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Re: Block Compatibility

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Subject: Re: Block Compatibility
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 13:40:34 -0700
Well, you got your 3-main and 5-main engines... one would have to assume the
main caps are not interchangeable. Why do you want an "early" block for a
1980 MGB? They aren't drilled for the alternator bracket bolts, for one
thing (just off the top of my head).

on 4/24/01 12:42 PM, frank krajewski at wrote:

> Are all the MGB 1800 bare blocks, including the main caps, identical? I
> want to prep an early block while I drive my 1980 B. That way I can do
> the swap in one day after the machine work on the short block has been
> completed. I just don't know if there is any difference that would make
> the earlier block incompatible with the later pistons, head, valves,
> etc. Anyone else experience this?
> Frank "Swamp Yankee" Krajewski


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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