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Grits
Douglas Rudisill

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MGB Crossmember in an Alpine/Tiger?
Posted by: Grits
Date: November 25, 2007 04:39PM

I have a 1959 Hillman Husky. It shares the same floor design and set up as the Alpine. I understand these crossmembers will interchange but want something different. I want to know if anyone has used an MGB crossmember in an Alpine or Tiger? I have heard but not seen this to be true.Does anyone know the bolt pattern of the Alpine/Tiger crossmember as I have access to an MGB? Any help would do.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: MGB Crossmember in an Alpine/Tiger?
Posted by: rficalora
Date: November 25, 2007 10:48PM

Doug, i have both rubber bumper & chrome bumper MGB cross members in my garage... I can give you the bolt pattern for where they bolt to the frame rails & the hole diameters; what else do you want to know?


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Douglas Rudisill

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Re: MGB Crossmember in an Alpine/Tiger?
Posted by: Grits
Date: November 26, 2007 06:05AM

That is what I really need. Would the two be different? I guess then I would like to know both rubber and chrome. Big thanks!


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Rob Ficalora
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Re: MGB Crossmember in an Alpine/Tiger?
Posted by: rficalora
Date: November 26, 2007 01:20PM

The way they bolt to the frame rails is the same. The difference will be the "height" of the cross member -- the rubber bumper one being about 1" taller & where/how the steering rack bolts to it. I'll take some pics of the differences & include that info too. It'll be tonight sometime when i post the info.


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Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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Re: MGB Crossmember in an Alpine/Tiger?
Posted by: rficalora
Date: November 27, 2007 09:10PM

I haven't been able to take any pictures to show the difference between a rubber bumper & chrome bumper cross member, but here are the measurements for how they bolt to the frame rail which is the same for both...
MGB Cross Member.jpg


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Douglas Rudisill

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Re: MGB Crossmember in an Alpine/Tiger?
Posted by: Grits
Date: November 27, 2007 09:38PM

Rob,
A million thank yous! I taped some paper and traced your phot and will see how similar it is and if it could be made to work. I hear good things about the MGB's strength and even though those Knee shocks don't appeal to me now they can be improved at a later date. This is exciting as I have some numbers to work with now.
Thanks again,
Doug


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Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
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10/28/2007 12:11AM

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1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: MGB Crossmember in an Alpine/Tiger?
Posted by: danmas
Date: November 28, 2007 10:55AM

Doug,

If you can use the MGB crossmember, you might want to consider the Fast Cars replacement. It's a bolt-on replacement for the stock unit, but gives a vast improvement in handling. [www.fastcarsinc.com]
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Douglas Rudisill

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Re: MGB Crossmember in an Alpine/Tiger?
Posted by: Grits
Date: November 28, 2007 08:01PM

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! But I am afraid of what it might cost...I need both arms and both legs!
Doug


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Nicolas Wiederhold
Minneapolis, MN
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10/16/2007 05:30AM

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'73 Vega GT 4.9L Rover/Buick Stroker

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Re: MGB Crossmember in an Alpine/Tiger?
Posted by: NixVegaGT
Date: November 29, 2007 08:38AM

That's pretty hot. It isn't cheap but it might be worth it... (clip from website)

Price of the suspension is $3825. Comes complete as shown plus stainless steel brake lines. Also available is an extra cost option for 302 Ford installations, which includes engine mounts and rear transmission mount.


I suppose it depends on the application. It seems it would make the car safer to operate though. For those of you that know: Are those fabricated spindles or do they look like that?


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: MGB Crossmember in an Alpine/Tiger?
Posted by: Moderator
Date: November 29, 2007 10:47AM

Quote:
Are those fabricated spindles

Yes.

There's also more info here:
[www.britishv8.org]
[www.britishv8.org]


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Douglas Rudisill

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Re: MGB Crossmember in an Alpine/Tiger?
Posted by: Grits
Date: November 29, 2007 06:29PM

Oh boy! I just learned that my wonderful idea may not work. I think I need to look for a plan B. I am probably going to look into one of those aftermarket Mustang II crossmembers as much as I would like something else. I really thank you for your help and I might see if some fancy fabbing could be done yet.
Doug


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Kris Palmer
Mpls MN
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10/23/2007 03:13PM

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1972 Triumph TR6, Olds F85 V8, TR8 5-speed 'box Olds 215 V8

Re: MGB Crossmember in an Alpine/Tiger?
Posted by: motormouth
Date: December 01, 2007 12:33PM

Doug,
You didn't mention why your idea might not work--something about the B measurements?

Have you seen the MGR V8 crossmember for sale on the classified page of this website?

Kris


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