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Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine MGF
Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine MGF
The donor car for this project is going to be a Rover MGF convertible mid-engine sports car.

The plan at the moment is to mount the GT in the luggage compartment and have the silencer, batteries, differential and control electronics in the original engine bay.

Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine MGFv
Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine MGF
To access the original engine for maintenance you have to fold the hood forwards and undo a few bolts that secure the rear parcel shelf.

I guess that there was a bolt that didn't want to come undone in this picture.
Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine MGF
Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine MGF
As I don't have a garage ramp to lift the car, we used a couple of straps attached to my engine crane and then placed them through drainage holes in the luggage compartment to lift the car high enough to drop the engine out from underneath.

Sub frame removed to which the engine is still attached, time consuming, but at least all is going to plan.
Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine MGF
Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine MGF
My friend Will Parry disconnecting the coolant and cab heating pipes, I would have struggled without his helping hand.

Removing the engine and gearbox from the sub frame.
Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine MGF
Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine MGF
Engine out.
Sub frame power washed and cleaned, the only downside of the MGF is the hydragas suspension, it works really well, but has to recharged everytime you remove the subframe.

Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine MGF
Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine MGF
A view of the engine bay from the front.
A view of the engine bay from the rear looking down the vent slot, this is where the silencer will be mounted.

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