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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.
Good luck
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!!
Larry Embrey

This thread was discussed between 03/10/2002 and 05/10/2002

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