Topic: MGB engine swap and wiring question.
I now have 2 gorgeous MGB rolling chassis’ that purists would absolutely love to get their hands on. I just picked up a chrome bumper car that someone spent a year replacing the floors, sills and rockers and doing all of the bodywork in preparation of paint. I found the car at a friends tow yard and inquired about it. $100 cash money later and it’s mine!!! YAHOO!!!
Now, I need to figure out an engine swap. 3.4 V-6 Camaro mill, Ford 2.3 turbo, Miata 1.6 turbo, 215 aluminum V-8??? i have the Ford 2.3, the 215 and Miata turbo sitting here at the shop. I’ve been told to do the 3.4 by folks here who have experience in these things. On another forum, BMW engine/gearbox suggestions have been mentioned.
Here’s my dilemma. I don’t do wiring, fuel injection, computers, laptops and the like. I’m a distributor, carburetor, jets, cassette and 8-track kind of guy.
What swap is easy to get a stock computer working in a chassis that it was never designed to be working in? Are BMW computers easy to make work? GM? Mazda Miata? Ford Lima turbo?
I need some advise here before going to look for an engine/gearbox swap candidate. I’m going to do all of this from junkyard parts, so I guess I need to know what wiring will be needed for what engine choice.
Thanks and I will start some sort of build thread once I clear room in the shop for the rolling chassis.