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MGB towing

jlaird

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My B has a GM V6 engine and tranny.

How do I find out if it can be towed with all four wheels on the ground like you see behind so many motor homes?
 

Mickey Richaud

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Jack -

Pretty sure it's not possible without removing/disconnecting the driveshaft. Do you know which transmission is in it? There's information for RV owners as to which vehicles can be towed four-down, going back to ~1990:
https://www.motorhome.com/download-dinghy-guides/ If you take a look at the '90 models, you'll see that none of the GM models qualify. And that extends through lots of years - probably pertinent to your engine/transmission - with the exception of some four-wheel-drive models.

Mickey
 

jlaird

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Thanks Mickey. Kind of what I expected but...
 

Mickey Richaud

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Do you plan to tow it often, or just to get it home? Do you have a suitable vehicle to rent a trailer?
 

Madflyer

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I rented a two dolly U Haul for my MG B and put the drive wheels on the dolly I never tried to back up very far. Do not need as big of tow car . Madflyer
 

jlaird

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I towed a Bugeye from MI to Atlanta one time long ago when I could get under the car and remove rear drive shaft connection. Them days long gone.

Thanks guys
 

MGBGM1977

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From the TREMEC blog:
"In a TREMEC-equipped vehicle, rotation of the rear wheels (even in neutral) causes the mainshaft to turn. Without being engaged in a gear, the cluster will not turn and lubrication will not be fed to critical parts."
 

jlaird

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Knew it was something like that but did not know for sure. Guess there will be a trailer in my life again.
 

jlaird

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Have seen it, it in reapable shop at the moment having A/C installed. Am pleased. need to put in a new drivers seat cushion. Old one kind of squashed, makes it a low rider. lol

Care is better than ok i think. Of course I need to take it south yet and drive it a few hours to really find out.
 

jlaird

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Not yet waiting on A/c.IMG_0504 (Small).JPG
 
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