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post #41 of 607 (permalink) Old 24-11-2010, 07:54 Thread Starter
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Really interesting project! Have you considered fitting a panhard rod to the rear to help with axle location?
To be honest I actually hadn't, but you're right it would help so may have to consider this. We are fitting anti-tramp bars to reduce some of the axle movement, so they may provide some lateral support.
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Are you doing anything to improve the back axle location other than poly bushes? I'm no MGB expert, but I've driven a few and the back end seemed to be a bit wobbly especially on poor surfaces.
I'm sure that anything you could manage to cobble together will be an improvement.
Something like this perhaps?

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Brm-Ski, have you had a look here http://www2.mgcars.org.uk/cgi-bin/ge...ist&subject=76 ?
There are a load of us doing K series conversions to Midget's and B's.
There are a few guys who re-mortgage and buy complete Frontline kits then there are people like myself who manufacture as much as possible ourselves.

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Not updated this for a while, basically as I haven't been to the unit (the Mrs has me tiling the kitchen instead, DOH) in ages, so it hasn't moved on much.

New front wings have arrived, as soon as the wheels arrive we can mock up some new arches for them. Made a small centre console to house various switches but need to make another for the gauges.

The correct bell-housing has now arrived, so spent a bit of time on Saturday taking apart the current mock-up engine, etc, so we can now fit the new housing/prop-shaft, etc.
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Brm-Ski, have you had a look here http://www2.mgcars.org.uk/cgi-bin/ge...ist&subject=76 ?
There are a load of us doing K series conversions to Midget's and B's.
There are a few guys who re-mortgage and buy complete Frontline kits then there are people like myself who manufacture as much as possible ourselves.

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Hiya,

Not had a good chance to look through it all yet but I've had a quick browse. Some good info on there.

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Been a long time with no picture updates, sorry about that everyone, I've been manic with my kitchen retiling and Christmas getting in the way. But for your viewing pleasure we popped up to the unit today and I took a whole host of shots for you to enjoy, so let's get started...

New wings front wings are here along with the fibreglass bonnet which now has mounting points...





New wheels have arrived and are shod in some lovely Toyo R888 rubber, gotta love the 'dish' to them as well...









Moving onto the interior, lots of small bits and pieces done, a spot of swaging for the cage...



Custom made mounting points for the hard top...



Custom centre console being test fitted...





Dash bar on the cage is now in as well so here's a mock-up of the rev-counter and steering wheel...



And with a seat in just to give a better idea....





A small selection of shots here to give an idea of what she'll look like complete, all still in mock-up stage of course, but it gives you a better idea with the doors and front wings, etc, on...















And last but not least, a home-made gearknob...

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gota say your doing an awesome job with this mate really can't wait to see it when it's fully finished keep up the excellent work
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Cheers, it's a way off yet but with more bits arriving and Christmas out of the way we can hopefully crack on with it!
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Liking this alot, will be doing similar with my MGCGT but not K-series as ive got a few spare jap RWD engines and gearboxes
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Looks like a 50's Hot Rod Racer now !!!

Loving this Project !!!
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Liking this alot, will be doing similar with my MGCGT but not K-series as ive got a few spare jap RWD engines and gearboxes
Now that sounds like a great idea, F&F Tokyo Drift springs to mind

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Looks like a 50's Hot Rod Racer now !!!

Loving this Project !!!
Cheers matey, it'll look a lot different when it's finally lowered as she's sitting very high at the moment.
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Now that sounds like a great idea, F&F Tokyo Drift springs to mind
Haha, will be as sleeper as they come (bar the roll-cage) theres already one BGT thats got an SR20DET in it, absolute sleeper as its nearly 100% standard outside, the only thing that gives it away is a 3" tailpipe, but my plan is 2x 2" tailpipes similar to the V8

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Now that does look like a bit of a beast!
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Due to the comically high nature of the car, some drastic lowering was required. Today we mostly tackled the back end.

Comparison of V8 springs and the new lower competition springs...





Rear now riding a wee bit lower, arch work needed though...





Comical shots of front MEGA gap and rear gap...





How the wheels sit compared to the side of the car at present...

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bit of arch flare and that will be spot on!

Are the B's 114.3 (4.5") PCD?
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bit of arch flare and that will be spot on!

Are the B's 114.3 (4.5") PCD?
We were discussing arches again yesterday. Thinking that the escort arches will stick out too far so may have to go custom on her and form our own out of the existing wing metal, should be fun!

Yep they are 114.3.
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Those deep dishes really suit the car great choice.
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looking really good dude, can't wait to see it when it's finished!
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Will be a while yet though, it essentially needs completely building, then stripping, painting and then building properly!
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