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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" and Costello V8s

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relative4
Billy Andrews
Denver, CO
(55 posts)

Registered:
11/25/2008 02:28PM

Main British Car:
'80 MGB Rover 3.5

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Miata engine swap
Posted by: relative4
Date: May 13, 2010 08:50PM

I'm having trouble finding any actual information on putting a Miata engine in a B. Can anyone point me to such?


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4541 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Miata engine swap
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 13, 2010 10:41PM

I only know of one:

[www.eclecticmotorworks.com]


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1523 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Miata engine swap
Posted by: mowog1
Date: May 15, 2010 02:37PM

A friend of Pete and myself is doing this conversion on a 1975 MGB.

He just started the project.

He lives in central Illinois.


302GT
Larry Shimp

(244 posts)

Registered:
11/17/2007 01:13PM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GT Ford 302 crate engine

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Re: Miata engine swap
Posted by: 302GT
Date: May 17, 2010 06:43AM

Grass Roots Motorsports did an MGB GT Miata conversion about 2 years ago. By far the major problem is that part of the engine electronics resides in the steering column and it has a code specific to the engine. Getting the engine to run without transferring the steering column is apparently very difficult.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1523 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Miata engine swap
Posted by: mowog1
Date: May 17, 2010 10:25AM

Larry...I believe that the GRM project is the one that Eclectic Motorworks completed.

Are you coming to BritishV8 in Indy? I see your name on the hotel list, but haven't gotten our registration yet!


302GT
Larry Shimp

(244 posts)

Registered:
11/17/2007 01:13PM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GT Ford 302 crate engine

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Re: Miata engine swap
Posted by: 302GT
Date: May 18, 2010 08:21PM

Yes, I plan to come to British V8 in July, but for some reason, I always register late.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1523 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Miata engine swap
Posted by: mowog1
Date: May 19, 2010 08:51AM

It really helps the organizers to send in those registrations. :)



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