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Anyone done a GM 2.8 60 degree V^ in a TF?

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shoalsgary Gary Simpson
Killen, AL, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Junior"
1954 MG TF
Don't waste your time advising me to keep it stock. I had a TR3 I liked and replaced it with a TF with fuelie Vette engine in the sixties and LOVED it. Don't want to cut the firewall back on this one, so want to know if anyone has fit a 2.8 GM V-6 in without cutting the firewall. Volvo? Good, but can't find one. Thanks in advance.

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BMC Gold Member Brian Mc Cullough
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA   USA
Okay Gary. I won't say don't as MG T cars are generally not so fun above 70 in my opinion, but then again, as long as you can hold power to the ground, the V6 is a super fun engine in anything light.

Second. Yes, I know a few guys who have done it but there is not much on line about it.

Next: The GM 60 degree V6 is shorter than the Austin B series engine and I have helped with a few B series MG TDs. 'B series' being Magnette, MGA, MGB, Marina, early Austin A40, and a Lot of other BMC and pre-BMC cars.

Flatheads which I believe are wider than the GM 60 degree V6 have been fit to T series cars.

There are a lot of gearbox choices, so a five speed would be fairly simple, namely to keep it in the family and keep it cheap, the T5, but there are other choices, just have to figure out a few other things such as width and shifter locations, but I have a few ideas there.

Can it be done? Yes.
Has it been done? Yes.
Should it be done? If you say so, Yes.

Give me a call sometime and I'm glad to exchange ideas with you.

-BMC.


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shoalsgary Gary Simpson
Killen, AL, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Junior"
1954 MG TF
Thanks, my Vette powered TF was a blast and handled high speeds beautifully. I also have an 81 Celica engine and tranny I caN get cheap

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bills Bill Spohn
W. Vancouver, , BC, Canada   CAN
If you are going to do this project, do yourself a favour and find the later 3.4 version of the engine. Much better and the total price of the conversion won't be significantly different.



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shoalsgary Gary Simpson
Killen, AL, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Junior"
1954 MG TF
Thanks, and easier to find

In reply to # 3907443 by bills If you are going to do this project, do yourself a favour and find the later 3.4 version of the engine. Much better and the total price of the conversion won't be significantly different.

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BMC Gold Member Brian Mc Cullough
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA   USA
Bill is correct.

http://car-part.com/

Search that website as a 1994 Camaro 3.4L engine. You can call it a 2.8l, then add a fake supercharger to the top. It will have about the same power as a supercharged 2.8l. Just one of many reasons to update a few years later to the 3.4l.

I think we spoke about measurements from the front of the crank pulley to the back mounting point for the gearbox, and the length from the crank pulley front edge to the middle of the shifter in neutral for an idea on what T5 I would recommend. Send me an email some time with those measurements and I'll compare to variations we have here.

-BMC.


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