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mgaman
marshall de leon
Portland Oregon
(78 posts)

Registered:
09/17/2008 06:11PM

Main British Car:
Mark 2 Jaguar 350 Chev. V8

Early MGB rear end required
Posted by: mgaman
Date: October 06, 2013 12:52PM

Looking (again) for an early MGB rear end. Prefer West Coast if possible. What ya got?


63BlueMGB
Nick B
Kansas City, Mo.
(96 posts)

Registered:
01/16/2011 05:17PM

Main British Car:
1963 MGB

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Re: Early MGB rear end required
Posted by: 63BlueMGB
Date: October 12, 2013 08:59AM

While I am in the midwest I have a rear end from a 1963 MGB


63BlueMGB
Nick B
Kansas City, Mo.
(96 posts)

Registered:
01/16/2011 05:17PM

Main British Car:
1963 MGB

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Re: Early MGB rear end required
Posted by: 63BlueMGB
Date: October 12, 2013 09:09AM

Sorry, PM me if you are interested


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1151 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Early MGB rear end required
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: October 13, 2013 02:25PM

I don't know what the difference from early to late, but I have a 71 MGB GT full rear end suspension complete, shocks and leaf springs here in Sacramento CA.

Calvin


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4481 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Early MGB rear end required
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 13, 2013 09:06PM

Early = "banjo style" stamped housing.

Late = cast iron center section with tubes out to the wheels. (The MGB tube axle is called a "Salisbury" axle. The name comes from the location of the Dana factory where it was made.)

From memory, I think the change happened in 1965.


dr5669
DAVE LOOY

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10/14/2013 06:40PM

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Re: Early MGB rear end required
Posted by: dr5669
Date: October 16, 2013 04:26PM

I have an early MGB/MGA Banjo style 3.9 Rear Dif .in very good condition if you are interested. Don't know if you are after the fine spline or the course spline spider gear. Dave


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: Early MGB rear end required
Posted by: BMC
Date: October 19, 2013 11:11PM

Besides for the early vs. late, you also have narrow (wire wheel) vs. wide (disc wheel) which means there are four axle types.

The MGB axle bolts directly into the MGA but has different brakes and the hubs are slightly different- only due to the 7/16" MGA vs. the 1/2" MGB. I think there was some other small difference too. I believe the MGA also had the same two width axles as well leaving 6 different axles but they could all be interchanged with each other if desired. Now if anyone was ever weird enough to place an MGA axle in a late model MGB for anything, I don't know what i would think about that...

-BMC.



BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: Early MGB rear end required
Posted by: BMC
Date: October 19, 2013 11:13PM

And I too have an extra MGB differential. Willing to split.

Last MGA we put together, we upgraded the rear brakes to MGB early rear brakes and 3.909:1 differential. That was for an MGA with a supercharged 1.8L I4.

Also have late model MGB axles.

Located in Minnesota.

-BMC.


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