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Old 08-04-2002, 11:53 PM
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First of all, the healey 2.6, or 3L engine weighs a tonn. and parts are not easily to come by.. even here in europe, if i were you i would go ahead and put in a v8, the 200 hp vortech v6 from an astro van is another option that will give you a little better handling with the reduced front end weight, but like the AC cobra the healey can be made to go scaringly fast with a moderate engine.

you might considder buying the wider fenders from an austin seebring (which was austins attempt to build their own cobra for GT racing in europe) ive seen a conversion here on a mach one or two with a 350 chevy. t10 tranny and wide fenders.

go ahead and hot rod it..

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Old 08-05-2002, 06:58 PM
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The land rover,triumph stag,TR8 and MGB V8 all used the old buick fireball V8, a 215 cu in alum job that british leyland bought the rights to back around 63 or 64 and still use it today.As for other US V8s while living in so carolina there was a fella there building TR6s with 302 and 351W fords and I've seen at least 2 MGBs with chevy sm blocks, when I was much younger there was a guy running an MGA with a 283 then replaced with a 327 I worked for a guy who perfected an olds swap for jaguar XJs the 400s really screamed I saw an austin heally 3000 with a corvette drive train.Jensen intersepters used chrysler 440s,jaguar XKE had a popular swap for ford 289s,there was a kit for those. so I'd say if there is room enough between the wheels anything is possible and in some cases you can make the room. So go for it and if you run into a snag there are over 3000 car nuts on this board I'm sure the problem will get solved
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