Dodd, Kelvin had this to say:
>Sticking a high tech Japanese engine into a regular B
>is not to my taste. However the thought of building an MGB with Miata
>powertrain stimulates my sense of evil scientist.
I have a friend that keeps talking about putting a Mazda rotary (from a
later 1st generation RX-7) in a British sports car (he was thinking of an
Alpine for some strange reason -- presumably the anemic stock 1725).
150HP, lower CG, better weight distribution, 5-speed trans, and the rear
axle (with disc brakes) supposedly bolts in. If an Alpine basket case
were to suddenly present itself, he'd probably try it. Alpine basket
cases are pretty rare, however, presumably quickly metamorphosing into
Now if you were really nuts, you could try the much wilder Wankel from
the last RX-7. Probably cost a fair chunk of change, though.
Consider this a suggestion from your evil sidekick, Igor...
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.