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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - MG RV8 Cross member conversion
| Have any of you used the RV8 front end in your V8 conversions. Will it cause a chrome bumper B to sit higher? |
It is covered in Oct/Nov1999 MG World but only briefly. Brown and Gammons offers it. Does anyone know of a good source for one here in the states?
I have been curious about this conversion ever since I saw one of those crossmembers in the Brown & Gammons showroom in 1997. I have heard very little about them, probably due to the cost. In 1997, the cost was 1762 UK pounds, something over $2800, and that didn't include shipping.
It sure looked elegant, though!
|If I were you I should go for the Ron Hopkinson coli-over conversion. It is well made and good value for money. Then go buy a ventilated 4 pot disc kit later.|
|Check out the Roadster Factory. Their catalog shows MGB bodyshells and front crossmember from the RV8. Website is www.the-roadster-factory.com They also have TR8 parts catalogs with lots of rover parts.|
|I have imported an RV8 X-member from the UK and fitted it, quite simple, although be aware the track is a little wider.|
I lowered it to chrome bumper specs, relocated the rack mounts, and the steering arms needed relocation, but the end result is excellent.
|The RV8 crossmember uses rubber bumper base dimensions in terms of mounting position and end ride heights.|
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