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

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johnsfolly
John Deikis
Chelsea, MI
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Main British Car:
1979 MGB Roadster Buick 215

Re: MGB Wheel Hop
Posted by: johnsfolly
Date: January 05, 2021 02:27PM

I will tag my question on this thread, since wheel hop and clutch dumping are mentioned....
I'm a relatively new owner although long-time into various MG cars. I have a 215 running through a T-5 and a stock MGB diff. I have been afraid to dump the clutch although I have been tempted. :-)

So, can I DO that??

John


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: MGB Wheel Hop
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: January 05, 2021 05:27PM

You can, but just be aware that beating on it is likely to cause damage eventually, and the quality of your traction can make all the difference. So try to avoid it where either tire might lose traction and then grab. Like running over a pothole or patch of water for instance.

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: MGB Wheel Hop
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: January 06, 2021 10:26AM

"I have a 215 running through a T-5 and a stock MGB diff. I have been afraid to dump the clutch although I have been tempted. :-)

So, can I DO that??"

Not unless you don't mind breaking something.

The MGB is not setup to launch hard. Needs some mods to be a drag car. The rearend is fairly stout, but some have broken spider gears. I cracked the bellhousing drag racing mine. Not much metal over by the clutch fork opening.
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