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Kurt Kurt

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non-MGB hubs for the MGB
Posted by: mgv8news
Date: February 20, 2008 12:36PM

I have been looking for a set of MGC disc wheel hubs for my MGA V8 conversion. It seems that MGC hubs, particularily for the solid wheels, are as rare as a honest politician and expensive. Digging around in literature and the internet, there are a couple of non-MGB hubs which are supposed to fit the MGB stub axle with no, or minimal modifications. (I need one with the Chevy bolt circle.) The ones I have run across were Porsche 911/944, Nissan 300Z non-turbo and '68 - 72 Chevelle Unfortunately, most of this info is third and fouth hand and suspect. Does anyone know of hubs which would work? (For sure!)


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

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: non-MGB hubs for the MGB
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 20, 2008 02:17PM

Kurt,

Call our long lost MGV8 buddy, Werner Van Clapdurp. He uses Porche rotors.

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V6 Midget
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
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Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: non-MGB hubs for the MGB
Posted by: V6 Midget
Date: February 20, 2008 04:53PM

Kurt, take a look at the specs of the front end that Arthur donated to the Roadmaster project from his Cobra kit. It uses a 5 lug hub that I think is what you're looking for. I'm sure either Jim or Arthur can tell you what they are.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5833 posts)

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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: non-MGB hubs for the MGB
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: February 20, 2008 10:43PM

Kurt, that would be the Chevelle hub you mentioned. It is modified by boring the race seat deeper to match the MG, not a particularly difficult job. Although most parts suppliers have converted to one piece hub and rotor assemblies, I understand there is a performance supplier selling individual hubs and rotors.

Jim


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

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: non-MGB hubs for the MGB
Posted by: rficalora
Date: February 21, 2008 10:41PM

Check with Bill Guzman (www.classicconversionseng.com). He sells hubs for the MGB that you can do in any bolt pattern you want.


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