[Mgs] Camshaft recommendations

Max Heim max_heim at sbcglobal.net
Sun Nov 15 16:15:47 MST 2009

I just had my first extended backroad outing since I installed the new stock
cam in my 66B (SF Pedal Pushers Pullover Rally) and I have to say that the
motor is extremely tractable. There were whole sections of twisties that I
could take entirely in 3rd gear, working from 2500 to 5000 rpm with ease. It
helped that I did not have the additional load of a navigator in this case.
I did install a new double-row cam chain and sprocket at the same time.

I am not sure how a different cam would constitute an improvement without
further developments in breathing or compression (and I already have to run
premium fuel). Breathing is a challenge due to the funky port design.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 11/13/09 8:26 PM, Charley & Peggy Robinson at ccrobins at ktc.com wrote:

> I installed a cam ground to the '67B specs in my '69 Roadster along with
> new double roller chain & gears. At the time I did the rebuild it was
> considered the most aggressive of the stock cams.  I use the car mostly
> to run the major roads at 70 mph and the back country roads at anywhere
> from 25 to 55 mph.    The engine has a nice, broad torque curve.  I can
> chug along admiring scenery or zip along in overdrive.  Every time we go
> for a ride to admire the TX Hill Country scenery I congratulate my self
> for using a stock cam.
>   CR
> Elliott and Martha DeGraff wrote:
>> I'm rebuilding an engine for a 71B and need a new camshaft.  This will
>> not be for racing or high performance, just a good solid driver.  Can
>> anyone recommend a good source?  Are there any specific requirements
>> or issues such as with the timing gears to watch out for?  Any advice
>> will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
>> Elliott DeGraff 
>> 71B, 71B in work, 72B next project

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