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Bulkhead/Firewall Modifications

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Factory V8

Erich Hovley
 This one shows the chunk of firewall on the passenger side of my LHD cut away to make room for the V8.

Erich Hovley

View of the firewall patch panel from inside the footwell. The sheetmetal patch was 18 gauge, hand formed with a ball peen hammer and a shop vice. Pretty primative, but it came out nice.

Erich Hovley

Curtis Jacobson
As you can see, I omitted the heater from my '71 MGBGT. Omitting the heater allows the engine to be moved rearward, saves considerable weight, and eliminates many cooling system failure modes. Most of all, it allows use of the cowl vent for a better purpose: it becomes an intake for cool, pressurized air for the engine. You can also see that the bulkhead has been modified just above the steering column pass-thru.

John Bourke

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Fitting a V8 engine into an MGB

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