( if lucky ). Thanks for comments. Can't see the point in spending £1000 + on a reconditioned mgb unit when U could buy a v6 for £300 for example. Thanks...Rob

Trophy200

153 posts

81 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
160PS 'K' series? All the parts are readily available as it's been done before.

(Cue the 'K' series naysayers!)

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williredale

2,066 posts

32 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Rover V8? Although there will be a bit of modification to the engine bay to fit it.

Robert Lees

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527 posts

21 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Yes slightly in love with the rover v8 after buying the tvr! , looked into k series quite expensive conversion, the engine that wad in the car was the best bit, wondering if uprated cam and Webber carbs would be better / cheaper option??, we had the head skimmed and the valves and springs returned etc..

saxxeblt

71 posts

86 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
You could consider the Rover O series or T series, the block is an updated B series and you also have the cheap option of turbo charging available. The MGOC produced an limited edition turbo charged B in the '80's using some unregistered B's left unsold a few years after production finished. Of course the O series was going to be used in the B if production had not ceased.
HTH
Saxx
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chormy

606 posts

76 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
ford 2.0 zetec n mt75 gearbox.

The Black Flash

5,147 posts

78 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Supercharging is another option I believe, kits are available...

Roman

1,908 posts

99 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
Interesting resource here, loads more available on the web on K & T16 series conversions:

http://www.kewengineering.co.uk/upgrades4mgs/Engin...

AtticusFinch

3,115 posts

63 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
chormy said:
ford 2.0 zetec n mt75 gearbox.
That looks nicely engineered bow

Robert Lees

Original Poster:

527 posts

21 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Going for Kent cam, head modified and fast road jetted Weber carb hopefully 130-140 BHP, may look at tubular manifold too to finish it off. Least car kept ( sort of ) original. Already bought new loom and recon overdrive box so may as well stick to b series engine. Possibly loose a bit of weight, Alloy bonnet, sump and ditch rostyles for minilites.

chormy

606 posts

76 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Robert Lees said:
Going for Kent cam, head modified and fast road jetted Weber carb hopefully 130-140 BHP, may look at tubular manifold too to finish it off. Least car kept ( sort of ) original. Already bought new loom and recon overdrive box so may as well stick to b series engine. Possibly loose a bit of weight, Alloy bonnet, sump and ditch rostyles for minilites.
You'll need the maniflow manifold and system, if you want hp, you should see 95 -100 at the wheels. The very best B engines £k's will do 140+ Lighten the flywheel and balance all rotating parts. Make sure your dizzy is 100%

Expatloon

79 posts

37 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
How about a Jag V12.

I believe you may have to sacrifice the heater though biggrin


YesItsAVW

1,909 posts

45 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
Has a KV6 been dropped in before?
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