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engine and 5-speed swap on MG TF... anybody ever done one?

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BMC Gold Member Brian Mc Cullough
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA   USA
Jim,

I assume you mean the MGA wire wheel axle is 7/8" narrower than the MG TF axle??

The MGB wire wheel axle is also the same as the MGA.

The disc wheel axles are wider by about that much.

Go for a disc wheel axle (early or late) and then convert it to wire. The early axle= bolt on wire wheel hubs. The late axle= swap the hubs off a wire wheel axle to get the disc axle width and the wire wheel hubs that directly bolt to the end of the axle spline. It is a heavier axle but the parts are easy to find. Also, that MGA rear axle, just the gear set should be saleable to another MG T series owner for regearing their car.

-BMC.


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V8MGBV8 Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN, USA   USA
In reply to # 3163582 by Edd Weninger I think a Rover aluminum V8 in the TF would be a nice ride.

I think so, as well. May be the route I take on my TF.

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Mustangsix Gold Member Jack Collins
Orlando, FL, USA   USA
The late Art Floyd in Titusville built a nice Rover v8 powered TF. His was built on a longer wheelbase using a Y- type chassis. I'll see if I can find some photos.

Edit: found this one - check out the extended length of the bonnet. http://www.mgcarclubflorida.org/mgclubflorida/memberscars/P3280685.jpg



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ohlord Gold Member Rob C
North of Seattle, N.W., USA   USA
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unfortunately with only 883 built and but a few hundred left in existence can't do it to the 49 YTeye popping smiley



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shoalsgary Gary Simpson
Killen, AL, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Junior"
1954 MG TF
Healey rear takes care of the weak spider gears and improves braking. Mine had 327-375hp fuelie.

In reply to # 3160597 by Checkmate I don't know the specifics on the Volvo swap, but I'll try to find out which specific Volvo is involved. A flathead would look cool, but I'm thinking of something more technologically advanced.

I had a friend with a 350 Chevy-powered TF back in the late sixties. It ran like a bat out of hell, until it puked spider gears all over the road. I'm thinking maybe a JDM 32 valve motor out of a Nissan or Toyota might be a good compromise. I can't imagine any reason why *I* would ever want to switch it back, but I think most people buying T-series cars tend to be purists, and want originality. I think I'd sell it the way I built it, and let them have the original engine and tranny, or maybe just sell those parts once I pull them, and take the price hit on the car whenever I decide to sell it.

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shoalsgary Gary Simpson
Killen, AL, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Junior"
1954 MG TF
How about a Gen 5 Camaro V-6 and tranny with healey raer?

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Mustangsix Gold Member Jack Collins
Orlando, FL, USA   USA
This one is really cool. Volvo MGTD with OD.

http://www.britishv8.org/MG/CharlieBaldwin.htm


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Malabrigo David Floyd
Satellite Beach, FL, USA   USA
I just inherited a TF3500. It is a TF with a custom frame, 3.5 L Aluminum rover V8, 5 speed, and Jag differential with inboard caliper brakes all beautifully put together by my Dad Art Floyd! Hoping to get it back on the road soon.


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Mustangsix Gold Member Jack Collins
Orlando, FL, USA   USA
David,

We really miss your dad. Art was a creative guy and built some amazing stuff.

Nice to see you're working on the TF and the MGC again.


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ohlord Gold Member Rob C
North of Seattle, N.W., USA   USA
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In reply to # 3163954 by Mustangsix The late Art Floyd in Titusville built a nice Rover v8 powered TF. His was built on a longer wheelbase using a Y- type chassis. I'll see if I can find some photos.

Edit: found this one - check out the extended length of the bonnet. http://www.mgcarclubflorida.org/mgclubflorida/memberscars/P3280685.jpg



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It's gonna take me where I'm bound
It's a long way around"



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-02-04 03:49 PM by ohlord.

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