1972 MG Midget. Fast Road / Road Rally Specification. £38,000 of Expenditure. Bespoke Upholstery.
BSN 549K MG Midget List of Works
Moto-Build (October 2015-April 2016)
1375cc engine capacity
5 speed Frontline gearbox, clutch
Battery cut-off switch
Block stripped, water and oil gallery plugs removed Block de-greased
New core plugs and gallery plugs fitted
Rebore, new Pistons, Rings and Gudgeon pins
Crankshaft reground, new Main, Big end bearings and thrusts
Full set of gaskets and seals
New cam followers
New timing chain
New timing Chain tensioner
New oil pump rotor and shaft
New pressure relief valve and spring
Cylinder head pressure and crack tested, new valves, guides, springs and hardened
Surface grind cylinder head face
Surface grind cylinder block face
New rocker shaft, re-bushed and refaced rockers, new tappet adjusting nuts
Uprated ½ shafts
Mazda MX5 seats
Approx: GBP 21,599.60
Frontline (April – May 2016)
Replace and re-position Fuel pipe as too close to exhaust and loose
Inspect and resolve smells of fuel when cornering
Replace front brakes with 4-pot billet alloy calipers, larger 9” discs and fast road (EBC Ultramax) brake pads / Assess brake lines (Copper and flexi) and replace if required/Check and assess rear brakes, adjust or replace as necessary
Resolve and re-fit / fettle exhaust where it is touching chassis by the down pipe
Replace exhaust centre mount
Fettle the gearbox turret as it hits the tunnel
Replace both N/S and O/S front wheel bearings with taper rollers
Replace steering rack
Check oil pressure to ascertain if low or miss-reading gauge
Assess rear dampers and replace with RS2 AVO fast road dampers if necessary
Assess front dampers and replace with FS1 AVO fast road dampers if necessary
Setup suspension and tracking
Assess and make good the poor wiring connection on ancillary wires connected to battery,
Rectify O/S reverse lamp that is not working
Install high capacity alloy radiator
Check and assess oil cooler and function
Install high capacity cooling fan with in-line alloy temperature controller
Replace water hoses if they look anything but perfect internally when disconnected
Install rack spare fuel can in boot
Chic Doig (June-July 2016)
Repairs after NC500 (fuel gauge, rev counter, oil leak, windscreen, head lamps, door mechanism)
New starter motor
Brace plate & pockets for interior
Firewall between tank & compartment
Chic Doig (Jan-Mar 2016) / London-Lisboa Prep
Chic Doig (Jan-Mar 2016) / London-Lisboa Repairs
Front wing replace
Front valance replace
Total spend: GBP 38,000. approx
This is a very well sorted MG Midget that is faultless and fully prepared for road rallies and fast road use. Over £38,000 spent on the car to build it to such high specification. Fast road engine, 5 speed gearbox, uprated discs with 4 pot brake calipers, telescopic shock absorbers, bespoke interior to name just a few items. Huge history file of all invoices. Available now for a fraction of its build cost. Absolutely any inspection welcome. All major debit cards accepted. Delivery can be arranged.
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