[Mgs] [MG-MGB] 64B restoration

Councill, David dcouncill at msubillings.edu
Mon Nov 9 17:32:16 MST 2009

Thanks Paul, this was what I was looking for. Since the PO provided the
hubs/half-axles I thought they were all necessary in the process. I
don't like the idea of the rubbing so I'll either try to find a ww rear
axle or just convert the front back to disc. It is something I won't
worry about until next spring so I can just keep a look to see what
might come up for sale along those lines in the next half year. I have
heard the banjo rear axles are hard to find these days so I may end up
going disc, probably be quite a bit cheaper anyway if not as cool


-----Original Message-----
From: mgs-bounces at autox.team.net [mailto:mgs-bounces at autox.team.net] On
Behalf Of Paul Hunt
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 2:45 AM
To: MG-MGB at yahoogroups.com; mgs at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Mgs] [MG-MGB] 64B restoration

Axles are fully interchangeable into the bodies, but each axle has it's
handbrake cable.  If you fit wire wheel hubs to the wider steel wheel
axle you
will almost certainly get the outsides of the tyres rubbing on the
arches, I
did even with so-called conversion hubs which are machined to sit closer
the standard hubs.  I got round that by fitting harder RB springs, but
gave a very unpleasant ride over some surfaces and so eventually I
changed to
a wire wheel axle and went back to the proper springs.  Going the other
i.e. bolt-on hubs on a wire-wheel axle you could get rubbing of the
insides of
the tyres.  Because there are a pair of hubs on half-shafts I suspect a
though he could put wire wheel half-shafts with hubs attached into a
wheel axle.  You definitely can't do that as the wire wheel ones are
but can put either hub on either half-shaft, with the above provisos.
the splines on the hubs carefully before fitting them, if they are
or even worse leaning over they are beyond use.


  ----- Original Message -----
  ... How hard is it to use the axles
  provided (once I get the rust cleaned off and remove the knock offs
  is)? I am also concerned about the tire rubbing that I have heard
  with ww conversions.

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