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MGB Distributor in XPAG engine

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Paul J Avatar
Locust Grove, OK, USA   USA
Will any MGB distributor work in an XPAG engine without modifying? A friend wants to know and I can't answer his question. PJ

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Interceptor Mike Brand
Shenandoah Valley, VA, USA   USA
1955 MG TF 1500 "The TF"
1956 Volvo TP21 "Sugga"
1963 Jaguar E-Type Coupe "401K"
1967 MG MGB GT "The GT"    & more
I don't know about Shaft Length......but the Drive is different...isn't it? You would have to a Gear on the end of the B Dist. Perhaps I should just admit that I'm not certain as I can't always trust my memory.

Dave Braun Avatar
Webster, MN, USA   USA
1952 MG TD "Tommy"
1970 MG MGB "Maggie"
1974 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Sammy"
Paul, they are not interchangeable without a ridiculous amount of machining and rework.

Dave


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Steve S Avatar
Abingdon West, Southern California, USA   USA
He already asked on the MGE forum and got some good info. Apparently it can be done.

EDIT: Oops that was you asking there also! drinking smiley I saw the friend comment and assumed.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-02-09 11:36 AM by Steve S.

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Paul J Avatar
Locust Grove, OK, USA   USA
Thanks, fellows, I'll tell him to send his out and have it rebuilt. He has a couple of good B distributors, but I didn't think they were interchangeable without a lot of work and didn't want to give out bad information. Thanks again. PJ

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Fsisson fred sisson
nashville, IN, USA   USA
1938 Morgan 3 Wheeler
1950 MG TD "007"
I've done it and it is easy. Ran a B distributor with vacuum advance in my TD for 5 years... removed the vacuum advance and have been running it with the supercharger for 2 years. As I remember fit the gear from the old TD distributor to the B distributor and a slight mod to the clamp. The gear is fixed on the shaft with a split pin. Amazing how similar the various Brit distributors are. I have a TR dist, Mini Cooper S, MGB and LandRover... all simply modified to work in my English Ford engine...

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