Many cars have come in for a rear telescopic damper conversion and this is a well trodden route. Ford small blocks have an oil pan with a deep dimension at its front, for the oil pump, which probably will not interfere with the rack and pinion of a Sprite.? Fuel Injection OE Lucas based systems. How do you like the powerglide? This will not be a deadline build, so if it takes months or years it doesn't really matter, but it will be completed. The Spridgets have a narrow, deep, and short engine bay. You will need to dimple metal slightly in the driver side footwell and possibly the trans tunnel slightly at the top.
The MG Experience
Many of the 4's and 6's that others mention will not fit at all without serious modification. There are documented conversions of Spridgets to V8, Rotary, and Toyota 22A drive-trains available if you look. This site is meant to be purely a photographic reference to engine conversions in MGs. Monday - Friday, 9 - 1 p. Web Design by Revolutionary Design Solutions. Thanks ,as always, guys.
Bill Young's MG Midget with Chevy L V6 MPFI
With all that torque and the very narrow rear track, the right rear really unloads on launch. Tom Bonyai V8. The Scratch-Built Hot Rod. I found an electric fan from a BMW at the local salvage yard and mounted it in front of the radiator. I was able to shorten the lever about 1" and mount the slave cylinder push-rod through the existing bulge for a starter motor on the driver's side that is used on other applications of this engine.
Bill Young's 1973 MG Midget with 1987 Chevy 2.8L V6 MPFI
Description: I've had the car on the road for 7 years now and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I reused the mount for the shifter boot from the original tunnel and reused the original boot and retaining ring. But would put some serious power to the ground for that little car.. I remember finding links with pictures, but after deciding not to buy the car, I cleared out all my bookmarks.