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moebuster Keith Montgomery
Athens, Alabama, USA   USA
Thats a very nice car. i love the color.



1974 Mk2

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djclinton Dennis Clinton
Mesquite, Nevada, USA   USA
1964 Ford Ranchero "Red Rocket"
1966 Other Custom "Green Machine"
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Bridgette(brown Midget)"
Finally got my 'truck' from Utah to Nevada. Now, two of my toys are in the same place(so I can tinker whenever I get the hankering).


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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
Excellent Dennis,
It's a long time since we first saw that truck. I'm pleased it's where it should be at last.

All the best Johnny

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daveyt david thompson
dorchester, ma, USA   USA
the '62 midget was dragging in power and farting out the rear so the Uncle told me to turn the distributor until the timing got corrected. It was slightly loose so therein lay the problem. With the motor on I turned the distributor until the idle sounded nice and then took it around the block. ZIPPY! filled up the gearbox with gear oil, too. HAPPY.

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Colorado jeff j
Parker, CO, USA   USA
New tires on the bugeye.
First time in 30 years.
Maybe I should put the engine in next.


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Yankeedriver Platinum AdvertiserAdvertiser Joel Young
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA   USA
In reply to # 3585470 by Colorado New tires on the bugeye.
First time in 30 years.
Maybe I should put the engine in next.

Nahhh... I'd go for the driver's seat next. Maybe a windshield to keep bugs out of your teeth...

Joel


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Hallen, Bristol, UK   GBR
After owning my first 72 midget, and never having touched a car mechanically, this weekend I:
1) Drained and refilled my coolant system.
2) cleaned up the thermostat
3) Installed a new Heater Tap Valve, gasket etc.
4) Removed bezel off Oil/Water gauge, and got rid of white plastic which was curling up on the inside of the dial, preventing the hot water needle moving beyond "n".
5) Ran a compression test on all four cylinders :190 on all 4 when dry, and 200 on all 4 when wet.


She now runs quieter (coolant wasn't properly topped up)

This weekend I shall also be tinkering, but more importantly, researching upgrading the front brake pads to help a little bit!

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Midgies Dad Ben M
York, Maine, USA   USA
Dave -- unless you have a Datsun 5-speed in it, your '62 Midget should have motor oil in the transmission, not gear oil.

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WhiteMidget David W
Newbury, Berkshire, UK   GBR
Nearly there!!!

Please see the list!

I have totally rebuilt heater system a while ago installed it and now tested it. One question I have is about the correct trunnion screw setup which I'm a little confounded by. Does anyone have a photo of theirs on a 69 Midget MkIII?


Thanks in advance.

P.S. Yes I realise I've misspelt gauge... how silly.
P.P.S. BRAINWAVE, just looking at the preview and I realise I've got it upside down. The cable feeds in from the base. Could someone confirm?



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Homerr Jeff Kogut
Seattle, WA, USA   USA
1966 MG Midget MkII "For Sale?"
1970 MG Midget MkIII "Midget On A Spit"
1971 MG Midget MkIII "The Donor"
1975 MG Midget MkIV "General MG"
My garage has been a mess jammed up with the Midgets. So I reorganized it and hung a bunch of the sheet metal on the wall to keep it from getting damaged. Hung the canoe in a better spot to be able to move the Midgets around at will. Anything slightly heavy is now on some sort of rolling cart or dolly.

And now the daily driver can fit in the garage too. First pic is 'before'.

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Homerr Jeff Kogut
Seattle, WA, USA   USA
1966 MG Midget MkII "For Sale?"
1970 MG Midget MkIII "Midget On A Spit"
1971 MG Midget MkIII "The Donor"
1975 MG Midget MkIV "General MG"
After -


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Yankeedriver Platinum AdvertiserAdvertiser Joel Young
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA   USA
In reply to # 3589292 by WhiteMidget Nearly there!!!

Please see the list!

I have totally rebuilt heater system a while ago installed it and now tested it. One question I have is about the correct trunnion screw setup which I'm a little confounded by. Does anyone have a photo of theirs on a 69 Midget MkIII?


Thanks in advance.

P.S. Yes I realise I've misspelt gauge... how silly.
P.P.S. BRAINWAVE, just looking at the preview and I realise I've got it upside down. The cable feeds in from the base. Could someone confirm?

Hi, David.

Yup - the cable housing would attach to the clamp at the bottom of the photo and the little barrel nut that goes on the end of the cable slips into that yoke with the hole to receive it.
Here's a thread with a photo and discussion - same part in all these cars, I think: http://www.mgexp.com/phorum/read.php?1,1051988 473-070 is part no.
Joel



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hoggie Mike Hogan
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA   USA
Yeah, cable comes from the bottom.


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WhiteMidget David W
Newbury, Berkshire, UK   GBR
Thank you everyone... off to install it properly now.

I've another question on the operation of the heater control knob but I have moved it to an appropriate place

http://www.mgexp.com/phorum/read.php?1,1051988,3589435#msg-3589435



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MiniCobra Mike B
Weatherford, Texas, USA   USA
1973 MG Midget MkIII "Mini Cobra"
1998 Dodge Dakota Pickup "Dak"
2006 Nissan 350Z Roadster "Rose-Z"
Today I took the Mini Cobra on its first drive with the new Ford 7.5 axle. Great improvement in the gearing , anti tramp bars and rear disc brakes.


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