>At the time the bumpers were changed, MGs were also required to have
>catalytic converters. I always thought that the height had to be increased
>due to the converter, not for bumper alignment.
I read somewhere that the REAL reason for the ride height increase was
that U.S. regulations said something about the minimum centre height of the
It was impossible, at the time, to raise only the head lights, so what they
raise the whole car instead!
Compare with TR7, Miata,...
BTW, when I bought my B in 89 I found the rubber bumper version ugly.
I've changed my mind since then.
I don't think it's ugly any more, just a different version and MUCH more
1970 B (chrome bumper, of course).