Just to be sure I understand...
If the car has OD and first gear is synchro, then I have a J type
I would guess a parts car will not be running. How can I tell in that
case? By model year? Which model year started the synchro first gear?
Hmmm.... I have two MGBs...really 1 1/2. A complete 73 (chrome bumper)
which needs a lot of drive train mechanical work and the sills repaired,
and a 68-71 BMH body shell. I think what you have told me is, as a
possibility, I could fix all the mechanical drive train stuff (Engine,
transmission, and diff) on the 73, drive it for a while, and then when I
do the body shell, based on a 68-71 parts car, I can put the drive
train from the 73 in the body shell? It's all just bolt in -- fits the
68-71 wiring harness etc.?
> At 20+ years old minimum.... I'd be hard pressed
> to say any 'perform' better than others. :-)
> 'technically' the '73 18V came with a high compression head
> some say '68 was a good year for motors (which
> prefix ???)
> My current '73 BGT has an 18V with the h.c. head....
> but most of my ancillaries (carbs and dist) is from
> a '70 and my carbs are spec'ed from a '68 model.
> They all play just fine together.
> Any engine re-work at all would put any of them in
> the same performance category.
> The real difference is the tranny and O/D (synchro
> 1st gear and the later J type O/D's are stronger
> and less prone to problems than the A series O/D's
> Paul Tegler
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Don Malling" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "ptegler@cablespeed" <email@example.com>
> Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2002 8:32 AM
> Subject: Re: 18V engine
> > Hi Paul,
> > Thanks for the reply to my question.
> > Does an 18V perform better, worse, or not much difference as compared to
> > prior non-18V engines in the 68-71 years.
> > Thanks
> > Don Malling
> > "ptegler@cablespeed" wrote:
> > >
> > > just like any other model year changes,
> > > cams, compression ratios, emissions
> > > and breathing plumbing and etc are
> > > the only differences. It'll still bolt right in.
> > > All the plumbing and such is strictly up
> > > to what ancillaries you've mounted
> > > and how you prefer to rig up crankcase
> > > venting, anti-run, etc etc.
> > > They all used dual HS4's, but different
> > > model (mech & vac) distributors.
> > >
> > > Paul Tegler
> > > email@example.com
> > > www.teglerizer.com
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Don Malling" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > To: <email@example.com>
> > > Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 11:20 PM
> > > Subject: 18V engine
> > >
> > > > What is the difference between an 18V engine and the previous engine.
> > > >
> > > > I understand 18V came in mid 71. If I get a 68-71 parts car for my BMH
> > > > body shell and it doesn't have an 18V, should I be concerned? Should I
> > > > wait to find an 18V engine? Will an 18V bolt right into a non 18V car?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >
> > > > Don Malling
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