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RDMG
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04/07/2016 08:29PM

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MGB Still Stock (temporarily)

MGB body reinforcements for IRS?
Posted by: RDMG
Date: May 30, 2016 05:04PM

Hi everyone,

I've read a lot about useful reinforcements of the MGB unibody frame when retaining rear leaf springs on a V8 conversion, but I haven't seen much discussion about reinforcements needed when using an IRS setup.

I'm planning to use a bolt-on Hoyle IRS assembly, which uses many of the factory rear suspension mounting points. However, I expect the stresses on the frame will be applied to different points, given the changed geometry.

Anyone out there have experienced to share?

Dave


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3106 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: MGB body reinforcements for IRS?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 31, 2016 11:53AM

Not sure any are needed. Have you read this?

[www.britishv8.org]


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5198 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: MGB body reinforcements for IRS?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 01, 2016 10:32AM

On the Jag conversions I used a member which tied the two front spring hangers together and in the center butted up against the lip on the panel that forms the bottom of the driveshaft loop using a 1/4" thick nylon wear strip to handle thrust loads.

Jim


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