The front suspension and brakes on the MGC are far more competent than
an MGB, so there is a very good reason for choosing the C chassis over
But I agree that it is a shame to modify a C if it is in restorable
Keep in mind though there are still a lot of MGCs that are getting
chopped up and crushed. The values are still pretty low, so rusted cars
are not worth restoring. A lot of surviving shells have front end damage
from brake failures, since the front metal is not available these shells
are currently un-restorable.
I may as well take this moment to thank Tony Barnhill again for helping
me out with the sheet metal I needed to save my MGC GT.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
Behalf Of Andrew B. Lundgren
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 3:57 PM
Cc: MG List
Subject: Re: MGC + engine swap
There are few C's as it is. As long as the C engine is good, don't chop
There are enough B's around to modify one of those first. The B and C
engine bay are similar, I imagine you would have more problems to
overcome that would make the bay modification a simple part of the job.
Then again, why not just put a BOPR V8 in a B and have more fun!
Just my opinion.