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Auto gearbox in an MGBGTV8

Postby V8webmaster » 06 Dec 2017 09:52

Walter Kallenberg has been in touch saying "I was asked yesterday if somebody in the V8 community has changed an MGBGTV8 from a manual gearbox and fitted an automatic gearbox? Does anyone know whether this has been done?"
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Re: Auto gearbox in an MGBGTV8

Postby Mike Howlett » 06 Dec 2017 14:03

David Stewart, a Caledonian member who ran his own classic car business, built a V8 automatic MGB roadster for his wife. I rode in it once and it drove really well. Cleverly, Dave made the selector look just like a normal gear lever, so at a glance the car seemed nothing out of the ordinary. I've no idea if he still has it.
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Re: Auto gearbox in an MGBGTV8

Postby Nigel Williamson » 06 Dec 2017 22:43

Just noticed this on e bay, which is interesting, complete with Auto box. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MGBGT-V8/192 ... SwHNxaHTpU
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Re: Auto gearbox in an MGBGTV8

Postby Nic Houslip » 11 Dec 2017 12:29

I did see an auto box conversion V8 Roadster at the Tewkesbury show 2 years ago, so it is certainly possible. If any one is contemplating doing so, I have a Rover SD1 auto gearbox [C/W engine] in my garage that is available for measurement.
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