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MGC rear axle ratios

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John Zoltner
Rochester, NY, USA   usa

Can anybody tell me what rear axle ratios were available in the MGC?
thanks!
John

mike odernheimer
park city, USA   usa

'68 model used 3.07 non-overdrive/3.307 overdrive. '69 model changed to 3.307 non-overdrive and 3.7 overdrive. MGB was 3.9 all years and configurations.

ron neal Avatar
Coastal, South Carolina, USA   usa

And the MGC auto used the 3.307.

Ron

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Rick Ingram
Saint Joseph, Illinois, USA   usa
1968 MG MGC "The Green C"
1969 MG MGC "Vicky"
1972 MG MGB "Mallard"
1974 MG MGB GT V8 Conversion "The V8"
1978 MG MGB "Maggie"

The 3.7 is fairly worthless in my opinion.

The 3.07 and the 3.31 are the most desirable of the three diffs, with the 3.31 being "top dog".



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Richard Bailey
Cully, East Devon England, UK   gbr

In reply to # 2008526 by mowog1 The 3.7 is fairly worthless in my opinion.

Reason being ?..... Mine is 3.7 ( with overdrive). Its not worthless to me !

R

Robert Kirk
Davenport, Iowa, USA   usa

I am in the market for several 3.70 FWIW



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Stephen Curtis
, Berkshire, UK   gbr

auto mgb has 3.7 also fitted ..robert

Robert Kirk
Davenport, Iowa, USA   usa

Don't care where it comes from as long as its a 3.7 for the tube axle or banjo for that matter...

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ron neal Avatar
Coastal, South Carolina, USA   usa

I also like a 3.7 in a MGC with od. Makes a great car better. I will have to admit with a V8 and a 3.07 it is even a more relaxed cruiser but if I want to really cruise I break out the SV which gets 30 mph per 1000 rpm. Rpm limited to about 6500 since it is not a 3 or 4 valve engine.

Ron

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Rick Ingram
Saint Joseph, Illinois, USA   usa
1968 MG MGC "The Green C"
1969 MG MGC "Vicky"
1972 MG MGB "Mallard"
1974 MG MGB GT V8 Conversion "The V8"
1978 MG MGB "Maggie"

That's my point.

You need an o/d in order to make the 3.7 an appropriate gearset.

My 1968 MGC does NOT have o/d.

The MGBs with BW35's are as rare as hen's teeth in the North American market.

I've seen two examples since 1974.



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ron neal Avatar
Coastal, South Carolina, USA   usa

I have one hens teeth but it is a RHD GT.

You guys with multiple models hopefully I will see some of you in Dillard (now that I have a MGBGT). First tank of gas (premium) mostly city driving and mpg was 25. Second tank is mid grade and not empty yet but no problems so far. Begenning to like this car.

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Robert Kirk
Davenport, Iowa, USA   usa

Wouldn't that be, "I have one hen's tooth"....

Its OK Ron, I know a dentist who can get you a full set of mammalian teeth...devil smiley



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Stephen Curtis
, Berkshire, UK   gbr

i was aware that 3.7 did only come with overdrive!! my later mgcs without od have 3.307.. or have i misread ricks post

Richard Bailey
Cully, East Devon England, UK   gbr

In reply to # 2009397 by romeo69 i was aware that 3.7 did only come with overdrive!! my later mgcs without od have 3.307.. or have i misread ricks post
Like wise confused. BMC didnt offer 3.7 without o/d as far as I know.
Hence my previous comments.
R

ron neal Avatar
Coastal, South Carolina, USA   usa

Robert
When I think of one tooth I think of the front row of a Willie Nelson concert, so I just forgot about the singular/plural thing. If a chicken truly has no teeth then would it matter if you used the plural term for tooth?

As far as mammalian teeth some are herbivors, some carnivors and some omniverous. All require a different set of chompers.

Ron

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