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RE: MGC + engine swap

To: "mgamgb" <>,
Subject: RE: MGC + engine swap
From: "Dodd, Kelvin" <>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 15:50:54 -0800
The Red Rooster was a quite famous MGC Roadster with Sebring Flares and
a 3.5L V8.

The chassis is eminently suitable, but the cars are rare enough that it
would be a shame to butcher a nice one.  

-----Original Message-----
From: mgamgb [] 
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 3:44 PM
To: Dodd, Kelvin; RANDELL KEGG; MG List
Subject: Re: MGC + engine swap

> They are not an MGB, and never will be. They make great relaxed
> cars and all of the original handling and braking quirks can be
> Engine performance can be improved through some basic mods and modern
> tires make a big difference to handling.
> These are one vehicle that I would not restore back to absolute
> originality as they were not developed fully and the US ones were
> saddled with smog gear which only made matters worse.

With that engine bay, would an MGC be a candidate for an engine swap? 

One of the Nissan 6 cylinder + 5 speed comes to mind.

Ian f 

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