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MG Midget Page

    This is a page of information and tips dedicated to the MG Midget, specifically my 1972 MG Midget, but with info pertaining to most of the Midget line produced by British Leyland. There are articles here as well as a journal of the things I have done/am doing with the car.

- Well, I got the MG out again. It had been sitting for a year or so under cover from when I last had time to work on it, but the time has come to get it out again. Last time I finally got rid of the worn out SU carbs on it and replaced them with a Weber DGV manual choke I got off of ebay ($63.00, oh yeah baby), but never really got to test it as I had to leave for the summer soon after that. After checking the fluids and tire pressures, installing the battery, and cleaning the points on the SU fuel pump, she fired right up. Beautiful sounding engine. I have to say, something about little sports cars like this one just does it for me. I took it for a little spin. I love having the Weber on there. Until now, the worn out throttle shafts on the SUs had been a source of continuous tuning problems. The engine just roars up through its rev range with the Weber feeding it, and as I row through the 4 gears, approaching 75 mph, I have a hard time keeping a smile off my face.

- I've been driving the Midget every weekend I am home. A couple of things have come up, but not much. The old battery was shit, so I got another on for it, and the clutch has been acting a little funny. Sometimes after you push it it fails to reengage when you let go. I think the flexible section of the clutch line is separated, acting as a one-way valve. (like brakes sometimes do). I'll deal with it later. It only does it once in awhile. Otherwise, it is running top notch.

-The pictures of the car are posted down further on this page. Enjoy. Email me questions.

Tech Articles:
    These will be filled in as I perform them on my car.

Paint Resoration: How to revitalize chauky paint.

Clutch Actuator Overhaul and Bleed:

Change Your Trans Oil:

Front End Lubrication:

Pictures: Just click the thumbnail for a full sized image.

    Don't mind the junk in the yard, we're in the process of moving some things around.



That's my VW Rabbit in the background of the 1st pic.


    Lil' Greenee's Page
        :Wonderful site about a 1973 RWA Midget Resto.

    Front End Lubrication and Service
        :Page about proper front end service.

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is the opinion of the owner.