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

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Cueball
Dennis Mills

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11/12/2021 10:05AM

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Fitting a Rover V8 into a 1975 MGB that has a chrome bumper cross member
Posted by: Cueball
Date: November 12, 2021 10:16AM

Hello

I have had multiple opinions about putting the V8 into my 75 B with a chrome bumper cross member. The cross member was swapped out years ago to return the car to original design height. Some say I need to go back to the rubber bumper cross member, while others say I can stay with the chrome bumper cross member. Will it fit with the way it is if I use a SD1 style oil/sump pan?

Thanks everyone


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

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1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Fitting a Rover V8 into a 1975 MGB that has a chrome bumper cross member
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: November 19, 2021 02:11PM

Keep the CB crossmember. It will/can fit

My '79 with a OEM xmember & a Buick 215 has plenty of room under the oil pan. I have a CB xmember to install, but haven't. It came from a friend that used it under his '78.

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