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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(1993 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Rotisserie
Posted by: rficalora
Date: January 29, 2010 12:04PM

Now that the car is about to come back from paint, I'm making some room in the garage. Don't know if anyone in the Houston are needs a Rotisserie, but if so, this one will go for approx cost of materials. It's at the body shop right now & they're going to send me some better pics; for now, these are the best pics I have... Price is $100 (industrial casters & worm drive were about 1/2 of that) and needs to be someone who can pick them up. Way to heavy & bulky to ship.

Car on the rotisserie:
2007-10-14 MG on Rotisserie 001.jpg

This one shows how the back connects -- the horizontal bar bolts to the bumper bolt holes & the pipe goes into a larger pipe on the rear upright (not in this pic)
2009-03-28 Putting Car back on Rotisserie (2).jpg

This shows the front. Original pinch bolt design didn't work well so I modifed to use a winch worm drive. This pic was an in progress pic during the mod. The parts in the background are what connect to the front of the rotisserie & front of the car. IT bolts on to the captive nuts in the bottom of the frame rails & there are about 5 or 6 holes spaced an inch or so apart to adjust up/down to get a reasonable balance.
2009-03-18 Rotisserie Modification.jpg


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(1993 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Rotisserie
Posted by: rficalora
Date: January 29, 2010 12:17PM

Oh yeah, I also have an extra engine stand. No pics of it but it's your typical 1000lb capacity stand. Similar to this one. $30 if anyone wants it. Again, needs to be local.
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DC Townsend
David Townsend
Vermont
(396 posts)

Registered:
11/21/2007 12:22PM

Main British Car:
'78 B (almost done) 30-over SBF, dry sump

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Re: Rotisserie
Posted by: DC Townsend
Date: January 29, 2010 06:22PM

Boy, I sure wished Texas were a whole lot closer to Vermont. The rotisserie would be sorely appreciated.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(1993 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Rotisserie
Posted by: rficalora
Date: January 29, 2010 08:07PM

Yeah, they definitely come in handy. Way easier to do dog leg, sill, etc. repairs as well as do modifications &/or prep for paint on the rotisserie. This one is gone though. I also had it posted on the MGBE site & someone there grabbed it pretty quickly.

Engine stand is still available if anyone wants it.


Med72
Art Medrano
Austin, Tx
(50 posts)

Registered:
01/31/2012 09:25PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph TR6 GM 350

Re: Rotisserie
Posted by: Med72
Date: May 01, 2012 01:55PM

Rob:

I live in Austin, TX and I am in the process of lifting my TR6 body. Are these items still available?

Art


tentsandbags
Steve Meszaros

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08/28/2010 10:33AM

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Re: Rotisserie
Posted by: tentsandbags
Date: May 01, 2012 02:57PM

Hi,
I just built a rotisserie almost the same but I just ued two engine stand like yours. I cut some angle iron welded it to the round pipe and use the old engine hoist to lift it in place. 2 hrs. and presto, $ 100.00 max. But what is that rear end under your MGB?
I am converting MGA to Rover V-8 and thinking Miata? rear.
Thanks
Steve


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(1993 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Rotisserie
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 01, 2012 03:12PM

Art - sorry, i should have updated this -- the rotisserie sold a long time ago to a guy in Louisiana.

Steve - the rear end is a custom IRS based on a Nissan R200S differential.



Med72
Art Medrano
Austin, Tx
(50 posts)

Registered:
01/31/2012 09:25PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph TR6 GM 350

Re: Rotisserie
Posted by: Med72
Date: May 02, 2012 04:30PM

Thanks anyway


WernerVC
Werner Van Clapdurp
Lynchburg, Va
(57 posts)

Registered:
09/06/2009 12:56PM

Main British Car:
MGB 1977 Rover 3.5

Re: Rotisserie
Posted by: WernerVC
Date: May 23, 2012 10:13PM

Rob,
about the IRS rear end. Are you planning to install it on the MGB?
If so, what mods have you done. I am not familiar with the Nissan R200S. Is this rear end up to take 200 HP ?
I am looking at the IRS from a Miata. Anyone done this ? It would make the rear end about 5 inches wider.
My rotissery is also made from 2 engine stands. Any input on replacing door sills and dog legs as I understand you must have done that on your "B".
Werner


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(1993 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Rotisserie
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 24, 2012 12:21AM

Werner - it'd probably be better to post in the MG section of the board; you'll get replies form more people... but, in answer to your questions...

IRS - yes, it's in my MGB. Nissan R200S is a common Nissan differential used in a lot of their cars -- example is the 240SX. The 200 is the ring gear size in milimeters; it's just shy of 8" which is plenty for 200hp. I just ran my car on the dyno & had 255hp & 287 ft/lbs of torque at the wheels.

I vaguely recall hearing about someone swapping miata running gear into an MG -- do a search using the "google" search box above... it searches the forum.

I didn't have to replace the sills on my car. Best place to get info on that is by searching the MG Experience board. Lots of info & pics there.


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