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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Maybe not so British ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: December 04, 2018 12:18PM

I plan to use a C5 Corvette 6 spd. drivetrain, suspension, cradle, brakes, torque tube/drive shaft and BH. Anyone done such a swap into anything ?
Thanks, art.


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

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Maybe not so British ?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 04, 2018 12:47PM

Not C5, but we do have two C4 cars represented here that I am sure you are aware of. ;)


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2917 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Maybe not so British ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: December 04, 2018 01:59PM

As in Jim Stabe's ?


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Maybe not so British ?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 05, 2018 01:35AM

Yes, and Phil McConnell's Spitfire.

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Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Maybe not so British ?
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: December 05, 2018 02:20AM

If I was doing my car over today, I would use the C5/C6 Vette drivetrain. Seems like it would make a really nice package with a shortened torque tube.


Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(107 posts)

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12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Maybe not so British ?
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: December 07, 2018 04:27PM

Hell, I'm going backwards in my 69 camaro... 92 corvette LT1 and ZF 6 speed swap.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2917 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Maybe not so British ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: December 14, 2018 02:38PM

Jim P., isn't 69' to 92' forwards ? IMHO, when I add-up of all individual item$, to build a more conventional drivetrain, C5 seems to be a good value. It's a lot of reduced weight, evolved engineering, increased performance and increased rigidity. I suspect their lack of conversions is A. intimidation factor B.possibly required shorten/lengthen torque tube/d-shaft. Without a doubt, the 23.5" axle C/L to front mounting face/rear of torque tube, can produce encroachment problems in LBC's.
Cheers, art.



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