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WernerVC
Werner Van Clapdurp
Lynchburg, Va
(93 posts)

Registered:
09/06/2009 12:56PM

Main British Car:
MGB 1977 Rover 3.5

Tie rods
Posted by: WernerVC
Date: April 26, 2012 10:29AM

I am looking for tie rods for my MGB that are 1.5 " longer than the standard ones. Does anybody know if they exist and where to find them. The steering rack had to be moved forward in order to clear the pulie so I need longer tie rods. Any other suggestions ?
Not for applicable in this forum but the MGB will get a twin cam 2 liter MGA engine ! Not something that's been done before.
I read somewhere that MG factory had plans th install the twin cam engine in the "B" but with the bad reputation of their twin cam engine the plans were scrapped. Most of these engines came over to the USA in the late 50's but most were scrapped.
Werner


tr8todd
Todd Kishbach

(359 posts)

Registered:
12/04/2009 07:42AM

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Re: Tie rods
Posted by: tr8todd
Date: April 26, 2012 10:44AM

I was surfing for racing parts he other day and saw tie rod extenders. Might be just the ticket if you can match the threads.


302GT
Larry Shimp

(202 posts)

Registered:
11/17/2007 01:13PM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GT Ford 302 crate engine

Re: Tie rods
Posted by: 302GT
Date: April 26, 2012 11:23AM

Hoyle Emgineering in England sells tie rod extenders that fit the MGB.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5812 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Tie rods
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 26, 2012 11:45AM

Wouldn't that affect the Ackerman?

Jim


WernerVC
Werner Van Clapdurp
Lynchburg, Va
(93 posts)

Registered:
09/06/2009 12:56PM

Main British Car:
MGB 1977 Rover 3.5

Re: Tie rods
Posted by: WernerVC
Date: April 26, 2012 12:09PM

Hi Larry,
Thanks for the info. I know Hoyle very well, I bought his front end suspension to go on my "B". Nice piece. I like his IRS also but it is a bit pricey for my budget.
This tie rod is for a friend of mine that is modifying his B to twin cam. I'll see if I can post some pics of the project on the forums.


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

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: Tie rods
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: April 26, 2012 10:03PM

I'd say make your own, just get a length of DOM thick wall tubing and drill and tap it to size then screw in a grade 8 stud into one end and use a jamb nut on both sides. No reason that shouldn't work as an extender and be safe. Use locktite to make sure nothing comes loose, you can always apply a bit of heat to loosen the lock tite if you need to remove the extender for any reason.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2992 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

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

Re: Tie rods
Posted by: roverman
Date: April 26, 2012 10:44PM

I like Jim B's question,"change akerman" ? If your lengthening to keep up with track width increase is one thing..... This is a front steer ? If changing top veiw angle of arms=akerman change, will still clear inside of rim ? Cheers, roverman.



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