[Mgs] MGB Engine and gearbox reinstallation

Max Heim mvheim at sonic.net
Thu Oct 4 11:04:19 MDT 2012

Other than the bit about the mounting brackets, I 'm sure it can be done. I
don't know why you wouldn't have them attached -- they're pretty fiddly in
the confines of the engine compartment. But I'm thinking about an early B.


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

on 10/4/12 2:41 AM, PaulHunt73 at paulhunt73 at virginmedia.com wrote:

> Now I know I'm going to be told to fit the engine and gearbox as a unit.  But
> has anyone removed the mount brackets from the engine front plate, dropped
> just the engine down between the chassis rails and brackets, joined the
> gearbox to the engine on the floor under the car, then lifted the assembly
> into position and refitted the mount brackets and mounts?  I realise the rear
> of the gearbox may need jacking up as the engine is raised into position.
> Space and hoist limitations make lifting the combined unit in from the top
> problematic.
> Thanks,
> PaulH.

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