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Paul Waters

(13 posts)

10/24/2007 03:12PM

Main British Car:

Propane Powered 215
Posted by: 1MGBV8
Date: May 15, 2008 01:51AM

Has any one converted a 215 to Propane in an MGB? I'm looking for any information or web sites that might have some information on doing this conversion. The tanks appear to be alittle difficult to get in the form that would work on an MGB.

Thanks. Paul

MG four six eight
Bill Jacobson
Wa state
(307 posts)

10/23/2007 02:15AM

Main British Car:
73 MGB Buick 215, Eaton/GM supercharger

Re: Propane Powered 215
Posted by: MG four six eight
Date: May 18, 2008 01:52AM


I think they may have built some propane powered V8 Morgans a few years back. I belive it was a factory effort, for cars bound for certain markets that had poor octane fuel. Might be worth checking out some Morgan web sites, to see if anything ever came of it.


Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5936 posts)

10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Propane Powered 215
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: May 18, 2008 02:11PM

I think there were also some Australian or UK MGB's that were running propane. There's a fellow named Art in California who had one. Try a general search for MGB and propane, I think you'll find a few leads.


4.6 MGB V8
Matt T
New York
(30 posts)

12/07/2007 04:13PM

Main British Car:

Re: Propane Powered 215
Posted by: 4.6 MGB V8
Date: July 08, 2008 01:39PM

Paul, this is a good website that has info on all sorts of BOP/Rover engine modifications.
There is some pretty good info on converting to LPG.
Also RPI engineering has kits to convert your engine.

This has become a very popular conversion in the UK, so look on the British sites and forums and you will find a ton of info about different tricks and pitfalls of the conversion process.

Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4476 posts)

10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Propane Powered 215
Posted by: Moderator
Date: July 08, 2008 02:11PM

I want to recruit that "Mez" author to write an article for our magazine... if just for the personal satisfaction of publishing jewels like this sentence:

If you have manky old leads with 7mm insulation, sling them and buy 8 or 8.5mm silicone racing leads or you will suffer constant insulation failure and backfires.

Manky? I declare "manky" to be todays Word-of-the-Day.

manky \'man-kee\ adj (mankier, mankiest) (UK, Ireland, slang) 1 : unpleasant, 2 : unpleasantly dirty, 3 : disgusting.

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