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Re: [Mgs] Miata rear end

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] Miata rear end
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 12:41:39 -0800
Taking an indefinite (infinite?) amount of time to attempt to
engineer/install/debug it is the downside...

And what have you gained? A reasonably well-located live axle is probably
just as effective within the performance parameters of tthe MGB, and
arguably more fun to drive.

People just have too much time on their hands, apparently...


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 1/11/09 9:18 AM, Barrie Robinson at wrote:

> Murray,
> The off the shelf is around $8.4k including freight
> A used Miata set up can be got from breakers for $200-300 and $10 for
> petrol to go get it
> So that is a pretty good reason
> At 11:10 PM 1/9/2009, Murray Arundell wrote:
>> Why bother to reinvent the wheel?  In off the shelf IRS rear end is
>> available off the shelf in the UK.
>> Murray Arundell
>> Brisbane Australia

>>> On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 11:12 AM, Barrie Robinson <>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Do you know of anyone who has put a Miata rear suspension set up in
>>>> an MGB?
>>>> I am toying with the idea as I have a demon of a mechanic who does
>>>> all
>>>> sorts of mods to rice burners, swapping suspensions, upgrading
>>>> engines (he
>>>> is getting 400 bhp out of a small rotary).   He says he would love
>>>> to do the
>>>> transplant and already has some rear ends for other projects.
>>>> So anyone been there, done that?
>>>> Regards
>>>> Barrie
>>>> Barrie Robinson
>>>> (705) 721-9060
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