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Re: 1800 in a midget?

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Subject: Re: 1800 in a midget?
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 15:08:19 -0700
Hmm, if you're going to the trouble of an engine swap, I'm sure you could
find something with a better power-to-weight ratio than the B-series lump. I
would also wonder about the bell housing fit, and the overall height.

I once saw a neat installation of the Alfa Romeo DOHC 1500 into a Spitfire.
That or a Miata unit would at least make some sense in terms of a general
increase in sophistication <g>. But you could probably get almost as much
horsepower as the stock B engine just with some modifications to a 1275,
without the road-hugging weight.

on 6/6/03 8:15 AM, Gordie's Garage at wrote:

> anyone BTDT, or tried it?
> Went to Dr. this A.M. and discovered that he is an MG enthusiast too!  Spent
> over an hour just chatting MG's (other patients must have been p**sed).
> Has a BGT with a 4.3 GM stuffed in it, and a BGT, stock (that I might buy).
> Anyway, he has an extra 1800 motor and trans and was wondering about
> fitament in a Midget.
> He likes working on them and does all his own work, except body.
> I'll pass along any responses.
> Thanks!
> Safety Fast!
> Gordie Bird
> 62 MGA
> 80 MGB (sold to a neighbor, so I still get to keep an eye on it)
> ?? BGT  (coming soon)


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

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