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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - BMW rear end?
|Is there any BMW model that might offer a rear axle (not IRS) suitable for modifying for a V6 conversion?|
|Dana, I believe they've all got IRS. Unless you really go back. It'd be kind of wacky to have a metric axle on an SAE car, don't you think? At least given that there are so many other good non-IRS solutions.|
|I didn't realize they were mostly IRS nor did I give a thought to metric/SAE. I just saw a set of BMW rims for a good price that I would love to put on my car and figured if I was going through the work to modify a rear axle anyway, why not do it to accept the rims. |
there is a lot of modification involved to install a IRS. The best way to go IMO is to get a diff out of a Ford Merkur. These diffs are very robust. The main problem is that you have to fabricate a chassis that bolt under the MG in the place of the live axle. This is available on the market in the UK but very expensive. I think Clive Wheatley can get you in the right direction.
|werner van clapdurp|
|This thread seems to be going in the wrong direction. I don't want an IRS. I was just looking for an easy way to slap some BMW wheels on the MGB.|
By the way Werner, how are those 15x7 wheels working out for you? Are you still running them? Did you really need no mods to get them to fit?
|I must say the comments on SAE/Metric do make me giggle just a touch. Not at you but at what I have found with my 8.8 Ford rear end. It is about 1/2 and 1/2 from the factory!! 15mm metric holding on the brakes, 2/4" head bolts holding in differential, 8mm head bolt holding diff pin in. Has to be the wierdest thing I have ever seen!!|
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