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Wedge List / Re: MGBGT
« Last post by Tim Greenlee on March 06, 2017, 02:17:34 PM »
Cheep used electric car drive train,  Expensive replacement batteries!
Wedge List / Re: MGBGT
« Last post by Dave on March 06, 2017, 01:04:17 PM »
You bet.  Just think of a Wedge with a Nissan Leaf motor at each end!  Four-wheel drive, lots of torque and no valve shims!



Dave Massey
Wedge List / Re: MGBGT
« Last post by Dave on March 06, 2017, 01:00:40 PM »
No, you're right.  The MGB engines are clattery.  Almost as bad as the TRactor engines used in the TR2 - 4.



Dave Massey
Wedge List / Re: MGBGT
« Last post by Dave on March 06, 2017, 12:58:06 PM »
A local guy transplanted a GM V6 (Camaro?) complete with FI, Auto trans, and AC.  Nice fit.



Dave Massey
Wedge List / Re: MGBGT
« Last post by Dave on March 06, 2017, 12:55:16 PM »
Everything changed (except the lever shocks) soon there after.  Anything in the 70's was dual braking circuits, negative ground and the 73-on were designed to accept the Rover V8 (although room for the exhaust headers is quite restricted).



Dave Massey
Wedge List / Re: Fwd: [Buick-rover-v8] BOP aluminum V-8 cars and
« Last post by Dave on March 06, 2017, 12:51:22 PM »
I'm on it, too but I have yet to receive anything from it since I joined.  I thought it was dead but perhaps my spam filter has been kicking it back.  Is it active?



Dave Massey
Wedge List / Re: TR7/8 Digest V1 #8559
« Last post by Daniel Whitman on March 06, 2017, 11:18:36 AM »
Jim:I don't enjoy laying on my back under the car much, so I did everything
possible during the time I had mine torn apart, rather than have to do it a
second time. B I changed out the bushings and seals and clutch, pressure
plate, fork, throw-out bearing, even the little slipper pieces that hold the
fork onto the throw-out bearing carrier.B Then replaced the slave cylinder and
clutch line too.
The pivot had punched through the fork which was why I had to tear it apart,
but even if that hadn't happened, I was surprised how worn the dogs were at
the fork end, and the wear at the pivot point for the slave push rod too. B Be
sure to check the metal thickness of those areas, or just replace the fork
regardless. B The pivot on the bell housing has a small hole in the center and
the edge of it starts to act like a scraper on the fork, digging into the
metal. B I took a small file and rounded that edge a little, then stuffed it
full of grease before reassembling. B  B B
I will be pulling it ll apart again to install the Sprint engine soon, so I'll
get to see if anything has worn in the last couple years. B
Dan Whitman

Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2017 13:19:34 -0700
From: James Tencate
Subject:  clutch/tranny stuff

I have to swap out my gearbox (as some of you know). Bearing noises after
about 120k miles of trouble free service. 3rd synchro pops out too
occasionally.B  :-( All confirmed. So, thanks to Tim Greenlee I have a spare
speed from a low mileage TR7 to swap in.

While I do the swap, might as well do the clutch stuff too. What does
recommend? Anything to watch out for or something extra special to recommend?
Tim recommended new seals on the TR7 tranny and switching to solid gear pump.
Anything else?

Ibm all ears. Advice welcome. Ibm having a local Alfa guy do the heavy
lifting BTW. This seems a bit more than something Ibd like to tackle.
Wedge List / Re: MGBGT
« Last post by Jack Brooks on March 06, 2017, 11:10:44 AM »
Used electric cars and their drive trains are going to be getting affordable

Wedge List / Re: MGBGT
« Last post by Jack Brooks on March 06, 2017, 11:08:55 AM »
I assume your lever shock comment was sarcastic, but I have no issues with the

lever shocks on my TR3.  I especially like the performance with Austin-Healey

valving and the heavy weight oil. It works!

Wedge List / Re: MGBGT
« Last post by Mark Elbers on March 06, 2017, 10:39:14 AM »
Swapping modern drive trains into old cars is a thing because it makes sense

both economically and performance wise.  Has been like that since the days of

the model T.

If I didn't already have two rover v8's in the workshop I would go for

something more modern too.  LS v8 like Will and Todd,  or any number of small

powerful v6 and I4 power plants that would help the weight distribution and

handling at the same time.

Now I wonder what sort of comments will surface in the future,  when swapping

hybrid or electric drive trains into classic cars goes mainstream?

Mark Elbers

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