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Removing the catalytic converter on a 1978 MGB

Last post 03-30-2011, 12:54 AM by ramerenz. 4 replies.
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  •  02-23-2011, 4:28 PM 25324

    Removing the catalytic converter on a 1978 MGB

    I live in Florida (no emmisions tests) and would like to eliminate the catalytic converter on my 1978 MGB for off road purposes. What penalties (if any) will I encounter if I do this, ie.a. Back pressure issues. b.Will it affect how the vehicle operates.Or can anybody tell me if this is not a good idea for any other reason (other than the pollution aspect).  Your replies would be appreciated.Thanks.

  •  02-27-2011, 12:01 AM 25338 in reply to 25324

    Re: Removing the catalytic converter on a 1978 MGB

    jbird - You really need to post this on the MGB forum further down the list.  It is doubtful that AH 100 & 3000 owners even know what a catalytic converter is - they weren't invented when their cars were on the road Smile

     


    Cheers,
    Dave
    http://homepages.donobi.net/sufuelpumps/
  •  02-27-2011, 7:41 PM 25340 in reply to 25338

    Re: Removing the catalytic converter on a 1978 MGB

    And even if they were installed on Big Healeys back then, they would have been knocked off by the first speed bump the car encountered ...  Embarrassed
  •  03-02-2011, 11:57 AM 25358 in reply to 25338

    Re: Removing the catalytic converter on a 1978 MGB

    Will do, thanks.
  •  03-30-2011, 12:54 AM 25465 in reply to 25324

    Re: Removing the catalytic converter on a 1978 MGB

    jbirdbodine:

    I live in Florida (no emmisions tests) and would like to eliminate the catalytic converter on my 1978 MGB for off road purposes. What penalties (if any) will I encounter if I do this, ie.a. Back pressure issues. b.Will it affect how the vehicle operates.Or can anybody tell me if this is not a good idea for any other reason (other than the pollution aspect).  Your replies would be appreciated.Thanks.

     i advise you to go to your nearest or very good auto mechanic. however, if your car is on the warranty period, try to bring it up to the dealer so that they can check it..