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1. Block Compatibility (score: 1)
Author: frank krajewski <>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 15:42:05 -0400
Are all the MGB 1800 bare blocks, including the main caps, identical? I want to prep an early block while I drive my 1980 B. That way I can do the swap in one day after the machine work on the short
/html/mgs/2001-04/msg00758.html (7,069 bytes)

2. Re: Block Compatibility (score: 1)
Author: Stuart MacMillan <>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 12:48:06 -0700
One "incompatibility" I know of is that the early blocks don't have the forward pair of holes drilled for mounting an alternator, but you can use a long bolt and a spacer tube and make it work. That'
/html/mgs/2001-04/msg00760.html (7,295 bytes)

3. RE: Block Compatibility (score: 1)
Author: "Larry Hoy" <>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 14:24:48 -0600
A machine shop can add these holes very reasonably while machining the block. Larry Hoy /// /// mailing list /// (If they are dupes, this trailer may also catch them.)
/html/mgs/2001-04/msg00763.html (7,033 bytes)

4. Re: Block Compatibility (score: 1)
Author: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 13:40:34 -0700
Well, you got your 3-main and 5-main engines... one would have to assume the main caps are not interchangeable. Why do you want an "early" block for a 1980 MGB? They aren't drilled for the alternator
/html/mgs/2001-04/msg00764.html (7,644 bytes)

5. Re: Block Compatibility (score: 1)
Author: Charley & Peggy Robinson <>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 08:33:14 -0700
Well, how early is early? I went the other way, from an 18GH to an 18V. The GH block has studs on the mains, the GV uses bolts. Are they the same otherwise? It's moot. You don't swap main caps around
/html/mgs/2001-04/msg00784.html (7,355 bytes)

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