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MG MGA - 3 main 1800 - front and rear mounting plates ?
|I'm working on building up a short block 3-main 1800. Among the many bits I will need to scrounge are front and rear mounting plates (Moss 460-380 and 460-390), flywheel, and oil pan. Are these interchangeable between 1500/1600/1622/early 1800 ?|
I imagine that I would need matching timing cover (1500:460-350 or 1622:455-380) for the front plate.
I'm probably going to go with an MGB clutch and a 5-speed conversion, so is the rear plate less of an issue ?
The 1500 front plate is a straight swap across. I used an MGB timing cover that has the timing marks on top. Makes timing the engine so much easier.
|Use the old parts from your original engine. No need to duplicate these parts.|
|R J Brown|
|Front plate is the same for MGA and MGB 3 main (18G,18GA) and early 5 main (18GB) engines. MGA rear plates are different. Most 1500's had low mount starter. To use an early MGB clutch, you'll want to find a corresponding MGB flywheel. Check the mga guru website. It should have answers to most of your questions.|
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