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MG MGA - Origin of this B series head
|Any ideas. Has a strange fitting at the rear corner ?
|My only thought is that it must be a later head - post 1975 - as only they had the flat area just there.|
Possibly for a heater tap / take off as per the A series head.
|Chris at Octarine Services|
|I think Chris is correct, some type of coolant take-off; see pic attached of closeup. You can see a worm clamp on the black hose & what appears to be a metal end plug. Not sure of the date of the head; perhaps a one-off. Any way to see what the casting numbers are?
|MSX cross flow heads have a plug in this area for same reason - heater take off. |
|It appears to be a post 1975 North American MGB head - as the car has a B engine, aircon and an OD gearbox, I surmise that the drivetrain has been supplanted from a B to get the whole aircon experience - it's in a Coup|
I haven't seen the car, just trying to help out someone who is looking to buy an MGA
|It's probably the outlet for fitting the water heated choke that was on later model MGBs with Stromberg carbs.|
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