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kevin McRae
Dorset, England
(19 posts)

08/22/2009 09:33AM

Main British Car:
1978 MGB GT Rover 3.9 V8

RV8 front cross member
Posted by: kmcrae
Date: January 08, 2010 02:45PM

Has anybody used an RV8 front axle on a MGB? If so was this a straight swap or are there any hidden pitfalls?

Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4496 posts)

10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: RV8 front cross member
Posted by: Moderator
Date: January 08, 2010 03:23PM

It's been done... Although I don't have good photos, I've ridden with Todd Budde in his very potent MGB GT which has a complete RV8 front suspension, complete with the big RV8 brakes. You can see the rest of his car here: []

Todd sometimes posts on this message board, but he's also easily contacted here:

Jim Nichols
(2141 posts)

02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: RV8 front cross member
Posted by: mgb260
Date: January 11, 2010 06:25PM

Photos of RV8 front suspension:

Jacques Mathieu
Alexandria, VA
(299 posts)

09/11/2009 08:55PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Small Block Ford, 331 Stroker

Re: RV8 front cross member
Posted by: MGB-FV8
Date: February 01, 2010 09:00PM

Todd Budde seems to be a natural for engineering quality components. Very talented individual.

Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4133 posts)

10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: RV8 front cross member
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 02, 2010 07:52PM

First person that I heard of installing an RV8 crossmember to a B many years ago was Ian Pender.

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