Posted: July 16, 2010 12:24PM
Registered: 2 years ago
It is interesting that, on the ZA/ZB, MGs front suspension layout (as used on the YA/YB, TD, TF, MGA, and MGB) was not incorporated into the design. I would think that they would have asked Mr. Palmer to use that cross member and shock set up - since it provided such good service on the previous and contemporary cars.
Does anyone have any insights on this - was it simply a "this is a hybrid BMC product and we will use this layout." type of situation?
Posted: July 16, 2010 08:05PM
Registered: 6 years ago
I think that the Magnette was simply sharing it's suspension with another branch of the BMC family tree, Wolseley and Riley.
They did do some very odd things though like give the Wolseley the MG XPAG engine and the Magnette the new corporate mill instead. Go figure.