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SvennGali
Jeff Graf

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Front end/suspension beef up
Posted by: SvennGali
Date: October 20, 2014 01:51PM

Hello, I have a '68 Spitfire with a 302, 4 speed and 9 in rear, I'd like to know the best/easiest way to beef my front end to handle the extra weight. Was told the stock will snap/break with all that extra weight.

Thanx
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mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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02/29/2008 08:29PM

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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Front end/suspension beef up
Posted by: mgb260
Date: October 23, 2014 06:39PM

The Gt6 motor weighed as much or more than the 302. I would just use the GT6 springs and make sure bolts and bushings are good.


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
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10/28/2007 12:11AM

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1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: Front end/suspension beef up
Posted by: danmas
Date: October 23, 2014 06:50PM

The GT6 motor weighs 35 pounds MORE than a Ford 302 with aluminum heads. Iron heads add about 40-45 pounds to the Ford. A T5 weighs about ten pounds more than the GT6 transmission. I don't know about the four-speed or the Spitfire engine.


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