In a message dated 01/11/2003 17:19:39 GMT Standard Time, email@example.com
> I know that the Roadster is based on the MGB, looks like they got it
So if the roadster was based on the MGB, how come it was launched a year
before the MGB?
There was an MGA imported to England from California with a 1600 motor a few
years back. An MG restorer bought the car, and I got the engine, carbs and
gearbox for #10 - it was deal of the year.
I know lots of Sprite racers run Datsun/Nissan gearboxes - and they're proud
of the fact they've got a Nissan conversion. Doesn't say much for the A-H
The Z-car engine is closer to a Mercedes than anything else. PMC in Japan
bought the M-B license in the early 1960s and started building ohc engines,
triple Webers on the 2000GT-A and -B). Nissan then bought out PMC and started
building ohc engines (the U-20 was its first). The Z car motor was then
developed from the 510 motor, with 2 more cylinders.
I think the A-H application is more of a coincidence than anything else. A
6-cylinder engine into the same size of sports car should always make for a
possible swap (Though in England a Jap engine in a British sports car is
a bigger crime than first degree murder ... )