Performance Uprating


Tuning

For performance and economy.

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Gas flowing stage II performance head
Gas flowing stage II performance head


A stage 2 head gives a noticeable increase in power, especially when combined with a suitable camshaft and freeflow manifold. The stage 2 includes not only modifying the combustion chambers but also opening out, gas flowing and polishing the ports, as the detailed picture below shows - standard head/right stage two left. All replacement heads are now suitable for unleaded petrol, and it is well worth considering further work to the head if you are having an unleaded conversion. Even if you do not go to stage two, there are benefits to be had from matching the head for compression to your engine block and gas flowing.

Stage two heads are currently priced at £485

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Carburettor

Fitting a Weber carburettor and manifold will release the ultimate power from your tuned MGB engine, particularly if it has an uprated camshaft or increased capacity.

The Weber is particularly beneficial higher up the rev range, and transforms the character of the engine with its throaty race bred roar. Once properly set up its fixed jets mean that it stays in tune and requires no routine adjustment or re-tuning.

Kits cost around £610 plus £160 labour for us to fit and set up (excl VAT).

1 3/4" SU carburettor kit prices from £625

Weber carburettor

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Superchargers supplied & fitted POA

Air box options - either standard performance filter or the same with modified original airbox to reduce induction noise (pictures also show optional HS6 carburettor).

Supercharger

Supercharger

Superchargers fitted
Images show Supercharger assembly, pulley installation and fully fitted.

CAMSHAFT AND CYLINDER HEADS

We fit and recommend mild road billet camshafts where possible for road and fast road use which gives great low down and excellent mid range power and torque. These camshafts help to keep combustion temperatures lower than otherwise and when fitted with a stage 1 or stage 2 supercharged modified cylinder head produce excellent spread of power with a very smooth tickover. Emissions are also keep low with HC ppm levels at least half that of a standard 'B'

WATER/METHANOL INJECTION

We recommend you do not increase the boost of your MG without protection from an octane boost or better still water/methanol injection which we have carried out much testing. Protecting your supercharged engine from detonation is the most important factor long term and water and/or methanol injection is the best at offering this protection.

IGNITION

It is vital to have a flatter ignition advance curve whether running points with dwell or electronic ignition. This can be modified with different strength bob weight springs working better on 45D type distributors or by plotting your own advance curve on electronic ignitions that allow.

NOTE

On over bored B series 2000cc engines running high boost can suffer from block face cracking between cylinders especially no's 3 and 4 so it is better not to go wild in camshaft choice or boost if you want to use your MG for any thing except rally or racing.


Supercharger nose pulleys

New LMG uprated Moss/Eaton supercharger nose pulleys giving a noticeable and worthwhile improvement in performance. These pulleys are available in two sizes and care must be taken to ensure the engine is correctly set up as boost will exploit any weakness within your engine.

We recommend super unleaded petrol, a good quality octane boost as pictured and a modified distributor advance curve. Alternatively we can set your engine up for enhanced performance in our workshops.

Further tuning can incorporate water/methanol injection intercooling and/or modified cylinder head and camshaft.

Uprated pulleys are priced £120.50 each.

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Recommended exhaust options for MGB

C001 Standard bore Peco heavy duty MILD STEEL system with bomb type centre box Fits all years

MGB Exhaust
C003 as above but with freeflow extractor manifold


B001 Full STAINLESS STEEL system 62-74 model years

MGB Exhaust
B002 as above but for 74-80 models


B013 Standard stainless steel system with bomb type or standard centre box with freeflow extractor manifold

MGB Exhaust
B014 as above but for 74-80 models


C008 Peco big bore heavy duty MILD STEEL four piece system with freeflow extracor manifold & large rear silencer box & no centre box

MGB Exhaust
B022 As above but in STAINLESS STEEL for all model years

Parts also available individually:

  • B012 Freeflow manifold
  • BMG19 Standard downpipe
  • BMG21 Standard centre box
  • BMG121 Bomb type centre box
  • BMG22 Connect pipe
  • BMG27 Connect pipe
  • BMG23 Standard rear box >74
  • BMG28 Standard rear box 75>
  • BMG700 HDR freeflow
  • BMG701 HDR connect pipe
  • BMG702 HDR rearbox
  • C006 HDR freeflow mild steel
  • C007A Connect pipes big bore mild steel
  • C007B HDR rear box mild steel
  • FSMG23 Falcon centre & rear box section >74
  • FSMG28 as above 75>
  • FSMG19 Falcon downpipe

Parts in stainless steel unless otherwise stated. We also offer a full range of Falcon two part stainless steel standard & performance systems, Upgraded carburettor needles, butterflies & re-tuning, exhaust fitting kit may also be required.

Please contact us for for further details.

Exhaust manifold upgrades
Exhaust manifold upgrades

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The LMG Full Tune (MGB for example, all years including performance tuned engines)

Items that need to be checked/rectified

  1. Ignition
    Condition of points & dwell, condenser, low tension, bob weight spring tension, mechanical & vacuum advance, rotor arm, distributor cap, plugs, lead resistance etc. Ignition then set to suit engine, compression & vacuum strength etc.

  2. Rockers & valves
    Tappet clearance, rocker shaft & rocker bushes, rocker box gasket & seals, compression test

  3. Carburetors/fuel injection
    CO & HC levels, condition of jets & needles - correct application for for air filters & state of tune etc. Linkeage for both choke & accelerator. Check condition of cables, breather hoses, air leaks, butterflies/over run valves, spindles, air filters & seals. Carburettor balance & mixture. Throttle return springs. Fuel pipe & filter. Float levels. Injector spray (TR5,6 etc)

  4. Road test & fine adjustments Labour: £85.00

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PARTS as necessary - for example MGB

1 GCS2101 Points 2.45
1 GSC2109 condenser 3.17
1 GRA2101 Rotor arm 1.65
1 GDC136 Cap 3.74
1 GHT7003K HT lead set11.25
1 GUG70033VC Rockerbox gasket 1.95
4 GSP4362 plugs 7.00
2 12A1358 Rocker seals 0.80
1 CAM5226K Breather hose set 10.97
2 GFE1003 Air filters standard 7.90
2 KNE240 K&N air filters 55.96
1 27H7758 Breather Diaphragm 3.75
1 AHH6465 Airbox seal 1.55
1 AEC2075 Return spring 0.88
1 TT1903 Bob weight springs 6.55
1 37H4229M Vacuum pipe 1.60
2 12B2095 Vacuum connectors 1.70
1 GFE7015 Fuel Filter 2.65
1 GFE6003 Rocker box cap 1.93
1 37H2981 Low tension 3.60

Additional parts & labour may be required e.g. for carburetor & distributor removal & stripdown. VAT to be added. Prices correct @ 03.04.2009. MGOC/MGCC discount not included.

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Suspension

For road-holding and ride comfort.

Suspension
MGB rear suspension upgrade components

MGB /MGBGT - Stage 1

1. Lowering

It is quite straight forward to lower a rubber bumper MGB to chrome bumper height. The cars sits approximately 1 inch lower, which not only improves its sportscar appearance but also significantly improves handling by lowering the centre of gravity and reducing body roll, without compromising the ride comfort.

Basic lowering includes fitting new front coil springs with either:

a) lowering blocks at the rear (see picture) £265.00
b) replacement lowered leafsprings £396.00


Rubber bumper MGB cornering after chrome conversion
Rubber bumper MGB cornering

2. Telescopic rear dampers/shocks

Replacing the rear leverarm dampers with telescopic units gives an improved ride and better road holding particularly over bumps by allowing the rear wheels to follow the road surface rather than hopping across it. They also eliminate any quality problems (see our Spring 2000 newsletter) with reconditioned leverarm shocks

Fit spax rear shocks & mountings (see picture) £255.00

1. & 2. together
If 1b) & 2 above are done together then the combined price comes down to £595.00


Chrome bumper MGB cornering
Chrome bumper MGB cornering

MGB /MGBGT - Stage 2

Please contact us for details of the many further improvements to your MG's suspension which we offer.

Notes: VAT included. Prices correct @ 18.03.09.

For additional information please contact Russell at LMG

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Brakes

Often older brake systems, especially drum brakes, can be improved just by proper servicing. Various improvements are possible such as fitting braided front hoses for better feel, pad upgrades (e.g. MGB V8 pads fit standard MGB front callipers), vented discs, and servos where not previously fitted.

Brakes